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Frequently Asked Questions and Where to Find the Answers

For: Implementing Local Business Retention and Expansion Visitation Programs

How do we get started?

Brochures; Initiator’s Manual for Starting New BR&E Visitation Programs (Initiator’s Manual), all; & Using the Video to Introduce the Program and Train Volunteers
(Using the Video), all

How do we decide?

Brochures; Is It for Our Community?, p.6; & Initiator’s Manual, p. 10

Why should we do It?

Brochures & Is It for Our Community?, pp. 6-7

Who will be involved?

Is It for Our Community?, p. 9-11; & Initiator’s Manual, p. 16

Why will people volunteer?

Is It for Our Community?, pp. 11-12

What is the difference between the Task Force & the Leadership Team?

Is It for Our Community?, pp. 9-10; & Local Leadership Team Manual, pp. 5 - 16

Where can we get help?

Using the Video, pp. 4 - 13

How do we select a BREI Consultant?

Is It for Our Community?, p. 15; Initiator’s Manual, pp. 4 -5; & Visitation Coordinator Manual, p. 11

How much will it cost?

Is It for Our Community?, pp. 13-14

How much time do we commit?

Is It for Our Community?, pp. 13-14

How do we handle confidentiality?

Visitation Coordinator Manual, p. 13

How should we schedule meetings?

Initiator’s Manual, pp. 6 - 9 & 11 - 19

How do we set agendas & lead discussions?

Local Leadership Team Manual, p. 11; & Initiator’s Manual, pp. 11 - 14

How do we handle immediate issues?

Using the Video, p. 7 & Local Leadership Team Manual, pp. 9-10

How do we select projects?

Initiator’s Manual, p. 16-19; & Local Leadership Team Manual, p. 19 - 23

How do we get media involvement?

Local Leadership Team Manual, pp. 15-16 & 24 -28

Do we receive samples of news releases, invitations to volunteers & firms, and follow-ups?

Visitation Coordinator Manual, pp. 9-10; & Local Leadership Team Manual, pp. 9-10 & 19 -28