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Recap: Graham Business District Tour Aug 23

Recap: Graham Business District Tour Aug 23

MLKBA board member Susanna Tran led the Aug 23 Tour of the Graham Business District. She said, “The tour went very well. All, with the exception of one couple (they were from Greenwood), have lived in the area for lengthy periods of time yet have never visited any of the businesses on the tour. Jackfruit […]

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Recap: How to get funding to help pay for the development of your business website

Recap: How to get funding to help pay for the development of your business website

At the Aug 13 MLKBA business mixer at Joy Palace, MLKBA board member Franklin Chau and RVCDF business case manager Jennifer Tam presented on “How to get funding to help pay for the development of business website” Here are key points from the presentation: -The importance of businesses having a web presence. Although a website […]

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MLKBA Member Dayspring-Fitch & Sons Funeral Home Profiled in Forbes.com

MLKBA Member Dayspring-Fitch & Sons Funeral Home Profiled in Forbes.com

Former MLK BA chair and Forbes.com blogger Julie Pham profiles Dayspring-Fitch & Sons, Seattle’s last remaining independent African American funeral home. MLKBA board member and Dayspring-Fitch founder Zane Fitch shares his story of starting out and working in a still self-segregated industry, adapting to serve an increasingly diverse market, and preparing his sons to take […]

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Thanks to All of YOU Who Made Plate of Nations 2014 a Success!

Thanks to All of YOU Who Made Plate of Nations 2014 a Success!

It takes a local, global village to make Plate of Nations a success! First and foremost we at the MLK Business Association want to THANK YOU good diners who came down to experience the global menus and down-home family service at our participating restaurants, and helped to support the Rainier Valley Food Bank during the […]

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Hot Picks for Hot Plates at Plate of Nations 2014

Hot Picks for Hot Plates at Plate of Nations 2014

By now you’ve had the opportunity to nosh your way around some of Plate of Nations 2014, and we bet you have some favorite meals. As we go into the final days of this year’s event, we want to point out a few special dishes that we don’t think you should miss. Huarachitos – Chicken […]

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Get Your Veg on @ Plate of Nations!

Get Your Veg on @ Plate of Nations!

Every year we like to take the opportunity to recognize extraordinary vegetarian and seafood menus offered during Plate of Nations. In addition to being healthful, hearty, and delicious, these menus are nicely timed for those “seasonal vegetarians” observing religious events like Lent, or folks starting the year focused on health benefits that a meat-free diet […]

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2014 Plate of Nations Passport Contest Is All About Delicious Experiences!

2014 Plate of Nations Passport Contest Is All About Delicious Experiences!

Ever notice that half the time when you travel to foreign places any more that they don’t stamp your passport? Not to worry, during Plate of Nations 2014 you can be validated on a delicious, global scale and win prizes while you’re doing it! Back by popular demand is the Plate of Nations Passport Contest, […]

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Bring on PON 2014!

Bring on PON 2014!

It’s hard to believe that another year has passed since the last Plate of Nations event. Our heads are still swimming from last year’s success: Over 1000 people enjoyed Plate of Nations special menus, representing diners from over 4 states, 19 cities in Washington State, and 35 Seattle neighborhoods. These folks bolstered our local economy […]

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Plate of Nations Q&A with Sam Osborne with the Rainier Valley Food Bank

Plate of Nations Q&A with Sam Osborne with the Rainier Valley Food Bank

This year participating restaurants and the MLKBA chose to support the work of the Rainier Valley Food Bank during the two week Plate of Nations event from March 21st through April 5th, 2014. Diners are invited learn more about the food bank, to connect with the the organization to volunteer, and make contributions online or […]

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Looking Forward and Looking Back…

Looking Forward and Looking Back…

Happy 2014 from all of us at the MLKBA! We would like to start the year by taking a look at the long list of our accomplishments in 2013. Check out this video for stats on #PlateofNations, our business district tours, training opportunities, networking, and marketing support for our member businesses, and our recent #LocalGlobalHolidayMarket […]

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