Oct
26
5:15 PM17:15

Organization Committee Meeting

Organization involves getting everyone working toward the same goal. A governing board and standing committees make up the fundamental organizational structure of this volunteer-driven program. This structure not only divides the workload and clearly delineates responsibilities, but also builds consensus and cooperation among the various stakeholders.

The Organization Committee plays a key role in keeping the board, committees, staff, and programs-of-work in good shape by attracting people to the organization. To succeed our committee must take the responsibility for managing the financial and logistical aspects by:

  • Managing staff and volunteers – by recruiting people, supervising them, and rewarding good work

  • Promoting the program to downtown interests and the public

  • Raising money – for projects and administration, from donations and sponsorships

  • Managing finances – by developing good accounting procedures. 

For more information or to join this important committee please call Main Street Hanford’s office at 559-582- 9457. 

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Oct
19
4:00 PM16:00

Economic Restructuring Committee Meeting

The job of the Economic Restructuring Committee is to identify new market opportunities for the traditional commercial district, find new uses for historic commercial buildings, and stimulate investment in property. The Economic Restructuring component of the four-point approach involves identifying new downtown business opportunities, helping existing businesses expand, finding new uses for vacant buildings, converting upper stories to housing, office or commercial space, and improving downtown business management techniques.

The Economic Restructuring Committee must develop a thorough understanding of the district’s economic condition and its best opportunities, focusing on incremental changes that gradually improve the area’s economic foundation and eventually make large-scale investment possible. Some Economic Restructuring Committee’s goals are:

  • Learning about the district’s current economic conditions and identifying opportunities for market growth

  • Strengthening existing businesses and recruiting new ones

  • Finding new economic uses for traditional Main Street buildings

  • Developing financial incentives and capital for building regulations and business development

  • Monitoring the economic performance of the district

For more information or to join this important committee please call Main Street Hanford’s office at 559-582- 9457. 

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Oct
12
4:00 PM16:00

Promotion Committee Meeting

Promotion means selling a positive image of the commercial district and encourages consumers and investors to live, work, shop, play and invest in the Main Street district. By marketing the district's unique characteristics to shoppers, investors, business owners, and visitors, an effective promotional strategy forges a positive image through advertising, retail promotional activity, special events, and marketing campaigns carried out by local volunteers. These activities improve consumer and investor confidence in the district and encourage commercial activity and investment in the area.

Effective promotional activities are paramount to changing the image of the commercial district from negative to positive. A positive image rebuilds the confidence and interest of consumers and potential investors. An effective commercial district promotional strategy contains three components: image promotion, retail promotion, and special events.

  • Image promotion markets the downtown as a unified and vital business district.

  • Retail promotion markets the quality and range of goods and services downtown provides.

  • Special events and festivals are an excellent way to highlight the community’s unique heritage, character and local talent. The ultimate goal is to acquaint people with the downtown environment.

Promotional events help the Main Street program attract a variety of customers to downtown. Identifying Main Street’s primary consumers is an important part of developing a realistic marketing strategy. Events can be designed to attract specific market segments and make the best use of Main Street’s time and resources.

For more information or to join this important committee please call Main Street Hanford’s office at 559-582-9457.

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Oct
5
4:00 PM16:00

Design Committee Meeting

The Design Committee plays a key role in shaping the physical image of Main Street as a place attractive to shoppers, investors, business owners, and visitors. Design means getting Main Street into top physical shape. Capitalizing on its best assets — such as historic buildings and pedestrian-oriented streets — is just part of the story. Main Street’s physical appearance affects the decisions shoppers, investors and visitors make about the district. A commercial district’s design should make economic sense as well as aesthetic sense. Design improvements can result in a sales increase, making good design a sound business investment. An inviting atmosphere created through attractive window displays, parking areas, building improvements, signs, sidewalks, street lights, and landscaping, convey a positive visual message about the commercial district and what it has to offer. Design activities also include instilling good maintenance practices in the commercial district, enhancing the physical appearance of the commercial district by rehabilitating historic buildings, encouraging appropriate new construction, developing sensitive design management systems, and long-term planning.

To succeed, the committee must persuade independent business and property owners and civic leaders to adopt a specific approach –and an ambitious agenda—for physical improvements to buildings, businesses and public improvements by:

  • Educating others about good design---enhancing the image of each business, as well as, that of the district

  • Providing good design advice and encouraging quality improvements to private properties and public spaces

  • Planning Main Street’s development, thus guiding future growth and shaping regulations

  • Motivating others to make changes—creating incentives and targeting key projects

Much of this work occurs in partnership with one-on-one relationships with members of the downtown community, property owners, business managers, city staff, and elected officials.

For more information or to join our Design committee, contact the Main Street Hanford office at 559-582- 9457. 

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Sep
28
6:15 PM18:15

Board of Directors Meeting

Board of Directors

Wendy Raygoza
President
Fatte Albert’s Pizza
Term: 02-21-12 to 04-20-16
wendyraygoza@sbcglobal.net

Jan Gray
Vice-President

Castaways Consignments
Term: 04-20-13 to 04-20-16
Jan@castawaysconcepts.com

Yeti Ortiz
Treasurer

ProTravel Hanford
Term: 04-21-11 to 04-20-17
yaortz@hotmail.com

Steve Banister
Secretary
L T Sue Tea Room
Term: 02-21-12 to 04-20-17
steve@artworkshanford.com

Kalish Morrow
Lather to Lace
Term:  04-15 to 04-18
lathertolace@gmail.com

Jim Castleman
Van Andel’s
Term: 08-25-14 to 04-17-15
castlemanjac1965@yahoo.com

Davis Taylor
The Sentinel
Term: 06-30-14 to 04-17-15
dtaylor@hanfordsentinel.com

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Sep
28
5:15 PM17:15

Organization Committee Meeting

Organization involves getting everyone working toward the same goal. A governing board and standing committees make up the fundamental organizational structure of this volunteer-driven program. This structure not only divides the workload and clearly delineates responsibilities, but also builds consensus and cooperation among the various stakeholders.

The Organization Committee plays a key role in keeping the board, committees, staff, and programs-of-work in good shape by attracting people to the organization. To succeed our committee must take the responsibility for managing the financial and logistical aspects by:

  • Managing staff and volunteers – by recruiting people, supervising them, and rewarding good work

  • Promoting the program to downtown interests and the public

  • Raising money – for projects and administration, from donations and sponsorships

  • Managing finances – by developing good accounting procedures. 

For more information or to join this important committee please call Main Street Hanford’s office at 559-582- 9457. 

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Sep
21
4:00 PM16:00

Economic Restructuring Committee Meeting

The job of the Economic Restructuring Committee is to identify new market opportunities for the traditional commercial district, find new uses for historic commercial buildings, and stimulate investment in property. The Economic Restructuring component of the four-point approach involves identifying new downtown business opportunities, helping existing businesses expand, finding new uses for vacant buildings, converting upper stories to housing, office or commercial space, and improving downtown business management techniques.

The Economic Restructuring Committee must develop a thorough understanding of the district’s economic condition and its best opportunities, focusing on incremental changes that gradually improve the area’s economic foundation and eventually make large-scale investment possible. Some Economic Restructuring Committee’s goals are:

  • Learning about the district’s current economic conditions and identifying opportunities for market growth

  • Strengthening existing businesses and recruiting new ones

  • Finding new economic uses for traditional Main Street buildings

  • Developing financial incentives and capital for building regulations and business development

  • Monitoring the economic performance of the district

For more information or to join this important committee please call Main Street Hanford’s office at 559-582- 9457. 

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Sep
14
4:00 PM16:00

Promotion Committee Meeting

Promotion means selling a positive image of the commercial district and encourages consumers and investors to live, work, shop, play and invest in the Main Street district. By marketing the district's unique characteristics to shoppers, investors, business owners, and visitors, an effective promotional strategy forges a positive image through advertising, retail promotional activity, special events, and marketing campaigns carried out by local volunteers. These activities improve consumer and investor confidence in the district and encourage commercial activity and investment in the area.

Effective promotional activities are paramount to changing the image of the commercial district from negative to positive. A positive image rebuilds the confidence and interest of consumers and potential investors. An effective commercial district promotional strategy contains three components: image promotion, retail promotion, and special events.

  • Image promotion markets the downtown as a unified and vital business district.

  • Retail promotion markets the quality and range of goods and services downtown provides.

  • Special events and festivals are an excellent way to highlight the community’s unique heritage, character and local talent. The ultimate goal is to acquaint people with the downtown environment.

Promotional events help the Main Street program attract a variety of customers to downtown. Identifying Main Street’s primary consumers is an important part of developing a realistic marketing strategy. Events can be designed to attract specific market segments and make the best use of Main Street’s time and resources.

For more information or to join this important committee please call Main Street Hanford’s office at 559-582-9457.

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Aug
31
5:15 PM17:15

Organization Committee Meeting

Organization involves getting everyone working toward the same goal. A governing board and standing committees make up the fundamental organizational structure of this volunteer-driven program. This structure not only divides the workload and clearly delineates responsibilities, but also builds consensus and cooperation among the various stakeholders.

The Organization Committee plays a key role in keeping the board, committees, staff, and programs-of-work in good shape by attracting people to the organization. To succeed our committee must take the responsibility for managing the financial and logistical aspects by:

  • Managing staff and volunteers – by recruiting people, supervising them, and rewarding good work

  • Promoting the program to downtown interests and the public

  • Raising money – for projects and administration, from donations and sponsorships

  • Managing finances – by developing good accounting procedures. 

For more information or to join this important committee please call Main Street Hanford’s office at 559-582- 9457. 

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Aug
17
4:00 PM16:00

Economic Restructuring Committee Meeting

The job of the Economic Restructuring Committee is to identify new market opportunities for the traditional commercial district, find new uses for historic commercial buildings, and stimulate investment in property. The Economic Restructuring component of the four-point approach involves identifying new downtown business opportunities, helping existing businesses expand, finding new uses for vacant buildings, converting upper stories to housing, office or commercial space, and improving downtown business management techniques.

The Economic Restructuring Committee must develop a thorough understanding of the district’s economic condition and its best opportunities, focusing on incremental changes that gradually improve the area’s economic foundation and eventually make large-scale investment possible. Some Economic Restructuring Committee’s goals are:

  • Learning about the district’s current economic conditions and identifying opportunities for market growth

  • Strengthening existing businesses and recruiting new ones

  • Finding new economic uses for traditional Main Street buildings

  • Developing financial incentives and capital for building regulations and business development

  • Monitoring the economic performance of the district

For more information or to join this important committee please call Main Street Hanford’s office at 559-582- 9457. 

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Aug
10
4:00 PM16:00

Promotion Committee Meeting

Promotion means selling a positive image of the commercial district and encourages consumers and investors to live, work, shop, play and invest in the Main Street district. By marketing the district's unique characteristics to shoppers, investors, business owners, and visitors, an effective promotional strategy forges a positive image through advertising, retail promotional activity, special events, and marketing campaigns carried out by local volunteers. These activities improve consumer and investor confidence in the district and encourage commercial activity and investment in the area.

Effective promotional activities are paramount to changing the image of the commercial district from negative to positive. A positive image rebuilds the confidence and interest of consumers and potential investors. An effective commercial district promotional strategy contains three components: image promotion, retail promotion, and special events.

  • Image promotion markets the downtown as a unified and vital business district.

  • Retail promotion markets the quality and range of goods and services downtown provides.

  • Special events and festivals are an excellent way to highlight the community’s unique heritage, character and local talent. The ultimate goal is to acquaint people with the downtown environment.

Promotional events help the Main Street program attract a variety of customers to downtown. Identifying Main Street’s primary consumers is an important part of developing a realistic marketing strategy. Events can be designed to attract specific market segments and make the best use of Main Street’s time and resources.

For more information or to join this important committee please call Main Street Hanford’s office at 559-582-9457.

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Aug
3
4:00 PM16:00

Design Committee Meeting

The Design Committee plays a key role in shaping the physical image of Main Street as a place attractive to shoppers, investors, business owners, and visitors. Design means getting Main Street into top physical shape. Capitalizing on its best assets — such as historic buildings and pedestrian-oriented streets — is just part of the story. Main Street’s physical appearance affects the decisions shoppers, investors and visitors make about the district. A commercial district’s design should make economic sense as well as aesthetic sense. Design improvements can result in a sales increase, making good design a sound business investment. An inviting atmosphere created through attractive window displays, parking areas, building improvements, signs, sidewalks, street lights, and landscaping, convey a positive visual message about the commercial district and what it has to offer. Design activities also include instilling good maintenance practices in the commercial district, enhancing the physical appearance of the commercial district by rehabilitating historic buildings, encouraging appropriate new construction, developing sensitive design management systems, and long-term planning.

To succeed, the committee must persuade independent business and property owners and civic leaders to adopt a specific approach –and an ambitious agenda—for physical improvements to buildings, businesses and public improvements by:

  • Educating others about good design---enhancing the image of each business, as well as, that of the district

  • Providing good design advice and encouraging quality improvements to private properties and public spaces

  • Planning Main Street’s development, thus guiding future growth and shaping regulations

  • Motivating others to make changes—creating incentives and targeting key projects

Much of this work occurs in partnership with one-on-one relationships with members of the downtown community, property owners, business managers, city staff, and elected officials.

For more information or to join our Design committee, contact the Main Street Hanford office at 559-582- 9457. 

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Jul
27
5:15 PM17:15

Organization Committee Meeting

Organization involves getting everyone working toward the same goal. A governing board and standing committees make up the fundamental organizational structure of this volunteer-driven program. This structure not only divides the workload and clearly delineates responsibilities, but also builds consensus and cooperation among the various stakeholders.

The Organization Committee plays a key role in keeping the board, committees, staff, and programs-of-work in good shape by attracting people to the organization. To succeed our committee must take the responsibility for managing the financial and logistical aspects by:

  • Managing staff and volunteers – by recruiting people, supervising them, and rewarding good work

  • Promoting the program to downtown interests and the public

  • Raising money – for projects and administration, from donations and sponsorships

  • Managing finances – by developing good accounting procedures. 

For more information or to join this important committee please call Main Street Hanford’s office at 559-582- 9457. 

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Jul
20
4:00 PM16:00

Economic Restructuring Committee

The job of the Economic Restructuring Committee is to identify new market opportunities for the traditional commercial district, find new uses for historic commercial buildings, and stimulate investment in property. The Economic Restructuring component of the four-point approach involves identifying new downtown business opportunities, helping existing businesses expand, finding new uses for vacant buildings, converting upper stories to housing, office or commercial space, and improving downtown business management techniques.

The Economic Restructuring Committee must develop a thorough understanding of the district’s economic condition and its best opportunities, focusing on incremental changes that gradually improve the area’s economic foundation and eventually make large-scale investment possible. Some Economic Restructuring Committee’s goals are:

  • Learning about the district’s current economic conditions and identifying opportunities for market growth

  • Strengthening existing businesses and recruiting new ones

  • Finding new economic uses for traditional Main Street buildings

  • Developing financial incentives and capital for building regulations and business development

  • Monitoring the economic performance of the district

For more information or to join this important committee please call Main Street Hanford’s office at 559-582- 9457. 

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Jul
13
4:00 PM16:00

Promotion Committee Meeting

Promotion means selling a positive image of the commercial district and encourages consumers and investors to live, work, shop, play and invest in the Main Street district. By marketing the district's unique characteristics to shoppers, investors, business owners, and visitors, an effective promotional strategy forges a positive image through advertising, retail promotional activity, special events, and marketing campaigns carried out by local volunteers. These activities improve consumer and investor confidence in the district and encourage commercial activity and investment in the area.

Effective promotional activities are paramount to changing the image of the commercial district from negative to positive. A positive image rebuilds the confidence and interest of consumers and potential investors. An effective commercial district promotional strategy contains three components: image promotion, retail promotion, and special events.

  • Image promotion markets the downtown as a unified and vital business district.

  • Retail promotion markets the quality and range of goods and services downtown provides.

  • Special events and festivals are an excellent way to highlight the community’s unique heritage, character and local talent. The ultimate goal is to acquaint people with the downtown environment.

Promotional events help the Main Street program attract a variety of customers to downtown. Identifying Main Street’s primary consumers is an important part of developing a realistic marketing strategy. Events can be designed to attract specific market segments and make the best use of Main Street’s time and resources.

For more information or to join this important committee please call Main Street Hanford’s office at 559-582-9457.

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Jun
29
12:00 PM12:00

Organization Committee Meeting

Organization involves getting everyone working toward the same goal. A governing board and standing committees make up the fundamental organizational structure of this volunteer-driven program. This structure not only divides the workload and clearly delineates responsibilities, but also builds consensus and cooperation among the various stakeholders.

The Organization Committee plays a key role in keeping the board, committees, staff, and programs-of-work in good shape by attracting people to the organization. To succeed our committee must take the responsibility for managing the financial and logistical aspects by:

  • Managing staff and volunteers – by recruiting people, supervising them, and rewarding good work

  • Promoting the program to downtown interests and the public

  • Raising money – for projects and administration, from donations and sponsorships

  • Managing finances – by developing good accounting procedures. 

For more information or to join this important committee please call Main Street Hanford’s office at 559-582- 9457. 

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Jun
15
4:00 PM16:00

Economic Restructuring Committee

The job of the Economic Restructuring Committee is to identify new market opportunities for the traditional commercial district, find new uses for historic commercial buildings, and stimulate investment in property. The Economic Restructuring component of the four-point approach involves identifying new downtown business opportunities, helping existing businesses expand, finding new uses for vacant buildings, converting upper stories to housing, office or commercial space, and improving downtown business management techniques.

The Economic Restructuring Committee must develop a thorough understanding of the district’s economic condition and its best opportunities, focusing on incremental changes that gradually improve the area’s economic foundation and eventually make large-scale investment possible. Some Economic Restructuring Committee’s goals are:

  • Learning about the district’s current economic conditions and identifying opportunities for market growth

  • Strengthening existing businesses and recruiting new ones

  • Finding new economic uses for traditional Main Street buildings

  • Developing financial incentives and capital for building regulations and business development

  • Monitoring the economic performance of the district

For more information or to join this important committee please call Main Street Hanford’s office at 559-582- 9457. 

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Jun
8
4:00 PM16:00

Promotion Committee Meeting

Promotion means selling a positive image of the commercial district and encourages consumers and investors to live, work, shop, play and invest in the Main Street district. By marketing the district's unique characteristics to shoppers, investors, business owners, and visitors, an effective promotional strategy forges a positive image through advertising, retail promotional activity, special events, and marketing campaigns carried out by local volunteers. These activities improve consumer and investor confidence in the district and encourage commercial activity and investment in the area.

Effective promotional activities are paramount to changing the image of the commercial district from negative to positive. A positive image rebuilds the confidence and interest of consumers and potential investors. An effective commercial district promotional strategy contains three components: image promotion, retail promotion, and special events.

  • Image promotion markets the downtown as a unified and vital business district.

  • Retail promotion markets the quality and range of goods and services downtown provides.

  • Special events and festivals are an excellent way to highlight the community’s unique heritage, character and local talent. The ultimate goal is to acquaint people with the downtown environment.

Promotional events help the Main Street program attract a variety of customers to downtown. Identifying Main Street’s primary consumers is an important part of developing a realistic marketing strategy. Events can be designed to attract specific market segments and make the best use of Main Street’s time and resources.

For more information or to join this important committee please call Main Street Hanford’s office at 559-582-9457.

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Jun
1
4:00 PM16:00

Design Committee Meeting

The Design Committee plays a key role in shaping the physical image of Main Street as a place attractive to shoppers, investors, business owners, and visitors. Design means getting Main Street into top physical shape. Capitalizing on its best assets — such as historic buildings and pedestrian-oriented streets — is just part of the story. Main Street’s physical appearance affects the decisions shoppers, investors and visitors make about the district. A commercial district’s design should make economic sense as well as aesthetic sense. Design improvements can result in a sales increase, making good design a sound business investment. An inviting atmosphere created through attractive window displays, parking areas, building improvements, signs, sidewalks, street lights, and landscaping, convey a positive visual message about the commercial district and what it has to offer. Design activities also include instilling good maintenance practices in the commercial district, enhancing the physical appearance of the commercial district by rehabilitating historic buildings, encouraging appropriate new construction, developing sensitive design management systems, and long-term planning.

To succeed, the committee must persuade independent business and property owners and civic leaders to adopt a specific approach –and an ambitious agenda—for physical improvements to buildings, businesses and public improvements by:

  • Educating others about good design---enhancing the image of each business, as well as, that of the district

  • Providing good design advice and encouraging quality improvements to private properties and public spaces

  • Planning Main Street’s development, thus guiding future growth and shaping regulations

  • Motivating others to make changes—creating incentives and targeting key projects

Much of this work occurs in partnership with one-on-one relationships with members of the downtown community, property owners, business managers, city staff, and elected officials.

For more information or to join our Design committee, contact the Main Street Hanford office at 559-582- 9457. 

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