HomeStreet Bank *accepting new* Small Business account clients

Kimberly Berry – 4/8/20

I just wanted to reach out and let our communities know that our financial institution HomeStreet Bank is accepting new Small Business account clients in order to help them navigate through the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL).

Many banks have hit their “limits” on the applications they are accepting, but we are HomeStreet are dedicated to helping our neighbors.

Business owners need to get this money in order to keep their people paid, and keep their business afloat.  Many cannot wait until their own bank figures this out.  But we are ready to serve those clients now.

If you know of any small businesses that are struggling to get their applications processed, we would be happy to help. 

Feel free to pass on my contact info to anyone who may need assistance.

Stay safe,

Kimberly Berry
Vice President / Manager
NMLS: 1788661

Direct: 206.519.3000
Fax: 206.519.3012
Toll Free: 800.719.8080

University Retail Office
5001 25th Ave Ne, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98105

Kevin Jeffries, Windermere Real Estate

Kevin Jeffries – 4/2/20

Kevin Jeffries – Broker – Windermere Real Estate:

Open for business within the constraints of the Governor’s orders for real estate professionals:

  • In-person showings by appointment only and limited to no more than two people on site at any time, exercising social distancing at all times

  • Conducting virtual tours



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Twitter: kevsellsseattle

Met Market safe shopping

Metropolitan Market – Saturday, April 4, 2020 7:19 AM

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As a grocery store, it’s our job to serve our community, especially during these uncertain times. We want Metropolitan Market to be a safe place for you to shop, and also a place where our team members can come to work and feel safe too. Many of you have reached out to us to ask how you can help — and that’s why we value each of you so much. We’ve put together some helpful tips for what you can do to help keep our team members safe, and protect yourself and fellow shoppers.

  • Create safe shopping space
    Please maintain a healthy six feet of distance from your fellow shoppers, and from our team members. Use the red circular markers placed throughout the store and at checkout as guides.

  • Leave your reusable bags at home
    For the time being, we have suspended the use of reusable bags in order to better protect our team members and customers.

  • Have a dedicated shopper
    While we know this isn’t always possible, please try to limit the number of people who do your household shopping. Shopping in groups, even if it’s just your family, makes it harder to create social distancing space within the store.

  • Limit your store time
    Less time in the store means less contact with other people.

  • Wash your hands
    We’re all hand-washing pros by now—keep it up!

  • Play it safe
    If you aren’t feeling well or are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 as defined by the CDC (fever, cough, shortness of breath), we ask that you stay home and take care of yourself. Please take advantage of delivery services or have a healthy household member tackle the shopping. We promise to still be here when you feel better.

For the latest updates on our response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit our website at

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Metropolitan Market | 4025 Delridge Way SW | Seattle, WA 98106 

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Anthony’s gift card offer

Anthony’s Restaurants – Saturday, April 4, 2020

A very special Anthony’s gift card offer as a thank you for your support!!

Thank you all so much for the outpouring of support and words of encouragement you have shown for us during this incredibly difficult time.

As a thank you for your support and a token of our gratitude we are offering you a special online gift card offer now through April 15!


FREE $10 GIFT CARD for each $50 worth of gift cards purchased!

FREE $10 for $50  |  FREE $20 for $100  |  FREE $50 for $250
(and any additional amount in increments of $50 receives an additional $10 FREE!)
Offer is good when purchasing gift cards online only at
We will automatically include your additional FREE gift card in your order now through April 15!  Gift cards are redeemable at any of our Anthony’s locations and never expire! 

Purchase Anthony’s Gift Cards!

Visit our website or follow us on social media @AnthonysRestsNW
for updates on to-go opportunities as well as seafood sales from
Anthony’s Seafood Company. 

From our Anthony’s family to yours, we truly thank you for all of your support  as we make our way through this. We are eager to see you all once we get to the other side of this, but in the meantime we wish you and your loved ones
good health and hope you continue to remain safe!

Anthony’s Restaurants

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Economic Options for Businesses – MAGNOLIA CHAMBER Zoom Call

NEW: CARES Act Zoom forum Follow-Up


Zoom Call Thursday, April 9th at 1pm.

We will be hearing from the experts on Small Business Administration (SBA) resources to assist small businesses during the “stay home, stay healthy” orders and the role of the Seattle Office of Economic Development (OED). In particular, we will focus on the ins and outs of the four specific elements of the CARES Act that addresses small business concerns. We will also hear from one of the authorized lending institutions and how best to work with the designated banks to access the pertinent programs.

  • Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Loan Advance

  • SBA Express Bridge Loans

  • Paycheck Protection Program

  • SBA Debt Relief

Our speakers will include:

  • Andrew J. Lewis, Seattle City Councilmember

  • AJ Cari, Office of Economic Development

  • Tom Powell, KeyBank

Make sure to register here even if you are unsure if you can make that time. That way we can share a video recording after the event. We still would encourage you to attend live to get valuable information right away.

We will also be taking questions in advance to make sure the call covers what you want to hear most. You can submit your question up until 9am that day by emailing it to us here.

Check out our new Business Resources and Shop Local pages on our website.

We also invite members to connect with Jason Thibeaux, our Executive Director, with questions or info to share.

All local businesses – send us updates

  1. Brief update for Shop Local list page (hours, COVID-19 changes)
  2. Longer message we’ll post on our COVID-19 Blog

Essential reading on our website:

* COVID-19 Blog
* Shop Local updates for consumers
* Small Business Resources page
* Member Directory


Find us online

Website | Facebook | Instagram

Executive Director
Jason Thibeaux

Plate Fund to Support Hard Hit Restaurant Workers – Seattle Foundation

The Seattle Foundation Announces The Plate Fund to Support Hard Hit Restaurant Workers

The Seattle Foundation has established The Plate Fund to support hard hit restaurant workers. Social distancing restrictions of the state’s COVID-19 response has severely impacted our Magnolia restaurants. The Plate Fund provides immediate $500 grants to restaurant workers to keep them on their feet until they are back to work and more relief comes in through the various federal relief programs. Eligibility requirements include:

  • You are a restaurant and/or food service worker broadly defined. This includes bus-ers, barbacks, bartenders, servers, food truck employees, cafe attendants, and more positions as enumerated on the website.

  • You earn $62,000 or less a year.

  • You can demonstrate loss of hours or a lay off as a result of COVID-19.    

The grant is without lots of extra requirements or limitations; the $500 can be used to cover any expenses. Restaurant workers can apply for the immediate relief at this link.

To learn more, read the following April 6th Seattle Times article.

For those who can, please support hard hit restaurant workers who urgently need support. Please use this link to donate today.

Figurehead Online Store

Instagram @figureheadbrewing 4/4/20 –

We now have an online store where you can place your delivery order! If you live in Magnolia, Queen Anne, Ballard, Fremont, Crown Hill, or Edmonds, place your order, pay online, and wait for your beer to arrive! …
Updated link in our bio ☝️.

#allgrownup #beerdelivery #brewedinmagnolia #discovermagnolia #staystrongseattle #beerisessential

Welcome to the Figurehead Brewing online store for beer delivery!

Due to the ongoing public health concerns around Coronavirus we understand some customers’ concerns around visiting public spaces, especially for those in the at risk population. With that in mind we are now offering at home delivery of Figurehead beer for the neighborhoods of Magnolia, Queen Anne, Ballard, Fremont, and Crown Hill on Tuesday and Friday. We’re also now delivering to Edmonds on Fridays!

If you live outside these areas and still want beer, shoot us an email at, we’ll deliver anywhere in the state of Washington if the order is big enough!

In addition to delivery being limited to the neighborhoods listed, a few other restrictions apply:

  • We can only deliver bottled beer or Figurehead schwag (no growlers).

  • Minimum purchase of $25 required.

  • $5 delivery charge will apply to each order.

  • Deliveries will occur on Tuesday or Friday, customers can choose a day/time window for delivery at checkout.

  • 21 or older person must be present to accept delivery.

  • Orders over $100 get a free Figurehead hat! And if you order a whole case (12 bottles) of any beer we’ll throw in an extra bottle for free to make it a brewers dozen!

Email us at with any questions, if you’re looking for anything not shown on our website like a whole keg of beer, or if you have issues placing an order. Cheers!

From the Figurehead website:

Seattle City Light COVID-19 Response



At Seattle City Light we are working hard to react quickly to COVID-19 while remaining committed to the well-being, both physical and financial, of our dedicated employees and the communities we serve. We’re doing our best to navigate through this unprecendented event as each day brings new developments.

Our service is an essential need, and its reliability is a top priority. With the Emergency Declaration, and more recently Governor Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” Order, we continue adjusting the way we work to ensure employee and customer safety while we maintain critical services.

To learn more about the steps Seattle City Light has taken to keep our employees safe and our customers supported, see our Powerlines Blog.

Here are a few highlights about how we’re serving customers during this time:

Infrastructure Work

We are prioritizing essential critical infrastructure work and doing work in a way that minimizes planned service disruptions. This is in accordance with Governor Inslee’s order and with protocols in place to meet all COVID-19 guidelines from the CDC, Washington Department of Health, and OHSA.

Please be aware that due to the nature of our work maintaining the electrical system, some essential tasks require crew members to work closely together for their safety. So, if you see a few lineworkers working side by side, please know they’re doing it for good reason and are minimizing close proximity as much as they can to safely complete the job.

And please do your part by keeping a safe distance – always a good idea when it comes to working with electricity, whether we’re avoiding a virus or not!

Power Outages

We understand power outages are burdensome, but even more so now. While the stay-at-home order is in place, we won’t intentionally cut power to complete a job unless it’s an emergency, in support of COVID-19 response, or an essential service project that is coordinated in advance (e.g., establishing power for sites used as temporary shelter or field hospitals).

We’ve had pretty mild weather lately, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t on our minds. If the winds pick up and cause outages, as always, we are prepared, ready to respond and will keep working until your power is restored.

Financial Support

Many people are experiencing financial hardships due to the impact of social distancing and business closures. During the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration,  we won’t shut off service for non-payment . In fact, crisis or not, we will never call you or knock on your door and demand payment. If someone says otherwise, they are running a scam;  report it online.

We’re here to help any customer, resident or business, struggling to pay their utility bill due to COVID-19. Call 206-684-3000 or send an email 24/7. Income-eligible residential customers can also sign up for the Utility Discount Program. We’ve fast-tracked a self-certified application to make the process easier.

Payment Centers

To keep you and our employees healthy, all walk-in centers will remain closed during this time. You can still use the payment drop boxes, and we’re always here to help you with account and billing needs online or over the phone at (206) 684-3000.

City and State Resources

Finally, Mayor Durkan and Governor Inslee have expanded and created many programs to support our community. If you or someone you know needs shelter, food or other help, please check their resource pages.

I will update our customers as things change. You are always my number one priority, and that remains especially true during this time. Please continue to support one another and stay healthy.

Take Care.

Debra Smith
General Manager and CEO, Seattle City Light

700 Fifth Avenue, P.O. Box 34023
Seattle, WA 98124-4023

Facebook Grants for Small Businesses



On April 2nd, Facebook announced new updates to its small-business grant program, including $40 million in grants for small businesses, with a special focus on Seattle-based businesses. 

Eligible businesses include the following requirements: 

  • Have between 2 and 50 employees

  • Have been in business for over a year

  • Have experienced challenges from COVID-19

  • Be in or near a location where Facebook operates

The grants will go to 10,000 U.S. small businesses in 34 locations that Facebook employees live and work. Importantly, businesses in New York and Seattle will be the first to receive funds starting next week.

Facebook says it’s also collaborating with small-business partner Ureeka to invest in eligible minority and women-owned businesses. Local businesses can go to to check their eligibility.