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REVIVAL Vendor Resources

Resources to grow a your network and expand your business 

The Capitol Hill EcoDistrict is excited to provide additional resources for our Market Street Vendors. Our desired outcome for this project is to give BIPOC businesses without brick and mortar locations access to additional support that leads to increased sales, brand recognition, and the establishment of own storefronts.

 

This page includes: 

  • A recording of our Vendor Workshop

  • A summary of recommended business management tips 

  • A checklist of items to bring to every pop-up

  • Recommended starting points for where to look for more pop-up events

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  • COMMUNITY RESILIENCE
    In the age of COVID-19, we can see the immense value of public space for distanced connection, mental health, and exercise, especially for folks without a yard – or without a home. Mutual aid efforts leverage public spaces that are not currently constructed to support such acts of care, and administrators struggle to manage parks designed for uses that do not reflect current need. Now is the time to consider how our public spaces could better serve us, not just in good times, but during the next crisis.
  • GROWTH VS. DISPLACEMENT
    Small businesses, community organizations, and renters, especially those from already marginalized groups, face challenges brought by skyrocketing growth, which has spurred rising rents. These circumstances have been catastrophically intensified by COVID-19. These groups seek visibility and stability amid challenges like safety, construction, and increased expenses.
  • CLIMATE CHANGE
    One of the greatest crises of our time, climate change, threatens unprecedented flooding, poor air quality from wildfire smoke, and extreme heat events for the Seattle region. Climate change exacerbates existing inequities, contributing to increased health risks for vulnerable groups. Capitol Hill has an opportunity and an obligation to our neighbors and ourselves to do our part in mitigating these impacts.
  • GUIDING INVESTMENT
    For billions of dollars in upcoming development to contribute to thriving public life in Capitol Hill, the community must have a voice, and our most impacted members’ voices must be centered in our approach.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY
    Capitol Hill has an obligation to its most vulnerable community members as well as to adjacent areas – especially those downhill or with fewer resources. The impact of changes to public spaces here affect connectivity, public health and wellness, and environmental resilience elsewhere.
  • LEGACY
    Capitol Hill is the heart of the LGBTQ and arts communities in the Seattle area. Many LGBTQ folks experience intersectional oppression; their ability to remain and thrive is essential to neighborhood identity. The arts community, itself at risk of displacement, represents an untapped resource in creating invitations and cultivating a sense of belonging for BIPOC and low-income people who report feeling unwelcome.
  • SAFETY
    A center city neighborhood ought to welcome everyone into its public spaces. In 2020, the neighborhood became a focal point of protests against police brutality toward the Black community, and today Capitol Hill continues to experience an increase in bias crime. Consequently, our approach must center the needs of Black and indigenous people, people of color, and LGBTQ people, with the goal of co-creating sanctuary without criminalizing homelessness, poverty, or other vulnerabilities.

Vendor Pop-Up Toolkit

Download the full vendor toolkit:

Vendor Workshop

The Capitol Hill EcoDistrict was joined by the founder of Taswira, Avery Barnes, and Mediums Collective co-founder to host a workshop on brand management and strategies to build a business.

Topics covered: Building a brand, determining a price point, building a client base without making a point of sale.

Thank you to all the businesses that joined us and offered their valuable advice and perspectives on their experiences with pop-ups .

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