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Two Rivers Gala
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Constitution Cafe

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NoMa BID Renewal 
Every five years, DC BIDs are required to submit an application to the District of Columbia Government to renew the BID for another five years. The NoMa BID will be submitting its renewal application for approval at the BID’s March 22 Board Meeting.  No significant changes are planned in NoMa BID operations, NoMa BID boundaries or NoMa BID tax rates. A modest expansion of cleaning and ambassador operations is planned in order to keep up with growth in the NoMa BID over the next five years. The March 22 meeting is open to the public and will take place from noon to 2 p.m. at the BID offices, 1200 First Street, NE, Suite 310. Please RSVP to dramlogan@nomabid.org
New BID Employees
NoMa BID has hired several new employees in the last few months. Welcome to the team, Thomas and Dolly!
 
Thomas Taylor joined NoMa BID recently as Director of Operations. A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Thomas has had a life-long commitment to public safety and service, and his career spanned both military and civilian occupations. After leaving active duty as a helicopter pilot, Thomas graduated from George Mason University School of Law. He has since served as a JAG officer in the USAF Reserve, as an attorney-advisor to the Board of Veteran’s Appeals, and as an attorney-advisor in the White House Counsel’s office. Later, as an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, Thomas focused on crime prevention in addition to crime prosecution.
 
Thomas' involvement in community improvement led him to a sustained interest in urban planning and development. Thomas is a licensed real estate agent in the District of Columbia. Contact Thomas at ttaylor@nomabid.org or 202-289-0111 x. 2.
 
Dolly Ramlogan joined the BID in February as Business Manager. She is handling office operations, BID taxes, accounting and human resources initiatives. Dolly was formerly a Controller at a union, where she administered union benefits to over 5,000 participants for 16 years. She also sat on the Board of Trustees, assisted investment managers, and trained and supervised staff. In her spare time, Dolly enjoys traveling and yoga. Contact Dolly at dramlogan@nomabid.org or 202-289-0111 x. 5. Read more about the NoMa BID staff.
Annual Meeting: April 19
Mark your calendars for the annual meeting of the NoMa BID! This classy and fun cocktail event is an opportunity for networking and for the BID to showcase NoMa’s successes over the past year. Harriet Tregoning, the director of DC’s Office of Planning, will help us celebrate growth in NoMa and our new vision for the public realm in NoMa. The event will be held April 19, 2012 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the sleek white lobby of 1100 First Street, NE. The last few events have attracted more than 250 commercial real estate professionals, residents, office employees, developers, property owners and city officials and leaders. View our sponsorship information and support the annual meeting. The event is sponsored by TW Telecom, Tishman Speyer and Rockefeller Group. 
NoMa Farmers Market Application Deadline Approaching
 Join the NoMa Farmers Market, now in its second year, in NoMa, the fastest growing neighborhood in Washington, DC. The market runs Wednesdays from May 30 to October 31, 2012, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., catering to both the 45,000 daytime population and the growing numbers of residents. View our Vendor Application and apply to join the NoMa Farmers Market. All questions should be directed to farmersmarket@nomabid.org
NoMa BID Hiring Summer Marketing/Events Fellow
The NoMa Business Improvement District seeks a Marketing & Events Fellow for May through September 2012. This full-time, paid fellowship program is a prestigious annual position geared toward students who have recently completed or are currently completing a graduate program in marketing or communications. The fellow will be involved in communications, public relations, marketing, branding and events initiatives on a weekly basis. For more information, view the full job description here.
Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Road Closures on Saturday, March 17
The SunTrust Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Marathon & CareFirst Rock ‘n’ Roll USA Half Marathon is coming up on Saturday, March 17, and the route will run through NoMa on several streets. Informational door hangers were distributed to residents, businesses and organizations along the route this week. Notification signs were posted on streets along the course on Saturday, March 10.

Visit the Marathon website to view an interactive course map and download PDF versions of the course map and road closure times. Spectators are encouraged to line the route to cheer tens of thousands of athletes towards the finish line. Volunteers are still needed at the Expo and on Race Day. Please sign up online.
Attend the Two Rivers Gala May 5th
Two Rivers Public Charter School, which sits on the edge of NoMa, is preparing for its much-anticipated annual event, the Framing the Future Annual Gala! Taking place on May 5, the gala supports programming and the arts at Two Rivers. A “black tie for the brave” evening, the gala includes a silent auction, live musical performances, cocktails, marvelous cuisine, and dancing. Auction items include fine art, sports memorabilia, get-aways, and services donated by local and national artists and businesses.
 
Two Rivers first opened its doors in the fall of 2004 to students across Washington, D.C., and currently enrolls 450 students from preschool through eighth grade. Both the elementary and middle schools are located at the corner of Fourth Street, NE and Florida Avenue, NE across from one another. Two Rivers uses Expeditionary Learning, an educational model that emphasizes interactive, hands-on, project-based learning. The school focuses on the whole child, recognizing the importance of character education and the social-emotional needs of children while helping them achieve academic excellence.
 
If you are interested in sponsoring or making a contribution to the annual gala, you can find more information online at framingthefuturegala.org. You can also contact, Tamara Brown, Gala Co-Chair at framing@tworiverspcs.org. To learn more about the school, please visit tworiverspcs.org.
Community College Hosts First Career Fair & Fashion Event
The Community College of DC will host its first College and Career Exploration Day on Thursday, April 5, 2012 at its main location at 801 N. Capitol Street NE, Washington, DC 20002. The College and Career Exploration Day, developed by The Office of Student Achievement (OSA), is expected to be the largest student event hosted by the college since its inception in 2009. Over 30 employers and recruiters from across the region, representing companies in business, media, finance, education and the arts, are expected to attend. The event is designed to help connect students to job opportunities and encourage them to continue their academic career, after their Associates degree, by pursuing a Bachelor’s degree.
 
To help students prepare for the career day, Project Runway Star and fashion designer Anthony L. Williams along with Gap, Inc. and Task II Entertainment, LLC will host “Dress for Success,” a fashion-centric event that shows students how to dress in a fashion show produced by the college’s Fashion Merchandising program students. The event will be held April 3 at 6 p.m. at the main location.
 
For program information, media, advertising and sponsorship inquiries regarding the Career and Exploration Day or Dress for Success, contact Darin Allen, Staff Assistant to the CEO, at 202-274-6203 or dallen@udc.edu

MBT 5k May 5

Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual MBT 5K Run/Walk!  Registration is only $25 so register online now. The 2012 race will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 5 at the entrance to the Metropolitan Branch Trail on S and Fourth Streets, NE. The first 150 runners under age 18 to register can register for free. For more details, visit the race website:  www.gometbranch.com Find the group on Facebook.

Announcements
Harris Teeter’s Orange Bags
CHNNA Clean-Up: March 31
CHNNA Happy Hour
Northwest One Library: Eradicating Hunger
New DC Bicycle Laws
ABC’s of Family Biking Event
FotoDC National Cherry Blossom Photo Contest
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