$150K of Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grants distributed to 21 island businesses

Twenty-one businesses in San Juan County – on Lopez, Orcas, San Juan and Shaw Islands – have been awarded grants totaling $149,699 from the Governor’s emergency fund. The grants will allow businesses to pay for essential expenses like rent.The program was created to provide small grants to businesses with 10 or fewer employees, to help them survive the downturn caused by Covid-19.

The state Department of Commerce and the Governor’s office, in partnership with San Juan County's Economic Development Center worked to select the recipients of the  Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grant (WWSBEG) in San Juan County.

Governor Inslee said, “I hope this a bridge to get them to the other side”.

The 21 businesses on all four ferry-served islands are: 

Cakes by Felicitations

Catkin Cafe

Deer Harbor Inn Restaurant

Dockside Treasures

Friday Harbor Chocolates

Funk&Junk Antiques, Nichols St. Suites

Girl Meets Dirt

Island Athletic Events, LLC dba San Juan Island Fitness

Island House Dental Care

Island Thyme LLC

Jeanne Marie Peihl/Salish Sea Ballet

Just Heavenly Fudge Factory LLC

Lum Farm LLC

Mike’s Cafe and Wine Bar

MORCO, Inc dba Morris Plumbing & Heating

Orcas Adventures

Printonyx, Inc.

Rainshadow Solar & Energy Solutions, Inc.

Sasha’s Food Connections

Whales Tooth Dental

Wilson Construction LLC 

“In speaking with our businesses over the past two and a half months, it’s been clear they need access to capital and technical assistance to weather this storm. As a very small nonprofit, we can provide the technical assistance, but could not offer grants. We were absolutely thrilled when the Governor’s office and Commerce created this funding mechanism to support our local business owners,” said Victoria Compton, EDC Director.

For more information on these grants, please visit: https://www.sanjuansedc.org/wwsbeg-announced/ .

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