Volume 21 | July 20, 2020

News, Resources, and Upcoming Virtual Events
Webinar: EvergreenHealth's Journey with COVID-19
Register today for the second in our Resilient Recovery Webinars, this Wednesday, July 22 from 1:00 - 2:00pm as EvergreenHealth's Chief Executive Office Dr. Jeff Tomlin shares their story and the critical lessons learned from the front lines of the nation's first major coronavirus outbreak. Gain insights and learn best practices and protocols from the hospital's response to COVID-19 as it has transformed itself to support our community during these unprecedented times.

EvergreenHealth has also created a set of printer-friendly posters to keep our community safe that it has made available to community members.
OneRedmond Updates Redmond City Council
Executive Director Kristina Hudson presented OneRedmond's Annual Report and COVID-19 Update to the City Council on July 14. Kristina's presentation entitled Stronger Together , reviewed key metrics since the organization's launch over five years ago including: 2,339 businesses touched, 800+ new jobs created, 49 workshops and webinars, and 20+ events. In response to COVID-19, OneRedmond surveyed close to 1,000 small businesses in the first two months of the pandemic. These findings served as the basis for the organization's response efforts including the establishment of the Eastside Recovery Hub in partnership with the other Eastside cities and chambers. Kristina also updated Council Members on OneRedmond's new Business Walk Program featuring in-person, door-to-door visits to listen to questions and concerns from our local businesses and provide them resources and information.
Redmond Businesses Receive Over $47M in PPP Loan Funds
Over $47 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding has been awarded to 1,500 Redmond businesses with a median loan amount of $50k-$100k as of June 30. An estimated 15,000 jobs have been retained. This is based on OneRedmond's analysis of detailed loan-level data released earlier this month by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury. Loans received via the program may be forgiven if all employee retention criteria is met, and the funds are used for eligible expenses. The opportunity to apply for a forgivable PPP Loan ends on August 8 . The program originally closed on June 30, but the deadline was extended with $130 billion in funds still available.
Over 400 Businesses Pickup FREE PPE Kits in Redmond
OneRedmond, the Seattle Chamber, Seattle Southside Chamber are leading a partnership with over 25 business organizations across the region to distribute FREE Small Business Safe Start PPE Kits comprised of an inventory provided by King County of one million masks and nearly 20,000 bottles of hand sanitizer. In collaboration with Amazon's Treasure Truck team, we have hosted 11 contact-less, pickup events across the county to date, distributing 4,500 PPE kits with over 900,000 masks and 18,000 bottles of sanitizer. To view the calendar of upcoming distribution events, including one tomorrow, Tuesday, July 21 in Bellevue , or order your PPE kit online visit the program site at www.safestartkingcounty.com .
Complimentary Headshots for Unemployed Americans
This Wednesday, July 22 regional photographers including our Eastside's Mike Nakamura Photography will be participate in 10,000 Headshots -- the largest, single-day photo initiative that will provide 10,000 unemployed Americans nationwide with a complimentary, professional headshot to include with their resumes or post to job sites such as LinkedIn. According to LinkedIn, people who include headshots receive 21 times more profile views and nine times more “connection” requests.

Reserve your spot today at HeadshotBooker.com ! The event is being held in all 50 states at Brookfield Properties retail locations including Alderwood and Westlake Center here in Washington. Headshots will be provided to participants on site through the SpotMyPhotos event photo sharing platform. Your one-on-one private photo session will leave you feeling confident about your professional image as you re-enter the workplace.
If Your Business is Struggling - SBDC Can Help!
The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the economy and many businesses are having a difficult time maneuvering through it. If your business is struggling and you feel like giving up, the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is hosting a Strategies for Business Turn Around, Survival and Exiting Webinar , on Thursday, July 23 from 9:00 - 10:00am that can give you some much needed hope and options. Webinar topics include: cashflow management, turnaround strategies, financial discipline, survival tips, and exit strategies. We are fortunate in Redmond to have our  Redmond-East King County SBDC Business Advisor co-located in the OneRedmond offices and part of our team. Contact Mari Wruble, mariw@oneredmond.org for no-cost, one-on-one, confidential advising.
Ribbon Cutting for Redmond's First "Streatery"
Join Mayor Angela Birney, the City of Redmond, OneRedmond, and the Greater Redmond Transportation Management Association for a socially distanced ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate Redmond's first on-street "Streatery" at Redmond's Bar & Grill on Friday, July 24 at 4:30 pm! Redmond's Bar & Grill is one of the first restaurants to utilize the City's Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit that allows the use of on-street parking spaces for outdoor cafe seating to serve customers safely.
Fuel the Dragon: Redmond's Passport Game
Don't miss OneRedmond Foundation's "Fuel the Dragon: Redmond's Passport Game" coming in August 2020. Fuel the Dragon is a fun marketing campaign and game targeted at driving business to our Redmond restaurants and retail establishments. Participants may enter into a drawing for cool prizes by visiting a minimum of five businesses participating in the campaign. In addition, we will have a Coloring Contest for youth and a virtual Dragon Cosplay Contest for all ages! Redmond restaurants and retail interested in being part of the Fuel the Dragon: Redmond's Passport Game campaign should email events@oneredmond.org no later than Tuesday, July 21. 
Redmond Saturday Market Returns to NEW LOCATION
This year's Redmond Saturday Market launched in July for its 45th season, in a new location -- Overlake Christian Church Parking Lot D at 9900 Willows Road NE. The market's organizers and farmers are dedicated to offering fresh, local, healthy food and produce to our community on Saturday's from 10:00am - 2:00pm. For this COVID-19 season, Redmond Saturday Market will be a quick grab and go experience without events, music, and community socialization. Market organizers are encouraging Smart Shopper Strategies including reaching out to current vendors for any pre-order shopping options that might be available; making a shopping list before you come to the market so you can shop quickly and efficiently; and paying by credit card or having small bills on hand to pay with exact change if possible.
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).

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