The Glendale Star
Katy Engels, director of downtown Development for Glendale Chamber of Commerce, will host the first meeting for all downtown businesses and interested stakeholders Nov. 28 in the Diamond A ballroom of the Glendale Civic Center Annex, 5752 W. Glenn Drive.
The meeting will be 8 to 9:30 a.m. with gathering and refreshments starting 7:30 a.m.
Since festival season will have begun by this time, it will just be a morning meeting that day. Bring your business cards because there will be a door prize drawing and an opportunity to network with the other attendees. At this meeting, you will receive a survey, asking the best time to have meetings going forward; what Engels’ role is and how she advocates for the businesses; and discussions will start on what the group, as a whole, wants to see happen to improve downtown.
Individuals who plan to attend the meeting are asked to RSVP Engels by 4 p.m. Nov. 17, indicating how many from your business will attend, or if you will not be able to attend.
Engels said the downtown is looking better. She thanked the merchants who notified her of issues, including lights out in parking lots; unsightly trash in business driveways; and overgrown weeds, just to name a few, because she has worked with city departments to help correct those issues. Engels said she was excited about the visible progress over the last three months.
Engels said the City of Glendale is looking to form a temporary (one-year) Business Council Committee to act as an advisory body to the mayor and city council by making recommendations on ways to make Glendale even more business-friendly. Interested persons from local Glendale businesses are asked to complete an online application:
The Glendale Civic Center has a new website and calendar of events: