"Present Ted Williams, Paula Davies, Kevin Hays, Naomi Stone,"
Lost River Valleys Marketing Co-op January 11, 2008 Steering Committee Meeting, Mackay 10am – 10:45am Present: Ted Williams, Paula Davies, Kevin Hays, Naomi Stone, Tammy Stringham, Diane Gasaway, and Julie Buckwalter arrived toward the end of the meeting. Agenda: Review 1/4/08 Steering Committee Notes Review Electronic Target Market Survey Review Chamber of Commerce Script Target Market Newspaper Insert NWCDC Intern Site Pictures Review 1/4/08 Steering Committee Notes Ted agreed to write a one pager for submission to the Advertiser due the week of January 22. He has already submitted the general meeting one pager for the January 15 due date. Naomi is having difficulty opening up attachments, Diane will call her at home to see if they can’t figure out how to fix this. Review Electronic Target Market Survey Not everyone has had an opportunity to view it yet. Diane suggested the addition of two additional questions, one to request people’s interest in attending workshops/classes, and including a general comment area at the end. The question on the workshop will follow question #6. It will read: Would you be interested in taking any classes or workshops related to the list of handcrafted items in the previous question (#6)? Yes/No Please list areas of interest:____________________________________________________ *Immediate Action Item: Committee members will review the electronic survey and provide Diane with any comments, questions, or concerns over the weekend. Review Chamber of Commerce Script The script created by Diane was acceptable. Tammy will help anyone not comfortable with copying and pasting text. Target Market Survey Newspaper Insert Diane will add new workshop question to the insert version of the Target Market Survey. The survey will be submitted to the Advertiser for information due the week of January 22. Note that this is the same week the first Steering Committee one pager will be submitted as well. NWCDC Intern NWCDC will have an intern from The Evergreen State College for winter quarter. His specific interests are in entrepreneurship and internet marketing. During his ten weeks he will be focusing on this project doing research on other artisan/handcraft co-ops’ internet marketing strategies throughout the nation and creating a schematic of a possible site for LRVMC. 1 Lost River Valleys Marketing Co-op January 11, 2008 Steering Committee Meeting, Mackay 10am – 10:45am Site Pictures Tammy will get pictures of possible sites to research in Mackay, Ted will take pictures of those in Arco, and Kevin in Moore. Update to possible sites: There is property across from the store in Mackay that may be a possibility The Business Park should still be explored, they realize that heating costs are prohibitive are looking for ways to make it more user friendly. The site at Main St & Custer in Mackay has underground fuel tanks, making it an undesirable place of business. Because the Assessors information is not available electronically, this information will need to be collected in person. Misc We’ll need to check on fire code readiness for potential sites Naomi knows of a general contractor, Bob Greene, that may be willing to provide feedback and estimates on needed site improvements. She will get his number. The business questions for our selected interviews are on pg. 2 of the Steering Committee meeting notes dated 1/4/08. If anyone comes up with additional questions or has other info to share regarding their call(s) they will share via email. 2