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Yanni’s Restaurant Dream
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Have a song ever changed you? Back then, Pai Hui's song "Walking Past the Coffee Shop" planted a " restaurant dream" in a girl's heart.

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Last year, the average American household spent almost $1,000 on holiday shopping. What impact will we have if, Greater Boston communities come together for one evening, to put our buying power towards local AAPI small businesses? 
The Asian Business Empowerment Council (ABEC) is launching our inaugural #shopAAPI holiday night market, creating a unique opportunity for AAPI vendors to market and sell goods to a broad audience. 

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You are invited for an exclusive event! Join Needham Bank for an expert panel discussion about Capital Strategies for Minority and Women Owned Businesses presented in partnership with WBZ on November 15th at 11:30 am.

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Join the New England Restaurant & Bar Show on February 4-5, 2024, in Boston, MA for Emerging Technologies, Live Culinary Demos, and Networking.

Additional resources
Grant & Program Opportunities
(Deadline 11/10) SPACE Grant - The city of Boston is seeking to fill vacant storefronts and help small business owners secure new storefront space or expand to a space by subsidizing the costs associated with operating expenses.

(Deadline 12/15) The Atomic Grant Program - Available for women business owners where they are offering $1,500 microgrants and one-on-one strategy coaching sessions. These grants are awarded quarterly.
(Deadline 1/31/24) Feed The Soul's Grant Program - Black and Latino-owned restaurants and related industry can apply to be awarded a grant amount for $10,000, plus 6 months of business development consulting and training, at a value of $15,000.
(Rolling Deadline) Amber Grant - Women's Net gives away at least $30,000 every month in Amber Grant money. In recognition of the diversity of businesses owned by women, they've also expanded their grant-giving to include Marketing Grants, Business Category Grants, as well as two $25,000 Year End Grants.
(Rolling Deadline) Free LLC Formation for Moms - Zenbusiness is giving every mom in America the ability to start an LLC for free, plus the cost of your state fee. 
Recruitment Opportunities
Chinese restaurant is hiring a wok chef. Transportation available in Malden, compensation negotiable. Please contact 781-658-0449. Thank you!
Boston North Suburb, Guangdong Restaurant is recruiting hosts/hostesses and cashiers. Company transportation available. Tax reporting is required. Interested individuals, please contact us via text or message at 617-967-3888.

About mara
Founded in 2018, Massachusetts Asian Restaurant Association (MARA) is a non-profit corpo­ration registered at Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It formed a partnership with Massachu­setts Restaurant Association (MRA) in 2020. MARA provides Asian restaurant businesses the resources and guidance needed to advance in the industry. MARA is a platform connecting Asian restaurant members with professional service providers as well as relevant governmental entities to enhance the communication collaboration and mutual benefits. Visit to join or learn more.
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