BHMA Networking Luncheon 3-25 and more!

Beacon Hill Networking Luncheon

Wednesday March 25th

Kusina Filipina
3201 Beacon Ave. South

Come network with other Beacon Hill and SE SEA business owners and community members tomorrow over lunch. You’ll have the opportunity to make referrals and contacts, and share news about what’s happening on the hill.  

We’ll arrive by 11:30 to order lunch and the program will begin by noon.  Bring some business cards and be ready to tell us what you’re doing these days. We’ll end by 1 pm, but often the conversations and connections continue past that. Two presenters at this event will lead brief discussions on their topic:

1. Maia Segura and Daimian Lix from  Penniless Projects, will describe marketing and branding projects they are leading in southend neighborhoods such as Othello and Mt Baker.

2. A representative from the Friends of Mt Baker Town Center, will talk about the work they are doing to improve an area that is near and dear to us on Beacon Hill.

Note: If you can’t make it tomorrow but are interested in the topic, make sure to attend the Friends of Mt Baker Open House this coming Thursday, 6pm at King’s Hall behind the Mt Baker light rail station.

Our next luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, May 20th.  

Thanks to everyone who turned out at the Oak for our General Membership meeting. It was a great success, and special thanks to Jeff MacIsaac from The Oak for hosting us. Ya’ gotta love those Brussel sprouts!

Also: Save the Date!  Saturday, June 27th will be the Beacon Hill Art Walkabout. In the coming days we’ll share information about the ways your business can be involved and to learn about opportunities to submit art or perform, but if you just can’t wait to learn more feel free to send an email to [email protected] to get the ball rolling.


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Calling all BHMA Members (wannabe’s too)!!

We hope you’ll come out for the first of our two General Membership Meetings next Monday evening, March 16, 6:30pm-8:00pm. Arrive on time for member business, news and networking over dinner at The Oak (BHMA will provide light appetizer & beverage but we encourage folks to support the venue by ordering dinner too!).

General Membership Meeting

3019 Beacon Ave. South, 98144


6:30-6:45 Welcome and introductions, order food and drinks.

6:45-6:55 Agenda Review, Organizational Report

  • Angela Castañeda, Director: Business Training and Technical Assistance, Marketing/PR, Making city resources available
  • Robert Hinrix, Associate Director: Equitable economic development, Revitalization and relationship building
  • Craig Lorch, Board President: Board and Membership recruitment and expansion

6:55-7:05   New Business (Robert)

  • Discussion and Vote: approve bylaw changes, as recommended by the board.  Mostly simple changes to the board election process.
  • Discussion and Vote:  Approve the slate of candidates for the board.  The provisional slate consists of : Craig Lorch, Dean Hasegawa, Keri Williams, Robert Hinrix, and Betty Jean Williamson.  At this time seats are uncontested.

7:05-7:30 Review of Projects and Events

  • Beautification Projects: pop-up murals, clean streets & facades (Angela)
  • Development Workshop: Tuesday June 9th 10:30 (Robert)
  • Beacon Art Walkabout: Saturday June 27th 1-10pm. (BJW/Jonathan)
  • Large Project Fund Application: “Many Paths to Beacon Hill” (Robert)
  • Beacon Arts Mural project / Small & Simple (BJW)
  • Networking Luncheons in 2015 (Events committee representative)

8:00 Adjourn

P.S. Thank you to Jeff MacIsaac, Operating Owner at The Oak (and BHMA member!) for accommodating our group.






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Retail/Restaurant Opportunities at Plaza Roberto Maestas!

Looking to relocate or start a new business? Jobs, Retail/Restaurant space, and housing—opportunities like crazy on Beacon Hill in the coming months as Plaza Roberto Maestas breaks ground on their $42M development. The project will be 3,200 square feet of flexible, neighborhood-serving retail including 12 micro-retail start-up opportunities for local small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs, 4,500 square foot office space and a commercial kitchen for use by aspiring entrepreneurs.

Located just steps from the Beacon Hill Light Rail Station, your business will be neighbored by 112 units of transit-oriented, affordable workforce housing, a 6,000 square foot multi-cultural community center, a 12,900 square foot public plaza, and of course the fabulous selection of food, views and recreation surrounding our commercial core.

Attend a neighborhood meeting to learn more (download a flyer listing the following important meeting dates):
1) Construction Fair this coming Saturday 1-31-15 from 10am to 1pm, located at El Centro de la Raza, 3rd floor.
2) Pre-construction Coordination Meeting, Tuesday 2-3-15 from 6:15pm to 7:30pm, located in the Beacon Hill Library Community Room.
3) We hope you will join us at the groundbreaking celebration March 6th from 11:00am to 1:00pm, held on El Centro’s South Lot at 2524 16th Ave. South!

For those who have interest in the retail, live/work or micro business space download the application here: Plaza Roberto Maestas Retail/business space Application/LOI

For those interested in residential leasing: No actual leasing can begin until 120 days before completion of the project (late spring 2016). However, you can put your name on the ‘interest list’ to receive status announcements and invitations to early informational sessions on how you can income qualify. To be included contact Miguel Maestas (206) 957-4650,  [email protected].

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Happy New Year from BHMA!

Hope you all have had good holiday cheer and now resting up for a busy and prosperous 2015!

PS Stop in for a visit, we’ll be back in the office on Monday 1/4.

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Greening BH – in the ground and in your home

Help put new plantings in the ground…

Saturday 11.22.14 from 9am to noon
Bayview Triangle Planting Party

Bayview Triangle Planting Project

A green work party sponsored by Beacon Arts, Beacon Hill Merchants, Forterra, the Tree Ambassador program… and you! Just grab your gloves and join us by the green triangle just south of the Shell Station at the Beacon Junction anytime between 9am to noon. You will be welcomed and put to work (note there may be cheering when you arrive). Thanks to Forterra for supplying tools and volunteer project lead Marina King for ongoing everything!

Learn more and register for this event online: or simply show up ready to help other community members beautify this central location of our hill.

If you can’t make it on Saturday take a moment to stop in and say thank you to the folks at the Shell Station who have been been doing upkeep, including throwing out trash, cutting down bushes and mulching for the past several years. We hope to bring every little and big effort to boost attention to this area.


 …and greenify your home for the holidays:

Christmas Trees on Sale Now at El Centro de la Raza!

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Make this holiday season special by purchasing your Christmas tree from El Centro de la Raza and help thousands of low-income families receive the services they need!

You can also make this holiday season special for someone else by purchasing a tree and donating it to a low-income family.

When you purchase your tree, wreath or garland from our sale, you can support both El Centro and a local small business! Our fresh selection is stocked with locally grown trees from the forests near Chehalis, Washington supplied by a Latino-owned small business. The tree farm is owned and operated by Adrian and Evencio Gonzalez, brothers from Oaxaca, México.

Receive a discount when you pre-order your tree by November 26th and bring your family to pick it out on the day of your choice!

Our lot will be open from November 28th through December 23rd and will be open Thanksgiving weekend from Friday – Sunday 12:00pm-8:00pm so bring your family and make this a season to remember!

The lot will be open this season from Monday – Friday 4-8 PM and Saturday and Sunday 12 – 8 PM and is located at 2524 16th Ave S, Seattle (at the kiosko on south side).

To order by phone or for more information call (206) 957-4605 or email us to place an order. You can view the complete price list by clicking here.

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