Volume 33 | December 2021
Sponsored by Business Health Trust

OneRedmond is proud to partner with Business Health Trust to offer access to discounted heath plans to our members. Learn more about the benefits of membership in OneRedmond or request a quote from Business Health Trust here.
We Value Our OneRedmond Members
Renew or Join To Save And Make More Money In 2022
As the year draws to a close, I’m thankful for our OneRedmond members whose investment in our organization supports the work of our team to meet the needs of our business and non-profit community. Our members are building resilience and preparing to take advantage of next year’s opportunities with our support. 
 
Through the challenges of the last two years, OneRedmond took a leadership role to help small businesses and nonprofits navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our team helped to connect over 400 small businesses and nonprofits to over $4.6 million in grant funding. Our OneEastside SPARK program has become a virtual hub for services to support small business resiliency across the eastside. But work still needs to be done. 
 
Our members are essential to OneRedmond’s work supporting the recovery and resiliency of our local economy. As we look ahead to 2022, we will continue to deliver high-quality service to our members and our business and nonprofit community. But we still need your support. We recognize that these are unprecedented times, and OneRedmond is here to support your business.  
 
If you are an existing member, please consider renewing. If you are not a member yet, please consider joining OneRedmond as a member. We offer several levels of membership. If your business is experiencing challenges that interfere with your ability to pay dues, we are here to help you, just give us a call at 425-885-4014, ext. 1. 
 
A OneRedmond membership will help you save and make more money in the year ahead. Below you will find just a few of our most popular benefits. 
 
Looking forward to serving you in 2022, 
 
Kristina Hudson 
CEO OneRedmond and Founding Partner OneEastside

 
Member Benefits Include: 
 
  • Access to group rate health, vision, and dental insurance from Business Health Trust 
  • Discount Passport Card  
  • Free Certificate of Origin Stamps 
  • Free Notary Service 
  • Branding/promotion - recognition as a new member on our marketing channels 
  • Branding/promotion - complimentary ribbon cuttings and grand opening/milestone events 
  • Discounted member pricing to all our networking events 
  • Access to all OneEastside SPARK programs including free accounting, marketing and business advising services 
  • OneEastside SPARK free webinars on topics including funding opportunities and more 
  • Member-to-member discounts 
  • Free use of the OneRedmond Conference and Green Screen Rooms
 
You can easily apply for membership online here. Or contact Donna Bannister at donnab@oneredmond.org or 425-885-4014, ext. 1, if you have any questions about membership or benefits.  
Support Redmond's Small Business Community
Shop and Dine Local this Holiday Season

Buy Geek Out Gold Gift Certificates And Support
Shopping and Dining Local
For corporate or personal gifting this holiday season, support the local Redmond small business community with the purchase of Geek Out Gold gift certificates. The certificates can be redeemed at over 50 Redmond hotels, restaurants and retail locations. See a complete list of participating merchants and purchase gift certificates which can be emailed to your recipient or printed out to present to your recipient in person here. More information for Redmond small business owners who would like to participate for free in the Geek Out Gold program is available here.
OneRedmond Supports Small Business - Give the Gift of Local
Brick and Mortar Books welcomes Redmond's Mayor Angela Birney and OneRedmond CEO Kristina Hudson.
Mayor Birney and Kristina Hudson visit The French Bakery at Redmond Town.
The French Bakery offers a variety of holiday treats.
Mayor Birney and Kristina Hudson visiting Redmond Town Center for Small Business Saturday.
CEO Kristina Hudson and Shawn Palmer, East King County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Advisor, visit Snapdoodle Toys.
Kristina Hudson and Shawn Palmer visiting Soul Food Coffee House.
King County Vaccination Verification Resources

As of December 6, 2021, restaurants and bars with a seating capacity of 12 or less will also be covered under the Local Health Order for verification of vaccination for people ages 12 and older in King County. The County recently announced it will begin to implement enforcement mechanisms, if needed, for businesses that choose to violate the order even after multiple warnings from Public Health. More information here.

Visit the OneEastside SPARK King County Vaccine Verification Order Resource Hub for guidance, no cost webinars, required signage, and a public education campaign from the City of Bellevue.
Member Benefits - Save Money on Insurance with Business Health Trust
Are You A Small Business With Two or More Employees Looking to Offer Health Insurance?

OneRedmond has partnered with Business Health Trust to offer affordable medical, dental & vision plans to small businesses. OneRedmond members can save up to
20% on affordable medical, dental & vision plans, and a wide variety of other employee benefits from providers like Premera, Kaiser Permanente and more. 

Visit www.bhtquote.com to get a free quote from Business Health Trust.
Get Puget Sound Energy's myPSE app To Prepare for Winter Weather and Power Outages
OneRedmond is proud to be one of Puget Sound Energy's Powerful Partners. You'll find great tips on how to better prepare for our winter storms from PSE here.

And you can download the myPSE app to track and report outages, check status and get estimated restoration times here.
OneRedmond Business Advisor and Navy Veteran Continues to Serve Locally and Nationally
 
OneRedmond's Accredited Small Business Consultant (ASBC) and dedicated business advisor through the Washington Small Business Development Center (WSBDC) is Shawn Palmer. A volunteer disaster responder with the Red Cross, Shawn also co-chairs the national SBDC Veterans Interest Group. Funded through the US Small Business Administration, the WSBDC offers no-cost business advising to build community resilience and strength through the success of their small businesses. Register at: https://wsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/signup. Contact: shawnp@OneRedmond.org.
 
New OneRedmond Hard Hat Happy Hours in 2022
Modera River Trail | Thursday, February 10th | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
We're excited to introduce our newest in-person networking event to bring together our OneRedmond members and business community including developers, brokers and project managers. Hear about new and prospective projects, connect with resources and build important connections.

Guests at our inaugural Hard Hat Happy Hour event will tour Modera River Trail and hear from the project team, enjoy local food and beverages. More information and registration will be available in the January newsletter and on our OneRedmond website soon.

Sponsors for this new event series will receive promotion on our website, social media channels and in our newsletter. If you are interested in sponsoring one of our Hard Hat Happy Hour events this coming year, contact Margo Shiroyama, OneRedmond's Director of Special Projects at margos@oneredmond.org.
Programs For the Redmond Business and Nonprofit Community

OneEastside SPARK Programs
Update on the Employee Retention Tax Credit
Wed, Dec. 8th | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Register here
Learn about changes to the ERC. Speakers will also address:
  • Potential implications for employers that have held back on employment tax deposits for the 4th quarter in anticipation of claiming the credit.
  • The ERC in general, including critical tests for eligibility.
  • How your organization can take advantage of this credit.
  • How a Redmond-based small business applied for and received the credit.

Now available on demand webinars at no cost here

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL): Navigating Reconsideration, Increases, And Grant Advances

View resources and watch a recording of the webinar here.
Experts from the SBA present the latest information including tips and guidance for navigating the reconsideration process if your application is declined or withdrawn, requesting a loan increase, and applying for the EIDL Advance grants.

Free One-On-One Advising Services

OneEastside SPARK offers free one-on-one advising with marketing and accounting specialists as well as general business advisors for organizations. Learn more and access services here. Support with the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) application process is now also available in Korean and Arabic. Learn more here.

Access More Resources in the Monthly OneEastside SPARK newsletter

Subscribe to the monthly OneEastside SPARK newsletter for funding opportunities, re-opening updates, and expert insights. Sign up here or by emailing media@oneeastside.org.
Redmond Holiday Events
Redmond Lights
December 1, 2021 to January 5, 2022
5:00 pm to 11:00 pm daily

Redmond Lights is a celebration of light, art, and culture. This year's event is a free, month-long art and light installation at the Redmond Downtown Park. Download the STQRY app to take a self-guided tour of the installations, then follow the lights down Cleveland Street to 164th Ave NE to Redmond Town Center.

Enhance your experience this year with free light up blinkers. Pick them up from official blinker stops including OneRedmond members BECU, Conundroom Escape Rooms, Eastside Dog and Cats Too, Hilton Garden Inn Redmond Town Center, Mac & Mabel at Redmond Town Center, McDonald’s Book Exchange, Redmond’s Bar & Grill, and Serious About Fitness

Learn more about the artists creating this year's installations here. Information on the kids' coloring contest sponsored by Redmond Town Center can be found here.
Arts Without Barriers Winter Celebration
Free Live Music at Redmond Town Center Learn more here.

Thursdays - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Saturdays - 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
OneRedmond is the City of Redmond, Washington's Economic Development Enterprise, Chamber of Commerce, and Public Foundation all in one. OneRedmond also houses the SBDC, SCORE & the Washington Interactive Network (WIN).
OneRedmond
8383 158th Ave. NE, Suite 225
Redmond, WA 98052
Phone: 425.885.4014
www.oneredmond.org