Sept 14, 2022

It's time to talk about your favorite East Side businesses and organizations. What's your favorite East Side patio? is one of my go-to questions this time of year. Where do you like to take people when they come to visit? What's a new hidden gem on the East Side you've just discovered? And who do you think is making great impact on our side of town? We simply are inviting you to open your mouth and speak your East Side truth. Give us your ideas because it's time to nominate for East Side Business Awards. Then come on over to Swede Hollow Cafe for this month's ESABA Coffee Break where we can talk more, make new connections, and marvel at caramel roll. We'll be revealing your answers at the Annual ESABA Gala - coming your way Oct 6th.

Sticking together is Good -
St. Paul Business Awards are looking for your favorite East Side business... and ESABA is too
That's Tony Sanneh accepting the 2021 Commitment to Community Award. Who will be next? Nominations for the 10th Annual East Side Business Awards begin NOW! Nominate your favorite East Side businesses & organizations to join this rowdy bunch:

Commitment to Community:
Family Values for Life 2013
Culver’s 2014
YMCA 2015
Sunrise Banks 2016
East Side Freedom Library 2017
East Side Elders 2018
Cookie Cart 2018
Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) 2019
180 Degrees 2020
Sanneh Foundation 2021

Businesses of the Year:
Kendall’s Ace Hardware 2013
Ideal Printers    2014
Ward 6 Restaurant 2015
MS Market 2016
East Side Family Clinic 2017
Caydence Records & Coffee 2018
Hiway Federal Credit Union 2019
Tongue in Cheek 2020
Sunray BP 2021
Thursday Sept 15
9:00am - 10:00am
Swede Hollow Cafe

Join us in the beautiful garden of Swede Hollow Cafe for our September coffee break and walk away energized, caffeinated and connected!
Southeast Community Organization

We are excited to welcome Uriah Ward to the East Side! He is a community organizer and educator with a BS in Political Science and a MAEd in Adult Education from East Carolina University. Read More...
The Saint Paul City Council values the diverse communities that bring, warmth, accessibility, and innovation through many businesses.

Nominate and apply for St. Paul Business Awards today,

Nominations close September 28, 2022 at 4:30 p.m., Applications close October 5, 2022 at 4:30 p.m.
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.

Southeast Community Organization - Executive Director

East 7th - Asst Grocery Mngr, Store & PT Clerks, and more!
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

Khue Yang
Hiway Federal 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

William Schultz
Vivid Concepts

Darren Varley
Paris Dunning, Executive Director
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