Meeting Notes: April 7

Meeting Notes from ‘Highlights and Happy Hour’

Thank you to all who made this special meeting into a great event, with over 50 neighbors and business owners in attendance! The meeting was followed by networking, food and a wine tasting provided by Maximum Beverage.

Thank you to all our sponsors, including Big Y, Bertucci’s, EDENS, Maximum Beverage, The Crown Market, Walmart and the West Hartford Senior Center!

Here are the notes from the BCNA’s “Highlights and Happy Hour” meeting on April 7, 2015, from 6-8PM:

Town Project Updates

  • Tom Hickey from and West Hartford Magazine unveiled the new BCNA logo(see attached). Thanks to Tom and everyone at West Hartford Media for their creative work in designing our new logo!
  • Mark McGovern gave an overview on various topics including a development update, CT Fastrak (there’s a loop bus that goes from the Flatbush station, travels up Main Street through Bishops Corner and ends at Copaco in Bloomfield). There’s no real movement on the UCONN property – the town will have first right of refusal once the state decides it does not want the property. If the town does not purchase it, it has the ability to change zoning for the property.

Committee Reports

  • Arts @ Bishops Corner Committee
    • Always looking for artists or those who want to promote the arts in Bishops Corner.
    • The group will continue its “Poetry on the Patio” this summer
    • Other art events are being planned
  • Pedestrian Improvement Committee
    • Several improvement in Bishops Corner have already been made
    • The BCNA continues to work with the town and state to make significant changes to the intersection
    • All of those interested in helping should respond to this email
  • Marketing Committee
    • Lara Zier, local resident, has volunteered to design a website for the BCNA. Thank you Lara! A website will allow the BCNA to better communicate with residents and businesses. Look for the website launch in the new couple of months.
    • Tom Hickey unveiled the new BCNA logo – thanks again Tom!
      BCNA has established a banner system (like the one in West Hartford Center) for non-profits to hang a banner to promote events. Final details are being worked out – stay tuned
  • Farmers Market
    • The farmers’ market will be back this year from May 16-Oct 31, 9am-12noon at the Starbucks/Crown parking lot.
    • We expect many of the same vendors to participate as last year plus we’ll have some new and exciting vendors!
    • The farmer’s market @ Bishops Corner has attracted top volunteer talent. The Farmers’ Market marketing subcommittee is finalizing development of a robust web presence, including a new website and social media. Look for more to come in the next few weeks!
    • The farmers’ market can always use a few more volunteers. Please consider working at the market for a 2.5 hr shift on one or more Saturday. Email back this address for more information.