AWB represents a diverse membership comprised of businesses, local chambers of commerce, hospitals, private schools and universities. We work with an equally diverse array of legislators, policymakers and industry experts to develop policies and practices that contribute to a healthy economic climate.
Our legislative priorities are crafted with the direct input of member companies who serve on our committees, work groups and board of directors. So whether you’re an entrepreneur just starting out, a long-established business or a large corporation new to Washington state, consider investing in a membership with AWB.
AWB’s HealthChoice plan offers a reliable solution, providing more than 4,500 employers with access to affordable, high quality health insurance. WORKERS’ COMP INSURANCE AWB’s Comprise Retro Program provides employers with valuable tools for maintaining a safe workplace and running a successful business.
Rural Vitality in Washington AWB also has a longstanding record of working on behalf of companies in many other industries such as retail, wholesale, communications, services, agriculture, transportation, hospitality and construction.
Take your issues and concerns directly to legislators on the capitol campus. Read More Join the WPA today and fight to protect your right to own and use your property.
These Candidates have shown a strong understanding of the importance of Property Rights. Last week, Governor Jay Inslee announced a total of $135 million in grants, loans, and other assistance to help businesses and workers hurt by the latest round of restrictions.
We'll have a great broadcast coming to you on Facebook Live today and all next week at 11:30 a.m. Join us here or at www.MFGisWA.org because #MFGisEssential. We are working hard to keep the business community updated with as much information as possible in terms of state, federal and town assistance during this crisis.
Explore our local business community where you will find residential and professional services, financial institutions, non-profits, retail shops, restaurants and lodging. Discover information and images of rich heritage, vibrant cultural life and beautiful rural landscapes that make up the five historic villages of Washington, Connecticut.
Browse images of previously sponsored events by the WashingtonBusinessAssociation where member businesses were able to meet and greet, network and sell goods and services. Explore our local business community where you will find residential and professional services, financial institutions, non-profits, retail shops, restaurants and lodging.
Discover information and images of rich heritage, vibrant cultural life and beautiful rural landscapes that make up the five historic villages of Washington, Connecticut. The WPA will be a powerful coalition of the leading companies and professional associations focused on commercial, residential, and retail real estate and property rights issues in Washington State.
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Announcements, resources, and event changes that may affect Washington State Bar Association members, the legal community, and the public. Inslee’s Stay Home-Stay Healthy Order by shutting its Seattle office to the public.
SBA employees are working remotely and are committed to continuing high service levels. If you need assistance, please refer to our service directory and/or use firstname.lastname@example.org for general inquires.
Many of our phone lines will go to voicemail, including our main service-line number; leave a message, and we will return your call within at least two business days. Members and applicants should submit any payments and documents online for timely processing as mail will be delayed.
For service of process or delivery of subpoenas, etc, please email Julies@wsba.org or Lisaa@wsba.org to discuss appropriate arrangements. From an ABA accredited law school will be permitted to choose to be admitted by diploma privilege instead of taking and passing the Uniform Bar Exam.
Applicants exercising diploma privilege must comply with all licensing requirements prior to a recommendation for admission to the Washington Supreme Court. We will be working hard to provide a safe and appropriate testing setting for every applicant.
The MALE Board recognizes the significant effects and practice restrictions SBA Licensed Legal Professionals are experiencing due to the Covid-19 pandemic. If you can’t afford to attend webinars or purchase CLE products, ask the MALE team for a list of accredited sponsors who offer free and low-cost Clues.
You can earn free CLE credits by providing pro bono services through a qualified legal services provider (APR 11(e)(7)), or by participating in a structured mentoring program (APR 11(e)(8)). Inslee has temporarily waived and suspended specified statutes that limit the authority of courts to issue initial protection orders without full and/or in-person hearings; and to allow for use of alternative means of service, including electronic means of service.
Inslee has prohibited all employers from failing to provide accommodation to high-risk workers that protects them risk of exposure to COVID-19 while on the job. SBA’s Seattle office is operating under limited public access.
The Washington Supreme Court and the Chief Hearing Officer and Disciplinary Board Chair have entered orders regarding modified procedures during the pendency of the COVID-19 public health emergency for matters in the licensed legal professional discipline and disability system. Please communicate with us by sending messages and required information to the email address of the assigned disciplinary counsel on the matter.
Virtual notarial acts: As requested by SBA leaders, Gov. Inslee has immediately allowed for the use of electronic/remote notarization, with specific conditions authorized in Senate Bill 5641 (originally slated to go into effect Oct. 1, 2020).
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Information on this page does not modify the rules, statutes, and regulations set by the federal government, state legislature, Washington Supreme Court, or the Bylaws and policies of the SBA, or confer any additional rights. Nov. 20: King County Superior Court on Friday halted in-person jury trials in response to COVID-19.
Nov. 10: Judicial Branch Establishes Eviction Resolution Program to Help Communities and Courts with Likely Wave of Evictions Revised and Extended Order for Court Operations SBA's Reopening Guide for Washington State Law Offices July 29: Spokane County Superior Court again suspends jury trials due to “the continued escalation of COVID-19 in Spokane County.” Washington Health Secretary John Wiseman on May 28 issued an order mandating COVID-19 testing for all residents and staff of nursing homes and assisted living facilities with memory care units. Jay Inslee on Tuesday, May 19, announced guidelines that could allow 10 more counties to reopen under coronavirus recovery plan Gov.
Inslee and the Washington state Legislature have approved extensions through May 31 for many of the Governor’s original COVID-19 related statutory waivers and suspensions, including the use of electronic/remote notarization. Inslee announced a four-phased approach to recovery called Safe Start Washington on May 4.
Join U.S. Small Business Administration Deputy District Director Mark Costello for a recorded information session about federal stimulus options available to small businesses right now. The Office of Civil Legal Aid is looking for at least 100 attorneys who are licensed to practice law and willing to accept 20 referrals of unemployment insurance claimants in need of representation.
Kate Brown announced an agreement on a shared vision for reopening their economies and controlling COVID-19 into the future. The Assistance from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act offers loans to help businesses cover payroll, rent, mortgage, and utility costs.
Inslee ordered Washington residents to stay at home, except for crucial activities such as buying groceries, seeking medical care or going to work at essential businesses. Statewide Google Nair offers free virtual workshops, events, and 1:1 coaching sessions to help small businesses and job seekers get the most out of their digital tools.
The Fund is designed to complement the work of public health officials and expand local capacity to address all aspects of the outbreak as efficiently as possible. Moving Forward After a Disaster, prepared by the Red Cross provides information for critical resources, helpful checklists, and phone numbers that may assist you in your recovery.
The report was produced by the American Planning Association (APA) through a cooperative agreement from FEMA. Direct Relief’s approach to disasters is to support the immediate needs of victims by working with local partners best situated to assess, respond, and prepare for the long-term recovery.
It is up to Maya Morton, a proud and stubborn donkey and the newly appointed economic developer, to rescue her community and guide them to recovery. This book leads to spine-tingling discoveries, unnerving experts, and ultimately the kind of preparations that will actually help guide us through disasters.
These grants are available to people whose homes are located in a federally recognized disaster area, which can include flooding. Eligible applicants must be located within 20 miles of a Dollar General store, distribution center, or corporate office.
CBG Economic Opportunity Grants assist eligible, rural Washington State cities and counties with economic resilience and developments projects including job creation, microenterprise assistance, energy-related, and disaster recovery activities that promote vibrant communities and principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons. When a disaster/emergency occurs, public works agencies have the responsibility to maintain service and recover in the most expedient way.
The mission of FEMA's Public Assistance Grant Program is to provide assistance to State, Tribal and local governments and certain types of Private Nonprofit organizations so that communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President. Through the Public Assistance Program, FEMA provides supplemental Federal disaster grant assistance for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and the repair, replacement or restoration of disaster-damaged, publicly owned facilities and the facilities of certain Private Non-Profit (PNP) organizations. The Federal share of assistance is not less than 75 percent of the eligible cost for emergency measures and permanent restoration.
The grantee (usually the state) determines how the non-federal share (up to 25 percent) is split with the subgrantees (eligible applicants). The federally funded Fire Management Assistance Grant Program (FM AGP) provides financial assistance to state, local, and federally recognized tribal governments for the mitigation, management, and control of fires on publicly or privately owned forests or grasslands.
Flood plains by Design is Ecology's primary grant program for projects that help communities live better in their floodplain. The funding is specifically targeted to increase the effectiveness in safely and efficiently handling hazardous materials accidents and incidents and to encourage a comprehensive approach to emergency training and planning by incorporating the unique challenges of responses to transportation situations.
Ready is a national public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The Ready PSA Campaign from Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is designed to prepare American families for an effective response to whatever natural or man-made disaster may come next.
The campaign also encourages Americans to be informed and build a kit with essential supplies that will last up to 72 hours. PSA surge every American to visit Ready.gov and learn how to make their emergency plan today.
Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFT) developed a series of videos about how to prepare for, deal with, and recover from a disaster. Crowd Source Rescue is a public-safety grade platform that uses next-generation technology to quickly connect both professional first-responders and vetted volunteers with response, relief, and recovery cases before, during, and immediately after a disaster.
It provides a flexible structure that enables disaster recovery managers to operate in a unified and collaborative manner. It also focuses on how best to restore, redevelop and revitalize the health, social, economic, natural and environmental fabric of the community and build a more resilient Nation.
The Effective Coordination of Recovery Resources for State, Tribal, Territorial and Local Incidents outlines best practices and approaches for states, tribes, and territories to help enable a more effective recovery for local communities after an incident of any size or scale. This guide will better position recovery stakeholders to lead, coordinate and support impacted communities in a more efficient, effective and equitable manner.
The Institute for Sustainable Development focuses on more long-term issues affecting disaster recovery, resilience, and the future. ISD continues to build on its legacy of bringing together business, academic, and other thought leaders to promote partnerships, policies, and projects that promote (a) community resilience and disaster recovery, and (b) long-term community transformation based on applied innovation and sustainable development principles.
Farm Aid connects farmers to direct services, including financial counseling, technical assistance, legal advice and more. Direct Relief’s approach to disasters is to support the immediate needs of victims by working with local partners best situated to assess, respond, and prepare for the long-term recovery.