Local banks offering assistance during government shutdown
This week, Prineville Perk will be hosted by Werner Crawford Accounting, LLP on Friday, Jan. 25 from 8 to 8:30 a.m. They are located 682 NW Third St. For more information on Prineville Perk, contact the Chamber of Commerce at 541-447-6304.
Speaking of the Chamber of Commerce, they are currently in the process of getting a new, improved and more user-friendly website up and are asking for your patience while it is under construction. In the meantime, you can always give them a call. The Central Oregonian has partnered with the Chamber of Commerce to publish their 2019 Member Directory. If you are currently a chamber member and would like more information on the directory, please contact the Central Oregonian at 541-447-6205. Deadline to place an advertisement in the 2019 Chamber Directory is Feb. 8, 2019.
The government shutdown has prompted most local banks to offer either special loan programs for furloughed workers or hotlines that they can call to connect with special care. Washington Federal announced that they will offer a 90-day interest free loan through the duration of the shutdown for an amount equal to the net take-home pay of six missed paychecks. Mid Oregon Credit Union is offering 60-day, zero interest loans as well, with the loan amount based upon the application. After 60 days, the interest rate changes to 6 percent.
Chase, U.S. Bank, First Interstate and Wells Fargo banks all offer a phone number that furloughed employees can call for further assistance. If the government shutdown has affected you, you can contact the local financial businesses to see if you qualify for any assistance that they are offering.
Cascades East Transit Community will be holding an Open House this Thursday, Jan. 24 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Crook County Library, located at 175 NW Meadow Lakes Drive.
Mid Oregon Credit Union invites the community to enjoy free admission to the High Desert Museum on Jan. 26. The Free Family Saturday complimentary admission program supports the community with the opportunity to explore art, wildlife and living history right in Central Oregon's backyard. The museum is located five minutes south from Bend on U.S. Highway 97. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with Rimrock Café open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Silver Sage Trading open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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