Buffalo Rising – The Broadway Market: Moving Forward
(Todd Schoepflin – Buffalo Rising) Tom Kerr has been executive director of Broadway Market for approximately six months. After a recent interview with him, I came away thinking the market is in very good hands. He struck me as a pragmatic man who is driven by one main question: How do you get people into the market? Throughout the interview, Tom repeated variations of the question, such as: How do you deliver customers? How do you get people coming back? My impression is that he’s a workhorse who is on the lookout for good ideas. He does not intend to micromanage vendors at the market. Rather, he wants to attract people with good business ideas and give them a chance to succeed at the market. He seems open to any business or event that gets people through the doors. In Tom’s words, how do you get the market to prosper?