When it Comes to Thanksgiving

At this year’s Taste of Mission Hills it was family time for Patterson Engineering Inc. with as stop at Fort Oak.

As tradition has it, November is our time to extend a thank you to business owners who have chosen to locate their businesses in Mission Hills. Just over 480 businesses make up the Mission Hills BID and we are truly thankful for each one. We are also thankful for the dedication of our volunteer board members and our executive director who provide a monthly forum for the exchange of ideas and actions, promote our neighborhood of businesses as a destination for shopping, dining, home buying, relaxation, and more; seek economic development opportunity for the neighborhood; oversee design elements and protect the public right-of-way to enhance the local and visitor experience; advise on parking matters through the Mission Hills Parking Advisory Committee; and serve as a united voice for our businesses.

And, thank you bakers, baristas, chefs and this year’s more than 450 tasters for making the October 10, 7th Annual Taste of Mission Hills event absolutely sublime. We especially thank the owners of the twenty-five participating venues who created and served delicious tastes. To this year’s Title Sponsor U.S. Bank and Amanda Gregory at the Mission Hills branch, we appreciate your generous financial support. To the sponsors of the three trolleys, Colleen Field at Allstate Insurance, Steven Schwob and Brad Wise at Fort Oak and John Ealy at Harley Gray Kitchen & Bar, thank you. To our music sponsor Krista Lombardi of Scott & Quinn Real Estate, thank you. To photographer Bradley Schweit who donated his time and talent and photographed a treasure trove of tasters and tasty delights, thank you. This support allowed the BID to maintain its affordable ticket prices and reach its fundraising goal so that we may continue our work in the neighborhood. If you were unable to attend this year’s event or want to enjoy the evening all over again, please visit https://missionhillsbid.com/taste-mission-hills-2018/.

Fernando Tovar Robles, general manager at Farmer’s Bottega, served polenta and short ribs to happy taster at the 7th Annual Taste of Mission Hills.

November is a busy month for the Mission Hills BID with its annual meeting, mixer and elections. If you are a business owner in the Mission Hills BID with a current business license in our BID, please mark your calendars and join us for an informative evening of business and networking at the BID’s Annual Meeting beginning at 4:30 p.m. and Mixer from 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m. on Wednesday November 7 at Harley Gray Kitchen & Bar. In addition to the normal business of the BID, directors and officers will be elected. Thanks to the generosity of Harley Gray owner, John Ealy, delicious bites will be served during the Mixer. And, lovely gift donations from Mission Hills’ retailers will supply a bountiful raffle.

For the third consecutive year we are proud to share the Mission Hills BID has been chosen to be a Neighborhood Champion in partnership with American Express’s Small Business Saturday on November 24. Small Business Saturday kicks off the holiday shopping season with a nationwide Shop Small campaign. Now in its ninth year, Small Business Saturday has helped rally communities to boost sales at local, independently-owned businesses. We all have our favorite local restaurants, corner stores, shops, fitness studios, salons and more that make Mission Hills super special. So on November 24th let’s be there for them as much as they are for us all year- round.

On the morning of the 24th a spectacular creation from award winning baker and cake designer Jennifer Duncan will be installed in the Canale Communications parking lot. If you are in town on the 24th, this stop is an absolute must. In addition, a gingerbread cookie DIY decorating station will offer icings and embellishments for kids of all ages. And, dedicated volunteers will be on-hand handing out Shop Small shopping bags and other goodies. We thank Carin Canale-Theakston for agreeing to let the BID use the Canale Communications parking lot again this year to celebrate Small Business Saturday and launch Mission Hills’ holiday shopping season.

If you are interested in learning more about the Mission Hills BID please contact us.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


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