May Community Events – 2017

Calendar

Every Sunday

Dededo Flea Market
5:00 a.m. to about 10:00 a.m.
Farmers Co-op – intersection of W. Santa Monica Blvd. and Route 1, or Marine Corps Drive, in Dededo.

Asan Flea Market
5:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m./9:00 a.m.
Located in Harley Davidson parking lot

Every Tuesday

Agat Night Market
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Next to Mayor’s Office

Yona Rulz Showdown
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Next to the painted carabao and Buenas Market
Hot food and local produce

Farm to Table at Kitchen Lingo
4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
We have locally grown produce for sale in front of Kitchen Lingo in Agana. Located behind Bank of Hawaii.

Every Wednesday

Chamorro Village Wednesday Night Market
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Local produce, island cuisine, arts and crafts, and souvenirs.

Every Thursday

Mangilao Night Market
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Located between Santa Teresita Church and the Mangilao Senior Citizens Center
“Flea Market” style, with hot food and refreshing drinks, local products, produce, toys, clothes, plants, music, and raffle prizes.

Every Saturday

Dededo Flea Market
5:00 a.m. to about 10:00 a.m.
Farmers Co-op – intersection of W. Santa Monica Blvd. and Route 1, or Marine Corps Drive, in Dededo.

Every Fourth Sunday

Ginen I Tano Street Market
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Inalajan on San Jose Ave., in front of the G. Flores History Center and Hotnu Bakery

Every first Wednesday of the month

CORE Pesticide Applicator Certification Exam
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Guam EPA Agency, Tiyan Barrigada
For additional information, contact Betwin Alokoa at 671-300-4758 or Betwin.Alokoa@epa.guam.gov

May 12, 2017

The ABCs of Applying for a Microloan with USDA-FSA

UOG Jesus & Eugenia Leon Guerrero Bldg.
School of Business & Public Administration
Anthony A. Leon Guerrero Multi-Purpose Room #129

8:30 am – 11:00 am

FREE OF CHARGE

Presented by: Miki Miyasato, Doreen Rivera, Thomas Nii, & Jane Ray

Getting the needed funds to purchase farm equipment and supplies can be hard for startup and existing farming business. Understanding the key factors that affect loan decisions and knowing the application process might ease the pain of the loan application process.

The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is here to give you some ideas on:

  • whether or not you are eligible;
  • what are the allowable loan purposes; and
  • what they will look at when they receive an application

Register at: http://pisbdcn.ecenterdirect.com

For more information, contact Guam SBDC office at 735-2590 or visit http://pacificsbdc.com

May 16, 2017

Who is Farm to Table Guam and How Can We Help You?
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Coast360 Federal Credit Union
Community Room, 1st Floor
No Fee

Need assistance with any of the following? We can help!

  • Starting a farm
  • Writing a business plan (anything agriculture related, even restaurants if you plan on using local produce)
  • Budgeting
  • Record keeping
  • Selling your produce
  • Marketing
  • Farming tips
  • Becoming CORE certified (EPA requirement for properly handling pesticides)
  • Becoming registered with the Department of Agriculture

This meeting is geared towards farmers, value-added producers, or any food related businesses that plan on using local produce. It is open to the public, even members of the community that are simply interested in learning what we do. No RSVP needed. We’ll discuss our goals, what we have done in the past and in what ways we are able to assist.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 671-647-0100 or info@farmtotableguam.org.

May 19, 2017

Introduction to Social Media Marketing
9:00am – 11:30am
Registration Deadline: 5/18/2017 12:00 PM (ChST)
Fee: None
Location: UOG Leon Guerrero SBPA Bldg. Room#148, First Floor, Mangilao GU 96923

This workshop will cover online marketing basics to guide you in developing marketing strategies through social media. You will: Understand what social media is and its role in helping your business reach your target customers. Discover top social media platforms, Learn how to use these platforms, and Learn how businesses are utilizing it as well in in their communication, branding, marketing, and market research. This workshop will give you a foundation on social media marketing and provide you with some tools to engage your customers and to keep them thinking about your business whenever they need your service or products.

Sign up here: https://pisbdcn.ecenterdirect.com/events/signup/3907

May 19 – 20, 2017

Agana Heights Coconut Fair
Agana Heights Mayor’s Office Grounds
Friday 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

May 26, 2017

Managing Credit for Financing
8:30am – 11:00am
Registration Deadline: 5/24/2017 12:00 PM (ChST)
Fee: $20.00
Location: UOG Leon Guerrero SBPA Bldg. Room#148 , Mangilao GU 96923

Obtaining bank financing can be a roadblock for startup business and existing business. Understanding and managing owner’s personal credit are keys to success if financing is the only option available for your business. In this workshop, we will examine the basic facts of credit reporting and factors that affects credit score. It also covers several distinct areas in which will assist individual business owners to read and resolve errors on credit report, tips on managing personal credit, and the basic requirement on the SBA guaranteed loan program. This workshop will prepare small business owners when financing is needed down the road.

Sign up here: https://pisbdcn.ecenterdirect.com/events/signup/3885

May 26 – 28, 2017

Agat Mango Festival
Agat Community Center
Friday 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m
Saturday/Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

An enjoyable event for both participants and visitors with a platter of mango activities, contest, displays, entertainment, food and fun.

For more info, call 671-565-4335 or email webmaster@mangofestivalgu.com

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