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Msm retreat 2011


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Msm retreat 2011

  1. 1. Main Street MomenceLeadership Retreat 2011<br />Saturday, March 12<br />Wikstrom Manor B&B<br />Welcome …<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />2010 Retreat Goals<br />Objectives Met<br />In Progress<br />Remaining<br />2010 End-of-Year Report<br />Break<br />2011 Community Survey Results!<br />How do results impact MSM 2011-12 projects?<br />
  3. 3. 2010 Retreat Goals <br />Fund-raising<br />Maximize existing fund-raisers<br />Banners<br />Online donations<br />Board calls on prospective financial partners<br />Community Auction consignment %<br />Board members active on Org. Committee<br />Addition of new major fundraising event<br />gala, silent auction, pub crawl, dine around, talent show<br />Add new elements to existing events<br />
  4. 4. 2010 Retreat Goals <br />Board/Volunteer Visibility<br />Attend events & volunteer<br />Added Board Cruise Night in 2010<br />Visit/patronize downtown businesses<br />4 downtown biz owners are now on Board!<br />Wear badges/MSM gear at events<br />Volunteer to aid other community groups<br />Santa at Cabin, Two Rivers Century, GSM Fall Fest, troop welcome, Glad Fest, Graffiti Busters, Mariachi Gringo, regular downtown cleanup<br />Feature Board members/volunteers in paper, website, Facebook, events<br />Attend/report at City Council meetings<br />
  5. 5. 2010 Retreat Goals<br />Supporting/Promoting Downtown Biz<br />Utilize downtown businesses for meetings<br />Christmas party, Annual Dinner, 2011 Retreat<br />Promote on Facebook, paper<br />Urge friends & neighbors: “Shop Momence”<br />Co-op marketing partnerships among DBO<br />Expanded Awards Program & Buzz B4 Biz, Regional Restaurant Guide<br />Façade Grants: “Paint the Town”<br />“Independents Week” promo<br />Regular retail events > First Fridays<br />Promotion in MSM e-newsletter<br />Branding downtown district<br />
  6. 6. 2010 Retreat Goals<br />Cooperation with City & other ED orgs.<br />Enterprise Zone & TIF District<br />Vision, Streetscaping: Downtown Master Plan<br />Downtown Task Force<br />Regular meetings with City officials<br />Parking enforcement<br />New business packet<br />Rental inspections<br />Code enforcement<br />
  7. 7. 2010 End of Year Report<br />
  8. 8. 2010 End-of-Year Report<br />WELCOME!<br />Personal Finanace<br />Whole Kit & Kaboodle<br />Alley Cuts<br />Johnny Angel’s<br />Apothocary Arts<br />Laura Art Upholstery<br />Pet Well Clinic<br />Laura Art Furniture<br />Farewell<br />Smoke Shop<br />Costin, Hammel & Leake<br />
  9. 9. RESULTS:2011 Community Survey -Downtown Momence Historic District<br />
  10. 10. Survey Background<br />Collected throughout February 2011<br />Collected via direct mail, e-mail, Facebook, website, newspaper promo, hand distribution<br />12 questions <br />Multiple choice<br />Open <br />158 TOTAL Responses<br />40% financial partners<br />14% downtown building/biz owners<br />41% City of Momence residents<br />37% area residents<br />
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  13. 13. Take a guess …<br />“I am primarily drawn to downtown momence because …”<br />One or more businesses with excellent products or services<br />Important government services (e.g. post office, library, City Hall, etc.) <br />That is where I work.<br />I am committed to strengthening our local business community.<br />Fun community events<br />
  14. 14. Other: Location/convenience, restaurants, hometown, Island Park/nature <br />
  15. 15. Take a guess …<br />“One new business or improvement I’d liketo see downtown is…”<br />
  16. 16. Top Businesses Suggested <br />#1. Gift/card Shop<br />#2. Hardware Store<br />#3. Bakery<br />#4. Restaurants - unique cafes, high-end, fast food, outdoor dining<br />#5. Florist<br />#6. Gym<br />
  17. 17. Top Improvements Suggested <br />#1. General clean-up & improve facades<br />#2. Tear down Plein building<br />#3. Create a broad economic strategy, better utilize river<br />#4. Repair streets, sidewalks, parking lots<br />#5. More community-centered activities<br />
  18. 18. Take a guess …<br />““I do not patronize Downtown Momence businesses as much as I might because…”<br />I shop closer to where I work.<br /> I purchase items I need locally but outside of the Downtown district. <br /> I shop online.<br /> I am dissatisfied with parking. <br /> I am dissatisfied with the product selection.<br /> I am dissatisfied with the service.<br /> I am dissatisfied with the prices.<br /> I am concerned about safety.<br /> I am concerned about cleanliness.<br />
  19. 19. Other: Inconsistent hours, live out of town, forget they are there <br />
  20. 20. Take a guess …<br />“greatest challenge to downtown momence is …”<br />
  21. 21. Greatest Challenges<br />#1 – Poor Image<br />Cleanliness, loitering, building maintenance<br />#2 – Vacancies/Attracting sustainable biz<br />More unique, niche businesses<br />#3 – Competition/Motivating people to “Shop Local”<br />#4 – “Nothing there” perception<br />#5 – Critical Mass, not enough there<br />#6 – Economy<br />Also… Lack of vision, morale, lack of retail, Plein building, parking<br />
  22. 22. Final Thoughts<br />How will the overall results of this survey impact our program & 2011-12 work plans?<br />What could MSM do better to meet the many needs of our Downtown District & community?<br />Thank you for attending!<br />