What is Farmville’s Retail Commission? Partnership Launches Project
Published Thursday, February 2, 2023 at 3:44 AM
FARMVILLE – If you want your business to stay downtown, it needs to serve your needs. That’s the plan behind the new retail commission launched by the Farmville Downtown Partnership.
As part of an effort to improve life in the downtown area, the nonprofit created a new commission specifically focused on retail operations.
The mission of the Farmville Downtown Partnership is to bring together Farmville residents, merchants, and students to preserve Downtown’s role as a historic community center and plan for its future. A number of committees have already been set up in partnership to make the future of Farmville a profitable place to live, learn, start a business and visit.
Why was it created?
of the group The Promotions Committee focuses on bringing attention and business to downtown locations through events and other activities. At the January meeting, members realized that they might have too much on their plates as they were already gearing up for the holiday season among other events. Focus on getting attention downtown regardless. Feeling that retailers might need special attention, members came up with the idea of creating a retail subcommittee.
Nancy Alexander, Executive Director of Farmville Downtown Partnerships, said: “To do that, you have to involve them to find out what their needs are.”
According to Alexander, the idea hasn’t been long, but the committee is already off to a solid start. Members began experimenting with ideas and soon a committee was formed, co-chaired by Sundari Morgan of Lex on Main and Amber Talley of Talley’s Jeweler, with Jake Romaine of The Attic taking many initiatives and joining other retailers. I was allowed to.
What does the Retail Commission do?
The Retail Commission will focus on targeting the needs of downtown retailers to get people into stores. Since the Commission is made up of a variety of downtown retailers, Commission meetings can provide a space to share ideas and create solutions, as each member brings different experiences and expertise. increase.
“Some real estate agents have been there for years, others for a year,” says Alexander. “Bringing their different perspectives together builds a stronger downtown community.”
Ultimately, Alexander hopes to create similar committees for other types of businesses downtown, such as restaurants, so they can create support systems and strong downtown communities.