Midtown Mornings: This Morning!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who brought good energy and great ideas to the first installment of MidTown Mornings at Nead Brand Partners. Who knew people could be so engaged at 7:30 am? If you couldn't make it this morning, not to worry – the sessions are EVERY FRIDAY from 7:30-8:30 am. As we agreed at the meeting, the next step will be for everyone (attendees and non) to contribute one or more Talking Points to our new "PB Wiki", which is an open site you can submit to. Betsey Merkel will send you a link, or you can find it on the Midtown Wednesday Blog. Your ideas will be formatted into a handy guide to give to prospects, peers, and anyone else who wants to know more about the personal and business benefits of being involved with Midtown. Please look over the list below of first initiatives that we can complete or at least move forward in the next 30-60 days. Please contact me directly if you have ideas/resources to jump-start any of the following ideas. Thanks for your help, and we look forward to seeing you next Friday. Fresh gourmet coffee and bagels will be beckoning....
Mark ;-)

1. Create a tagline that everyone in Midtown believes in (ie: "Things are Popping" them developed by Superior/St. Clair coalition)
2. "I support Midtown" window sticker for businesses, residents, and supporters not located in Midtown. Available FREE (?)
3. Plot a simple, easy to implement marketing and communication plan that erases geographic boundaries and broadens the definition of what constitutes "Midtown"
4. Start a Venture Capital network (ie: begin dialogue with Red Room Revolution, MidTown Cleveland, individual investors, etc.) – Who do YOU know?
5. Capture Success Stories - Informal conversations, then document in writing and with video (Cinematographer Alex Michaels is ready and willing to help).
6. "Green" Rooftops - Julien Adler has agreed to begin dialogue with director of the Cleveland Green Building Coalition. Anyone know someone from the W.P. Hickman Systems company featured in this week's Crain's Cleveland Business? (check out CCB, page 7).
7. Midtown Eats - Build a list of local restaurants and other favorite hang outs by posting to the PB Wiki. This is a work in progress, so please contribute!
8. Plan a Midtown Tour (patterned after Sparx in the City or Cool Cleveland). We welcome specific ideas, resources, and volunteers. This could be a moveable feast, fundraiser, walking/biking tour, festival, or any combination. Who can we partner with who is already doing something similar in the area?


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