Would you like to learn more about the economic development projects going on in the neighborhoods throughout Seattle? You are cordially invited to join Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith and Seattle’s Office of Economic Development for a Neighborhood Business District Awards Celebration to honor OED’s 2010 award recipients.
The celebration will be held on Thursday, July 15th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Wing Luke Asian Museum’s Community Hall. The Wing Luke Museum is located at 719 South King Street and is walking distance from the International District-Chinatown Bus Tunnel Station and is served by bus routes 7, 14, 36, and 99 Waterfront Streetcar Line. Paid parking is also available at several nearby lots.
Please RSVP for the awards celebration by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call (206) 684-8090 by 3:00pm on Friday, July 9th (tomorrow).
The celebration is the perfect event for mingling and learning about neighborhood business district projects and what’s going on in each district. Join Office of Economic Development staff and partners from the Neighborhood Business District organizations for this networking event and celebration.
The OED’s 2010 Neighborhood Business District grants will be used for a variety of projects designed to help small businesses thrive in Seattle, including beautification and organizational development projects, light pole banners, and a new, multi-neighborhood buy local marketing effort that will increase shoppers’ awareness of local businesses across the city.
Five neighborhood business organizations in Ballard, Columbia City, MLK and Othello, the Rainier Valley, and West Seattle will participate in a collaborative buy local marketing campaign, which will enable each district to work with a professional marketing firm to develop and implement a buy local marketing campaign to increase shoppers’ awareness of great businesses within each district.
The neighborhood business associations receiving awards in 2010 are:
- African Business Association of Seattle – Business guide and training
- Beacon Merchants Association – Membership outreach and board training
- Chinatown/International District Business Improvement Area – Art murals
- Crown Hill Business Association – Signal box art
- East African Community Development Association – Business development training series
- Lake City Chamber of Commerce – Lake City Market Days
- MLK Business Association – Business district map and Great Plates events
- Pioneer Square Community Association – Empty storefront activation
- Rainier Beach Merchants Association – Summer concert series
- SODO Business Association – Signal box art
- Urban Artworks (Georgetown) – Signal box art
- In Ballard Merchants Association; Business Owners of Madrona; Chinatown/International District Business Improvement Area; Magnolia Chamber of Commerce; Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Association; and White Center Community Development Association – Coordinated light pole banner project