Volume 31 | October 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.
Register Today for Networking Event
Spotlight Sip & Social at Postdoc Brewing
Join us for our Oktoberfest Spotlight Sip & Social event as we celebrate Redmond's Business Community on Monday, October 11, 2021 from 3:30 - 5:30pm at Postdoc Brewing Company! Our Spotlight for this event will be our Redmond City Council candidates who have all been invited to join us. 

Don’t miss this outstanding opportunity to network in a comfortable, open air environment, while sampling seasonal beers from Postdoc Brewing and savoring items from Silver Spork Food Truck's special menu of German fare including “Spork” Braten, “Spork” Schnitzel and more.

For more information and to register for the event click here.
OneRedmond 2021 Candidate Forum
6 Candidates. 5 Questions. Hear What They Have to Say.

Visit our newly launched 2021 Candidate Forum web page to hear what our Redmond City Council candidates have to say. OneRedmond historically hosts a Candidate Forum as part of our commitment to helping Redmond voters make informed and educated decisions. This year, due to the pandemic, we developed a new format. We invited all six Redmond City Council candidates to participate in individual online meetings, where we asked each of them the same set of five questions, curated from our OneRedmond Board of Directors.

The short two minute videos of their responses, organized by question, are now available online on our programs page at https://oneredmond.org.
OneRedmond CEO Kristina Hudson Receives Silver and Bronze National Awards From the International Economic Development Council

On October 5th OneRedmond CEO Kristina Hudson received a Silver Award from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for OneRedmond's Eastside Recovery Hub, a project in the category of Resiliency, Recovery and Mitigation of the International Economic Development Council and a Bronze Award for OneRedmond's Business Walk in the category of Business Retention and Expansion Initiatives.
King County Vaccination Verification Requirements in Effect Beginning October 25, 2021

With continued high levels of preventable COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, and increased deaths driven by the Delta variant, Public Health – Seattle & King County Health Officer Dr. Jeff Duchin has issued a Local Health Officer Order in September, requiring verification of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to enter certain indoor and outdoor events and establishments.

Beginning October 25, 2021, people ages 12 and older will be 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.

Information on the requirements here. No cost webinar and resources on the new requirements, which businesses are included and how to meet the requirements here. And a toolkit from King County with resources available here.
Member News

Welcome New OneRedmond Members

We welcome as a new member this month - 

Redmond Ridge Spirits Redmond Ridge Spirits offers beer, liquor, wines, cigars, Cougar Gold cheese and growlers. They pride themselves on being, "big enough to serve you, small enough to know you."

Member Benefits - Save Money on Insurance with Business Health Trust
Members Can Save 10-20% on Health Insurance

OneRedmond has joined with business associations across the state to bring quality health insurance plans within reach for small businesses. Ask your broker to include a quote from our partner, Business Health Trust. You could save 10-20% on health insurance premiums for your employees.

Visit www.bhtquote.com to get a free quote from Business Health Trust, or talk to your broker.
PSE COVID Bill Assistance and Rebates

OneRedmond is proud to be one of Puget Sound Energy's Powerful Partners, along with 16 other Northwest non-profits and educational institutions working to strengthen their local communities. 

It’s been a tough year and Puget Sound Energy (PSE) recognizes that for many families, the financial struggles associated with COVID-19 are not over. Soon Washington state’s utility moratorium will be ending, so disconnections that were suspended during the pandemic will resume. If you are behind on payments, there are options to help you. Learn more at pse.com/help  

And PSE reminds you that October is National Energy Awareness Month. It is the perfect time to check your home for air leaks, seal gaps and tune up your heating system to work more efficiently as we head into the colder months. Learn more at how you can save money with rebates at pse.com/rebates   
November Eastside Virtual Job Fair - Register for a Booth 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 will be able to 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.
City of Redmond News
Help The New Redmond Senior Center Go Green By Becoming a Solar Champion
Redmond residents and businesses have the opportunity to help Redmond become carbon neutral, and ensure the sustainability of our environment by purchasing a solar panel to power up the Redmond Senior & Community Center. 500 panels are available to purchase at $1,000 each. More information and a link to purchase here.
This Month in Redmond

OneEastside SPARK And Partners No Cost Webinars

Vaccine Verification Webinar: Meeting Venues and Hoteliers
Hosted by Seattle Southsound Chamber of Commerce, King County, the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with OneRedmond
Tues, Oct 12th | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Register here

King County Vaccine Verification Update and CLEAR Demonstration
Hosted by the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce in
collaboration with OneRedmond
Wed, Oct 13th | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm | Register here

Simplifying the Complexities of Component Business Financing
Thurs, Oct 14th | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | Register here

Watch No-Cost On Demand Webinars:

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program
Includes interpretation and line-by-line guidance 

One of the few remaining funding resources available to small businesses and nonprofits is the EIDL loan program. The deadline for applications is December 31, 2021, but applicants should apply as soon as possible in order to access available funds.

The webinar, which aired Sept. 8th, is available in  AmharicArabicChineseEnglishKorean, RussianSpanish, and VietnameseInterpretation in SomaliTagalog, and Ukrainian coming soon! 
Arts Without Barriers
October 7, 14, 21 & 28, from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Enjoy free live music performances at Redmond Town Center
Learn more here.
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