Hub SoMa Weekly Roll Up: Y’all gonna be fine.

Hello Hubbers!

After another fog-filled weekend, I think I’m ready to throw in the towel. It seems the only way to get any ‘summer’ out of the summer here is to leave town. Even if I go 10 miles, I know that I’ll be getting more sunshine than on the peninsula. And I swear if I hear that Twain quote one more time…!

But for as much as I look forward to the foretold September Summer, its arrival will mean the end of an era here at Hub Bay Area. Meredith, my counterpart in Berkeley and the rock of that community, will be leaving us at the end of August. A sad day indeed as she moves onto the next part of her life by joining New Ventures West. It is a sad loss and we will miss that southern drawl. Please join us to bid her farewell and visit the following link to register:


Don’t forget to bring your favorite dish to Sexy Salad Pot Luck lunch Wednesday at noon. County Line Harvest, who sells vegetable boxes every Monday, donated a box for the lunch. We hope you will join us!! Order your box by email at

Hub Lab and Office Hours: Join Priss Benbow for Guerrilla Marketing for Startups. “How do you do PR for startups – what are the steps?”  Priss has created a matrix which outlines PR activities by for a start-up, and whether these activities can be done in-house (and how).  The goal is to teach startups PR and set a strong foundation to build visibility and credibility in the media. Thursday @ 12 in the Lighthouse. Register here for the Hub Lab. Office hours follow immediately after, get a time here:

Craiglist Bootcamp: We’re looking for folks who would like to have a table display at our post-Craigslist Bootcamp Mixer, where we’re expecting about 150 community leaders and social entrepreneurs.  Craigslist Bootcamp is a conference with over 1,500 attendees at UC Berkeley, and the mixer is a chance for you to show off your project/organization/business to a new (non-Hub) crowd of people very active in their communities.

The mixer will take place on Saturday, August 14 from 6-7:30pm.  If you table, you’re welcome to come to the mixer, but you don’t have to; you can drop your materials off beforehand and we can set the table up for you.  Plan on having at least a 2 by 2 foot space; possibly more depending on demand.  If you’re interested, contact

Have you done your good deed today? The Hub needs your help!! While we’ve maintained a decent lead on Net Impact, they have gained daily and there are only 2 weeks left. Please visit, join our Blitz Bazaar team and help us do more good deeds than Net Impact!!!

Launch of Project Hoop!! The Hoop Fund allows us to meet the makers of the products we buy, invest in their businesses, and become part the prosperity of their communities. Join us Thursday night at 6:30 for the launch of this great project. You can register here:

Of everyone who reads this, I like you the best.


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