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April 14 and 15: EDC to offer Fire Recovery Sessions for Business Owners and Employees

The Economic Development Council of San Juan County (EDC) invites business owners and employees who have been displaced or negatively impacted by the April 7 fire in downtown Friday Harbor, to an informational session featuring local banks, insurers, utility, workforce, and other providers, to answer questions and connect to providers.

Employee Info Session (employers also encouraged to attend), from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, April 14

Topics will include:

The Family Resource Center will provide information about rental assistance, other forms of financial assistance and low-cost counseling services.

NW Workforce Development will discuss how they can help with resume evaluation, job search assistance and job skills training

EDC will discuss filing for unemployment insurance and other options for employees

Business Owner Info Session  from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, April 15

Topics will include:

Local service providers will provide information on resources for:


Workforce support


Financial services


To attend, please contact our office at (360) 378-2906 or email info@sanjuansedc.org. This event is open only to businesses affected by the April 7 fire in downtown Friday Harbor. Service providers are encouraged to contact our office.

The EDC thanks the WA Department of Commerce, San Juan County, the Town of Friday Harbor, the Port of Friday Harbor, and the Port of Lopez for their support of the EDC’s business recovery initiative.

The Economic Development Council of San Juan County (EDC) strives to support small rural enterprises, and conduct projects to stimulate new job creation, strengthen the economic base for working families, and support overall quality of life for islanders.

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