Join the Rainier Beach Merchants Association

Work with other businesses and neighbors who are committed to strengthening this beautiful, safe place and making it prosperous for all.

2015 Member Dues – See benefits below:

$35 per year (or $60 for 2-years) for small businesses

$100 per year (or $180 for 2-years) for large or corporate businesses over 20 employees

Currently, we can only accept payments online if you have a PayPal account, or if you would like to signup for one. If you would prefer to not signup for PayPal, but would still like to become a member, please email maia@rainierbeachsquare or mail a check along with your business information to 3815 S Othello St, Suite 100, #188, Seattle WA, 98118.

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Benefits of membership include:

• Networking with movers and shakers, and other business owners at informative monthly meetings.

• Classes, inspirational speakers, and resources that will help you grow your business and make more money.

• Promotional activities through events like business and community tours, Art Walk Rainier Beach, and Light Up the Beach that bring neighbors and businesses together, as well as online promotion through Facebook and listing our website.

• The chance to influence the outcome of local issues with people who are working on solutions.

• Work on economic development projects that will improve the businesses district and strengthen the economic base of Rainier Beach.

RBMA 2015 Priorities

  • Build on the great momentum and positive recognition gained from RBMA efforts in 2014 for our businesses and community.
  • Grow our member base, facilitate connections and organized activities that benefit individuals, businesses, and the community.
  • Continue to replace negative myths about Rainier Beach with healthy, positive messages. 
  • Engage in “Clean & Safe” activities that include fascade improvement projects in Rainier Beach Square, neighborhood clean-ups, and youth-oriented outreach.
  • Determine resources and promotional activities to help local business owners thrive.

We look forward to meeting you!


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  1. Channa says:

    Hello! Just wanted to say I am excited that there is an official forum for communicating among this organization!! I am always working at the time the meetings are schedule. So this is a good way to keep up.

  2. Ron Angeles says:

    I am a long time resident of Rainier Beach and participated in the Art Walk this summer. I helped with the set up and also had a table to promote the Rainier Beach Emergency Communication Hub. Our booth was located along the Mapes Creek Walkway. During the set up I had to spend time picking up a significant amount of trash littering the blighted right of way. I need to say most trash originated from McDonalds and Safeway, led to Rainier Beach High School. I found this to be distressing so I took it upon myself to organize, with support from Seattle Public Utility staff, a small group of community volunteers from the Rainier Beach United Methodist Church, Hub group, and my block watch (I live on Arrowsmith Ave. S.), to spend a couple hours picking up the trash. On Oct. 13th our group collected 10 bags of trash and pulled a dozen Safeway shopping carts out of the creek. Many of the carts were in very, very, poor condition and obviously been there for awhile. Why isn’t McDonalds and Safeway taking some responsibility for this? I’d like to know if they are. We also pulled out 3 Rainier Beach promotion banners. I plan to attend your next meeting in November to discuss with the Rainier Beach Merchant Association a comprehensive and coordinated strategy to keep the walkway cleaner and periodically maintained. From your website community beautification is one of your goals. With your support and support of the partners listed on your website, I’m very confident we can plan and organize an environmental awareness and clean ups at Mapes Creek Walkway and throughout Rainier Beach.

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