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COVID-19 Crisis: Information, Resources, and Support for Your Business


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Welcome to the RAPID RESPONSE TEAM for the South Sound.  We know your business is struggling to understand the ever-changing environment around you as we all struggle to maneuver through the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.  This resource is here to provide expert guidance for South Sound employers so businesses like yours can comply with frequently changing rules and regulations.

Whether you are a small business owner wearing multiple hats, or have a team of hundreds, we are proud to provide resources you can depend on.  If you are unsure about lending options or developing regulations at the federal, state and local levels; we are available to help you navigate the crisis. We have people who will talk with you personally and walk you through your available options and new resources.

Please take a moment to read “The Basics” and “FAQ’s” to seek the answers you are searching for.

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Covid-19 Business Info Series
Monday, June 1, 11:00am-12:00pm

Please join our panel for an in-depth discussion of issues for our businesses that have arisen due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Presenters include:
  • Chris Eyler, Executive Director- Congressional and Public Affairs, US Chamber of Commerce
  • Scott Bossom, Sr. VP – Manager -SBA Lending, Columbia Bank
  • Joseph Gosar, Account Executive – South Puget Sound Area, Impact Washington
  • Geoff Lawrence, Account Executive- South Sound & Peninsula Region , Impact Washington
  • Kevin L Proctor, President, ABK Consulting Group LLC

Hosted by:

  • Tom Pierson, CEO, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce
  • Bruce Kendall, CEO, Pierce County Economic Development
  • John Powers, Exec Director, Kitsap Economic Development Alliance

Starting at 10:45am (Webinar begins at 11:00) on your computer or cell phone with internet capability.

iPhone one-tap:
  • +16699006833,,843841095# or +13462487799,,843841095#
  • Webinar ID: 843 841 095
  • Dial +1 253 215 8782

During this historic crisis, we are here to help facilitate opportunities for businesses in the South Sound.

Tom Pierson

CEO at Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber

The Chamber and EDB are essential resources during this challenging time.

AJ Gordon

Director of Growth and Strategy

In times like this, South Sound Business could not be more proud to help support the needs of our business community with the Rapid Response Team.

Josh Dunn


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