Tuesday, August 26, 2014

12:00 p.m. Registration and Networking Lunch
12:45 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

Lena Robinson, Regional Manager

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Bernal Heights. A Community Connected by CAMEO

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1:00 p.m. Presentation: How to Develop Neighborhood Commercial Districts

Marsha Murrington, Director of Economic Development, LISC
Jorge Rivas, Project Manager, City of San Francisco

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1:45 p.m. Panel: Let’s Talk About BIDs

Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) are often the go to strategy when a neighborhood decides to undertake commercial revitalization. Learn from the director of BIDs anchoring low-income and emerging neighborhoods about how they developed the BID, its benefits and limitations. What are more appropriate alternatives when a BID is not the right option?

Moderator: Crezia Tano, City of San Francisco
Amanda Elliott, Richmond Mainstreet
Jose Martinez-Saldana, Salinas United Business Association
Shari Godinez, Koreatown Northgate CBD (KONO)
Chris Schulman, Lower Polk CBD

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2:45 p.m. Presentations: Emerging Commercial Districts

Castlemont: Mariela Uribe & Kiko Malian, Alameda County Public Health
San Pablo Corridor: Ener Chiu, EBALDC

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Download San Pablo Corridor presentation (pdf, (737 kb)

3:15 p.m. Panel: Resources for Revitalizing Neighborhood Commercial Districts

While attracting new businesses is often the primary focus of revitalizing neighborhood commercial districts, it must be undertaken within the framework of other considerations such as customer traffic, business mix, creative marketing, and community building. This panel will highlight specialists who will describe resources and training opportunities to help commercial districts achieve greater economic and social outcomes.

Moderator: Molly Clark, Neto Community Network
Erin Kilmer-Neel, Sustainable Business Alliance
Sarah Filley, Pop-up Hood & OppSites
Katy Johnson, Wells Fargo Bank
Leiasa Beckham, Northern California Community Loan Fund

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Download Katy Johnson’s presentation (pdf, 456 kb)
Download Leiasa Beckham’s presentation (pdf, 4.48 mb)

4:30 p.m. Adjourn