|Virtual and in the Streets – Beacon Hill got it goin’ on!|
NETWORKING HAPPY HOUR
September 17th – 4:30pm-6:00 pm
Dress business casual waste up for this Zoom event to 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!!
Networking Happy Hour Presentations:
Beacon Hill Bike Route- 15min includes Q&A
SDOT is undertaking a new project, the Beacon Hill Bike Route. The route will stretch from Dr. Jose Rizal Bridge to the intersection of Beacon Ave S and 39th Ave S. The project will provide a critical connection for bicyclists and improve safety for people walking, biking, and driving. To learn about the project email us via the link above for this even and you’ll receive a calendar invite with Zoom and cell call-in options. Your feedback and questions will help inform the next phase of design!
King County International Airport (KCIA) – 15min includes Q&A
KCIA is finalizing the formal Master Plan update which forecasts the next 20 years at the airport. Folks from KCIA will provide an overview of the process and impacts as part of a bigger outreach to surrounding neighborhoods, Beacon Hill, Georgetown and South Park. Email us via link above for this event and you’ll receive a calendar invite with Zoom and cell call-in information. For more information on the Master Plan see the KCIA Planning Page here: kingcounty.gov/services/airport/planning
BUSINESS RESOURCE OPEN HOUSE
October 15th – 9:00am-10:30am
Our theme for October’s Business Resource Open House is: The Business of Art – Do you have a COVID-19 story how you had to write a new script for your future? Well, that’s a business plan! Yeah, Artists are business owners too! And the creative mind can help all of us think outside the box in trying times. Now what? Get on the list to register for our Business Resource Open House and you’ll get face time with experts in the industry, and learn about resources for building up your small business — whether you’re freelancing, running a single shingle or a studio, or newly building your solo brand.
Let’s talk reopening, surviving, and thriving in the time of COVID. Mark your calendars for 10/15!
The Business Resource Open House is co-hosted by Beacon Business Alliance, Seattle Public Library’s Library to Business program, Geoteaming, and the Essential Seattle team (www.essentialseseattle.com).
And until then, check out Black Dot every Thursday from 6 – 8 pm for their new series entitled Securing the Bag: Black Money Talk Meet Up and follow our socials where we are keeping you informed on important opportunities for small businesses in southeast Seattle.
Safety Posters and Protection Kits
Are you a Beacon Hill Business that is serving customers? We have helpful signage for your brick ‘n mortar! The customer and employee safety posters are produced by King County Public Health and printed for BBA by The Copy Spot, and Office of Economic Development.
We also have free PPE including cloth face coverings, disposable masks, and hand sanitizer (similar to the Small Business Safe Start Kits that have been available at different spots in Seattle/King County).
Let us know if you would like to receive customer safety posters (available in Spanish, Mandarin, and Vietnamese) and an employee safety poster (English only) and/or PPE and we will see that it’s delivered to you by one of the BBA team!
Thermometers To help with your safe reopening El Centro de la Raza still has infrared thermometers available for businesses that have less than 50 employees and experience a high degree of person-to-person interaction — such as construction, retail, restaurants, markets and grocers, health care and agriculture. If you fall within one of these categories and wish to receive a thermometer for your business let us know and we’ll provide more details about how to pick up.
Not quite a full-on Food Truck Pod…yet!? Check out C&C Food Store (also home of Sinclair Gas), across from Stevens Place Park and other delicious food establishments along Beacon Ave S in our northern most commercial node. Business owner, Jay Lee, has made arrangements with longtime Beacon Hill foodies to bring their menus back home.
CheBogz Filipino Food Truck, run by the Paraiso sisters Patrixia and Paula (formerly owners of Kusina Filipina), will be serving on Fridays from 4pm to 8pm (next is 9/18! See webiste for menu and pre-orders).
Same day, Friday 9/18 José Luis and his family will have El Saborcito back up and running everyday from 10am to 10pm. MMMMM so good! See you there — we’ll be chowing down on delicious tacos for lunch and bringing home Chicken Adobo for dinner!
Join BBA Today!
Do you live, work, or shop in Beacon Hill? Get involved with BBA! You can become a member to support the work we do. And you can join the team! We are looking to expand our board from five to eight. Board members come from many walks, but all are Beacon Hillers to the core, whether they live or work here. Board members support organizational goals and provide guidance on how to achieve those goals. Check in with us to learn more about this opportunity to engage with your community.