Welcome Our New “Weather Widget” Advertiser: Discover Burien!
A big B-Town welcome to the Discover Burien Association, new to our Advertising roster. They have stepped up to be the first-ever sponsor of our weather-widget. That’s the daily and updated weather for Burien you see in the right sidebar â€“ next time you check out the weather, click through to check out Discover Burien’s new website.
Over the years our readers have all enjoyed the many events staged by Discover Burien, all designed to bring people to the city core. You may not be aware that Discover Burien is also a non-profit organization whose mission is to not only provide events, but also to promote and representÂ the concerns of businesses to the city and beyond.
When we sat down with Steve Gilbert, Executive Director of Discover Burien he chose not to talk about their new and highly interactive website. He didn’t talk about their hardworking steering committee membersÂ of 14 Burien business people. He didn’t address the current membership and how the new site links to all its member websites.
What he wanted to talk about was two things. First was “volunteer extraordinaire” Jane Matz:
“She’s a dynamo who loves giving back to the community.
Jane’s truly the nicest ‘people’ you’ll ever meet.”
Jane typically works at their Burien location at 620 SW 150th across from the main post office on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Steve is looking to build a team of 10-15 volunteers to work the back office and help facilitate the many business-oriented programs which include bi-monthly business forums and “after hours” networking get-togethers, which are the second thing that Steve wants our readers to know about.Â If you’re interested in volunteering, give Steve a call at 206-433-2882.
The business education programs are designed to provide timely information that local businesses can use to enhance their bottom line. Highline Community College’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) helped educate business owners on successfully navigating the challenges of seeking business financing. Their next program will take place the morning of Wednesday, April 28 at Prudential Northwest Realty Associates offices and feature The B-Town Blogâ€™s own Scott Schaefer helping businesses thrive in an online world full of Facebookers and Twitterers. And all you have to do to attend is be a Discover Burien member.
And who doesn’t like a party? Every eight weeks or so, members of Discover Burien get together to network and share ideas in a casual setting complete with food and drink. The next “After Hours” will be on March 24th at Mark Restaurant and Bar in Olde Burien starting at 6pm. They plan a wine tasting event.
Steve looks at Burien as a “community that’s truly a community.” And he further believes that “there’s an energy andÂ real momentum happening in the Burien business community.”Â He finds that more sponsors are stepping up to market their businesses through event sponsorship.
He invites all non-members to consider joining Discover Burien, to take advantage of the many programs offered by this group. And with the new website, it’s easy. You can join online or contact Steve or Jane.Â (www.discoverburien.com/join/)
We welcome Discover Burien as our first ever weather sponsor.
But we assure you that Discover Burien is just bringing you the local weather, they can’t do anything about it.
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