June 12th Board Meeting, 2013

Board Meeting 6/12/13, 8:30am

In attendance: Brianna, Allen, Doug, Elliott, Michelle, Joe, Tony, Will, Jan, Kristen

Budget:

  •  1,400 surplus up until now.
  • 1000 donation, two years on the books
  • Our costs will exceed income – ok with current growth of org. offset by reserves
  • Kristen: now we can promote our merchandise better, stronger website
  • Marketing – radio is big ad, print ads, etc.
  • Budget passes

Doug motioned, ? seconded

Executive Session:

  • Voted to use Local Economy for payroll processor moving forward. Tony motioned, Brianna seconded
  • Also consider memic for comparable quotes etc. Tony motioned, Doug seconded

May Meeting Minutes: Elliott motioned, Allan approved

Marketing:

  • Old Port Festival – rates are determined by member with storefront (versus non-profit rate)
    • Better location in the future? Perhaps worth it for directory distribution, etc. $100 rate to be included
    • Great to put together event kit in the future – specifically a branded tent ($100+)
    • Boost up tent higher for better banner visibility
    • Tshirt design
      • Videoport, Longfellow, CBD ordered in 2012
      • 50 is minimum order – Tony will order some
      • Printing through State of Mind? Unisex
        • Liberty Graphics to be added to list for production quote
        • Brianna will send out call for Tshirt quotes
        • Tote bags – black and cover of directory?
          • Kristen is on this
          • Problem of sales tax – need to research this, how much this would cost us to file separately
            • See Marshall and Libby for 1099 (Joe and Kristen will take this on)
            • Independents Day – tent and table from OPF
              • Foley’s, nametags
              • Napkins, plates, …
              • Volunteers from 7am-1pm
              • Local bucks? No.
              • Mixer – 24th at Otto’s
                • need better turn-out from our Board
                • Ambassador business cards
                  • See Curry printing

Directory:

  • Allen + Joan for West End
  • Michelle on Riverside
  • Need to clear boxes from PDD entrance
  • Longfellow instead for 10 extra boxes?

Indie Biz Awards:

  • We need a committee!
  • Auction coordination – Board help and Thalassa. Tony will help in September
  • Try for SPACE again
  • October 8th or 9th? Too early? Maybe 15th or 22nd instead.
    • Possible committee helpers – Bri, Will (if it is later date), Tony

Newsletter:

  • OPF recap, mixer, Independents, directories, Individual membership, national story

Strategic Planning:

  • Committees should be meeting ahead of time, etc.

New Board Recruitment:

  • Deb Tenenbaum – not free until September
  • Rob from Paper Patch – may come on in August
  • Elise Loschiavo – Coast of Eden
  • Erin from Flea-for-All, invite to August Board meeting
  • Ellen from Dobra Tea
  • Max board is 18 members

Perch Meeting:

  • Mobile version of site – about $2000 …is this too high?! Tony and Jan will follow up on this
  • A lot is contingent on how we proceed with membership – won’t be determined until August
  • Overall we need to wait until after Strategic Planning session

Consulted with BuoyLocal –Ki Smith – gift certificate at participating members. (Tony)

>        Bruce Wilder, Local LMC.

>        Evaluate whether this fits our mission, etc.

 

Thank you sustaining members!

Aikido of Maine   /   Andrew and Debra Tenenbaum   /   angela adams   /   BENCHMARK Residential & Investment Real Estate   /   The Brand Company   /   Bull Feeney's   /   Casco Bay EyeCare   /   Casco Bay Frames & Gallery   /   Coffee By Design   /   CornerStone Building & Restoration   /   The Fish & Bone   /   Goodwill Industries of Northern New England   /   Green Clean Maine   /   Joan Leitzer   /   Liquid Riot   /   Longfellow Books   /   Marsh Agency   /   Nine Stones   /   Nomads   /   OTTO   /   Peter Metsch   /   Philip Spalding   /   Old Port Magazine   /   Port Property Management   /   Portland Downtown   /   Portland Farmers’ Market   /   Renys Department Store   /   Sebago Brewing Company   /   Supreme Clean   /   The SunriseGuide   /   Thurstons Wicked Good Burgers   /   Tsunami Tattoo   /   University Credit Union   /   Vervacious   /   XPress Copy

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