The Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce and Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) have once again partnered to offer $30,000 in grants to local small businesses through the “Small Business Incentive Program” (SBIP).
The Small Business Incentive Program was launched in 2011. Since its inception, the program has presented 300 grants to small businesses, totaling $270,000. The program is designed to strengthen and support small businesses in the Tri-Cities.
New this year: Winners will select from one of three COVID-19 Relief Packages valued at $1,000:
Following is the eligibility criteria for the Small Business Incentive Program:
SBIP applications will be accepted from 8 am on Thursday, July 9 through 5pm on Friday, July 31. In an effort to provide value and streamline the process during this challenging time, qualifying applications will be numbered and entered into a drawing. 30 winners will be selected at random during the drawing on August 12 at 1:30 pm. The drawing will be broadcast live over Zoom.
Members must apply for a grant through the online application form. Printed applications will not be accepted. Applications must submitted by 5 pm on Friday, July 31, 2020.
For questions about the program, please contact Logan LaPierre, Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Chamber's Resident PTAC Counselor Helps Local Business Earn Government Contract Worth Over $400,000
Jody O’Connor, the Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Counselor housed at the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce, helped a local client earn a government contract worth over $400,000.
Patriot Rooter & Irrigation, LLC secured the contract with The Northwest Fisheries Science Center at the Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration laboratory in Seattle. This is Patriot Rooter’s third federal contract award.
“Securing Federal contract awards for a small business comes with a lot of hard work; PTAC has not only provided to us the opportunity to compete in this unfamiliar arena but more importantly actually win federal contracts,” said Francisca Garrison, CEO of Patriot Rooter & Irrigation, LLC.
The Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) helps businesses at no cost to find, bid, win and perform on federal, state and local government contracts. For more information, visit washingtonptac.org.
JOINT MEDIA RELEASE: Benton County Commissioners, Franklin County Commissioners, and Benton-Franklin Health District
Benton-Franklin Health District PIO
July 2, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Benton and Franklin Counties were approved today to move to modified Phase 1 of the state’s Safe Start Phased Reopening Plan. Washington State Secretary of Health John Weisman’s approval of the counties’ applications allows limited and modified openings for some businesses and personal activities in Benton and Franklin Counties effective at midnight tonight.
Activities allowed include:
The Benton-Franklin Health District Board of Health wants to remind the public to continue to follow all the precautions in Phase 1, including wearing face coverings in public, staying at least six feet away from other people, practicing excellent hand hygiene and staying home when they’re sick. More information on COVID-19 can be
found on Benton-Franklin Health District’s website at www.bfhd.wa.gov/covid-19.