SFMade Blog

April Newsletter: Create Your Own Locally Made Adventure

Posted by | Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 | No Comments

 

sfmadeNewsletterHeader-v3
SHOP LEARN DONATE


Upcoming Programs
Hiring Made EasierTuesday, April 1st

This workshop will teach you everything you need to know about hiring employees and complying with all of the applicable laws and regulations. SFMade Orientation

Tuesday, April 8th

Come learn what we do and how we help manufacturers.
How to Manufacture Locally for Apparel and Sewn Products

Tuesday, April 29th

If you’re planning on producing apparel or sewn products, this workshop is for you!

UPDates and member events
Logo Usage Guide for SFMade MembersHey SFMade members, it’s easy to rep the SFMade brand! Check out our handy guide, which includes an order form for free SFMade stickers, table tents, and other collateral. YouthMade is Back!

Interested in hosting a youth intern at your business? Contact claire@sfmade.org for details.

 

Open Jobs with SFMade Members
Marketing Manager, Josh VelaKitchen Prep & Festivals Assistant, King KnishMore here…

SFMade Job Board

SFMade members can post a job on SFMade’s Job Board, and we’ll help you screen for qualified candidates too, including for seasonal hires! Email job descriptions to claire@sfmade.org.

SFMade Week: Create Your Own Adventure & Celebrate Locally Made
banner-1

Do you want to learn how to use a CNC machine, print your own letterpress cards, or make holistic facial products? 

Maybe learn how to make chocolate truffles and sip wine with a crew of San Francisco’s winemakers?

How about shop for locally made clothing and then tour Speakeasy brewery?

Well, now you can. Ok, technically during May 5th through 11th you can.

The SFMade Week calendar is full of fun activities presented by SFMade and our manufacturers, and we’ll be adding even more events in the days to come.

You’ll find:

Free Factory Tours

sm_factory 3

Classes and workshops

sm_hands 2

Makerhoods

sm_map

Beer & Wine Trail

beer

Pop-Up Shops & Sales

shop

Ramp it Up!

riu_2014 copy

 

Space is limited for select activities, so reserve your spots early!

 

Company Spotlight

Mission Motors

Mission_Motors

Many businesses start with people building things in garages. For the guys at Mission Motors, it was electric motorcycles. But to get there the team needed the parts and the technology to build an electric motor, which didn’t exist. So, they started making them from scratch. 

Mission Motors now sells electric and hybrid powertrain products that they design and manufacture for other vehicle companies. They contract with other companies in the Bay Area for many of their parts and finish the product in their San Francisco factory and office.  Their sister business, Mission Motorcycles, builds electric motorcycles.

“Being here is all about the people,” said Chris Zach, Director of Business Development. “We are able to hire the best people in the country because we are based in San Francisco.” The company has 32 employees in their SOMA factory.

Last month, Mission Motors hosted 17 high school students as part of a tour for Inside Manufacturing, a new SFMade program that exposes high school students to San Francisco’s manufacturers. “Our staff really enjoyed the opportunity to share what they’re doing, and the kids asked really insightful questions about the technology and business,” said Zach.

The Monthly Goods:

Spirit Decanters from Reclamation Etchworks

ReclamationEtchworks_Whisk(e)y

Product We Love:  These bottles were rescued from a broken and recycled fate to become elegant laser-etched decanters. Finally, a product that’s swanky, upcycled, locally made, and makes us look like classier drinkers. Want one? Find them here.(Scroll to the bottom of the page to subscribe to their newsletter.)


SFMade Founding Partners

City of San Francisco, Rickshaw Bagworks, Citi, FHL Bank San Francisco, Anchor Brewers and Distillers, Wells Fargo, Levi Strauss & Co, Ritual Coffee Roasters, Cayson Culinary Designs, Hanson Bridgett, New Resource Bank, Pacific Waterfront Partners, Bank of America, McRoskey Mattress Co, TechShop, BayPoint Benefits, DODOCase, North Point Advisors, and Insperity.

SFMade’s mission is to build and support a vibrant manufacturing sector in San Francisco, that sustains companies producing locally-made products, encourages entrepreneurship and innovation, and creates employment opportunities for a diverse local workforce. SFMade is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit corporation.

sfmade.org

facebookTwitter ig pinterest