On Monday, June 16 the lives of three extraordinary individuals were taken from us in a violent and senseless manner. Michael Lefiti (Big Mike), Wayne Chan and Benson Louie were not only employees of UPS but they were part of the fabric of our merchant and small business communities throughout the Castro, Noe Valley, Upper Market, Cole Valley, Haigh-Ashbury and Western Addition neighborhoods. We ask you to join us in honoring the legacy of these three individuals along with executives from UPS and representatives from the families of the fallen.
In November of 2015 the voters of San Francisco passed legislation creating the Legacy Business Historic Registry Program and Preservation Fund. The Registry is open to businesses and nonprofits that are 30 years or older, have been nominated by a member of the Board of Supervisors or Mayor, and in a hearing before the Small Business Commission, prove that they have made a significant impact on the history or culture of their neighborhood. The Legacy Business Preservation Fund makes Legacy Businesses on the registry eligible for an annual grant of $500 per employee, as well as offers an annual $4.50 per square foot grant to property owners who extend 10-year leases to Legacy Business tenants.
With special thanks to our sponsors there is no cost to attend this event. We ask that you consider donating to the families of our fallen friends at UPS.