MOB members and guests welcomed Mayor Battle to their May luncheon. Mayor Battle discussed the environment for small to medium businesses in Huntsville. Attendees were able to have their questions answered afterwards. Some of the questions Mayor Battle addressed were:
How can the city work harder to help small businesses, especially in the service industry, the plans for Madison Square Mall and Joe Davis Stadium and the advanced fiber network infrastructure, keeping education focused on history, geography and the arts as well as technology, the City of Huntsville's interest in promoting events and projects like the "Inside Out" art project and how to keep the city growing without increased sales and property taxation that has happened in other areas.