Webinar: Using Economic Development Funds to Create Incentives for Healthy Retail

Posted by on February 01, 2010

Planning for Healthy Places and the Healthy Corner Stores Network invite you to join the upcoming webinar: Using Economic Development Funds to Create Incentives for Healthy Retail – which will be held Tuesday, February 9, 2010, 12:30pm – 2:00pm, Pacific Time.  Please note NEW start time.

This call will outline how economic development tools and financing mechanisms can be leveraged to work with small corner stores to increase the availability of healthy choices and create new business models for small food retail.  Presenters will discuss the opportunities and limitations of economic development tools and offer ideas for how partnerships with local economic development agencies and small store owners can deepen the impact and sustainability of their healthy corner store work.

The speakers include:

* Jennifer Stokes, Myrtle Ave Brooklyn Partnership, will provide an overview of the economic tools available to small store owners.
* Richard Keit, San Jose Redevelopment Agency, will discuss how façade improvement programs can be deployed to improve bottom line for food retailers and increase food access for residents.
* James Johnson Piett, Urbane Development, will offer recommendations for working with local government to match incentives to retailer needs.
* Brianna Almaguer Sandoval, The Food Trust will present on the forms of technical assistance needed to prepare food retailers to take advantage of economic development incentives by sharing lessons learned from the PA Fresh Food Financing Initiative.

To join the call:

Planning for Healthy Places is now using WebEx, an online meeting program, for our TA Calls. Please register for this FREE webinar in advance at http://webex.com. Registration typically takes under 5 minutes to complete. Login information will be included on the Webex confirmation email received after registration.

If you have not used WebEx before, please try logging in 15 minutes before the start of the presentation. If you have any trouble joining the conference or loading the WebEx software on your computer, please call WebEx Technical Support at 866-229-3239.

Topic: Using economic development funds to create incentives for healthy retail
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Time: 12:30-2:00 pm PST
Meeting Number: 576 667 835
Meeting Password: planning123

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If you do not plan to join via a computer with web access, email swatkins@phlpnet.org and Scott will provide you will call-in instructions.

For assistance during the call:
1. Go to https://rwjf.webex.com/rwjf/mc
2. On the left navigation bar, click “Support”.

Technical Support

We will have limited technical support available if you have trouble logging on to the webinar or hearing the audio.  Scott Watkins will be available by phone (510-281-5620), email (swatkins@phlpnet.org), and Webex chat beginning approximately 20 minutes before the webinar.

Audio Information

The audio for the webinar will be broadcast through your computer’s speakers or headphones.  If you are able to hear sound on your computer, then you should be able to hear the webinar audio.  Please check that your computer has sound enabled before the webinar.

The playback of UCF (Universal Communications Format) rich media files requires appropriate players.  To view this type of rich media files in the meeting, please check whether you have the players installed on your computer by going to https://rwjf.webex.com/rwjf/onstage/systemdiagnosis.php

Browser Information

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Other Details

The presentations will not be available before the webinar.  Within about a week of the webinar, we will post the presentation and a recording of the webinar on http://healthyplanning.org.  We will send out an email to all registrants when those resources are available.  If you have questions for the presenters, you can ask them using the Q&A box.  We have planned for about 20 minutes of questions after the main presentation.

WebEx will automatically set up Meeting Manager for Windows the first time you join a meeting.  To save time, you can set up prior to the meeting by clicking this link:  https://plh.webex.com/plh/meetingcenter/mcsetup.php

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  This WebEx service includes a feature that allows audio and any documents and other materials exchanged or viewed during the session to be recorded.  By joining this session, you automatically consent to such recordings.  If you do not consent to the recording, do not join the session.

Planning for Healthy Places works to engage public health advocates and practitioners in the land-use and economic development decision-making process throughout California. We develop tools for training advocates in the relationship between the built environment and public health, and provide technical assistance for creating and implementing land use policies that support healthier communities.

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