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

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.

Third Street Corridor Project: Slogans Needed!

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Call for Submissions: 3rd Street Slogan Contest

Sample art for final Third Street banners.

The Third Street Corridor Project is searching for a Bayview-Hunters Point community stakeholder to create a slogan for our Third Street commercial corridor. The slogan should have the effect of shining a positive light on our unique and thriving community and its main business district, as part of the ongoing Third Street corridor campaign. (A sample of how the art and slogan might be used together is shown here.) Current slogans under consideration include:

  • EAT, SHOP, WALK, LIVE
  • The Sunny Side of San Francisco
  • It’s All Happening Here
  • The Hidden Treasure of San Francisco
  • Takin’ It Back
  • Keep it Third
  • Soul of the City
  • Downtown’s Uptown
  • Experience our Flavor

The selected slogan’s creator will receive a $500 stipend for his/her submission. Rights surrounding use of the slogan will become property of the Third Street Corridor Project.

Slogan submissions should not exceed 15 words in length and should be emailed to bayviewmerchantsassociation@gmail.com by June 11th at 12:00pm. Please include your name and contact information together with the slogan.

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Finalists Selected for 3rd Street Corridor Branding Campaign

Previous work by Juan Fuentes, Malik Senefru and Sarah Stangle

The Third Street Corridor Project and Bayview Merchants’ Association are happy to announce that three artists have been selected as finalists for the 2010 3rd Street Corridor Project. One of these artists will go on to produce the full series of iconic artwork of Bayview Hunters Point that will be printed on street banners and other materials. The three local artists are Malik Seneferu, Juan Fuentes, and Sarah Stangle. (Samples of their previous work pictured here.)

During this next month these three artists will submit artwork that demonstrates their vision for the campaign, culminating in a summertime exhibition showcased somewhere in the community (location yet to be determined).

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Project Schedule

May 21: Final selection of artist. Work on final illustrations begins.

Late June: Final Slogan chosen. Final illustrations complete.

Late July: Public unveiling of art on 3rd street.

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Questions/Details?

Call Ben Kaufman, Outreach Coordinator of the Bayview Merchants’ Association, at 415-647-3728 x407 if you have any further questions.

Is Social Networking Valuable for Your Business?

A pretty excellent answer from author and marketing expert Seth Godin: