Issue VI| June 2020
We Work for YOU

The June newsletter shares some of the great projects we have been working on, specifically the completion of Phase I of the Reimagine Magnolia Village. HUGE thank you to all of the donors who support this amazing effort - four more phases to go. With your support, we can complete the beautification of Magnolia Village! We also share more resources - many FREE - to help all small businesses meet COVID-19 response guidelines. We are here to serve our members and hope you find this newsletter timely and helpful

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Reimagine Magnolia Village Beautification Project – invest in Phase II & III now!

With businesses throughout Magnolia opening and operating consistently with COVID-19 guidelines, it is very satisfying to see shoppers and pedestrians use the new bistro tables in the heart of Magnolia Village. 

The timing in completing Phase I of the  Reimagine Magnolia Beautification project  could not have been better. The new tables with jaunty red umbrellas, many underneath the gorgeous flowering baskets, make the perfect place to dine outdoors while safely social distancing. The Chamber is delighted that so many neighbors, friends, and visitors are dining al fresco and enjoying conversation. It is just what we had in mind when we started the beautification project over two years ago.

The Magnolia Beautification Committee (MBC), a part of the Magnolia Chamber of Commerce, is now commencing with Phases II and III of the beautification project. The improvements will include similar Phase I, pedestrian friendly elements along McGraw, from 33 rd  Avenue continuing due west to 35th Avenue. The project will conclude with Phases IV and V. 

Cheryl McQuiston, chair of the MBC and active Chamber member and ambassador, is busy working with the other members of the MBC to put some finishing touches on Phase I, including five more red umbrellas.

In addition, Cheryl is your contact for those who want to place a memorial plaque on the refurbished benches; a great, loving way to memorialize an important person in your life. If you would like to learn more about the memorial plaques, please click here .

The MBC is already busy applying for the needed city permits for the next two phases. It is easy to invest in Phase II and III of the Reimagine Magnolia Village project. Click  here  to donate online. 

NOW is the time to support the streetscape improvements. To see a list of donors to date, please click  here . Join us and together we will make Magnolia a great place to live, work, and thrive. 
Resources Available for Businesses
We have sent out several e-blasts with helpful resources to help small businesses respond to the dynamic environment we are all facing with the recent increases in COVID-19 cases and government response. We are including in this newsletter to keep these resources top of mind and easy to access:

  • FREE PPE for businesses. The Magnolia Chamber of Commerce has been working closely with King County and chambers throughout King County to bring FREE Safe Start Kits to businesses. We will be distributing these kits through contact-less drive-thru pick-up using the Amazon Treasure Truck. Please visit to sign up for a pickup location or to select online shipping option (you will pay shipping costs only). The first pickup will be July 1st in SODO area. However, over the next few weeks, many other locations will be available for businesses to pick up FREE Safe Start kits. Contact Jason to learn more, 206-618-1589

  • Street Use Permits. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is accepting street use permit applications. This allows restaurants, retail stores, vending trucks and carts to operate in the sidewalk or curb space in front of their business. The free flexible and temporary street use permit options are for sidewalk cafes, merchandise displays, and food and other vending and will be available for up to six months. To learn more about these permits, click here.

  • Rebound and Recovery Campaign/ResourcesAssociation of Washington Business. Great resource for small businesses that is updated frequently and provides information, tools, and important updates. Access this specially designated website here.

  • Re-opening Toolkit. The city of Seattle has developed toolkits to help businesses in various sectors reopen. Information is based on the latest Washington Department of Health and Public Health- Seattle & King County guidelines. The toolkits provide guidance for restaurants and taverns, retail, professional services, personal services, fitness and training and domestic services. Access the tool kits here.
Discover Magnolia - Join the Magnolia Chamber of Commerce
The Reimagine Magnolia Village beautification project is just one of many efforts of your Chamber of Commerce. We are dedicated to furthering the interests of businesses in greater Magnolia, providing resources and networking opportunities for our business and family members, and connecting our neighborhood together. Indeed, our mission adds to the vibrancy of our community by fostering connections between Magnolia's businesses, residents, and community groups.

If you are already a member, you have received our newsletters, e-blasts, signage and other kinds of correspondence to assist you with critical information and helpful tools during these unprecedented times. You and your neighbors may have enjoyed one of our many events like Winterfest, Magnolia Artwalk, Halloween in the Village, or Vino in the Village. You may have rested at one of the new bistro tables in the heart of the Village while enjoying a cup of coffee or a takeout meal from one of Magnolia’s many fine restaurants. We are here to serve you and connect our community.

If you haven’t yet, we ask you to join as an individual or family member of the Chamber. If a business member, we ask you to renew your membership and encourage other Magnolia businesses to join.

We also encourage you to visit our  Facebook  and I nstagram  pages.  “Like” us, stay informed, be inspired, and get engaged. We post on an almost daily basis!  

We are better together. Join the Chamber and #KeepMagnoliaMighty
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Magnolia Strong – thank you renewing members, welcome to new members

New Members
  • Ann Goos
  • Lew & Polly Latimer
  • Goodall Family
  • Jenni Sandmeyer Real Estate- Windermere
  • Fairleigh Family
  • Furness Family

Renewing Members
  • Zundel Law Offices
  • Fitness by Deisgn
  • Carefree Boat Club
  • Rotary Club of Magnolia
  • Michael Olden
  • Electronic Processing Consultants
  • Reese Chiropractic
  • Don’s Daughter Donna’s Barber Shop
  • Dubin Law Group
  • Peoples Bank
  • Cook and Bartlett
  • Marcus Pape
  • Queen Anne & Magnolia Interiors
  • Holpainen Family
  • Kaleidoscope School
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