New PPP Loans Available through March 10

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The Biden Administration is opening a special two-week period for small businesses to apply for Paycheck Protection Program assistance. The new PPP Loan is for businesses with fewer than 20 employees. Contact the U.S. Small Business Administration​, Small Business Development Center, or any bank that is…

Washington County Improves to “Moderate” Risk Level

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Washington County will move down into the “moderate” risk level starting Friday, February 26. This will mean an increase in capacity for businesses including restaurants, gyms and entertainment facilities. “For the second time in a row, we are seeing great progress in stopping the…

Beaverton Improvement Grant Applications due March 12

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Businesses in Beaverton looking to spruce up their storefront or interior can apply for the city’s Storefront and Tenant Improvement Program. There are multiple grants available for creating designs and improving interiors or exteriors. The design grant offers a city architect to help develop…

Washington County Improves to “High Risk”

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced Tuesday that Washington County will move from “extreme” to “high” risk for COVID-19. This means restaurants will be able to allow indoor dining once again, among other changes. The surrounding Portland metro area of Clackamas and Multnomah counties are…

The Great 2021 Getaway Giveaway

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Oregon’s Tualatin Valley Launches “The Great 2021 Getaway Giveaway,” Awarding More Than A Thousand Future Getaways to the Region Beaverton, Ore. (February 8, 2021) – Travelers who are eager to travel in 2021 have a new reason to be excited. Oregon’s Tualatin Valley announces…

Washington County country remains at Extreme Risk level for COVID-19

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Washington County country will remain in the Extreme Risk category after the latest COVID-19 data was released on January 26. Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced changes to the guidance for Extreme Risk counties, allowing some indoor activities to resume. Starting January 29, a maximum…

New COVID Recovery Tools for Hospitality

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Congress unveiled its $900 billion bill for short-term economic relief for businesses affected by COVID-19. Several items will benefit restaurants and lodging establishments. The federal plan announced today targets restaurant relief with provisions including: Enhanced PPP Loan Size: The PPP provides a business with…

Grant Opportunities for Washington County Businesses

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Today Washington County announced a new grant program, as well as extended the deadline  for food service, hotel and tourist establishments to apply for Coronavirus Relief Funds. New Grants Application Opened Today Washington County is asking you to please help spread the word about…

Hillsboro Businesses Need Outdoor Seating Permits

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Restaurants and bars in Hillsboro need to apply for two permits in order to set up new outdoor seating. Under the latest state guidance for COVID-19 prevention, Washington County is considered an “extreme risk” county and currently, only outdoor dining is allowed. That means…

Washington County Enters “Extreme Risk” Guidance December 3

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced the county-wide risk levels, and Washington County—as well as other counties in the Portland Metro Region—are in the “Extreme Risk” category. As an “Extreme Risk” county, the following is guidance for Washington County as it relates to our industry,…