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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Councilmember Thomas' Ward 5 Community Development Expo and Small Business Emporium

Mark your calendar to attend Councilmember Thomas' Ward 5 Community Development Expo and Small Business Emporium, on Saturday, March 12, 2011. Details are listed below.

Ward 5 businesses interest in exhibiting at the Small Business Emporium (space is limited so don't delay!) or attending the mini workshops should contact Victoria Leonard at 202.727.6132 or .


Kellogg Conference Center
Gallaudet University
900 Florida Avenue, NE


Saturday, March 12, 2011
9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Event Description
Morning Highlights (9:30 am - 12:30 pm)

·Remarks: Victor Hoskins, Nominee, Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development

·Development Runway: Significant Retail Projects in the Ward 5 Pipeline
Moderator: Steve Moore, President, Washington DC Economic Partnership

-- Cel Bernardino, Shops at Dakota Crossing
-- Michael Henehan, South Campus
-- Scott Nordheimer and Vicki Davis,
Rhode Island Station

·Panel Discussion: Transformational Transportation-Striving to Keep Ward 5 Walkable and Pedestrian Friendly

Moderator: Harriet Tregoning, Director,
DC Office of Planning


-- RJ Eldridge, Director of Planning, Toole Design Group
-- Cheryl Cort, Policy Director, Coalition for Smarter Growth
-- Marlene Berlin, Chair, Connecticut Avenue Pedestrian Action
-- Scott Kubley, DC Department of Transportation

Boxed Lunch (12:30 pm to 1 pm)

Afternoon Highlights (12:30 pm - 4:30 pm)

·Small Business Emporium: Showcasing the Restaurants, Galleries, Bakeries, and Other Retail Shops of Ward 5 (featuring live jazz from David Cole and the Main Street Blues)
·Mini Workshops for Ward 5 CBEs:
-- How to Pitch Your Business in Five Minutes
-- Navigating the GSA Procurement Process--St. E's and Beyond
-- Demystifying the DC Government Procurement Process

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