Richmond Main Street Initiative
1015 Nevin Avenue, Suite 105, Richmond, California 94801

510-236-4049

Free Workshop: First Steps to Certifying Your Small Biz
4/16/2015 7:00:00 PM UTC - 4/16/2015 9:00:00 PM UTC
217 Harbour Way, Richmond, California, 94801
Did you know you can increase your revenue stream by working with local governments and corporations? Do you know about the current and upcoming contract opportunities in Richmond, such as the future UC Berkeley global campus at Richmond Bay? Do you know what it takes to partner with a government or corporate entity? If these questions apply to you and your business, then RSVP for this workshop TODAY!
 
Join us for this FREE Richmond Business Bites workshop, networking, and lunch to learn how certifications can build your business for the “New Economy” in Richmond:
 
First Steps to Certifying Your Small Business
 
When: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time: 11am – 1pm (check-in and networking starts at 10:30am)
Where: Catholic Charities of the East Bay, 217 Harbour Way, Richmond, CA 94801
Topics:
  • Demystify the certification process
  • Understand certification types
  • Certified…now what? – How to utilize your certification

Door Prize: Enter to win Get the Cheese, Avoid the Traps: An Interactive Guide to Government Contracting by Vernita Naylor!

Featured Panelists:
Hanh Kent - Small Business Program Officer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Vernita Naylor - Small Business Certification Expert
Roesia Gerstein - UC Berkeley Supplier Diversity Program Manager
Ofelia Alvarez - Senior Buyer, City of Richmond

 
Cost: FREE ($5 suggested donation)
 
Registration required. Space is limited.

Reserve your space today!
 

ABOUT RICHMOND BUSINESS BITES 2015: Building Businesses for the New Economy
Richmond Main Street Initiative presents a 3-part education series specifically designed to help local small businesses prepare for the “New Economy” emerging in the City of Richmond. Learn more and save the date for all three workshops here.
 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT REGISTRATION
Space is limited and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration prior to the event is required. Due to the high demand for these workshops, we ask that each participant register for his- or herself. Any registrations that we determine to be duplicates will be nullified to make room for others who wish to attend. Registration includes a boxed lunch; lunch options cannot be changed on site. We cannot guarantee lunch to walk-ins or individuals on the waitlist.
 

Questions? Call us at (510) 236-4049

Family Chess Knight Winter Session
Want to learn a game that the whole family will enjoy? Well here is your chance. Everyone is invited to join in on an exciting and challenging evening of chess.    Where: Richmond Recreation Complex, 3230 Macdonald Avenue, Richmond, CA When: Friday Nights – 6pm to 7:30pm Dates: May:   12th, 19th   Everyone is invited. Free chess instruction available.  Chess sets are provided.   For more information contact: TC Ball (510) 439-6311 / info@thewcca.com / www.thewcca.org   The next move is yours, make it a good one
Save the Date for...Celebrate Downtown 2017! 4 fantastic family-friendly community events in Downtown Richmond: Healthy Village Festival Saturday, June 24 10am - 1pm Community Green Space, Harbour Way & Macdonald Avenue More details & info here Music on the Main Wednesdays, July 26 & August 23 5pm - 7:30pm Parking Lot @ Marina Way & Macdonald Avenue More details & info here Spirit & Soul Festival Saturday, September 16 1pm - 5pm Macdonald Avenue, from Harbour Way - 13th Street More details & info here DOWNLOAD THE FLYER
Plan Bay Area 2040 Open House
This May, residents from across the Bay Area will come together at a series of public open houses to discuss how to plan for our region’s future growth.   Will you be there?   After two years of public discussion and technical work, the draft Plan Bay Area 2040 is out for public comment. Lend your voice to the discussion on future actions and transportation funding priorities that the region can take to encourage more efficient and effective transportation and an adequate housing supply while meeting goals to protect the environment. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) want to hear from you!   Please attend a workshop, where you can view displays, ask questions and offer comments on Draft Plan Bay Area 2040, Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR), Draft Transportation-Air Quality Conformity Analysis for the Draft Plan Bay Area 2040 and the Amended 2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).   Open House Workshops Downtown Richmond Monday, May 8 6pm – 7:30pm East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, 339 11th Street, Richmond, CA 94801 RSVP here (not required, but greatly appreciated)   View full schedule here. For directions to these open houses, including public transit access, please visit 511.org.   Check out the Draft Plans View the Draft Plan Bay Area 2040, the Draft EIR and the AQ Conformity Analysis at 2040.PlanBayArea.org.   For more information Visit www.PlanBayArea.org, email info@PlanBayArea.org, or call (415) 778-6757 To receive updates about Plan Bay Area 2040, sign up here: www.planbayarea.org/your-part/mailing-list.   Can’t attend an open house? Connect with Plan Bay Area on Facebook and Twitter.   Accessible Meetings Do you need an interpreter or any other assistance in order to participate? Please call us at 415.778.6757. We require three days’ notice in order to provide reasonable accommodation. 為了便於參加,您需要口譯員或其他任何協助嗎?請致電415.778.6757聯絡我們。我們需要提前3天通知才能提供合理的輔助服務。 ¿Necesitas un intérprete o cualquier otra asistencia para participar? Comunícate al 415.778.6757. Necesitamos aviso con tres días de anticipación para proporcionar asistencia razonable.
Freshest Cargo Mobile Farmers’ Market
Downtown Richmond Stop   When: Wednesdays, 4pm – 5:30pm Location: Marina Way & Macdonald Avenue Fresh Produce from Local California Farms Great, Low Prices CalFresh/EBT Welcome * Market Match Honored     More Info & Resources Get the flyer: English, Espanol, Bilingual Freshest Cargo: A “farmers’ market on wheels”. Sourcing produce directly from local farmers to sell at sites across the Bay Area. Increasing access to fresh, quality produce in areas where it is not otherwise easily accessible. More details & schedule available here. CalFresh/EBT: Monthly food benefit/nutritional assistance program for low-income households. Learn more and how to apply here. Market Match: Get extra cash to buy fruits & veggies! A dollar-for-dollar match when shoppers pay using CalFresh/EBT.  Up to $10 FREE. Learn more and how to participate here.