Our Executive Committee

The executive committee is comprised of the subcommittee chairs as well as the Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. We meet monthly to discuss strategy and initiatives of the subcommittees. We are elected each year by the general membership. It is our goal to execute the mission of this organization by improving the conditions of the historic district.

Monthly Meeting
Day: Last Tuesday of each month
Time: 8:00am
Place: River Road
Second Meeting
Day: 2nd Wednesday
Time: 8:00am
Place: River Road

Team Member

James Hostetter

President

James is the owner Good Guys Garage.

Team Member

Shannon Walker

Vice-President

Owner of Walker Promotion and Specialty Co.

Team Member

Trish Newcomb

Secretary

Trish is the principal at TNG Licking County, LLC., and owner of Granville Gourmet Whoopie Pies.

Team Member

Kathie Morrison

Treasurer

Kathie is owner of Buckeye Winery.

Our Subcommittees

Economic Development

The committee focuses on projects that spur economic development in the district. Our goal is to support existing businesses while attracting new investment in the area.

Monthly Meeting
Day: 3rd 3rd Wednesday of each month
Time: 8:00am
Place: Heartland Bank

Team Member

Tim Cox

Market leader at Heartland Bank.

Team Member

Bob Handleman

Handleman Law

Team Member

Mark Mauter

City of Newark

Team Member

Connie Rutter

Newark Citizen

Advertising

The committee finds collaborative advertising opportunities to highlight the district as well as the membership. Our initiatives include, social media advertising, and traditional media including radio and print.

Monthly Meeting
Day: 2nd Friday of the Month
Time: 8 AM
Place: Daisy’s Diner

Team Member

Shannon Walker

Owner of Walker Promotion and Specialty Co.

Team Member

Steve Ehret

Part owner of H.L. Art Jewelers.

Team Member

Jen Pettit

Team Member

Linda Binger

Team Member

Linda Hammond

Team Member

Tom Medor

Finance Committee

The committee helps to finance community projects and help to build the downtown area and benefit the local businesses.

Monthly Meeting

Team Member

Kathie Morrison

Kathie is owner of Buckeye Winery.

Team Member

James Hostetter

James is the owner Good Guys Garage.

Team Member

Carol Floyd

Team Member

Kevin Pugh

Team Member

Shannon Walker

Owner of Walker Promotion and Specialty Co.

Team Member

Wayne Wycoff

Licking County Foundation

Education Committee

The committee helps to teach and grow businesses in the downtown area.

Monthly Meeting

Team Member

Shannon Walker

Owner of Walker Promotion and Specialty Co.

Information

The committee is responsible for sharing information within the organization as well as communicating to the general public. We prepare monthly newsletters and update social media.

Monthly Meeting
Day: 3rd Wednesday of each month
Time: 5:00 PM
Place: Elements

Team Member

Sarah Thompson

Team Member

Tim Collins

Owner of Minuteman Press

Team Member

Katie Nelson

Employee at Minuteman Press

Team Member

Reece Thompson

Owner, Flicker-Lit Productions

Events

The committee develops and executes events downtown including the final Fridays and after hours. In keeping with the mission of the organization it is important to create vibrant events to promote awareness and energy throughout the year.

Monthly Meeting
Day: First Friday of the Month
Time: 8:00 AM
Place: River Road Coffeehouse (on the Square)
Day: Third Wednesday of the Month
Time: 5:05 PM
Place: Buckeye Winery

Team Member

Liz Argyle

Argyle Photography

Team Member

Kim Dershem

First Presbyterian Church

Team Member

Amy Gartner

Relay for Life

Team Member

Sandy Gartner

Vintage Photographs

Team Member

James Hostetter

Good Guys Garage

Team Member

Pam Jones

Licking County Commissioners' Office

Team Member

Connie Koontz

Artistry in Fabric

Team Member

Trish Newcomb

Team Member

Kathie Morrison

Buckeye Winery

Team Member

Connie Rutter

Citizen

Team Member

Linda Binger

Team Member

Linda Hammond

Team Member

Vi, Marilyn, and Cathy Cramer

Goumas Candyland

Membership

The committee is focused on new business recruitment, growing and sustaining our membership.

Monthly Meeting
Day: last Wednesday of each month
Time: 9:00 AM
Place: Buckeye Winery

Team Member

Melissa Smith

Development Coordinator at The Midland Theatre

Beautification

The committee is focused on beautification efforts including the hanging basket program, landscape and upkeep of the gazebo.

Monthly Meeting
Day: 3rd Wednesday of every month
Time: 5:30 PM
Place: Gazebo on the square

Team Member

Connie Kontz

Team Member

Linnet Lowe

Owner of Linnet's Flowers.

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