Meeting Minutes: September 14, 2017

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Meeting Minutes: September 14, 2017


Meeting began at 8:06 am on September 14th, 2017 with 5 members and 1 guest attending.


The financial report was given. Chamber balance is $4758.85.   An up coming expense will be the replacement discs on the 33 West Welcome Sign of $540 and postage for upcoming Chamber Banquet invitations.


The Business membership directory and visitors guide has been done. Thank you to Brand It Marketing for putting it together, Reynolds for printing, and Colonial Nursing Center – Activities department for stapling it together.     Thoughts on the next directory will be done in 2019 to highlight our Bicentennial year in 2020.


Event: “Soup”er Concert in the Park – October 8th


Triad and Parkway selections from “High School Musical” – flyers available

Thank to you Robin Link for designing our flyer again this year !


New Horizons Community Church – hamburger / hot dog stand with chips and drinks available to purchase


Chamber Soups:

Mike Bruns – Chili

Ham and Bean –

Potato – Community Health Professionals

Veggie Soup – Colonial Nursing

Chicken Noodle –


Spoons and Crackers to be donated by Subway


Need tables, extension cords, soup bowls – what else.


Dessert Cookies – donated by ??


Norm to contact Ralph Ritz who mentioned that he would help serving soup.


Tammy Cheek and Colonial Nursing mentioned they would help volunteer for setting up.

Beginning at 10 am.



Event: Chamber Banquet – October 23rd


Meal – ?

Decorations – ? – Need Volunteers to help set up on Sunday October 22nd.

Invitations have been sent – RSVP early bird date – October 13th


Program schedule:


MC – ?

Blessing – ?

Entertainment selections from Parkway’s – “High School Musical”

To begin at 6 pm –with meal beginning at 6:30 pm


New this year – Instead of a Speaker we will be introducing new businesses and doing ribbon cuttings if not already done. We will allow the new Chamber Businesses a couple of minutes to tell about their business… how they got started and some details.   Business can hand out brochures and/or other business information.


Jamie will still be involved with the Chamber, but may not be able to come to meetings. She will be starting a new job in 2 weeks.


Jamie still on board with Murder/Mystery Dinner Theatre – February 10th – 2018 – several people are lined up to help.


Community Health Professionals will be promoting “File of Life” – a magnetic file that stays on fridge so that when emergency arises medical information can be found.   There is information that would need filled out such as allergies and medications.   She will be sharing the information with the Rockford area.


Community Health Professionals will be holding the Festival of Trees November 24, 25 and 26th. If anyone wants to donate a decorated tree, wreath, etc. The items will be auctioned off as a fundraiser for hospice.


2017 Events –


Sunday – October 8th – “Soup”er concert in the Park


Sunday – October 22nd – Set up for banquet

Monday – October 23rd – Chamber Banquet


November 25th – Small Business Saturday


November – January 2018 – 2018 Membership Drive.