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December 2014 Newsletter

Dear Executive,

It seems the holiday season arrives more rapidly with each passing year! Along with Discover Burien’s annual Winterfest celebration, we are excited for the many great local events happening in December. In addition to the many festivities, the holidays are also a season of giving. Avoid the madness of shopping malls and big box retailers by shopping local this holiday season! Burien is filled with friendly retailers stocking terrific holiday gift options.
Welcome New Members!!
Northwest Performing Arts
Catherine Winter
15839 11th Ave SW
Burien, WA 98166
206-246-6040
Catherine_nwaa@Hotmail.com
December Events in Burien:
B-Town Beat

Thursday, December 4th

(and every first Thursday)

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
SW 152nd & 153rd Street, Burien

    

This month’s art walk will give you a chance to get your holiday shopping done locally. Businesses on 152nd between 10th Ave SW and 4th Ave SW will be staying open till 9pm to allow for some late night shopping. Make sure to stop by and support local businesses!
Burien Arts has a new gallery show opening on December 4th! The show will feature works from 20/20 as well as new jewelry and ceramics.  All of which make great and unique Holiday gifts! Contact Burien Arts at (206) 244-7808 for more info.
Winterfest – Saturday, December 6th
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Downtown Burien
 Celebrate the Holiday Season by shopping locally at this annual community event that includes free horse and carriage rides, hay rides, hot treats and in-store specials.
FREE SANTA PHOTOS at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
930 SW 152nd in Olde Burien.
 
Moshier Holiday Pottery Sale  Saturday, December 6th
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Moshier Art Center
430 S 156th St.
Burien
Twice a year the potters at the Moshier Art Center gather to sell their handmade wares. Come to this amazing sale to find hundreds of items such as mugs, bowls, serving dishes, casseroles, garden art, soap dishes, jewelry, holiday items, and more! Come early for best selection. Checks or cash accepted.

For more information, call 206-988-3700

Join our very own Virginia Wright as she unveils her new publication Images of Modern America Burien!

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It will be released on December 8th and she will be having a book signing at The Tin Room December 11th at 5:30 PM, Burien Books on December 13th at 1:00 PM, and Page 2 Books on December 20th at 2:00 PM.

Join Us Thursday December 11th at the Discover Burien Office for an Educational Event!

We will be discussing the basics of financial management in a workshop called Financial Check-up. The discussion will be about healthy ratios, retirement savings, insurance solutions and debunk some common myths.  Hosted by Discover Burien member

Alexa P. Meyer Financial Advisor Pacific Capital Resource Group,  427 SW 152nd St.

Tide’s Out, Lights Out!
The Environmental Science Center will be hosting after hours beach walks at the new Seahurst Beach on Saturday December 6th and Saturday December 20th.
Explore the beach with their trained naturalist from 8:00 pm until 10:00 pm!!


 
Burien Actors Theatre Presents… 

“Bob’s Holiday Office Party” a Holiday comedy by Joe Keyes and Rob Elk

 

Every year, insurance agent Bob Finhead’s whacked-out friends and clients stop by his small-town Iowa office for their chaotic Holiday bash.  Will Bob fulfill his dreams of a bigger life and escape their narrow-minded thinking, or its there a purpose for hinm in Iowa?  “Devastatingly funny!” – L.A Times.

 

 
Opening Night:  Friday, November 28th 8:00 PM
 

Ongoing Business Educational Resources

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

 

SBDC LogoThe 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)

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Discover Burien
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November 2014 Newsletter

Dear Alan,

The weather’s turning cooler, and the holidays are around the corner. Come wander around town, check out our shops and local eateries, and enjoy some early holiday shopping! There are plenty of things to do in Burien this month.

Welcome New Members
New Business & Nonprofit Members

Life in Balance
Tricia Yost
(206)743-8942
1800 SW 152nd St, Suite 200
Burien, WA 98166
triciayost@lifeinbalancept.com
www.lifeinbalancephysicaltherapy.com

The Greek House
Philip Fenedinos
(206)686-4030
113 SW 153rd St.
Burien, WA 98166
Philip.FeredinosAgmail.com
www.burienGreekhouse.com

Highline Tutoring & Testing Center
Wendy Meyers-Wenger
(206)242-9495
224 SW153 PMB 240
Burien, WA 98166
httctutor@gmail.com

Rendered Moments Video
Robert Jones
(775)-722-5161
12405 3rd Ave SW
Seattle, WA 98146
oneJollywhale@gmail.com
www.Renderedmoments.com

Linda Boyle
Resident Member
(206)414-9797
126 SW 148th St.
Ste C100 #258
Burien,Wa 98166
Lkboyle@comcast.net


November Events in Burien

B-Town Beat
Thursday, November 6th
(and Every First Thursday)

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Downtown Burien SW 152nd & 153rd

November’s B-Town Beat is full of exciting performers and artists.

Skinperfect will feature furniture artisan Rebecca McIvor of Urban Dupre, jazz vocalist Amy Kramer Hawks, and painter Jennifer Sturgeon

909 Coffee & Wine in Olde Burien will be hosting Ryan Burns

At Keller Williams they will be hosting artist, Ron Weinstein.

Maven Mercantile will be hosting Seattle guitarist, Tristan Gianola.

Stop by Re/Max to listen to Spencer Hoveskeland on solo guitar

Try to visit a venue you’ve never been to!

Burien Arts Association
Friday, November 7th
(and Every First Friday)

4:00 PM -8:00 PM
Downtown Burien SW 152nd & 153rd

Artist receptions have been changed to the First Friday of the month at the Burien Arts Gallery. Meet Kalvin and Tamara at the Gallery on Friday, Nov 7th., 4-8 p.m.

The Burien Arts Gallery’s November exhibit spotlights two artists whose work is drawn from two vastly different origins.

Kalvin Zane Rutagengwa is a self-taught painter and sculptor who discovered his artistic talent as a 6-year-old boy in Rwanda. Tamara Stephas is a landscape painter and sculptor whose work is deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest.

You can meet both artists at the exhibit’s Opening Reception on Friday, Nov. 7, 4-8 p.m. The show runs Nov. 4-Nov. 30.

Artists United’s November display at the Gallery features acrylic painters Judy Eckhardt and Janet Price. Eckhardt uses many layers of paint to achieve rich colors and vibrant paintings. Her exhibit focuses on boats and beach houses. Price is a painter and print maker. In honor of the Day of the Dead, she will feature some of her work from Mexico.

Annual Meeting and Program
November 16, 2014, 2:00 PM,
SeaTac City Hall (4800 S 188th Street)
HHS is 20 years old?! Its hard to believe that we are celebrating 20 years as an Historical Society, but its true!
Please join us for our Annual Meeting and enjoy an interesting program and guest speaker

We at Serenza are starting the Holiday season by collecting non-perishable food items for local food banks. Anybody that brings items to the salon from now until November 30th will receive a 10% discount on any products they purchase that day. It is a terrific way to get the food coming in for those in our community in need.

Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) announces auditions for the musical comedy “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” written by Joe DiPietro with music by Jimmy Roberts. The show calls for a strong ensemble cast of four actors-two men and two women-who play a total of 58 characters ages 30 to 80. Characters can be any ethnicity and all actors are encouraged to audition.

Auditions are Wednesday, Nov. 12 and Thursday, Nov. 13 from 7 to 10 p.m.Callback are Sunday, Nov. 16 from noon to 5 p.m. There may be additional callbacks on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 2:30 to 6 p.m. for those who can’t attend on Nov. 16.

Audition appointment: audition@burienactorstheatre.org, 206-242-5180. Auditions will be held at BAT, 14501 Fourth Ave S.W., Burien.

“Celebrating 20 Years of MainStage Performances”Our 10th Annual Gala Fundraising Dinner
Cabaret & AuctionSupporting The Hi-Liners Musical Theatre
November 15, 2014, 5:30-9:30pm
The Brockey Conference Center
South Seattle Community College

November After Hours Networking

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Join Discover Burien for our monthly After Hours networking event!
After Hours events are a fun way to connect with fellow local business owners and community members. As always, there will be refreshments and door prizes!

November’s After Hours Event is hosted by
CARES

909 SW 151st St | Burien, WA 98166


Have you been to the City of Burien website lately? There is a lot of great information, meeting schedules and local resources.
For more information visit the City of Burien website HERE

While you’re there check out the Burien Parks and Recreation pages for local programs, information and fun ways to get out and be a active part of your community.
For more information visit the Burien Parks and Recreation page HERE

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.

BDC Resource List HERE

SCORE | 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

Small 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

October 2014 Newsletter

October 2014 Newsletter
The weather’s turning cooler, and fall is in the air. That’s no reason to stay cooped up inside…wander around town, check out our shops and local eateries, and enjoy the crisp autumn air! There are plenty of things to do in Burien this month.

September 2014 Newsletter

It’s that time of year that the kids are headed back to school. If you need some little quiet time after the craziness of summer then wander around town and check out our shops and local eateries while the kids are in school. Take some time for yourself!

August 2014 Newsletter

It’s hot in Burien! Have you made it to the spray park to cool off? Later in the month we will be able to enjoy Seahurst Park when it reopens. We hope you’ve had a chance to get out and enjoy Burien and experience your community on these beautiful summer days. There are a great many shops and cafe’s opening and some long time favorites, some even have a cozy deck to sit and enjoy.

July 2014 Newsletter

This summer has turned out to be a beautiful and warm one in Burien. We hope you’ve had a chance to get out and stroll or bike the streets of Burien and experience your community this season. There are a great many new shops and cafe’s opening and some long time favorites, some even have a cozy deck to sit and enjoy. Every Thursday is the Farmer’s Market and if the sun is out break out the sunscreen and cool off at spray park.

June 2014 Newsletter

It’s hard to believe that school is almost out! There are many exciting things to do this month so be sure to check out all of the fun Burien events listed below. Every Thursday is the Farmer’s Market and if the sun is out break out the sunscreen and cool off at spray park. Looking forward to seeing you and your family around Burien this June!

May 2014 Newsletter

What a beautiful start to the month of May! We are so excited for all of the fantastic events on the horizon – including the Burien Farmers Market, which starts today and runs every Thursday through the end of October. Stop by to say hello and enjoy all of the fresh and local fare. There are plenty of other fun events coming up in May as well – check them out below!

April 2014 Newsletter

Happy Spring! A big THANK YOU to all who came out to support Discover Burien at our annual awards dinner and auction. We cannot operate without the generous contributions from the community. We are thrilled to welcome five new members to the organization. Just as exciting, we’ve got some wonderful events to share with you this month – some are even taking place outdoors! Looking forward to seeing you there!

March 2014 Newsletter

Despite some late winter threats of snowfall, sunny days have begun to creep in here and there, with temperatures rising into the 50s more than once in these past few weeks. We are in the home stretch – spring is just around the corner! March is jam packed with fantastic events, including the always entertaining “Best of Burien” Awards Dinner and Auction. Check out the details for this event (with a link to vote), along with many other wonderful community events coming up in March.