Last Monday Ad Hoc discussed ideas it would like to oﬀer and opportunities our representatives will be listening for during the annual “Community Partners” forum later this week. Hosted by the City of Lindsborg, the forum encourages conversations about possibilities, needs, partnerships and goals. Thank you, City Council and administration for hosting this useful sit-down.
For Ad Hoc’s small part, we see a couple of key areas for us in 2017 and beyond: 1.) supporting even more communication with residents and visitors, and 2.) continuing to be champions for this truly distinctive and rarely seen local collaboration. At next week’s Ad Hoc gathering, David Hay and Kathy Richardson will share themes that they heard from other participants.
Reminder 40 promotional items to Betty Nelson at LCH by Friday. Thanks for both participation and timely deliveries.
Hat tip to City Administrator Greg DuMars, who shared a good read business trends for 2017: 1.) big box devolves to small, market-focused boxes; 2.) all business oﬀer more service options and education; it’s not just about goods alone; 3.) most operations need to provide uber convenience or an excellent experience: there be hazards in The Great Middle, and 4.)technology will enhance brick and mortar experiences, both on line and in the store itself. A short and valuable read for anyone in business, not just retail:
Programming notes: Ad Hoc News and Notes will soon migrate to an email platform called Mail Chimp. This change allows easier subscription — and unsubscription. We hope it will be easier to scan on your screens, too.
Plans are also being made for News and Notes to be available on a blog that can be checked at any person’s convenience— without subscribing. This means past notes are available for quick reference.
During this migration, if someone stops hearing from us, they should check with Kathy Richardson at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re not trying to dump anyone; in fact, we’d like to *add* subscribers. Ad Hoc wants to open for anyone to take part in its interests in whatever way suits them best. (Sometimes just a good word works wonders…)