Meeting Minutes
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Meeting Minutes

Shop Bellevue Ohio Meeting, April 18, 2016

ATTENDING:  LeRose Meadows, Jeannie Gore, Janell Davenport, Stephanie Buchanan, Jennifer Mazzaro, Judy Miller, Guest Aaron Wilson, Clyde BPA.


MEETING START:  LeRose opened the meeting at 7:00pm held at the Bellevue Library conference room

GUEST SPEAKER:  Jeannie introduce Aaron Wilson of the Clyde Business and Professional Association.  Aaron talked about the Clyde Coffee Crawl, scheduled for this Saturday, and about the organization's structure and how they operate.  Sixteen businesses are in the Coffee Crawl, all listed on a punch card.  With 8 business validations on the card, it can be turned in for a free coffee and entered into a prize drawing.  Their Business Expo, held last week, had 35 businesses involved.



·         SHOP HOP.  Discussion held on staging a Shop Hop between Clyde and Bellevue this summer.  Businesses in both towns would be on a punch card; validations needed from both town to enter for prizes, etc.  Aaron will take the project to his Board for approval.  Discussion to continue.  Jeannie and LeRose will chair this event.  Time suggested is last week of July, to cover Clyde's Sidewalk Sales and Bellevue's first Open Air Market.


·         SAFE E-COMMERCE SITE.  LeRose spoke to Mayor Strecker, who took the idea to the Police and Fire Chiefs.  Full support from the City, with sites to be at the Fire Station and Police Station.  Chief Kaufman will design the sign.  Target date to introduce the program is June 2nd, First Thursday


·         GREEN COUPON BAGS.  Business owners:  get YOUR business noticed!  500 bags will be filled with store coupons, business cards, information on your business.  Provide 500 items to be included by May 2nd.  Keep message generic (no expiration dates, as these bags will be used all year).  Size:  business card minimum to half-page maximum.  Drop off at Gilbert's Place or Copper Top.  Bags will be stuffed on First Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Library, with Library Teen Volunteers helping.


·         Janell suggested posting meeting minutes on the website monthly.


·         Jeannie said that we need to do something about First Thursdays, as people don't come out.  Jeannie moved to eliminate First Thursday.  Janell seconded her motion.  No vote taken at this time.  More input needed from businesses. 


Planning underway for these 2016 First Thursday events:

·         June.  First Responders, event at Fire Station.  Introduce Safe E-Commerce Sites.

·         August.  Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest.  Pet Parade, coordinated by the Rec. Dept.  Discussion & planning can be at Dog Park Committee meetings, with groomers, vets. etc. invalid.

·         September.  Picnic in the Park, with Firemen grilling hot dogs, etc.

·         November.  Honor our Vietnam War Veterans.


Submitted by Judy Miller, Secretary

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