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Agenda – January 24th, 2020

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MEETING of the BOARD of DIRECTORS

Friday – January 24, 2020 – 8:30 a.m. 
34 West Fulton Street Gloversville, New York

AGENDA

I. Welcome & Call to Order

___ Timothy Beckett, Vice Chair
___ Terri Easterly
___ Gregory Fagan, Secretary
___ Leslie Ford, Chair
___ Kent Kirch, Past Chair
___ Travis Mitchell
___ Ronald Olinsky, Treasurer
___ Geoffrey Peck
___ Grant Preston

Other Attendees:

___ Warren Greene, County Liaison
___ Michael Albanese, Esq., Legal Counsel
___ Mark Kilmer, F-M Chamber of Commerce
___ Scott Henze, Planning Director Fulton County
___ Vernon Jackson, Mayor of Johnstown
___ Jim Mraz, Fulton County IDA
___ Ashley Onyon Leader-Herald
___ David D’Amore, Fulton County IDA
___ Vince DeSantis, Mayor of Gloversville
___ John Blackmon, Gloversville Supervisor Ward 3
___ Miles Reed, Daily Gazette
___ Richard Argotsinger, Mayfield Town Supervisor

II. Approval of December 13, 2019 Meeting Minutes

I. Administrative Matters

  1. Chair Report  ..……………………………………….………………..        Leslie Ford
  2. Committee Reports
    1. Executive Committee ……………………………………..        Leslie Ford
    2. Governance Committee   …………………………………        Leslie Ford
    3. Finance Committee ………….……………………………         Ronald Olinsky
    4. Audit Committee   ….………………………………………         Ronald Olinsky
    5. Building Committee ………………………………………         Geoffrey Peck
    6. Membership & Marketing Committee ……………..        Grant Preston
      1. M&M Report………………………………………… Ken Adamczyk
  3. Gloversville Downtown Development Specialist Report … James Hannahs
  4. Chamber, Fulton County, IDA and City Reports

I.      President & CEO Report – Ronald Peters

  1. Current CRG Projects
    1. 34 W. Fulton St – National Grid, Farley, and Restore NY Grant Updates
    2. National Grid Incentive Program – LED lighting
  2. 2018-2020 Microenterprise Grant Program Update
  3. Community Outreach Programs
    1. Business Tours for Elected Officials
      1. Feb. – Northville 5 & 10 and “Five and Dine”
    2. Community Assistance
      1.  Gloversville
      2. Johnstown
      3. Mayfield
      4. Northville
      5. Caroga Lake
      6. Dolgeville
  4. Business Marketing Inquiries
  5. Combined County Marketing Effort Update
  6. Loan Applicant Updates
    1. 2020 CRG Business Events
    2. MicroEnterprise Grant Training
    3. Business Training
    4. Small Business Networking Sessions
    5. Gloversville Small Business Symposium
  7. 2020 Initiatives
    1. Identify two target industry sectors to market Fulton County
    2. Maintain a robust training schedule
    3. Increase CRG’s membership base
    4. Explore other possible grant structures
    5. Locate additional loan pools
    6. 2020 Placemaking Conference
    7. Initiate a first-time home ownership program
    8. Seek development opportunities
    9. Broaden our presence in additional municipal locations
  8. Other
    1. Resolutions (none for January)
    2. CIC update
    3. County Wide Loan Fund update

VI. Adjournment to Executive Session to Discuss Ongoing Legal Issues

Board Meetings are held the Fourth Friday of the Month
at the CRG Main Office
at 8:30 AM

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