Between visiting with fall tourists and promoting Guttenberg, the GD&T Board and I continue to work on all sorts of projects. Recent GD&T events have included our Volunteer Appreciation Potluck and our September Business After Five held at the south overlook. Our next event, Ghoul’s Night Out, will take place on October 23 from 5-7pm. Ghoul’s Night Out is a Halloween-themed evening of shopping, dining, and socializing at local establishments. Participating businesses will be offering special deals, discounts, and Halloween treats. GD&T will be holding a free “poker walk” for the public’s participation. Players will draw a card from participating businesses at their leisure from 5-7pm and starting at 7pm will meet at the Dam Bar for a costume party, where the best five-card poker hand will be awarded a prize.
GD&T will hold the October Business After Five at the River Park Place Conference Center to kick off our 2015 membership drive. Our membership drive usually takes place in January, but we are getting a head start this year to make sure that all of our member businesses and organizations and their events are included in our new 2015 promotional literature, including brochures, directories, website, Calendar of Events, and welcome bags for new residents. All businesses, members or not, are welcome to attend the event to learn more about GD&T and our new membership benefits. Chili and drinks will be served, and weather permitting, we will enjoy a fire in the courtyard. Take some time to stop in and chat with us about our organization and services, and make sure to enjoy the fall colors and weather!