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A new payroll tax is being introduced in the City Council that may impact you and your business. The tax imposes a 1.3% tax on payroll for any Seattle company with a payroll greater than $7 million. Please check out the recent Times editorial and Danny Westneat article that do a nice job of framing the issue.We wanted to provide you information about this proposed tax and the different ways you can make your voice heard. Your stories make a

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COVID-19 April 16 Update

Dear SODO Businesses,The SODO BIA continue to closely track the impacts of COVID-19. As we navigate this difficult time we will continue to share resources, news, and services that you may find helpful. 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.On Monday, Mayor Durkan announced the initial 250 grantees of the Small Business Stabilization Fund including three SODO Businesses! Shout

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COVID-19: Temporary Shelter in SODO

Dear SODO Businesses:We are getting in touch with you today to inform you of plans to bring a temporary shelter to Recovery Cafe for the duration of the COVID-19 Crisis.King County’s Department of Community and Human Services is shifting the enhanced shelter 20-person shelter at 4th and Jefferson and establishing a temporary 30-45 person enhanced shelter at the Recovery Café (4202 6th Ave S, Seattle). The enhanced shelter will primarily serve adults impacted by alcohol

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COVID-19 April 13 Update

SODO Businesses and Our CommunityWhile we will continue to share information with updates, resources and news about COVID-19 in our region, today we wanted to share some good news in SODO and some of the great things our SODO businesses are doing. We are so impressed to see all the awesome ways SODO is helping out in these time difficult times. Keep it up! We are here to support you in anyway we can. In this

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COVID-19 April 9 Update

Dear SODO Businesses,The SODO BIA continue to closely track the impacts of COVID-19. As we navigate this difficult time we will continue to share resources, news, and services that you may find helpful. 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.We know there are concerns about crime and safety in SODO. We encourage you to reach out with any issues and

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COVID-19 April 6 Update

SODO Businesses and Our CommunityWhile we will continue to share information with updates, resources and news about COVID-19 in our region, we also want to continue sharing some of the awesome things SODO Businesses are doing to support our community and some positive news in our neighborhood. It comes as no surprise to use to see how SODO can step up and help those in need. Continue sharing with us what your business is doing,

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COVID-19 April 2 Update

Dear SODO Businesses,The SODO BIA continue to closely track the impacts of COVID-19. As we navigate this difficult time we will continue to share resources, news, and services that you may find helpful. 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.We know there are concerns about crime and safety in SODO. We encourage you to reach out with any issues and

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COVID-19 March 30 Update

SODO Businesses and Our CommunityWhile we will continue to share information with updates, resources and news about COVID-19 in our region, today we wanted to share some good news in SODO and some of the great things our SODO businesses are doing. We are so impressed to see all the awesome ways SODO is helping out in these time difficult times. Keep it up! We are here to support you in anyway we can.In this

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COVID-19 March 26 Update

As many of you may have seen, Monday evening, Governor Inslee announced his “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order that bans all gatherings of people for social, recreational and spiritual purposes in public and closes all “non-essential” businesses for a minimum of two weeks. You can read more about the Governor’s order on his website. Effective for at least two weeks, the Governor’s order requires that:  All Washington residents must stay home unless they are pursuing essential activities like

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COVID-19: Food Distributor Information

Based on the recent circumstances in the State of California, it is very likely that Washington State Governor, Jay Inslee will issue a Shelter in Place mandate shortly.Grocery shopping and working at a grocery store/food wholesaler/food service provider will all almostcertainly be deemed as “critical infrastructure” meaning you can continue to operate and your employees can leave their houses to go to workWhile the exact details have not yet been published and the timing is

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