David O’Donnell Paul Ruppert - new Director of Baltimore Markets Danny BenDebba Jane Buccheri David McGill Carrie Baniszewski Curtis Eaddy II Laura Dykes Bifford Browwning Frieda Ulman Thomas Hamms Scott Kashnow Bill Freeman Richard Parker Liberty Jane

Approval of June Minutes – Jane Bucceri makes a motion to approve, David McGill seconds

Entrepreneurship Conference 

  • Danny Bendebba volunteered to do the talk on Promotions
  • Sholanda Strokes was suggested David
  • Still need suggestions for networking fair
  • Volunteers for surveys
    • Jane Buccerri 
  • Volunteers for marketing video
  • Businesses to donate gift cards 
    • Zella’s
    • Primo Chicken
    • Culinary Architecture – Biff will ask
    • Union Sq Mission Pizzeria
  • Breakout room monitors
    • Danny BenDebba 
    • David McGill could be a back-up

Old Business

  • West Baltimore Street Updates – Rodney & Curtis
    • Clean and Green off to a good start
      • Hiring
    • Had a developer’s meeting to connect one another to each other
    • Capital Improvement 
      • August 2nd release date, application period ends October 15th 
      • Purpose is to get businesses ready to open doors
      • Combines 3 grant products into one application
    • Made in Baltimore Home Accelerator program site visit Sept 8 from 2:00 – 5:00
    • Promotion and Branding – looking at locations to hang banners; 17 poles mainly at corners
  • Facade subcommittee update – Carrie
    • No new updates
    • 3 applications in process
  • Commercial Capital Improvement Update – Carrie
    • Curtis provided update
  • Pigtown Mainstreet Updates – Frieda
    • Groundwork Kitchen is open for carry-out for breakfast and lunch
    • Deputy Mayor is coming to tour Pigtown this Thursday
    • Mayor is coming on August 12th to see new businesses
  • ABC’s of Investing 
    • This Thursday, second event
      • teach residents how to invest in local businesses
      • every person that attends the event receives a $50 credit to invest
      • SoFusion Cafe & Greywood Group’s Project 1411 W. Baltimore

New Business

  • Hollins Market Update
    • approved for grant for food pop-up stall
    • received Choice Neighborhoods Grant to fit out remaining of stalls with plumbing and electrical
      • in the environmental review stage
    • Tomorrow a group of students from Ireland have been researching Hollins Market and will be giving their report via Zoom 

Bill Freeman makes motion to adjourn the meeting; Jane Buccheri seconds 

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