June 17, 2009

Portland Buy Local June Board Meeting Minutes Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Portland Downtown District Conference Room

Board members in attendance: Chris Busby, Nancy Lawrence, Joan Leitzer, Susan Tran, Stacy Mitchell, Kristin Smith, Kathy Palmer, Judy Halpert, Bill Duggan

Advisory Board members in attendance: Elise Loschiavo, Jan Beitzer

Susan opens the meeting.

Membership Committee

  •  The membership drive was a success with 272 total members, a 78% renewal rate, and 70 more people in the directory than last year.
  • We are having problems with the directory in regards to the size and scope of the map. One idea is that we do maps by zone, or doing away with a map altogether in the interest of getting the directory out by Independents Week.
  • Kristen will circulate directory printing quotes for review.
  • Bill makes a motion to spend $4,000 above revenues for printing. The motion is approved.

IndieBiz Awards

  • Kathy gives a recap on the awards. The event was a total success and netted $800 above expenses.

Marketing Committee:

  • Elise updates everyone on the 10% shift campaign. It ran the month of June in many local publications.
  • The committee is in the process of printing and ordering new tshirts based on February’s Be Passionate campaign poster design.
  • The board approves a $100 expenditure for Nancy to print new Buy Local tote bags.

Executive Committee

  • Stacy is updating the logo usage policy and will have a draft for the next board meeting
  • There will be a full annual finance report at the next meeting
  • Board member renewals will happen at the next meeting
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