BMA Merchant Retreat Recap

On Monday, September 27th, the Bayview Merchants’ Association had its first-ever Bayview Merchant Retreat at the South Beach Harbor building next to the AT&T Ballpark.  The meeting was attended by around 30 merchants and other BMA stakeholders.  The day was packed with information intended to benefit the businesses represented by retreat attendees.  Here is the general schedule from the day:

  • 10:00am – 11:00am
    • Opening Breakfast
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm
    • Merchant Safety Training and Discussion
    • Contractor/Developer Panel Discussion
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm
    • Bayview Shop Local Campaign Presentation and Discussion
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm
    • Lunch
  • 2:00pm – 4:00pm
    • BMA Visioning Exercise
  • 4:00pm – 5:00
    • Retreat Debrief

To see a more detailed event agenda, please CLICK HERE.

Throughout the day,  there were several productive discussions, speeches, and networking opportunities for BMA members who attended the event.  From a merchant safety training for storefront merchants, to a contractor panel discussion with representatives from local development firms, to an end-of-day merchant visioning exercise that solicited members’ input on new projects and activities to be undertaken by the BMA, there was something at the retreat for everyone.  Here are some photos recapping some of the retreat’s sessions:

 

BMA President Al Norman Addresses Attendees at 2010 Bayview Merchant Retreat.

 

 

Bayview Merchants and Other Stakeholders Participate in a Merchant Safety Workshop at the 2010 Bayview Merchant Retreat.

 

 

Bernal Bucks Co-founder Arno Hesse Gives Presentation to Bayview Merchant Retreat Attendees On Bernal Heights' Successful Shop Local Campaign.

 

To check out a couple of video snippets from the retreat, click HERE and HERE.

If you are curious to learn more about the retreat or the general goings on of the BMA over course of the coming year, please contact BMA Outreach Coordinator Ben Kaufman at (415) 647-3728 x6407 or via email at ben@rencenter.org.

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2010 Bayview Merchant Retreat THIS MONDAY

If you are not already aware, the Bayview Merchants’ Association (BMA) will be holding its first ever BMA merchant retreat this coming Monday!

  • Monday, September 27, 2010
  • 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • South Beach Harbor Building
  • The Embarcadero @ Pier 40 (Next to AT&T Ballpark
  • San Francisco, CA, 94107

If you go to one BMA event this year, make it this one.  The Merchant Retreat will be both informational and participatory, culminating in a visioning exercise, in which members will give their input on what projects and activities we should prioritize as we move forward as an organization.  The retreat will go all day and some topics will include:

  • merchant safety workshop
  • contractor workshop
  • Bayview “Shop Local” Campaign presentation & discussion

Both breakfast and lunch will be catered by delicious, local Bayview Caterer and BMA member, Spice It Up Catering.

To attend the BMA Merchant Retreat, you must be a 2010 paid member of the BMA. To RSVP or apply for membership, please contact Ben Kaufman at (415) 647-3728 x407 or via email at ben@rencenter.org. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

To RSVP on Facebook, CLICK HERE.


Navy Promoting Opportunity for Local Bayview Contractors & Business Owners

An end of June community meeting coordinated by the Department of the Navy will bring information to local Bayview contractors and business owners about opportunities to get contracting work on the Hunters Point Shipyard, according to Navy officials.  The meeting will be held in the Alex Pitcher community room at the Southeast Community Facility (1800 Oakdale Avenue) at 5:00pm on Wednesday, June 30th.  For more details, please see the flier below or contact:

  • Mr. Keith Forman
  • Navy Base Realignment and Closure Environmental Coordinator
  • 1455 Frazee Road, Suite 900
  • San Diego, CA 92108-4310
  • Local telephone number: (415) 308-1458
  • Office telephone number: (619) 532-0913
  • Fax number: (619) 532-0995
  • E-mail: keith.s.forman@navy.milInformation is also available on the Department of the Navy’s Hunters Point Shipyard website: http://www.bracpmo.navy.mil


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June 2010

PUBLIC NOTICE

HUNTERS POINT SHIPYARD

Business Information Meeting

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The Department of the Navy invites the community to participate in a Hunters Point Shipyard Business Information Meeting.  This is an opportunity for local business owners and independent contractors to learn how to become a contractor for the Navy.  Navy contractors and the Navy environmental cleanup team will present information and answer questions.

Hunters Point Shipyard Business Information Meeting

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Southeast Community Facility

Alex Pitcher Room

1800 Oakdale Avenue

San Francisco, CA 94124

For more information on the cleanup activities at Hunters Point Shipyard, please contact:

Mr. Keith Forman

Navy Base Realignment and Closure Environmental Coordinator

1455 Frazee Road, Suite 900

San Diego, CA 92108-4310

Local telephone number: (415) 308-1458

Office telephone number: (619) 532-0913

Fax number: (619) 532-0995

E-mail: keith.s.forman@navy.mil

Information is also available on the Department of the Navy’s Hunters Point Shipyard website:

http://www.bracpmo.navy.mil

Click ‘Prior BRAC Installations’ drop-down menu, and then select ‘Former NSY Hunters Point’.

Information and project documents also available at Hunters Point Shipyard Information Repositories:

A Mentor-Protege Mixer @ Union Bank Next Wednesday

Next Wednesday, June 23rd at 6:00pm at Union Bank in the Bayview Plaza, the Renaissance Bayview invites you to a Mentor-Protege mixer sponsored by Lennar Urban.  This mixer is intended for local Bayview-Hunters Point contractors interested or involved the the Renaissance/Lennar mentor-protege program.  If interested in attending, please RSVP to Yamilet Gonzalez at 415-647-3728 or at yamilet@rencenter.org.

Bayshore Blvd Economic Action Plan Meeting NEXT TUESDAY

Next Tuesday, June 22nd, the Bayview and Bernal Heights communities will convene at 6pm at the Iron Workers Local 377 building on 570 Barnevald Ave (@ Industrial off of Bayshore) to discuss future plans for Bayshore Boulevard. This is the second in a series of three meetings on the issue of the redevelopment of Bayshore and, the city tells us, the most important of the three meetings.

As a result, the Bayview Merchants’ Association’s monthly meeting will not convene as usual and will instead will be replaced by this meeting, so as to have maximum representation from the Bayview community.  This is the BMA’s chance to have our voice heard as it pertains to the redevelopment of Bayshore Boulevard and the economic opportunities associated with this redevelopment project.

Please see the flier below for details and invite your family, friends and neighbors.  We look forward to seeing you there!