I've sent the following to a core group of about 25 persons who responded affirmatively to mailings early last week. In posting it here, it is my aim to broaden the reach beyond those on the original list, which admittedly is incomplete. If you're feeling excluded as an independent business owner, please don't be. We must begin somewhere, and there'll be time for precision as we go along. Thanks.
The Buy Local/NA Independent meeting will be held upstairs at Wick's on Wed., November 17. Come as early as 6:00 p.m. to chat and brainstorm, with official business at 7:00 p.m.
Please share this information with other business owners. As a rule of thumb to get this ball rolling, it is my opinion that New Albany's city limits define participation.
Here is a simple agenda:
Independent Business Group Informational Meeting
November 12, 2010
Objective: A brief informational meeting to discuss “shop local” campaigns and independent business groups and to assess the interest in starting an independent business group in our community.
Welcome and introductions—Roger Baylor
Impact of shop local campaigns—Andy Terrell
Information about UEZ-sponsored shop local fliers—Andy Terrell
Basics of independent business groups—Ann Baumgartle
Please make sure to fill out an interest assessment before you leave.