Category: Government Strategies

Plans for Recovery and How to Return to Work

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As the COVID-19 curve appears to be flatting somewhat, people are starting to think about and plan for coronavirus recovery and how to return to work.  The basic outlines of plans are starting to take shape.  As we hear details, we will post them here. FEDERAL The White House published a three-phased Opening Up America…

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COVID-19 and Force Majeure Clauses in Commercial Leases

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April 6, 2020 By: Natalya Belonozhko Coronavirus (COVID-19) and governments’ orders to close non-essential businesses in Oregon and Washington have impacted businesses’ ability to operate in their leased spaces and pay rent under their commercial leases. Force Majeure Clause Most commercial leases include a force majeure clause. A force majeure clause provides for the parties’…

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Federal, Oregon, & Washington COVID-19 Resources

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In addition to the CARES Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, unemployment, and tax guidance we have collected the following additional nationwide business resources: What federal government agencies are doing in response to COVID-19 CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers and environmental cleaning guidance Online health self-assessment, Providence – telemedicine visit.   Washington COVID-19…

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CARES Act Resources

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Updated  The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) – a $2 trillion aid package – became law on March 27, 2020.  Some called it the “Stimulus Package.”  It provides loans, grants, unemployment, tax relief, payments to households, REAL ID delays, and others to help deal with the impact of coronavirus shut-down orders. …

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Transportation Back on Track

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Fifty-three percent of Washington voters recently passed I-976, a bill that reduced registration fees for most vehicles to just $30 statewide. As a result, several large city, county and state transportation infrastructure projects are expected to be put on hold while governments consider where to find funding. In addition, smaller local projects to improve crosswalks,…

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Book Review: ‘The Medici Effect’

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Have you ever ready a book and thought, “I found my people! Suddenly I understand!”? That is how this book made me feel. “The Medici Effect” by Frans Johansson provides a sociological and anthropological explanation for multi-potentialites. It is a well-researched, clearly explained companion to Emilie Wapnick’s TED Talk, “Why Some of Us Don’t Have…

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Identity Clark County Names Maren Calvert to Ed Lynch Honorary Board Seat

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Contact: Sean Philbrook, 360.695.4116 sean@iccbusiness.org VANCOUVER, Wash. – (November 26, 2018) The business leaders group Identity Clark County has selected Maren Calvert to the 2019 Ed Lynch Board Seat, a one-year courtesy appointment to the group’s Board of Directors. Ms. Calvert recently joined Vancouver-based Horenstein Law Group PLLC, after a 20-year career in the United States…

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