Small Business Response, Resilience, Reopen, Recover Together
OneEastside was formed to respond to the COVID-19 crisis by providing small businesses and non-profits with tools, resources, and other forms of assistance that they need to pivot, recover, and build resiliency. Key activities have included building the Eastside Recovery Hub and developing the Small Business Recovery and Resiliency Center. OneEastside also hosts the Eastside Small Business Recovery Fund.
Geek Out on the Gold
“Geek Out Gold” is Redmond’s own easy-to-use community currency gift certificate designed to specifically support our local businesses. You can purchase the gift certificates at OneRedmond.org and spend it straight from your phone at a variety of fun places around Redmond. Make sure to check back on participating merchants as more and more are added every week.
Visit www.GeekOutInRedmond.com to learn more!
Eastside Recovery Hub
The Eastside Recovery Hub is one-stop-shop for small businesses and non-profits that are looking for tools, information, and guidance as they chart a course forward during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hear from small business loan experts, government representatives, health institutions, and others as they provide updates on policy and provide technical assistance to help your company survive and grow during these challenging times.
On-demand Small Business Development Center (SBDC) webinars are available here.
Eastside Small Business Recovery Fund
While businesses have greatly benefited from federal and local grants and loans, they continue to tell us that they also need a suite of technical supports, mentoring, and equipment in order to pivot and change to adopt health guidelines and to respond to changing customer preferences during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Eastside Small Business Recovery Fund was developed to help support the Small Business Recovery and Resiliency Center, which will provide these additional support services that our business and non-profit community so urgently need.
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
OneRedmond, the Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce, and Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce led a partnership with King County and regional business organizations to distribute PPE to small businesses across King County. To learn more about where small businesses can find sources of PPE, visit the Eastside Recovery Hub – Recovery Resources, or visit the Association of Washington Businesses website.