Meeting Minutes
Sunday, 19th November 2017

Meeting Minutes

October 2, 2017


Attendees:  LeRose, Jeannie, Judy, Joseph, Mary, & Alicia at the Candy Depot

Finance Report:
none

Advertising:

Attica Hub:

Sandusky Register:
$80 per business card size ad.  November 19th publication (Sunday prior to Shop Small Saturday, November 25th).  Jeannie to request deadline.

Seasonal Guide:
Cost is $55 or less if Business is on SBO website and $60 if they are not.
Christmas Guide ad deadline is Oct 20 and will be published on Nov 4th.

Scarecrow Contest:
27 entries.  Encourage businesses to post pictures of their entries.

Decorate downtown with cornstalks:  
700 cornstalks were placed around the downtown street light posts.  Thank you notes need to be sent to Kathy Roeser & Asset Team, Mel Poeppelman, George & Sandy, John & Judy, Alicia, Cindy Mira, Jan Scagnetti, and the event sponsors:  Committee to Grow Bellevue, Croghan Colonial Bank, and Firelands Federal Credit Union.  Ask Asset team or Boy Scouts to take down cornstalks in mid-November, but no later than November 18th.  When taking down the cornstalks, have the corn removed and advertise the corn as squirrel feed.  Suggest placing cornstalks around the gazebo at Central Park next year (without the corn).  Check with Sberna’s to see if corn removed next year for maze can be used downtown.

Candy Cane Shopping Spree:
December 2nd from 1pm to 4pm.  Event where parents can bring their kids downtown to shop.  Parents can relax at Gilbert’s Place while High School students take the kids shopping at downtown businesses, then get them wrapped at Gilbert’s Place.  Checking into opening other downtown locations for local businesses without a brick and mortar store.  Participating businesses must respond by November 1st and contribute a $10 donation to cover costs.  Checking with the Willows, Orchard Grove, Bellevue Care Center, Flat Rock, etc to also participate.  Businesses not located downtown can participate if they contribute the $10 donation by having the shopper show their receipt to have their present(s) wrapped.

Chili Cook-off:  
February 1st at Bellevue Middle or Elementary School.  Jeannie to verify which location.  Soup must be prepared in an approved kitchen.  Discussion to expand from just chili to soup in general.  Have ‘People’s Choice’ award.  Possibly have a Military challenge.  LeRose to check.  Ask school choir to sing military songs such as:  Anchors Away, the Marine’s Hymn (the Halls of Montezuma), etc

Next meeting locations:  
Oct 16th at Bone Boys Catering (next to Pizza Wheel)

Nov 6th at TBD

Minutes respectfully submitted,
Alicia Robles

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