Regional Economic Partnership Events

UPCOMING 2021 Events

Informational Webinars Supporting the Working Washington Grants: Border Business Relief Program

Two Sessions presented by the SBDC:

Wednesday, September 29th, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (PDT) 

Register for the Wednesday Session:

Monday, October 4th, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (PDT) 

Register for the Monday Session:

Your presenters will be WWU Senior Certified Business Advisor Eric Grimstead and Steve Burke, Washington SBDC Certified Business Advisor.

Representatives from the Washington Department of Commerce will also be on the panel. Questions will be addressed as time allows.  

Both nonprofit and for-profit businesses located in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, San Juan, Clallam, Jefferson, Okanogan, Stevens, Ferry and Pend Oreille Counties will qualify.

These targeted grants are aimed at providing support to customer-facing businesses that generate revenue from Canadian visitors, or businesses that require access to the US-Canadian border crossings. 

Grants are up to $50,000 but will take into account whether or not a business has previously received a Working Washington grant.

The application portal is anticipated to be open from October 4th to the 18th.

Information on eligibility and detailed FAQs can be found on the following website:

This webinar is available at no cost but registration is required. A Zoom link for the webinar will be sent to those who register prior to the event.

Past 2021 Events

Free training on OSHA’s Hazardous Energy Control (Lockout/Tagout) Standard

COURSE: September 7,2021 8:00 AM 12:00 PM

LOCATION: Four Points by Sheraton Bellingham 714 Lakeway Drive Bellingham, WA 98229


  • OSHA’s Lockout/Tagout Standard
  • Energy Control Programs
  • Case Studies
  • Energy Control Procedures

The objectives of the course are to:

  • Discuss the importance of lockout/tagout;
  • Identify sources of hazardous energy;
  • Identify hazards associated with poor execution of lockout/tagout;
  • Describe methods of hazardous energy control; and
  • Describe the requirements for an effective energy control program.


Rachel Schneider, Training Coordinator

Ph: 425-749-6171