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Support Local/Shop Small

Support local and shop small are not catch phrases but calls to action during this time of crisis. Our SODO businesses are the fabric of our neighborhood’s uniqueness and vitality. Together, we will get through this. Now is the time to look for creative options, within your means, to ensure our local businesses can weather this storm and return to the vibrant community Seattleites and visitors love. Click the category below to find your favorite

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COVID-19 March 19 Update

The SODO BIA will continue to keep you informed with the most up to date information and hopefully be able to answer any questions that may arise. We understand the concern and impacts of the COVID-19 on our SODO community and are here to help and support in any way we can. In this update you will find recent news announcements and resources for your business, employees, families, and friends.Also, you will find a survey from the

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SODO BIA Office Protocols for COVID-19

With COVID-19, our staff will be following a hybrid system of working from home, but also coming into our office when necessary. Some positions within our staff are able to make arrangements to work from home, while others do require us to be present in SODO. Erin Goodman, our Executive Director will be in and out of our office. If you have any concerns about the steps our City is taking during COVID-19, or any

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COVID-19 March 16 Update

Dear SODO Business Owners – As each day goes by we see new developments due to the COVID-19 pandemic and with that comes new policies, resources, and of course even more questions. The SODO BIA will continue to keep you informed with the most up to date information and hopefully be able to answer any questions that may arise.Last night, Governor Inslee released a statement calling for a statewide shutdown of restaurants, bars, and the limits

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COVID-19 Resources

Resources for Businesses and Workers Impacted by COVID-19 City of Seattle’s 2020 OED Small Business Stabilization Fund Application and Information HERE Washington State’s Department of Commerce’s website with resources for businesses Employment Security Department’s website with resources for businesses and workers Washington State’s Department of Labor and Industries’ website with resources Governor Inslee’s Resource List Other Coronavirus information Questions on Coronavirus www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus King County Coronavirus updates www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/communicable-diseases.aspx Seattle Public Schools update www.seattleschools.org/district/calendars/news/what_s_new/coronavirus_update/faq How to talk

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COVID-19 Updates: March 13, 2020

Dear SODO Business Owners –  Since we last emailed you on Tuesday, there have been several changes to how our city, county, state, and country deals with the impacts of the COVID-19 virus. Over the next days, weeks, and potentially months, we will be monitoring the spread and work hard to keep you all in the loop with the most up-to-date information and provide resources to assist your businesses, employees, customers, and families. Again, here

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COVID-19 Information

If the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread around the world and in Washington State, it could become a pandemic. Though global by definition pandemics have local impacts. A pandemic isn’t an isolated incident, but an event that unfolds over time, sometimes spanning many months. You can minimize the impact to your organization by creating a plan that clearly outlines roles, responsibilities and policies. Seattle & King County Public Health have published a guide for businesses

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Staff Spotlight – Lauren Ross

Lauren Ross is our Program Manager here at the SODO BIA, where she focuses on Clean and Safe Outreach and Transportation issues that affect the SODO neighborhood. Lauren is originally from New Jersey, and graduated with Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. She made her way to Seattle for graduate school receiving a Masters of Public Administration from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Washington,

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SODO BIA Office Closure 1/15/20

The SODO BIA office is closed today due to inclement weather. Our policy is when Seattle Public Schools close, we do as well. All of our staff will be available via email and cell phone, the numbers are listed on our Contact page on the website.

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SODO BIA Office Closure at 2 pm

Our office will be closing at 2:00 pm today due to the inclement weather forecasts to ensure all our staff members can get home safely. If you need to reach us, we will be available by cell phone. Our numbers are listed on the contact page on our website.

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