Tuesday evening found us enjoying luxurious surroundings, as the July 10 Duluth Merchants Association meeting met at the Parc at Duluth. A true “walk in the park”, it’s no wonder folks 65 and older have decided to become permanent residents at the Parc. As an upscale senior community where living is easy, the Parc lifestyle offers “service, style, friendship and fun” for all their residents. Their motto is “Live longer, Live Better.”
Our Parc hosts Judy Young Doering and Sid Howard welcomed DMA members, greeting everyone with wine and appetizers to enhance the pleasant socializing. Dr. David and Janice Hammer, resident ambassadors and enthusiastic promoters of the Parc lifestyle, also joined in the fun.
Sid and Judy discussed the Parc’s latest offering: the conversion of 20 of its luxury apartments into 25 assisted living apartments. Available this fall, these units will give residents even greater living choice options as their aging needs change.
Charlie Hall, recent graduate of Duluth High School and son of DMA members Jim and Julie Hall (Gwinnett Gladiators), also attended the meeting to express his gratitude. As the recipient of the $1,000 DMA 2012 Duluth Community Scholarship, Charlie will be attending Georgia Southern University in Statesboro this fall. With plans to focus on athletic training and sports medicine, we expect great things from Charlie. So, please keep us posted on your progress, Charlie!
President Jim Johnson presented members in attendance with the recently updated DMA brochure. Jim noted he had also delivered some brochures to the city for inclusion with business license packages. Another great channel to get the word out about DMA…new members are always welcome!
New and returning DMA guests were given an opportunity to introduce themselves and their businesses to an enthusiastic DMA audience.
Jim Dugan, Duluth City Councilman and Fall Festival Committee member, reminded everyone to be sure and attend the August 9 DMA meeting, which will be hosted by the Duluth Fall Festival at the Duluth Festival Center. Always a feast and a large gathering, this particular DMA meeting focuses on festival sponsor appreciation.
And patriotic, yes we are in Duluth! Jim announced the City of Duluth has been named one of the six cities across the entire United States in a contest for the most patriotic. Check out the Duluth patriotic video showing the obvious pride of our fellow Duluth residents!
Networking and door prizes ended the evening…please join us next time on August 9 at the Duluth Festival Center for another great meeting!
Sheri and Bill