Victoria O’Banion recently joined Northwest Cooperative Development Center and serves as the marketing and acquisitions specialist for ROC Northwest. Victoria brings with her nearly seven years of project and program management experience with Rebuilding Together, most recently as the Senior Director, National Programs and Strategic Partnerships. Victoria is well versed in the affordable housing arena and […]
We haven’t posted a lot on our page lately; however, the re-opening process has begun throughout the Pacific Northwest. We will try to get back to relevant updates as counties and states proceed through the reopening process: Oregon approves 31 counties to enter Level 1 reopening plan. This allows retail, and other businesses to operate […]
Cooperatives Build Communities Next Tuesday, #GivingTuesday and #GiveBigWA combine for a two-day event to support organizations throughout Washington. We hope that you can support our mission to foster community economic development through the cooperative business model. DONATE MAY 5-6 @ Cooperatives have always been about community: neighbors working together to meet common needs and solve […]
Washington has a grant for small buisnesses affected by Covid-19 Up to $5 million in funds are provided through the Governor’s Strategic Reserve Fund and administered by the State Department of Commerce. The grant program will provide a limited number of businesses in Washington’s 39 counties with a grant up to $10,000. Working Washington Small […]
A recent development in the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan may mean smaller “advance” amounts depending on the number of employees. NWCDC learned today that the advance (actually a grant) is “up to $10,000” although it had previously been promoted as a flat $10,000 for each applicant. Recent emails and postings on the subject suggest […]
The Clallam County EDC has put together a resource on understanding where the $2 trillion will be going to manage a collective response to Covid-19. Thanks –we updated the link on our website: https://chooseclallamfirst.com/federal-relief-packages/f/the-anatomy-of-the-2-trillion-covid-19-stimulus-bill
The SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program under the CARES Act can help small businesses (including co-ops) save jobs with a forgivable loan. We are trying to keep up with resources as fast as they pop up. Our Covid-19 Resources Page has more information and plans.
We are reposting Burial Grounds exciting new concept: Community Supported Caffeine! “As we face a future full of uncertainty, we know that we are not alone. We’ve made it this far only with your unbelievable support. As worker owners of the newly established Burial Grounds Coffee Collective, Rogue Tea, and Todai Yoga Studio, we cannot […]
The CARES Act awaits passage by the House. The 2.2 trillion dollar package will provide relief and assistance throughout the economy. The wonderful folks at the Clallam Economic Development Council provided a summary of its actions so that we don’t have to read 800 pages of legalize! CARES Act Summary
New Moon Café is currently closed. However, you can support them during the pandemic in two ways. People can purchase gift certificates at their website. People can also make direct donations here. There are a number of co-ops in our area that seek support. Check and share our page supporting these co-op fund drives!