Paul Ruppert Carrie Baniszewski Laura Dykes Bill Freeman Abdul Ali Troy Brandon Decker Steven Skerritt-Davis David O’Donnell Paris Brown Marcus Ashley Watson Scott Kashnow Roger Wood Taila Jane Buccheri Freida Ulman Meghan Cardoso Patricia Hogan Anya Singer Thomas Hams Catherine Hill Nicky Davis

Approval of July Minutes – Jane B motioned to approve, seconded by Freida 

Guest Speaker: Abdul Ali – Maryland State Arts Council – Arts & Entertainment Districts

One year from submitting Letter of Intent to designation 

Sheryl at Planning Dept

Coordinate a separate meeting with artists in attendance to discuss what properties they are interested in

Coordinate with Housing on this


Reach out to other A&E districts to get pointers and perspectives 


Entrepreneurship Conference – Recap and Next Steps

  • (Survey Results)

Focus on financials 

Old Business

  • West Baltimore Street Updates – Rodney & Curtis
    • Capital Improvment Campaign, deadline Oct 15, no applicants as yet, working on connecting business owners with property owners 
  • Mainstreet update
    • Reviewing application now to submit by end of the month 
  • Facade subcommittee update – Carrie
    • 1100 W. Pratt – completed
    • 1600 W. Baltimore – completed
  • Commercial Capital Improvement Update – Curtis
  • Pigtown Mainstreet Updates – Frieda
    • Sidewalk sale last Saturday, well attended
    • Story walk- page of a children’s book at business
    • Thursday – trivia night
    • Sip n’ Paint – Oct 13
  • ABC’s of Investing 
    • Submitting application for more money for next year
    • Plannign on doing 4 events
    • 2 ABC events
    • Planning a social for business owners for mid-November at Richie’s Lounge

Bill F- motion to adjourn meeting, Patricia H seconded

New Business

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