April 2016 - Meeting Minutes

MBA Monthly Meeting Minutes, April 19th, 2016

Attendees: 13

Shelley Anderson-The Marketing Deli-MBA Vice President, Hank Zapisek CFP-Financial Network Investment Corp.-MBA Treasurer, Kimberly Weber-Jerome’s Furniture-Recording Secretary, Janet Kaye-Linda Vista CDC, Tracy Reed-City of San Diego-Economic Development Department, Darlene DeLaPaz-Pazable Solutions, Isiah King-UPG, Josh Millar-UPG, Warren Simon-BID Council, Carrie Beinart-Carrie’s Day Spa, Jim Elko-Morena District, Natalia Mendez-Rock’n’Roll Marathon, Greg Lowe-Greg Lowe Videography, Tom Cleary-USD Senior Director Community & Gov’t Relations

Call to order/introductions: The meeting was called to order at 2:10 pm.  Attendees introduced themselves.

Approved February 2016 minutes: Minutes were approved unanimously.

Treasurer’s Report: Bank Balance is $715.21. Grant Project expenses are pre-funded by the MBA then expenses are submitted for reimbursement from allocated Grant funds. Future Grant funds may be used for promoting the Morena District via Mobil App Program.



Old/New Business:

A.            MBA website update-continuing improvements in progress

B.            MBA Street Banner update-redesign needed before June 2016

C.            MBA Mobile APP promotion update-320 downloads, 2200 visitors to APP since March 2016, 400 visitors to local Business coupon section, showcase Business interviews & highlight local Businesses via videos, suggested use of drone work to create video of Morena District

D.            2016 MBA March 16th Mixer results-Poseidon Project, 15-20 attendees

E.            2016 MBA April 13th “Taste of Morena”-509 tickets sold for $12,725 plus Sponsorship of $400 from Morena Storage



Business Community Commentary:

A.            Natalia Mendez, Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon on June 5th, 2016 – Course redesign & adjusted road closure times 6am to noon.  One lane access going North from Napa to Tecolote; Southbound lane access on Morena will be open. Runners Perk Campaign created to offer the Community & local Businesses the opportunity to promote their business to over 30,000 runners

B.            Hank Zapisek, Financial Network Investment, MBA Treasurer-suggestion for Community Business outreach to arriving USD students

C.            Tom Cleary, USD Senior Director Community & Gov’t Relations-suggestion for MBA to promote local Businesses via USD’s weekly student newspaper ‘The VIST!”

Morena Business District members are given an opportunity to express ideas, concerns, questions or special requests that would impact the Morena District Community. Please contact Kimberly@mbasandiego.org (619) 301-9318 for additional information.

Adjournment: 3:20 pm

Thank you to our Morena District Community!