Holden Fleming, AICP, Housing Coordinator for Port Angeles on CWC + Weekly Updates

Holden Fleming, AICP, Housing Coordinator, City of Port Angeles, will present on housing programs.
Holden Fleming will cover: 
2017 VS Today
Select Housing Actions Since 2016
New Temporary Building Permit Fee Waiver Program
Moving Forward

Please Join us on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 894 7451 0306Passcode: 187447
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Upcoming Guests:
September 28 – Regan Nickels, Sequim’s New School District Superintendent
October 05 – Josh Weiss, State Lobbyist, NOLA (North Olympic Legislative Alliance)
October 12 – Lourdes Alvarado-Ramos, Director, Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs- 
November 02 – Tom Ferrell, Mayor, City of Sequim

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.
Washington State Department of Revenue
A New tax credit for Washington workers starts in 2023!

Who is eligible for a tax credit?
Applications open in 2023 for the 2022 tax year and are accepted through December 31, 2023. Individuals and families are eligible for the Working Families Tax Credit if they meet all of the following requirements:
Have a valid Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).
Lived in Washington a minimum of 183 days in 2022 (over half the year).Are at least 25 and under 65 years of age OR have a qualifying child in 2022.Filed a 2022 federal tax return.
Eligible to claim the federal Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) on their 2022 tax return (or would meet the requirements for EITC but are filing with an ITIN). 

What are the income requirements?
The credit amount varies depending on the number of qualifying children and income level.
The maximum credit amount ranges from $300 to $1,200 depending on the number of qualifying children.
These amounts are then reduced based on income thresholds, similar to the federal program. The minimum credit amount is $50, regardless of the number of qualifying children.

Go to www.irs.gov/EITC to learn more.https://workingfamiliescredit.wa.gov/

The Olympic Workforce Development Council (OWDC) is excited to announce the job posting of the Olympic Consortium One-Stop Operator.

The OWDC is seeking a visionary and inspirational leader to serve as the WorkSource System Coordinator (One-Stop Operator) providing organizational development and operational excellence leadership in the Olympic Consortium Region serving Clallam, Jefferson, and Kitsap Counties.

To view job posting or to apply: One-Stop Operator
Visit our website Olympic Workforce Development Council (kitsapgov.com)CONTACT
Bill DowlingOlympic Workforce Development Directorwdowling@kitsap.gov
14th Annual Business Showcase
October 12, 2022 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (PDT)
Vendors- $100 (50% discount for food & beverage vendors supplying 150+ food samples)Networking with the public and other businesses, including other Chamber members
Name, brand, and face recognition – an opportunity to put your face to YOUR name!
Market your services and products – “Show & Tell”
Show that you are a vital part of the Sequim business community

We Provide:
*(1) 6 foot table
*Table covers (in black)
*Access to electricity if needed (PLEASE let us know so we can place your space accordingly, and bring your own extension cords)
*Advertising and promotion  
*You Should Provide Signage for your business and table décor (Note this year’s theme: “Out on a Limb”) *An engaging game or activity to attract people to your booth
*Inexpensive items to give away, such as logo items or candy A possible “Showcase Special”
*A way to collect contact/follow-up info from participants
EVENTS: Free Training …
Small Business Flex Fund Info Webinar September 22

The Washington State Small Business Flex Fund is a new loan program for the smallest Washington businesses and nonprofits affected by COVID-19. To be eligible to apply, small businesses and nonprofits must employ 50 or fewer full-time equivalent (FTE) employees, have annual revenues of less than $3 million per year, and experience a direct economic disruption as a result of COVID-19.
Should you apply? What should you prepare if you decide to apply? 
This webinar will provide information about the loan program and application process and help you prepare to apply.

Some of the topics covered will be:
*The Flex Fund
*Loan Size
*Use of Funds
*Term & Interest
*Step by step in the pre-application portal and moving to the lender’s application
*What is and is not required to apply
*What will cause a declined application

SIGN UP FOR SEPTEMBER:https://wsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/login?event=99271888
Registration Deadline: 9/22/22 1:00 PM (PDT)Fee: No Fee
                 Small Business Cybersecurity Training Series
Small businesses are under cyber and data-breach attacks more than ever given the current climate. Cyber attacks happen every day, and for a small business they can be very costly and cripple business operations. Having your systems and information compromised is not only a direct threat to your confidential data, it can also ruin your relationships with customers and cause legal vulnerability. It is imperative to learn how to boost your cyber defense systems. 

This four-part training series was developed to help small businesses be cyber safe. The series will be a combination of cybersecurity presentation, subject matter expert panel and Q&A. Join us and become cyber safe today!

Part 1: Protection Sept 13 | 1:00 p.m.Register here
Part 2: Authentication Sept 27 | 1:00 p.m.Register here
Part 3: Systems Oct 11 | 1:00 p.m.Register here
Part 4: Implementation Oct 25 | 1:00 p.m.Register here
                                 Groundswell – September 2022
Are you a member of the North Peninsula’s LGBTQ+ or BIPOC communities and looking to start a new business? Groundswell will help you quickly explore your business idea and connect to other resources to help you get your business launched. 

In eight two-hour group sessions, you will learn how to apply business fundamentals to assess whether your business idea is realistic and achievable and have opportunities to network with other successful entrepreneurs, volunteer mentors and business development resources in the Latinx community and beyond.

Attendees are encouraged to attend as a team or group of family members. The program will introduce you to local entrepreneurs, mentors and business resources, and help you prepare to pitch your business for funding and other opportunities. https://wsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/99271918
 To Register Please Visit https://bizfair.org/
ScaleUp Business Training: The path to seven figures begins here!
ScaleUp Business Training was designed to help established businesses increase profitability, build capacity, and spur growth.
Do you feel like you have no time outside of working in your business?Are you spending too much time on low profit activities?Have high maintenance clients taken over your schedule?Are you thinking of selling your business?
Need help interpreting your fiscal drivers?
Class begins September 28, 2022, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
This program which normally costs $1,599 is currently provided at no cost to Washington State businesses through 2022, thanks to ongoing support from the Washington Department of Commerce.

Programa en Espanol: 
Este entrenamiento empresarial avanzada para empresas que han ido más allá del inicio y el lanzamiento. 
ScaleUp se trata de desarrollar capacidades, aumentar la rentabilidad y automatizar los sistemas empresariales. Este programa le mostrará cómo posicionar su negocio para la inversión y lo preparará para ese momento. 
Imaginatu negocio como ingreso pasivo a través de la sistematización:TrabajandoEN su negocio, NO trabajando para el negociao  Duplicaro triplicar los ingresos  Aumentode la distribución de los accionistas  Asegurara los inversores y la inversión  Tener unaestrategia de salida que asegure el MÁXIMO valor cuando vendas 
Entrenamiento Empresarial de ScaleUp, Tu negocio está listo, ¿verdad? Comienza el miércoles 28 de Septiembre  

Registro: https://wcwb.typeform.com/scaleupespanol1 Regístrese aquí: https://tinyurl.com/scaleupespanol
Other Good Stuff….
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 Trust One Redmond 
Become a Member of the Clallam EDC by contacting our Business Relationship ManagerLorie Fazio at lfazio@clallam.org

“We partner to make Clallam County a great place for businesses to thrive and people to live.By working collaboratively, we catalyze business leadership, nonpartisan problem-solving anddata-driven strategies to get results for Clallam County!”
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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