Meeting Minutes: August 10 , 2017

August 10, 2017   Mary Beougher opened the meeting at 8 am with 7 members present.   The Business Directory is done and sent to be printed. We will be getting 3,000 which will need stapled.   We will be having a staple party !   They should be done in time to hand out at our October events.   Need to pay the Brand It Marketing bill and we will have another bill for the new discs on the West Welcome Sign.   The sign at 118 North has been completed. Thank you to Village employees for helping us with the project.   We will be redoing the West Welcome Sign as it was leaning. We will be setting up like the 118 North sign with the concrete base.   We will look at some options to get the Bicentennial information on the Welcome Signs.   October 8th the Chamber will be sponsoring – “Soup”er concert in the park. We have Triad and the Parkway musical department for music. We have New Horizons Community Church youth group for the hamburger/hot dog stand.   We have Community Health Professionals – making Cheesy Potato Soup, Colonial – Vegetable soup, Need to check with Jamie about Subway, someone may be donating the Ham and Bean soups and we are asking someone else about Chili. After meeting Sandy Schaffner suggested Chicken Noodle soup and mentioned that the cheesy potato is a favorite ! We will have cookies for dessert.   Mary will contact Wendy’s for donation of bowls, cups, spoons.   We will ask volunteers to show up at 10 am to help get set up.   Mary will contact Robin about a flyer. We need to get the information to the Rockford Rec group so they can help pass along the invitation.   Chamber banquet – suggested we check dates with Leota Bruan and see if possible to combine events ?   Would be nice to see 2 organizations working together.   Meeting adjourned 9...
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Meeting Minutes: July 13 , 2017

July 13, 2017   Mary Beougher opened the meeting at 8 am with 5 members present.     Members reviewed the Chamber business directory / visitors guide. Several items need to be changed. But looks good and almost ready to print ! Thank you to Brand It Marketing for putting it all together !   Colonial Nursing Center has invited us to have a meeting at their facilities. At this time, we don’t have enough members involved, but will consider in the fall.   Christmas at the Park – Joyce has retired from the leadership role. Anyone interested in heading up the project ?   We will ask the community. Jamie has some ideas of several people that might be interested.   We need to keep it simple !   Nancy Leighner interested in the Mercer County Leadership program.   Lisa to contact the Celina Chamber for information.   “Soup” er Concert in the Park – October 8th – Norm will be checking with Methodist ladies about desserts.   After meeting contact with Kim – Community Health Professionals – willing to help with a roaster of soup.   The meeting to be held on August 10th – will be discussions / planning of upcoming events…. “Soup” er Concert in the Park and the Chamber Banquet – both events scheduled in October. Volunteers are needed.           Meeting adjourned 9 am.  ...
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Meeting Minutes: June 8 , 2017

June 8, 2017   Mary Beoughter opened the meeting at  8 am  with 5 members present.   THANK YOU to our newest business owner, Amy Lyons of Tasty Blessings, for the complimentary samples this morning.    We are working on setting up a date and time for a Ribbon Cutting – July or August.   We welcomed Kim Heitkamp from Community Health Professionals to the meeting. They will be joining the chamber.   May meeting and finances were discussed.   The Parkway Music Boosters requested a donation towards The Larry Seibert Memorial Concert featuring the Lima Area Concert Band.  This will help with advertising the event scheduled for August 27th at the Parkway High School Auditorium at 3 pm.   Discussed several ways the Chamber can help promote event.   We will be finalizing the Chamber membership directory and going to print in July.   We discussed upcoming events:   “Soup”er Concert in the Park – October 8th with Triad and the Parkway High School  Musical for entertainment.  We will be working with some locals business for soup donations.    New Horizons will be having a food stand.   Need to start working out details at the next meeting.   * Need volunteers  – set up, clean up, serve soups *   Chamber Banquet – to be held on October 23rd – another event that needs volunteers for set up, clean up and organization.   Mercer County Leadership program application due in August.   Murder/mystery Dinner Theatre – will be held February 10th of next year.  Jamie is working on the event with Mrs. Wagnor and other volunteers.   Welcome Sign question – when will it be completed ??   The next Chamber meeting – July 13th at 8 am – Village Hall.     Meeting adjourned 9 am....
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Meeting Minutes: April 13, 2017

April 13, 2017   The meeting began at 8 am  with 5 members present.   It was noted that Nancy Leighner will be the Chamber representative for the Parkway Scholarship interviews on April 20th.  Senior Awards night is May 17th. – Need to let Mary know –   No new information on the Dunk Tank for Community Days.   Chamber Banquet will be held on October 23rd.    We should have the previous Business of the Year and Citizens of the Year begin working on this years awards.   Jamie discussed some information with the murder/mystery dinner show that we are planning for February.  We decided on a Valentine’s Day theme.   The cost of the play will be under $100.  Jamie has several interested in volunteering to be in the show.  We will check with Carry Out on catering.   Will begin promotion on or before the Chamber Banquet.  Price of tickets will depend on the cost of the dinner.  We may work on some gift basket raffles between Thanksgiving and Christmas – raise awareness and make some additional money.   The Laurels may be able to donate some Valentine’s Day decorations they used previously.  We will encourage the guests to dress up for this ‘formal’ event.    Jamie is working to get some volunteer servers.  We discussed getting the drinks and the desserts donated to save money on the food.    Will need to sell pre sale tickets.  Jamie will have more information at the next meeting on MAY 11th !  Jamie will check with New Horizons on a Child Care night the same night as the murder/mystery show.  Win win for both groups.   “Soup”er Concert in the Park is scheduled for October 8th.    Triad will be performing along with the Parkway Musical group.   Nancy to check with the Methodist ladies about doing desserts.  Flyers to Rockford Rec.  We will work to get some funds to pay for soups.  Jamie will check with Subway to see if they can donate some potato soup.             Meeting adjourned  ...
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Meeting Minutes: March 9, 2017

March 9, 2017   The meeting was called to order on March 9th by President Mary Beougher at 8 am 7 members present.   February minutes and financial reports were read and approved.   The Community Days Car Show requested $25 to sponsor a trophy. All approved.   Received a Thank you from George Moore, who visited at the last meeting.   Directory – Marie has the updates and hopes to work on the directory next week. Our printer is ready to go.   It was suggested to call the directory a Visitors Guide and Business Directory  – putting the business information smaller underneath.  We will also add ‘take one’ on the top right corner so people know they are free. We are working on a page for the Shanes Crossing Subdivision and another page with Bicentennial information.   Fundraiser ideas – Will look into getting the dunk tank back for Community Days. We will need to have a parent release form so that students can participate in the dunk tank.  The kids enjoyed dunking their friends.   We also discussed a murder/mystery show to be held at the Community Building on February 10th.   Jamie to see if Mrs. Wagner would help with this project and use local talent instead of paying professionals.   We will be doing the beanfest but give it a different name and different look. It will be called the “Soup”er  Concert  in the Park to be held on October 8th.   We will check with New Horizons on the food stand.  Norm to check with Methodist ladies about desserts.  We will have several soups available.   We will invite Triad (Mike Bruns band) and ask the Parkway Musical department to sing a couple of songs to advertise their upcoming events.   We would open at 11.  Music to start at noon with Triad till 1 – have the musical numbers for about a ½ hour and let Mike wrap things up.  Would end at approx..  2 pm.   A shorter version of last years bean bake. We need to get flyers to Rockford Rec and invite their soccer teams and families to attend our event.   Nancy volunteered to attend the scholarship application interviews at Parkway. Mary will present the award at the May Senior night.   Meeting adjourned at 8:56 am  ...
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Meeting Minutes: February 9, 2017

February 10, 2017   The meeting was called to order on December 9th by President Mary Beougher  at 8 am 6 members and 1 guest were present.   Mr. George Moore introduced himself. He is running for the Celina Municipal Court Judge.    The current judge will be retiring.  The primary election will be held in May.  He has 5 point plan for a safer Mercer County.   1st time offenders – will be offered some education – may not go on permanent record. Harsher sentences for repeat offenders Evening court hours More technology within the court system Probation department   Thank you to Mr. Moore for attending and giving us some information.   December minutes were read along with January financial information. The Chamber agreed to donate $200 to the Lions Club for the Variety show to be held on March 24 & 25th.   We received the yearly statement for the Crime Awareness fund.   We have received all the funding for the Rockford Welcome Sign located on 118 North. The Village has been working on the base and the frame work.  The insert is here and we are waiting on the discs.  We will need some backer boards and some paint.  The Welcome Sign to the West will need some work as it’s leaning.   We discussed the Business Directory – there will be no date as we won’t be doing another one until our Bicentennial year in 2020.   Lisa to contact Marie to see if we can have an evening meeting  to get it all updated.  Mary has made contact with the printer and they are good to go.   The membership deadline was February 1st.  Mary will make one last attempt to contact those who were members last year to see if they are still interested.   Congratulation to Nancy Leighner – the Rockford Chamber Bright Star for 2016 !   Joyce Emans reported to Mary that she will no longer be doing the Christmas at the Park.   Thank you Joyce for your volunteer efforts in making the park so beautiful each year.  We are looking for an organization or school group that might want to continue the Christmas at the Park decorating.   There will be a welcome at the Community Building for Dr. Means.   The Chamber would like to be there to welcome him to the community.  We will take a ‘welcome bag’ and a...
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