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We’re all right in the middle of perhaps the most impactful  historical event of our lives.  Considering the past twenty to thirty years that is saying alot.

Governments at all levels , busineses , and health care  all seeking to provide resources and support .  How will this affect Commercial Real Estate?   We’ll save observations and recommendations for future posts.   We will offer if your considering approaching your landlord for rent relief, and would like a partner to have a conversation with call us. We’ll help you talk it through.  Right now lets provide a you at least a starting point if your seeking access to some of the programs that are being put in place by the Federal Government, Washington state and our local municipalities.

Here are  a few to get you started .  Don’t wait.  Start now.  Expect that this first rush the process may be a bit slow.  Be persistent .

Our Washington State SBDC is a tremendous resource for all things business

Jerry Petrick is a WSBDC Certified Business Advisor and Certified Global Business Professional. His ingenuity and wisdom benefit his clients who are both seasoned business owners and new to entrepreneurship. He believes SUCCESS is continuous journey toward the achievement of predetermined worthwhile goals. He has been with the Washington SBDC since 2012.


Location: Vancouver –  Address: 915 Broadway     City: Vancouver    Zip Code: 98661


Small Business Development Center is offering a series of free webinars for business owners. Topics include “Keeping the lights on: Business Resiliency” and “Forms to fill out for SBA Disaster Loans.”

The SBDC is also offering a business resiliency guide with fillable forms.

Washington State

Up to $5 million of the Governor’s Strategic Reserve Funds will be made available as small grants to small businesses across the state to help prevent closure due to COVID-19. The state Department of Commerce will coordinate an application process. Read Gov. Inslee’s Wednesday announcement here.

Federal Government 

The Small Businesss  Association


City of  Vancouver 


More from  the Feds 

Fannie Mae information on easing mortgage payments

Various sources of direct funding assistance are being developed at the local, state and federal levels. While details are pending on those sources, the U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest loans now. See details and apply directly under the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. *

Don’t neglect conversations with your commercial banker.  Communication lines are key in these situations.

Private Lenders

Sharif Burdzik

VP / Commercial Relationship Manager
SW Washington

Lewis & Clark Bank  Mobile: 360.818.4657
Main:    503.212.3200