Chamber News: August 2019

Welcome –  5 members present – Lucas, Tom, Laura, Marie, Lisa

 

July minutes – posted on web site

 

Financial report – Amanda absent – not much going on at this time.

 

Upcoming event updates

 

  • We had meeting with Brand It for content for web site and directory production scheduled August and September
  • Mercer County Leadership Scholarship – will not be sponsoring someone this year.
  • 3rd Quarter Chamber Event – August 22nd – Rockford Library from 6 – 8 pm
  • October 7 – Chamber Banquet – Person / Business of the YearGuest speaker – Tom will contact Bruce from The Winner’s Edge     > Have you added staff?> Are you celebrating a business milestone?
  • > Have you built a new facility/expanded your business?
  • > Have you remodeled?
  • Remind Chamber members – email / facebook that we are getting ready for celebration and ask members to report what they have done this past year.
  • Deco – Rockford historical theme – borrow some items from SCHS
  • Invitations – keep simple $20 is fair amount and simple for cost – all agree

 

Banquet –   known information –

 

Anniversaries –     A & A Greenhouse – 20 years

Brand It Marketing – 15 years

 

New Business –

 

Mercer Metal

Luginbill Construction

Laura Putman Photography

Curvy Closet

Women in Business

SPC Photography

Others listed below – haven’t had ribbon cutting yet

 

Stained Glass Paradise

Flour Power Sweets and Treats –

Wellness 365 –   Saturday – August 24th –   noon Grand Opening – contact Marie if you can attend

Second Crossing Brew Co – perhaps opening – October / November

 

 

  • Add Reynolds as honorary member for all the support they have given for printing needs and also acknowledge with show of appreciation at banquet — vase – flowers — ideas still in the works

 

Old Business

    • Chamber Welcome Sign – South – in process – left message to request by Labor Day.
  • Bicentennial – Grand Ball planning – maybe some mis communication.  

 

 

Board has decided back in April that we would help with the Grand Ball with the following –

 

Decorations – Tolanda Walls

Appetizers – Rockford Carry Out

Invitations – design and mailing – flyers to photo star ?

Promotion – Social media

 

We are not equipped to handle the event details.

 

Several members going to next Bicentennial meeting- – September 9th at 7 pm

 

 

Our next Chamber Board meeting will be September 12th

 

 

 

 

New Business

 

  • FYI –   Jenny Armstrong going to work on Veterans Banners – working with Mercer Metal everything is coming aong.
  • Veterans Memorial Fund Raiser – October 5th – flyer ready – help share Facebook posts ! 

 

 

2019 Events

 

  • August –22nd – 3rd Quarter chamber member event – Rockford Library 6 – 8 pm
  • October 5th – Veterans Memorial Fundraiser
  • October 6th – set up for banquet
  • October 7 – Chamber Banquet – (Citizen of the Year / Business of the Year)
  • November / December – Membership Drive 2020
  • November – 4th Quarter chamber member event