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By Martine Wolfe-Miller, Communications Officer
MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (May 29, 2015) –The Town of Mount Pleasant Economic Development Committee (EDC) recently kicked off the first in a series of monthly business outreach meetings at Five Loaves Café.
Mount Pleasant Mayor Linda Page, EDC Chairman Mark Smith and Councilmember Elton Carrier, Town Administrator Eric DeMoura and Government Outreach Officer Lauren Sims met with Co-owner Casey Glowacki, Corporate Chef Jason Ulak, Managing Director Lauren Boyce and Manager Flo Lengua.
“The business outreach meetings are a great way to connect with local businesses, exchange information, understand the challenges and opportunities our local businesses face, and strengthen community relationships,” said Mayor Page. “The meetings are informal roundtable discussions where business owners and their staff have an opportunity to discuss topics important to them with their elected officials.”
“I would like to thank Mr. Glowacki for hosting our first business outreach meeting at his restaurant,” said Smith. “We appreciate his continued commitment and reinvestment in our community with the opening of Five Loaves Café in 2005 and the opening of Sesame Burger in 2012. We discussed the top challenges he experiences at his business, which include parking availability, workforce recruitment and public transportation.”
“We welcomed the discussion and shared with Mr. Glowacki several initiatives that would help our business community,” concluded Smith. “These included the future hiring of an economic development coordinator, our ongoing marketing initiatives and the possibility of implementing an East Cooper Restaurant Association and a Mount Pleasant Restaurant Week.”
The Business Outreach Meetings are part of the town wide Government Outreach and Engagement Strategy. The Government Outreach Office works with various Town departments, citizens, neighborhood associations, civic groups, faith organizations, business leaders, and non-profit entities to create community-wide conversations and foster collaborative partnerships that will lead to strong community relationships, a shared common identity, and a more engaged community.
For more information about our Business Outreach Meetings and future meeting opportunities, contact Councilmember Mark Smith at MarkSmith@tompsc.com.
For more information on the Government Outreach Office and how to request a speaker for any civic group, please contact Lauren Sims at firstname.lastname@example.org