Midway association plans spring events

Here’s where to find out about the developing ‘Earth Day’ plans which the Midway Business Association has, in outer East Portland …

These smiling event hosts are Ace Building Maintenance Office Manager Nicole Arvesen and VP Nick Williams with partner business MLK Property Management CEO Marcia Zimmerman.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton

Just getting together for an “After Hours Mixer” was the purpose of a Midway Business Association (MBA) gathering on February 21, at the combined offices of MLK Property Management and Ace Building Maintenance.

Some 20 people attended the gathering, many of them saying they appreciated the evening event because it was difficult to attend the monthly noontime meetings.

Those in attendance make new acquaintances and nosh on a buffet of light snacks.

“There is so much going on in Midway,” remarked Dr. David Day, DC, when he arrived.

“For example, at our January meeting, we gave feedback to Portland Parks & Recreation about the development of three area parks,” Day told East Portland News.

The neighborhood business district is also promoting a new “signature event” for Earth Day, April 22, at Powell Butte.

“We’re calling it ‘Business-to-Buttes’, and it will feature area businesses exhibiting, and also tours of the area, hiking, biking, and walks looking at the flora and fauna in the area,” Day explained.

MLK Property Management’s CEO Marcia Zimmerman greets MBA President Dr. David Day, DC, of Day Chiropractic, at the evening mixer.

“We’re also in the process of creating a ‘Passport’ idea to help encourage people to visit participating area businesses,” added Day.

Even though his chiropractic practice keeps him busy, Day reflected that being involved in the MBA is valuable to him. “I’m not only interested in what the MBA can do for my practice, but even more so, for the vitality of the area for all businesses.

“We want to be a livable place, and help people who live here actually shop in the area – by understanding all that is available to them right here, rather than driving someplace else to shop, eat, and recreate,” Day said.

Helping with hosting duties is Venture Portland MBA Organizer Brad Forkner.

Meet with the Midway Business Association

On March 14, MBA members and guests meets to help neighbors and businesses improve the southern end of outer East Portland. The meeting runs from 11:45 AM until 1 PM at Bill Dayton’s Pizza Baron Restaurant on SE 122nd Avenue, just south of Division Street. For more information, see their website: CLICK HERE

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