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Executive Board Meeting April 15, 2021

Call to Order

The Executive Board Meeting was called to order at 12:07 pm.

Members Present

Gerald Amato, Andrea Deschaine, Sharynne Mattingly, Teressa Hammond, Natalie Greelee, Jessica Minette, Mia Lee, Lovina Finders, Ryan Garrison, Gayle Tenbrook

Introduce Jessica Minette to the Board. She will replace Paige Decker as the Marketing contact for the Chamber.

Approval of Minutes

Motion made by Andrea, 2nd by Gayle

Treasurer Report

Review the banking history from the last month


    • Checking Acct      $12,145.36
    • CD                              8,640.14
    • Car Show                  1,000.00

Motion to approve by Gayle, 2nd by Mia

Marketing Report

  • Renewed:  3 members, 38 total members
  • New Business:  Empire Champion Rings
  • Upcoming events
    • May 11, 2021 is the next training class
    • Annual Dinner
  • 77% new visitors on the site, Google activity is up also
  • Lee Media fixed the glitches in the membership links

Motion to approve by Andrea, 2nd by Natalie

New Business

  • Business of the Month – should be called Member of the Month
    • lag time of a month to assign the new Member of the Month to give time to be more organized when rolling out the business’ specific tasks.
    • Motion for Bramble to be the June Member of the month by Natalie, 2nd by Mia
  • Fall Festival
    • Party at the Pond 6 – 10pm  (gates open at 5:30)
      • food truck not a viable option because of the expensive foods, thinking something more concession like
      • does the chamber want to do concessions of some kind?  Present this to the Fall Festival Committee for approval
  • Chamber Bucks – make sure the bucks are updated and the process is clear
  • Shop Local Campaign
    • drawing for the winner
    • flags back on the street
  • Chamber Annual Dinner
    • June 17 6-8pm
    • Speaker – Sheila CEO of the Board of Realtors might be helping to get us a speaker
    • Entertainment – RHHS jazz band?
    • Wheatstate Winery might be doing a wine tasting
    • Historically the budget was around $600 for the dinner, then varied for the speaker fees.
    • Total usually spent about $800
    • Table this discussion till next meeting
    • Send a “Save the Date” to members with an RSVP
  • Scholarship Program
    • we will vote on the 4 that came in and award at the Senior Banquet
    • Natalie will go to the Banquet and make the award
  • Workshops and Upcoming Events
    • good turnout to this first class, May 11 is the next class
    • asked Lee Media if they can do a small ad class – hands on
    • No one has signed up for a mixer in the near future


Meeting adjourned at 1:14 pm


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