Small Business Disaster Loans – Up to $25,000. How to apply:

Recently, the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced a new provision to the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) which includes loan forgiveness on the first $10,000 advance to small businesses in need. Upon approval of the short, online application, $10,000 advances are reportedly being paid within 3-5 days business days. The full rundown on the program … Read More

COVID-19: How to Suspend Your Mortgage Payments.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, homeowners are increasingly under strain, especially in the wake of historic unemployment numbers. Questions emerge as to how one may defer home mortgage payment amid this temporary hardship? Suspending a home mortgage payment is called a forbearance. If your loan is federally backed and you are experiencing hardship caused by … Read More

COVID-19: What is considered Non-Essential Construction? Washington State Updated Guidance from Governor Inslee – March 25, 2020.

On March 25, 2020, Gov. Jay Inslee issued a guidance memorandum declaring that the construction industry as a whole is not exempt from the statewide stay-at-home order he issued earlier. The clarification has shut down all projects not deemed “Essential Critical Infrastructure.” “In general, commercial and residential construction is not authorized under the Proclamation because … Read More

COVID-19: OHSA Guidance on Preparing workplaces for COVID-19.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) developed this COVID-19 planning guidance based on traditional infection prevention and industrial hygiene practices. It focuses on the need for employers to implement engineering, administrative, and work practice controls and personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as considerations for doing so. Below are some examples of jobs which … Read More

COVID-19: Clark County Business Resources:

The Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC), a non-profit organization that serves companies and businesses in Clark County has compiled a list of resources and guidance available for businesses impacted by COVID-19. Additionally, CREDC is seeking feedback on the extent to which COVID-19 is impacting companies and the broader economy in Clark County. Please take … Read More