Chamber News – November 2023

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Chamber News – November 2023

Welcome: Kylie Houser – Peoples Bank,  Ron Searight and Shane Young – Rockford Village Council.

Speaker Jordan Martin  — Stolly Insurance /Anthem Insurance – very good presentation.  Will be adding the slides to the website.

Financial Report – Amanda Peel –   Rocktoberfest very good.  Will be reimbursing Shae for her expenses for the haunted house.   Would like to see a committee for the haunted house.  Maybe charge a small fee to go through it?    Some of the items can be re-used next year so there it’s not as costly.   Will send membership invoices to email addresses as a reminder to get them paid.

Old Business:

Chamber directory –  Brand It Marketing –   hopefully have something by next meeting to share.

Citizen of the Year –  Shelley Muhlenkamp — Congratulations ! !!!!  

Well done fellow board member !  (The last 3 Citizens of the Year chooses the new citizen of the year – for reference as how it’s been working)

Business of the Year –   still in progress / would like to get this wrapped up by the end of the year !

Lacey –   Rocktoberfest —  everything went very good / weather was perfect.  Compliments on shutting down Main Street for parking – was a good decision.  Next year maybe some seating in the music tent.

A BIG thanks to Amy Noll for leading everything –Vendor Market  – was an excellent turn out.  42 vendors and 10 or so non profit booths.

New Business:

Small Business Saturday – will repeat last years ad with updated information.

Membership 2024 – website updated / emails sent and some potentials mailed – as noted above Amanda will be sending out reminders with online payment option.

2024 Officers / 2024 planning to be discussed at the December meeting.   

New Business / Anniversaries recognitions –  plaques finished – will work on getting delivered – a quick congratulations and a photo.

      The Fix – 5 years –

      Rock Solid Performance – 5 years

      Homes at Ohio’s Edge Realty – 5 years.

       Miss Mamy’s Playground – 25 Years

       Barrys’ Family Market – 35 years –

       WCSM – 60 Years

      First Financial Bank – 160 years.

      Reynolds & Reynolds – 75 year anniversary

      Holeshot Accessories /   Rockford Cabinet Co.

Looking Ahead to 2024

  • Business Spotlight Idea  
  • Coffee trucks
  • Update 2024 Membership for directory / web site
  • Directory to printer
  • Spring Event – April 6th – Solar eclipse Theme for April 8, 2024 ?     Lacey/Luke  idea
  • Parkway Scholarship interviews
  • Parkway Scholarship presentation
  • Community Days Parade – Citizen / Business of the Year / Scholarship Winner
  • Mercer County Leadership
  • Golf tournament – suggestion
  • Rocktoberfest 2024
  • Citizen of the Year
  • Business of the Year
  • New Business / Anniversaries recognitions
  • Chamber Business Grant applications
  • Anthem ad / Anthem Presentation
  • Small Business Saturday
  • Membership 2025