Meeting Minutes
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Meeting Minutes

October 24, 2016

SHOP BELLEVUE OHIO met at Long Way Home Restaurant on Monday, October 24, 2016, at 8 a.m.  Attending:  LeRose Meadows, Jeannie Gore, Paul Davenport, Tom Long, Judy Miller.


BUNTINGS to be returned to Candy Depot from Fenn Realty and First Choice Ohio.

CORNSTALKS need to come down after Halloween Parade.  Tom Long will ask his son & daughter-in-law to take them down and deliver to Jeannie's pasture.

SCARECROW CONTEST.  LeRose did thank-you letters.  Jeannie will deliver the trophy to the winner:  Bellevue Hospital.  Need participation 'Thank-you' flyers for participating businesses to post.  Tom will check with Missie.

NOVEMBER FIRST THURSDAY, 11/3.  ART@106 is featuring Jim Andrews' hand-carved wizard wands.  Gilbert's & Candy Depot will be open.  Can one of participants please do a flyer & promote?

Girl Scouts will stuff coupon bags for us.


SHOP SMALL SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25TH.  NEED A 'WOW'! PROMOTION!  NEED YOUR IDEAS!  E-mail and share your thoughts on how to get people downtown and into locally-owned businesses.  American Express sent 200 canvas shopping bags this year; Jeannie had a sample to show.  Judy made a motion to have the bags lettered with our logo; Jeannie seconded; approved.  
(Cost was $2.00 per bag last year.)  What is best way to get the bags OUT into the community?  We'll add coupon bags, what else?  Craft shows?  Should we do it ahead of Thanksgiving?  (Maybe coordinate promo w/Open House dates for Russell's & Golden Acorn, instead of waiting until after Thanksgiving?)  
Do we do a Raffle Basket?  Share your thoughts!  

CHILI COOK-OFF, FEBRUARY, 2017.  LeRose printed some forms for Janell.  Host:  Long Way Home Restaurant.  Need Co-Chairs to handle the event.  LeRose will out with surgery.
'Celebrity Competition' - LeRose will contact the Schools to see if they will 'compete'.  Need 3 judges.  

Judy announced that she will retire as Secretary of the group next year; need a volunteer to take minutes, etc.  Chairman is also needed.  LeRose has done the job for 2 years.  

NEXT MEETING will be Monday, November 14th, 7 p.m. at Gilbert's Place.

Respectfully submitted, Judy Miller, Secretary

October 10, 2016


Shop Bellevue Ohio met at Gilbert's Place at 6:30 p..m. on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016

ATTENDING:  Jeannie Gore, Deb Long, Tom Long, Missie Long, Janell Davenport, Judy Miller.

NKP CONVENTION SHOPPING EVENT.  Judy is working on flyer.

SCARECROW CONTEST:  Jeannie has picked up many of the donations.  Over $400. collected so far.  
Tom suggested doing a Flyer to say 'Thank You' to all participating businesses, that each business can post.  Missie & Tom will work on one.
Funds to be split -  a photo is needed of Tanhan presenting a check for the Backpack Program.
It was agreed that this Contest will take place again next year, to run for the entire month of October.

ZOMBIE WALK.  No word on if we have a chairman for 2017.

FINANCIAL.  Report presented.  Invoices going out for last Seasonal Guide ads.


COUPON BAGS.  Jeannie has bags, coupons.  There will be a Stuffing Session next Monday, 10/17, at Providence Baptist Church. at 6 p.m.  Volunteers are needed!**
(**LeRose and Judy are unable to attend.  Volunteers, please text Jeannie asap so we know how many workers we'll have!

SHOP SMALL SATURDAY.  November 26th. Saturday after Thanksgiving.  Jeannie registered the group with American Express.  Promotional materials should be provided by Amex.  
We need a WOW! Promotion - and need to get the word out, so people Shop. In. Bellevue.
The 1st year was good; 2nd year ho-hum.
Think of ideas; do some research; bring your thoughts to next meeting, on October 24th.  That only gives us a month.

CHILI COOK-OFF. February, 2017.  It was agreed to ask the local Nursing Homes to do the 'Celebrity Competition'.

NEXT MEETING will be Monday, October 24th, at 8 a.m. at Long Way Home Restaurant

LONG WAY HOME RESTAURANT is doing an Oktoberfest on October 25th & 26th.

Submitted by
Judy Miller, Secretary

Sept. 26, 2016

Shop Bellevue Ohio met at Long Way Home Restaurant at 8 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.
ATTENDING:  LeRose Meadows, Keith Jesse, Janell and Paul Davenport, Jeannie Gore, Rob Moore, Tom Long, Judy Miller.

LeRose opened the meeting.  Fall decorations were installed downtown on Saturday morning. Many thanks to the Attica Hub and Perry's Plantation, for donating the materials; and to Rob Moore, Paul Davenport, Alicia Robles, Keith Jesse, and John Miller for helping with the installation.  Scarecrows are up around town as well; see the complete list on the website or Facebook.

The Zombie Walk went off well, with over 20 participants.  The children loved getting made up at Gilbert's Place, and loved showing it off; Mike Mazzaro & Nick led the walk; Bellevue Police Auxiliary helped with traffic along the parade route; donations helped the 'Winterize our Kids program.  Thank you to the Mazzaro Family for all their efforts. Picnic in the Park had fewer attendees. Firemen grilled hotdogs, Rob Moore made baked beans, Keith Jesse donated watermelons, and Senior Girl Scouts helped serve, and with signs to encourage people to stop.  Thank you to all who helped and donated.
Discussion was held on whether to continue with the Walk.  It was a smaller crowd, but there was a lot going on.  Keith will ask his co-worker if he's interested in chairing an event next year.  Jeannie would like a photo of presentation to clothing closet to post.

Rob Moore volunteered to help as photographer for events.  Tom Long volunteered his daughter, Amy, to help as well.

Read more: Sept. 26, 2016

SBO Meeting Minutes, Sept. 12, 2016

SHOP BELLEVUE OHIO met at Gilbert's Place on Monday, September 12, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.
ATTENDING:  Keith Jesse, Jeannie Gore, Janell Davenport, Rob Moore, Paul Davenport, Judy Miller.
Judy called the meeting to order in LeRose's absence.

MEETINGS.  Proposal made to have one breakfast meeting a month, and one evening meeting a month, to try to accommodate varied schedules.  Keith said Monday is the only good day for him, and he suggested going back to 1st and 3rd Mondays, to allow occasional appearance at City Council.  Mornings don't work for Janell.  After discussion, it was agreed that the next meeting will be held on Monday, Sept. 26th at 8 a.m. at Long Way Home Restaurant.  Jeannie will confirm with the Longs.  Further discussion on dates to follow.

BUNTING BANNERS provided by SBO need to be returned.  Please return to Candy Depot.

Read more: SBO Meeting Minutes, Sept. 12, 2016

SBO Meeting Minutes - Aug. 2, 2016

SHOP BELLEVUE OHIO met on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at 7 p.m. at Gilbert's Place.  
Present:  LeRose Meadows, Chairman,  Tanhan Hicks, Jeannie gore, Janell Davenport, Judy Miller, Keith Jesse, Jennifer Mazzaro, Nick Mazzaro, Chris Beamer.

LeRose introduced Chris Beamer, from Mad River & NKP Railroad Museum.  
Chris spoke about the NKP Railroad Historical Society Convention, meeting in Bellevue on October 15th.  Chris asked Shop Bellevue Ohio to assist with an afternoon event for spouses to provide an experience and promote our local businesses.  Time frame is between 1 and 5 p.m.  Tanhan suggested a Shopping Scavenger Hunt.  It could involve a Map, a puzzle, to determine the clue to the next location, and provide an overview of the area. 
Other ideas:
A bag of clues w/letters inside.  Each store comes up with its own clue; at the end, come up with a phrase to solve a puzzle.  It could be timed.
Each person registered gets a bag.  It needn't be confined to the downtown.  Starting point would be the Railroad Museum Gift Shop.   
It was suggested that the information be put out in advance, so the attendees know what to expect, and possibly boost attendance.  Businesses wishing to get involved, let us know asap.  Contact List of Businesses involved is needed.  Consider a giveaway item or discount at YOUR business to registrants.  You may also want to think of special items to offer for souvenirs, snacks, etc.

Read more: SBO Meeting Minutes - Aug. 2, 2016

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