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Happy Holidays on the Hill

This fall through our "Creative Connections" project, we matched ten small businesses across Southeast Seattle with ten local artists to create new works of art that celebrate the passion, craft, and human stories behind the entrepreneurs helping our neighborhoods thrive. Here in Beacon Hill, our beloved Filipino restaurant CheBogz worked with Hoa Hong to create beautiful new murals for their dining space, and the delicious new spot Tenoch Mexican Grill worked with Candida Delgadillo to create an amazing mural for their bar.

Join us at Seattle Central Library on October 11 for a discussion with small business champions from Seattle and Minneapolis about building a more inclusive urban economy. Speakers from each city will share strategies on adapting to a changing marketplace and thriving in a digital world. Our two metro areas — with similar sizes, demographics, and economic conditions — have much to learn from each other as our small businesses navigate similar challenges.

We've been delighted this summer to welcome some amazing new (and returning) businesses to our neighborhood. If you haven't already stopped by these great new spots, find out what you've been missing!

Here Comes the Sun

Along with the return of sunshine and warm weather, we are preparing to welcome a great new restaurant to Beacon Hill this summer - the Paraiso family’s beloved food truck Chebogz is blooming into a casual restaurant just south of the light rail station on Beacon Avenue.

Spring is in the Air!

Our deepest thanks to friend of the Hill, Ron Stevenson! We can only underscore what we hear - that Ron is a gem of a landlord, because this year he sponsored 2023 BBA memberships for each of the businesses in his Beacon Avenue building. The next time you need a fresh haircut, delicious meal, healing massage, tutoring help for your PreK-12 child or a centering yoga class, please visit one of these great BBA member businesses!

New Year Cheer in Beacon Hill

We have things to share about What’s Happenin’ on the Hill in this first quarter of 2023, but first we want to give huge appreciation to the local businesses that participated in 2022's Winter Garlands project. The goal of this project is to wrap as many Beacon Hill storefronts as we possibly can. If you'd like to be on the list for next year, let us know. With the garland purchase we add free installation and removal. Indeed, we also extend our thanks to neighborhood volunteers (and BBA Co-founders), Robert and Craig, for managing installation yet another year — those sweet-smelling cedar boughs really add to the holiday vibrancy of the neighborhood!

Virtual Networking event for small business owners and advocates! Join us as we host our 9th Business Resource Open House Saturday, December 10th at from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Learn about creative financing strategies and connect with Seattle's small business advocates to access resources for your business.

Dear Southeast Seattle, there is a lot coming up for our Southeast Seattle business communities! We have so many tidbits to share, but the big news first: We are hiring!! Check out both positions via QR code below. Read on to learn about entrepreneur / business owner resources and free virtual workshops/trainings and reporting on new businesses opening (and a few displaced businesses that are returning) - we're covering it all in this newsletter!

Spring weather teasers bring hope for outdoor event planners and hungry neighbors looking for outside seating—Beacon Hill has all of it going on! We hope you’ll enjoy our newsletter tidbits here in BBA’s first edition of the year.

As a member of ESES Collective, Beacon Business Alliance is excited to be a 2021 sponsor of Seattle Restaurant Week! ESES Collective is committed to improving the visibility of our food venues that have struggled mightily during the pandemic but have stayed open for us, to provide us with their delicious menus from Beacon Hill to Rainier Beach. Seattle Restaurant Week October 24 to November 6, 2021, is another great opportunity, and we hope you’ll get out for a bite! Try something new! Follow our socials to stay in the loop as we work to promote participating Southeast Seattle food venues.

On Tuesday, September 21, 2021, the Business Resource Open House met virtually to discuss how to work together towards an equitable relationship economy with a focus on Seattle's local food economy. As we waited for guests to arrive and the meeting to start, multi-instrumentalist and Seattle musician Benjamin Hunter played guitar and sang, and spoke on our theme: The Business of Community. Read on for a quick recap of the resources and thoughts shared during this engaging online meeting.

Small business owners impacted by COVID-19: Are you a business owner in food preparation, distribution or service? Are you struggling to stay open or safely reopen?

The Business of Art Webinar

Are you an artist impacted by COVID19? Are you trying to figure out how to reach your customers, safely reopen, or pivot your art-based business? Join us at 9am on October 15th for the Virtual Business Resource Open House. Some of the top concerns we are hearing from Seattle’s small business community will be addressed by Seattle’s small business advocates in this webinar. You will have the opportunity to ask questions, network with other business owners that have been impacted by COVID-19, explore next steps to boost your virtual presence, and learn what is happening with Seattle’s small business funding, technical assistance and mentoring.

What’s Happening on the Hill?

Connect with business owners and community — plus you'll get a peek at some of the happenings on the hill. We know this is coming up quick and may be a difficult time of day for many of our businesses, however we are live streaming and will make sure the stream is accessible via our Facebook page. If you want to participate in the zoom networking event email us and we'll provide the link and password. Don't miss the presentations and opportunity to provide feedback on these projects!!

Are you a small business owner trying to figure out how to reach your customers, safely reopen, or pivot your business? Join us at 9:00am on August 11th for the virtual Business Resource Open House (webinar and FB livestream)! Small business advocates will address some of the top concerns we are hearing about from Seattle’s small businesses community. You will have opportunity to ask questions, network with other business owners that have been impacted by COVID-19, explore next steps to boost your virtual presence, and learn what is happening with Seattle’s small business funding, technical assistance and mentoring.

What’s Open in SE Seattle?

To help Southeast Seattle neighbors support and shop hyperlocal during this difficult time, we collaborated with others to compile a list of open "essential" businesses and local organizations that are providing a service or making food for their community.


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