FAB FULTON held its public Annual Meeting on May 16, 2019. Attendees heard reports on the BIDs finances, elections of Directors were held, there was time for Q&A and then a Networking event. The event was publicized with notifications sent by First Class Mail to every business and property-owner in the district, eblasts were sent to over 2,500 contacts, newsletters were distributed directly to FAB FULTON businesses by eMail and hand delivered door-to-door to every FAB FULTON business, promoted on FAB FULTON’s social media networks, posted on the FAB FULTON website home page for four weeks and advertised in the Brooklyn Eagle for three consecutive weeks.
What happened during the Meeting?
FAB Business owner Alec Duffy of JACK/NY spoke about how grateful he was to FAB FULTON for making it possible for his business to remain in Clinton Hill for the next 10 years. Facing the potential loss of his lease at Fulton and Waverly, he reached out to FAB FULTON for help and we introduced him to a property owner nearby and a situation that we thought might be a good fit. It was! This small business win was such big news it was coveredin the NY TIMES… and now JACK/NY will continue to activate the area around Putnam & Grand for years to come.
Keynote Speaker David Burney, head of the Urban Placemaking Program in the Pratt Institute School of Architecture spoke about the global concept of “placemaking” and FAB FULTON's successful work in this area over the past 10 YEARS.
Cultural partner Piruz Partow, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Musical School spoke about how grateful he is for the partnership with FAB FULTON, allowing his institution to connect with the community in the public spaces, plazas and parks of Fulton Street.
Long-time Fort Greene resident Janis Russell spoke about how grateful she is for the work of FAB FULTON… how the district has yes, changed and improved, since she moved here decades ago. Janis also leads several church choirs that have performed at FAB FULTON events and she also sang praises for the transformation of Fowler Square.
L-R: 2019 FAB FULTON ANNUAL MEETING Keynote Speaker David Burney, FAB FULTON Executive Director Phillip Kellogg, and FAB FULTON Board Member representing Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, Nann Blackshear.
Participants ended the event with a networking event and information sharing, sponsored by St. Joseph’s College.