LBMA General Meeting Minutes 02/03/17

Long Beach Merchants Association                    Regular Meeting

Friday, February 3, 2017 8:00 AM

Benson’s by the Beach

 

CALL TO ORDER 8:06 am

INTRODUCTIONS (5 min)

President Karl Hintz, Vice President Ariel Smith, Treasurer Laura Smith, Secretary Sarah Gentry, Board Member Holli Kemmer, Ragan Myers, Guy Glenn, Leanne Anderson, Russell Maize, Jay Personius, Laura Smith, Carla Curtis, Andi Day, B Walton, Jennifer Travis, Linda Brown, Traci Brown

APPROVAL OF MINUTES (1 min)

January 6, 2017 – Regular Meeting – Motion to approve the 01/06/17 Minutes (Laura Smith/Holli Kemmer) – All Ayes

TREASURER’S REPORT (2 min)

No change from 01/06/17 Regular Meeting

MEMBERSHIP REPORT (2 min)

For the 2016/2017 dues we have 83 members already signed up and paid. In order to continue the effort towards 100 members, divvyed up outstanding merchants between members in attendance.

NEW BUSINESS (10 min)

Discussion regarding training successor and/or succession plan of events.

Discussion regarding adding volunteer interest check boxes to Membership letter

UNFINISHED BUSINESS (10 min)

See Above under “Membership Report”

Ongoing General Meetings will be held at Pioneer Tavern – Motion to approve ongoing General Meetings to be held at Pioneer Tavern (Holli Kemmer/Laura Smith) – All Ayes

MERCHANT MINUTE (10 min)

Brown’s Coastal Market – Traci Brown and Linda Brown

Have been open about 1 year now and is doing well. They are doing catering and delivery. Starting to provide groceries to local hotels and condos. Enhancing Gluten Free options

COMMITTEE REPORTS (15 min)

LBMA Events: [Chair (Supervising Board Member)]

  • Clam Festival [Russel Maize/Leann Anderson (Ruth Ann Hocking)] Russel Maize and Leann Anderson – Date(s) 4/19/17 & 4/30/17. Extended Beer Garden hours. Longer music, eliminate coupon book, sponsor letters are going out, working on logo, expanding sponsorship. Will hold event even if you can’t dig this year.
  • Beach to Chowder Run/Walk [Jeff Harrell/Dustin Mead (Laura Price)] – No one in attendance
  • SandSations [Karl Hintz (Karl Hintz)] President Hintz – Had a recent discussion with Bert regarding continued interest in event
  • Jake’s Birthday [Wendy Murry (Ariel Smith)] Ariel Smith – Starting to book entertainment
  • Holidays at the Beach [Orchid Cavett (Holli Kemmer)] No one in attendance
  • LBMA After Hours [Holli Kemmer (Ruth Ann Hocking)] Holli Kemmer – Confirmed 2nd Thursday in December

 

OTHER REPORTS (15 min)

Non-LBMA Events: [Chair (Entity)]

  • World Kite Museum & Kite Festival [Holli Kemmer] Holli Kemmer – Booked Featured Flyer, Hotel, and entertainment for Beer Garden and DJ
  • Loyalty Days [Bob Andrew (Loyalty Days Foundation)] Regan Myers – 67th Annual event – theme is “I Pledge Allegiance” and have 10 entries to date – 6 of which are bands
  • Surf Perch Derby [Marla Johnson (Long Beach Lion’s Club)] Regan Myers – Meeting with Marla on Tuesday and will have an update at next meeting
  • Summerfest/Columbia Pacific Farmer’s Market [Ragan Myers (City of Long Beach)]
  • Port of Ilwaco [Guy Glenn Jr.] Guy Glenn – Working on grants and projects at this time
  • Port of Peninsula [Jay Personius] Jay Personius – Testing charging station for electric vehicles. Wil do a Ribbon Cutting. Working to rebuild bathrooms on Bolstad
  • Long Beach Elk’s Lodge [Maureen Gilbert (BPOE No.1937)] No one in attendance
  • Wellspring Community Network [Vinessa Karnofski] No one in attendance
  • Cache Dash Splash Geocaching Event [Laurie Freeman] No one in attendance

LBMA Appointments

  • Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board [Karl Hintz] Andi Day – New maps are done (Discovery Maps, 2017 Events, Beach Visitor’s Guide). Had annual Board Retreat and determined to work on Strategic Marketing Plan. Hosting Inaugural Pacific Co. Summit 5/17/17 at Chinook School and Events Center. Opened Satellite location in Chinook that is only open weekends at this time and had 99 visitors in January 2017
  • Liaison to Long Beach City Council [Jerry Phillips/Holli Kemmer] Holli Kemmer – Meeting Monday – will have an update at next meeting
  • Liaison to Ocean Park Chamber & Ilwaco Merchant Association [Laura Price] Laura Price – Saturday Market filling up

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS (2 min)

  • Long Beach City Council: 7:00pm, City Hall (1st & 3rd Mondays)
  • Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board: Noon, TBD (2nd Thursday)
  • LBMA Board: 8:00am, Benson’s (3rd Friday)
  • LBMA General Meeting: 8:00am, Pioneer Tavern (1st Friday)

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

President Hintz adjourned the meeting at 9:27 am