Chamber News – September 2021

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Chamber News – September 2021

Welcome  –                


Jordan Martin gave a very good Anthem benefits presentation —  the presentation was recorded and will be posted on the Chamber Facebook page to view for those that could not attend this meeting. 

The newest benefit is the Sole Proprietor program –  Questions on this or other general questions can be directed to Jordan Martin – 419-227-2570 or

August minutes posted online. 

Financial report (Amanda)

Donation to the Lions Club Quarter Auction ?    Committee agreed to $100. 

2021 Theme WE WILL ROCKFORD – t-shirt sales –  still trying to make contact with Jessica.

Upcoming – Ribbon Cuttings

Old Business

Fall Fest – October 30, 2021 — we have email information to members, posted general information on Facebook.  Marie to send information to past vendors then late next week we will open to others that want to participate.

Was also posted on the Main Street Committee Facebook page.  And another reminder 09/09/21.

10-2 pm downtown – opening ceremony / business promotions / vendor market / food

2 – 4 pm – The Ohio Village Muffins baseball games @ Shanes Park

            Need to talk to Mike Schumm about food availability  / maybe food truck ?

5 –  6:30 pm – Trick or Treat in the Village / maybe need more food during these hours

7 pm – Costume Judging and food at the Fire House  – hot dogs, coney dogs, nachos and drinks

Business deco contest – contacted Wabash to see if they want to sponsor again this year.

* September – Chamber Business Grant promotions / application – in the mail.  Deadline September   30th for grant applications.

* October –  Citizen of the Year / Business of the Year / Grant Awards and Business recognitions – still working on details.   Maybe presentation at Fall Fest.

  • Need to have a print ad that also promotes Anthem — have last year’s ad – need to review with some updates….  Otherwise use the same.

2022 – Chamber Directory ?   quote ? – would like to rollout during SpringFest – 

New Business

            2022 – Chamber schedule of events.

2021 Schedule of events:

* November / December – Membership Drive 2022