|Dr. Dan Underwood, Ph.D. Economics & Ted Hennessey, Consultant, will present on Clallam’s 5-Year Economic Plan on Coffee with Colleen Wednesday at 8am. |
Topics to be covered:
*Business Employer Survey
*Clallam Industry Sectors
*Countywide Economic Plan – Our 5 Year Strategy
Please Join us on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 894 7451 0306
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October 12 – Lourdes Alvarado-Ramos, Director, Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
October 19 -Josh Weiss, State Lobbyist, NOLA (North Olympic Legislative Alliance)
October 26 – 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.
|Join Us in Welcoming Rebekah Miller Our New North Olympic Peninsula Procurement Technical Assistance Center(NOP-PTAC) Program Manager and Counselor!|
Rebekah will be working with our small businesses to help them obtain local, state and federal government contracts. Please reach out to her at RMiller@clallam.org with your questions and interests.
|THANK YOU TO OUR MEMBERS…|
|New Clallam EDC Members: |
Executive Level: Waste Connections
Major Level: Lena Washke Accounting Services, Tedescos Italian Fresh, Clallam Bay Correction Center
Individual Level: Mel Gildow, Brandino Gibson, Kaye Gagnon,Lea Heaton
Non-Profit Level: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula
Renewing Clallam EDC Members:
Strategic Level & Board Member Representation: First Fed Bank
Executive Level: Hermann Brothers Logging, RE/MAX Prime, Interfor US, Inc
Major Level & Board Member Representation: Kokopelli Grill
Major Level: Kitsap Bank, Anderson Homes LLC, Pacific Office Equipment,
Non-Profit Level: United Way of Clallam County, NBPA,Sequim Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce
|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 (see table below).
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/
|Join the Jefferson County Chamber and there Partners for this 1st ever EV EXPO|
Saturday October 8th
Partners in this event are LOCAL 20/20, Jefferson Transit,The City of Port Townsend Public Works and Jefferson County PUD Please Register here: http://www.jeffcountychamber.org/
|Clallam County Job Fair|
|14th Annual Business Showcase October 12, 2022 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM (PDT) |
|Open Positions https://peninsulabehavioral.e3applicants.com/careers|
|FAFSA Liaison Position https://careers.unitedway.org/job/fafsa-liason|
|Capital Campaign Director Position at Fields Arts & Events Hall|
|EVENTS: Free Training…|
|Businesses, employees, families and communities WIN with SharedWork!|
Here are five reasons SharedWork could work for you:
*SharedWork helps stabilize businesses during temporary economic setbacks.
*Employers keep their workforce intact by temporarily reducing hours to save payroll costs and keep the businesses operating.
*SharedWork pays employees a prorated percentage of unemployment insurance benefits.
*Eligibility is open to most businesses and industries.
*Applying is easy! It only takes about 10 minutes.
Webinars for businesses/employers
SharedWork and Paid Family Medical Leave |
Register now Thursday, October 25, 2022 11:50 am – 12:55pm
SharedWork and WA Cares – Register now Thursday, November 22, 2022 11:50 am – 12:55 pm https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sharedwork-and-wa-cares-fund-long-term-services-and-supports-tickets-3309553654077
SharedWork and WOTC & Bonding | Register now Thursday, December 15, 2022 11:50 am – 12:55 pmhttps://www.eventbrite.com/e/sharedwork-wotc-and-federal-bonding-tickets-330956589067
Questions? Call 800-752-2500; option 3 to find out if you’re eligible.
|Start Simple Course – October 2022|
Business Start-up/Preplanning, Marketing/Sales
#1 Foundation: Orientation, Readiness Mindset, Personal Fina10/5/20224:00 PM- 6:00 PM (PDT)
#2 Opportunity Discovery: Bring Value to Your Target Market10/12/20224:00 PM- 6:00 PM (PDT)
#3 Money In & Money Out: Projecting Sales & Costs10/19/20224:00 PM- 6:00 PM (PDT)
#4 Bottom Line: Projecting Cash Flow and Break Even10/26/20224:00 PM- 6:00 PM (PDT)
Registration Deadline: 10/5/2022 8:00 AM (PDT)
Fee: No Fee
Sign Up: https://wsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/99271914
|Go Global: Nearly half of small businesses don’t have a website and 75% don’t offer online ordering. Given that 80% of consumers do their research online before they make a purchase, that’s a lot of lost opportunities to reach new customers and increase sales. And that’s just in the United States. What few businesses realize is that 95% of all customers and two-thirds of the world’s purchasing power lie overseas.|
Go Global was designed to even the playing field a bit for small businesses across Washington State. The program offers successful applicants up to $4,000 to design a new website, upgrade an existing one, or add online ordering. You can even use the money to increase your search engine rankings and build a social media marketing machine.
The program opens September 13, here’s how it will work:
Qualifying small businesses in Washington will be able to apply using this Smartsheet application form. A team at Commerce will review the application and give it a thumbs up or thumbs down.If you are awarded the grant, you will be referred to a list of qualified, vetted design firms that can help you build the site of your dreams. You will select the one you want to work with. We highly recommend that you get more than one bid and ask for a fixed-cost bid so you can plan your budget accordingly.When the work is all done, the design firm will let us know the project is completed to your specifications and satisfaction.The state will then reimburse the design firm for up to $4,000 of the project cost. If the project was more costly than that, you will need to pay the balance to the design firm directly.
That’s all there is to it. After your project is done, you can continue to work with your web firm going forward on more bells and whistles or take things from there and do everything on your own. Every business is different, so our job here at the state is to give you the helping hand you need to get online or get your site generating leads and sales for you.
If you really start mastering international sales, you may even be able to apply for an Export Voucher with our International Trade office, giving you more financial resources to grow your market share, engage in exports, and even attend trade shows.
Smartsheet Application Form:https://globalwa.org/https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/7d66ef70ab54420ab77f055befd4c05f
|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 TrustOne Redmond|
|Become a Member of the Clallam EDC by contacting our Business Relationship Manager Lorie Fazio at firstname.lastname@example.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.|