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2019 Board of Directors Annual Letter

January 2019 ~ Happy New Year!

Thank you for continuing your membership in the St. George Business Alliance.   We are pleased to report that our total membership exceeded 150 members this past year.  

2018 was another busy and productive year for the Board of Directors. Meeting monthly throughout the year, the board was able to research, develop and implement several ideas.  

Our 2018 edition of the “Welcome to St. George” visitor’s guide featured a greatly improved member directory, more advertisers than last year and additional valuable information for residents and visitors alike.    Ad sales for the 2019 edition begin January 1st.   We are always looking for great photos including the cover shot which preferably has solid colors at the top and bottom available for clear text.  We are grateful to members Julie Wortman and Betsy Welch of the St. George Dragon and Camden Printing for their production of this publication.

The dollars raised from the production of this guide fund the St. George Business Alliance Scholarship.  At our June Member meeting held at Luke’s Lobster our first scholarship was awarded to Julia Kurr. We are grateful to Mike Gee, Julie Wortman and Josh McPhail for contributing their time and experience to the Scholarship effort.   Application for the 2019 award will be available in March, due April 30th.

QuickBooks education was our education offering this year along with The Island Institute and The St. George Community Development Corporation.   Classes were held in February at the Jackson Memorial Library. We look forward to offering more educational options for our members in the coming year.  

The third annual “Welcome Aboard” Business Expo and Job Fair took place in April and Sales into the Season opened the summer season on the peninsula over Memorial Day weekend.   In May we welcomed our new Treasurer, Elizabeth Curtis, Finance Director for the Town of St. George.

Thanks to St. George resident Bruce Hammatt and member Jan Limmen for constructing our fabulous float, a replica of the Marshall Point Lighthouse Museum debuted in the St. George Days parade.  Jan and Rosemary also represented our organization by entering the float in the Parade of Lights Parade in Rockland over Thanksgiving weekend.

Autumn brought our Touring Peninsula Art in September with several artists and galleries participating.  The 15th annual Yuletide in St. George also had good participation with Rosemary’s leadership of a great committee and additional community collaboration which included Santa arriving on a fire truck for the first annual “Light the Knight” event at the St. George Town Office.   We wrapped up with an afternoon Holiday Social at the East Wind’s Quarry Tavern.

In November we thanked Mike Mastronardi and Brendan Chase for their board service.  We wish Mike well in his new business venture, North Beacon Oyster in Rockland, and congratulate Brendan on his seat at the St. George Planning Board table.   In December we thanked Rosemary Limmen, one of the founders of the St George Business Alliance for her 6 years of guidance, enthusiasm, expertise, time and energy on the board.  We are finding we need 3 people to fill her shoes. She will continue with program development through the 1st quarter of 2019.  We also thank Alane Kennedy for maintaining our social media, website, G-mail and more!

We thank you for your membership and hope you will consider supporting our organization and events through sponsorship and/or participation in whatever way works for you. Membership meetings are typically held on the third Tuesday of the month excluding August and December.   All of our meetings and events are posted on the SGBA website calendar.

Sincerely,   Your 2019 Board of Directors Sandra Hall, President, Jake Miller, Vice President, Wendy Carr, Secretary, Diane Hall, Treasurer, Jo Ann Hoppe and Ryan LeShane.

2019 Sponsorship Opportunities

March/April    Welcome Aboard Business Expo and Job Fair   

  • Lead Sponsor   $500
  • Media Sponsor $100
  • Logo Sponsors  $100
  • Event Sponsors   $50

Sales into the Season   (Memorial Day Weekend)

  • Event Sponsors   $25-$50

St. George Days        (Third Weekend July 19- 20-21, 2019)

  • Booth Sponsors    $25- $50

Touring Peninsula Art     (September)

  • Lead Sponsor $300
  • Media Sponsor $100
  • Event Sponsors $50  

Yuletide     (November Thanksgiving Weekend)

  • Event Sponsors   $50-$100
  • Media Sponsor $100

Holiday Social   (December)

  • Event Sponsors $50 – $100

We encourage all member interested in any level of sponsorship, (including in-kind), event production, special programs or education opportunities to contact any member of the board.