Downtown Camden Guild:SWOT Analysis<br />Examining Our Assets and Liabilities.<br />9/1/2009<br />http://downtowncamdengui...
Introduction<br />Blog:  http://downtowncamdenguild.blogspot.com<br />Agenda<br />9/1/2009<br />http://downtowncamdenguild...
Agenda<br />Welcome<br />Vision Statement Vote <br /> SWOT Exercise<br />Upcoming Events and Projects: <br />Interim Offic...
Mission Statement<br />9/1/2009<br />http://downtowncamdenguild.blogspot.com<br />With the coordinated efforts of local me...
Vision Statement<br />9/1/2009<br />http://downtowncamdenguild.blogspot.com<br />The vision of the Downtown Camden Guild i...
Goals<br />Economic redevelopment through business recruitment, business retention, and preservation of the heritage of th...
Laying the Foundation<br />The Strategic Planning Process<br />Visioning<br />SWOT Analysis<br />Identify Alternatives<br ...
Strengths<br />9/1/2009<br />http://downtowncamdenguild.blogspot.com<br />
Weaknesses<br />9/1/2009<br />http://downtowncamdenguild.blogspot.com<br />
Opportunities<br />9/1/2009<br />http://downtowncamdenguild.blogspot.com<br />
Threats<br />9/1/2009<br />http://downtowncamdenguild.blogspot.com<br />
Summary of CommentsWhat are the strengths?<br />Vibrant, thriving, relevant<br />Retail, housing (work and live)<br />Clea...
Main Street Approach<br />Promotion<br />Organization<br />Economic Restructuring<br />Design<br />9/1/2009<br />http://do...
PromotionUpcoming Events/Projects<br />Blues Festival, This weekend Oct. 1-3<br />Halloween, Oct. 31<br />Vacant Storefron...
New Developments<br />Not necessary to pursue at this juncture as sponsorships and donations can be made to the Guild in t...
OrganizationOfficers/Committees<br />Executive Board – Meets 1st Tuesday of Month<br />Interim Officers (4 to 6 months)<br...
OrganizationOfficers/Committees<br />Ex-Officio Officers<br />Equine Community Liaison<br />Fine Arts Center Liaison<br />...
OrganizationOfficers/Committees<br />Committees<br />Events & Programs – 1st Wednesday <br />Fundraising & Budget – 2nd We...
What’s Next . . . 	<br />Next meeting is Tuesday, October 20that 8:30 am<br />Discussion<br />Summarize SWOT<br />Generate...
Contact Information	<br />Wade F. Luther, II, AICP<br />Downtown Manager<br />City of Camden<br />PO Box 7002<br />Camden,...
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SWOT 29 Sep09

  1. 1. Downtown Camden Guild:SWOT Analysis<br />Examining Our Assets and Liabilities.<br />9/1/2009<br />http://downtowncamdenguild.blogspot.com<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />Blog: http://downtowncamdenguild.blogspot.com<br />Agenda<br />9/1/2009<br />http://downtowncamdenguild.blogspot.com<br />
  3. 3. Agenda<br />Welcome<br />Vision Statement Vote <br /> SWOT Exercise<br />Upcoming Events and Projects: <br />Interim Officers<br />Committee Organization<br />Meeting Schedule<br />Adjournment<br />9/1/2009<br />http://downtowncamdenguild.blogspot.com<br />
  4. 4. Mission Statement<br />9/1/2009<br />http://downtowncamdenguild.blogspot.com<br />With the coordinated efforts of local merchants, artists, businesses, neighborhoods, civic and community leaders the mission of the Downtown Camden Guild is to create and implement a unified vision for Downtown Camden that will align with the redevelopment goals of all stakeholders involved in seeing the City and its commercial core prosper.  <br />
  5. 5. Vision Statement<br />9/1/2009<br />http://downtowncamdenguild.blogspot.com<br />The vision of the Downtown Camden Guild is to allow downtown business owners to take part in revitalizing Downtown Camden into a destination that is a thriving, livable, and walkable arts, entertainment, and shopping district for residents and visitors to enjoy year round. <br />
  6. 6. Goals<br />Economic redevelopment through business recruitment, business retention, and preservation of the heritage of the central business district;<br />Representation on all issues vital to the success of downtown; <br />Effective marketing strategies for the promotion and growth of downtown and its business community within the City and expanding to other markets; and<br />Coordination of programs and events to benefit the downtown core, greater Camden community, and regional area. <br />9/1/2009<br />http://downtowncamdenguild.blogspot.com<br />
  7. 7. Laying the Foundation<br />The Strategic Planning Process<br />Visioning<br />SWOT Analysis<br />Identify Alternatives<br />Evaluate Alternatives<br />Make a Plan<br />Implementation<br />9/1/2009<br />http://downtowncamdenguild.blogspot.com<br />
  8. 8. Strengths<br />9/1/2009<br />http://downtowncamdenguild.blogspot.com<br />
  9. 9. Weaknesses<br />9/1/2009<br />http://downtowncamdenguild.blogspot.com<br />
  10. 10. Opportunities<br />9/1/2009<br />http://downtowncamdenguild.blogspot.com<br />
  11. 11. Threats<br />9/1/2009<br />http://downtowncamdenguild.blogspot.com<br />
  12. 12. Summary of CommentsWhat are the strengths?<br />Vibrant, thriving, relevant<br />Retail, housing (work and live)<br />Clean<br />Unity, support<br />Walkable, beautiful, active, accessible<br />Feeling of community, inclusive<br />Dense, quaint, friendly<br />Open to growth<br />9/1/2009<br />http://downtowncamdenguild.blogspot.com<br />
  13. 13. Main Street Approach<br />Promotion<br />Organization<br />Economic Restructuring<br />Design<br />9/1/2009<br />http://downtowncamdenguild.blogspot.com<br />
  14. 14. PromotionUpcoming Events/Projects<br />Blues Festival, This weekend Oct. 1-3<br />Halloween, Oct. 31<br />Vacant Storefront project<br />Colonial Cup, Oct. 20 Parade?<br />Christmas, Nov. 29/Dec. 4<br />After Hours, Oct. 12/19 Crescent Grill<br />Girl’s Night – Committee Discussion<br />Market Analysis – 6 to 8 weeks,<br />Form-Based Code Design Charrette - Oct. 20 – 28<br />9/1/2009<br />http://downtowncamdenguild.blogspot.com<br />
  15. 15. New Developments<br />Not necessary to pursue at this juncture as sponsorships and donations can be made to the Guild in the name of the City - City is a 501(c)(3) <br />Pine Tree Hill Society – Main Street Society funding arm of downtown redevelopment allowing participation city-wide.<br />Time Frame of Redevelopment Projects<br />9/1/2009<br />http://downtowncamdenguild.blogspot.com<br />
  16. 16. OrganizationOfficers/Committees<br />Executive Board – Meets 1st Tuesday of Month<br />Interim Officers (4 to 6 months)<br />President – Edwin Kohn<br />Vice-President - TBD<br />Secretary – Jamie Bennett-Bane<br />Treasurer – Carol Jellenik<br />Counsel - TBD<br />Director of Arts – Dot Goodwin<br />Director of Retail – Linda Branham?<br />Director of Service – Gail Carter<br />Director of Dining – Jonathan Bazinet<br />9/1/2009<br />http://downtowncamdenguild.blogspot.com<br />
  17. 17. OrganizationOfficers/Committees<br />Ex-Officio Officers<br />Equine Community Liaison<br />Fine Arts Center Liaison<br />Historic Camden Liaison<br />Carolina Motorsports Park Liaison<br />City of Camden Liaison<br />Kershaw County Chamber Liaison<br />Kershaw County Economic Development Liaison<br />9/1/2009<br />http://downtowncamdenguild.blogspot.com<br />
  18. 18. OrganizationOfficers/Committees<br />Committees<br />Events & Programs – 1st Wednesday <br />Fundraising & Budget – 2nd Wednesday<br />Marketing & Advertising – 3rd Wednesday<br />Policy & Public Affairs – 4th Wednesday<br />9/1/2009<br />http://downtowncamdenguild.blogspot.com<br />
  19. 19. What’s Next . . . <br />Next meeting is Tuesday, October 20that 8:30 am<br />Discussion<br />Summarize SWOT<br />Generate Alternatives<br />Halloween Preparation<br />Thank You for attending.<br />9/1/2009<br />http://downtowncamdenguild.blogspot.com<br />
  20. 20. Contact Information <br />Wade F. Luther, II, AICP<br />Downtown Manager<br />City of Camden<br />PO Box 7002<br />Camden, SC 29021<br />(803) 432-2421<br />wluther@camdensc.org<br />http://downtowncamdenguild.blogspot.com<br />www.cityofcamden.org<br />9/1/2009<br />http://downtowncamdenguild.blogspot.com<br />

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