Join Mike Burnett, from Empire Cat, to Learn about Our Unconscious Biases and How to Work Across Generations more effectively on CWC & Weekly Updates

Join Mike Burnett, from Empire Cat, to Learn about Our Unconscious Biases and How to Work Across Generations more effectively:

Mike has over 20 years of experience in the learning and development field. He is an expert on Employee Engagement and Organizational and Leadership Development. He loves driving change management and business cultural transformation efforts. Bias is a natural part of the human condition—of how the brain works. It affects how we make decisions, engage with others, and respond to various situations and circumstances, often limiting potential.

These differences may create misunderstandings, stereotypes, and conflicts. What if we could leverage the differences between the five generations in the workplace and our own bias instead of just eliminating conflict? Mike will share the reasons for the differences and how to find creative solutions.

Please Join us on Zoom: 
Meeting ID: 894 7451 0306
Passcode: 187447
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Dial by your location – 253 215 8782 (Tacoma)
Upcoming Guests:
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
September 28 – Regan Nickels – Sequim’s New School District Superintendent
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.
Working Washington Round 5 & Convention Center Grants Info:

Date: Thursday, August 4, 22Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (PDT)Status: Open – 387 places remaining
Registration Deadline: 8/4/22 1:00 PM (PDT)Fee: No Fee
Program Format: Online Meeting (Live)Training Topics: Business Financing, COVID-19 Financing Capital, COVID-19 General Support, Disaster Planning

Description: Upcoming Working Washington Grants: Round 5, and Convention Center Grants programs
You’ll need to pre-register for this informational overview which will cover program details, eligibility criteria and what you will need to apply for these two grant opportunities. Program information will cover:
Program overviews & Eligibility and What you need to apply
Q & A will be addressed by the panel and presenter.

Presenter: Michael Wallenfels, Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA)
Panelists: Lynn Fetch, Washington State Department of Commerce
Shannon Halberstadt, Washington State Department of Commerce
Steve Burke, Washington Small Business Development Center

Instructions: A Zoom link for the webinar will be sent prior to the event to those who register.
Our Zoom security protocols now require each participant have a Zoom account and be signed into their account from their computer or mobile device. in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration
Register Here
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 – September 9: $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 – Sept 9: Application portal will be open for an extended period now
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
EVENTS: Free Training …
Are you Ready to Start a Business?8/4/2022 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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 

The instructor, Mia Johnstone, is a Washington Small Business Development Center Advisor. She loves copywriting, customer relationships, solid branding, and beautiful photography. She has an MBA and serves Mason, Pacific, and Grays Harbor County small businesses with Washington SBDC advising services.

Please register below to attend. A Zoom link will be sent to registered participants before the event. Zoom security protocols require each participant have a Zoom account and be signed into their account from their computer or mobile device. Create a Zoom account at Test zoom at

Register Here
The EDC needs your assistance! Please take this two-question survey and let us know which of the following topics you would like addressed around State programs and Policies that negatively impact rural communities. Use the QR code above using your phone camera or mobile device, or go to the Survey Link 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 webinarsSign up for the upcoming SOC code webinars.Friday, Aug. 26, 11 to 11:45 a.m. – Register HereCan’t make it? No problemCheck 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
Peninsula College’s Newsletter: Download Here
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:
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:
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
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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