Weekly Updates and NOLA on Coffee with Colleen

Join us Tomorrow Morning on Coffee with Colleen at 8am to hear from our North Olympic Alliance Lobbyist, Josh Weiss:

1 – Josh will cover the latest information on both legislative and congressional redistricting process that happens every 10 years.Will the boundaries of District 6 (Rep Kilmer) or 24 (Sen Van de Wege, Rep Chapman & Rep Tharinger) change?If so would the boundary of the districts still fully incorporate all of Clallam County?Who decides in this process?
2 – Josh will also provide a high-level overview of the 2021 Legislative Outcomes from Capital Gains, Transportation Funding and the two new laws addressing climate and pollution.
3 – Steering Committee members from the North Olympic Legislative Alliance will be voting on their top 3 issues for Josh to advocate for in the next Legislative Session. This will be an opportunity to hear about some of the options being considered and weigh in or add your own ideas.
Please join us tomorrow morning:
Meeting ID: 894 7451 0306Passcode: 187447One tap mobile+12532158782,,89474510306#,,,,*187447# US (Tacoma)
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Cybersecurity Forum Presented by Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition (PNDC)

When: July 15 at 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
The Pacific Northwest has been the site for a pilot program to help manufacturers comply with cybersecurity requirements. Based on feedback from this program, we are launching a monthly check in to provide relevant information… and lots of time for your questions to be answered by our cybersecurity expert panel. The content will be targeted to both management and technical staff working toward cybersecurity compliance with the Department of Defense’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and other cybersecurity efforts.REGISTER NOW!
8 Tips on How to Use Zoom Like a Pro!

Go to the article LINK in the NY Times to view the 8 tips.
Unemployment Insurance – Job search requirements going back into effect in early July:
With the economy recovering and reopening, the job search requirement is going back into effect. This means individuals drawing unemployment insurance will be required to look for work and document approved job search activities each week in order to remain eligible for unemployment benefits. Job search activities begin the week of July 4th, and claimants will report those activities starting the week of July 11th and every week thereafter that benefits are needed.The Employment Security Department (ESD) is committed to helping individuals understand the job search requirements before they go back into effect. Communications via email and eServices are taking place now.
To learn more about job search requirements now, review the list of acceptable job search activities on this hyperlink – job search activities on the ESD website.https://esd.wa.gov/unemployment/job-search-requirements
Congressional & Legislative Districts are Being Redrawn – Including Our Own. Join the Conversation or Just Listen in:

The Washington State Redistricting Commission has scheduled a second round of public outreach meetings regarding the drafting of new congressional and legislative district maps.What: Second Round Public Outreach Meeting – Congressional District #6. The 6th Congressional includes all of our state Legislative Districts 24.Why: To solicit public input on the drawing of new congressional and state legislative district maps.When: July 26, 2021 at 7-9 p.m.Where: Zoom Webinar, TVW, & YouTubeHow: To contribute in the meeting, you will need to register as a participant and receive a Zoom invite. 
If you want to watch without contributing you DO NOT need to register. You can watch the meeting live at TVW (for English and Spanish broadcasts) or the Commission’s YouTube page for broadcasts in English with American Sign Language interpretation. Esta reunión también se retransmitirá en un canal de TVW en español.
Did you receive Unemployment Insurance? ESD May Contact You:

Many current and former unemployment benefit recipients will need to answer additional fact-finding questions if ESD staff thinks you may qualify for a new claim. The fact-finding includes a link to apply for a new claim.Claimants are advised to respond to all emails, postal mail, and web notices from ESD.
For more information, read the potential new claim alert webpage on esd.wa.gov.
Do You Want to do More Business with State Agencies?

Grow Your Business is a free, one-hour webinar for established businesses that are actively seeking opportunities to grow their business from beyond its current model – new markets, new products, new locations, new staffing, and new financing.
The focus will be on government-supported opportunities and assistance, and the regulatory impacts of growth to factor in your planning. The webinar includes brief presentations from several state agency small business liaisons with dedicated time for questions and answers.
The next webinar is scheduled for July 14th at 2 p.m. The webinar includes brief presentations from several state agency small business liaisons with dedicated time for questions and answers.
Click here for information about the SBRR webinars and to register online.
Start Your Business – free August 10 webinar:

Start Your Business is a free, one-hour webinar for aspiring entrepreneurs or newly-started businesses to gain valuable information about business registration and licensing, other regulatory requirements, and resources for further assistance.

When: August 10th at 2 p.m.
Click here for more information and to register online.
For a Directory of our State’s Small Business Liaison’s click HERE.
Are you a small business owner that has a specific tax question about funding you received from the SBA or a grant program?:
The CPA Firm Clark Nuber is offering free advising to any small business in the state for a limited time.Contact LeighJ@seattlechamber.com to be connected to a Clark Nuber CPA.
Funding still available for new or increased Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL):

Whether you have an existing COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and want to apply for an increase; or are interested in applying for an initial COVID-19 EIDL, funding is available for loans up to $500,000. For more information on eligibility, use of proceeds, and loan terms, visit the SBA website. Details on EIDL

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