The “Go To” List: May 7-13
TUESDAY, MAY 8, 2012
MIMI + MEG’S BLOG, BIZ, & BUZZ SEMINAR (DC)
6: 30 – 8:30 PM
nclud / canvas| 1203 19th St NW (Suite 300) NW; Washington, DC
Meg of MIMI+MEG will be giving you a crash course in blogging, how to effectively use social media, how to promote your products online, and much more. Everything you’d need to know from an expensive social media/marketing/blogging conference in an affordable 2-hour seminar. Click here to register for this event.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012
WDCEP DOINGBUSINESS2.0: FINANCIAL INCENTIVES
9 – 10:30 AM
Venable LLP| 575 7 St NW; Washington, DC
Being in proximity to the Federal government has many advantages for entrepreneurs located in our nation’s capital. Business owners can take advantage of a variety of programs geared towards attracting and retaining businesses. The Government of the District of Columbia also provides tax and other financial benefits to businesses through incentive programs. In this edition of the Doing Business 2.0, a panel of experts will walk you through the financial incentives available in DC. The panelists will cover the DC tech incentive program, the DC revenue Bond Program, the DC Great Street Program and also the Enterprise Zone program. Click here to learn more about the panelists.
WINDOWS INTO DC: CULTURAL COUTURE
10 – 11 AM
Walter E. Washington Convention Center| At the corner of 7th and M Streets NW (outside the Mt. Vernon Sq./7th Street Convention Center Metro entrance)
The Events DC and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities will unveil Windows Into DC: Cultural Couture, a public art fashion project at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center with the DC Fashion Foundation. Windows Into DC: Cultural Couture, a local art installation and fashion design initiative, will serve as the cornerstone of the emerging local fashion industry to help facilitate, educate and engage the greater community on fashion as an art, business and economic opportunity. This event is supported by Mayor Vincent C. Gray; Kwame Brown, Chairman, DC Council; Jack Evans, Councilmember, Ward 2; Greg O’Dell, President & CEO, Events DC ; Lionell Thomas, Executive Director, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities; and Christine Brooks-Cropper, President, Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce & Founder of the DC Fashion Foundation.
TARI AND T-SQUARE GRAND OPENING
6 – 9 PM
TARI| 1525 Wisconsin Avenue NW; Washington, DC
Join TARI as they unveil their new space and celebrate Windows Into DC: Cultural Couture with DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities & DC Fashion Incubator. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails by Frederik DePue and tropical Latin beats by DJ Sonny Cheeba of Empresarios.
THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2012
STATE OF STYLE: ADVOCACY DAY ON THE HILL
12 – 6 PM
Capitol Hill| B-340 Rayburn House Office Building; Washington, DC
Join the Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce (GWFCC) as we assemble on Capitol Hill for State of Style to advocate the issues and challenges we encounter as business owners. This is a unique opportunity for fashion professionals and members of the creative community across the Greater Washington Area and beyond, to meet face-to-face with their representatives to raise awareness on issues affecting their community.
Discussion will include: Made in the USA: Preserving jobs in textile/apparel manufacturing and restoring small businesses and entrepreneurship in fashion.
FASHION AND INTERIOR DESIGN SOIREE
6 – 9 PM
Caramel| 1603 U Street NW; Washington, DC
Divine Style DC and Lynn Madyson Designs are hosting a Fashion Styling and Interior Design event showcasing the latest trends in Fashion for ladies and gentlemen and Interior Design.Wine and Cheese provided with music by DJ Cuban. 10% off all purchases from Caramel Boutique during the event.
7 – 10 PM (Invite-only Exhibition)
FotoDC FotoSpace| 1847 Columbia Road NW; Washington, DC
Brought to you by Fashion Photographer Jodi and Tyler Larish, Renegade DC is an invigorating and thought provoking perspective of the nation’s capital. Expect a blend of architecture, landscape, fashion, and a bit of fantasy, all curated by members of the district DC arts community.
SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2012
BUSINESS WITH INTENTION WORKSHOP (DC)
9 AM – 5:30 PM
Affinity Lab| 920 U St NW; Washington, DC
The Business with Intention Workshop is designed to help current and soon-to-be business owners develop a defined vision for their businesses and then give them the tools to make it happen. To read more about the workshop details read on. Click here for more information. Registration closes 5/9/2012.