Northshore Harbor Center Board

Thursday September 6, 2018 9:00 a.m.

100 Harbor Center Blvd., Slidell, LA

The meeting was called to order at 9:07 a.m. by Board Chairman Mark Myers.  Present: Martin Bruno, Jr., Stephanie Berault, Kurt Bozant, Irma Cry, Kevin Davis, Mark Myers, Thomas Shinn, Darrell Smith and Kathleen Wilkin.  Absent: Carol Beech, Carrie Calvin, Martin Jackson, Donna O’Daniels and Martin Patel.   Also present:  Kathy Lowrey, Valerie Waeltz and Jessica Summers.

Mr. Myers gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The board reviewed minutes from the August meeting. Mr. Martin Bruno motioned to accept the minutes as written, Ms. Irma Cry seconded and the motion carried unanimously.

The meeting then moved on to Old Business. Ms. Kathy Lowrey reviewed with the Board topics discussed at the Master Planning Committee meeting. She advised of several proposals gathered for updates on and around the facility. She gave dates and times she is scheduled to meet with companies in regards to these updates. She noted the benefits of these upgrades, such as the addition of solar panels, and their potential to drive down the cost of energy for the building. The next meeting for the Master Planning Committee will be determined once Ms. Lowrey has met and gathered information from all proposed companies.

The Board was given a marketing update by Ms. Lowrey. She advised feedback from the most recent marketing promotion in Slidell Magazine was very positive.  Ms. Lowrey advised the Board she and Valerie Waeltz would be traveling to Baton Rouge on September 11 to meet with TCI to further discuss rebranding and marketing strategies to implement in the upcoming months.

The meeting then moved on to New Business. Review of the 2017 audit was tabled until the October meeting. Ms. Lowrey then advised the Board of the addition of Don’s Catering to the list of approved caterers.

Ms. Lowrey presented the General Manager’s report with an update on Staff Development Day held on Thursday August 30, 2018. Training was provided by the KIISA Corporation and paid for by the utilization of a grant obtained through the LA Workforce Commission’s Incumbent Worker program.

Ms. Valerie Waeltz presented the Sales report.

The next meeting will be October 4th at 9:00 a.m.

Mr. Martin Bruno motioned to adjourn.  Mr. Kevin Davis seconded.  The meeting adjourned at 9:47 a.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Jessica Summers