June 2016 Newsletter

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June 16, 2016 DMA News
Ann Ereline, Editor
DMA Awarded RACC Art Equity Grant

Below is a release from the Regional Arts and Cultures Council.  DMA was one of the grantees, receiving $5,950 for the 2016 Festival of Nations

The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has awarded $119,380 in Arts Equity Grants to 21 organizations for activities that advance RACC’s goals for equity in Portland and Multnomah County. These grants are funded by City of Portland’s Arts Education & Access Fund, along with support from Multnomah County. Read More

Southeast Portlanders party and get picky for two new parks

By Ann Ereline

Face-painting, a few rounds of the classic “Simon Says,” and a tasty spread from Casa Del Sol (14324 SE Division St.) tempted young and young at heart to ignore a cool, rainy June 9 to get down to a serious matter: what do Southeast residents want to see in two of three new parks being planned for our area.

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Center for Geography Education in Oregon  Joins Festival of Nations
Thanks to a generous grant and partnership from the Center for Geography Education in Oregon (C-GEO), this year’s Festival of Nations will add an education element.  It will feature a 7 x 14 foot World Map to be used as an event activity.  The Festival is a place for C-GEO to further its mission to “improve and sustain geography education in Oregon.”  Through C-GEO’s resources, the festival will offer a ‘world cake/candy walk’, puzzle maps, and other geography-related activities. Read More

East Portland Refugees from the Union of Myanmar Seek Literacy Volunteers to Support their Path to US Citizenship

June/July 2016 and continuing in Fall 2016


We are seeking volunteers interested in the following volunteer roles for summer & continuing in the fall (no need to sign up for both).  Volunteers are needed for the following roles:

Literacy tutors:
Reading group participant:
Technical support:
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How Do I Show Up On the First Page of Google?
Guy Edwards and Walnut the Office Squirrel

By Guy Edwards of Brainjar Media | June 10, 2016

As a Digital Marketing Company Brainjar Media gets asked this question all the time. Our response is usually to answer with another question, “What keywords do you want to be on the first page for?”

We realize that not many people like answers in the form of questions, except for Alex Trebek and perhaps Socrates, it is an important question to ask because you need to know what your customers are typing to find businesses like yours.  Read More
 
Midway Business Association’s Money Book Will Draw Shoppers

Midway Business Association

Midway is making money! The Midway Business Association is launching a coupon booklet for Midway businesses with the potential to reach 15,000-plus shoppers. What: Midway Money Book, which will be distributed during summer events and on MBA’s new website  Read More for the details

Thank you to all of our 2016 Festival of Nations Sponsors. Your generous suppor makes the festival possible.
Silver Sponsors:
T-Mobile
Inter West Properties
Hazelwood Neighborhood Assoc.
Keepsake Family Tree Video
Day Chiropractic
Disc Golf Depot
Northwest Priority Credit Union
Centennial Community Assoc.
Powellhurst Gilbert Neighborhood Assoc.
Midway Business Assoc.


Bronze Sponsors
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