Volume 32 | November 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.
OneRedmond Celebrates the Resilience of Redmond's Business and Nonprofit Community During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began 19 months ago, Redmond small business owners have faced enormous challenges including lost sales, hiring new staff and keeping their customers and staff safe. And they have demonstrated innovation and resilience in the face of those challenges. Agave now offers take out and outdoor dining in addition to indoor dining. Discover Yoga provides both in person and online classes. And you can purchase your books from Brick and Mortar Books online for delivery or curbside pick up or shop in person and bring your kids to enjoy a safe story time.

We invite you to celebrate with us the resilience of our Redmond small business and nonprofit community. Visit our OneRedmond website here to watch resilience stories and learn more about how each organization pivoted during the pandemic to better meet the needs of customers and clients and continue to serve our community.

Our resilience stories project is sponsored by the Port of Seattle and the City of Redmond.
Your Future. Your Voice. Your Vote
Be an informed voter - Visit Our Candidate Forum & VOTE TODAY!

OneRedmond CEO Kristina Hudson recently interviewed the six candidates for Redmond City Council. She asked them the same five questions on topics of concern to Redmond's businesses and residents, curated by the OneRedmond Board. See each candidate's responses to these questions and learn more about each candidate's background and why he or she is running for city council by viewing our candidate forum here.
Redmond FREE PPE Distribution Event - Friday, Nov 5th
OneRedmond is hosting a FREE PPE Kit Distribution Event for small businesses and non-profits this Friday, November 5 from 11:00am - 1:30pm at the Opportunity Building, 8383 158th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052. This is a contact-less, drive thru pick up event and advance sign up is required.

Click here to sign up for a 15-minute window to pick up your kit. Each kit contains disposable masks, gloves, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes in a reusable bag. Supplies are limited, so each organization is limited to one bag.

Funding for this program was provided by a donation from Amazon to the Eastside Small Business Recovery Fund. OneEastside SPARK, a program funded by a grant to OneRedmond from the Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration, is working with participating Eastside Chambers and others to distribute kits throughout East King County.

We are recruiting volunteers to assist at this event -- please sign up here. If you have any questons please email margos@oneredmond.org.
Support Redmond's Businesses On Small Business Saturday, November 27, 2021
Small Business Saturday is a holiday to encourage supporting local small businesses at the beginning of the holiday shopping season. This year Redmond small business community is ready to welcome you back to shop safely for unique gifts. Take a break for a meal or snack at your favorite local restaurant, bakery or coffee shop.

If you are a Redmond small business, you can receive free promotional materials from AmericanExpress to promote your business on Small Business Saturday. More information here.
King County Vaccination Verification Resources

Beginning October 25, 2021, people ages 12 and older are required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test result to enter certain indoor and outdoor events and establishments in King County. The requirement applies to restaurants and bars with indoor seating for more than 12 patrons, indoor recreation facilities including movie theaters and gyms and outdoor events of 500 people or more.

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
Looking for Healthcare Built for Your Redmond Small Business?

Whether you have two employees or more than 100, our partner, Business Health Trust can help you create a benefits program that attracts talent and keeps your employees healthy and productive – at a budget you can afford.

Find out how you can get big company benefits at small business prices. Request a free quote here from Business Health Trust.
Get Ready for Winter Storms
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.
November Eastside Virtual Job Fair - Register Today!
The City of Issaquah is partnering with WorkSource Seattle-King County (SKC) and other Eastside cities to bring a virtual job fair to the Eastside, Thursday, November 18th, 10 am to 2 pm. Hosted through an online portal, job seekers should register here to take advantage of this opportunity meet with employers located on the eastside.

Eastside employers in Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Redmond or Renton interested in participating in the virtual hiring fair should fill out a Booth Request Form.

If you are a Redmond-based company interested in having resumes forwarded to you from job seekers interested in Redmond job opportunities who visit our OneRedmond booth, please fill out this short form.
City of Redmond News
Community Conversations with Mayor Birney and Council Members
Join Mayor Birney and the Redmond City Council for Community Conversations, where attendees pick the topics, on Monday, November 8, at Redmond City Hall. The evening starts at 6 p.m. with a reception in the lobby and then moves into Council Chambers at 6:30 p.m for the Community Conversation meeting. Register here to attend in-person or virtually through MIcrosoft Teams.
This Month in Redmond

OneEastside SPARK Programs
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL):
Navigating Reconsideration, Increases, and Advance Grants
Wed, Nov 3rd | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Register here
Join representatives from the SBA’s Seattle District Office for the latest information including tips and guidance for navigating the reconsideration process if your application is declined or withdrawn, requesting a loan increase (up to new $2 million cap), and applying for the EIDL Advance grants.

Now available on demand webinars at no cost here
Are You Ready for Vaccine Verification? (Oct. 21)
Everything you need to know about the King County health order
View resources and watch a recording of the webinar here.
Entrepreneur’s Roadmap: Simplifying the Complexities of Component Business Financing (Oct. 14)
View resources and watch a recording of the webinar here
Casa Patas Flamenco Tour 2021
Friday, Nov. 19, 7:00 pm

Experience the best Flamenco artists from Spain at the Meydenbauer theater in Bellevue. Purchase tickets here.

Learn more about hosting organization Semilla Flamenca, the Redmond dance studio dedicated to the celebration and instruction of Flamenco here. View owner Paulina Chalita-White's new children's book Elena Dances Flamenco on Amazon.
Arts Without Barriers
Friday, Nov. 26, from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, ROZ

Saturday, Nov. 27, from 1:00 pm- 3:00 pm, Billy Brandt

Enjoy free live music performances at Redmond Town Center. Learn more here.

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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Redmond, WA 98052
Phone: 425.885.4014