Join Jeri Boe, Warden of the Clallam Bay Correctional Center on Coffee with Colleen at 8am Wednesday!

Join Jeri Boe, Clallam Bay Correctional Center, Superintendent

Jeri will cover topics such as:
*Why was the prison sited in Clallam County-what’s the history of the facility?
*What security level(s) does the facility provide?
*How many inmates are housed at the facility?
*How did the Blake decision affect the number of inmates in your facility?
*Were the individuals released only serving a sentence only due to simple drug possession?
*What’s your annual budget and how many people are employed at the facility?
*How many jobs openings do you have and what skillset do you need?
*What programs do you offer to help inmates find success once they are released?
*When inmates have finished serving their sentences, where are they released?
*How many of the inmates are serving life sentences?
*How are drugs infiltrated into your facility? Is it as significant problem?
*Are there any capital upgrades planned for the facility?

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:
August 3 – Mike Burnett, Empire Cat on Working Across Generations – Unconscious Bias
August 10 – Cancelled due to Statewide Economic Conference
August 17 – Bill Dowling, Executive Director, Olympic Workforce Development Council
August 24 – Jan Simon, Executive Director, First Federal Community Foundation
October 26 – Robert Beebe, Olympic Game Farm

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…
Are You Thinking of Applying for a Working WA Grant or a Hospitality Grant – Read Below – there is a NEW Requirement! 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. 
Download the Quickstart Guide to Getting a UEI number
Click here to apply for a UEI number
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 venues. 40% 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 in 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 QuestionsConvention Center Grants: Eligibility And Program Guidelines
EVENTS: Free Training …
Training to Start a New Business: Are you looking to start up a business but have no experience running one? Do you have an idea you are excited about and want insight into how to get started? Join Washington SBDC Certified Business Advisor, Mia Johnstone, to hear about the basics of starting a business.
Topics that will be covered:
*Identify reasons for starting a business
*Self-analyze your readiness for running a business
*Understand the conditions of running a business (ie possible long hours, stress management…)
*Brick and mortar business vs consulting/online business and their different levels of risk.
*Financial basics for starting a business

Date: 8/4/22
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (PDT)
Registration Deadline:  8/4/22 11:00 AM (PDT)
Fee: No Fee
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 28, 10 – 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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