September 8, 2010

Portland Buy Local Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 Portland Downtown District Conference Room

Board members in attendance: Chris Busby, Bill Duggan, Nancy Lawrence, Joan Leitzer, Stacy Mitchell, Kristen Smith, Briana Courneya, John Rooks, Stuart Gerson, Joe Gervais

Stacy opens the meeting.

Minutes for August were approved.

Board Elections

  • 8 board members are up for renewal.
  • Stacy motioned to renew the entire slate. All in favor.
  • A motion was made to bring Joe Gervais on the board. All in favor.
  • Due to time conflicts, Kathy Palmer has requested to be moved from the Board to the Advisory Committee.

A nomination was made to continue the current slate of officers:

  • John will continue as Secretary for two years. All in favor.
  • Bill will continue as Treasurer for two years. All in favor.
  • Stacy will continue as Vice President for two years. All in favor.

IndieBiz Awards

John gave an update on IndieBiz.

  • Planning is going well.
  • Ads will be run in The Bollard and West End News.
  • Posters will be up and around town 10 days prior to the event.

Web Site Project

John gave an update on the website project.

  • The board approved that 3c32 will be awarded a contract for the not to exceed fee of 11K
  • It was decided that no special (rotating ads or logos) visibility will be given to Sustaining Members.
  • A “thumbs up” model for site visitors to rank members was given the “thumbs down.”
  • It was decided that selling single promotional items (t-shirts, stickers) was not possible at this time due to inventory and logistics.
  • It was decided that any special photography needs for the site will be driven by the site design and discussed as needed.

Meeting adjourned.

Next meeting is October 13, 2010 Minutes recorded by John Rooks.

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