Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, immediate tax credits are available through most of 2021 to businesses that offer employees paid sick and family leave. Read more.

The Green River College Small Business Center invites interested applicants to register for the upcoming 4-part, educational course series: "Start a Successful Business." Learn more.

We're excited to share these amazing success stories from Orion Industries, a local leader in precision manufacturing and a social enterprise who uses their businesses to teach job skills to people who experience barriers to employment. Read more.

Auburn City Council is considering recommendations from city staff on Ordinance 6817 regarding "Camping on City Property and Admonishment Process." Jeff Tate, Director of Community Development, gave a presentation to City Council on April 12th, outlining recommendations for the ordinance. In a communication to our offices, he provided further explanation for the business community. Read more.

Auburn Symphony Orchestra conducted by Music Director Wesley Schulz announces a new virtual concert series: "On the Nature of Daylight." The concert will be available for free streaming from April 22nd through May 22nd, 2021. Read More.

The Partnership for Affordable Housing is requesting that Auburn Area residents tell their legislators to support affordable housing creation and preservation. Read more.

The Business and Workers update is a weekly newsletter providing news and information to help businesses and workers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The information is compiled by the state Economic Resiliency Team (ERT), part of the Joint Information Center at Camp Murray.

The South Sound Chamber of Commerce Legislative Coalition (SSCCLC) tracks proposed legislation and bills, relevant to the South Sound business community, during the current legislative session in Olympia. This post outlines current proposed legislation being considered in Olympia.

Celebrate spring with Antonio Vivaldi's iconic music. Auburn Symphony Orchestra, conducted by music director Wesley Schulz, will release a concert with the largest group of musicians yet this season. Antonio Vivaldi's The Four Seasons featuring soloist Emilie Choi premiers Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 7:30 PM at www.auburnsymphony.org. Read More.

It's time to support the millions of local businesses who employ tens of millions of people. April 7th is The Great American Buy Local Day! Consider what ways you can support a local business that day! Visit their store, give a positive online review, order delivery or take-out, get necessary services scheduled, refer a friend! Let's all do our part by supporting them and spreading the word.