Chamber to transition into “Ballard Improvement Area” next year

Last month, the City of Seattle approved the creation of the Ballard Improvement Area (BIA). Due to this approval, The Ballard Chamber will become the BIA as of January 1, 2017. According to the Ballard Chamber website, the BIA is set to be a long-term, sustainably-funded leadership organization that aims to represent Ballard’s businesses, residents and property owners. The […]

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Calling all goblins and witches: Halloween trick-or-treating in Ballard

Tomorrow, the streets of downtown Ballard will be filled with little costumed Ballardites trick-or-treating at shops and cafes. The annual Halloween trick-or-treating in downtown Ballard will run from 4 to 6 p.m. The Ballard Chamber of Commerce says to look for the poster below to find participating merchants. Children 12 and younger are welcome to join, with parental […]

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Chamber seeks local feedback to “activate” Ballard Commons Park

The Ballard Chamber of Commerce recently reached a two-year agreement with the Seattle Parks Department to ensure that locals are getting the most out of Ballard Commons Park. To reach this goal, Ballard Chamber is planning a series of small and large community events to “activate” the park. Through this “activation” Ballard Chamber hopes to reduce […]

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Mayor Murray announces $85,000 investment in Ballard business district

During an event at Bastille Cafe last week, Mayor Ed Murray announced a $2 million investment in 18 neighborhood business districts. The investment is part of the Only in Seattle Initiative and Ballard has been designated $85,000. “This investment in neighborhood business districts is critical to our city,” says Mayor Ed Murray. “Healthy business districts […]

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Ballard Chamber of Commerce urging Seattle City Council to delay parking reforms

The Seattle City Council will soon be considering reforms that would change land use development regulations, many affecting Ballard. Beth Miller, executive director of the Ballard Chamber of Commerce, is asking residents to urge the city council to delay the considerations until the neighborhood can fully examine how the changes would affect residents and businesses. […]

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