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Job Fair: Environment, Energy, and Open Space

There will be a virtual job fair for roles in Environment, Energy, and Open Space on Monday, January 24, at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend, but pre-registration is required.

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About Environment, Energy, and open space

Our department is centered around Boston’s just transition to a thriving green economy and a citywide Green New Deal. We support Mayor Wu's vision of enhancing environmental justice and quality of life in Boston by protecting air, water, climate, and land resources. Learn more about their team.

January 24, 2022
  • 5:30pm
  • Virtual Event
    Boston, MA 02201
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Environment Department
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2022-01-24T17:30:00
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Job Fair: Age Strong Commission

There will be a virtual job fair for roles in the Age Strong Commission on Sunday, January 23, at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend, but pre-registration is required.

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About the Age Strong Commission

The Age Strong Commission's mission is to enhance the lives of Bostonians who are 55 and older with meaningful programs, resources, and connections. Learn more about their team.

January 23, 2022
  • 5:30pm
  • Virtual Event
    Boston, MA 02201
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Age Strong Commission
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2022-01-23T17:30:00
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Question-and-answer Session: Creative Worker Technical Assistance RFP

Join us for a virtual answer session on Thursday, January 20, at 11 a.m. to learn more about our Creative Worker Technical Assistance Request for Proposals (RFP).

We're looking for qualified organizations, companies, and individuals who are interested in providing technical assistance, professional development, and workforce development services to Boston artists and creative workers. Services contracted through this RFP will focus on supporting Boston artists, arts educators, and creative workers who were most impacted by COVID-19. The deadline to respond to this RFP is February 11 at 5 p.m. and it can be accessed through the City's supplier portal by searching for event EV00010141.

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January 20, 2022
  • 11:00am - 12:00pm
  • Happening online
    Boston, MA 02201
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture
  • Neighborhood:
    Citywide
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2022-01-20T11:00:00 - 2022-01-20T12:00:00
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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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November 17, 2021
  • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Virtual Meeting
    Boston, MA 02201
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    Andrew.grace@boston.gov
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2021-11-17T18:00:00 - 2021-11-17T19:30:00
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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

October 19, 2021
2021-10-19T13:00:00 - 2021-10-19T14:00:00
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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.

October 13, 2021
2021-10-13T13:00:00 - 2021-10-13T15:00:00
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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.

June 9, 2021
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Zoom
    Boston ,
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    smallbiz@boston.gov
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2021-06-09T12:00:00 - 2021-06-09T13:00:00
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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

June 30, 2021
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Zoom
    Boston,
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    smallbiz@boston.gov
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2021-06-30T12:00:00 - 2021-06-30T13:00:00
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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.

June 23, 2021
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Zoom
    Boston,
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    smallbiz@boston.gov
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2021-06-23T12:00:00 - 2021-06-23T13:00:00
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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

June 16, 2021
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
  • Zoom
    Boston,
  • Price:
    FREE
  • Contact:
    smallbiz@boston.gov
  • Event Type:
  • Posted:
2021-06-16T12:00:00 - 2021-06-16T13:00:00
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