During her service, Peace Corps Volunteer Rachael Saler taught Filipino women to crochet discarded plastic bags into colorful handbags and change purses as a way to engage local communities in business ventures, and teach environmental awareness and recycling. Since the Bag-O Plastic project launched in August 2010, more than 100 women from Bago City in the Philippines have sold 200 bags, earning 63,000 pesos (about $1,500).
For each bag that is sold, the woman who crocheted it receives 80 percent of the earnings. The other 20 percent goes toward the purchasing of zipper, runners, tags, etc. Each woman collects, segregates and washes plastic bags to be crocheted and sold. Women have also begun exchanging plastic bags for rice with other merchants and started plastic-bag collection bins in local commercial areas.
Rachael, who holds a master’s degree from Columbia University and a bachelor’s from Syracuse University, credits her mother for the Bag-O Plastic idea. When her parents visited in 2009, Saler’s mother told her to consider crocheting recycled plastic bags into handbags. Rachael was so inspired by the project she extended her Peace Corps service for a third year to continue it. She completed her Peace Corps service in December 2011.
Mostly websites are one of the first interactions a consumer have with your business. They search for your website address, over they ask for your visiting/business cards. If you’re not having online website, means you’re not in business period.
“Through the training, we hope to teach community members about establishing bee colonies and sustainable harvesting practices. Eventually, we’d like to produce enough honey to provide some to the school-feeding program at the local primary school, which contributes to childhood nutrition within the community.” - Peace Corps Volunteer Molly Rooney
Position Summary: One of LEDC’s most important services to small businesses is our micro-loan program. LEDC currently lends up to $50,000 for small or emerging businesses unable to obtain financing from mainstream banks. The goal of the program is to provide first step financing to promising entrepreneurs increasing their capacity to create wealth for their owners and economic opportunity for the communities they serve. Many businesses in low-income parts of the city are unable to grow for lack of capital. We provide financing to such businesses, helping cleaning companies, carry-out restaurants, hair salons, and the like to start or grow their businesses.
Essential Job Duties/Responsibilities:
Develops, Evaluate and Present to the credit committee loan recommendations for existing and prospective customers.
Negotiate to properly structured and priced loans consistent with the LEDC’s credit policies and lending practices.
Prepare effective packages for credit approval circulation and to present packages to the required level of credit authority.
Maintain close customer contact to ensure continued satisfaction, and to follow or anticipate additional financing needs.
Monitor and report changes in credit quality.
Attend loan closings to ensure loans are properly closed.
Effectively track portfolio quality of his/her portfolio including contact clients with past due payments
Ensure that LEDC is in possession of current financial information and that the information has been properly analyzed and on file, and that proper and complete credit files are on hand.
Participate on promoting LEDC products and services
Believes in and promotes the LEDC values, mission and culture, both internally and externally.
Responsible for the total customer relationship.
Develop LEDC pre and post loan technical assistance for lending clients
Education and Experience Qualifications Required:
· Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Accounting or Finance.
· One or more years of experience with a commercial lender
· Strong verbal and written communication ability and organizational skills.
· Proficient on computer skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook.
· Good level of interpersonal and social skills needed to interact with customers or prospective clients. Good time management skills
· Hands on experience working with small business owners
· Bilingual (English/Spanish), and culturally sensitive
· Demonstrated commitment to working with low income communities
Salary and Benefits:
· Salary is commensurate with experience, qualifications, and salary history.
· Benefits are competitive within the DC area: compensation currently includes 3% 401K matched savings plan, healthcare plan with ZERO employee contribution, 10 observed holidays, and 4 weeks of vacation per year.
Q: "Good morning, Mr. President. I’m from Botswana. I just wanted to find out how committed is the U.S. to assisting Africa in closing gender inequalities, which are contributing to gender-based violence, which it threatens the achievement of many Millennium Development goals, such as access to universal education, eradicating HIV and AIDS.“
THE PRESIDENT: "Well, listen, you will not find anybody more committed than I am to this issue, and let me tell you why.
First of all, I was mentioning earlier, if you look comparatively at countries around the world, what societies succeed, which ones don’t, one of the single-best measures of whether a country succeeds or not is how it treats its women.
So everything we do, every program that we have — any education program that we have, any health program that we have, any small business or economic development program that we have, we will write into it a gender equality component to it. This is not just going to be some side note. This will be part of everything that we do.
And the last point I’m going to make — in order for this to be successful, all the men here have to be just as committed to empowering women as the women are. That’s important. So don’t think that this is just a job for women, to worry about women’s issues. The men have to worry about it. And if you’re a strong man, you should not feel threatened by strong women.”
Small Business Loan Officer positions, NYC and Seattle
The Grow America Fund is seeking to fill two positions for Small Business Loan Officers. The Grow America Fund, Inc, (GAF), a subsidiary of the National Development Council, is a CDFI, a national SBA 7(a), PLP, non-bank lender. GAF has a portfolio of approximately 150 loans with an average size of $350,000. GAF actively conducts business in approximately 25 different client communities throughout the US and has ambitious growth plans.
Loan Officers are responsible for marketing, sourcing, evaluating and underwriting the SBA 7(a) loans in the various client communities. The Loan Officer works under general supervision of the GAF Chief of Credit, exercising significant latitude in the use of initiative and independent judgment in the performance of his (or her) responsibilities.
One position will be located in Seattle and the second position will be located in New York City. The job involves weekly travel to visit potential borrowers and to attend internal meetings of staff and management.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
Develop and maintain referral sources for prospective small businesses located within the client communities and in need of financing, Interview and screen prospective loan applicants to determine if minimal loan qualification standards are met,Assist potential borrowers find alternative financing resources if they do not qualify for the GAF program, Gather data necessary to complete application package and source documents for credit analysis of all qualified applicants, Perform credit analysis and underwriting functions for qualified applicants, Structure financing packages to match potential borrower needs using in matching sources and uses of funds as well as repayment terms, Prepare and present loan reports to the GAF credit committee, Negotiate any remaining loan structuring elements and issue commitment letters, Assist loan closing officer with preparation of closing documents, liaison with attorneys and SBA and gathering of final documents required by the particular type of SBA loan being closed, Assist portfolio management with servicing issues and borrower relationships during the entire life of the loan, including but not limited to modifications of collateral, site visits, annual reviews, SBA audits workout plans and liquidations.
GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES:
Experience and Education
Bachelors degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in finance, business administration, economics or a related field, Minimum five years of experience in commercial banking, business or community lending.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Strong analytical, time management and organizational skills as well as a high level of attention to detail, Effective written and verbal communication skills with the ability to be persuasive one-on-one as well as in a group setting, Knowledge and experience in program and task management, Ability to work effectively with community-based organizations, banks, CPAs, small businesses, entrepreneurs and public sector administrators, Impeccable personal integrity and ability to maintain confidentiality of borrower data, Computer literacy in contact management, word processing, spreadsheet and database programs.
“You go into the shop and - you know - you cut yourself, you burn yourself, you fuck stuff up, you - like, you know - ruin something you’ve worked on for three weeks. And you never make that mistake again. So this is how I learned.”
USU to host Utah Small Business Development Center Network
LOGAN — Utah State University was recently selected by the Small Business Administration to host the Utah Small Business Development Center Network.
The new lead center will be located at the Logan campus through USU Extension and will include regional service centers throughout the state. USU’s agreement with the Small Business Administration takes effect April 1 and will be renewed annually.
The network, which currently hosts 15 centers at colleges and universities around the state, will provide business owners with advice, mentoring and training to help launch and grow their businesses. It has been hosted by Salt Lake Community College for the past 20 years and by the University of Utah for 15 years prior to that.
Marion Bentley, director for the new USU-hosted program, said the university is the perfect fit to host the network since USU already has development centers at central campuses in Logan and Price, and at regional campuses in Brigham City, Tooele, Vernal, Blanding and Moab.
“We are well-equipped for this opportunity and are excited that we will now get to work even more closely with the SBA and Governor’s Office of Economic Development partners and our sister colleges and universities throughout the state,” Bentley said in a statement. “Our goal is to help Utah entrepreneurs and businesses be successful, to help strengthen our economy and to provide jobs and employment for Utah citizens.”
USU will now begin a search to recruit a state director who will manage the network’s programs and services while working through the transition with the service centers and staff throughout the state.
USU to host Utah Small Business Development Center Network
The Entrepreneur Fund, an organization dedicated to increasing the number of high-skilled entrepreneurs in the region, provides direct financing and support services for entrepreneurs in Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin. The Director of Lending is responsible for leading the growth of the loan fund, overseeing all aspects of loan operations, and managing the portfolio.
With beginnings as an industry-leading micro lender, the Entrepreneur Fund is looking for the right candidate to grow its high performing portfolio from $3.2 million in 2012 to $8 million by 2016 through focused strategies to become a leading small business lender.
The Director of Lending aligns lending operations to meet the strategic goals of the organization and is responsible for meeting goals related to loan growth, earned revenue, mission fulfillment, and portfolio management. Experience in small business lending operations, the ability to work in a high performing team, and a desire for innovation and continuous improvement to meet social and financial goals will be critical for success.
Key individuals interested in this position should have:
5+ years experience in and comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of small business lending required. Community banking or economic development lending experience preferred.
A passion for responsibly meeting the financing needs of regional entrepreneurs.
Experience with executing and selling SBA 7a loans and the ability to introduce new lending products.
3+ years experience in a management role preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of commercial business underwriting and overall portfolio management.
Knowledge of best practices in restructuring, delinquency, and collections.
A proven ability or desire to lead teams and work cross-functionally to meet customer needs and organizational goals.
A positive, results oriented attitude.
Strong communication skills with a desire for leadership.
Systems thinking for driving growth strategies.
A desire for innovation.
An ability to integrate technology to improve efficiencies and communication.
Demonstrated track record in lending, in this region, is preferred.
Interested applicants should submit their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Carmen Beardsley, Entrepreneur Fund, 202 W. Superior Street, Suite 311, Duluth, MN 55802. Position is open until filled.
By executive order, Mr. Obama directed federal agencies to incorporate behavioral science — insights into how people actually make decisions — into their programs.
When government programs fail, it is often because public officials are clueless about how human beings think and act. Federal, state and local governments make it far too hard for small businesses, developers, farmers, veterans and poor people to get permits, licenses, training and economic assistance.
ATTENTION LESBIAN ARTISTS, WRITERS, POETS, MUSICIANS, WEB DEVELOPERS, DESIGNERS, SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS ETC
Hiya! :-D Since its the new year, im sure a lot of you will agree that a great resolution to have would be to focus more of our energy towards other women, especially lesbians!! So, since this is a blog about resources for lesbian women, I thought maybe it would be useful to some of you (if enough ppl r interested) to make a small, convenient list of lesbian-owned (especially gm/non-white lesbian owned ) small businesses, writers, artists, web-developers, film-makers, poets, photographers, essayists, um u kno, pretty much anything would be rly cool and helpful! just so tht its easier to find and support other lesbians when u wanna see some cool art or hire someone or sth etc, idk. anyway, yeah, if ur a lesbian and youd like to appear on this blog’s upcoming ~support lesbian small businesses~ page, please reblog this post or like it and either send me an IM/msg or ill msg you, specifying what info youd like shown (eg. facebook page, art blog, youtube channel, bandcamp etc) and ill let you know when yr link is up!! it could be a great way to connect with other women and support lesbians so i hope you all get involved!! :-) + pls signal boost :-D
Established in 2002 by John Ebako, King Kong Leather had humble beginnings in Woodstock, Cape Town. Ebako manufactures premium-quality leather goods, spending much of his time creating each item to perfection. His knowledge of leather, combined with his creative ability to design and make a range of everyday goods, saw King Kong Leather grow steadily over the next few years.Today, King Kong Leather has a talented team of 7 members, 2 outlets, supplies a range of stores and creates leather costumes for the film industry.
Says John: “King Kong helps up-skilling under-privileged persons and development of trade-related hands as well as non-trade related experience.”
King Kong is currently relocating from a small workshop located in Albert Road in Woodstock to a bigger space at 145 Lower Main Road, Observatory. The company has also secured premises currently under development at the Old Boat Yard, also in Woodstock - set to become a new central public transport hub.
“A variety of new products have been implemented according to current technological & trend related requests. There are always new developments as we pride ourselves when it comes to supplying customers or the movie industry with custom made leather props such as shoes, sandals and clothes.
Overall the business has grown significantly from about R300 to R3000 a day and key success factors have been facebook, online shops, the film industry.”
We asked John:
1. What do you love about your work?
What we do is to change and transform unskilled Africans. The idea starts within and inside & when it comes out through art, it makes me happy.
2. Where do you find your ideas? Travelling around Africa for the past 10 years with the film industry
3. Who inspires you? I have seen many disadvantaged youth from my travelling days and in the current situation in South Africa with employment and job creation. I am inspired by people and giving them a chance or opportunity to develop skills to help lift them & their family.
4. Your favourite material/s? Leather, Canvas, Hemp & rare woods
5. What are your aspirations for the future? Eliminating poverty in Africa by creating youth development throughout Africa.
6. Anything else you want to mention?
Says John: “We are always looking for people to help us in reaching our success to make our vision a reality.”
Ron [Scott] has since become a leading figure in the Coalition against Police Brutality, which is devoted to the creation of Peace Zones for Life. After repeatedly mobilization demonstrations and filing lawsuits against authorities, the organization launched this project after finding that many instances of police violence occurred in response to calls regarding domestic conflicts. Thus, to get at the root cause of police abuse, the organization seeks to reduce and eliminate the need for citizens to call the police in the first place. It promotes ‘community-based conflict resolution and mediation initiatives,’ using 'methods that will allow the citizens options to submit their grievances for resolution by their neighbors or persons whom they trust; thereby, remaining outside the police / criminal justice system and eliminating conflict within our communities.’
Moreover, the organization seeks to involve neighborhood youth themselves, many of whom had once been sucked into gangs or drug dealing, into conflict resolution practices and community-oriented, small business development. Above all, Peace Zones for Life is a grassroots initiative driven by people who are taking responsibility for the social, economic, and physical health of their community. It does not assume that inner-city residents themselves are solely responsible for the deterioration of neighborhoods ravaged by decades of race, class, and gender oppression, but it does insist that they are the necessary change agents to remedy our crisis situation.
The idea of Peace Zones is a transformative one that builds on the concept of restorative justice. In response to the cancerous growth of the prison industry and the now widely recognized problem of overcrowded prisons siphoning away scarce resources, the restorative justice movement offers methods to heal both ex-offenders and their communities. Our present criminal justice system is based on the concept of punitive or retributive justice. Punitive justice views antisocial behavior as an offense against the state, which therefore has the right and responsibility to punish offenders and which does so primarily by isolating them. But now that prisons clearly serve as warehouses for the millions whom capitalism has made expendable, now that our families and communities are being devastated by the incarceration (often for nonviolent offenses) of millions of brothers, sisters, mothers, and fathers, our survival depends on our making a paradigm shift in our own approach to justice. We need to take it upon ourselves to practice a concept of justice that will empower offenders and the community to work together and build a healthy community.
Grace Lee Boggs, “”Let’s Talk About Malcolm and Martin,” The Next American Revolution (2012)
“Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i” is a film documentary we are creating for our entry into the Sundance Film Festival.
Following four+ years of collaborating with the Small Business Development Network of the University of Massachusetts, and the University of Hawai’i. ‘Optimistic Vibe Hawai'i’ is a cultural gift of Aloha to our beautiful Hawai'ian friends. The purpose of ‘Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i’
Instead of asking for a bigger piece of their pie, we are creating our own pie. It’s called Optimistic Vibe!
Scene 1: Native American 'Shoulder To The Wheel’
EMPHASIS: Going back 400 Native Years to a time when humankind was the Happiest on the planet Earth. “Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i” will illustrate the reason for the Happiness: The global Seven Teachings of Love, Honesty, Respect, Truth, Courage, Humility, and Wisdom.
PORTRAYAL: ‘Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i’ will showcase interviewing Kiana, a currently homeless Hawai'ian female Military Veteran with children, and discussing/showing hands on activity Seven Teachings being applied to Tiny Home Big Heart project for Oprah.
Scene 2: Future Built with Action Not Words
EMPHASIS: Depicting Self-Sustainability through Collaboration using Seven Teachings, ‘Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i’ will highlight the comparison between Optimistic Vibe as a business/collaborative project, and the successful Pilgrim Mayflower sustainable community ‘Plimoth’ that flourished 400 Native Years ago using proven Self-Sustainability techniques.
PORTRAYAL: Footage will show Author Jim Shannon (et al) being interviewed and discussing inspiring, intellectual, and uplifting viewpoints and perspectives that connects the proven sustainable practices of ‘Plimoth’ and Optimistic Vibe’s self-sustainable Tiny Homes at our Aloha E Ola Ana community in Hawai’i.
Scene 3: Native Fair Trade
EMPHASIS: ‘Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i’ will highlight four hundred native years past when Money did not exist, and how Fair Trade/Barter was the tool of currency.
PORTRAYAL: Filming of our superstar Millennium, Carrie, via Education For The People will provide colorful action of entertaining details of ‘One Hand Up’ on-the-job training at the Tiny Home Sisterhood’s ‘Tiny Home Resource Center’. Carrie of Tiny Home Sisterhood will demonstrate her Fair Trade of a ‘One Hand Up’ opportunity for Tiny Home ownership, Employment, and Community at Aloha E Ola Ana.
Scene 4: Collaboration
EMPHASIS: ‘Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i’ will feature combining Seven Teachings with the genius of Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘Your Passion is a Spiritual Gift’, John Lennon’s ‘Evolution to overcome Fear’, Walt Disney’s ‘The distance between Vision and Reality is a To Do List’, Steve Jobs’ ‘Passion pulls You’, Wright Brothers’ ‘We just Knew’, and Oprah Winfrey’s ‘Passion leads to Purpose’.
PORTRAYAL: ‘Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i’ will show Dawn processing her self-discovering to support her awakening of her ‘LoveLiving Journey’.
Scene 5: Tepees For The Tribe
EMPHASIS: To connect Seven Teachings with Action, not words, with Fair Trade opportunity in a collaborative setting, ‘Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i’ will illustrate the amazing results when positive energy is applied to the Carrie’s ‘Truth Within’ in the redefined workplace.
PORTRAYAL: Footage will be shown of Barrie Rose of HGTV fame, and Barrie’s HGTV co-star from Waimea, discussing their inspiring passion for living a native-origin alternative off-grid lifestyle. Carrie, the ‘Truth Within’ star of ‘Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i’, will use her passion to shape “How-To Tiny Home Hawai'i” for national syndication on HGTV.
Scene 6: Envious Lifestyle of Passion
EMPHASIS: To add entertainment to ‘Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i’ the soundtrack will be live recordings of the Optimistic Vibe Band performing at Music For The People beach events around the island.
PORTRAYAL: In preparation to entertain, Summer Washko will be filmed processing Balance & Renewal to provide well-rounded wellness via Meditation For The People. ‘Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i’ will show Summer hosting/explaining Music For The People pot luck sunset beach gig delivering Gathering of Optimism to Marta Barreras at Kohala/Konaside beach pavilions from Ho’okena to Honoka’a, and interviewing footage with Richard Bodien, and David Gnomes.
Final Scene: ‘Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i’ closing scene will be footage of all the film stars manning the booth at the Portland Tiny House Conference. The fading final image/still is Portland Airport scene of film stars heading to Austin, Texas with Willie Nelson’s bandmate, Steven ‘Mudslide’ Welsh, to introduce Music For The People’s ‘Welcome Home’ project to Toby Keith.
Own a Great Painting to support a Great Film Documentary!
To kick off the start of the film documentary ‘Optimistic Vibe Hawai'i’, Artist Robert John Cook is offering a limit of five paintings, sized 12" x 12", oil with palette knife.
“Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i”
A film documentary of collaboration partners making our entry into the Sundance Film Festival following four+ years of research and consultation with the Small Business Development Network of the University of Massachusetts, and the University of Hawai’i.
The purpose of ‘Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i’ is to show an Interesting Path to Happiness, as lived and shown by the Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i Team through footage of Social Media/Blog Updates for HGTV Tiny Home Nation from the Action of Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i Team as they Go back 400 Native Years to a time of global Happiness and bring Happiness to life in a handcrafted Tiny Home Village in Hawai’i as the Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i Team builds Aloha Ola Ana Pomaikai (Love Living Happiness).
Opening Scene: Interesting Path to Happiness
Vibrant positive energy of Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i Team with an active vibe in the Hawai’i Island community. The community recognizes the Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i Team’s “Interesting Path to Happiness” via Tiny Home Sisterhood and responds with support and encouragement.
Film Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i Team as collaboration partners making our entry into the Sundance Film Festival following four+ years of research and consultation with the Small Business Development Network of the University of Massachusetts, and the University of Hawai’i. Film an Interesting Path to Happiness, as lived and shown by the Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i Team through footage of Social Media/Blog Updates from the Action of Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i Team. Film Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i Team as we go back 400 Native Years to a time of global Happiness and bring Happiness to life in a Tiny Home Hawai’i Village the Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i Team build called Aloha Ola Ana Pomaikai (Love Living Happiness). Film the Tiny Home Sisterhood hosting their “How-To Tiny Home Hawai’i” event at several beach locations around the island and capture public response of support and encouragement.
Scene 1: Native American 'Shoulder To The Wheel’
Going back 400 Native Years to a time when humankind was the Happiest on the planet Earth. “Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i” will illustrate the reason for the Happiness: The global Seven Teachings of Love, Honesty, Respect, Truth, Courage, Humility, and Wisdom.
Film Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i Team’s native pride in Action by honoring John Trudell’s Native American 'Shoulder To The Wheel’ by showing Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i Team as artists, musicians, and writers standing on the shoulders of Wampanoag Nation’s Iyanough with Pilgrim William Brewster in 1620 with Seven Teachings of Love, Honesty, Respect, Truth, Courage, Humility, and Wisdom. Film streamlining iPhone Blog Updates as Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i Team navigates Kickstarter and learns to understand publishing our film documentary for Max Gail, to invite his cameo appearance. ‘Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i’ will showcase interviewing Kiana, a currently homeless female Military Veteran with children, and discussing/showing hands on activity supporting Kiana’s awakening being applied to Tiny Home Big Heart project for Oprah.
Scene 2: Future Built with Action Not Words
Depicting the Self-Sustainability of Happiness through Collaboration using Seven Teachings, ‘Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i’ will highlight the comparison between Passion and Happiness by comparing our community, Aloha Ola Ana Pomaikai, to the successful Pilgrim Mayflower sustainable community ‘Plimoth’ that flourished 400 Native Years ago using Self-Sustainability techniques.
Film Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i Team building Aloha Ola Ana Pomaikai with Native Pride as a Cultural Gift to the beautiful Hawai’ian People. Film Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i Team inspiring Michael E.V. Knight’s with Future Built with Action Not Words for a like-minded community. Film Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i Team celebrating website completion buzz to inspire Sisterhood to create video building Resource Center for Lori Singer to invite her cameo appearance. Film Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i Team update social market/blog as artists, musicians, writers getting started on large collaboration project. Footage will show Author Robert John Cook (et al) being interviewed and discussing their inspiring, intellectual, and uplifting viewpoints and perspectives that connects the proven sustainable practices of ‘Plimoth’ and Optimistic Vibe’s self-sustainable Tiny Homes at our Aloha Ola Ana Pomaikai community in Hawai’i.
Scene 3: Native Fair Trade
‘Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i’ will highlight 400 Native Years past when society valued Happiness more than they valued Money, and how Fair Trade/Barter was the tool of currency.
Film Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i Team collaborating to inspire Winona LaDuke with Native Fair Trade. Film Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i Team posting social marketing/ blog updates to inspire Board of Advisors to organize Fair Trade Program for Winona LaDuke to invite her cameo appearance. Filming of Education For The People action will provide colorful action of entertaining details of ‘One Hand Up’ on-the-job training at the Tiny Home Sisterhood’s ‘Tiny Home Resource Center’. Film Tiny Home Sisterhood demonstrating Fair Trade of a ‘One Hand Up’ opportunity for Tiny Home ownership, Employment, and Community at Aloha Ola Ana Pomaikai.
Scene 4: LoveLiving Journey
‘Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i’ will feature Happiness by combining Seven Teachings with Love from the genius of Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘Your Passion is a Spiritual Gift’, Honesty from Wright Brothers’ ‘We just knew’, Respect from Walt Disney’s ‘The distance between Vision and Reality is a To Do List’, Truth from Steve Jobs’ ‘Passion pulls You’, Courage from John Lennon’s ‘Evolution to overcome Fear’, Humility from His Holiness Dali Lama ‘Self-Confidence can change the world’, Wisdom from Oprah Winfrey’s ‘Passion leads to Purpose’.
Film Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i Team on-the-job translations of Seven Teachings via the genius of Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘Your Passion is a Spiritual Gift’, John Lennon’s ‘Evolution to overcome Fear’, Walt Disney’s ‘The distance between Vision and Reality is a To Do List’, Steve Jobs’ ‘Passion pulls You’, Wright Brothers’ ‘We just Knew’, and Oprah Winfrey’s ‘Passion leads to Purpose’. Film Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i Team living Pono Seven Teachings to inspire Vicki Strauss’ with LoveLiving Happiness. Film Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i Team as Happiness synchronistically opens doors to Gifts of Passion lead to Purpose (re: Oprah’s message). Film Tiny Home Sisterhood building 'Tiny Temple’ scaled model to Meditate with my Gratefulness for Vicki Strauss to invite her cameo appearance to show processing self-discovering to support Vicki’s awakening of her ‘LoveLiving Happiness’.
Scene 5: Tiny Home Hawai’i
To connect Seven Teachings with Action, not words, with Fair Trade opportunity through One Hand Up’s Tiny Home Hawai’i in a collaborative setting, ‘Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i’ will illustrate the amazing results of Happiness when positive energy is applied to ‘Truth Within’.
Film Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i Team connecting Seven Teachings with Action, not words, via Fair Trade opportunity. Film Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i Team responding to One Hand Up’s Tiny Home Hawai’i. Film a collaborative setting of Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i Team illustrating the amazing results of Happiness when positive energy is applied to their ‘Truth Within’. Film Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i Team first night in Tiny Home Hawai’i to inspire Kristie Wolf with Tiny Home Hawai’i. Film Tiny Home Sisterhood building 'LOVE’ scaled model, Create Event, and Host How-To Tiny Home Hawai'i for Kristie Wolf, to invite her cameo appearance. Footage will be shown of Kristie Wolfe inspiring passion for living a native-origin alternative off-grid lifestyle. The ‘Truth Within’ star of ‘Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i’ will use her passion to shape “Tiny Home Hawai'i” for national syndication on HGTV.
Scene 6: Lifestyle of Happiness
From our entertaining social marketing/blog updates for HGTV, the Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i Team will select media that supports a HGTV Lifestyle in Hawai’i for HGTV-lovers Tiny Home Nation, specifically Portland’s HGTV Tiny Home Nation. To add entertainment with an island vibe to ‘Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i’, the soundtrack will be live recordings of the island’s Optimistic Vibe Band performing at Music For The People beach events, Kanekapila Gatherings, Open Mic’s, and House Concerts (public and private) around the island.
Film Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i Team inspiring Buffy Ford Stewart and Henry Diltz with Lifestyle of Happiness by showing Buffy and Henry “Really speak with fire, Who can inspire, A celebrity maybe, I would make it an inspiring art piece, With great music and images, And children Creating, Painting, Building, Action, Fun, Where is the MADNESS???, Make people fall in love with this, Images, Color, Music, Fun, Professional!!!!!”. Film Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i Team, led by Summer Washko, entertaining social marketing/blog updates with select media that supports a HGTV Lifestyle in Hawai’i for HGTV-lovers Tiny Home Nation, specifically Portland’s HGTV Tiny Home Nation. Film Summer hosting live recordings of the island’s Optimistic Vibe Band performing at Music For The People beach events, Kanekapila Gatherings, Open Mic’s, and House Concerts (public and private) around the island. Film Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i Team and Summer Washko with a lifestyle enjoying island living, taking our VW Camper Van to Ho'okena Beach Wednesday Night and hosting an Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i event for beach music footage for Buffy Ford Stewart and Henry Diltz, to invite their cameo appearance. In preparation to entertain, Summer Washko will be filmed processing Balance & Renewal to provide well-rounded wellness via Meditation For The People during the day, at night hosting Music For The People pot luck sunset beach gig and delivering Gathering of Optimism to Marta Barreras at Kohala/Konaside beach pavilions from Ho’okena to Honoka’a, and interviewing footage with Richard Bodien, and David Gnomes to show “Really speak with fire, Who can inspire, A celebrity maybe, I would make it an inspiring art piece, With great music and images, And children Creating, Painting, Building, Action, Fun, Where is the MADNESS???, Make people fall in love with this, Images, Color, Music, Fun, Professional!!!!!”.
‘Optimistic Vibe Hawai’i’ closing scene will be footage of all the film stars manning the booth at the Portland Tiny House Conference. The fading final image/still is Portland Airport scene of film stars heading to Austin, Texas with Willie Nelson’s bandmate, Steven ‘Mudslide’ Welsh, to introduce Music For The People’s ‘Welcome Home’ project to Toby Keith.