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Our mission is to unite area merchants to promote the Castro's interests, increase opportunities and facilitate communication between businesses and local government.
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NEWS AND EVENTS
San Francisco Small Business Week Registration is Open!
For the 10th Anniversary we are keeping tradition by providing a kick off celebration at Flavors of San Francisco, but at an exciting new venue! At the Small Business Conference providing educational workshops for the small business community, but we are also adding some new appealing elements such as TED-style talks and a closing reception after the SF Small Business Conference. There are many new exciting things on the horizon and we're looking forward to seeing everyone there! Find Registration For All Events at: www.sfsmallbusinessweek.com
It's a Celebration!
Join the San Francisco Small Business Network (SBN), May 1st as we celebrate our 30th year advocating for an equitable and competitive legislative environment where small businesses can prosper. We'll be honoring outstanding small business entrepreneurs and advocates too as we again host more than 200 business leaders along with city officials in the Marine's Memorial Grand Ball Room with popular emcee Lynn Jimenez. It'll be an especially festive evening with cocktails, great mingling, guest speakers, tributes, laughter and fun. And, yes, we'll be introducing the new "Kick Ass Business" Award.
Introducing Castro Merchants 2014-2015 Board of Directors
Come Out And Play!
Understanding Your Business Lease
It is very important that you have a written lease to protect the growth and success of your business, but this can be challenging because many lease forms are difficult to understand and biased in favor of the landlord. There are many parts of an office, retail, or other commercial lease that you can and should negotiate with the landlord to increase the odds of success for your business. An experienced business and real estate attorney will help you learn how to make well-informed commercial tenant decisions, prepare for landlord negotiations, document a fair lease contract, and enforce your commercial tenant rights after you sign a lease. This class does not constitute legal advice. Read more here: http://investsf.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Understanding-your-Business-Lease-Castro-Workshop.pdf Please R.S.V.P by Tuesday, April 22 by 12:00 p.m.:Richard Kurylo at (415) 554-6680 or email@example.com
Your Referrals Will Help Local Charities...
In April, when you refer yourself or a friend to my real estate business, I will donate $25 dollars after our first meeting to a locally serving charity of your choice. Additionally, for any client you refer (including yourself!) in April who closes a transaction at any time, I will donate $250 to a locally serviing charity of your choosing!
Marriage Equality USA San Francisco Awards Reception
Held in San Francisco, the Marriage Equality USA Awards Reception highlights the contributions of community and corporate and allied leaders who have contributed to moving the issue of marriage equality forward. The event is a celebratory evening of cocktails, light food, entertainment and a silent auction. HOST | $1250 ($1000 tax-deductible) - VIP Cocktail Reception for 10 - Name listed in event program (subject to production deadline) - Half page ad (or equivelent) in Event Journal - Recognition in Event Video Montage (to play before and during event) - Recognition in appropriate event marketing materials printed, digital & web VIP TICKET | $125 ($100 tax-deductible) - VIP Cocktail Reception - Name listed in event program (subject to production deadlines) GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET | $100 ($80 tax-deductible)
Flu Shots at Walgreens on Market at 15th Street
Walk-ins welcome daily for flu, pneumonia and other immunizations without appointments during regular pharmacy hours.
The Castro Merchants Board Members