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This map is endorsed by the SCC and enjoyed by City staff, citizens and visitors.
Notice: we have arranged for any Sammamish business to be able to pick up a free PPE Safe Kit. You can sign up to pick up your PPE Safe Kit here.
King County is currently in a modified Phase 2, allowing more businesses to reopen. King County submitted a plan to the Washington State Department of Health to allow for limited reopenings of recreational, social, and business activities in accordance to Jay Inslee’s Safe Start reopening plan. This plan was approved June 19th. Activities may begin immediately as outlined in Phase 2. Here is an article on King County’s Phase 2 plan.
Changes to PPP Loan Forgiveness Guidelines:
PPP loan flexibility legislation was signed by the President. The bill is now titled the “Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020”. This bill allows businesses and non-profit organizations that received PPP loans to be able to spend a larger share of their loan on rent and utility payments, and can spread out their payments over a longer period of time. Of importance to the business community, two helpful changes:
- The amount of PPP funds that businesses and non-profits can spend on rent and utilities increased from 25 to 40% since the original program.
- Businesses and non-profits can utilize their loan funds over a 24-week period, or by December 31st, whichever comes first. Previously, businesses and non-profits had to use all funds eligible for forgiveness during an 8-week program.
The Economic and Revenue Forecast Council found that Washington State’s unemployment rate rose to 14.7% in April, up from 5.1% the month before. Revenue Act collections are 25.6% below the February forecast, and Washington car and truck sales are at the lowest level since the council began collection these measurement in 1970.
Support Our Local Businesses!
Sammamish restaurants are there for us when we want to celebrate something and meet for fun with our family and friends. They are still in the kitchen willing to serve us through take out and delivery. Let’s be sure to support them through this time of crisis. Here is a list of the SCC-member restaurants still open:
- Dairy Queen
- Emerald City Smoothie
- La Casita
- MOD Pizza
- Mommy’s Kitchen
- Pagliacci Pizza
- Pine Lake Ale House
- Sammamish Cafe
- Zeek’s Pizza
To comply with the city’s decision not to hold a farmers market at city hall this year, the SCC will hold its COVID-19-safe Farmers Market outside of Sammamish.
The new 2020 location of this smaller Farmers Market will be at the Red Barn Farm, across from the Gray Barn at the corner of Sahalee Way and Highway 202.
We request that each guest wear a mask and send only one representative from each household to purchase food. Any pre-orders can be made through our website and picked up by car in our drive-thru pick-up lane.
The 2020 Market season is scheduled June 3 – September 16 from 4-8 PM each Wednesday.
Interested in being a Market sponsor?
Check out the SFM Sponsorship Package.
Looking to volunteer?
Info Booth shifts available: 4:00-5:30pm, 5:30-6:30pm, 6:30-8:00pm
A great way to meet the community!
Set-up and breakdown volunteers are also needed from 2-4pm and 7:45-9:00pm.
This is a perfect opportunity for students to collect school-required community service hours and be involved in their community.
Know a local band, act, school group, community group who would like to perform at the market?
We are scheduling the market’s entertainment and are accepting applications.
Reserve a spot for a Business Booth
Get more info here.
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Photos from Sunny Hills Elementary Ribbon Cutting on Oct 13th.
Photo Credit: Jean Johnson Productions
Top slider photo credit: Jean Johnson Productions
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