Meeting was called to order by President Mary Lou Kriner at 12:03 followed by the flag salute.
The minutes from August were read and approved.
Invoices for upcoming dues will be mailed out on October 1, which will include a reminder of Nov 1 deadline.
Greg Gardinier gave input on the Chamber website upgrade, asking the board to ponder the question: “What industries are we trying to help?” with one possibility being that the Chamber focus on (by means of the Chamber website) hiking, biking, and hunting that bring tourists to the area. Suggested using a drone to get good footage for website. Suggested new logo; scalable. Will try to have a rough website mock-up done by the October Chamber meeting, but might not be able to finish the project this year. It was suggested that the Chamber assign a committee to work on the website planning over the course of the next 6 months.
Shayla Wiggins reports: The cost for the Chamber to sponsor the art fair estimated at 200.00. This would pay for flyers as well as banner. Options were discussed. No action yet taken.
Nothing to report.
Ahead of projections, at 12,635.00
The motion to participate in this year’s Knowlton family corn-maze passed.
The seasonal lights around the visitors center and the town Christmas tree need to be refreshed/replaced. The public works crew are charged with this task. A suggestion to get strings of light with replaceable bulbs was made.
The issue of hiring a band to play Friday during Winterfest was discussed. The event has been held at the Kuhler in previous years, with the band costing 500.00, and the income from admission fees coming in at about 500.00 as well. The final monies from this event go to the Samaritan Riders, for funding Christmas presents for needy families. It was suggested that, if the Chamber goes forward with this event this year, that the Samaritan Riders be asked to help collect admissions fees at the doors. Another suggestion was made that the Chamber not throw this event this year, and instead spend the money on events for children during the Winterfest festivities. With no consensus reached, the issue was tabled for the next meeting.
A new cabinet of Chamber Officers will be elected in December. Those interested in running need to make their intentions known to the board.
The membership was asked to brainstorm Banquet themes to pitch at the next Chamber meeting.
The CCC will hold an Emergency membership meeting on September 15th at 2pm.