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February 2005

Fond Farewell to Mary Martineau
Short North Business Association Executive Director steps down
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On January 21, 2005, a bevy of friends armed with food and champagne gathered at r design & printing co. to wish Mary Martineau bon voyage as she steps down from her position as executive director of the Short North Business Association. Mary accomplished many things since she began her directorship nearly four years ago, including instituting Via Colori, the street painting festival held in September of 2003 and 2004. Mary will join the Economic Community Development Institute. “I’ll be working as a retail coach helping new businesses in the downtown area.” Everyone in attendance, while sad to see Mary go, feels the move is a great one. “If anyone can bring business into downtown, it’s Mary.” said Juli Rogers of r design and printing.


Mary Martineau and Eric McKeever of Studio16 share a moment.


Gina Cronley of Orbit Design, Pia Hiotis of Europia and Sebastian Ibel of the Ibel Agency
couldn't pass up the opportunity to toast to Mary's future.


Dave Ramirez and Juli Rogers of r design play excellent hosts
to Monique Sagle and Neil Oxman.


Becky Patrick of r design enjoys sampling the sumptuous delights.


Photos by Doug Fordyce of Studio 16

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