Oct 11, 2023

Dear Paris,

This is a gratitude pause: What did you think of that Gala last week? Click right here to get the full blast of East Side gratitude and add your own shout out. But wow - a great venue and new member - North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters, wonderful Sponsors, Board member volunteers, food vendors, incredible Silent Auction bidding wars and two newly minted Businesses of the Year chosen by you. Really? We have to wait a whole year to do it all again? Well not all... we've got good stuff coming up for you this Fall. Will you reach out, show up, and win?

*Oct Packed with Goodness*

Police Community Meeting - guests DSI and our new District Chief Salim Omari - Tues, Oct 17

East Side Connect! New You for the Fall Season - Oct 26

ESABA Member Deal: Swede Hollow Cafe - 10% Off

Winner!--Cups & Cheers (above)...

East Side Business of the Year 2023 - with our Gateway Sponsors

Winner!--Urban Roots (below)...

Commitment to Community 2023 - with our Foundation Sponsors

Thurs Oct 5 -

In-Person Event

Gala was a Showcase - Thank you for flavors from Bymore Supermercado, Gorditas del Durango, East Side Thai, Cups & Cheers, Karibu Grocery & Deli, and The Epileptic Chef! 

Complimentary Beverages from 11 Wells, Saint Paul Brewing, and wine from Party Time.

Thank you to our event host and new member North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters

And thank you Amazing Gala Sponsors! 

Announcements & News
Connect with Paris to see how you can combine the services of BizRecycling and our Preferred Hauler Deal to maximize savings on your solid waste bill. Nobody should be paying more than they need to. ESABA members, that means you. Click the BizRecycling logo below to learn more about how to get started.

Community Events see all here

Oct - Freedom Library

Oct 17 - Police Community Meeting - guests DSI and our new District Chief Salim Omari

Oct 17 - Undergrad Open House - Metro State

Oct 21 - Veterans Voices - MN Humanities

Oct 22 - Stories of Hmong Women - MN Humanities

Oct 26 - East Side Connect! New Fall - ESABA

Click here to Submit an Event to our Calendar.

Jobs & Careers: See all Listings here

Mississippi Market

If you have employment opportunities and need help getting the word out, connect with Paris.
Board of Directors:


Steve Ledin

Ledin Law PLLC

Vice President:

Juan Cervantes

Juan Cervantes State Farm Agency LLC


Chelsea Fey

Visit Saint Paul


Josh Chacon

Hiway Credit Union

Board Members:

Tonya Bauer

Saint Paul Port Authority

Shateka Flowers

Family Values For Life

Taelor Johnson

Mueller Memorial

Marv Koppen

Party Time Liquor

Jorge Samper

Sunray Auto Service - BP

William Schultz

Vivid Concepts

Darren Varley


Paris Dunning, Executive Director
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