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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
Over the past 10 years, we at Beacon Business Alliance have seen our community come together and now is no exception. So, with good hand washing, communication, and keeping an eye out for others, we can stick together and weather the storm this time, too.
We’re so grateful to Musang for co-hosting our annual event and to all of you who were able to attend and share the night (and the incredible food!) with us on Monday, December 16. If you attended, we hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did! Melissa and her staff are amazing, we can't thank them enough for helping us create a night to remember. We hope you’ll visit this new small business in the new year!
For 30 years, an unassuming little bakery on Beacon Ave just south of Columbian Way has quietly churned out baked goods for Beacon Hill and beyond. Eight years ago, Nga Do (“Nn-yah Doh”) bought Mimi’s Bakery and Floral and started living her dream as a culinary queen and florist extraordinaire—and if you have a large event to pull off, she’s got you covered there too.
On Thursday, July 18, Beacon Business Alliance and Beacon Hill Council—along with outreach partners and volunteers—hosted a D2 Candidate Forum for the community to attend that included a Q&A session with candidates for the upcoming King County and Seattle elections. This free event was held at Centilia Cultural Center. People registered to vote and received information about democracy vouchers. Approximately one hundred and seventy people attended!
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