Oakland First Fridays Festival
2301 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, California 94612
By appointment only


First Fridays Community Organization / Action Meeting
Tuesday, August 14th, 2012
Time: 5:30-7:30 
Location: The Stork Club, 2330 Telegraph
Facilitator:   Amber McZeal 
Minutes Taker: Hoang Banh ? (TBD) 
Time Keeper: TBD
 All Oakland First Fridays Participants are invited:
Artists, Musicians, Food Vendors, Community Organizations, 
Performers, Merchants, CBDs, and Volunteers.

 Based on input from many members in the community, this  meeting will address, discuss, and try to work on the following:
1. FF's Street Closure  Map Proposal Review - discussion, input, & finalization: 
2. "What does the process look and feel like?  How do we as a total inclusive community of First Friday participants ensure pedestrian safety, fire safety, public health (trash and public facilities-reuse zones), community coordination 
3. Create smaller workgroups addressing, summarizing, and representing, the collective voice and needs of all the different stakeholder groups including Vending, Food Vendors, Policy and Ethics, Business Incubation, A Green Plan, Long term sustainability and self-governence, Website / Communications group, etc
4. Creating a First Fridays Advisory Counsel comprised of one group nominated member of each work group / stakeholder group to represent, communicate, and act as an all inclusive working body and to  facilitate each block before and during First Fridays

Agenda Suggestions? email them to info@oaklandfirstfridays.org
Dates: Every Wednesday, April 13 through June 22 Time: 6 PM to 8:20 PM Location: 2301 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612 Register before April 13 Fee: $99 for 10 sessions Green LEEF, in partnership with Oakland First Fridays, is proud to offer an entrepreneur series for local artisans who are ready to take the next step to become a business.  This is a ten-class series, and will guide participants through needed strategies to make your hobby or craft into a sustainable business. Who It's For: Artists Designers Artisans Hobbiests Entrepreneurs  Oakland First Friday Vendors What You'll Get: 20+ hours of in-class time Tools for strategic planning and business development Access to expert advice An opportunity to ensgage with a test market at Oakland First Fridays What You'll Learn: Business Basics Financial planning and management Business strategy Marketing and promotions (social media) Local business law