Upcoming (Food) Business Workshops at the Allen Market Place

Marketing and Branding Workshop for Small Businesses

Friday, May 9th 1-3PM at the Allen Market Place

Cost – FREE

Offered in partnership with the Capital Region Small Business Development Center, this free course will focus on practical applications of marketing concepts and basic tools, including: market analysis and research, target marketing, assessing competitors, and key marketing implementation tools. A strategic, well-planned approach to marketing is demonstrated, with several examples of effective hands-on techniques for food businesses.

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This Week at Allen Street Farmers Market!

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GardenHouse Greens for Sale

We have our delicious Salad Mix, $10/pound (available in 1, 1/2, or 1/4 pound bags), and Cooking Greens (Rainbow Chard, Curly Kale, Dino Kale, and Collards), $5/pound (available in 1 or 1/2 pound bags).

Stop in to the Hunter Park GardenHouse, Monday-Friday 3:30-5:30pm, or Saturday 10am-12pm.

 

Please bring exact change, check (made payable to Allen Neighborhood Center), or exact change in Allen Street Farmers Market tokens ($1 EBT & $5 credit tokens).

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Today at the Allen Street Farmers Market!

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Panel Presentation of Historic and Contemporary Restaurateurs – Friday, March 28, 7pm

On Friday, March 28, at 7 pm, at the Allen Market Place, the Historical Society of Greater Lansing and Allen Neighborhood Center will co-host a lively Panel of Historic and Contemporary Restaurateurs.

Valerie Marvin of HSGL will query panelists Ange Vlahakis (Jim’s Tiffany), Paul Grescowle (Emil’s), and Nick Gavriledes (Soupspoon) about the life of a Michigan Avenue Restaurateur. The Historic Lansing Eats Exhibit, containing beautiful photos, menus and artifacts from Lansing restaurants of the past, will be on display to give visitors an interesting look into the history of food production and consumption in Lansing. Tasty refreshments will, of course, be provided at this fun, free, food-focused event.

If you have questions or would like more information contact, Joan Nelson, Allen Neighborhood Center
999-3912, joann@allenneighborhoodcenter.org

Note: Allen Market Place, located on the north side of the1600 block of E. Kalamazoo, is accessed from the north parking lot

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Planning for Unexpected Weather Events

An Active Neighboring Cafe – hosted by ANC
Saturday, March 22, 2014 – 10:00am-12:00pm, inside Allen Market Place

In the aftermath of the recent double whammy of ice and snow-related outages, we are offering an opportunity to plan ahead. VVarious presenters (Ronda Oberlin of Lansing Emergency Management, Dave Muylle on Household Generators, Maria Brummel on Block Level Planning) will walk you through creation of a  “household plan” (what you need and where you need it to be), as well as a plan for your block or neighborhood.   Join us for bagels & coffee and feel better prepared for the next unanticipated weather event!

To RSVP, contact Maria: 999-3924, mariab@allenneighborhoodcenter.org

 

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Check out the summer internship opportunities at ANC!

ANC offers an outstanding opportunity for students to increase their knowledge of community resources, view
social justice issues first-hand and hone their communication skills with a diverse population. We are happy to
offer credit/non-credit positions for student interns. Current internship opportunities at ANC include:

Allen Market Place Internships - Food Chatter Intern, Allen Street Farmers Market Operations Assistant, BreadBasket Intern, Allen Market Place Promotions Intern (click link for full posting)

ANC Communications Internship - The Communications intern will work alongside our Executive Director on Allen Neighborhood Center’s weekly e-bulletin (Active Neighboring News), the bi-monthly Eastside Neighbor print newsletter, website maintenance (www.allenneighborhoodcenter.org), and social media sites. (click link for full posting)

ANC Outreach Summer Internship - Enrollment and Walk-In Center, Neighborhood Canvassing (click link for full posting)

GardenHouse Internship Description-Summer 2014 - Serve as Hunter Park GardenHouse shift leader 2-3 times per week (guide-by-the-side with volunteers to plant, harvest, water, weed, etc., and engage with visitors). Document GardenHouse programs through social media (photos & updates). Work with the GardenHouse Director to develop and implement GardenHouse special projects (i.e. Fruit Tree Project, vermicomposting, composting, etc.). (click link for full posting)

Youth Programs Summer Internship Description – Serve as Hunter Park GardenHouse Youth Programs Interns who will work with the Youth Programs Coordinator to help facilitate lessons and activities, as well as with behind-the-scenes work (maintain attendance records, develop lesson plans, collaborate with other organizations on special events, update social media, etc.). Kid-loving, organized, reliable, enthusiastic, and motivated individuals are encouraged to apply. (click link for full posting)

 

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