Newsletter Spring 2013
In This Issue
Opening Nights
Burien Events
Newly Elected Board Members
Give Big
Plugged In
Join Our Mailing List
Burien Scene
Burien Little Theater
2013 BLT Playwright fest
Bottom Line
Undiscovered Places
Parsing Race

Access Washington

Access WA
Have you visited the Access Washington site recently? Find links to state government agencies and organizations in one easy to use website. 

 Click here


Small Business 
Development Center

Upcoming Events In Burien

Farmers Market Logo
Burien Farmers Market
May - October
Time - 11:00 am - 6:00 pm 
Next to Burien Town Square Park
5th & SW 152nd Street Burien, WA 98166
Discover Burien Members bring your brochures, menu's and promotional materials & their holders to the information booth at the market. Check back monthly for restocking needs. This is a great way to promote your business at the Market. Email Debra George Event Manager for vendor information debrageorgemi@aol.com
Burien Bites Burien Bites 
June 2nd 2013
HomeTask - 611 SW 152nd St. 
Bite from 11 AM ~ 6 PM 
After and awards party HomeTask 6 PM - 9 PM
Progressive: Visit multiple restaurants. Each will serve a special bite for $5. Event registration fee is $10 per person to support Burien charities.
Highline Garden Tour
June 8th, 2013
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 

Burien, SeaTac, and Normandy Park

This year's Garden Tour will make you happy. Featuring gardens from the north Shorewood neighborhood, down through Burien, Normandy Park and Sea-Tac neighborhoods, the diversity of our communities never ceases to surprise. Tickets will be available May 1st by calling 206-241-5786, or by buying them directly at Burien Bark or Wild Birds, Unlimited.

Visit the website here. 



June 8th and 9th, 2012 | 4pm Saturday - 9am Sunday
Mt Rainer High School 

22450 19th Ave S. Des Moines, WA
Visit Event's Website or Call: 206-433-2882. 

No matter who you are, there's a place for you at Relay. Each dollar you raise will help save lives. How far will you go to make a difference in the fight against cancer? 

Your reasons for walking in the Relay For Life are as unique and special as the story that motivates you. This is your opportunity to not only honor cancer survivors and remember people we have lost, but also to raise funds and awareness to help save lives. Because of your support, we are creating a world where cancer can't claim another year of anyone's life. You are helping create a world with less cancer and more birthdays! 



rides at night

June 13th, Thursday - June 16th, Sunday
Burien Town Square
Call: 206-433-2882 

Join us for Carnival Days in Downtown Burien. Starts Thursday 3 pm to Close, Friday 3 pm to Close, Saturday 11 am to Close, Sunday 11 am to Close. Spring Carnival Days is part of Strawberry Festival and Father's Day Car Show. 


June 15th, Saturday / 10am - 6pm and June 16th, Sunday / 10am - 4pm
Burien Town Square Park | 5th & SW 152nd Street Burien, WA 98166
Visit Event's Website or Call: 206-988-3700.











June 16th, Sunday/ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
SW 152nd Street in Downtown Burien
Call: 206-433-2882 

More than 200 cars are on display for this event which takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on 152nd between 4th SW and 8th SW and on 6th SW between 152nd and 153rd (all of which are closed off for the day). DJ will spin the sounds from the 50's / 60's. Also we will have a Chili Cook-Off. 



Welcomes Newly Elected Board Members
Each newly elected board member has a term of three years. In no particular order:
Virginia Wright

Virginia Wright

Phoenix Tea

Suzanne Greive

Suzanne Grieve

Home Inspections of 

Puget Sound 

Lance McIntosh

Lance McIntosh 
Bumbershoot Books
John White

John White
Statements Home Decor
Brent Volle

Brent Volle
Creative House Branding
Welcome New Members 
New Business & Nonprofit Members

Boulevard Park Place
Retirement Community
Ron Steinman
(206) 243-0300
2805 South 125th Street 
Burien, WA 98146

Side Street Centre
Hoppy Hopkins
(206) 242-4084
445 SW 152nd Street
Burien, WA 98166
Southend Accountant LLC
Dennis Johns
(206) 898-6594
PO Box 3072
Kent, WA 98089 
2 Manually Focus
Shiboney Dumo
(425) 298-7336
PO Box 48204
Burien, WA 98148

Youth Experimental 
Training Institute
Jeff Kearns

Maury Island Incident LLC
Steve Edmiston 
Marie White Attorney at Law
Marie White
(206) 246-1791
415 SW 152nd Street
Burien, WA 98166

Armoire Chocolat
Mara Culhan
(206) 397-4703
825 SW 152nd Street
Burien, WA 98166
Howard & Marge Boutique
Robin Dunkle
(206) 452-5454
901 SW 152nd Street
Burien, WA 98166

Suite Arrangements
Geoff Abdian
(206) 906-9379
136 SW 152nd Street
Burien, WA 98166

New Consultant & Individual Members
John White
Theresa Schaefer
Jensen Nelson
Tanica Hesselgesser
Sherill Miller
Hope Hunderfund
Scott Schaefer
Paris Waddill 

MAY 2013 | After Hours Networking 


Suite Arrangements
Please Join us for our monthly After Hours event at Suite Arrangements. Wednesday May 15th from 5:30 - 7 pm
Please RSVP below.
Date: May 15, 2013
Time: 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Location: Suite Arrangements
136 SW 152nd Street Burien, WA 98166
Give Big 2013
Make a difference in our community by participating in the 
Give Big 2013 event. 
Donate online on May 15 at www.SeattleFoundation.org


Search on their site for any of the organizations below or a keyword like Burien, and you will find a number of local organizations that would be very grateful for your support.


Hospitality House

Highline Schools Foundation

Para Los Ninos

New Futures

Highline Medical Center Foundation


Dynamic Partners

Highline Historical Society

Environmental Science Center

& So Many More!

 Business Education Event

Have you ever felt like your business could get more connected with the latest technology?  Discover Burien invites you to PLUGGED IN, connect your business with the technology experts to help your business thrive.

Get expert answers about:

  • Video Producers
  • Exchange Email Hosts & Sharepoint Services
  • Copy-writing
  • Websites
  • Printing
  • Graphic Design
  • Social Media
  • Branding
  • High Speed Internet
  • Payment Processing
  • And More!  

There will be presentations on, website design and making a good first impression online, connecting with your customers through social media, media relations and how to get the attention of the news through effective copy-writing.


These industry experts will be on hand to help business owners at any level of expertise. They can answer your questions; provide you with guidance, all in one afternoon.



 June 4, 2013

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM


Attend some or all of the presentations, meet with experts one on one any time between 11:00 am - 1:30 pm. You must be registered to attend. Space is Limited.  


Discover Burien is happy to offer this event FREE of charge to our members, guests are $20 in advance or $30 at the door. 


CASH MOB BURIEN ...it's back!


Cash Mob Burien
ATTENTION MOBBERS: Follow the Cash Mob Burien Facebook Page. Details to be released soon, stay tuned. 
What are Cash Mobs?
The general idea is to encourage people to go into small, local businesses and spend their money, en masse, to give the business owner a little bit of economic stimulus. We'd help businesses grow, we'd make people happy, we'd get stuff for ourselves, have a great time, and celebrate afterward. If we each do a little, we can all do a lot. 
Get Your Business/Organization On The Map



Visitors map draft

The Discover Burien Map is a community resource meant to reflect all of what Burien has to offer. As a unique reference tool, locals as well as visitors will find it very useful. Some businesses already participating are automotive, financial, medical and professional services as well as shopping & restaurants.   


Visitors, new & current residents now can experience a unique finds for  shopping, restaurants and services by referring to this fun & user-friendly resource!    

Graphic Map of Burien 
Colorful Display Ads 
Business name at location
Calendar of Events
Interactive website displaying your business 
(with optional half minute Video by Tellit Productions)
Posted at DiscoverBurien.com and partnering websites

 by Discover Burien
* Local Visitor Information Centers & Chambers of Commerce
* Area Hotels
* Burien businesses

And More!

Clean Sweep 2013 & Shred Day
Burien is now "tons" lighter
Burien Street
This years thanks to hundreds of volunteers more than 10 tons of garbage and recycling was collected. More than 2 tons of shredding was provided by HomeTask.  
Special Thanks to our sponsors:
Waste Management, Law Offices of Linn, Schiel & Demarco, Collins Chiropractic, El Dorado West, Fred Meyer
And our Donors:
Les Schwab, Grand Central Bakery, Ivar's, Prudential NW Realty, Highline Medical Center, Restaurant Depot, Mark Restaurant, Azteca Restaurant, Burien Town Square

Ongoing Business Educational Resources

There are many great free and low cost resources for small businesses and hopeful entrepreneurship to participate. 



The SBDC (Small Business Development Center), has been helping small businesses for over 30 years. The Washington Small Business Development Center Network is your resource for expert business advising, management training and market research. SBDC advisors offer one-on-one technical assistance at no charge to make sure you have the information you need to make the decisions that are right for you and your company. They have variety of in-person and online events to help you build and grow your business. 


SBDC Resource List HERE 



Score Great Seattle ChapterSCORE | Greater Seattle Chapter, can help you in many ways. If you are thinking about starting a business, but don't know where to start, you should make a no-cost appointment with a mentor. If you are a current business owner who is ready to grow,you may wish to take one of our low-cost workshops on management or marketing. If you are a business owner who is not doing well and needs help to survive, call our office immediately to make a no-cost appointment with a counselor. If you are in the process of buying or selling your business, make a no-cost appointment to meet with one of the coaches who has bought or sold his or her own business (or multiple businesses!), or a former broker or lender who has experience handling such transactions.


Register HERE for SCORE Live Webinars    


SBA LogoSmall Business Administration, Small business is America's most powerful engine of opportunity and economic growth. That's where SBA comes in. SBA offers a variety of programs and support services to help you navigate the issues you face with your initial applications, and resources to help after you open for business.  


SBA Online Small Business Training HERE


(All information from each organizations' website) 

Make It Social
We are now online in more places than ever! As we continue to expand and build these new social media outlets please "follow", "join", "like" and "subscribe" to our different social media channels. Keep an eye out for us on YouTube and Tumblr, coming soon. 

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