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#Spontaneous Discussion# 3. President of LES BID Interview at 100B

I was at 100B Graffiti shop in the Lower East Side talking to the one and only Mark Miller of President of the LES BID. (http://www.lowereastsideny.com/)Check the behind the scenes "undakova" inconspicuous interview.

5_25_10 5_52 PM _Interview with Mark Miller of the LES BID

What is the LES BID?
The LES BID provides a variety of services to promote economic activity and improve the quality of life in the Lower East Side. Efforts are tailored toward assisting property owners and merchants who are in the Lower East Side Business District, and improving the quality of life in the community. Services include beautification efforts like street cleaning, graffiti removal, tree plantings, and holiday decorative lighting installations; economic development and business assistance in the form of storefront, security camera, and website development grants; and validated 3-hour free parking for shoppers, as well as discounted rates for merchants. The LES BID also markets the neighborhood…

Original Music Composed By Undakova for Commercials and TV spots.

I won't spoil the surprise of what company I will be working with but I recently got my music into a commercial that will be on television. Yay. Believe me when I tell you its the ish! Here are a few of the songs I created to be submitted for the commercial so you can get an idea of why I love what I do. Let me know which one you like the best.

Undakova Track 1
Undakova Track 2
Undakova Track 3

Small Biz Big Impact Conference

BLOGGING LIVE FROM THE EVENT: This is a great conference set up of 3 panels.



PANEL 1: GETTING TO THE BUCKS
David Rose - newyorkangels.com
Jennifer Wright - ecoincorporated.com
Don DiMartini - nybdc.com
Pravina Raghavan - sba.gov
Steve Kessler - scorenyc.org

PANEL 2: MAKING THE MOST OF TECHNOLOGY
Rasu Jilani - cdtbk.com
Jay Greenstein - ragnewyork.com
Ben Kaufman - quirky.com
Nelly Yusupova - digitalwoman.com
Ramon Ray - smallbiztechnology.com

PANEL 3: PREPARING FOR THE TURNAROUND
Jessica Johnson - johnsonsecuritybureau.com
Lisa Price - carolsdaughter.com
Sarah Endline - sweetriot.com
Rob Walsh - nyc.gov/sbs
Maria Gotsch - nycif.org


I am excited to hear more about Lisa Price which is a small business out of Brooklyn called Carol's Daughter. During the second panel of "making the most of technology" it was fun to hear the debate about where'd or not to create a business plan. Now I am goin to check out Rasu Jilani of Coup D' Etat and Nelly Yusupova of DigitalWoman.com.…

Self Suffice the Rapoet

The Rapoet appears (performances, lectures, and workshops) at venues ranging from cafes to colleges, receiving praise from poets like Alice Walker ('08) and MCs like KRS ONE ('09). Recently, he performed at Yale University, hosted the Hartford Hip-Hop Festival with Rock Steady's Crazy Legs (Nov. '09), and continues leading workshops on positive self-expression for inner city youth.

IN my opinion Self Suffice is one of the best that ever did it in the LES. Check out his music here Self Suffice's Music