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1 Businesses and citizens united to help Mandan thrive! Mandan Progress Organization Annual Meeting - January 24, 2011 Welcome!

2 Businesses and citizens united to help Mandan thrive! City Leaders Mandan City Commission –Mayor Tim Helbling –Sandy Tibke –Tom Jackson –Dot Frank –Dennis Rohr City Administrator Jim Neubauer

3 Businesses and citizens united to help Mandan thrive! Parks & Recreation Leaders Mandan Park Board –President Tracy Porter –Jason Arenz –Bruce Brucker –Wanda Knoll –Ann Keller Director Cole Higlin Superintendent Mike Zerr

4 Businesses and citizens united to help Mandan thrive! Public School District Leaders Mandan School Board –President Kirsten Baesler –Beth Allen –Dr. Donna Fishbeck –Leland Fleischer –Jill Goetz –Karen Johner –LouAnn Nider –Tim Rector –Tim Tausend Superintendent Wilfred Volesky Assistant Superintendent Mike Bitz

5 Businesses and citizens united to help Mandan thrive! Morton County Leaders Morton County Commission –Chair Bruce Strinden –Mark Bitz –Jim Boehm –Dick Tokach –Andy Zachmeier Auditor Paul Trauger Auditor Elect Dawn Brecht Rhone

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7 Businesses and citizens united to help Mandan thrive! Mandan Progress Organization 2010 Highlights & 2011 Goals Presented by Ann Kirchmeier, MPO President

8 Businesses and citizens united to help Mandan thrive! Board of Directors 2010 –Ann Kirchmeier - President –Laurie Leingang – Vice President –Jim Neubauer – Treasurer –Dennis Rohr – Secretary –Kirsten Baesler –Bryen Birkholz –Jeff Erickson –Pam Gange –Kristi Pflger-Keller –Al Kuntz –Nikki Mindt –Bruce Strinden –Arlyn Van Beek –Gene Veil –Mike Zerr –Ex-officio/Non-voting – Ellen Huber

9 Businesses and citizens united to help Mandan thrive! Our mission To create and promote public events and projects that enhance Mandan's business climate and generate community pride. Established in 1992 –Beginning our 19 th year!

10 Businesses and citizens united to help Mandan thrive! Strategic Planning Board identified 4 strategic goals for next 2 years –Financial planning –Develop a marketing plan to increase outreach and organization name recognition –Review and update governance structures and policies –Grow membership to increase participation in organization

11 Businesses and citizens united to help Mandan thrive! Sport & Rec Rendezvous May 22 –34 sports related vendors –Pit BBQ May 14, st Annual

12 Businesses and citizens united to help Mandan thrive! EVENTS Buggies-n-Blues Host with Musicians Association and local car clubs Held June Scheduled for 2011 on June blues.orgwww.buggies-n- blues.org 17th Annual

13 Businesses and citizens united to help Mandan thrive! EVENTS Mandan Rodeo Days 6,800 attendance “Salute America’s Heroes” raised $5,000 for injured veterans 2011 plans –Frontier Rodeo company to return as stock contractor –Stay tuned Become a fan on Facebook 131 st Annual

14 Businesses and citizens united to help Mandan thrive! EVENTS Mandan Rodeo Days All Class Reunion Independence Day Parade & Street Festival –World’s Longest Chicken Dance 2011 theme – TBA –www.mandanparade.comwww.mandanparade.com –Like it on Facebook

15 Businesses and citizens united to help Mandan thrive! Aug –22 vendors featuring local eateries and foods –5,300 attendance –Pink Heals Aug , st Annual Wild West Grill Fest

16 Businesses and citizens united to help Mandan thrive! EVENTS Santa’s Arrival Nov. 27, hosted by Central Market

17 Businesses and citizens united to help Mandan thrive! EVENTS A NIGHT OF THE ARTS: Wine & Cheese Party Dec. 10 at Heritage Plaza Co-hosted by Mandan Art Association –Miniature art show Holiday craft show also held Dec. 9-10

18 Businesses and citizens united to help Mandan thrive! ACTIVITIES Holiday Shopping Promotion 62 businesses participate –Compared to 50 in 2009 and 67 in 2008

19 Businesses and citizens united to help Mandan thrive! ACTIVITIES Holiday Shopping Promotion Bonus Bucks –Buy $100 in Mandan Bucks, receive $20 extra for first 200 customers –Staged $24,000 for Mandan businesses $4,000 bonus plus $20,000 in purchases

20 Businesses and citizens united to help Mandan thrive! Mandan Bucks Record $43,925 in sales for 2010 –Including $4,750 given away in holiday promotion

21 Businesses and citizens united to help Mandan thrive! OTHER PROGRAMS Welcome to new & expanding businesses

22 Businesses and citizens united to help Mandan thrive! OTHER PROGRAMS Visitor’s Brochure Information on attractions and events Schedule of activities Community map

23 Businesses and citizens united to help Mandan thrive! OTHER PROGRAMS Christmas Display in Park 11th Annual

24 Businesses and citizens united to help Mandan thrive! Event Grants $20,000 in matching funds from City of Mandan sales tax fund provided to 19 organizations in 2010 –for events that attract people to Mandan and stimulate economic activity Factors considered –Value of event to Mandan & local merchants –Quality of past events –# of spectators or participants –#of times organization has requested funding Preference given to new events Maximum $5,000 per organization –50% cash, 50% Mandan Bucks

25 Businesses and citizens united to help Mandan thrive! Other 2011 activities Heritage Plaza & Park Foundation formed and accepting donations Cabin Fever Car Show –Feb. 4-5 –donating proceeds

26 Businesses and citizens united to help Mandan thrive! Community cooperation at its best Funding and support provided by City of Mandan –Via sales tax fund through a 6-year plan $100,000 in years 1 to 3 (2007 to 2009) $75,000 year 4 (2010) $50,000 year 5 (2011) $25,000 year 6 (2012) –Objective is to become more self- sufficient –Opportunity to request additional funding on a project-by-project basis thereafter

27 Businesses and citizens united to help Mandan thrive! Additional funding and support provided by –Mandan Park District - $3,000 –Morton County - $5,000 –AND many business sponsors of MPO events in the community!

28 Businesses and citizens united to help Mandan thrive! Special thanks to our annual meeting sponsors Al Fitterer Architect, PC Archstone Bookkeeping Armstrong Sanitation Awesome 2 Products Gate City Bank Security First Bank of ND Starion Financial


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