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Habitude is proud to be a Founder of the newly formed InBallard Merchant Association. With Inez Gray as the newly elected President, this organization of vibrant merchants is bringing new life and energy to the Ballard retail core and beyond. We as a company are committed to giving back to our community and neighboring businesses!

In Ballard Merchants Association

The In Ballard Merchants Association is an official 501(c)(6) non-profit Mutual Business Organization with the State of Washington. The Mission of the In Ballard Merchants Association is to ensure a flourishing Ballard economy through collective event planning and advertising among Ballard businesses. The Association heads up two major campaigns during the year, Tuesdays in Ballard in the Summer and Holidays in Ballard in the Winter. For more information, send an email to merchants@InBallard.com. The Inballard.com site is the official home of the In Ballard Merchants Association.

IBMA In The News
Tuesdays in Ballard in the News
We’ve been getting great press for Tuesdays in Ballard 2010. Read what’s being said:
Spokane Examiner – Discounts and freebies for Tuesdays in Ballard
Seattle Magazine – Shopping: Tuesdays in Ballard
MyBallard.com – Tuesdays in Ballard Kicks Off with Deals & Activities

Tuesdays in Ballard is Coming
We had a great Merchant Planning Meeting on May 12 to discuss events and activities for this summer’s Tuesdays in Ballard. The Ballard News Tribune was there to cover the meeting. Read the full article here.

Holidays in Ballard featured on City Stream
The Holidays in Ballard campaign is featured on the City Stream tv show seen on the Seattle Channel (21). Click here to view

Rain Can’t Dampen Luminaries and Hay Rides
The December 19th event was great fun in spite of the rain. 1,000 luminaries lined the streets of Ballard while horse drawn hay rides full of carolers made Ballard Avenue a magical place. In addition, many merchants handed out holiday treats making for quite a festive atmosphere. Thanks to Java Bean for supplying warm beverages and to the Ballard Community Center for the use of their popcorn machine!

DJ Vinny Livens Artwalk
The December 12th event was lots of fun as DJ Vinny kept shoppers and art walkers dancing in the streets. Thanks to Romanza, Ballard Sip N Ship, and Starbucks for supplying coffee and hot chocolate for the event!

Santa in Ballard a Great Success
The December 5th Santa in Ballard event was a great success. With the Belltower and parks lit (thanks to Seattle Parks and Recreation, the local Ballard Fire Department and
especially Ella Mon) great fun was had by all. Also special thanks to Starbucks for donating the coffee and hot chocolate and to the Ballard Community Center for the use of their popcorn machine!

Tuesdays in Ballard named Seattle’s Best
This past summer’s Tuesdays in Ballard campaign was named by Seattle Magazine as the “Best organized effort to shop locally” in their year end issue. The campaign, created and organized by the In Ballard Merchants Association included numerous events and activities directed at getting people to shop Ballard businesses on Tuesdays.
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