The Circus is Coming to Town!

Join us on May 30th at the Long Beach approach – Bolstad West to see the Circus! Showings are at 5:30 and 7:00 pm, tickets can be purchased on site or at the following locations.

Okies Sentry Market
World Kite Museum
Stowe Mechanical
Kiss of Mist – Ocean Park
The Great Escape – Long Beach

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

 

LBMA General Meeting Minutes 01/06/17

Long Beach Merchants Association                    Regular Meeting

Friday, January 6, 2017 8:00 AM

Lightship Restaurant @ Chautauqua Lodge, Long Beach

 

CALL TO ORDER

President Hintz called meeting to order at 8:05 am

INTRODUCTIONS (5 min)

President Karl Hintz, Vice President Ariel Smith, Treasurer Laura Smith, Secretary Sarah Gentry, Board Member Holli Kemmer, Board Member Ruth Ann Hocking, Ragan Myers, Marcus Shucker, Patty Rolfi, Guy Glenn, Susan Carney, Chris Carney, Lois Roberts, Jeff Parker, Bob Pensworth

APPROVAL OF MINUTES (1 min) June 3rd, 2016 – Regular Meeting – Motion to approve the 6/3/16 Minutes (Holli Kemmer/Laura Smith) – All Ayes October 7th, 2016 – Regular Meeting – Motion to approve the 10/7/16 Minutes (Holli Kemmer/Ruth Ann Hocking) – All Ayes November 4, 2016 – Regular Meeting – Motion to approve the 11/4/16 Minutes (Holli Kemmer/Laura Smith) – All Ayes TREASURER’S REPORT (2 min)

Treasurer Laura Smith provided report:

01/2016-12/2016 Actual Total Expense $10,425.27 & Actual Net Income $4,325.73

01/2016-12/2016 Budget Total Expense $11,110.00 & Budget Net Income $190.00

01/2017-12/2017 Proposed Budget Total Expense $13,615.00 & Proposed Budget Net Income $35.00

Motion to approve Profit & Loss Budget vs. Actual Jan – Dec 2016 (Guy Glenn/Holli Kemmer) – All Ayes

MEMBERSHIP REPORT (2 min)

For the 2016/2017 dues we have 80 members already signed up and paid. In order to continue the effort towards 100 members, will plan to divvy up outstanding merchants at next month’s meeting.

NEW BUSINESS (10 min) Long Beach Circus – LBMA has taken on responsibility of ticket sales for Circus. Will continue discussions regarding marketing and possibility of pre-paid ticket sales as LBMA will not have possession of tickets until about 30 days prior to circus.

Regan Myers – Recommend part time person to oversee committee for every event. Lengthy discussion regarding pros and cons. Will re-address if/when budget allows.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS (10 min)

Determine new location to hold LBMA meetings – See Below “Merchant Minute” details

MERCHANT MINUTE (10 min)

Karl Hintz – Lightship Restaurant – Business closed effective 01/01/2017

Discussion regarding new location(s) to hold LBMA meetings. LBMA may continue to meet at Lightship Restaurant Feb and March 2017.

Other possible meeting locations included: Kite Museum, Chautauqua, Train Depot, and Elk’s. Also discussed possibility of coffee service and/or LBMA members sign up each month to bring in breakfast snack for meetings.

COMMITTEE REPORTS (15 min)

LBMA Events: [Chair (Supervising Board Member)]

  • Clam Festival [Russel Maize (Ruth Ann Hocking)] An employee of Russel Maize will attend next month’s meeting to give report
  • Beach to Chowder Run/Walk [Jeff Harrell/Dustin Mead (Laura Price)] No one in attendance
  • SandSations [Karl Hintz (Karl Hintz)] Ragan Myers – State Park Permit has been sent in and paid. President Hintz – No additional update at this time.
  • Jake’s Birthday [Wendy Murry (Ariel Smith)] No new update at this time
  • Holidays at the Beach [Holli Kemmer (Ruth Ann Hocking)] Holli Kemmer – More people in attendance this year than the last few years. Feels 1 weekend was better than 2 weekends in the past. Need new Chair and Co-Chair for 2017
  • LBMA After Hours [Holli Kemmer (Ruth Ann Hocking)] – Holli Kemmer – Went well however attendance was low due to rescheduling issues due to weather.

 

OTHER REPORTS (15 min)

Non-LBMA Events: [Chair (Entity)]

  • World Kite Museum & Kite Festival [Holli Kemmer] Ragan Myers – Windless Kites 1/21/17 & 1/22/17 – Longest running indoor kite event in North America
  • Loyalty Days [Bob Andrew (Loyalty Days Foundation)] Ragan Myers – Theme is “I Pledge Allegiance” – Shelton High School is looking to bring marching and concert band to LB for Loyalty Days.
  • Surf Perch Derby [Marla Johnson (Long Beach Lion’s Club)] Holli Kemmer – Believes this is still happening and is working on scheduling at this time.
  • Summerfest/Columbia Pacific Farmer’s Market [Ragan Myers (City of Long Beach)] Schedule of events is in the works. Looking to focus on hands on activities, tribute bands and cultural education.
  • Port of Ilwaco [Guy Glenn Jr.] Guy Glenn – Chinook dredge sank and trying to get dredge to Ilwaco. New bakery in Port Bistro location and will be opening later this year.
  • Port of Peninsula [Mary Delong/Jay Personius] Mary Delong has retired – No one in attendance
  • 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
  • Ohana Media Group – Representative provided info to those in attendance regarding On-Air auction 1/21/17

LBMA Appointments

  • Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board [Karl Hintz] Nothing new at this time
  • Liaison to Long Beach City Council [Jerry Phillips/Holli Kemmer] Below provided by Ragan Myers:
  1. •All 4 parade road closure permits have be submitted to WADOT for 2017 events
  2. •All 10 state parks special events permits have been sent in and paid for.
  3. •Gave information on Events Logistics Checklist and Promotions of Festivals and Events
  4. •National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament January 14th at IHS
  5. •Crab Feed if they have Crab is the 14th, $18 per person for 1 crab dinner
  6. •Jazz and Oysters August 19th in Long Beach, new venue this year.
  7. •9 Softball Tournaments have been scheduled in Long Beach for 2017
  8. •Operation Homeless Connect takes place January 26th, 2017
  9. •Shoeboxes of Joy met their goal for 2016
  10. •Attending WTA with Natalie on the 24th in Olympia
  11. •Brochures for businesses are on the back table
  • Liaison to Ocean Park Chamber & Ilwaco Merchant Association [Laura Price] Nothing new of OP Chamber – Ilwaco: Guy Glenn – Don Nesbit is President now. Saturday Market is on schedule.

 

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, Lightship (1st Friday)

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

President Hintz adjourned the meeting at 9:35 am

LBMA General Meeting Minutes 11-4-16

Long Beach Merchants Association                     Regular Meeting

Friday, November 4, 2016, 8:00 AM

Lightship Restaurant @ Chautauqua Lodge, Long Beach

 

CALL TO ORDER
President Hintz called the meeting to order at 8:02am.

INTRODUCTIONS (5 min)
President Karl Hintz, Treasurer Laura Smith, Secretary Ariel Smith, Guy Glenn Jr., Nick Benas, Sarah Gentry and Bee Walton.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES (1 min)
Did not have a quorum.

TREASURER’S REPORT (2 min)
Treasurer Laura Smith provided a report – total $66,026.05

MEMBERSHIP REPORT (2 min)
For the 2016/2017 dues we have 71 members already signed up and paid. Continue the effort towards 100 members.

NEW BUSINESS (10 min)
Long Beach Circus – Ragan Myers had received notice that the Long Beach Circus would no longer be supported by the Lions Club. She proposed that the LBMA possibly take over the event. All that it really entails is the sale of tickets, which the LBMA would keep some of the profit on. Bee from the Driftwood RV Park mentioned that she would help sell the tickets and distribute them to local businesses. President Hintz wanted to leave this on the agenda and discuss it later as time goes on. He would like to know the deadline for either agreeing to the responsibility or not.

Addition to the Membership Form –  Bee from the Driftwood RV Park wanted to suggest that the membership forms include a phone number or email so that the members can contact someone with questions.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS (10 min)
Storage Unit Clean Up- This is a reminder about the Merchant’s storage clean-up on November 5th from 10-12. Anyone that can come help is encouraged too.

MERCHNAT MINUTE (10 min)

None

COMMITTEE REPORTS (15 min)                                                                                                        

LBMA Events: [Chair (Supervising Board Member)]

  • Clam Festival [Russel Maize (Ruth Ann Hocking)]- Secretary Smith mentioned that she had spoken to Leanne who works for Chris and Russel about the budget requests.
  • Beach to Chowder Run/Walk [Jeff Harrell (Laura Price)]-No one at the meeting.
  • SandSations [Karl Hintz]- Wants to hold a wrap-up meeting soon.
  • Jake’s Birthday [Wendy Murry (Ariel Smith)]-No update
  • Holidays at the Beach [Holli Kemmer (Ruth Ann Hocking)]-It was mentioned that HATB is still in need of volunteers.
  • LBMA After Hours [Holli Kemmer (Ruth Ann Hocking)]- No one in attendance.

OTHER REPORTS (15 min)

Non-LBMA Events: [Chair (Entity)]

  • World Kite Museum & Kite Festival [Holli Kemmer]- No one in attendance.
  • Loyalty Days [Bob Andrew (Loyalty Days Foundation)]- No one in attendance. Surf Perch Derby [Marla Johnson (Long Beach Lion’s Club)]- No one was in attendance.
  • Summerfest/Columbia Pacific Farmer’s Market [Ragan Myers (City of Long Beach)]- No one in attendance.
  • Port of Ilwaco [(Guy Glenn Jr.)]- There will be dredge work done in Ilwaco and Chinook in the upcoming months.
  • Long Beach Elk’s Lodge [Maureen Gilbert (BPOE No.1937)]-Not in attendance
  • Wellspring Community Network [Vinessa Karnofski]-Not in attendance.
  • Port of Peninsula [Mary DeLong (Jay Personius)-Not in attendance.

LBMA Appointments

  • Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board [Karl Hintz] – No one in attendance.
  • Liaison to Long Beach City Council [Jerry Phillips] – No one in attendance.
  • Liaison to Ocean Park Chamber & Ilwaco Merchant Association [Laura Price] – No one in attendance.

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 by the Beach (3rd Friday)
  • LBMA General Meeting:, 8:00am, Lightship (1st Friday)

ADJOURNMENT

President Hintz adjourned the meeting at 8:45am

LBMA General Meeting Minutes 10-7-16

Long Beach Merchants Association                     Regular Meeting

Friday, October 7, 2016, 8:00 AM

Lightship Restaurant @ Chautauqua Lodge, Long Beach

 

CALL TO ORDER
President Hintz called the meeting to order at 8:02am.

INTRODUCTIONS (5 min)
President Karl Hintz, Treasurer Laura Smith, Secretary Ariel Smith, Holli Kemmer, Guy Glenn Jr., Nancy Hillis, Doug Miller, Ruth Ann Hocking, Mike Myers, Ragan Myers, Susan Carney and Iver Matheson

APPROVAL OF MINUTES (1 min)
Did not have a quorum.

TREASURER’S REPORT (2 min)
Treasurer Laura Smith provided a report – total $60,450.36

MEMBERSHIP REPORT (2 min)
President Hintz mentioned that current secretary Ariel Smith was going to take over as Vice President for 2017. We hope to gain more members and spread the word about the LBMA and what they do for local merchants. We want to reinvigorate the way that merchants view the LBMA and let them know what benefits we can bring to them.

NEW BUSINESS (10 min)
Bark at the Beach – Nancy Hillis from the American Cancer Society was in attendance she reported on the Bark at the Beach event. An event put on by the American Cancer Society to raise awareness for dogs with cancer. This event also utilized some of the supplies that were in storage for the Doggie Olympics. They raised a total of $403.00 and hope to continue the event for many years to come.

Membership Drive – President Hintz mentioned that a membership team would be beneficial to getting information out to the community and sending out annual membership renewal forms. He was looking for volunteers or ideas to help with this drive.

Doug Miller from the PUD – Doug was in attendance to talk about Initiative 732 which would tax carbon emissions, this has a direct effect on the utility. As Bonneville, the main power source for the PUD at times is forced to purchase coal which then turn would taxed. Then relaying that cost onto the utility and ultimately the customer.  See the attached flier.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS (10 min)
Storage Unit  – Holli Kemmer mentioned that the LBMA storage unit should be cleaned out again. There will be a cleaning group on November 5th.

MERCHNAT MINUTE (10 min)

Ragan Myers from the City of Long Beach discussed multiple advertising opportunities for the LBMA and other merchants, reminding them to get their budget requests in by November 1st and to fill out a JLARC report. She also mentioned the publication that the WFEA puts out and encouraged festival heads to put in an advertisement.

COMMITTEE REPORTS (15 min)                                                                                                        

LBMA Events: [Chair (Supervising Board Member)]

  • Clam Festival [Russel Maize (Ruth Ann Hocking)]- Ruth Ann mentioned that she needs to schedule a meeting with Russel.
  • Beach to Chowder Run/Walk [Jeff Harrell (Laura Price)]-No one at the meeting.
  • SandSations [Karl Hintz]-Great year, hope the tides are better next year and hope to do some more fundraising. Karl is meeting with Burt sometime soon to start discussing next year.
  • Jake’s Birthday [Wendy Murry (Ariel Smith)]-The 10-year anniversary went really well, there was a cost overrun of $2,000 due to the extras for the anniversary.
  • Holidays at the Beach [Holli Kemmer (Ruth Ann Hocking)]-They are having a meeting follow the LBMA meeting.
  • LBMA After Hours [Holli Kemmer (Ruth Ann Hocking)]- Will be the second Thursday in December, make sure only to give invites to LBMA members.

OTHER REPORTS (15 min)

Non-LBMA Events: [Chair (Entity)]

  • World Kite Museum & Kite Festival [Holli Kemmer]- One Sky, One World is this weekend. The Windless Kites Festival will be in January after Martin Luther King weekend.
  • Loyalty Days [Bob Andrew (Loyalty Days Foundation)]-Everyone is very excited and the theme is Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Surf Perch Derby [Marla Johnson (Long Beach Lion’s Club)]- No one was in attendance.
  • Summerfest/Columbia Pacific Farmer’s Market [Ragan Myers (City of Long Beach)]-Getting ready for budget season.
  • Port of Ilwaco [(Guy Glenn Jr.)]- Still continue to dredge, working on budgeting, it was a good summer despite the slow fishing season. Blues and Seafood went well attracting nearly 800 people.
  • Long Beach Elk’s Lodge [Maureen Gilbert (BPOE No.1937)]-Not in attendance
  • Wellspring Community Network [Vinessa Karnofski]-Not in attendance.
  • Port of Peninsula [Mary DeLong (Jay Personius)-Not in attendance.

LBMA Appointments

  • Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board [Karl Hintz] – There hasn’t been a meeting since the beginning of summer so he will have an update at the next meeting.
  • Liaison to Long Beach City Council [Jerry Phillips] – Holli Kemmer that budget season is near.
  • Liaison to Ocean Park Chamber & Ilwaco Merchant Association [Laura Price] – Laura was not in attendance so Ragan gave a couple updates, this weekend there is One Sky, One World, the Craberrian Fair and the Move Against Caner bike/walk/run next weekend the 15th.

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 by the Beach (3rd Friday)
  • LBMA General Meeting:, 8:00am, Lightship (1st Friday)

ADJOURNMENT

President Hintz adjourned the meeting at 9:26am

LBMA General Meeting Minutes 6-3-16

Long Beach Merchants Association                     Regular Meeting

Friday, June 3, 2016, 8:00 AM

Lightship Restaurant @ Chautauqua Lodge, Long Beach

 

CALL TO ORDER
President Hintz called the meeting to order at 8:03am.

INTRODUCTIONS (5 min)
Please see the attached sign-in sheet

APPROVAL OF MINUTES (1 min)
Motion to approve the May 6th meeting minutes (Laura Smith/Laura Price) All in favor

TREASURER’S REPORT (2 min)
Treasurer Laura Smith provided a report – total $63,883.88

MEMBERSHIP REPORT (2 min)
Currently we have received 92 membership forms returned for 2016. President Hintz also wanted to remind everyone that a membership committee was formed to help promote membership in 2017. Some new businesses in town were mentioned possible to try and approach for membership.

NEW BUSINESS (10 min)
Clint wanted to mention the organization United by Music of North America which integrates young adults with special needs in with bands. Clint would like to see them participate in Blues and Seafood, it costs roughly between $1,000 – $1,500 and he will provide more information to the board later this month.

Karl also wanted to mention an email from Kathy- the book keeper to please name the event when charging at Dennis Company, turn in receipts to either her or Laura Smith at the Bank of Pacific for Sid’s and to also make copies of deposit slips.

Jerry also mentioned the Fur Ball Tournament at the Peninsula Golf Couse on June 25th to benefit the animals of the South Pacific Humane Society.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS (10 min)
Geocaching CoinsPresident Hintz presented this item stating that Port of Peninsula had committed to $2,000 of the total $4,000 cost, leaving a balance of $2,000 and $500 of that was to be covered by Ohana Media Group and $1,000 by the LBMA. So we are still seeking a sponsor for another $500.

MERCHNAT MINUTE (10 min)

Char Wolters from Lighthouse Realty was the guest speaker and she started off by thanking everyone in the room for being so welcoming in this city, it makes things easier to sell real estate. She went on to talk about the real estate market, things are picking up and buyers are coming from all round the nation. The inventory is starting to get smaller, and typically sellers are getting about 96% of their asking price. The sales are ranging from about $100k – $150k and the typical house is about 1400 sq ft. Commercial sales and vacant land sales are behind residential and should pick up soon as homes are selling for about $158 per sq ft. and that will then attract builders. Overall the market is improving and continues to show improvement.

COMMITTEE REPORTS (15 min)                                                                                                        

LBMA Events: [Chair (Supervising Board Member)]

  • Clam Festival [Russel Maize (Ruth Ann Hocking)]-Ruth Ann hopes to meet with Russel soon, North Jetty has committed to do the beer garden again next year.
  • Beach to Chowder Run/Walk [Jeff Harrell (Laura Price)]-5/10k going to be June 18th the shirts and trophies are done everything is shaping out to be a great event.
  • SandSations [Karl Hintz]-Karl is meeting with Ragan, Mike and Don on Monday to go over logistics, sponsorships are up and the buskers should be arriving soon.
  • Jake’s Birthday [Wendy Murry (Ariel Smith)]-Wendy just got PayPal set up and is inviting other festival chairs to let her know if they want to join.
  • Holidays at the Beach [Holli Kemmer (Ruth Ann Hocking)]-They will have a meeting in a couple months.
  • LBMA After Hours [Holli Kemmer (Ruth Ann Hocking)]-She will start working on it more towards November.

OTHER REPORTS (15 min)

Non-LBMA Events: [Chair (Entity)]

  • World Kite Museum & Kite Festival [Holli Kemmer]- Not in attendance
  • Loyalty Days [Bob Andrew (Loyalty Days Foundation)]-Ruth Ann said they are working on next year to be as successful as this year.
  • Surf Perch Derby [Marla Johnson (Long Beach Lion’s Club)]-It happened.
  • Summerfest/Columbia Pacific Farmer’s Market [Ragan Myers (City of Long Beach)]-The market will start June 10th and there is entertainment and activities scheduled for each weekend.
  • Port of Ilwaco [(Guy Glenn Jr.)]- The tall ships are in port right now, Port of Chinook has a gas leak that they are currently working on to fix, the Chinook Park is now open, and the firecracker 5k is upcoming as are the fireworks at the Port.
  • Long Beach Elk’s Lodge [Maureen Gilbert (BPOE No.1937)]-Not in attendance
  • Wellspring Community Network [Vinessa Karnofski]-Not in attendance.
  • Port of Peninsula [Mary DeLong (Jay Personius)-Not in attendance.

LBMA Appointments

  • Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board [Karl Hintz] –Drew mentioned that the next board meeting will be at the NW Carriage Museum in Raymond and that the LBPVB is trying to a have meeting or two in north county a year.
  • Liaison to Long Beach City Council [Jerry Phillips] – Mayor Jerry Phillips mentioned that the Stanley Field project is going well, it will be both a soccer and baseball field with improved drainage and it should be complete by October. LTAC monies are up and continue to be up month after month, Gayle is retiring as the Community Development Director and the city is currently taking applications. The city was also awarded a WellCity award from AWC.
  • Liaison to Ocean Park Chamber & Ilwaco Merchant Association [Laura Price] – Mentioned that there were a lot of activities happening this weekend and throughout the summer. Some of which were the Beach Cleanup – July 5th, Garlic Festival June 18-19 and various other events. Ask for flyers if interested.

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 by the Beach (3rd Friday)
  • LBMA General Meeting:, 8:00am, Lightship (1st Friday)

ADJOURNMENT

President Hintz adjourned the meeting at 8:58am

December General Meeting Cancelled

The December general meeting has been cancelled and there is no board meeting scheduled for December. Well will see you in 2017! First general meeting is on January 6th, 2017 at 8:00 at the Lightship Restaurant. Please join us!

LBMA General Meeting Minutes 5-6-16

Long Beach Merchants Association                       Regular Meeting

Friday, May 6, 2016, 8:00 AM

Lightship Restaurant @ Chautauqua Lodge, Long Beach

 

CALL TO ORDER
President Hintz called the meeting to order at 8:04am.

INTRODUCTIONS (5 min)
Please see the attached sign-in sheet

APPROVAL OF MINUTES (1 min)
Motion to approve the March 4th meeting minutes (Guy/Laura) All in favor
Motion to approve the April 1st meeting minutes (Mike/Guy) All in favor

TREASURER’S REPORT (2 min)
President Karl Hintz provided a report

MEMBERSHIP REPORT (2 min)
Currently we have received 91 membership forms returned for 2016. President Hintz also wanted to remind everyone that a membership committee was formed to help promote membership in 2017.

NEW BUSINESS (10 min)
Attendance – President Hintz wanted to mention the fact that attendance has been low over the last couple meetings. He asked those in attendance if the meeting was moved to lunch time, if that would better serve their schedules. The consensus was made the meeting should be left at 8:00am as most members work during the day. He also threw around the idea of local coupon books to help cross promote. Kathy from Capt. Bob’s Chowder House asked what the merchants can do for her business, what can they bring to the table, how can they help promote her business? The Facebook page was mentioned again, whether to have an open or closed Facebook page as the LBPVB just started a closed group. Discussion continued around this topic.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS (10 min)
Geocaching CoinsPresident Hintz presented this item stating that Laurie Freeman had been working with Jay from the Port of Peninsula to determine the right coin design and theme. Jay mentioned that the Port of Peninsula committed to $2500 for the coins and that would fund the smaller round coins at $6 a piece – 300 count. If the LBMA wants to go with the “treasure map” style coin those are more like $13 apiece and the Port of Peninsula is asking for either a partner to couple funding with or have the merchants match the $2500. OMG radio spoke up and wanted to see the hard costs, there will be more to come on this topic.

MERCHNAT MINUTE (10 min)

Kristina Renner from the Best Western in Long Beach, they opened on February 9th at 2:19, the cost of the renovation was 2million and they currently have 50 rooms with 4 suites.  The grand opening will be at the end of the month. During the month of April this year they were $60,000 in sales higher than 2015. They also have a fitness center, continental breakfast area, and pet-friendly rooms. Just be sure to make a note when making a reservation that you have a pet as they have 13 pet-friendly rooms and that is it. She encourages people to stop by and take a look around.

GUEST SPEAKRER
James Clancy from the American Red Cross was the guest speaker. He started out by saying how hard it is to get volunteers, he has worked at this for a year and has only obtained 2 volunteers. So to keep fighting for that sense of community, as it is so important.  People tend to get involved once a disaster happens, not before. He was mainly there to talk about the emergency food list, which houses facilities that are capable of making meals during a disaster. The Red Cross has a list so in the event something were to happen they can go down the list and ask those business if they can supply food for X number of people X number of days. He also encourages those in the audience to get CERT training. The Red Cross meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Ilwaco Community Building.

COMMITTEE REPORTS (15 min)                                                                                                                                   

LBMA Events: [Chair (Supervising Board Member)]

  • Clam Festival [Randy Dennis (Ruth Ann Hocking)] Randy and Dianna are both stepping back to take an active role at Dennis Company during the event. Russel Maize said he would step up to take over the event and he is meeting with Randy soon.
  • Beach to Chowder Run/Walk [Jeff Harrell (Laura Price)] 5/10k going to be June 18th and registration will be at the gazebo in Long Beach.
  • SandSations [Karl Hintz] Karl met with Keleigh and Wendy to go over the website and rack cards. The tides are unfortunately not looking good for this year, although sponsorships look really good for this year.
  • Jake’s Birthday [Wendy Murry (Ariel Smith)] Everything is on schedule.
  • Holidays at the Beach [Holli Kemmer (Ruth Ann Hocking)] the event is going back to the weekend after Thanksgiving, they are in the middle of updating the website and other materials. They will also have a float or something in the 4th of July parade.
  • LBMA After Hours [Holli Kemmer (Ruth Ann Hocking)] She will start working on it more towards November.

OTHER REPORTS (15 min)

Non-LBMA Events: [Chair (Entity)]

  • World Kite Museum & Kite Festival [Holli Kemmer]Kite Festival is full steam ahead there will be live music from Wednesday through Saturday and also a DJ with live reads. They are in the middle of completing the program, getting everything updated.
  • Loyalty Days [Bob Andrew (Loyalty Days Foundation)] this year was a success with 118 entries, 21 banks and the planning for 2017 has already started.
  • Surf Perch Derby [Marla Johnson (Long Beach Lion’s Club)] May 21st from 6am-3pm
  • Summerfest/Columbia Pacific Farmer’s Market [Ragan Myers/Gayle Borchard (City of Long Beach)] the schedule of events is complete and being distrusted.
  • Port of Ilwaco [(Guy Glenn Jr.)] Saturday Market has begun, Blues and Seafood will be at the end of September, and the Firecracker 5k will be on 4th of July weekend, the fireworks at the Port will be that Saturday night. The Chinook school project continues they are getting new flooring in, the Chinook Park will be open for day use this year under the supervision of the Chinook Port.
  • Long Beach Elk’s Lodge [Maureen Gilbert (BPOE No.1937)] Not in attendance
  • Wellspring Community Network [Vinessa Karnofski] Not in attendance.
  • Port of Peninsula [Mary DeLong (Jay Personius) Jay mentioned that the fast charging station project is moving along, they hope to have it complete by the peak season. He also mentioned that 1 in 4 oysters in the country come from Willapa Bay.

LBMA Appointments

  • Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board [Karl Hintz] – Just mentioned the LBPVB Annual Meeting will be on May 12th, from 11:30 to 1:30 at the Columbia Heritage Museum.
  • Liaison to Long Beach City Council [Jerry Phillips] – Holli Kemmer reported nothing really eventful, a lot of new business applications.
  • Liaison to Ocean Park Chamber & Ilwaco Merchant Association [Laura Price] – Not in Attendance

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 by the Beach (3rd Friday)
  • LBMA General Meeting:, 8:00am, Lightship (1st Friday)

ADJOURNMENT

President Hintz adjourned the meeting at 9:38am

LBMA General Meeting Minutes 4-1-16

Long Beach Merchants Association                       Regular Meeting

Friday, April 1, 2016, 8:00 AM

Lightship Restaurant @ Chautauqua Lodge, Long Beach

 

CALL TO ORDER
President Hintz called the meeting to order at 8:04am.

INTRODUCTIONS (5 min)
Please see the attached sign-in sheet

APPROVAL OF MINUTES (1 min)
Not enough members in attendance

TREASURER’S REPORT (2 min)
President Karl Hintz provided a report

MEMBERSHIP REPORT (2 min)
Currently we have received 92 membership forms returned for 2016. The goal is again reach 100 members, hopefully a membership committee will be form to achieve that.

NEW BUSINESS (10 min)
UNFINISHED BUSINESS (10 min)
Facebook UpdateDrew Foster from the LBPVB and Jay Personius from the Port of Peninsula have diligently working to improve the LBMA Facebook page. They are going to get together sometime this week to have a meeting and discuss future plans. Karl encourages people to send pictures, materials and other items to Drew so that he can post them.

MERCHNAT MINUTE (10 min)

Andi Day from the Long Beach Peninsula Visitors Bureau presented and explained the difference between a DMO, Chamber and Visitor’s Center. She also mentioned how the LBPVB receives funding, 2/3 from municipalities and LTAC dollars and the other 1/3 from memberships. The LBPVB is here to help market the whole county and support whomever they can! She really emphasized the support for events, they pass materials out all throughout the state to help promote tourism here on the peninsula. She also mentioned the food collaborative and lodging collaborative that brings local businesses together for a single purpose, to help bring more tourism. The LBPVB annual meeting will be held this April and she encourages everyone to come.

GUEST SPEAKRER
Ned Bittner (head coach) from the Ilwaco High School Girls Basketball team presented the Battle on the Beach tournament, along with the High School Wrestling event.  He mentioned the number of families and that come to the peninsula during those times to support their kids who are participating in the tournament. Ned asked for $400 for the purchase of sweatshirts and t-shirts to sell at the events, this item was budgeted for. He thanked everyone for their support.

COMMITTEE REPORTS (15 min)                                                                                                                                   

LBMA Events: [Chair (Supervising Board Member)]

  • Clam Festival [Randy Dennis (Ruth Ann Hocking)] Dianna from Dennis Company was in attendance she mentioned that there are 110 people signed up for clam digging lessons, 9 restaurants and 8 locals cooking clam fritters. They have also received $1500 in cash donations and encourage people to “like” their Facebook page as it has 5500 likes and growing.
  • Beach to Chowder Run/Walk and Half Marathon [Jeff Harrell (Laura Price)] the rack cards are almost done and they are advertising in NWrunner again and will soon put out a press release
  • SandSations [Karl Hintz] the mock-up for the art is in and they chose to go with Rainy Day Artistry, City of Long Beach approved the busker program and they are looking for lodging for the buskers throughout the summer.
  • Jake’s Birthday [Wendy Murry (Ariel Smith)] Wendy is out of town, no update.
  • Holidays at the Beach [Holli Kemmer (Ruth Ann Hocking)] Nothing to report.
  • LBMA After Hours [Holli Kemmer (Ruth Ann Hocking)] Nothing to report.

OTHER REPORTS (15 min)

Non-LBMA Events: [Chair (Entity)]

  • World Kite Museum & Kite Festival [Holli Kemmer]Not in attendance
  • Loyalty Days [Bob Andrew (Loyalty Days Foundation)] Not in attendance
  • Surf Perch Derby [Marla Johnson (Long Beach Lion’s Club)] Not in attendance
  • Summerfest/Columbia Pacific Farmer’s Market [Ragan Myers/Gayle Borchard (City of Long Beach)] the events are complete and the rack cards are going to press.
  • Port of Ilwaco [(Guy Glenn Jr.)] Not in attendance
  • Long Beach Elk’s Lodge [Maureen Gilbert (BPOE No.1937)] Not in attendance
  • Wellspring Community Network [Vinessa Karnofski] Not in attendance.
  • Port of Peninsula [Mary DeLong (Jay Personius) Jay mentioned that the fast charging station project Is moving along, they will be apart of the green west coast highway. He is also working with Laurie Freeman to confirm the geocaching coins.

LBMA Appointments

  • Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board [Karl Hintz] – Gave a presentation earlier.
  • Liaison to Long Beach City Council [Jerry Phillips] – Not in attendance
  • Liaison to Ocean Park Chamber & Ilwaco Merchant Association [Laura Price] – Gave updates throughout the cities, Black Lake fishing derby April 30th, Loyalty Days Children’s Parade April 30, Loyalty Days Dinner May 1st, Clam Festival, she also gave an update on the Ocean Park Pharmacy renovation with the Ocean Beach Hospital.

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 by the Beach (3rd Friday)
  • LBMA General Meeting:, 8:00am, Lightship (1st Friday)

ADJOURNMENT

President Hintz adjourned the meeting at 9:09am

LBMA General Meeting Minutes 3-4-16

Long Beach Merchants Association                       Regular Meeting

Friday, March 4, 2016, 8:00 AM

Lightship Restaurant @ Chautauqua Lodge, Long Beach

 

CALL TO ORDER
President Hintz called the meeting to order at 8:03am.

INTRODUCTIONS (5 min)
Please see the attached sign-in sheet

APPROVAL OF MINUTES (1 min)
January 8th, 2016 – motion to approve the January 8th minutes made by Clint Carter and a second by Mike Myers
February 5th, 2016 – motion to approve the February 5th minutes made by Clint Carter and a second by Mike Myers

TREASURER’S REPORT (2 min)
President Karl Hintz provided a report, LBMA has a grand told of $71,356.29.

MEMBERSHIP REPORT (2 min)
Currently we have received 91 membership forms returned for 2016. The goal is again reach 100 members, hopefully a membership committee will be form to achieve that.

NEW BUSINESS (10 min)
Sandsations Vendors – President Hintz presented this item, it has been discussed in the past. A motion was passed to allow vendors at sandsations (Mike Myers/Clint Carter).

UNFINISHED BUSINESS (10 min)
2016 Membership StickersPresident Hintz mentioned that the 2016 membership stickers were in and to take one. He also asked the membership whether hand delivery or mail would be best, it was agreed that mailing them would be the best route this year.

MERCHNAT MINUTE (10 min)

Michelle Svendsen from North Jetty Brewing presented, giving a brief history on how the business started. They hope to attend 25 festivals this year, last year they attended 15. North Jetty beer is currently in 9 counties in Washington State and 2 in Oregon. They are also currently distributing bottles of Cape Disappointment and Lead Better Red and soon Yellow Boots. She also mentioned that they plan to build some possible storage behind their current building in the future. The business continues to grow and expand and they take every chance they get to promote the Long Beach Peninsula.

GUEST SPEAKRER
Sgt. Madtson from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board attending the meeting and gave an introduction to what he does and what his agency does. His office is out of Vancouver and he specifically patrols retail marijuana stores. He also offers classes within his jurisdiction, one of which will be at the South Pacific County building on March 28th from 10-12.

COMMITTEE REPORTS (15 min)                                                                                                                                   

LBMA Events: [Chair (Supervising Board Member)]

  • Clam Festival [Randy Dennis (Ruth Ann Hocking)] Randy Dennis was in attendance and explained what had been going on recently with the clam festival. He went over all of the events and he is still in need of 4 people to cook clam fritters on the big frying pan. He still needs two restaurants to participate in the clam chowder cook-off. Clam lessons are filling up, there will be a Saturday market at the Port of Ilwaco. Everything is on schedule as planned, and to hope for good weather!
  • Beach to Chowder Run/Walk and Half Marathon [Jeff Harrell (Laura Price)] Michelle mentioned that North Jetty Brewing is paring with the Beach to Chowder to provide everyone who participates with a drink coupon.
  • SandSations [Karl Hintz] Karl previously gave a little report, he mentioned that he met with the Sandsations committee and other jurisdictions who have a sandcastle building contest. They are putting together the materials to have a rack card put together.
  • Jake’s Birthday [Wendy Murry (Ariel Smith)] Wendy has arranged for the music and lights, she has a caterer who wants to roast a pig on stage. Her rack cards are almost done and should be ready next month.
  • Holidays at the Beach [Holli Kemmer (Ruth Ann Hocking)] Its happening in 2016.
  • LBMA After Hours [Holli Kemmer (Ruth Ann Hocking)] Its happening in 2016.

OTHER REPORTS (15 min)

Non-LBMA Events: [Chair (Entity)]

  • World Kite Museum & Kite Festival [Holli Kemmer]Not in attendance
  • Loyalty Days [Bob Andrew (Loyalty Days Foundation)] The buttons are out, applications are coming in, Ben Franklin is the speaker, and they are still in need of volunteers. Bob Andrew also wanted to mention the white light program where businesses around Long Beach trim their buildings with white lights so create a “Leavenworth in Long Beach” look. He encourages everyone to participate and to contact the bakery if they are interested in more information or Curb-side Appeal.
  • Surf Perch Derby [Marla Johnson (Long Beach Lion’s Club)] Not in attendance
  • Summerfest/Columbia Pacific Farmer’s Market [Ragan Myers/Gayle Borchard (City of Long Beach)] The schedules are almost complete as are the rack cards. The Facebook pages are being transformed so please check them out!
  • Port of Ilwaco [(Guy Glenn Jr.)] Dredging continues, they received 1.4 million in federal money to continue dredging. Guy also mentioned the SALT Pub and how well that is doing down at the Port and they are hosting “Salty talks” in conjunction with the Heritage museum. Summer reservations for both Ilwaco and Chinook are filling up, the Chinook park will also open up to dry camp this summer.
  • Long Beach Elk’s Lodge [Maureen Gilbert (BPOE No.1937)] Not in attendance
  • Wellspring Community Network [Vinessa Karnofski] Not in attendance.
  • Port of Peninsula [Mary DeLong (Jay Personius) Jay mentioned that the geocaching coin was approved by the board at the Port of Peninsula. He also mentioned a project that joins the new Wildlife Refuge with the discovery trail, this project is supported throughout the Peninsula. Also the Port of Peninsula is working with the PUD to install two new eclectic vehicle charging stations.

LBMA Appointments

  • Long Beach Peninsula Visitor’s Bureau Board [Karl Hintz] – Drew Foster mentioned that the LBPVB has attending multiple conventions in the last couple months, he is also going to attend the PMA west conference in LA this year.
  • Liaison to Long Beach City Council [Jerry Phillips] – Not in attendance
  • Liaison to Ocean Park Chamber & Ilwaco Merchant Association [Laura Price] – Not in attendance

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 by the Beach (3rd Friday)
  • LBMA General Meeting:, 8:00am, Lightship (1st Friday)

ADJOURNMENT

President Hintz adjourned the meeting at 9:14am