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MEDA Helping Mission Small Businesses Thrive: Sasa Eyebrows Threading

MEDA is committed to ensuring the Mission District remains a place where small businesses thrive. Following is a profile of a neighborhood venture representing the type of family-serving business MEDA strengthens. Owner: Aenis Rijal Business: Sasa Eyebrows Threading Address: Plaza Adelante, 2301 Mission St. #104 Type: Beauty salon Product: Eyebrows threading What gave you your…

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MEDA’s Legacy of Support and Advocacy to Foster the Growth of Small Businesses

When nonprofit MEDA opened its doors in a small space in San Francisco’s Mission District way back in 1973, there was a sole purpose: strengthening small businesses. The origin of that work was fostering the creation of an asset for the new waves of immigrants coming from Mexico, Central America and South America. MEDA’s support…

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MEDA Helping Mission Small Businesses Thrive: Lady Alamo

MEDA is committed to ensuring the Mission District remains a place where small businesses thrive. Following is a profile of a neighborhood venture representing the type of family-serving business MEDA strengthens. Owners: Yiva and Bryce Beal Business: Lady Alamo Address: 2121 Mission St. Type: Retail and studio Product: Bags and accessories What gave you your…

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It’s Time to Shop Small in San Francisco’s Mission District this Saturday, Nov. 30

Take a stroll down vibrant Mission Street and you’ll see the lifeblood of San Francisco’s Mission District, with shops running the gamut from taquerias and discount clothing stores to haircutters and produce markets. These ventures are owned by hardworking community members — many Latinx immigrants building a generational asset for their families in their adopted…

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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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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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