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Jun

Greetings, 15 & U. My name is Faraji Whalen and I’m a partner at Zawadi over on 1524 U Street. I’ll be taking over the administrative duties for the 15&U Business Alliance going forward. As many of you may know, Junction closed its doors earlier this month and has moved to Maryland. Shannan was a big…

13

May

If you’re paying close attention to us – hopefully on Twitter or Facebook – then you know that last week, we partied it up for the Funk Parade.  You can catch the old post here should you need a refresher. The thing about last week is that we didn’t make a big deal about the…

04

May

So if you missed this past Saturday’s Funk Parade event, it’s safe to assume you probably live under a rock. Last year, it was estimated 30,000 people showed up. This year, that number doubled – if not tripled. We, for one, had a packed house. If you showed up at 11:00AM, you probably saw the line…

22

Apr

Last year’s Funk Parade was the joint – are we right? So much so, that we’re now officially sponsoring it. It’s ok to say, “Funk Yeah,” we’re that excited about it too. Now, if you happen to be in the neighborhood and feel like scoping out what we’re doing, here’s a quick rundown: 1. We’re…

21

Jan

By now, you’ve probably heard of Funk Parade. If you haven’t you must be new to DC, in which case – WELCOME. Last year was the first ever Funk Parade and it’s already cemented itself as the stuff of legends. Lifelong residents and DC transplants took to the streets in celebration of song and dance. Jazz, Funk,…

26

Nov

So last week… or for the last few weeks to be exact, we’ve really espoused on the value of shopping small and shopping local. And this week is no different. It’s easy to trumpet the virtues of small business. We can cite statistics about how small businesses employ 57% of the private workforce or how they’ve generated 60 to…

10

Nov

It’s one thing to talk the talk and another to walk the walk, right? At least that’s what we’ve always heard. So after spending last week talking about the merits of shopping local and supporting your community – after going on and on about the whopping 80% that goes back into the community  – and…

04

Nov

So in a few short weeks, 24 days to be exact – is Small Business Saturday. If you’re not familiar with Small Business Saturday you should be. While everyone else will be rushing from the dinner table to maul each other at big box stores, you can rest assured that your money will be helping a…

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Oct

1991 was 22 years ago. Again – 1991 was TWENTY TWO years ago. Meaning people born in 1990 are now sitting next to you at a bar. Let that sink in. If you grew up watching Saturday morning cartoons OR woke up to your kids watching Saturday morning cartoons, that era is now over. As of…