AMS Corporate General Special Meeting evaluates budgets for coming year

Directors of all AMS Services explain their goals and key changes for the new fiscal term

On Nov 11, heads of the various AMS services gathered for their annual Corporate General Special Meeting. During the event in Goodes Hall, the budgets of each sector were opened up and explained for all in attendance to discuss. 

Hospitality and Safety Services

TAPS Pub Services

The Queen’s Pub hopes to boost revenue this year with the addition of their new trivia night on Sundays  which has become one of their busiest nights of the week, according to AMS Vice President (Operations) Dave Walker.

QP has also started selling breakfast sandwiches on Saturdays and Sundays.

In the new fiscal year, TAPS hopes to benefit from a revitalized training week and start having scheduled office hours for managing staff. It’s their hope that this will contribute to a reduced deficit, down from their $62,509 deficit in the last fiscal year.

Common Ground Coffee Co.

CoGro is also looking to increase profit margins by four per cent, despite their boasting of 12,500 bagels sold in the month of September alone.

Increased study space is also in the works for their sibling establishment, The Brew. The smaller coffee stand in the JDUC added macaroni and cheese and edamame salad to their menu earlier this year.

These additions have come with a price tag, as prices have risen altogether on average by 20 cents, the first price increase in three years.

Retail Services

P&CC

The Print and Copy Centre will look to diversify revenue streams with their improved capabilities and expanded paper options.

According to Director of Retail Services Leo Scully, a new intern has been hired with the aim to make P&CC more environmentally conscious in their everyday work life.

Tricolour Outlet

Queen’s one-stop shop for Frosh Week and Homecoming gear hope to refine their efficiency this fiscal year while still maintaining their attention to the school’s history and heritage.

The outlet will be overhauling their inventory in the near future, to increase their line of school supplies and reassess their clothing margins.

Media Services

Walkhome

With a new mobile app in the beta testing phase, Walkhome hopes to get a lot more feedback from their clients, with 15 feedback items per month as a key goal.

The service hopes to provide 12,000 walks for the 2016-17 year. With the launch of the mobile app, Media Services Director Max Garcia also hopes it will significantly increase Walkhome’s revenue.

Studio Q

Studio Q is hoping to rise above its other on-campus competitors and become the go-to media service for students, clubs and organizations.

Along with a new contract to expand their services to the SGPS, Studio Q is hoping that their recent increase in ad revenue will do the same for their contract revenue as well.

The Queen’s Journal

In the next fiscal year, Garcia informed the CSGM that summer print issues of The Journal will no longer be published, but instead a heavier focus will be placed on releasing more online longform stories at qjlongform.com.

As well, he reported, The Journal hopes to increase its contributor base and will be conducting monthly reporting workshops for staff members.

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