June 8, 2011

Buy Local Board Meeting

June 8, 2011

In attendance: Elliot, Judy, Sue, Jan, Joe, Mary, Bill, Nancy and Brianna.

Motion to accept last meetings minutes. All in favor.


Executive committee is focusing on subject of hiring a paid staff person

June Low Down:

  • Conference in Skowhegan:
  • Jan is driving, 12-7pm
  • Kennedy Smith is key note speaker

Indie Biz Awards (Mary):

  • Daniel (co-chair) and Mary met
  • Decided on Tuesday, October 18th for date of event
  • Rental fee is $400 up front (space cost is $300 and $100 for staff)
  • Cash bar
  • John, Mary and Daniel are meeting next week
  • Will try to meet with Ian before he leaves Space
  • Have 8 interested volunteers
  • Interested in having:
    • Buy Local cocktail competition
    • Local MC

Volunteer Committee:

  • Committee met May 26th
  • Nancy and Judy handed chair position to Brianna
  • Directories arrived last week and were dropped off at PDD and Videoport
  • PDD delivering directories to Old Port businesses end of this week
  • Volunteers delivering next starting next week until complete


  • Steven is doing a Buy Local video and has nine people so far being interviewed (including Chief Craig and Chellie Pingree). Video wrapping up soon.
  • In July we are promoting “Keep it in the loop”
  • Nancy making extra 90 totes
  • Mary Allen may take all totes
  • Buy Local ad in Down East magazine
  • Independence Week:
  • Using “keeping it in the loop” image
  • Independence day at Monument Square: July 29th from 7am-1pm
    • Printing dollars to give out on July 29th which customers can take and use in participating businesses (limit one per customer, dollars have expiration date and table staffer will hand directly to people)
    • Nancy will send out email for volunteers for table
    • Cake from Foley’s
    • Calling it our birthday, rather than anniversary. This is our 5th birthday!


  • Debate over back page of directory – two members want space
  • To be fair, we will open back cover up to lottery (anyone who wants to pay price will be put into lottery for space)
  • Kristen will send an email to members asking them to review the category their business is under in the new directory
  • Next member mixer is at Lucid Stage

Thank you sustaining members!

Aikido of Maine   /   Allagash Brewing Co.   /   Andrew and Debra Tenenbaum   /   angela adams   /   BENCHMARK Residential & Investment Real Estate   /   Bull Feeney's   /   Caravan Beads   /   Casco Bay EyeCare   /   Casco Bay Frames & Gallery   /   Coffee By Design   /   CornerStone Building & Restoration   /   CrossFit Beacon   /   The Fish & Bone   /   Green Clean Maine   /   Joan Leitzer   /   Teel Law Office, LLC   /   Liquid Riot   /   Longfellow Books   /   Maine Business Immigration Coalition   /   Malone Commercial Brokers   /   Marsh Agency   /   Max Ashburn   /   Nine Stones   /   No Umbrella Media, LLC   /   Nomads   /   OTTO   /   Philip Spalding   /   Port Property Management   /   Portland Downtown   /   Portland Farmers’ Market   /   Portside Real Estate Group   /   Renys Department Store   /   Rich Nowak   /   Runaways Run Club   /   Sebago Brewing Company   /   Stacy Mitchell   /   Summit Case Management Services, LLC.   /   The SunriseGuide   /   Tsunami Tattoo   /   University Credit Union   /   University of Southern Maine   /   Wellness Connection of Maine   /   Young’s Furniture

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