Neighbors came out to celebrate with the business community on August 3 at the annual "Summerville" promotion put on by participating members of the Sellwood Moreland Business Alliance (SMBA).
"During our neighborhood's summer celebration, local shops and service providers – no outside vendors! – entertain visitors of all ages," explained current SMBA President President Hailey Percival, of the Edward Jones office in Sellwood.
Many visitors to "Summerville" took the free trolley rides looping through the S.E. 13th Avenue, Tacoma Street, Bybee Boulevard, and Milwaukie Avenue business areas, she said.
"It's far more than a collection of sidewalk sales," observed Percival. "There are fun free activities going on at several locations across the district; and, at the same time, it's a great opportunity for neighbors to shop the specials, and engage with the local business community."
The mandate of the SMBA is to continue providing a vibrant business district, Percival commented. "Shopping local, and supporting local businesses and restaurants, is important -- and 'Summerville' is a great chance to remind the neighbors that we're here for our neighbors, and about what each of these businesses brings to the neighborhood."
To learn more about the Sellwood Moreland Business Alliance – and easy ways to "shop local" – go online to www.sellwoodmoreland.com
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