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News from WORK:

Have you missed some of our great Zoom classes? Well, you're in luck! Thanks to our forced move to the digital world, WE HAVE RECORDINGS of our Crash Course on working from home, our Climate Chat on phasing out natural gas in buildings, and our Q&A session on COVID-19 support for businesses. I've added links to the recordings in each event on our website and in Meetup, and will continue to do so in the future.

And did you see WE ARE ON THE FRONT PAGE of the Argus-Courier today?! Reporter Kathryn Palmer and photographer Crissy Pascual did a nice story on Petalumans Adapting to Telework, featuring WORK Petaluma and coWORKer Ellen Rawley.

An important (and unfortunate) update from Nancy Sands, who works for the City of Petaluma. She wanted me to pass this along to you all:

The SBA has significantly changed the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Mary Cervantes from the SBDC learned about the change Tuesday of this week.
  • The program’s loan cap is now $15,000 vs. $2 million
  • For the $10,000 advance, the government is basing the amount of the advance on the # of employees -- $1,000 per employee. If you are a solopreneur with no employees, you will be eligible for $1,000.
For many people, it will still be worth applying for the program.
The rollout of the Paycheck Protection Program continues to be problematic. As we discussed today, many banks are no longer taking applications, not participating, or limiting applications to existing customers. However, I think it is still worth pursuing this program if you can find a bank to take your application.

Hang in there! I'm already thinking about our 8th Anniversary party this summer, and looking forward to the time we can gather in person once again.


Climate WORK: 

The Parents’ Guide to Safe Climates (During Corona):
100 Ways to Engage & Empower Kids K-12, Fight for Their Future — and Not Lose Your Mind

Oregon author and activist Mary DeMocker was at WORK this spring during her book tour for The Parents’ Guide to Climate Revolution: 100 Ways to Build a Fossil-Free Future, Raise Empowered Kids, and Still Get a Good Night’s Sleep. Now she's released a list of 100 activities to do with your family while sheltered in place. From ways to care for your body, mind and soul to tips for building a fossil-free future while protesting from home, you'll find something for everyone. 

Check it out, and have fun! (Our local "howl" even made her list. ;)
100 Ways to Not Lose Your Mind

Events (virtually) at WORK: (see full lineup here)

Now you can join us from anywhere in the world!
Fri 4/10/20 - STUDY HALL: MAKE A PLAN - VIA ZOOM! (2nd & 4th Fridays) - ONLY TWO SPOTS LEFT
1:30-2:15 PM PST

It's simple, it's informal, and it works! Natasha will listen to your goals and help you keep the momentum going during this time of distracting uncertainty. We're modifying our Study Hall drop-in accountability group to just the first "Make A Plan" portion. "Get it Done" will be on your own. ;)
See Details and RSVP
4:00-5:00 PM PST

With culinary training at the California Culinary Academy and advanced education and experience in beverage preparation, founder and owner of Bay Area Barkeep Ron Filson will be morphing his existing mixology classes into this virtual form just for us! The first 20 minutes will be our mixology primer and then we hope a wild conversation will ensue. BYOB.

If you've moved away - this is your chance to connect back in! We've timed it to work with multiple time zones. :)
Connect to the Zoom Call Here at 4 PM
Tues 4/14/20 - COFFEE SOCIAL - VIA ZOOM! (Every Tuesday)
10:00-11:00 AM PST

Our first few virtual socials were a huge hit, with former coWORKers from the other coast joining us! Let's keep the community going in this time of "social distancing" with a chance to create connection and explore ideas from the safety of our living rooms. BYOC. 
Connect to the Zoom Call Here at 10 AM

Community Picks: 

Made Local Marketplace NEW Online Store!

The Made Local Marketplace in Santa Rosa has been a showcase for hundreds of local artisans for 9 years. In response to the shelter-in-place order, MLM founder Kelley Rajala has created a wonderful online shop with lots of delicious, beautiful, fun, and health-related items made in the North Bay. 

Please take a look, share this email, and buy local when you can.  
Gift certificates available as well!
Made Local Marketplace Online Store

As the COVID-19 crisis mounts, our family farms continue operating as the essential businesses they are. But not without new obstacles. CAFF is here to help farms find new sales outlets, explore direct markets, ensure food safety and, as you'll hear more about next week, provide financial assistance to struggling family farms. Every day we're updating our COVID-19 Response & Resources webpage, designed specifically to assist California family farmers. Stay healthy, keep growing and we'll get through this together.

Learn More About CAFF


  • NO FRONT DESK SERVICE - Check the Contact Us page of our website for up-to-date information about the availability of our various services. And we are checking email and voicemail regularly:  707-721-6540 
  • MAIL - For members, mail is checked and notifications sent on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

WORK Resources

  • coWORKer Directory: Looking for local professionals or just curious who goes to WORK? Check out our ever-growing Members Directory.
  • Coffee Social: Want to meet a variety of professionals and engage in a fascinating conversation? Join us for Coffee Social Tuesdays at 10 AM. 
  • Social Media: For links to recommendations that come up during Coffee Social and other insider tidbits, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
  • Special thanks to coWORKer Linda Jay, who edits my newsletters and blogs.  As she likes to say, "There is no excuse for sloppy copy!" Want some help with your writing? Check out Linda's profile

We look forward to seeing you at WORK!
Natasha, Matt, Julia, Kendra, & Jackie 

Do you have friends or colleagues who would benefit from a fabulous place to work or meet? As always, please send 'em our way or pass them a link to our website

707-721-6540 or

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