The event is over
The 2022 Washington
Small Business Fair
The event is a wrap! Thanks to our Sponsors and supporters. This year, it was a hybrid event, FREE to attend and the overarching goal of the event has always been to help current and aspiring small business owners start or grow their businesses.
Meet the Keynote
Efrem Fesaha of Boon Boona Coffee
This year's 2022 BizFair Keynote Speaker was Efrem Fesaha of Boon Boona Coffee. He is a first-generation Eritrean American whose family moved to the US in 1988 when his father received an offer to work for Boeing as a Mechanical Engineer.
In 2011, on an extended visit to his native country of Eritrea, Efrem was inspired by the coffee culture in its capital Asmara and wanted to pursue a venture in coffee. Upon returning to Seatle, he launched Boon Boona Coffee with the goal of sourcing the best quality coffee beans from Africa. Working closely with coffee farmers from many African nations, he developed long-lasting relationships with them and helped ensure the sustainability of their crops.