Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The first of the weekly spots highlighted the upcoming "Let Them Eat Art."
On Friday mornings, you can now catch a bit of Maplewood business news on the radio. Account executive Aubrey Bates of Clear Channel approached Maplewood Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jeannine Beck earlier this year about promoting with their stations. Beck said usually when media approaches her about advertising, the opportunities are event-based and beyond what the chamber's budget allows, and told Bates so. After several discussions, Bates came back to Beck and presented the concept of a Maplewood Minute, which would premier weekly throughout the year. "From her presentation, I could tell that she put a great deal of thought into our discussions and really listened to what kind of package would benefit us," Beck said. "The …
Friday, June 15, 2012
Three Missouri news outlets weighed in on the council's discussion and the outcome.
Maplewood City Council drew attention from the media when it discussed food trucks at its Monday meeting. The St. Louis Post Dispatch ran an article the next day, quoting Maplewood city manager Martin Corcoran that the food truck issue is dead, "as of tonight." Mayor Jim White and council members Barry Greenberg, Fred Wolf and Karen Wood were listed as opposed "because they were worried the trucks could “cannibalize” the local restaurants’ business," the article stated. Corcoran is quoted that it would take four votes to pass, and as of Monday, they weren't there. The St. Louis Business Journal summarized the meeting in an article on Thursday. Councilmember David Cerven, who said in the meeting he's for food trucks, was quoted in the …
Monday, June 11, 2012
QuikTrip has presented at the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce and secured OKs at the county level.
QuikTrip, on the corner of Flora Avenue and Big Bend Boulevard, in Maplewood, wants to move to the northwest corner of Manchester Road and Big Bend. It would be a bigger store - what's known as a "Generation 3" QuikTrip. The Maplewood Richmond Heights School District has stated its opposition to the move. Maplewood City Manager Marty Corcoran released a statement on the project's status. In May, QuikTrip signed a lease with the property owner Elsie Lesseg, that would go into effect if the city approves the move. Any thoughts on this? Express yourself below, in the comments box! Daniel Lesseg, attorney for the property owner, his mother, Elsie Lesseg, had said he has a list of "talking points" addressing many of the issues around the move. …
Friday, March 16, 2012
Downtown businesses would suffer, the board says. Its members will be out looking for signatures on a petition.
The Maplewood Chamber of Commerce has taken a preemptive position on food trucks in Maplewood. It doesn't want them. It believes food trucks would have a negative impact on restaurants, which would then affect other retailers. Members of the chamber plan on gathering signatures from businesses who support its position on March 23 from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m., and present the signatures at the April 2 Planning and Zoning Meeting. See a Letter to the Editor Maplewood city councilmember Barry Greenberg sent to Patch on March 9 for some food truck issues. The Maplewood City Council debated food trucks at the Feb.8 meeting. A previous Patch poll was overwhelmingly in favor of food trucks. What do you say now?
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Leaders from the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce talk about the organization's accomplishments this year.
On Thursday evening in the Maplewood Chamber of Commerce office, president Jerry Gibbs and executive director Jeannine Beck were able to relax over a conference table while reflecting on how positive 2011 was for the Maplewood business community. "I can look back at this year and say, 'Gosh, it's been a really great year,'" said Beck, who is set to begin her fourth year as executive director in 2012. In 2011, two chamber-run events, the Taste of Maplewood and the Maplewood Christmas Tree Walk, attracted more attendees than ever before. The great weather certainly helped, Gibbs said, but that's not the only thing that supported the high attendance. "There's a lot of good buzz about Maplewood," said Gibbs, who owns J&E's Office City in …