Annual meeting PR

BID Puts Focus On Marketing

 

 

Glen Cove, NY- Last year was a good one for the Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District (BID), which put a strong focus on marketing downtown businesses in 2018. The BID’s annual meeting was held on Thursday, Feb. 28, at the North Shore Historical Museum, where executive director Patricia Holman presented the highlights of the past year to local business owners, board members, elected officials and members of the community.

“The Glen Cove BID put a large emphasis on marketing in 2018,” said Holman. “With careful planning, we were able to offer our members affordable cooperative advertisements in media such as the AMC pre-show and News Channel 12.”

She said this not only provided businesses with a cost efficient means of advertising on a large scale, but “kept downtown Glen Cove on the minds” of all the people who saw the commercials. She also promoted businesses through social media and email campaigns.

Over the holidays, the BID brought back its Small Business Saturday playbook promotion as a way to encourage shopping locally in the downtown area. Shoppers received stamps on their playbooks from participating businesses then returned completed playbooks to the BID office for a raffle. The lucky winner, Eileen Borer, received a check for $250 during the meeting.

In addition to marketing, the BID organizes special events every year, including the Holiday Festival, the Halloween Parade and Festival and Downtown Sounds. In 2018, nine concerts were held on Friday nights in July and August, with overflow crowds in attendance each week enjoying the free outdoor music. This year, Downtown Sounds lost its $25,000 annual contribution from the City of Glen Cove due to budget cuts, so the BID has been actively seeking alternative funding in addition to the $25,000 in sponsorships it needs to raise. One avenue Holman is exploring is grant money and she recently applied for a grant through Nassau County.

During the meeting, Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton brought some positive news regarding this funding. She explained that Nassau County has a budget line for hotel/motel that is meant to support tourism and the arts.

“We did make a request of $25,000, the money is in the line and on for a vote,” said DeRiggi-Whitton. “It looks very good.”
Melanie Eitel from RXR Realty provided an update on the Village Square project.

“It’s going great and we are on track for completion in March 2020,” said Eitel.

The project will have 146 units, retail space and a public plaza. She said RXR will be tying the Garvies Point waterfront redevelopment into the Village Square project to help further revitalize downtown.

Cindy Rogers spoke on behalf of Congressman Tom Suozzi, discussing some of the committees and projects he’s currently involved in and noting his appreciation for the BID, which he formed during his term as mayor.

Mayor Tim Tenke expressed his gratitude for the work Holman and the board members do for the downtown and then swore in board members Alvin Batista (president), Lou-Ann Thompson (vice president), James O’Grady (secretary), Charles Parisi, Maureen Basdavanos, Mary Cooper, John Zozzaro, Danielle Fugazy-Scagliola, Melanie Eitel and auxiliary member Pam Panzenbeck. Treasurer Leonard Gleicher, board member Joe LaPadula and auxiliary member Lisa Dutra were not in attendance.

“I look forward to a new year filled with economic development, capital improvements, new marketing campaigns and grand special events,” said Holman.

 

Upcoming Events

Halloween Parade and Festival Saturday October 26th, 2019

The Streets of Downtown Glen Cove were filled with assortments of heroes and villains on Saturday, October 26th for the Annual Glen Cove Downtown Business Improvement District Halloween Parade and Festival.  As the clock struck 1:00pm the marchers banded together to parade through the streets of Downtown Glen Cove, with a scary vintage Mercedes, a witch on stilts, Maleficent and Glen Cove’s Mayor Tenke leading the way.

Children were slipping and sliding, climbing and bouncing all over the bouncy house castles set up on Bridge Street, while thrilling music was blaring through the DJ’s speakers.  The Jack o’ Lantern Hole in One Mini Golf & the Witches Broom Race captured everyone’s attention which resulted in 100’s of prizes being won.  The children were also provided with an unlimited supply of cotton candy by Glenn and Kathy Paganetti of Primerica to enjoy throughout the entire Halloween Parade and festivities, had a chance to learn some juggling skills and danced through the streets.

This year’s Costume Contest saw a lot of creativity, and after a tough deliberation, the top first place winners included:  “Minions” Paul Jr. & Victoria Megarian, “Transformer” Declan Sullivan, “The Joker” Logan Blackborn, “A Ship” Logan Blum, “Scary Clown” Joshua Kunzel. Second Place winners included: “Jasmine” Aviva Waller, “Dorothy” Annabelle Salecchia, “Maleficent” Kerissa Salvador, “Zombie” Liam Acosta Cobb and Jack McCormack as a Scary Skelton. The Glen Cove Downtown BID would like to thank Lauren from Petsmart, Matilde from the Max Challenge, Emma and Miranda from The Avalon and Jacki, Ava and Lauren from the Compassion to Action Volunteer Group for their services as Judges.

To top it all off there was a Pie Eating contest with seven delicious apple pies that were devoured quickly, but not as quick as first place winner Aurora Seery who cleaned her plate in 60 seconds with assistance from her hands.

“ It is always brings such joy to the members of the Glen Cove Downtown B.I.D. to see such happy faces on the children of our community” , said Patricia Holman, Executive Director of the Glen Cove Downtown B.I.D.   The Glen Cove Downtown BID would like to Mayor Tenke, The City Council, Auxiliary Police, Department of Public Works, the Fire Department, EMS, Ava, Jackie, Samantha and Lauren from the Compassion to Action Volunteer Group, Our friend’s Spiro and Ally for lending and driving the car in the parade and most importantly our sponsors: American Paving and Masonry , The Max Challenge, Petsmart, The Avalon, Primerica,  Glen Floors , The Regency and AMC Glen Cove 6

 

 

 

Events at the Glen Cove Library

4 Glen Cove Avenue  676-2130 www.glencovelibrary.org
  Glen Cove Library’s Family Bus Trip
‘Twas the Night Before…By Cirque du Soleil
At Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater
Friday, December 27, 2019, 9:30am -6:30pm
 
The cost of $83 includes transportation and tickets to the show.  Enjoy time for lunch on your own before the 2pm show.  Register at the Glen Cove Library’s Information desk.  Tickets are non-refundable.
 

Events at the Senior Center
Glen Cove Senior Center
130 Glen Street
Glen Cove, New York 11542
Telephone: (516) 759-9610
Candlelight Dinner at the Glen Cove Senior Center

Everyone is welcome! Please join us for an evening of dancing, fun and fellowship! Raffle & Door Prizes. Transportation is available. Tickets can be purchased at the Glen Cove Senior Center.
Please call (516) 759-9610 for more information.

Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Events At The North Shore Historical Museum 140 Glen St., Glen Cove www.northshorehistoricalmuseum.org

  Thursday, November 14th - 7 pm
YA/Children's Book Author Roundtable
Meet 4 local North Shore authors and hear about their experiences writing and publishing Children's and Young Adult literature who will participate in a moderated discussion touching upon various aspects of the creative process. Panelists are Natalie Bober Abigail Adams: Witness to a Revolution, Kevin Horton Cee Jay and Bugsy, Lisa Mullarkey The Witch's Portraits and Todd Strasser Fallout.

North Shore Historical Museum
at the Marguerite & Joseph Suozzi Building
140 Glen Street * Glen Cove * New York
516-801-1191