Thanks and kudos to the 40-plus persons in attendance last night at the "NA First" independent business/buy local meeting, and to Andy and Ann for their legwork. Special thanks to Wick's for their generosity.
There were many good ideas offered and connections made.
The overarching theme: Prepare the organizational foundation first, with clarity about intents and objectives, and only then proceed toward implementation. This is a long-term process, and as we know, New Albany wasn't built in a day.
The gathered information is being sorted, and there'll be a more detailed report once the mailing list is updated. Patience, please ... we all have indie small business day jobs, don't we?