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					                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2012-2013 ANNUAL REPORT
Thank you to our ANNUAL Donors                                                    THANK YOU TO OUR
                                                                                  Event Sponsors
Gold       Biddeford Savings Bank
                                                                                  Platinum
                                                                                  Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution
Silver                                  Bronze
Southern Maine Medical Center           John & Cornelia Kittredge                 Gold
                                        People’s Choice Credit Union              Bangor Savings Bank
                                        Biddeford Pool Community Clubs            Biddeford Savings Bank

                                                                                  Silver                                                      Letter from the Executive Director
Boosters                                                                          Oak Point Associates
Woodman Edmands Danylik & Austin           Lawrence Hancock                                                                                   Dear Friends and Supporters,
Mike Eon Associates, Inc.                  Marianne Clark
                                                                                  Bronze                                                                                                              As a volunteer-driven organization that requires
                                                                                  P & C Insurance
E.H.D.G. Development Properties, Inc.      Patricia Boston                        Saco Valley Credit Union                                    This summer during Music in the Park, I had the         municipal and community support, we could not
Twin City Gold, Inc.                       Seth Harkness                                                                                      honor of accompanying downtown resident                 accomplish all that we do without you, and we can’t
Peter G. & Eve-Susan E. McPheeters         B. Peachtree, Inc. dba Angelrox        Boosters                                                    Crystal Shibles on a song she’d written about her       thank you enough. If you are not already involved,
E.J. Hirst, D.M.D.                         Gregory A. & Alice G. Paulhus          Correct Property Management                                 experience living in downtown Biddeford. I remain       please know that whatever your level of interest
National Philanthropic Trust                                                      People’s Choice Credit Union
                                                                                  Pinnacle Window Solutions                                   inspired by the song’s opening lines:                   and time allow, we’d love to have you join us in
                                                                                  Caleb Johnson Architects + Builders                                                                                 making downtown Biddeford a wonderful place to
Supporters                                                                        Bergen & Parkinson                                                 We are the heart of Biddeford                    live, work, recreate and do business. Thank you for
Arnold J. & Roseanne L. Cote              Hoy Printing Corporation                                                                                    Each and every one of us…                       taking the time to read our Annual Report.
Biddeford-Saco Water Co.
Houde’s Hair Fashions
                                          Paul J. Schlaver
                                          Sarah-Jane Poli
                                                                                  SUPPORTERS
                                                                                  Forever Fit                                                 When you read the 2012-13 Heart of Biddeford
Dupuis Hardware & Locksmith, Inc.         Laurie Cellucci
Bradley N. & Lori J. Cote                 Janet Hryniewicz                        Massagecraft, Inc.                                          Annual Report, you will find that the accomplishments
Philip B. & Catherine A. Curtis                                                   New Morning Natural Foods                                   listed within are a reflection of the hard work and
                                                                                  Biddeford Saco Boot Camp
                                                                                                                                              innovative thinking of hundreds of volunteers, as
                                                                                                                                              well as the many businesses, individuals and
Board of Directors                                                                                                                            foundations that support the downtown through
Holly Culloton      President, Violence No-More, Partners for Hunger Free York                                                                their financial contributions.
                    County, Biddeford Resident
Peggy Bean          Treasurer; Financial Advisor; Biddeford Resident                                                                          In 2012, we launched our first Main Street
Jen DeBurro         Secretary; Assistant Dean of Students for Residential Life,                                                               Challenge in partnership with the City of Biddeford
                    University of New England; Biddeford Resident                 Note: We have made every effort to ensure the               and local business and property owners, and
                                                                                  accuracy of these lists. If you notice any errors, please
                                                                                  contact us so that we may update our records.               brought to the community three dynamic new
Curtis Brown        RN Manager, SMMC Behavioral Health Services                                                                               businesses that are drawing larger crowds to the
John Bubier         City Manager, City of Biddeford                                                                                           downtown. Their success has encouraged more
Emma Bouthillette
David Flood
                    Writer, Biddeford Resident
                    Principal, Thread, LLC Real Estate Development;
                                                                                  THANK YOU                                                   start-ups in the downtown and mills by companies
                                                                                                                                              that demonstrate Biddeford’s creative flair. Since

Amy Grohman
                    Biddeford Resident
                    Organization Committee Chair; Biddeford Resident
                                                                                  volunteers                                                  adding new businesses is one important aspect
                                                                                                                                              of the downtown revitalization, stay tuned for the
John Harkins        Owner, J & J Antiques                                         The Heart of Biddeford wishes to                            results of the Main Street Challenge Encore!
Joe McKenney        Promotions Committee Chair;                                   thank the dozens of volunteers who
                    Owner, McKenney Photography; Biddeford Resident                                                                           Another major highlight of the past year was            I look forward to seeing you downtown!
                                                                                  gave their time, energy, and heart this
Gregg Paulhus       Ocean Communities Federal Credit Union                                                                                    our involvement with the Healthy Maine Streets
                                                                                  year! Thank you to the members of
Greg Tansley        City Planner, City of Biddeford                                                                                           program. Through funding from the Maine
Jen Thibeau         Owner, Dahlia’s Delights
                                                                                  our four Committees!
                                                                                                                                              Downtown Center and Maine Public Heath, the             Sincerely,
                                                                                  In addition, thank you to students from                     Healthy Maine Streets program has helped us
                                                                                                                                              engage more local businesses by encouraging
Board of ADVISORS                                                                 Biddeford High School and University
                                                                                                                                              employers and employees to be more active and
Tammy Ackerman Engine Community Arts Organization                                 of New England as well as hundreds                          adopt healthier eating habits. With the premise
Renee O’Neil   St. Andres Health Care Facility                                    of community members who helped                             that healthy workplaces contribute significantly
Megan Rochelo Coastal Healthy Community Coalition and State                       out with events or with office tasks.                                                                               Delilah Poupore
               Representative                                                                                                                 to a healthier community, this program has been
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Executive Director
                                                                                                                                              extremely successful.
                                                                    Volunteer spotlight:                                                                                                                      2012-13 Financials
                                                                    Lisa St. Louis                                                                                                                            INCOME
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sponsorships ......................................................9,750
                                                                    This year, Biddeford has experienced beautification in all
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sales (inc. Flower Barrels) .....................................2,997
                                                                    of its parks due to the help of Adopt-a-Park Volunteers, who
                                                                                                                                                                                                              City of Biddeford Contribution .............................20,000
                                                                    supplement the work of the City. A star volunteer is Lisa St.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Donations ........................................................12,160
                                                                    Louis who signed up to adopt the RiverWalk.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Music on Main Street ...........................................3,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Grants ...........................................................41,500*
                                                                    Lisa says she learned about volunteering from her mother who
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Fund-Raising Events (inc. Raffle Ticket sales) ............20,706
                                                                    was very active in the church. She said that with two 16-year
                                                                                                                                                                                                              TOTAL INCOME ............................................ 110,113
                                                                    old twins she wanted to pass that tradition along. So, their family
                                                                    took the lead on this park and involved others in the project. She
                                                                                                                                                                                                              IN-KIND DONATIONS
                                                                    said, “I love gardening. Hopefully my girls do too.”
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Advertising ............................................................500
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Main Street Maine Training ......................................200
                                                                    Thank you, Lisa, for putting so much heart into your work to
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Services.............................................................1,500
                                                                    make Biddeford more beautiful!
                                                                                                                                                                                                              3000 Volunteer Hours x $16.84/hr .....................50,520
                                                                                                                                                                                                              TOTAL IN-KIND DONATIONS ........................... 52,720



program Highlights                                                                                                                                                                                            EXPENSES
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Business Enhancement Committee ...........................2,710
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Design Committee (incl. Flower Barrels) ...................2,800
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Organization Committee & Fundraising ...................2,487
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Promotions Committee ........................................22,393
recruited new businesses &                                        promoted downtown to locals                                             ensured sustainability                                              Raffle Prizes ........................................................8,000
supported current businesses                                      & visitors                                                              • Applied for and won a $25,000 Sewall Foundation Grant
                                                                                                                                            for operating funds (for 2013-14), a $15,000 Green and
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Administration .....................................................6,093
• Helped three Main Street Challenge winners succeed on           • Sponsored nine weeks of Music in the Park, the Chalk on the                                                                               (includes equipment, utilities, office supplies, fees, dues, insurance)
                                                                                                                                            Healthy Grant for Mechanics Park, and a $10,000 Healthy           Management (salary for 40 hours staff) .................32,331
  Main Street, bringing more jobs and tax dollars to the City.      Walk Festival, the Downtown Holiday Festival, Halloween,
                                                                                                                                            Maine Streets grant to implement programs with small              Payroll Taxes.......................................................6,167
• Served as first point of contact for entrepreneurs interested     Easter, and Secret Spaces/Haunted Places, and sponsored
                                                                                                                                            businesses and the community.                                     Required Training ................................................3,774
  in starting businesses on Main Street and in the mills, often     events within the monthly ArtWalks, La Kermesse Summer
                                                                                                                                          • Supported City grant applications.                                Music on Main Street ...........................................3,000
  acting as liaison between property owners and potential           Festival, the Maine Bike Rally, and WinterFest.                                                                                           TOTAL EXPENSES ............................................ 89,755
                                                                                                                                          • Held our first $5000 raffle and a 5K Road Race during the
  new business owners. Promoted the new businesses.               • Placed paid advertising on radio stations WHOM and MPBN,                                                                                  *Reflects a grant received in June to be applied in 2013-14.
                                                                                                                                            La Kermesse weekend, and sponsored the Secret Spaces/
• Implemented Year 1 of the “Healthy Maine Streets” grant,          on Biddeford Public Access TV, and in local papers, Green &
                                                                                                                                            Haunted Places fundraising event.
  bringing wellness activities to downtown businesses and           Healthy Maine magazine, MaineBiz, the Portland Phoenix, as
                                                                                                                                          • Maintained a robust board comprised of community members,
  the community.                                                    well as in the Ogunquit Playhouse and City Theater playbills.
• Supported two pop-up stores in the downtown, assessing          • Marketed the Biddeford + Saco area through Amtrak’s “Train to           City staff, and downtown business and property owners.            Community partner spotlight:
  costs/benefits while creating new reasons for people to           Maine Day” in Boston, and National Train Day in Brunswick.            • Won the Main Street of the Year Award for the state of Maine in
                                                                                                                                            2012, and maintained the National Main Street designation.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              southern maine medical center
  come downtown and shop.                                         • Created a Downtown Biddeford Dining Guide and, in                                                                                         Southern Maine Medical Center (SMMC) is dedicated to
• Coordinated the Entrepreneurs Group and Donut Club                collaboration with Engine, produced and distributed the                                                                                   providing health services and to supporting the community.
  to increase networking and small-business educational             Biddeford + Saco Arts + Culture guide.                                fostered & sustained                                                When seeking opportunities for community involvement,
                                                                                                                                                                                                              hospital leadership saw a good fit between the hospital and
  opportunities. Held educational sessions on legal issues,
  storefront design, social media, and marketing.
                                                                  • Supported the Biddeford Mills Museum by coordinating
                                                                    registrations.
                                                                                                                                          partnerships                                                        Heart of Biddeford, especially since SMMC provides behav-
                                                                                                                                          • Co-coordinated the two-city Branding campaign with the
• Helped with storefront designs and placed marketing signs                                                                                                                                                   ioral health services at their location on Main Street.
                                                                                                                                            Chamber of Commerce, EDC, Saco Spirit and the Economic
  in vacant windows.
• Hosted events that drew people downtown and emphasized
                                                                  involved & informed                                                       Development Directors of Biddeford + Saco. Implemented
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Beyond donations to support Heart of Biddeford programs,
                                                                  • Coordinated 3000 hours of volunteer service, involving                  several marketing projects to use the brand logo.
  family-friendly opportunities.                                    Biddeford High School and University of New England students,                                                                             leaders from SMMC serve on the HOB board of directors,
                                                                                                                                          • Collaborated with Engine to support the newly expanded
                                                                    as well as board and committee members and residents.                                                                                     and provide advisory support to the Healthy Maine Streets
                                                                                                                                            Biddeford+Saco ArtWalk and the Biddeford+Saco
                                                                                                                                                                                                              Wellness Council. “This allows us to work with the small
preserved green space                                             • Continued to collaborate with the Department of Public Works,           Arts+Culture Alliance (BSACA).
                                                                                                                                                                                                              businesses in the community to provide resources around
• Worked with the city to coordinate the Adopt-a-Park program       Mayor, City Planner, Economic Development Director, and               • Held a fundraiser to support Joyful Harvest and Stone Soup
                                                                    Police Department to assist the City in its goals.                                                                                        healthy eating, physical activity, tobacco cessation and
  in 12 city parks. Held events in parks and supported public                                                                               Food Pantry.
                                                                  • Sent a weekly newsletter to 1400 recipients, and                                                                                          policy change,” says SMMC Development and Community
  art in parks.                                                                                                                           • Worked with community groups and the DDC to host
                                                                    communicated to 1270 Facebook users and Twitter followers.                                                                                Outreach Manager Karen Chasse.
• Coordinated placement of whiskey barrel planters in front of                                                                              WinterFest, and supported La Kermesse’s rebuilding efforts.
  downtown businesses.                                            • Created an Annual Report, held Annual Meeting/Volunteer               • Supervised three UNE interns and worked with dozens of UNE
                                                                    Appreciation Night, announcing Downtown award-winners.                                                                                    “We value the hard work the Heart of Biddeford does to im-
• Won a grant to add more fitness options and green space                                                                                   and BHS students.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              prove our downtown,” says Chasse. The Heart of Biddeford
  in Mechanics Park.
                                                                                                                                                                                                              appreciates Southern Maine Medical Center’s dedication to
                                                                                                                                                                                                              the whole community of Biddeford and beyond!

				
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