Mainstreet Business Promotions April 2017 minutes

Minutes to be confirmed at the next meeting. Wednesday April 12 at 5.30pm   Held at  Stallar. Present: Tracy Hawker (Country Lane), Mike Wood (Omega coffee cart), Robyn Ryder (Kelly’s Shoes), John Anderson (Wanganui Furnishers), Christine Stone (Antique Affair), Ross Fallen, Rachel Brandon, (Blank Kanvas Concepts, Steve Brandon (Pita Pit), Fiona Butcher (Stellar), Tony and Deb Guthrie […]

Minutes to be confirmed at the next meeting.

Wednesday April 12 at 5.30pm   Held at  Stallar.

Present: Tracy Hawker (Country Lane), Mike Wood (Omega coffee cart), Robyn Ryder (Kelly’s Shoes), John Anderson (Wanganui Furnishers), Christine Stone (Antique Affair), Ross Fallen, Rachel Brandon, (Blank Kanvas Concepts, Steve Brandon (Pita Pit), Fiona Butcher (Stellar), Tony and Deb Guthrie (Just Looking), Marilyn and Tony (Ragnificent) , Miles Bocket (Re-dress) Jenny Monk (Posh Comfort) and Brian Foothead (Subway)

In attendance from Mainstreet Kelly Scarrow and Geoff Follett.

Guests: Mike Gill and Karlene Gould (Kiwi TV) and Antonia Simms

Apologies: Lyn Woodhard and Fiona Hannah (Farmers), Paula Wade, Amy Lee Knight, Russell Hurd, Brian Hawker and Amanda Spooner.

Meeting Chair

In the absence of Russell Herd the meeting was chaired by Executive Board member Ross Fallen.

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES: The minutes of the last meeting were confirmed as a true and correct record.

Matters arising: None

Presentation from Kiwi TV – Mike Gill and Karlene Gould

  • Kiwi TV is a digital TV network delivering news, entertainment and information to the Whanganui (19 screens) and Rangitikei regions. Now making inroads to the Horowhenua district.
  • They propose to make a video to promote businesses in the CBD and are looking to sign Mainstreet members up.
  • The spots would be 10 seconds long at a cost of $20 from each business to cover production costs.
  • Several members attending this meeting agreed to sign up on the spot.
  • Once Kiwi TV firms up their proposal Mainstreet will email the information to all. Members.

Calendar of Mainstreet events for 2017

Kelly spoke to the list of Mainstreet events that featured the March Newsletter. See below.

21 – 23 January                       Caboodle & Vintage Weekend

9th February & 9th March        Street Feast

June 1                                     Watt Fountain Refurbishment Unveiling – Celebration

June                                         Mid-Winter promotion – Shop Whanganui

4th – 8th July                             Food Fiesta

Late August or Early Sept       Mainstreet Business Awards – an improved & redesigned awards for members & associate members.

25th – 28th October                 Spring Festival – Strongly fashion focused

3rd November                          Festival of Cultures

2 December                            Christmas Parade

Mid December                        Late Night shopping – reworked version.

Watt Fountain – Unveiling/Celebrations

The Watt is currently being refurbished and a heritage street party is planned for Thursday evening June 1st between 5pm and 8pm to celebrate the unveiling. The road will be closed between the Watt Fountain to Majestic Square (there were no objections to the road closure proposal from members attending). Retailers will be encouraged to dress up and have stalls on the foot path outside their shops. The evening will feature music, entertainment and local food carts.

More information will follow.

June Mid-Winter promotion – Shop Whanganui

This will include busing people from outside the region into the CBD for a shopping and dining experience. Mainstreet is currently costing out this activity with the help of Lyn Cheyne from Visit Whanganui.

Media Prizes

Mainstreet will shortly renegotiate its radio advertising contracts and plans to offer up a months’ worth of free advertising in the form of a draw open to Mainstreet members who attend Business Promotions meetings.

General Business

Ross will talk to Amanda about encouraging council representation at these meetings

when possible. Councillor Helen Craig and Lyn Cheyne from Visit Whanganui’s attend when they can.

Town Centre Regeneration Strategy

Ross attended yesterday’s Town Centre Regeneration meeting and informed this committee that the Mainstreet organisation will have a major role to play in the regeneration plans of the CBD.

Meeting Closed 6.30pm.

All members are welcome to the next meeting time and place to be confirmed  

 

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