Supporting Small Businesses through Chip-In

Supporting Small Businesses through Chip-In
Posted on 10/01/2020
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City of Renton SealSeptember 25, 2020

Originally published in Mayor Armondo Pavone's September 25 Newsletter

 

Renton businesses have always been strong supporters of our community. That's one of the things that makes me proud to call Renton my home. Small businesses provide more than jobs, goods, and services. They also give us a sense of place and community.

So far during the pandemic, we have already seen over 40 local businesses close their doors for good. While the governor’s “Stay at Home” order has protected our residents, it’s been devastating to our businesses.

Cover of the mayor's newsletter for September 25, 2020To help, we are in the process of distributing $1.38 million in CARES funding to 188 qualified businesses to date. The problem is we had over 350 businesses apply. Federal aid is not enough.

That’s why the city is excited to work with Renton Chamber of Commerce, One Eastside, and Chip-In to raise funds for Renton small businesses through tax-deductible contributions. Think of it like GoFundMe, but Chip-In does not take a cut. Each dollar donated will support local Renton businesses meet payroll, keep their lights on and doors open.

Renton has faced and come through tough times in the past by sticking together and working for each other. The way back after COVID-19 will be no different. One way is by supporting those local small businesses that mean so much to our community. I hope you will join me and make a contribution.

 

About the City of Renton

The City of Renton, Washington, with a population of 105,500 (2020), is located on the southeast shore of Lake Washington, just south of Seattle. Renton's strong economic base, diverse marketplace and favorable business climate have attracted the attention of nationally recognized companies that are providing employees and their families an outstanding quality of life. Renton is the home of Boeing, PACCAR, IKEA, the Seattle Seahawks, and the eternal resting place of Jimi Hendrix. More information can be found on our website, news releases, or Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor pages. 

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