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Save the Date: NoMa Annual Meeting
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Met Branch Trail 5k
MAY
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Two Rivers Gala
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DC Immediate & Primary Care

DC Immediate & Primary Care Clinic is now open at 220 L Street, NE, at the corner of L and Congress Streets, NE. For more information about the company, visit http://dcimmediatecare.com/.
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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. 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. The event is sponsored by Tishman Speyer, The Rockefeller Group and TW Telecom. RSVP for the event. 
New Hospitality Ambassadors

L-R, George, Sam & Sheila
NoMa BID has hired several new Hospitality Ambassadors in the last few months. Welcome to the team, Sheila, George and Sam!
 
To ensure that the BID is a safe, friendly, inviting, and well-maintained place for visitors, workers and residents, our Hospitality Ambassadors support anyone requiring assistance and also help with NoMa-sponsored events. They report suspicious activities to police agencies, report infrastructure issues to the city, provide safety escorts, and serve as the “eyes and ears” of the BID.
 
George Gail is an ambassador during the evening shift.  He was formerly a member of the BID’s clean team operation. He enjoys reading, writing, and playing tennis. Sam Rosales joined the BID in February 2012 and will be an ambassador during the mid-day shift.  He is currently working on getting an Associate’s degree in Video Production at the Art Institute of Washington and looks forward to assisting visitors, residents, and workers in the area. He is also an avid musician for his church. Sheila Johnson will be providing event support in the neighborhood. She loves people and enjoys being of service to women and homeless persons. NoMa BID employs six full-time and two part-time Hospitality Ambassadors, as well as a program manager. Read more about the NoMa BID staff and view contact information.
New Metro Map
Last week Metro unveiled a new system map to reflect upcoming changes on the system – including the renaming of the NoMa/Gallaudet U Metro station (now known as New York Ave/Florida Ave/Gallaudet U)! Other changes implementing the NoMa Gallaudet name change (including station signage and announcements) will be complete June 18. To view the new map and learn more about changes system-wide, view the Metro news release
NoMa BID Hiring Director of Economic Development & Planning
The NoMa BID is seeking a Director of Economic Development and Planning who would be responsible for market research, managing data related to NoMa BID development and tenants, and neighborhood demographic research. In addition, the Director of Economic Development & Planning will coordinate all aspects of the BID’s involvement in infrastructure and public space planning and implementation, including transportation, public transit, utilities, streetscape, sustainable design, public art and parks. View the complete job description.
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
Welcome to Federal Thrift Employees!
More than 100 employees with the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Boards have moved into 54,000 SF at 77 K Street, NE, from their former location at 1250 H Street, NW. The Agency was established to handle retirement plans for government employees– they administer the federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), which provides Federal employees the opportunity to save for additional retirement security. The TSP is a tax-deferred defined contribution plan similar to private sector 401(k) plans. 77 K Street is now approximately 90% occupied, and home to Café Phillips, CQ-Roll Call and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Welcome to the neighborhood!
Changes at Union Station

Union Station is in the midst of significant changes that will affect commuting patterns, access to the station, and retail tenants. If you are one of 80,000 patrons per day that use the station, you will notice a number of projects underway to enhance the experience at the District of Columbia’s treasured historic landmark. The station is undergoing the repair of damage caused by the August earthquake; working with District Department of Transportation and the National Park Service to improve pedestrian access and vehicular circulation in and around Columbus Plaza; advancing the re-tenanting of the station shops, and engaging on a master plan for the entire Union Station Precinct.

Union Station offers many modes of transportation, including Amtrak, METRO, MARC, VRE, Metro buses, private vehicles, and taxis.  Recently, intercity bus services have moved into Union Station, and Greyhound plans to move its operations into the Union Station parking garage by mid-summer 2012.  Union Station has also added forms of “green transportation” which includes a new bicycle kiosk, bike share program, and electric vehicle charging stations located in the Union Station parking garage. Visit www.usrcdc.com to stay abreast of the enhancements being made at Union Station.

Bike to Work Day: Register Now!

 
This year, Bike to Work Day takes place on May 18, 2012. Join over 10,000 area commuters for a celebration of bicycling as a clean, fun and healthy way to get to work. Those who register and attend one of 58 regional pit stops will receive a free Bike to Work Day T-Shirt (limited to the first 11,000 who register), food, drinks, and a chance at winning bicycles or other great raffle prizes. The NoMa pit stop at 1200 First Street, NE, will offer special NoMa-centric giveaways and a bike clinic staffed by BicycleSPACE. Visit the newly launched web site at www.biketoworkmetrodc.org, and register for the event! 
National Postal Museum Building Hosts Community Art Show 

Annually, the National Cherry Blossom Festival invites students from DC public and charter schools in grades K–12 to participate in the Youth Art Contest. Over 270 entries from 31 schools were submitted, showcasing the students creativity and enthusiasm for this year’s Centennial Celebration. A panel of judges selected one overall winner and 12 winners across four grade-specific categories. All the submissions are on display at the Festival’s Community Art Show through Sunday, April 14, in NoMa in the Historic Lobby of the National Postal Museum Building (2 Massachusetts Ave, NE). The 2012 Youth Art Contest & Community Art Show is presented by Safeway.
 
The National Cherry Blossom Festival is the nation's greatest springtime celebration.  The 2012 Festival, March 20- April 27, includes five spectacular weeks of events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit.  The 2012 Festival commemorates the 100th anniversary of the gift of the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between the United States and Japan. Visit nationalcherryblossomfestival.org for complete Festival and event information, and download the Festival app for iPhone and Android to access the Festival from the palm of your hand.
Announcements
New Primary Care Clinic Now Open in NoMa
CHNNA Clean-Up: March 31
Two Rivers Gala: May 5
ABC’s of Family Biking Event: April 21
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