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UPTOWN AVENUE 7 CRA LAUNCHES YEARLONG PROGRAMMING TO SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESSES AND ORGANIZATIONS WITH A SERIES OF HYBRID EVENTS
2021 WINTER SEASON PROGRAMS:
Grant Application Workshop | Thursday, January 14th | 2pm The workshop will provide information on available grants and explain the criteria for a successful application Featured Speakers: Robert Jones III - Neighbors and Neighbors Association, Kevin Greiner - Uptown Avenue 7 Economic Development Coordinator, Ashlee Thomas - MUCE, Arts & Culture
Uptown Avenue 7 Website Launch | Monday, January 18th Sign up for our mailing list to be the first to see
Grant Compliance Clinic| Thursday, January 21st | 2pm Featured Grant recipient Seltzer Law Firm A Free virtual event that helps small businesses get compliant and eligible for available grants Free with RSVP
Breaking The Cycle Bike Ride | Friday, January 22nd | 6:30pm Promotes healthy community engagement through the art of cycling FREE with RSVP
Virtual Connect Fridays | Last Friday of every month starting February 26th | Appointment only Small businesses can schedule an appointment and connect with an economic development coordinator SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT HERE
Miami, Fla. – The Northwest 7th Avenue Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA), also known as Uptown Avenue 7 is continuing its commitment to position the NW 7th Ave corridor as the premier location to live, work and play.
Uptown Avenue 7 brings a 365 virtual experience with some socially-distanced community highlights throughout the year. While COVID-19 has required postponement of its annual festival, the NW 7th Avenue CRA is committed to its continued support of businesses on the corridor by helping them to expand.
“Many small businesses have taken an economic hit as a result of the pandemic and we want them to know, we are here as a supportive bridge to get them to the other side” says Kevin Greiner, Uptown Avenue 7 Economic Development Coordinator. Although the sector has seen significant business growth over the years, the area is still ripe with possibilities for expansion.
Uptown Ave 7 has expanded its services to businesses by including marketing, compliance, and a direct connection to grant resources. Businesses can submit promotions to be featured on the Uptown Avenue 7 website through the IAMUPTOWN campaign and sign up for personalized consultation with Kevin Greiner, the Economic Development Coordinator. Businesses with no prior website can access basic website development services at no cost to them (limited application required).
The NW 7th Avenue CRA also plans on highlighting various businesses on the corridor through the IAMUPTOWN social and video campaigns which will help spread the word about their products and services. Information about the upcoming programming and events can be found on the new state of the art website which launches on January18th at uptownavenue7.com
Uptown Avenue 7 is made possible by the NW 7th Avenue CRA with support from Miami Dade County Commissioner Jean Monestime.
ABOUT Uptown Avenue 7 (NW 7th Avenue CRA) Is committed to positioning the NW 7th Avenue Corridor as a premier location to live, shop, work, and play. For more information about UPTOWN AVE 7 visit uptownavenue7.com
Commissioner Jean Monestime has been a member of the Miami-Dade County Commission since 2010. He is the first Haitian-American to serve as a Miami-Dade County commissioner, as well as the first to chair the commission