Join Joe Allen, Jamestown EDA on Coffee with Colleen & Weekly Updates

Join Joe Allen, Executive Director, Jamestown EDA Wednesday at 8am on Coffee with Colleen
Joe will cover topics such as:
What does the Economic Development Administration (EDA) do at the tribe?
What projects does the EDA oversee currently?
What future development plans is the EDA working on?
What other projects has Jamestown Tribe completed in the past year?

Please Join us on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89474510306?pwd=VlIrRHh5RG1nYVh3V3JXRzFSMmRodz09 
Meeting ID: 894 7451 0306
Passcode: 187447
One tap mobile+12532158782,,89474510306#,,,,*187447#
US (Tacoma) Dial by your location – 253 215 8782 (Tacoma)

Upcoming Guests: July 27 – Jeri Boe, Superintendent, Clallam Bay Correctional Facility
August 3 – Mike Burnett, Empire Cat on Working Across Generations – Unconscious Bias
August 10 – No Coffee with Colleen
August 17 – Bill Dowling from Olympic Workforce Development Council
August 24 – Jan Simon from First Federal Community Foundation

Photography Notice: Be aware that by participating in the Clallam EDC’s event, “Coffee with Colleen,” you are automatically authorizing the Clallam County Economic Development Council and its employees and agents to use your name, photograph, voice or other likeness for purposes related to the mission of EDC including but not limited to publicity, marketing, websites, and promotion of the EDC and its various programs.
Grants…
Important notice to grant applicants!
The federal government recently changed its requirements for businesses and organizations receiving federal funds in the form of grants. It no longer uses the DUNS (Data Universal Number System) and has shifted to a new system known as the UEI (Unique Entity Identifier). As of April 2022, recipients of grants using federal funds are required to have a UEI, which replaces the DUNS Number. If you don’t have one yet, you may want to apply now.

You may apply for grants without one but cannot receive funds until you have an UEI. 
Click here to apply now
Click Here to Learn More
Working Washington 5 Info Available – Applications Accepted August 17-31
$70 million is available for the next round of Working Washington Grants: Round 5. In this round of Working Washington grants, available funds are set aside for specific targeted groups or sectors:60% is identified for the arts, heritage, and science sectors, including those that operate live entertainment venues40% is identified for most other sectors, including hospitality, fitness and personal services.

General Timeline: August 17 – 31: Application portal will remain open for 15 days
Early – Mid September: Review of applications
Late September: Commerce will notify grantees and disburse funding
Resources and Information About the Working Washington Grants: Round 5 (WWR5) Program:
Working Washington Grants
Frequently Asked Questions
Working Washington Grants Round 5: Eligibility And Program Guidelines
COMING SOON – Convention Center & Event Supporter Grants: The Washington State Legislature has allocated $5 million for a grant program to assist businesses and nonprofits that are dependent to maintain their operations on the economic activity created through conventions and businesses that support events hosted in Washington state. Information regarding eligibility and criteria will be posted in our newsletters and on our websites ChooseClallamFirst.com and Clallam.org in the coming weeks.

Resources and Information About the Convention Center Grants (CCG) Program:
Convention Center Grants
Frequently Asked Questions
Convention Center Grants: Eligibility And Program Guidelines
EVENTS: Free Training …
How to Hire Your First Employee – Tomorrow – 7/19/2022 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM: A guide to the regulatory, cost, and administrative considerations of adding employees to your team. During this webinar, you will learn the technical aspects of hiring employees including required processes, recommended policies, cost considerations, and administrative impacts. To Register – Click Here

A Zoom link for the webinar will be sent prior to the event to those who register.
Our Zoom security protocols require each participant have a Zoom account and be signed into their account from their computer or mobile device. https://zoom.us/
Tuesday, July 191-2 p.m. Virtual
Effective Landing Pages 101: We all want our online advertising to be effective, and landing pages can help us convert prospects into buyers. 
But what exactly is a landing page? And what are the key elements that should be on a landing page in order for it to be a high-converting landing page? 

In this webinar, we’ll talk through the key elements that a great landing page should include and look at examples of high-converting and poor-converting landing pages. We’ll talk through why particular landing pages convert well or do not convert well so that you can recognize the difference and learn to design effective landing pages for your business. We’ll talk about the different kinds of software that you might use to design your pages (and their costs).
Thursday, July 21
11 – 12:00 p.m.
Register Here
Upcoming Webinar with SBA Seattle and Washington PTAC
Join SBA Business Opportunity Specialist Ana Singh along with Washington PTAC Counselor and 8(a) graduate Trena Payton for a candid conversation about the 8(a) program covering:
*What it takes to qualify for the program
*What a business owner should consider before they apply
*How to use this program to grow your business
*Bring your questions and be prepared for a robust Q & A session designed to:
*Answer questions surrounding all phases of the program
*Explain a business owner’s role in making the program work for them

This virtual event is hosted by Washington Procurement Assistance Center (PTAC) and is free to attend, but registration is required. Thursday, July 2810 – 11:30 a.m. Virtual
Register Here
Are You Ready to Include Employee’s SOC codes on Your Quarterly Tax Report?
Do you have questions about Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) codes?
ESD scheduled an SOC code webinar to explain it all. SOC is a federal coding system that helps government agencies and private businesses compare occupational data. All employers will be required to report SOC codes when they submit their quarterly tax reports starting with their fourth quarter 2022 report. Reporting SOC codes is currently optional and is available only to those filing for a single employer.
Upcoming webinars: Sign up for the upcoming SOC code webinars.
Friday, Aug. 26, 11 to 11:45 a.m. – Register Here
Can’t make it? No problem! Check out our previously recorded SOC code webinars or download our webinar presentation to review commonly asked questions and answers.
Here are more resources: Watch this short video.
Search for occupational titles and codes – under “Occupational Keyword Search” you can search by keyword, SOC code or industry.
Contact us with questions at socreporting@esd.wa.gov.
OTHER GOOD STUFF…
Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is hiring a local Advisor in Port Angeles: Do you know someone that may be great for this important position? SBDC Advisors are employees of Washington State University.
Apply here: https://wsbdc.org/sbdc-business-advisor-multiple/
The Center of Inclusive Entrepreneurship (CIE) is hiring a Community Engagement Coordinator: This position will support our North Olympic Peninsula office. We’re looking for someone who can engage our stakeholders, funders and clients to build and nurture relationships and community. Dynamic, engaging and fearless are the key qualifications. Please share this with anyone you know who might be a good fit. 
Here’s the listing: https://www.cie-nw.org/careers
IRS increases mileage rate for remainder of 2022: In recognition of the recent gas price increases, the IRS made this special adjustment for the final months of 2022. 
For the final 6 months of 2022, the standard mileage rate for business travel will be 62.5 cents per mile, up 4 cents from the rate effective at the start of the year!
Grow Your Small Business Through Government Contracting: Did you know the U.S. government is the largest customer in the world? It buys all types of products and services — in both large and small quantities — and it’s required by law to consider buying from small businesses. The government wants to buy from small businesses for several reasons, including:
*To ensure that large businesses don’t “muscle out” small businesses
*To gain access to the new ideas that small businesses provide
*To support small businesses as engines of economic development and job creation
*To offer opportunities to disadvantaged socio-economic groups
SBA’s Contracting Guide will help you learn the basic requirements, types of contracts, and how to evaluate your small business to see if it has what it takes to win a government contract.
View the guide HERE or contact Lorie Fazio at LFazio@Clallam.org.
Resources for Employer Health Insurance for Employees
Are you looking to provide health insurance for your employees? Here are a few Washington State options! Business Health TrustOne Redmond 
Since 1981, the private, 501(c)(6) nonprofit EDC has been priority-focused on recruiting quality new businesses to Clallam County while retaining the existing businesses and assisting in expansion. The EDC supports companies in creating new jobs and to grow the economy and infrastructure of our rural county and Washington State.

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