March 2019 Minutes
Geneseo Community Main Street 3/24/2019 @ Big Tree Inn
Present: Melissa/Liv Cty Chamber, Julie/Howard Hanna, Grayce /Touch of Grayce, Penny/Bank of Castile, Sandi/Not Dot, Mary Kay/Geneseo Welcome Center, William Grady/CSA-Big Tree, Nicole/Letchworth Gateway Villages, Louise/Livingston Cty Dev
1] Treasurer’s report: January treasurer’s report. Lora will no longer be treasurer. Sandi moved, Penny seconded to give a gift certificate to Lora. Penny has offered to become treasurer.
2] May Day Sip & Stroll: Battle Creek has confirmed for David Mann. Grady has a Cider & Craft Beer in line, as well as musicians. Geneseo String Band. Bar Eat O is doing food. Dublin Corners is opening a store front, and will be there for that night. Need three more wineries/breweries. Nicole will call Ravines. Louise will contact Lakewood. Nicole will reach out to Bird House Brewery. Louise will contact Amber Lantern from Warsaw. Crickets has not yet committed. Intermissions will not be participating.
Michelle will check out who is the owner of Aunt Cookies. Nicole will ask the Theater 37 in Perry about performing. Grayce will contact the performer, Grace Serene, she has had in the past.
There will be at least 2 gift baskets for the raffle from our group. Allysa will make the baskets. They will be at the two registration locations. Nicole will ask the mayor about the bathrooms to be open during the event.
Part of proceeds will go to the Geneseo Groveland Food Bank
3] Future Events: We will not closing off Center Street during the Rotary Summer Festival. There will be Sidewalk Sales from Thursday to Saturday of that weekend. We agreed to do the Teddy Bear Stroll during that week, ending on July 13. Main Street Bash will be August 29. Mary Kay mentioned the Farmer’s Market does not have a manager that she knows of.
4] Intern: Grayce suggested paying the intern a set amount, not an hourly wage. Will talk with Louise about looking for an intern, hopefully a Junior, when Louise returns. We will give Nicole the job description with stipend. We need someone for Main Street Bash in August?
5] Adopt a Business: Nicole passed out flyers describing training clinics and office hours at Doty Hall.
6] Next general meeting: April 17, 8:30 at the Big Tree