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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Bayview Friends of the Library Celebration on August 31st @ Flora Grubb

On Tuesday, August 31st at 6:00pm, in collaboration with “Friends of the San Francisco Public Library,” the beautiful (and proud BMA member) Flora Grubb Gardens will be hosting a neighborhood party to support the upcoming development of the Anna E. Waden Bayview Branch Public Library.

The party is open to the public and will play host to Supervisor Sophie Maxwell, City Librarian Luis Herrera, and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Patricia Gray, and will be catered by Old Skool Cafe.

For more information on the event, please contact Marian Chatfield-Taylor at (415) 626-7512 x103 or via email at marian.ctaylor@friendssfpl.org.

How To Apply for an Installer Position at Lowe’s

Attention all Bayview-Hunters Point Contractors: This information was included in this past week’s BMA meeting minutes, but Lowe’s has come out with a short & easy-to-read Powerpoint presentation on how to apply to become a contracted installer through the new Lowe’s store going up on Bayshore Avenue.  The Powerpoint can be viewed HERE.  If folks reading this can think of anyone who might be interested in this contracting opportunity, please forward this post along to them!

Third Street Stakeholder’s Meeting THIS THURSDAY @ Southeast Community Center

This Thursday, July 22nd, at 10:00am in the Alex Pitcher Community Room at the Southeast Community Center (1800 Oakdale Avenue), the Third Street Stakeholder’s Committee will be convening for the first time under the new leadership of Third Street Corridor Manager James Moore to discuss all things Third Street.

The upcoming meeting will specifically address upcoming events including National Night Out Against Crime (on August 3rd) and next year’s Bayview Music Festival (sometime in May), as well as a Third Street marketing campaign that will include T-shirts and banners that will be installed along the corridor.

If you are interested in the vitality of the Bayview’s main commercial street, please join the Committee by showing up on Thursday morning!  It is a great opportunity to be involved in your community and to get your voice heard on issues affecting the neighborhood.

For more information, please contact Third Street Corridor Manager James Moore at (415) 647-3728 x411 or via email at jmoore@rencenter.org.

BMA Monthly Meeting @ Auntie April’s Soul Food

Everyone mark your calendars for July 27th at 6:00pm when the BMA will be having its monthly meeting at none other than award-winning Auntie April’s Soul Food at 4618 Third Street (between McKinnon and Newcomb).  April will be catering, so bring your appetites!  Look out for the meeting agenda, which will be posted sometime next week…

GRAND OPENING: ZellShaun E’Mon Apparel Boutique, Saturday, July 17th

Come celebrate ZellShaun E’Mon’s grand opening at 3582 San Bruno Avenue on Saturday, July 17th from 1pm – 6pm! The grand opening will be accompanied by raffles, music, food, and champagne as yet another Renaissance Bayview client marks the first day of her journey as a small business entrepreneur in San Francisco.

For the first two hours of the grand opening from (1pm -3pm) everything in the store will be 20% off!

ZellShaun E’Mon is an apparel boutique that specializes in the sales of necklaces, earrings, handbags, scarfs, bracelets, and more!  For more information, contact the store at 415-508-0060 or zellshaunemonapparel@yahoo.com.

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:

Good News for Bayview Merchants from Congress’ Financial Reform Bill Negotiations

Via the Huffington Post, some positive news in the financial reform bill that could substantially benefit the Bayview community’s small businesses:

Wall Street reform negotiators struck a deal Monday to regulate the swipe fees that major banks and credit card companies can charge to merchants — costs that are passed on to consumers in the form of higher prices. The cost to merchants of using credit cards has more than doubled since 2003 even as merchants’ profits have declined, a contradiction only explained by the monopolistic system that lets banks continuously raise swipe fees.

Read the full article for details on the compromise.

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!

BMA Small Business Mixer @ Wells Fargo TOMORROW NIGHT!

In celebration of San Francisco Small Business Week, the Bayview Merchants’ Association & Wells Fargo are hosting a Bayview-Hunters Point Small Business Mixer tomorrow night at Wells Fargo’s Bayview branch:

  • Tuesday, May 25th, 2010
  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Wells Fargo, Bayview branch
  • 3801 3rd Street, #116 (In the Bayview Plaza)

Come on down to meet and mingle with Bayview-area small business representatives, learn about business payroll services and other small business opportunities, and enjoy delicious food catered by local neighborhood merchants!

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to: Daniel Palacios at daniel.palacios@wellsfargo.com or 415.401.1320.