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Minutes

Business Development Commission

 

 

Meeting Date:

June 29, 2009

Meeting Called to Order:

4:17 p.m.

Meeting Adjourned:

4:35 p.m.

Next Meeting Date:

July 23, 2009  4:00 p.m.

 

1.  Call to Order

2.  Roll Call

 

Name

Present

Absent

Greg Bratcher

x

 

Charlie Downs

 

x

Diane Drollinger

x

 

Diane Lamboley

x

 

Corwin Macklin

x

 

Chalegne O’Brien

 

x

Aimee Rich

 

x

Patricia Richards

 

x

Kimberly White

x

 

 

 

Also Present

Present

Absent

Mayor Gerry Welch – Council Liaison

X

 

Steve Wylie – City Manager

X

 

Roger Grow – Staff Liaison

X

 

                                                 

3.  Review & Approval of Minutes:   May 28, 2009

 

A Motion was made by:

Bratcher

The Motion Seconded by:

Drollinger

 

Motion to approve May 28, 2009 minutes as submitted

 

Ayes:

5

Noes:

0

Abstain:

0

Absent:

4

 

MOTION APPROVED:

Yes:  x

No:

 

 

 

 

4.  Subcommittee Update on Website Progress

 

Wylie provided an update of the work of the subcommittee, which met once, and should complete its work with one more meeting.  A request for proposals will be sent to Webster businesses with expertise in web design.  While there are 3 such businesses listed with city merchant licenses, others such as public relations, advertising, and community relations companies also may have web design expertise.  Drollinger to provide list of local businesses with web design expertise from her work experience.

 

5.  Topics for Future Endeavors

·     Holiday Season

 

Need for a calendar of events and understanding of resources committed to the Christmas holiday season if there is to be a coordinated effort to maximize the benefits.  BDC will facilitate a meeting with reps from Old Orchard, Old Webster, Crossroads, Yorkshire, and City Parks Department on Thursday, July 16, 8:15 a.m. at City Hall to learn what everyone is doing and to get coordinated.  May need a coordinator to make it happen.  Need market research component to guide next year decision making.

 

 

·     Farmers’ Market

·     Attracting New Businesses to Webster Groves

·     Packaging Info for New Businesses

·     Other:  Note new BDC roster with updated email addresses.

 

6.  Next meeting:  July 23, 4 p.m.

 

7.  Adjournment:  4:35 p.m.