March 12, 2009 7:00 PM Alamance Presbyterian Church
Action items are bolded
Attendees: Lonnie Baxley, Harold Garrett, David Gearhart, Jean King, Sue McElroy, Dick Mearns, Denise Osborne, Nanette Riddle, Dan Rogers Visitors: Nancy Joe Smith, mayor pro tem of Pleasant Garden
Dave Gearhart called the meeting to order. The minutes from the Feb 12 meeting were modified and approved.
Jean King agreed to send a get-well card to Jennie McNamara who injured her back several weeks ago
Dave Gearhart reported
approximately $2,116 in the treasury.
Dave reported 1842 hits to our website in 2009.
He also announced an electronics recycling event will be held in
Nancy Joe Smith, mayor pro
Sue McElroy reported she and Nanette are now looking for grants. The Greensboro Community Foundation has a grant application due in May. Joe has been doing related research.
Jean King reported from the Marketing Committee. Kim Brafford has sent outlines for stories. The deadline for advertising is June 20. Several local businesses have expressed an interest in the ads. Nanette contacted a friend about how to advertise SEGC. She agreed to put out a pamphlet in the Greensboro Convention and Visitors Bureau for our area. In the interim, before a pamphlet is completed they are using Southeast Lifestyle, the local newspaper.
Dave Gearhart asked for volunteers on the Fund Raising Committee. There was a brief discussion about the kinds of things that would be involved. There were no volunteers identified during the meeting.
Dan Rogers reported that the Commercial Development Standards Committee will be meeting with Trevor Nuttal from Guilford County Planning to discuss developing and deploying new standards
Denise discussed the idea of taking a survey to determine what type of businesses people in the area want. Denise agreed to advertise the survey in Southeast Lifestyle. Dan Rogers agreed to work with Lonnie to create a survey.
Dick Mearns reported
Dave reported that mail theft in the area on March 2nd or 3rd. Checks were removed from area mail boxes and cashed.
Lonnie Baxley reported that his APICS group (Operations Management professionals) group reviewed a recent presentation which showed how our larger airport will influence growth. This area will become the Piedmont NC “aerotropolis.”
Meeting adjourned at 8:30 PM
Next SEGCA Advisory Committee meeting April 9, 2009 at, 7 PM at Alamance Presbyterian
Dan Rogers, Secretary