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Upham's Corner Arts and Innovation District community update meeting

The City of Boston and community partners held a virtual community meeting on November 17, 2021, to provide an update on the Upham's Corner Arts and Innovation District.

The City provided update on the Upham's Corner Arts and Innovation District and the Requests for Proposals process. This meeting was jointly hosted by the City of Boston, our community partners DSNI/DNI, and the Upham's Corner Working Advisory Group (WAG).

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6:00pm - 7:30pm
Virtual Meeting
Boston, MA 02201
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Andrew.grace@boston.gov
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Upham's Corner RFP Site Visit

The City of Boston and the BPDA will host a site visit for potential RFP respondents.

The site visit will be held on October 19, 2021 at 1:00 PM for two RFP sites in Upham's Corner:

  • Site 1: 555-559 Columbia Road and the Strand Theatre
  • Site 2: Hamlet Street

Please use the form below to register. More details will be shared via email a week before the site visit.

Register for the site visit

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Uphams Corner
Boston, MA 02125
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Morgan McDaniel
Neighborhood:
Dorchester
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Upham's Corner RFPs: Virtual Pre-Proposal Conference

The BPDA and the City of Boston invite members of the development community and arts community to a networking event for potential respondents to the two RFPs released as part of the implementation of the Upham's Corner Arts & Innovation District.

  • 555-559 Columbia Road and the Strand Theatre in the Upham's Corner neighborhood of Dorchester, released by the BPDA
  • 0-18 Hamlet Street, released by the City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development

A key aim of the 555-559 Columbia Road RFP is the opportunity for synergy between the proposed development and the Strand Theatre operator. This event will provide opportunities for arts organizations and developers to connect about potential partnerships.

Who should attend?

Firms of all sizes - developers, GC’s, architects, sub-contractors, and more - as well as arts organizations who are looking for partnerships to respond to the RFPs

What’s on the agenda?

A Q&A about the RFP opportunities, a pitch session for arts and culture organizations to introduce themselves to all attendees, and a free-form session to connect with potential partners.

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Happening virtually
Boston, MA 02125
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
Neighborhood:
Dorchester
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Get Up and Running on Instagram: Innovation Studio

Mayor Janey and the City of Boston are sponsoring a collection of free virtual programming in partnership with Innovation Studio. With an equitable recovery in mind, the City of Boston and Innovation Studio are committed to supporting Boston’s diverse business community and making innovation resources available to all.

In this session for new users and anyone else who wants to review the basics, you will learn how to set up your own Instagram account and get up and running - for professional or personal reasons - on this popular, visual content-sharing social media channel. We will cover everything from signing up for a new account to using it to build and entertain an audience. You'll learn how to take pictures and record videos that are Instagram-worthy, earning you likes, comments and even business. Step-by-step, you'll see what it takes to establish a solid presence on this channel and what principles you need to follow in order to succeed there.

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Zoom
Boston ,
Price:
FREE
Contact:
smallbiz@boston.gov
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Social Media Marketing: Choosing the Right Channels for Your Business: Innovation Studio

Mayor Janey and the City of Boston are sponsoring a collection of free virtual programming in partnership with Innovation Studio. With an equitable recovery in mind, the City of Boston and Innovation Studio are committed to supporting Boston’s diverse business community and making innovation resources available to all.

High-level basics of digital marketing channels (Google, social media, and email) Help small business owners determine which channel is right for them
Outline key demographics, where they live online, and what to reach them with
Discuss out-of-the-box ideas to really wow a potential customer
Best practices for using each social media platform.
Driving Engagement

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Zoom
Boston,
Price:
FREE
Contact:
smallbiz@boston.gov
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Build rapport with anyone easily In seconds: Innovation studio

Mayor Janey and the City of Boston are sponsoring a collection of free virtual programming in partnership with Innovation Studio. With an equitable recovery in mind, the City of Boston and Innovation Studio are committed to supporting Boston’s diverse business community and making innovation resources available to all.

What would it mean if you could make your client or prospect comfortable with you within seconds? What would it mean to you, if after a few moments the person you are with felt like they’ve known you for years, even if they just met you?

This is all very possible and much more when you learn Instant Rapport. Learn the basics of communication - face to face, on the phone, and even in email or text to make sure that you are not only creating rapport but also staying in it.

These methods for Instant Rapport that you will be learning are based on research and studies on both communications and psychology.
Learn:

  • How to make strangers comfortable with you, almost instantly
  • How to ‘disarm’ irate Customers easily and turn them back around
  • The key traits of successful communicators
  • How to pace and lead a conversation
  • How to listen with more than just your ears

This training will arm you with the strategies you need to dramatically increase your odds of bringing on new clients, winning deals, making new friends easily and effortlessly.

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Zoom
Boston,
Price:
FREE
Contact:
smallbiz@boston.gov
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Funding for your Small Business: Innovation Studio

Mayor Janey and the City of Boston are sponsoring a collection of free virtual programming in partnership with Innovation Studio. With an equitable recovery in mind, the City of Boston and Innovation Studio are committed to supporting Boston’s diverse business community and making innovation resources available to all.

Grants: SBIR, STTR
Loans: Lender match, 7 (a), 504, Micro and Small Loans, Fast Track Loans
Investment Capital: SBICs
Surety Bonds: Contract vs. commercial
Disaster Assistance: Disaster loans

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Zoom
Boston,
Price:
FREE
Contact:
smallbiz@boston.gov
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Restaurant Resiliency: Digital Marketing Beyond Social Media

Join us for a free webinar with Alyssa Lee from Mei Mei restaurant to learn what elements of digital marketing you should prioritize ahead of Facebook and Instagram.

Alyssa has a MBA from Babson and has spent the last three years helping Mei Mei increase its sales and improve its online presence. She will explain why a strong website and online ordering are the foundation to any digital strategy. If you're tired of focusing on Instagram, this webinar is for you!

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoom
Boston,
Price:
FREE
Contact:
smallbiz@boston.gov
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Top ten legal mistakes of entrepreneurs and small business owners in a post-pandemic economy

This event is free and open to the public!

At this event, you'll learn about the common legal mistakes entrepreneurs and small business owners can make in a post-pandemic economy.

3:00pm - 5:00pm
Zoom
Boston,
Price:
FREE
Contact:
Small Business Development
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Upham’s Corner Arts and Innovation District community meeting

The City of Boston and community partners held a virtual community meeting on May 25, 2021, to provide an update on the Upham's Corner Arts and Innovation District.

The meeting included an update on the Upham's Corner Arts and Innovation District process, proposed library, and RFPs. Interpretation services were

This meeting was jointly hosted by the City, our community partners DSNI/DNI, and the Upham's Corner Working Advisory Group (WAG).

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Upham's Corner community meeting flyer in Cape Verdean Creole

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Zoom
Boston,
Price:
FREE
Contact:
andrew.grace@boston.gov
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