Community-Wide By-Product Synergy Networking
February 18, 2009, from
8am to 1:30pm, at Bertha Landes Room, Seattle City Hall
Turn your waste
into profit at this community-wide by-product synergy networking event.
Meet with businesses from the Puget Sound Region and explore materials
exchanges and alternative sourcing! Learn how you can save money on waste
disposal and reduce the costs of sourcing new materials. Discover
innovative approaches and resources for greater efficiency and
Registration: $35 per person (includes lunch)
Information: 425-828-0982, www.nbis.org
Seattle's Office of Emergency
Management Wants You to Know
As a result of the
severe winter weather that has affected our region, the Federal government
has made assistance programs available to businesses through the SBA.
Details for each weather event are here. For more information contact
Erika Lund, Seattle's Recovery & Mitigation Coordinator, (206)
1. December 2008 Snow - business and private non-profits
The U.S. Small Business Administration has approved an economic
injury disaster loan program in all 39 counties for businesses impacted by
the December snowstorms. Application deadline for the program is Oct. 30,
see EIDL press release.
2. January 2009 Floods - businesses,
non-profits and individuals
Under the disaster declaration of Jan. 30,
2009, federal assistance is available to affected individuals in King,
Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Snohomish, Thurston and Wahkiakum counties.
Eligible assistance can include grants to help pay for temporary housing,
home repairs and other serious disaster-related expenses. Low-interest
loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) also will be
available to cover residential and business losses not fully compensated
pdf with details on assistance programs.)
assistance begins with registering with FEMA.
Applicants can register
for FEMA assistance by calling, toll-free,
1-800-621-3362 (FEMA), TTY
1-800-462-7585. Operators are available between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. seven
days a week. Applicants can also register online at
Registration deadline is March 31,
to a general SBA fact sheet.
The Small Business Administration
(SBA) is the federal government's primary source of money for the
long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps
homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and private nonprofit
organizations fund repairs or rebuilding efforts, and cover the cost of
replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property.
loans cover uninsured and uncompensated losses and do not duplicate
benefits of other agencies or organizations.
For information about
SBA programs, applicants may call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY 1- 800-877-8339).
Homeowners, renters and business owners with questions for the SBA should
call the Customer Service Center at
The BIG I-5 Pavement Triage is
Monday Feb 9th marked
the start of night and weekend closures on I-5 through Seattle and
Shoreline to fix the rutty, cracked and uneven pavement. It's It's a big
job that will last several months, and drivers can expect more than 100
nights and up to 14 weekends of lane closures in both directions of I-5,
including the express lanes. On weeknights crews will grind the aging
pavement to provide a smoother ride with improved traction. On weekends
the focus shifts to removing and replacing failing concrete panels.
First weeknight closures (7 p.m. – 5 a.m.)
• Monday, Feb. 9 to
Friday morning, Feb. 13: Northbound I-5 reduced to one lane at the
Swift/Albro interchange in South Seattle.
• Wednesday, Feb. 11, to
Friday morning, Feb. 13: Southbound I-5 reduced to one lane between
Stewart Street and I-90.
First weekend closures (8 p.m. Friday – 5
• Friday, Feb. 13 to Monday Feb. 16: Southbound I-5
reduced to two lanes between Stewart St. and Dearborn and just one lane
between Dearborn St. and I-90. Express lanes will operate southbound all
Check the 2009 Construction Season Web page for the
latest closure information. http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Northwest/King/Construction
SR519 - Next Phase - Here it comes!
Starting at 9 a.m.,
Friday, Feb. 6, crews closed the southbound lane of Occidental Avenue S.
at Edgar Martinez Way and the northbound right-turn only lane of First
Avenue S. approaching Edgar Martinez Way. The Occidental Avenue S. closure
means vehicles will not be able to turn south onto the street from Edgar
Martinez Way. Drivers will still be able to turn right from northbound
First Avenue S. to eastbound Edgar Martinez Way despite the turn lane
Crews will also close the sidewalk between Occidental
Avenue S. and First Avenue S. Pedestrians will be detoured to a fenced
pathway through the "Outback" parking lot. All closures will be in place
around the clock until mid-March.
The right eastbound lane of S.
Atlantic Street just west of First Avenue S remains closed for widening on
S. Atlantic Street.
Crews are widening the intersection of First
Avenue S and S. Atlantic Street/Edgar Martinez Way to add turn and travel
lanes. The widening is part of the SR 519 Intermodal Access project, which
also includes a new westbound off-ramp connecting I-90 and I-5 to the
existing S. Atlantic Street overpass and a vehicle and pedestrian bridge
over the railroad tracks on S. Royal Brougham Way. Work on the bridge and
off-ramp is scheduled to begin this April. For more information, visit