Monday, October 13, 2008

Pleasant Ridge needs volunteers for business initiative

Pleasant Ridge is seeking volunteers for a grassroots initiative that they hope will create a more thriving business district and attract new businesses to the neighborhood.

An informational open house will be held at the Pea Pod Café, 6227 Montgomery Road, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM tomorrow evening.

Specific initiatives will include:

  • Developing a Pleasant Ridge Chamber of Commerce
  • Increasing the visibility of neighborhood businesses through marketing
  • Creating a marketing and branding campaign for Pleasant Ridge
  • Maintaining existing business relationships and create an environment for new ones
  • Creating a contact list that would be helpful for relocating businesses
  • Fundraising to sustain the initative

Volunteers will be expected to attend monthly meetings.