Chamber News – October 2023
- Financial Report – Amanda Peel – unable to attend. Comments to share —next year vendors would like to receive an invoice to pay online. Should work as long as we have their email.
- Old Business —
Chamber directory – Working with Brand It Marketing
WCSM – Commercials — Ashley Stetler – Thanks for handling this !
Leadership Class– Shelley Muhlenkamp – first class was communications. Really enjoying it.
- Lacey – Fall Festival updates – reviewed the events – have several to add. The vendors keep signing up… 41 at last count. We need all vendors to share, share, share ! Need to update the parking signage. Mercer Health will supply a banner. Have received several others.
Drama Club working on the Haunted Car Wash. Ashley getting prizes. We have 6 games for the children. Games and tractor rides free because of sponsorships. Music from 1 – 7 pm. Tent up 10 am to 7 pm. **Bring Lawn chairs / Second Crossing might move some tables over to the tent area.
- Fall Festival Marketing –
Will work on ads with Photo Star, Daily Standard, and Times Bulletin – get proof to committee for approval.
• New Business – next meeting / next year
Anthem Presentation – November 9th meeting – open to the public
Update Anthem ad – with Breakfast / speaker. Need RSVP to Village Office by Nov. 3rd.
Check to see if Carry Out can cater. Publish ads in Photo Star, Daily Standard, and Times Bulletin.
Small Business Saturday – discuss at next meeting general ad to come to ‘celebrate’ the event by shopping in Rockford.
Membership 2024 – new deadline December 15th – will revamp the membership information similar to Ft. Recovery. Amy W will send a sample – one is for renewal and one is for new membership.
o Citizen of the Year – made contact with previous recipients
o Business of the Year – made contact with previous business
- New Business / Anniversaries recognitions
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.
First Financial Bank – 160 years.
Reynolds & Reynolds – 75 year anniversary
New Business –
Rockford Cabinet Co.
New Ownership / Rebrand
Shae Thomas – SLTees
- December —— Looking Ahead to 2024 —- work on Business Spotlight Idea