Grant deadlines, sidewalk cafe tips, business promotion, and more!
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EMMS Grant deadline - 4/30
Façade improvement and Technical Assistance grants
Planning a new website or signage? Working on those taxes or government permits? These grants are for EMMS businesses such as yours. Get up to $2k to fund those projects by applying now through the link below. The application deadline is fast approaching. 
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Third Thursdays
We're kicking off Third Thursdays, a new monthly event series, that will activate the corridor and connect people to place through activities for all ages, live entertainment, and public seating. And we want to involve your business by partnering with you on activities, and promoting your Third Thursday events and specials. Tell us your ideas and plans!
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Sidewalk Cafés: Numbers to operate by
If you operate a sidewalk café or plan to soon, here are numbers you to need to know.
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This Ramadan, Invite Guests to Dine after Dark 
Promote inclusivity and your business with extended hours may 5 - June 4, now free to new members
►   Have you seen The Future of Retail Businesses? Take a peak with this presentation by Jon Stover & Associates from February's Capitol Hill Business Session. 

▶︎   Join us for Coffee and Capital with DISB at our next Capitol Hill Business Session co-hosted by CHAMPS on Wednesday, April 24 from 8:30 - 9:30 am. Free with registration.

►   Want to know what we've been up to? Our 2018 Annual Report and Summary is now online.

▶︎   Wondering What Makes Restaurants Sink or Swim? Check out this Washington City Paper interview with MaryEllen Georgiadis, the Woman Who Helps Them Stay Afloat.
Promote your business
Want your events, specials, discounts, and more featured? 
 EMMS sends out a monthly, neighborhood newsletter, The Beat, to keep Capitol Hill residents and customers in the know. Tell us what's happening and we'll feature your activities in the next month's issue!
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