The City of Bothell has partnered with twenty other cities and counties in the Puget Sound region to launch the new #SupportPugetSoundSmallBiz map, which helps residents find small businesses providing takeout or delivery in their neighborhood. The map allows users to search for open businesses in their neighborhood and navigate directly to a business’ website or third-party delivery service page.
The #SupportPugetSoundSmallBiz map has already received over 230,000 views, and averages nearly 2,200 visits per day. There are currently 2,600 small businesses in the map spread across King County, Pierce County and Snohomish County. The map began as part of Seattle’s #SupportSeattleSmallBiz campaign, which asks residents to post pictures and videos from their favorite Seattle restaurants, bars, cafes, and breweries that are doing delivery, to-go, and drive-through.
To use the map, residents can enter their location or drop a pin and find all the available restaurants near them. Once they select their restaurant, they can place a takeout or delivery order directly through the app or can receive directions to the restaurant. The map also connects users directly to third-party delivery services like Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Caviar to easily patronize a restaurant. Seattle Information Technology built the map, and staff from municipalities across the Puget Sound partnered with community leaders and small business owners to populate the map with businesses. Users can access the map at bothellwa.gov/SupportBothellBiz.
Bothell restaurant, bar, café, and brewery owners can enter their information into a brief survey to see their business appear on the public-facing map within minutes. To help ensure quality and consistent data, the hosting city has created an internal map and survey that business owners can use to enter their information. If you are a business owner and want to add yourself to the map, please email email@example.com for instructions. For Bothell questions, contact DeNae McGee, Tourism Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org.