Chamber News – February 2023

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Chamber News – February 2023

Welcome –    Happy Babies visiting too !

   Congratulations to Barrys’ Family Market – 35 Year Anniversary!

  • Financial Report – Amanda Peel
    • Budget review —  Finances looking good, 27 regular members did not renew yet reminders have been sent.
    • 501c6 process  – reviewed several questions on the application,  we have sample by-laws to review and make any needed changes. 
  • Quickbooks – going very smooth with memberships / invoicing and getting online payments.
  • Old Business  —    Chamber directory – 
  • internal proofing by the board
    • Final proofing edits made with 2023 Memberships
    • Send to Reynolds & Reynolds for printing
  • Spring Fling –  date: April 15th   – 10 am – 3 pm

o    Marie will attend the next Chamber meeting – regarding road closure / no parking areas

  • Vendor market – Amy Noll and Ashley working together
  • Vendors set up inside other businesses need register and pay fee

o    Ability for vendors to pay registrations fees online – Amanda will need to send invoices to     those wanting to pay online, otherwise the check and registration to Amy Noll to verify information and will get checks to Amanda.

o    Main Street Business – Ashley will visit businesses

o    Jim of Van Wert will facilitate the Car Show since Larry unable to this time. 

registration $10  – $5 for door prizes  / $5 to Chamber.

o    Spin the Wheel –   Ashley will take care of getting prizes – Kohls, bikes, Oriental Trading etc.   Will be reimbursed for expenses with documentation and receipts – not a problem.

  • Baily considering a 5K sponsored by So Peachy Clean and Second Crossing
  • Shelley to contact the churches
  • MARCH 15th deadline.
  • Festival signage – might have some upstairs.
  • Need Facebook posts, press release, and some graphics
  • Will have  meat raffle

Assign roles and responsibilities

President – Mare Miller –  facilitate meetings, approve motions, coordinate committees

1st Vice – Ashley Stetler – marketing / communications / event planning/ fundraising

2nd Vice – Lacey Rizor –   Member benefits / potential new membership

Treasurer – Amanda Peel – Financials, invoicing, 

Secretary – Lisa Kuhn – recording keeping, agendas, minutes, help with social media, website updates

  • Update 2023 Membership for directory / web site
    • Directory to printer
    • Spring Fling  – April 15th
    • Parkway Scholarship interviews – April
    • Parkway Scholarship presentation – May
    • Community Days Parade – Citizen / Business of the Year / Scholarship Winner
    • Mercer County Leadership
    • Fall Fest
    • Citizen of the Year
    • Business of the Year
    • New Business / Anniversaries recognitions
    • Anthem Presentation
    • Anthem ad
    • Small Business Saturday
    • Membership 2024