Volume 21 | November 30, 2020
News, Resources, and Upcoming Virtual Events:

Redmond Winterization Reimbursement Grant Deadline Tuesday, December 1, 2020
NEW Work Washington Grant Round 3
Small Business Saturday and Every Day
Upcoming December Webinars by SBDC
AJAC Offers: Virtual Mentorship Matters Training: December 3
WA Notify App
Fuel the Dragon Winter 2021
Featured Special: Hyatt House Gingerbread OneRedmond Member Special
Featured Organization: Redmond STEM Center
Redmond Winterization Reimbursement Grant Deadline this Tuesday, December 1
The Redmond Winterization Reimbursement Grant deadline for applications is this Tuesday, December 1st, 2020. Grants of of up $7,500 per qualifying business or non-profit will be made for expenditures related to outdoor business operations and winterization efforts. To learn more about the criteria for eligibility and to apply, please click below.

Shop Redmond Small Businesses Every Day!
OneRedmond will be heavily promoting small business holiday opportunities through social media throughout December.

If your business would like to be featured with unique gift ideas, please let us know at
info@oneredmond.org or tag us in your social media posts.
Working WA Business Grant Round 3 Applications Open This Week
Last week, Gov. Jay Inslee announced an additional $70 million for business grants. $50 million of that is for a new round of Working Washington business grants. The remainder will go toward funding all qualified businesses that applied in earlier rounds of the State of Washington's resiliency grant program. (NOTE: Businesses who applied for the State of Washington resiliency grant program will not need to take any action).

To learn more about this new round of the grant program, click here.
Upcoming December Washington Small Business Development Center Events
The Washington SBDC is over a number of webinar events that may be of interest including:

December 1: Labor & Industry Resources for Workplace Safety and Health

December 8: SBA Programs & PPP loan forgiveness updates

December 15: Survival Guide for Food Service Operations

December 17: Labor & Industry Employment Standards/Wages & Hour Rules

To view the full calendar and to register, click here.

For free small business advising and support, contact East King County Small Business Development Center Advisor Mari Wruble at mariw@oneredmond.org or 425.885.4014, x107.
AJAC Offers: Virtual Mentorship Matters Training - December 3, 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Having a structured mentorship system is a key component of an effective workforce development strategy. Never has this been more critical than today, with the vast numbers of workers moving to retirement and a broad base of young diverse workers joining the workforce — particularly in the manufacturing sector where 93% of learning takes place on the job.

Targeted at experienced workers, this 2 hour workshop provides late-term apprentices, journey level workers, foremen and above with the leadership skills, strategies and essential tools to mentor and effectively transfer their knowledge and skills to new workers and apprentices on the job site. 

Click here to learn more.
To learn more about AJAC apprenticeship programs for manufacturers, visit www.ajactraining.org.
WANotify.org: Your Phone Can Help Stop the Spread of COVID-19
Washington State Department of Health working to stop slow the spread of COVID-19 across the state. On November 30, Washington State launched WA Exposure Notifications (WA Notify). It uses smartphones to alert users if they may have been exposed to COVID-19. It is completely private, and doesn’t know or track who you are or where you go.

How does it work?
When you enable WA Notify, your smartphone exchanges random, anonymous codes with the phones of people you are near who have also enabled WA Notify. The app uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology to exchange these random codes without revealing any information about you. If another WA Notify user you've been near in the last two weeks later tests positive for COVID-19 and adds their verification code to the app, you’ll get an anonymous notification that you’ve had a possible exposure.

For more information about Washington Exposure Notifications please visit WANotify.org 
Featured Organization: Redmond STEM Center
A bright group of local high school students are working to raise funds for a youth community maker space in the Redmond, WA area. This center would function as a hub for students to work, learn, and interact with industry mentors and professionals.

Founded in 2018, this award-winning robotics team draws students from Redmond-area high schools to build with each other and host events and mentoring sessions for elementary students.

Click here to learn more and support this organization.
Fuel the Dragon 2021
Fuel the Dragon is coming back to Redmond in Winter 2021! Restaurants and Retail, you can still participate in this free marketing and promotion opportunity. E-mail Events@OneRedmond.org for more information by December 4, 2020.

For more information, visit www.RedmondDragons.com.
Redmond's Hyatt House Offers Gingerbread OneRedmond Members Rate
Hyatt House Seattle/Redmond is offering a special rate to OneRedmond members> Offer valid through December 27, 2020.

In addition Hyatt House has partnered with Hopelink to collect food for those in need. For every item donated, receive a raffle ticket for a free night's stay. Donations may be dropped off at Hyatt House.

Click here to learn more.
OneEastside Recovery Hub
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting small businesses throughout Washington State, but East King County was the first epicenter of the pandemic in the U.S. Our businesses were hit first, and they were hit hard. The Eastside Recovery Hub was developed to help our businesses and non-profit community pivot and chart a course towards recovery during these challenging times.

Click here to learn more.
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).

8383 158th Ave. NE, Suite 225
Redmond, WA 98052
Phone: 425.885.4014