Posted by Ingrid Fields on Feb 08, 2019
Dublin AM Rotary February 8, 2019 Meeting
Working and Living in Bridge Park Dublin!
A Busy day with over 12 guests and an interesting Panel
Today’s Announcements:  
Recognition of the VCA Donation to Polar Bear and the Pro Am with Tod Beckett and his work also securing University of Findlay’s sponsorship and Governor DeWine’s participation on May 29th.   
David Bentz recognized the diligent work of Jim Listebarger and Bob Rosenberg for the over 50 raffle contributions that have been donated for Polar Bear. Sinan and Jim Bandeen remind you that TOMORROW is the big day of fun at the Polar Bear.
Dublin Food Pantry volunteers needed now and the first Monday of every month.
Please reach out to David Lundregan and serve our community.
Dalma shared a Youth fundraiser happening April 6th at St. Patrick’s that will raise money to fight Polio through Rotary. Please save the date and look for more details here and at the meetings.  
Elli Santala, visiting Youth Exchange from Finland was visiting from another Rotary club and she will be visiting again and would love to get engagement with our club and will need transportation from Powell/Lewis Center area.
BIG Dublin Library Openings to be announced next week, we received a preview that the Library Opening will June 6th and there is a Hard Hat Tour we can reserve a spot in – reach out to Joe Yersavich for this Tour on March 12th
Susan Burness introduced Today’s Bridge Park  Work & Life Panel speakers:
Brent Crawford                    Crawford Hoying
Mike Morgan                        UpDox
Lauren Martorano               Bridge Park Resident
  • Bridge Park as a Concept Plan then a Vision Plan in City of Dublin’s economic development for additional Housing choices and Workplace choices.
  • Brent shared the sense of space and the walkable lifestyle available living and working in Bridge Park. 
Interesting points-
  • 80% of the restaurant money spent by Dublin residents was no spent in Dublin, that has changed already
  • Dublin restaurants are becoming the top locations in their franchises
  • A new Cameron Mitchell location of The Pearl will have a great patio space
  • The Bridge will be opening soon
  • The next garage will be opening soon
  • Another hotel is planned   
  • More empty nesters than planned
  • Young buyers are sales feeder families for larger Dublin homes
  • Block D next phase discussion like North Market
  • Uses location in Bridge Park as recruiting  
  • Open Office Design is great, building flexibility was attractive to growing company
  • Resources in walking area for board meetings, lunch choices
  • Moved back to Dublin post- graduation, lifetime resident
  • Love local bars, restaurants, yoga and fitness club
  • Good garage facilities and living space