Jan 11, 2022
Greetings!

Check out opportunities this week including the beginning of a new series with the East Side Freedom Library on Jan 13th - History Revealed - We are Meant to Rise. Visit Saint Paul launches a painless way to get your business to show up in web searches to drive new sales, MNDOT helps us plumb the depths with the question do you have an Areaway, and the second edition of the East Side Orbiter hits the streets with a plum deal from MS Market - welcome all to 2022!

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With the recent uptick in COVID cases, you may find that your business is reinstating some pandemic hours and practices. Keep your audience informed and up-to-date on your hours and health and safety measures with a platform intended to help Saint Paul businesses that serve tourists, meetings and conventions and improve your presence in mobile web searches. The goal is to connect more customers with your business - and it’s free to you ($1,200+ annual value)! By signing up you’ll be able optimize your Google Business listing AND measure how much your business listing drives sales.

Hope and James from MS Market E 7th Store help the Orbiter kick off the second edition with a deal from MS Market - $5 off your purchase of $25.
East Side Orbiter: Your Passport to over 30 deals to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of ESABA


Buy onsite at Sunray BP or Brunson's Pub. You'll find Buy-One-Get-Ones for food and drink, free teasers, savings on dollars spent and freebies to entice you to get around the East Side brought to you by over 30 ESABA members!

To move forward and ensure the safety of people and buildings, MnDOT needs to identify buildings with existing areaways, which are empty, below-ground passageways beneath the sidewalk. Letters were sent out to property owners in November 2021.

If you believe you may have an areaway or are not sure, please contact: Fay Simer, fay.simer@state.mn.us or 651-234-7722.
Celebrating Black Excellence - Small Business Revolution Episode 3 features Member NDC's Renay Dossman, Natalia Hals, and Tameka Jones, owner of Lip Esteem and Fall 2020 Plan It! Graduate.

Check it out and consider what fantastic Black-owned businesses do you know that we should highlight on the East Side?
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.
If you have employment opportunities and need help getting the word out, please submit them to our website here.
Board of Directors:
President:
Steve Ledin
Ledin Law PLLC

Vice President:
Juan Cervantes
Juan Cervantes State Farm Agency LLC

Secretary:

Treasurer:
Khue Yang
Hiway Federal Credit Union

Board Members:
Tonya Bauer
Saint Paul Port Authority

Randy Bloom
MSS

Chelsea Fey
Visit Saint Paul

Shateka Flowers
Family Values For Life

Taelor Johnson
Mueller Memorial

Marv Koppen
Party Time Liquor

William Schultz
Rainbow International Restoration

Darren Varley
DVCreative
Paris Dunning, Executive Director
651.335-0986
paris@esaba.org
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