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Elite Sport Soccer Achieves Goal to Stay in the Mission, Pro Bono Lawyer Instrumental

At a recent celebratory dinner in the Mission, Astrid and Jorge Lopez (photo, far right and far left) were joined by their two grown children and their pro bono attorney, Jeff Maso (photo, center). While breaking bread, Astrid turned to Maso and asked him to share their communal, rollercoaster ride of an experience of the…

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MEDA to Co-Host Latino Entrepreneurs Event, Part of “San Francisco Small Business Week”

Christopher Gil Associate Director of Marketing and Communications Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2018 MEDA to Co-Host Latino Entrepreneurs Event Part of “San Francisco Small Business Week” San Francisco — The Mission Economic Development Association (MEDA), which has strengthened small businesses since 1973, is taking…

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MEDA Client Secession Art & Design the First Recipient of Grant from New San Francisco Women’s Entrepreneur Fund, Mayor Farrell Hands out Check

Today was a memorable day for MEDA Business Development client Eden Stein (photo, right), as Mayor Mark Farrell presented the entrepreneur with a $5,000 check to expand her venture, Secession Art & Design. Eden’s commercial gallery, which has been a fixture on Mission Street for over a decade, is the initial recipient of a grant…

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JPMorgan Chase Holds “Entrepreneurs of Color” Event at MEDA’s Plaza Adelante

While the challenge of accessing capital plagues most small-business owners, the problem is especially acute among minority-owned ventures. A look at U.S. Small Business Administration lending data indicates an ongoing divide: Only 2 to 3 percent of loans go to African American-owned businesses, while the rate for Latinos ranges from just 5 to 6 percent….

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Julia’s Alterations Part of the Fabric of San Francisco’s Mission Street

MEDA is helping family-serving businesses thrive along the Mission Street commercial corridor via a combination of technical assistance, one-on-one coaching, access to capital and policy work. Following is an interview with one such small-business owner. Owner: Julia Minas Business: Julia’s Alterations Address: 2689 Mission St. Type: Services Product: Alterations What gave you your idea to start your business? I applied to…

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Shop Locally in the Mission at Plaza Adelante’s El Mercadito on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25

When this Saturday rolls around, you’ll probably still be stuffed from that Thanksgiving meal. If you were brave enough to head out on Black Friday to start your holiday shopping, then you’ll also be over those long lines and be ready for a personal touch when it comes to your purchases. That’s where “Small Business…

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Keeping the Mission District’s Neighborhood Economy in the Face of Displacement

Gentrification and displacement are generally associated with the residents who are compelled to leave a neighborhood. Such is the case of the Mission District of San Francisco, which for decades has been a hub for Latino as an initial place to lay down roots in the United States; however, the Mission is also a place…

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SBA Awards $150,000 PRIME Grant to MEDA, Goal to Help Mission Corridor Small Businesses Thrive

Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 8, 2017 SBA Awards $150,000 PRIME Grant to MEDA Funds finance training and technical assistance to emerging entrepreneurs San Francisco, Calif. — The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) has been awarded a $150,000 Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs…

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MEDA and Business Community Co-Host “Latino Small-Business Mixer”

A fun yet impactful time was on the menu for the 80 attendees of a May 16 “Latino Small-Business Mixer” held at Don Ramon’s Mexican Restaurante in SoMa. This mixer was part of San Francisco Small Business Week, held each May, with the mixer’s co-hosts MEDA, Excelsior Action Group, La Cocina, Hispanic Chambers of Commerce…

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OEWD Issues Emergency Grants to Seven Businesses Impacted by Fire in Chinatown, MEDA to Disburse Funds

Christopher Gil Senior Content Marketing Manager Mission Economic Development Agency (415) 282-3334 ext. 152 cgil@medasf.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 16, 2017 OEWD Issues Emergency Grants to Seven Businesses Impacted by Fire in Chinatown, MEDA to Disburse Funds MEDA oversees fund created after Mission and 22nd streets fire of January 2015 San Francisco, Calif. — The Office of Economic…

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