Mayor announces Brian Brown Greenway improvement at MBA meeting

Mayor announces Brian Brown Greenway improvement at MBA meeting
Mayor announces Brian Brown Greenway improvement at MBA meeting | Martin Business Association, Brian Brown Greenway
The Martin Business Association (MBA) met earlier this month with Mayor Randy Brundige where he explained to members that the downtown renovation will soon be complete after months of improvements. He also thanked downtown businesses, merchants and customers for their patience while renovations were underway. Brundige announced that the paperwork is complete for the Brian Brown Greenway and that construction could begin as early as September. “This has been underway for five years and once this phase is underway, Phase II will be planned and a grant application made,” the mayor reported. The MBA spotlighted two businesses including Appliances and More, which recently opened on the corner of Neal and Church Streets, as well as a presentation by AFLAC District Sales Coordinator Kathy Essary who cited recent changes in insurance. Angie Fitzgerald, Educational Director of the Bill and Carol Latimer Foundation also shared that the Foundation has expanded their interest free loans to Weakley County Students preparing to attend college. This foundation helps make it possible for highly motivated Obion and Weakley County graduates, who displays leadership skills, to be able financially to secure a college or technical degree from an accredited school of their choice through no interest loans. Fitzgerald said she could be reached at her office in the Obion County Library. The Martin Business Association’s website has also been visited. According to Audrey Roberts, who serves as the MBA Chairman, the site has had over 2800 hits since it was launched in April. Roberts explained the website has been very useful as a tool in offering the unique businesses, which are located in the city of Martin, visibility and hosts an online directory, a calendar as well as a media gallery. The site is located at www.martinbusinessassociation.com and she encouraged members to add their web address to the business association’s directory. The MBA also cited they are creating welcome bags, that have been donated by EW James, to new residents of the city locating in the Martin area. ”If you would like to donate items for this cause as this is a wonderful way to advocate your business as well as welcome others to Martin,” Roberts said. “Please take 50 items to Kimberly Craddock at Martin’s city hall to be added to the welcome bags.” Martin Business Association is currently recruiting new members to join the organization and their most recent membership count stands at 185 members. Roberts and other board members encouraged other business leaders to pick up an application at Rountree Office Equipment. For additional information regarding membership, call Audrey Roberts at 587-6327 or Nan Rountree at 731-588-0383. The next meeting will be July 8th at City Hall at 7:30 a.m.

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