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.

Feb. 3, 2016 – BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING LULA CUCINA, 2720 Main St., Noon

AGENDA PRIORITIES MEETING

  1. WELCOME and THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING!
  2. ATTENDANCE – Schmitt, Amsden, Hall, Becker, Shafa, Ralston, Gordon (ED), Lozano (SMTT), Cavicante (City), Jarow (Alliance), Weaver or Riley or McDonald(Melrose PR)
  3. MINUTESAction: Approve the minutes of the Jan. 6, 2015 meeting – see attached.
  4. PUBLIC INPUT (On items not on agenda and within Board jurisdiction, per the Brown Act.)
  5. REMARKSChair
  6. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – Gordon
    1. Action: As per MSBIA By-Laws, remove Siamak Shafa from the Board for failure to attend Board meetings. (He missed five consecutive meetings and the Priorities meeting.)
    2. Action Appoint someone to the MSBIA Board to serve the remainder of Shafa’s term (thru Aug. 2017) or reschedule this item for a subsequent agenda.
    3. Action Review the FY 2015-2016 Budget to determine what if any revisions are necessary and to determine if there are funds to advertise in Million Maps. If there are funds, decide whether or not to allocate them for advertising in the Million Maps.
    4. City Issues update: parklets, meters, crosswalks.
    5. FYI: Big Blue Bus staff will be at the March MSBIA Board meeting. Planning/Parking/Traffic staff will be at the April meeting.
    6. FYI: Most Loved Campaign begins Feb. 1.
    7. FYI: Tri City Alliance Pub Crawl May 1.
    8. FYI: Financial report [attached]
    9. FYI: Accounts receivable [attached]
  7. COMMITTEE REPORTS
    1. Promotion & Marketing Committee – a: update on Social Media Marketing activity-Melrose PR, b: Report on Most Loved Campaign. – Next meeting Feb. 8, 9:30am, Areal
    2. SOULstice Event Committee – a: 16th Annual Summer SOULstice June 26, b: MAINopoly III, end of May. – Next meeting Feb. 15, 9:30am, Areal
  8. MELROSE PR REPORT – Weaver or Riley or McDonald
  9. BOARD MEMBERS
  10. CITY LIAISON – E. Cavicante
  11. SMTT LIAISON – Rachel Lozano
  12. ALLIANCE LIAISON – J. Jarow
  13. OPA MAIN STREET COMMITTEE – Morgenstern, Summers, Abdo
  14. ADDITIONAL BUSINESS and PUBLIC COMMENT
  15. NEXT BOARD MEETING – scheduled for 3/2/16
  16. FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER – ADJOURN

Feb. 15, 2016 – EVENT COMMITTEE
Areal, 2820 Main, 9:30am

AGENDA

  1. I. 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. Planning the 16th Annual Main Street Summer SOULstice, June 26, 2016
      1. Scope of Event
      2. General Budget & Sponsor Goals</>
      3. Sponsor one-sheet and Sizzle Reel link
      4. Graphic & Promotion
      5. Plans to gain sponsorships
      6. MAINopoly fundraiser
      7. Bands/Music
      8. Other Ideas– like Circus acts
    2. Other Business & Public Input
  7. ADJOURN

Feb. 8, 2016 – PROMOTION & MARKETING COMMITTEE
Areal, 2820 Main St., 9:30am

AGENDA

  1. WELCOME and THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING!
  2. ATTENDANCE
  3. CHAIR – 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. Continuing Review of Melrose PR work and additional assignments
    2. Website – review of draft – Gordon
    3. Most Loved campaign update –
    4. WHERE Magazine update – Jessica Levin
    5. Main Street Maps and Million Maps Update – Matthew Gibbons
    6. SMTT Map update – Utley
    7. Other
    8. FYI: Most Loved Campaign in Feb. 2016
  7. ADDITIONAL BUSINESS
  8. PUBLIC INPUT
  9. ADJOURN

Feb. 2, 2016 – General Membership Meeting
Lula Cucina; 6pm Mixer, Meeting at 6:30pm.
6pm

AGENDA

    1. WELCOME and THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING!
    2. INTRODUCTION OF BOARD, STAFF & Liaisons:
      Anthony Schmitt (Chair) (Anthony Schmitt Designs), Janabai Owens(Vice Chair), (RAWvolution), Mark Becker (Treas.)(Areal), Hunter Hall (Finn McCool’s & Lula), Siamak Shafa (Three Twins Ice Cream), Greg Ralston (Ashland Hill), Gary Gordon (MSBIA Executive Director), Erika Cavicante (City Liaison), Rachel Lozano (SMTT Bureau), Jeff Jarow (Alliance liaison)
    3. SELF-INTRODUCTIONS OF MEMBERSHIP and GUESTS
    4. REMARKS – Anthony Schmitt, MSBIA Chair
    5. UPDATE, 16th Annual Summer SOULstice June 26 – SCHMITT, GORDON
    6. UPDATE, 3rd Annual MAINopoly – A Taste of Main – May – SCHMITT, GORDON
    7. Advertising and Promotion opportunities – SCHMITT, GORDON
    8. UPDATE, OTHER MAIN STREET-CITY ISSUES (PARKLETS, 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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