December 6, 2016
Members Present: K. Dunlap, C. Fosse, R. Keuhl, C. Ruhser, B. Rentschler, W. Lough
Ron Kuehl presented the financial report: as of November 1st. Motion to approve the financial report as read was made by by Beth and Seconded by Willie. Motion passed.
Minutes from the last meeting in September was read. Motion to approve the minutes as read was made by Ron, was seconded by Willie. Motion passed (there was not enough members for a forum in Oct.)
Promotion Committee Report:
Next promotions committee meeting is Dec. 7th.
Christa will be checking into labels for membership letters.
Expiring Board Positions and Recruiting
• Ron Keuhl and Beth Rentschler Board terms will be up and the Board will need to replace their positions.
The Chamber will need to pay Walter for hanging of flag’s on Jan 1st.
Kristin Dunlap made the motion to purchase 5,000 more Chamber Bucks. Willie Lough 2nd the motion.
It was brought to the Chamber’s attention that there was a suggestion made for the Chamber, CCDG and Main St to partner in creating a brochure for businesses. A discussion was had and there was no action taken at this time.
Executive Director’s report:
Regional Chamber mtg is set for Dec 12th.
Fosse is working with Darla at CCDG to make videos about local businesses. These videos are then posted on Facebook.
The Elkader Community Meeting is scheduled for Jan 23rd at CJ Lanes.
Discussed replacing the Christmas lights downtown. This would need the support of other community groups to raise funds for the replacements. Fosse will check into replacements and pricing. Dunlap will approach EDC at their next meeting.
Rentschler adjourned the meeting and was 2nd by Lough.
Next meeting will be on January 10th, 7:30am at Treats.
Minutes submitted by Kristin Dunlap and will be approved at following Chamber meeting.