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We are going virtual for the time being! We will continue to keep you up to date via the Government Advocacy Committee (GAC) on all new developments, assistance opportunities and news.

We also want to STAY CONNECTED with all of you, we are a family! We miss seeing your smiling faces around town, and at our luncheons and After Hours.

If there is anything I can do for you, please do not hesitate to reach out. The Chamber is here to serve our members.

We wish you all well, stay safe and healthy!

West Seattle COVID
We have gathered a roundup of public and private resources for employers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including federal disaster loans, easier access to unemployment benefits and grants in the Seattle area. (sources; AWB, CDC, Whitehouse.GOV, King County, City of Seattle- OED and Port of Seattle) 


  • Insurance: If employers have bought the right endorsements, insurance policies may cover cancelled events or businesses losses. Contact the state Office of the Insurance Commissioner at 1-800-562-6900 or go to for more information.
  • Small Business
    • The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering disaster loans up to $2 million (flyer), with an interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available elsewhere. Nonprofits can apply too, at a 2.75% interest rate. Apply here. Access the portal here.
    • Other Small Business Administration loans
    • The city of Seattle's Office of Economic Development has been allocated $1.5 million to help qualifying small businesses. These businesses must be located within Seattle and have five employees or less, among other criteria. Businesses may receive grants up to $10,000. Click here to learn more and apply for these Seattle Small Business grants.
    • Amazon has created a $5 million Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund to help small companies located within a few blocks of its Seattle headquarters. Click here to learn more and apply for the Amazon neighborhood small business relief fund.
  • NEW CARES Act - This legislation includes the Paycheck Protection Program loan, an Employee Retention Tax Credit and other help for business. Start with this easy-to-read overview, then go to the "Legislation of Note" section below for more summaries, guides, applications and FAQs.
Tax Help

Help to pay your employees

Small Business


(see resources above)




Temporary layoffs

Permanent layoffs


Business Preparation

Health and Business Safety


Legislation of note

Toolkits, Checklists, and more Resources

Washington state Governor's office

U.S. Chamber of Commerce