Foster Area

It’s Almost Tree Lighting at the November 2016 Meeting

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Freelancers rep Cathy from Concise Communication kicked off the meeting with an event inspired by that day’s Freelancers’ Happier Hour discussion: a tax talk. “Freelance and home-based business taxes can be complicated, and we have good tax and finance people in our membership. It makes sense to bring us together.” Cathy said. Financial planner Jon Bebe … Continued

Follow Twiggy the Winter Tree!

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Foster’s top topiary will be traveling the district again this year spreading holiday discounts wherever she goes. For one week at a time, starting the day of Tree Lighting, Twiggy the Winter Tree will grace four local businesses with her stylish self. Starting out at the Mercado on Nov. 29, moving to Red Castle Games … Continued

It’s All About Getting Ready at the October 2016 Board Meeting

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We talked a lot about preparations this month on Foster Road. The beginning of the Quarter marked the beginning of our membership campaign, Tree Lighting planning, and annual meeting prep. To kick off the meeting our Treasurer Laura from Steve Turmell Visual Communications  passed around the financial statements for had every board member sign. She decided … Continued

Fostering Business Profile: Gray Dog Digital

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Gray Dog Digital is run by our newest board member, Allen Rowand. They provide technical support and consulting services for individuals and businesses. They work with computers, networks, data storage and backups, web sites, audio/video media and more. They strive to find creative solutions to their client’s needs, and help them understand and get the … Continued

Website and Map at the May 2016 Meeting

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We did the work of 10 business associations at the May meeting! We launched a website, nearly sold-out map advertising space, elected a new board member, had a great Streetscape discussion, and welcomed the new Venture Portland Vice President (guess who?!). Marina Martinez and Ben Batemanfrom Marina Martinez Consulting presented the final website and asked … Continued

May Mixer Recap

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We had an awesome mixer on Thursday, May 12 at 6 PM at the Portland Mercado. Everybody enjoyed a free drink at Barrio, and there was a buffet with food from all the carts, which got a lot of compliments. The biggest hits were the vegan tamales from Mixteca, the chicken caesar salad from Fernando’s … Continued

Fostering Business Profile: The Portland Mercado

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Known on Foster as the driving force behind the Portland Mercado and Micro Mercantes Kitchen, Community Development Corporation, Hacienda is dedicated to strengthening families by providing affordable housing, home-ownership support, economic advancement and educational opportunities to the Latino community in Portland.

Website Previews at the April 2016 Meeting

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We got a first look at the new website at the April Foster Area Business Association meeting. Our member Marina Martinez from Marina Martinez Consulting (as well as our staff person) came to the board in Spring of 2015 with a proposal for a new, fully functional website. We applied for a Venture Portland grant … Continued

Midway Business Association is looking for a web designer

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Our sister East-Portland Business Association and fellow East Portland Pilot Project participants, Midway Business Association are looking for a web designer to help them build their new website. Click here to read their RFP A little bit about the Midway Business Association: The Midway Business Association (MBA)’s mission is to promote the economic prosperity of … Continued

What Can the Multnomah Library Do for Business?

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If you have a Multnomah County Library Card, you have a free pass to thousands of business resources, both digital and physical. At the March 2016 meeting of the Foster Area Business Association, Victory Oglesbee and Cathy Wright from the Multnomah County to Library told Foster Area Business Association members about some of the amazing … Continued

FABA Continues to Support Streetscape

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Text only: Friday, March 11, 2016 Dear Neighbor, My name is Matthew Mičetić and I own and operate Red Castle Games on Foster Road. I’m also president of the Foster Area Business Association, representing dozens of businesses on the Foster corridor between 49th and 82nd. As you know, there is a small group of property/business … Continued

2016 Annual Meeting and Elections

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The 2016 Foster Area Annual Meeting was held on Feb. 9, 2016 at the Carts on Foster. We had delicious food from Angry Unicorn, the Noodle Cart, and Roadrunner BBQ, as well as refreshing drinks from The Pod Bar. Staff person Marina Martinez presented President Matthew Micetic and Treasurer Laura Kropf with a check from … Continued

PDC and PBOT at the January Membership Meeting

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At the January membership meeting, Bernie Kerosky and Leila Aman from PDC were joined by Rich Newlands with PBOT to talk about the Foster Streetscape and what support neighborhood businesses can get through the city. The very latest update from PBOT has construction beginning in 2017, but there are already some detailed maps on the … Continued