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Mon, 2014-04-14 18:50

Issue Date: 14 April 2014
Reporting Period: 04 April 2014 – 13 April 2014

Business of the Week
Business Name: Kesennuma Shipbuilders Group [new business]
Business Profile:
Four shipbuilding companies: Kosaba Shipbuilders, Kitoura Shipbuilders, Sawada Shipbuilders, and Yoshida Shipbuilders have merged together to move forward in recovery.


The six proposers of this union

A merge launching celebration was recently held to celebrate the additional joining of Ishikawa Electrics, Onodera Iron Works, and Keiyado Company in addition to the four original companies.

With our experience in working with Sato Shipyards and Oikawa Denki, MakiBiz will support the shipbuilders group of Kesennuma holistically, beginning by helping them with application for funding.



  1. Milestones for the Quarter
    • Milestone 1: Client In-take
      • GREEN: on-going
      • Total number of business owners that we contacted to date: 167 (+1 since last report)
      • Total number of jobs created or recovered: 119 (+/- 0 since last report)


    • Milestone 2: The Center

      PROGRAM

      • MakiBiz Marketing Seminar – How to Expand Your Market with the Power of Design
        • Delving deeper into the content discussed in the February intro seminar, we at MakiBiz and Takeru Kasama of Communa Translation Design held our first workshop on April 9th. This workshop consisted of one-hour one-on-one consultations with Mr. Takei, where he listened to attendees, reviewed the current state of business, and gave advice on what to focus and improve upon to achieve long-term goals. We will continue these one-on-one consultations next week and will also hold these sessions on the 30th to accommodate client requests. In next week’s seminar we also plan on going over how to best use the advice given and come up with basic business concepts.


    • Milestone 3: MakiBiz Build Back Better Tohoku Request for Proposal program
      • GREEN: MakiBiz and Architecture for Humanity need to monitor the project schedules.

        Updates:

        Yamayo Suisan: COMPLETED
        Sasaki Tekko: COMPLETED
        Yamadai Utsumi Suisan: COMPLETED
        Wakaba Kindergarten: COMPLETED
        The completion ceremony was held on the 5th and the kindergarten was able to open its doors on April 7th. We also received a generous donation from MUJI in support of the opening!
        Tesuki Washi Ushiogami: COMPLETED
        A shoji making workshop led by the washi master Tsukahara has been scheduled for April 12.
        Baikado: IN CONSTRUCTION
        The foundation’s rebar was reinstalled last week and concrete pours will begin on the 11th. Since there has been a one month delay in construction, we are currently confirming the date of completion will fall in mid-June or mid-July.

        Oikawa Denki: PRE-CONSTRUCTION
        The clients have applied for a building permit, which is projected to come in three weeks. Construction is scheduled to start by the end of April and finish in late August.
        Konpiramaru: SCHEMATIC DESIGN
        The architect, client and our team held a successful meeting last week and spoke about budget and scope. Currently the architects are revising the design and will have schematic designs completed within the next two weeks. Construction is set to be completed at the end of July.

        Tamiko Abe: SCHEMATIC DESIGN
        The architect, client and our team held a successful meeting last week and spoke about budget and scope. Currently the architects are revising the design and will have schematic designs completed within the next two weeks. Construction is set to be completed at the end of July.

  2. Red Flagged Issues:
    • In the beginning of April we recruited a new Communications Associate. We are still looking to recruit one Business Coordinator and one Grant Writer/Fundraiser.
      Scheduled Completion (10/30/2012). NEW Anticipated Completion (4/30/2014)




End of Weekly Report

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