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DCI Districts Meeting re: COVID-19 Communications - Shared screen with speaker view
Julia Simpson (Downtown Boulder)
22:33
Hello, Everyone! This is an example of a chat. Please use this to indicate that you want to participate. You could add, “I have something to add about XYZ”, or you can type out a complete question. We’ll address your questions one at a time.
Kat
37:02
Its kat, I would talk
Steve Art
37:02
Can you elaborate more on Slack. How tough was it to get it organized
laurenripko
37:05
Hi - Lauren in COS - we’re launching an entire digital initiative called Support the Springs
Alison Hamling
38:48
Just want tos say thank you. This is so posisitive and helpful!!!!
HOTA Director
39:55
Hi - Joe from Olde Town Arvada. Are any local governments exploring sales tax relief?
smeek
40:31
I'm curious if anyone is considering financial assistance programs? any good models?
Steve Art
42:59
I'd like to ask a question
AshbyM
45:39
To SMEEK - We're looking at options to leverage and encourage gift card sales. I've heard of Main Streets offering gift card drawings for people who buy cards and post to social. (Laramie Main Street). We've also heard of "bonus bucks" to add $5 for every $25 gift card purchased on a specific date. This additional amount could be supplemented by the local Main Street or DDA.
sedmondson
46:50
I'd like to also ask about financial assistance and share a few ideas we are noodling on
Megan Pierce
49:05
There was a request to local governments from Colorado Restaurant Association about potential forms of relief like sales tax holiday or waiver of penalties for late payments
Tim Walsworth
49:40
BID in Durango has a new page on our website that captures the new ways businesses are operating. www.DowntownDurango.org/supportlocal
Kimberlee
50:07
We are using WebEx meeting tomorrow. Our first will be with restaurants and craft brewers. Our second will be with retailers. We are working with our Economic Partners, meeting daily and putting together coordinated messages with all our stakeholders.
saSarrah.dallas
50:24
We in Leadville are working on a joint campaign with Economic Development, Chamber, Main Street program, and our Newspaper to create an ongoing campaign in our newspaper and online as well as social media campaign LeadvilleStrong.
Pam Bricker
51:36
Would like to hear about how we support our independent creators- musicians, artists, etc. that don't have store fronts-- and are not eligible for unemployment
Megan Pierce
51:44
City of Louisville has launched SupportLocal campaign to share with the community which of our businesses are open and special offers they may have available. https://www.louisvilleco.gov/business/economic-development/support-local
saSarrah.dallas
52:19
Local business in Leadville is matching gift card purchases to $1000 and then other businesses are looking to match as well- much like pulic radio match challenges.
sedmondson
53:10
sorry -- you can try me again whenever. had just stepped away for a moment
Brandon Stam
54:53
Downtown Grand Junction partnered with one of our larger businesses (Enstroms) to do a free candy giveaway with every $10 purchase. Will also be launching a gift card program where Downtown gives a $10 gift card for every $25 spent Downtown through the rest of March to create urgency. Many businesses are doing their own versions of matches as well.
Dan’s iPad
01:00:12
Dan March Trustee with Frederick. Because of our location we have a bunch of restaurants that are located in other communities that offer take out and delivery. Is there one source that our residents could use to obtain this information?
saSarrah.dallas
01:00:41
Can we get the Durango links? I am on their website and can't see what was shared on the video share. Thank you!
Tim Walsworth
01:01:52
BID in Durango here again … the questions I am getting now from businesses are what is next for us? They need to know about the SBA disaster loan program. How employees they lay off apply for unemployment and if they get a lot of employees applying will that impact their premiums? How does their insurance help them?
saSarrah.dallas
01:01:54
Yes!
Tim Walsworth
01:02:54
Resources for the arts http://coloradocreativeindustries.org/resources-to-support-the-arts-during-coronavirus/?inf_contact_key=d8586648703cb9247f625351c93b3cd1680f8914173f9191b1c0223e68310bb1
HP
01:02:54
Colorado creative has grants. Boulders Arts has grants as well
Lauren
01:02:58
We started a virtual Makers Show in Granby, CO. Encouraging artists, including students to post their art using a hashtag, so people can enjoy.
Tim Walsworth
01:05:38
So agree about take out not sustaining businesses. Some of our leading restaurants in Durango with large followings have converted to take out, but their revenues are 5 to 10% of normal!
HOTA Director
01:06:26
I have had a few of those conversations with property owners I knew would "get it".
Brandon Stam
01:06:56
We are I've been talking with property owners who are advocates to see if they can help spearhead
HOTA Director
01:07:06
I think it is great to see if the property owners are willing to add missed rent payments to the end of the lease.
Tim Walsworth
01:09:22
www.DowntownDurango.org/supportlocal
Kat
01:10:02
DCI could list the various communities who have these programs (based on filling out the google sheet) and send that out so people can see which communities have restaurants or online services.
Kat
01:10:50
DCI’s Thursday session in two weeks will look at emergency assistance to business.
Megan Pierce
01:11:03
The community list of programs would be awesome if DCI can coordinate. Louisville would share that with our residents for resources
Kimberlee
01:11:48
For those that are doing Gift Card matches or incentives, how are you getting proof of purchase? Email receipts?
17203
01:12:09
As just stated, thinking ahead... I have heard multiple times of complete shutdown for 2 weeks of the entire nation. What ideas for this?
Tim Walsworth
01:13:00
We also all need a training on how to use ZOOM and other online meeting tools! It's new to us but it is our new normal for the time being.
AshbyM
01:13:17
To Kimberlee - I think we're going to ask retailers to provide us with emails of the folks who have purchased. Probably not the most scientific approach, but some minimal accountability step.
Steve Art
01:13:54
I just got invited to a phone call with the Governor, OEDIT's Betsy Markey and CDLE's Joe Barela for tomorrow at noon. It's a proprietary phone call, but I can let Katherine know the outcome and she can post
Steve Art
01:14:27
The Governor, Betsy, and Joe would like to provide an update on the State’s response to the impact of COVID-19 and discuss ways to further partner with you on those efforts.
laurelprudhomme
01:14:47
In Downtown Colorado Springs we started a private group on Facebook for business owners. It’s been very active, and a great place for people to share what is going on at their business, ask questions, get connected to resources. Just mentioning it as an alternative to a Slack channel.
mmagelssen
01:15:12
For Federick - work through the Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce
17203
01:15:44
from Steve Art yes please share this
Tim Walsworth
01:15:50
THANK YOU Kat and DCI!!!!!!!!!!
rklein
01:16:12
thanks DCI
allie
01:16:46
Thank you DCI!
17203
01:16:56
I am on the Berthoud Main Street Program Team Please add me to Emails so I get Thursday Calls
17203
01:17:32
Coachchristinetorres@gmail.com I got the link for today from one of our team members but want to be added directly. Thank you
GLangley
01:17:35
Great Job DCI! Looking forward to the weekly calls to keep updated on innovative ideas
Kimberlee
01:18:16
Thank you everyone. This was very helpful!
Brandon Stam
01:18:35
This was great thank you!
Tim Walsworth
01:18:35
still here
mmagelssen
01:19:45
Thank you for organizing DCI!!! Very helpful
Tim Walsworth
01:24:06
I think what's next is a larger mandatory shutdown of non-essential businesses, to further social distancing. It goes against everything we do to tell people to stay away from our businesses, but I really think that is coming next. uggggg
Gary Johnson
01:24:19
I represent rural Colorado (Monte Vista / San Luis Valley) and would like to hear from others in the area with their ideas.
mmagelssen
01:24:34
microphone not working
Kate Cooke - Localworks
01:24:55
Great job DCI! Thank you!!
Downtown Boulder Partnership
01:24:56
I am still here! SORRY!
mmagelssen
01:26:26
Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce was suggestion for gentleman from Frederick asking about platform for Dacono, Frederick, Firestone area restaurants that want to support seniors. CV Chamber is tracking and sharing restaurant info. Town of Firestone ED is also working closely with CV Chamber
Kimberlee
01:27:05
I totally agree with that point. I am also worried about that and how our come out message is counter to CDC regs
Gail Wingerd
01:29:10
This has been great and so beneficial. Thank you!
David McWilliams
01:29:12
will you be offering this webinar on DCI web site?