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AHA MEDIA is proud to help announce that Building Opportunities with Business (BOB) needs stuff for their display cases in Chinatown, Vancouver

March 15, 2010 Leave a comment

Original post is here http://buildingopportunities.org/blog/index.php/wanted-stuff-for-our-display-cases/

Based in Vancouver B.C., Building Opportunities with Business (BOB) is a non-profit organization that is championing an inclusive revitalization process for the inner-city that values existing businesses and residents. BOB is a connector, a resource and a facilitator working to: strengthen the inner-city’s community capacity; identify and build on untapped business opportunities; improve employment opportunities and retention; and increase investment in Vancouver’s inner-city.

On the main floor of 163 East Pender in Vancouver’s historic Chinatown, we have a large room which is available for rent for meetings and events, it is also available as coworking space Monday to Friday from 9 until late. In addition to desks, chairs, tables, couches, we installed several lockable lighted display cabinets. This floor is retail grade, on Pender right across the street from Vancity. As a service to local residents and businesses, we are displaying wares, art, product, crafts, business cards, and marketing material free in these display cases. As you can see their are several empty shelves. Each shelf is over one cubic foot and can hold about 5kg of stuff.

We need your stuff to display. You can display whatever you want, for as long as you want, any sales or leads you may generate you are free to pursue to the fullness of your ability. BOB charges zero dollars for this and manyother services. Space is available first come, first served, write coworking@bobics.org or contact a staff member.

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AHA MEDIA is very pleased to receive a special Smiling Buddha pin from Andrew “Muskie” McKay of BOB – Building Opportunities with Business in Vancouver

February 19, 2010 2 comments

AHA MEDIA is very pleased to receive a special Smiling Buddha pin from Andrew “Muskie” McKay of BOB – Building Opportunities with Business in Vancouver

BOB – Building Opportunities with Business http://www.bobics.org/

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In this video, Andrew “Muskie” McKay of BOB ( Building Opportunities with Business )speaks about Trimpin Exhibit and how the Smiling Buddha Pin was Shirley Chan’s idea – CEO of BOB in Vancouver and was in partnership with the Museum of Vancouver

Trimpin Exhibit at BOB - http://buildingopportunities.org/blog…

Museum of Vancouver      http://museumofvancouver.com

Smiling Buddha - http://www.vancouverneon.com/page_q/q…

This video was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a New Media camera – Panasonic DMC-ZS3. AHA MEDIA is about exploring mobile media production through New Media cameras. For a better quality version of this video, please DM April Smith @AprilFilms on Twitter or Facebook.com/AprilFilm

AHA MEDIA is very proud to help Lorraine Murphy – Night manager/space animator of Coworking at BOB ( Building Opportunites with Business ) in Vancouver

January 12, 2010 5 comments

April Smith and Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA are  very proud to help Lorraine Murphy – AHA MEDIA’s friend, mentor and Night Manager/Space Animator of the new Coworking@BOB space 163 East Pender St in Vancouver’s Chinatown :)

In the photo below, Andrew “Muskie” McKay of BOB explains to Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA the lockers to be installed shortly and available to Coworking@BOB tenants

AHA MEDIA will supporting and helping out at Coworking@BOB :)

What we’re offering is a work surface, be it a desk, a chair, a table, a couch, or the bay window, wherever you’re most comfortable.  Of course we’ll offer wi-fi and other niceties such as an electronic white board and a projector to facilitate discussion and creative thinking. There’s a fridge for your food, a microwave, filtered water cooler, and secure storage for your bike.  The price is a flat $200 per month and includes keyless access.

We’re looking for creative professionals, progressive thinkers, the socially responsible and ecologically conscious who want to be surrounded by others of like mind.  Folks who want more than a cubicle and a 9 to 5 and dream of bigger things and a better Vancouver to call home.  If this sounds like you, contact Andrew “Muskie” McKay 778-328-7672 or write coworking@bobics.org

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Please read Gillian Shaw of Vancouver Sun article:

By GILLIAN SHAW

Coworking and hotdesking are growing trends with companies and individuals who are abandoning high-priced real estate in favour of more practical – and less pricey –  workspace solutions.

With inner city Vancouver home to many independent tech and creative entrepreneurs, it’s a natural for the newly opened coworking@BOB space, a shared work space created by Building Opportunities with Business, a non-profit aimed at supporting business development and job opportunities in the neighborhood.

High-ceiling, spacious and located on the main floor of a building at 163 East Pender St., the shared open space gives tenants desk space, along with chairs, tables, couches and other furnishings that distinguish it from a less inviting cubicle haven. Art on the walls from Vancouver’s Grace Gallery will be rotated regularly.

“We hope that this open shared work space can contribute to the revitalization of the inner-city by providing a space for creative professionals to flourish, for ideas to percolate, to cross pollinate, for businesses to grow, a place where stuff gets done,” reads BOB’s announcement of the new space.

Wi-Fi, a fridge, microwave, filtered water cooler and secure bike storage round out the offerings that come at a flat rate of $200 a month with keyless access to the building.

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What we’re offering is a work surface, be it a desk, a chair, a table, a couch, or the bay window, wherever you’re most comfortable.  Of course we’ll offer wi-fi and other niceties such as an electronic white board and a projector to facilitate discussion and creative thinking. There’s a fridge for your food, a microwave, filtered water cooler, and secure storage for your bike.  The price is a flat $200 per month and includes keyless access.

We’re looking for creative professionals, progressive thinkers, the socially responsible and ecologically conscious who want to be surrounded by others of like mind.  Folks who want more than a cubicle and a 9 to 5 and dream of bigger things and a better Vancouver to call home.  If this sounds like you, contact Andrew “Muskie” McKay 778-328-7672 or write coworking@bobics.org

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Below are photos of  Andrew “Muskie” McKay of BOB and Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA giving the Thumbs Up to Coworking@BOB! :)

AHA MEDIA hopes to see you there soon! :)

AHA MEDIA was pleased to attend BOB’s Christmas Open House 2009 at Main and Pender in Vancouver

December 18, 2009 2 comments

AHA MEDIA was pleased to attend BOB’s Christmas Open House at Main and Pender in Vancouver.  Their new location was beautifully decorated and very spacious… located right at Main and Pender in Vancouver

Based in Vancouver B.C., Building Opportunities with Business (BOB) is a non-profit organization that is championing an inclusive revitalization process for the inner-city that values existing businesses and residents. BOB is a connector, a resource and a facilitator working to: strengthen the inner-city’s community capacity; identify and build on untapped business opportunities; improve employment opportunities and retention; and increase investment in Vancouver’s inner-city.

buildingopportunities.org/

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In this photo is Libby Davies – MP for Vancouver East

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In this photo – Shirley Chan – CEO of BOB and husband Steve Hopkins

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In this photo, AndrewMuskieMcKay – Industry Initiatives Coordinator for BOB

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In this photo, Shirley Chan presents a certificate to London Drugs at Woodwards

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In this photo, Shirley Chan presents to Nester’s Market at Woodwards

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In this photo is Kerry Jang, Vancouver City Councillor and Lorraine Murphy aka Raincoaster http://www.Raincoaster.com

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In this photo, AndrewMuskieMcKay,  Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA, Lorraine Murphy aka Raincoaster

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In this photo, Irwin Oostindie – Executive Director of W2 Community Media Arts, David Lee, Toby Barrazoul and Peter Davies

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In this photo, Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA at BOB’s Christmas Open House

To see all 15 photos of BOB’s Christmas Open House 2009, please see our Flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahamedia/sets/7215762302541

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Co-Working Opportunities are available at BOB.
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To further our mission we would like to make available to select partners, individuals, and businesses the main floor of 163 East Pender Street. We hope that this open shared work space can contribute to the revitalization of the inner-city by providing a space for creative professionals to flourish, for ideas to percolate, to cross pollinate, for businesses to grow, a place where stuff gets done.

What we’re offering is a work surface, be it a desk, a chair, a table, a couch, or the bay window, wherever you’re most comfortable.

Of course we’ll offer wi-fi and other niceties such as an electronic white board and a projector to facilitate discussion and creative thinking. There’s a fridge for your food, a microwave, filtered water cooler, and secure storage for your bike.

The price is a flat $200 per month and includes keyless access.

We’re looking for creative professionals, progressive thinkers, the socially responsible and ecologically conscious who want to be surrounded by others of like mind.

Folks who want more than a cubicle and a 9 to 5 and dream of bigger things and a better Vancouver to call home.

If this sounds like you, contact Andrew “Muskie” McKay 778-328-7672 or write coworking@bobics.org

buildingopportunities.org/

Co-working space available at BOB ( Building Opportunities with Business ) in Vancouver Chinatown

November 7, 2009 1 comment

COWORKING @BOB

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BOB (Building Opportunities with Business)

http://www.buildingopportunities.org/businessdevelopment/

To further our mission, we would like to make available to select partners, individuals, and businesses the main floor of 163 East Pender Street. We hope that this open shared work space can contribute to the revitalization of the inner-city by providing a space for creative professionals to flourish, for ideas to percolate, to cross pollinate, for businesses to grow, a place where stuff gets done.

What we’re offering is a work surface, be it a desk, a chair, a table, a couch, or the bay window, wherever you’re most comfortable.

Of course we’ll offer wi-fi and other niceties such as an electronic white board and a projector to facilitate discussion and creative thinking. There’s a fridge for your food, a microwave, filtered water cooler, and secure storage for your bike.

The price is a flat $200 per month and includes keyless access.

We’re looking for creative professionals, progressive thinkers, the socially responsible and ecologically conscious who want to be surrounded by others of like mind. Folks who want more than a cubicle and a 9 to 5 and dream of bigger things and a better Vancouver to call home. If this sounds like you, contact Andrew “Muskie” McKay 778-328-7672 or write coworking@bobics.org

AHA MEDIA is proud to present ” It takes a community to raise a garden” by the Green Inner-city Cluster of Building Opportunities with Business (BOB) in Vancouver Downtown Eastside

October 27, 2009 1 comment

On October 31st at 10:00 AM, volunteers are gathering at 700 East Hastings and Hawks Avenue in Strathcona to create the raised bed garden boxes necessary to convert five empty asphalt covered lots into an urban garden that will provide food, employment, and training opportunities for inner-city residents.

If you are interested in contributing to the greening of Vancouver’s inner-city we need volunteers and tools and materials, contact Seann Dory of United We Can for the latest list of what we need. Part of this project involves a mural which will include permanent recognition of the groups that made SOLEfood a reality.

700 East Hastings

This garden raising represents the culmination of months of work by a dedicated subset of the Green Inner-city Cluster. The property belongs to the owner of the Astoria Hotel who is letting us convert it to a garden in exchange for paying the taxes for the next couple years. We need to begin the conversion this month in order to be eligible for lower taxes.

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Save Our Living Environment is a sister organization to United We Can which was selected to be the lead organization for our first grant application. From there we got the name SOLEfood for our first urban agriculture project. Today’s coverage in the Metro and on Projects In Place’s blog neglected to mention the financial and organizational support of a number of key partners:

Come out and help us make Vancouver the Greenest City in the World, starting with Hawks and Hastings.

 With thanks to Andrew “Muskie” McKay
Industry Initiatives Coordinator
Building Opportunities with Business (BOB)

http://greeningtheinnercity.ca/2009/10/26/it-takes-a-community-to-raise-a-garden/

AHA MEDIA attended BOB’s Green Inner-City event at Japanese Language School on June 10, 2009

June 12, 2009 2 comments

Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA attended the following event by BOB :) http://www.bobics.org

Below is text from BOB’s new blog  at http://greeningtheinnercity.ca/

Join the Greening the Inner-city team for the kickoff event for BOB’s Green Inner-city Cluster.  Learn from local green business leaders such as  Toby Barazzuol of Eclipse Awards 

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and Louise Schwarz of the Recycling Alternative on how being green can be a competitive advantage for your organization. 

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BOB Greener Inner-City Event June 10 3

Topics covered will include:

  • Marketing Sustainability
  • Greening Your Organization
  • Green Buildings and Green Roofs
  • Recycling and Waste Reduction
  • Collaborating to increase efficiency
  • Urban Agriculture

There will be presentations but also peer learning opportunities where attendees can share what has worked most successfully at their own organization.  We are pleased to have Councilor Andrea Reimer giving the opening address.  She is a leader in BC’s environmental movement and a member of the Mayor’s Greenest City Action Team.

BOB Greener Inner-City Event June 10 9

 

Schedule:

Time Craft Room 3rd Floor w/ Projector Tatami Room 5th Floor
10:00 -10:15 Welcome Address – Andrea Reimer – roof top patio weather permitting
10:15-10:30 TBA
10:30 – 11:30 How can being sustainable give you a competitive advantage? How to market your sustainability practices for maximum benefit?Marketing Green with Toby Barazzuol, Saul Good, and Andrew “Muskie” McKay What we are doing now that is green in our organization?Sharing and learning about greening an organization with Kristina Welch and Maureen Cureton
11:30 – 12:00 <!– What current policies are in place in Vancouver to promote the green economy? What changes is the Greenest City Action Team considering to make Vancouver the Greenest City in the World?Green Policy with Kristina Welch and Kira Gerwing –> TBD How can you reduce and recycle inputs to your products and services? How can we take control of the complete full circle product lifecycle?Wasted – The Shift from Recycling to Zero Waste with Louise Schwarz and Seann Dory
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 1:00 How can you grow your own food? How can the inner-city increase its food security and create green jobs? - Urban Agriculture with Kristina Welch and Chris Hild What is a green building? Where can I see green architechtural design locally? How can green buildings benefit my organization and the inner-city community?Green Buildings, Green Roofs, and Energy Efficiency with Toby Barazzuol, Morgan McDonald, and Doug Horn
1:00 – 1:30 How can you play a part in creating green jobs in our community and greening the inner-city?Brainstorming Sessions led by Shirley Chan, Andrew “Muskie” McKay and TBA
1:30 – 2:00 Closing Address – Toby Barazzuol and TBD

Toby, the cluster, and Strathcona BIA’s efforts were recently profiled in the Vancouver Courier

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BOB Greener Inner-City Event June 10 31

To see 37 photos, please see our Flickr:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ahamedia/sets/72157619651861120/

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