Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Chamber Of Commerce Board Gets Festival Update

The Bradley Chamber of Commerce Board meet June 8th for its regular monthly meeting.  Board Chairman Mike Nichols presided.  The part minutes and current financial statement were reviewed and approved.

A detailed update on the pending Pink Tomato Festival was presented by Chamber President David King.  He reported there would be plenty of tomatoes for the event and that the arts and crafts show is sold out of booths.  Mr. King went over the schedule of activities for the remainder of the week.  He noted that the steak cook off has 25 teams enrolled.

In other business the board was updated on the "Downtown Network" project and efforts by the Chamber to secure plans and funding for utilization of the Bryant's building on Main Street.  David King reported that efforts to implement an Historic downtown area are also proceeding.  A meeting is set for July 21st with property owners to discuss the undertaking.

Mr. King reported there are several new businesses opening and looking at locating in Warren.  Mane Event Furniture opened June 8th on North Martin Street.  Plans call for the Mane Event Hair salon to move into the same building with the furniture store.  Life touch Hospice will cut the ribbon for their new office on Martin Street June 17th.

David King told the board that two young people are working for the Chamber through the WIA work program during the summer and that several other youth have been hired to help during the festival.

Mr. King informed the board that the festival committee had decided not to conduct a fire works show at the conclusion of the festival due to increased cost.  The price has increased from around $2,000 to around $4,800 and the committee felt top rated entertainment for both Friday and Saturday nights of the festival would be a better use of available funds.

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