MSBIA- Main Street Business Improvement Association

The Main Street Business Improvement Association represents the businesses on Main Street in Santa Monica for the purpose of promoting and marketing the Main Street Business Improvement District (BID) as a vital, safe, unique place for shopping, dining, and cultural experiences in Santa Monica.

We are committed to building and nurturing partnerships with each other, our city government, and other businesses and neighborhood organizations to improve and enhance the quality of work and life in our community.

The Association, with approximately 400 members (business license holders) is managed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership.  An Executive Director, employed by the Association, works for the Board and its members.  The Board makes policy; the Executive Director is engaged in carrying out policy.

The Board meets once a month.  There are quarterly General Membership meetings, with one annual meeting for elections each year.  Board members serve two-year terms, with half the board seats open for election each year: there are no term limits. MSBIA By-Laws – PDF

A liaison from the Convention & Visitors Bureau and a liaison from the Business Alliance also regularly attend Board meetings, as does a City staff person from the MSBIA liaison department, the Department of Economic Resources. Board Roster – PDF

Board members also serve on committees.  There are two standing committees: The Event Committee, and the Promotion & Marketing Committee.  When planning either the Summer SOULstice event or the annual Holiday event, the Event Committee usually meets weekly.  The Promotion & Marketing Committee meets every two weeks.

All Board members are volunteers, and the Association is always interested in volunteers to serve on the standing committees.  If you are interested in serving on any of these committees, please email our Executive Director at: staff@mainstreetsm.com

WEBSITE AND AD PLACEMENT INQUIRIES
Santa Monica is recognized as the premier beach-city destination in the world with 7.3 million visitors coming to Santa Monica each year from outside of LA County. Santa Monica’s Main Street with it’s trendy shops just a short walk to the famed beaches of Santa Monica Bay offers a rich advertising environment in a thriving business district.

If you are interested in information on how to advertise on this site you may contactby email:
Gary Gordon,
Executive Director, MSBIA
staff@mainstreetsm.com


SUMMER SOULSTICE BAND INQUIRIES
The MSBIA is hosting the annual Main Street Summer SOULstice event. If your band is interested in performing in the coming year, please email information to msmastaff@netvip.com or mail it to MSBIA, 1549 11th St., #203, Santa Monica, CA., 90401. Any material sent in will not be returned.
Gary Gordon,
Executive Director, MSBIA
staff@mainstreetsm.com


FARMERS MARKET VENDORS/INQUIRIES
The Farmers Markets in Santa Monica are run by the City of Santa Monica. The administrator of the Sunday Main Street Farmers Market is Jodi Low. Her phone is: 310 458 8712, ext. 5 The MSBIA administers only the retail section in the Sunday Farmers Market. Vendors there must be Main Street businesses with Main Street business licenses and Main Street storefronts. There are no exceptions to this.
Gary Gordon,
Executive Director, MSBIA
staff@mainstreetsm.com

SUNDAY FARMERS MARKET PARKING
Special Announcement to those of you who go to the Main Street Farmer’s Market on Sundays: To learn how to take advantage of the City parking program for you, go to the City’s information table at the market. This program is not being advertised on the web or in general advertising; information is readily available for you at the market on Sundays. Check it out now!

This page includes agendas for the monthly board meetings, the event committee and promotion & marketing committee meetings, and for the quarterly general meetings; it also includes agendas for any special meetings.

Upcoming Board meeting agendas will be at the top, followed by upcoming Event Committee meeting agendas, then Promotion & Marketing Committee meeting agendas, then General Membership meeting agendas. Agendas of past meetings will remain posted until they are replaced with the next upcoming agenda.

LOCATION: Lula Cucina, 2720 Main St. – Noon

AGENDA

  1. WELCOME and THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING!
  2. ATTENDANCE – Schmitt, Turner, Binder, Acciai, Gordon (ED), Hall (ED in training), Rice (Assitant ED in training), Lozano (SMTT), Cavicante (City), Alvi (PR Team), Incontro (PR Team)
  3. MINUTESACTION: Approve the MSBIA Board Minutes of 9/14/17.
  4. PUBLIC INPUT (On items not on agenda and within Board jurisdiction, per the Brown
    Act.)
  5. REMARKS – Chair
  6. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR REPORTS AND ITEMS – Gordon
    1. Action: Take whatever actions are deemed appropriate during and after the priorities discussion — these actions should be policy decision or instructions to the ED or to Committee and should not involve the expenditure of funds.
    2. PRIORITIES DISCUSSION – suggested:
      1. Organizational issues and goals (including Farmers Market) – 45 Min.
        1. define duties of Executive Director*
        2. define duties of Assistant Exec. Dir.*
        3. Standing Committees—which will do what?
      2. Promotion & Marketing, Publications & Events, Chronological order – 45 Min.
        1. Howl-O-Ween
        2. Tis the Season
        3. WHERE Magazine Concierge event
        4. Most Loved Special Edition
        5. MAINopoly
        6. SOULstice ‘18
        7. SMTT Map and Guide
        8. “Million Maps”
        9. Table Display and Materials—Events and Farmers Market
        10. Other
      3. City Issues and Lobbying – 45 Min.
        1. Increase number of Sidewalk Sales
        2. Reduce parking fine for failure to display receipt on dash
        3. Parklets… Phase II
  7. Committee Reports
    1. Promotion & Marketing Committee
    2. Event Committee
  8. CITY LIAISON – E. Cavicante
  9. CVB LIAISON – Lozano
  10. BOARD MEMBERS
  11. OPA MAIN STREET COMMITTEE – Abdo, Summers
  12. ADDITIONAL BUSINESS and PUBLIC COMMENT
  13. FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER – ADJOURN

LOCATION: Areal, 2820 Main – 9:30am

AGENDA

  1. WELCOME and THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING!
  2. ATTENDANCE
  3. CHAIR – Anthony Schmitt
  4. PUBLIC INPUT (items not agendaed, within Board jurisdiction, per Brown Act.)
  5. BUSINESS
  6. (note: all of these are potential action items within the purview and budget of the committee.)
    1. Review of 2017 Event
      1. Planning
      2. Day of…
      3. Anecdotal Review
      4. Some specifics: Budget. Poster. Across the street banner. Insurance. Chairs. Beer Garden accounting. Wine Garden.
      5. (Close to) final accounting re budget, money due, money owed.
      6. Other
      7. Debrief with City TBA
    2. SOULstice 2018 and COAST
      1. COAST ’17 will be Oct. 1.
      2. 10am – 4pm instead of 9am – 3pm
      3. Aaron Paley, COAST Planner, is invited to the next Board meeting, July 12
  7. PUBLICE INPUT
  8. ADJOURN

LOCATION: Enterprise Fish Co., 174 Kinney Ave. – 9:30am

AGENDA

  1. WELCOME and THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING!
  2. ATTENDANCE
  3. CHAIR – Binder
  4. PUBLIC INPUT (items not agendaed, within Board jurisdiction, per Brown Act.)
  5. BUSINESS
  6. (note: all of these are potential action items within the purview and budget of the committee.)
    1. PR Team Work:
      1. Social Media
      2. Website
      3. Farmers Market table
    2. Current PR Team Assignments/tasks
    3. Future PR Team Assignments/tasks
    4. SMTT Communication – See Attached
    5. Coast ’17
      1. Live music sites
      2. other
    6. Report on Buy Local Health & Fitness Festival Sept. 9
    7. Howl-O-Ween Event
    8. History One-Sheet
    9. “Industry Night”
    10. “First Sunday”
    11. Dogtown Street names
    12. Newsletter
    13. Digital Merchant Info Kit for Website
    14. Other
  7. ADDITIONAL BUSINESS
  8. PUBLIC INPUT
  9. ADJOURN

LOCATION: Enterprise Fish Co. – 6:15pm.

AGENDA

    1. WELCOME and THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING!
    2. INTRODUCTION OF BOARD, STAFF & Liaisons:
      Anthony Schmitt (Chair) (Anthony Schmitt Designs), Mark Becker (Vice Chair), (Areal), Hunter Hall (Treas.)(Finn McCool/Lula Cucina), Jacey Binder (Enterprise Fish Co.), Simone Acciai (Dolcenero), Mark Turner (Bareburger), Gary Gordon (MSBIA Executive Director), Erika Cavicante (City Liaison), Rachel Lozano (SMTT)
    3. SELF-INTRODUCTIONS OF MEMBERSHIP and GUESTS
    4. REMARKS – Anthony Schmitt, MSBIA Chair
    5. Action: BOARD ELECTIONS – GORDON
    6. UPDATE, Buy Local Health Festival – Sept. 9 – SCHMITT, GORDON, RICE
    7. UPDATE, COAST ’17 – GORDON
    8. UPDATE, OTHER MAIN STREET-CITY ISSUES (PARKLETS, DECORATIVE LIGHTING, PARKING, ETC.) – GORDON
    9. OTHER BUSINESS
    10. PUBLIC COMMENT & PUBLIC INPUT (on items not on the agenda and within Board Jurisdiction, per the Brown Act).
    11. FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER
    12. ADJOURN

The Santa Monica Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
www.santamonica.com
The Santa Monica Chamber Of Commerce
www.smchamber.com
Bayside District, including the Third Street Promenade
www.downtownsm.com
Montana Avenue’s Commercial Website
www.montanaave.com
Santa Monica Police Dept.
www.santamonicapd.org
Santa Monica Fire Department
www.santamonicafd.org
The Big Blue Bus
www.bigbluebus.com
Heal The Bay
www.healthebay.org
KCRW Radio Station
www.kcrw.org
ICE at Santa Monica
www.downtownsm.com/ice

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