Jackson aldermen OK promotional video project

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Jackson Chamber of Commerce executive director Brian Gerau believes a new video project is a way to expand the business community.

Approved during Monday's Jackson Board of Aldermen meeting, the DVD project will include testimonials from business leaders, information about its schools and scenes from throughout the city.

"It's like a video business card," said Gerau, who proposed the idea last fall. "This day and age it's hard to get certain businesses to come into the area. This is a business development tool to give them an insight of what Jackson has to offer."

The video to be produced by Relentless Media Productions of Jackson will cost the city $10,000. Gerau expects the final DVD will be complete in March.

While he said the DVD wouldn't guarantee an influx of new business to the area, Gerau said the effort would be worthwhile even if the project paints a positive light on Jackson.

"This can't hurt," Gerau said. "It's one more tool we have to show off Jackson. If we can take that tool and leave that lasting impression on what Jackson has, it can be beneficial."

In other action, the board approved:

* Abandonment of a utility easement on a section of Eastwood Drive.

* The closure of West Madison Street between South High Street and South Missouri Street from 6 to 11 a.m. Nov. 11 for a Veterans Day assembly.

* The closure of certain streets in the central business district at 2 p.m. Dec. 5 for the annual Jackson Jaycees Christmas parade.

* A hearing at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 to consider the rezoning of approximately three acres of property at the intersection of Oak Hill Road and East Main Street from R-2 single-family residential to C-2 general commercial and CO-1 enhanced commercial overlay districts.

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