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Dear MBA Members and Community Business Owners & Representatives,
Next Wednesday, November 14th we will be holding our annual meeting. This meeting will be held at the Manchester Community Library (138 Cemetery Ave Manchester, VT) from 6:00pm – 7:00pm. During the Annual Meeting we will be discussing the following topics:
1. By Laws
2. Election of new and current board members
3. Current member drive
4. Partnership with the Bennington Regional Chamber of Commerce
5. Manchester Visitor Center
PURPOSE & HISTORY
In the late summer of 2016 a group of local Manchester business owners and operators came together with a mission to discuss the economic climate, opportunities, and challenges within the Manchester area and its’ business community. In early 2017, the MBA formed an (11) eleven-member board. The primary mission was to promote and market the Town of Manchester, Manchester Village and its’ businesses by developing strategies that include marketing, advertising, a visitors center, promotions, and events. All to increase the number of visitors that come to our area.
STRUCTURE & BOARD MEMBERS
· Destination Marketing Organization
· Non-Profit 501(c)6 status
· 11-member Board of Directors
Paul W. Carroccio, President, TPW Real Estate
Joy Proft, Secretary, JOY All Things Underthings
Bill Drunsic, Treasurer, Spiral Press Café
Anne Houser, The Mountain Goat
Lana Hauben, Manchester Designer Outlets
Anthony Maclaurin, private resident
Andy Reed, VT Sales Group/Sotheby’s
John Burnham, The Taconic Hotel
Pauline Moore, advisory/non-voting (Town of Manchester)
Ensure the vitality of the town by increasing visitors, resulting in
· Increased hotel occupancy
· Increased restaurant and retail revenues
· Longer term, improving demand for housing
· Increased employment opportunities
Manchester Designer Outlets
Town of Manchester
Anyone in the community is welcome to attend. Only members are permitted to cast a vote.
Please make sure that your annual dues are paid in full, before the meeting if you wish to vote. Payment of dues will be accepted at the meeting. Non-members are welcome to learn more about the organization and become a member.
If you would like a copy of our draft By-Laws, a proxy ballot form to be returned if you do not attend meeting, and our current information sheet, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.