September 26 – Business for Happy Hour

Midway Business Mixer Midway Business Association will be hosting its next Business Mixer on Wednesday, September 26. Join MBA, other business owners and those that work or own property in Midway for drinks, snacks and networking. Renew Physical Therapy will be co-hosting this event and have generously offered to share their space for the occasion. Join us from 6:00 - 7:30pm at 11010 SE Division Street, Suite #301. All community partners, and those that own or manage a business in Midway are welcome. For questions or to RSVP, email jeff@ventureportland.org.
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TriMet Increases Bus Service On 122nd Avenue

Expanded bus has come to Midway. TriMet announced in August that Line 73-122nd Avenue will become a Frequent Service Line and get an additional 16 weekday and 62 weekend trips, resulting in stops every 15 minutes or more most of every day. In addition, the 4-Division/Fessenden was proposed to be split into two routes, resulting in a new Line 2-Division for more consistent local service. On September 2nd, those changes were put into effect, adding several and more consistent trips through the district. More recently, some of Portland's current and former elected officials held a ribbon-cutting on 122nd Avenue to highlight the new Frequent Service Line, as well as other safety and traffic improvements planned for the busy corridor. We are excited for the added service and look forward to more improvements to come.
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SW Corner 170th and SE Division St

SW Corner 170th and SE Division St Early Assistance: Work/Case Description "10 unit multi-family development in the R-1 zone. Option 1 & 2: 2 buildings are duplexes and 2 buildings are triplexes. Each unit proposed with a 1 car garage." Notice
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City Commissioner Nick Fish joins MBA member meeting

City Commissioner Nick Fish joined Midway Business Association members at their monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 14. Commissioner Fish spoke about his advocacy for small businesses, specifically in relation to his role helping create the Catalytic Investment Initiative. Launched in 2015, the Catalytic Investment Initiative provides critical resources to Midway and other East Portland Business Associations. These resources have allowed the Midway Business Association to hire staffing, plan and host events and business mixers, and create the MBA website which highlights member businesses in the district. As a guest speaker, Commissioner Fish also discussed his new role overseeing Portland Parks & Recreation, as well as his goal of helping ease the City's homeless issue. In regards to the former, Commissioner Fish spoke about a property at SE 150th and Division, which is envisioned to someday transform into a park. Interested parties were encouraged to write letters t…
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Marsha Zimmerman, MLK Property Management

With a bit of ambition, a touch of Midway love and a tally of votes, Marsha Zimmerman was elected your Midway Business Association Board President in June. As she takes over the reins of a growing Board and active Business Association, we thought we'd help you all get to know her a little better. Here's what we learned from the owner of MLK Property Management (2410 SE 122nd Ave, Ste #102): What is your business and how long have you been connected to Midway? "I own M.L.K. Property Management and Support Services, LLC. I opened my business in October, 2014. I manage multifamily apartment homes and am licensed in Oregon." What makes working in the Midway Business District so great? "Midway is a great location for business as it is so central to both downtown and the Gorge, as well as natural areas like Powell Butte; or at least within a short commute or even bus ride." Why did you choose to join the Business Association and volunteer as a Board member? "I joined t…
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Festival of Nations – Sept 16, 2018

Festival of Nations is set to return September 16, 2018, with a celebration of the Midway community and its diversity. The annual event hosted by Division Midway Alliance will bring together 75 unique vendors, a variety of international cuisine, and cultural performances that highlight Midway's diversity and rich culture. The Midway Business Association will again help sponsor Festival of Nations and is excited to celebrate the Midway community. What: Festival of Nations Where: 14601 SE Division Street (in the former Duke's parking lot) When: Sunday, September 16, from 11 am - 5 pm
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Midway Monthly

Join us Tuesday, August 14, for our monthly member meeting. We'll be joined by City Commissioner Nick Fish, who will speak about the state of small business in East Portland. Come meet others doing business in East Portland, hear about what's new in Midway, and meet one of your city commissioners.
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14154 SE Division St

14154 SE Division St Commercial Building Permit Work/Case Description: "Change of occupancy from A to M & F for new tenant dispensary to include removing walls for storage and rebuilding stairs from basement to 1st floor; (3) accessible restrooms, retail, security room, break room and office..." Link
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