Come out and talk about local issues with Oakland Local staff, local leaders, and your neighbors. Starting this January, at Farley's East, join the Oakland Local reporting team and local leaders for a morning meet up and discussion.
Our first event is at Farley's East, and we'll be talking about Innovative solutions for retail growth in Oakland with a look at Q4 2011 projects including Popup Hood, Oakland Grown's gift Card, Oakland in the Black, Githinji Wa Mbire's art shop on 14th, Oakcollectiv, Oaklandish retail and others. Please join us--and lots of the cool people involved in these projects-- for the first News Cafe on January 24.
This event is supported by Farley's, Tech Liminal, and the Lake Merritt/Downtown BID.
- Penelope Adibe and Rachael Konte, OAKOLLECTIV (Confirmed)
- Steve Snider regarding vending at Box Theater reunion (Confirmed)
- Githinji Wa Mbire (confirmed)
- Angela Tsay, CEO, Oaklandish
- Mark McLeod, Sustainable Business Alliance/Oakland gift card (Confirmed)
- Erin Klimer-Neel, Oakland Grown/Oakland gift card (Confirmed)
- Aliza Gallo, Economic Development, City of Oakland
- Jennifer Tanaguay, Oakland in the Black (Confirmed)
- Effie Tesfahun, Oakland in the Black (Confirmed)
- Sarah Filley/Afonso Dominguez, Pop Up Hood (Confirmed)
- Fred Blackwell, city of Oakland
How does the News Cafe work?
Coffee , tea and pastries are served from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m., followed by a panel discussion from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Admission is $4-7 drink and pastry included, sliding scale for folks who are out of work, students, etc.
Editorial coverage for this event is sponsored by Tech Liminal, Oakland's coolest hacker/co-working space.
For info on sponsorship of future events, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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