May 21, 2024

Dear Paris,

This is your week. Decide wisely. Entrepreneurs are trying to launch, businesses are gearing up for the most active months of the year and making decisions right now that shape the future of our city storefront by storefront. We'll host Mayor Melvin Carter to talk about building a better City line by line, lane by lane with the Mayor's Budget workshop on May 23rd at Sun Ray Lanes. It's an opportunity to see how East Side priorities match up with City Hall. We'll have info on The PROMISE Act too which launches June 2. Today stop by the ANEW Grand Opening Open House to tour the new Childcare and Health and Wellness Center and celebrate these new assets. And this is your week to consider if you want to jump on in with ESABA to bring visitors to your door - get featured on the visitor's page, offer a deal, get ready to welcome new customers for the BIG summer events the East Side is hosting starting with Art in the Hollow, Water Fest, and The Dragon Festival. We are building it, the customers are on their way... Are you ready?


Memorial Day BBQ in District 2 - May 27

The PROMISE Act- $$$ for East Side Small Businesses - do the Pre-App worksheet to see if you're eligible

ESABA Member Deal: BizRecycling is $10K in grants

May 23 - Mayor's Budget Workshop

This year we're taking it indoors in District 1 for meeting with the Mayor to look at the Budget through a "Priorities Lens." Join us for a great conversation in a great East Side location.

BIG Community Events this summer - Art in the Hollow and Dragon Fest among them - are coming your way. ESABA wants to help draw attention to your business. Find out more...

Announcements & News
Connect with Paris to see how you can combine the services of BizRecycling and our Preferred Hauler Deal to maximize savings on your solid waste bill. Nobody should be paying more than they need to. ESABA members, that means you. Click the BizRecycling logo below to learn more about how to get started.

Community Events see all here

May - Freedom Library

May 21 - ANEW Grand Opening Open House - ANEW Chemical Health

May 23 - Mayor's Budget Workshop ESABA + Sun Ray Lanes

May 30 - Undergraduate Open House - Metro State

May 31 - Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit

Jun 1 - 15th Art in the Hollow - Swede Hollow Park

Jun 1 - 25th WaterFest - Lake Phalen

Jul 13 - Dragon Festival returns - Lake Phalen

Jul 13 - Rivoli Bluff Bash - Urban Roots

Click here to Submit an Event to our Calendar.

Jobs & Careers: See all Listings here

Mississippi Market

If you have employment opportunities and need help getting the word out, connect with Paris.
Board of Directors:


William Schultz

KW Realty

Vice President:

Tonya Bauer

Saint Paul Port Authority

2nd Vice President:

Jorge Samper

Sunray Auto Service - BP

Dist 1 rep


Chelsea Fey

Visit Saint Paul


Josh Chacon

Hiway Credit Union

Board Members:

Dru Dalton

Eastside YMCA

Dist 5 rep

Shateka Flowers

Family Values For Life

Taelor Johnson

Mueller Memorial

Dist 4 rep

Marv Koppen

Party Time Liquor

Dist 2 rep

Hli Tsaab

Cups & Cheers

Darren Varley


Paris Dunning, Executive Director
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