January 2016 Meeting Minutes

MBA Monthly Meeting Minutes, January 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, Carrie Beinert-Carrie’s Day Spa-Linda Vista CDC, James McGuirk-Council Representative-Office of Councilmember Lorie Zapf, Julio DeGuzman-City Attorney’s Office, Virginia Mergener-Reusable Finds, Phil Herr-AABS, Kyley Christy-BPSD Realty, Dan Skalko, Janet Kaye-Linda Vista CDC, Marjie Schmidt-Clairemont Community Planning Group, Dimitri Sataev-Progressive Results

Call to order/introductions: The meeting was called to order at 2:00 pm.  Attendees introduced themselves.

Approved November 2015 minutes: Minutes were approved unanimously.


Treasurer’s Report: $12,613 bank balance as of 12/31/2015. 2015 MBA revenue increased by 38.1% and expenses increased by 21.5%. Grant application for 2016 is $10K. Taste of Morena will be pre-funded and expenses reimbursed when grant funds are received. BID Council approved 2015/2016 Grant funds for new MBA Banners & Mobile App costs. Funds need to be spent by June 2016.  MBA is compliant with tax Filing 990.


Old/New Business:

A.        MBA “Holiday” Mixer, December 16th-sponsored by US Bank with a $500 donation

B.        MBA website is up & running; emails will be sent to the Morena District Businesses

C.        MBA APP promotion campaign to monthly highlight a local Business is still in progress

D.        2016 Morena District Street Banner Community Photo Shoot is scheduled for February 18th

E.         2016 MBA Monthly Meeting/Mixer proposed schedule-see MBA website for listing

F.         2016 Taste of Morena is Wednesday, April 13th, 5-9:30pm. Suggestions made for on-line registration with an option to donate to a local charity.


Business Community Commentary:

A.        James McGuirk, Council Representative District 2-Office of Councilmember Lorie Zapf

jmcguirk@sandiego.gov-Direct (619) 235-5282, Main (619) 236-6622 provided Community updates:

City of San Diego Storefront Improvement Program-619.236.6505-www.sandiego.gov/brc

Red Cross link for the Morena District-858.309.1200 3950 - www.redcross.org

El Nino preparation for San Diego County-Sandbags are available at Urban Corp-619.235.6884 & local Firehouses

San Diego Regional EDC-619.234.8484 – info@sandiegobusiness.org EDC offers Small Business Programs

Board member Applications are being accepted for the San Diego Small Business Advisory Board. The SDBA advises the Mayor& City Council on any matter that will enhance the capability of small businesses in San Diego to succeed-http://www.sandiego.gov/economic-development/business/starting/advisory

B.        Margie Schmidt, Board Member-Clairemont Community Planning Group & Chair of the CCPG Morena Blvd. Corridor Specific Plan Ad Hoc Sub Committee, margiesandiego@aol.com. Linda Vista & Clairemont Sub-Committee meetings are open to the public for additional information please use the following links-LindaVista.org/lvpg-www.sandiego.gov/planning/community/profiles/clairemontmesa/agendas.shtml- www.sandiego.gov/planning/community/profiles/lindavista/pdf/morena_corridor_specific_plan_process.pdf


C.         Julio DeGuzman, Office of the City Attorney Criminal Division, Community & Government Relations- deguzmanj@sandiego.gov- 619.531.2000





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: 3:10 pm


Thank you to our Morena District Community!