Businesses are BOOMing in Madrona

The Business Owners of Madrona (BOOM) has already grown to 50 members in less than a year. The group’s mission is to support and promote Madrona’s businesses while honoring the neighborhood’s history, diversity and charm.

In keeping with this vision, BOOM will organize three seasonal events to showcase the neighborhood’s businesses in 2010. The summer event, to be held in late July, will feature live music and will highlight Madrona’s food and wine scene, as well as the many shops. The BOOM fall Halloween event will focus on family-friendly activities. The winter event, tentatively scheduled for the first weekend in December, will be a holiday open house for artists and boutiques, with food and drink specials.

BOOM is currently applying for a grant with the City of Seattle for a combined historical marker and kiosk where visitors to Madrona can learn about the neighborhood’s vibrant history while discovering the multitude of Madrona businesses.

BOOM is also asking the city for help with banners that can be hung along the commercial district, as well as large occasional banners to advertise neighborhood events.

If you own a Madrona-based business and would like to join BOOM pick up a membership application from Barbara Banon’s Edward Jones Investments office at 3304 E. Spring St. or e-mail

NIKOLA DAVIDSON is a Madrona resident and owns EarthSystemsNW. This story was reprinted with permission from the Madrona News.[[In-content Ad]]