Present Ted Williams, Paula Davies, Kevin Hays, Naomi Stone, by pxt10903

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									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.



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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.




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