Promote Your Business this Holiday Season with “Shop SF – Get More”

Attention Bayview-Hunters Point businesses:

This holiday season, the City of San Francisco is coordinating the third annual  “Shop SF – Get More” campaign. This is a city-wide promotion designed to encourage residents of San Francisco and the entire Bay Area to shop, dine, play and stay in San Francisco this winter.

Participation is FREE and open to all businesses located in San Francisco. These offers, plus holiday events and hotel promotions will be widely promoted in a joint effort between the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Mayor’s Office of Economic & Workforce Development, the Office of Small Business/Shop Local, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, BART and others.

If you are interested in participating and have a good idea for a promotional offer, you can enter your offer today at www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com/shopsfregister. The earlier you register, the more promotion your offer will receive!

For more details on the “Shop SF – Get More” campaign, see the application HERE, or check out the website at www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com/shopsf.

“Shop SF – Get More” Application

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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.


Diesel Exhaust Reduction Workshop for Bayview Truckers: Sept. 30th @ Southeast Community Facility

BMA Member Fleetcare International will be hosting a workshop on September 30th between 8:30am – 5:00pm at the Southeast Community Facility, to train all truck-using businesses in the Bayview on the usage of diesel exhaust after-treatment devices for trucks.  If you are a truck-using business in the Bayview and interested in this opportunity, please see details below and register HERE.

September 30, 2010
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
(October 1 – Optional Field Trip)
Southeast Community Facility
Alex L. Pitcher Jr. Community Room
1800 Oakdale Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94124
(916) 322-3937

Free Interior Make-Overs for Bayview Businesses: Applications Due Next Week

This information didn’t come to the desk of the Bayview Merchants’ Association until late last Friday, but is a HUGE opportunity for the Bayview-Hunters Point small business community:

Wells Fargo is awarding 3 Bayview businesses a $3,000 grant for a redesign of their interior space.  Not only does this opportunity come at no cost to the business, but it also includes free consultations with design professionals, free marketing workshops, and free design and printing of additional marketing materials.

If you are a Bayview business in need of an economic boost, please apply for this opportunity today! Applications are due at 5pm on Wednesday, August 25th.

To apply, contact Robyn Fountain, Program Coordinator at Renaissance Bayview, at (415) 647-3728 x408 or via email at robyn@rencenter.org.

If you don’t have all of the necessary documents for your business, you are still encouraged to apply, and a Renaissance Bayview staff member will assist you throughout the entire application process.

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!

Weekly Email Round-Up

  • The Office of Small Business discusses a possible Alcohol Mitigation Fee & automobile congestion pricing in the northeast quadrant of the city.

July 27th BMA Meeting Agenda Now Available

This coming Tuesday, the BMA’s July meeting will be held at Auntie April’s on Third and McKinnon. We will be talking about a whole bunch of issues including contracting opportunities for local contractors, affordable housing on Third Street, a Third Street beautification project, and a local merchant-run energy savings program, among others.  Please see the below flier for further details.  We look forward to seeing you all there!

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.

Bayview-Hunters Point’s 2010 National Night Out Against Crime Coming in August!

The 2010 National Night Out (NNO) Against Crime celebration is coming to the Bayview on August 3rd, 2010, from 4pm – 8pm at the Mendell Plaza (Third Street and Oakdale Avenue).

NNO event coordinators are expecting between 500 – 1000 event attendees this year, who will enjoy live music from Mazacote and the Reed Fromer Band (among others), family-oriented games and activities, and the comedic stylings of Donald Lacy, all while celebrating safety and diversity in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood.

For those unfamiliar, National Night Out is a community-driven, nationwide effort to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships, and send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

For more information on the event, please contact James Moore, the new Third Street Corridor Manager and National Night Out event coordinator at (415) 647-3728 x411 or at jmoore@rencenter.org.

Keep checking the blog for updates on additional entertainment and activities coming to this year’s event!  And, if you haven’t done so already, confirm that you are attending on the event’s Facebook page.

“Meet the Banker” Workshop: Wed, July 21st @ 6:00pm

  • Are you tired of paying high fees on your bank account or don’t have one?
  • Why spend hundreds of dollars at a check-cashing company when you can deposit your money for free and pay your bills at no additional cost?
  • Did you know that many people are “unbanked” or “underbanked”?
  • Need a banker who can speak a language other than English?
  • Have you had a bank about be closed by the bank within the last twelve months?

Without a bank account, the average person will spend 5% of there income at check cashing places each year. The Bank on San Francisco program’s mission is to give every San Francisco access to a bank account and has helped San Franciscans open over 25,000 accounts so far!  Come to the upcoming workshop in the Bayview and learn about Bank on San Francisco and other second-chance banking options so you and your family don’t have to continue to pay exorbitant fees to predatory financial institutions.  And bring your friends!  See the flier below for details.

When: Wednesday, July 21st 2010
Time: 6:00 P.M.
Where: Soo Fong Restaurant
3801 Third Street, Suite 370
San Francisco, CA 94124

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