Albert Adventures

Introducing Albert Adventures.

I like adventures. Friends have often remarked that hanging out with me and wandering Portland (or Black Rock City) is fun because of the various twists and turns things take. No adventure is the same. There is not a point A and a point B. You may meet new people and make new friends.  You’ll come away with stories and memories.

Do you have friends or family members in town who have some free time and are curious to see the sites with a unique guide?

Contact me @ albert@albertideation.com and let me know your time frame and let’s see what magic we can make happen!

Price negotiable. Kid friendly – NO Pets.

Albert Kaufman December 2016 Working Together

Surveys

Surveys

Here’s an example of a survey I created on a local issue. Surveys work great to find out information which can guide future behavior and action.


I’ve been staying near the Belmont Dairy Building and I sense the loss to the neighborhood since Zupan’s closed. (Background article below). I’m pretty sure most people who live near this location and all of the area small businesses and shops are feeling the lessening of traffic (customers/clients), too.

I created a survey to gauge interest in bringing another food source to this location. If this topic interests you, please try this survey out. It’s 4 questions. And, if you know something I don’t know, feel free to PM and I’ll update the survey. Thank you.

http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07edtb1pd6iyzbfnds/start

http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2017/01/09/after-20-years-zupans-will-close-its-belmont-store.html

– ideas: Green Zebra; New Seasons; Whole Foods; Co-op; Farmer’s Market (like Pike’s Place); Nature’s Choice; something else.

From the website of the owners of the property:

Belmont Dairy

Completion Date: 1996
Budget $14M
Scale – 85 Apartments – 26,000 SF Retail – 62 Parking Spaces

Located just 1-1/2 miles from Downtown Portland and along a major public transit route, the Belmont Dairy exemplifies the potential for quality urban living in a high-density environment. The project involved the adaptive reuse of a 70-year old dairy in the core of the Sunnyside Neighborhood and Belmont Business District, and serves as a national model for mixed-income, mixed-use development. Sitting vacant for five years, the new owners transformed the Dairy into a community landmark offering 66 apartments for residents earning less than 60% of area median income, 19 market rate loft apartments, 26,000 square feet of retail space including a specialty grocer, and 62 shared parking spaces for residents and commercial patrons. Significant portions of the original dairy were salvaged and a green building program was implemented to reduce overall energy and water use. The development sparked a major revitalization of the surrounding neighborhood. The Belmont Dairy received numerous awards including a Governor’s Livability Award and Business for an Environmentally Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Innovation Award and remains a model project nationally.

Belmont Dairy Building - Surveys

Working Together

Working Together: How to Prepare

So, you’ve decided that you’d like to do a better job of marketing your business/cause/non-profit/self/project and you’ve come to me for help – Great! Here are some steps to take before we can work together effectively.

    1. Gather your email addresses into a spreadsheet. If you are already using an Email Service Provider such as Constant Contact you may already have this step covered. If not, you’ll want to download your email contacts from wherever they live. Some typical places might be: Outlook; Gmail; LinkedIn; Hotmail; MSN; Yahoo or your Mac’s address book if you’re using MacMail. Do a little sleuthing and you’ll find instructions on how to download from any of these platforms into a spreadsheet that you can work with.
    2. Segment Your Lists. Once you have your emails in a spreadsheet you’ll want to create some columns to segment (categorize) your list.  The more columns, the better. Typical things people often segment people by: zip code; relationship (friend, family, business associate, customer); age; birthday; anything that makes a contact different from another one is a reason to create a column. Once you have your columns set up – run through your list and put an “X” in every box that makes sense – ie, a person can be part of more than one list – you may want to reach out to someone for multiple reasons.

      Why to segment your lists - working together

      Why to segment your lists – Thanks, Sumo!

    3. Learn Best Practices. At this point if you want to get an idea of my thinking have a look at one or more of my training videos.
    4. Join My List. If you’re not already receiving my business newsletter – sign up. This will help you see the process I use in my business and it’s something similar to what I’ll advise you to create if you don’t already have something like this set up.

    5. Extra credit – if you don’t already have a Constant Contact account – let me know and I will sign you up for a trial. I’d be happy to do this and it will help me help you customize  your account.

If you’ve made it to this point, it’s time to get in touch and we can get started.  Thanks for reading this.  I’m always open to feedback – so feel free to let me know if this has been helpful or not. I look forward to working together.

 

Albert Kaufman
February 7, 2017

Albert Kaufman December 2016 Working Together

Snowbeings 2017

Portland, Oregon, USA has just had a week of snow and ice. This is a very unusual experience and most people who are from here or who have lived here for a while went through a much slowed down time. For many it was difficult to go anywhere – driving was kept to a minimum – gold stars for those who could have driven but didn’t. And for those who drove less than they normally do. And all the sidewalk shovelers!  Massive kudos.

Among all the snow and ice we had a lot of creativity pop-up. And neighborliness.  Nextdoor was a useful tool for people to inform one another of various issues – from frozen gutters to homeless shelters needs – it’s been very busy. Here, for your enjoyment and very little editing (captions coming some day soon, maybe) are photos taken by SE Portlanders of what they made and found along the way. Enjoy – feedback always welcome in the comments section below, or via email. And now.. on with the show!