Meeting Minutes

Call to order:
Meeting called to order at 6 PM by President Phyllis Lapi. 13 in attendance

Previous minutes distributed by secretary. Motion to approve made by Carl Marucci and seconded by Sheryl Neal.

Treasurer’s Report:
No treasurer’s report at this time

No correspondence

Old Business:
Family day at Arkell Library and museum, chamber was represented by Phyllis Lapi and Sheryl Neal, very nice event.

New Business:
Membership letters have gone out. Approximately 25 memberships have been received. A reminder will go out, membership form can be found on the website.

Events and fundraisers:
$325.00 donation received from the Tioli BBQ dinner.

House and garden tour scheduled for 6/24/17 10-2, tickets to be sold at the Canajoharie information booth.

May Day was a success despite the weather.

Brochure is still being worked on.

Farmer’s Market grand opening is 6/11/17

Palatine Bridge’s 150th Anniversary community event will be 6/17/17 featuring chicken barbecue, live music, car show and many other fun events.

Marketing Seminar presented by CMK marketing’s CEO Liza Viana.

Here are a few highlights:

  • Most local people know about you, important to target tourists or people passing through
  • This can be done by having a good website and through social media such as Face book
  • Face book ads are relatively inexpensive and can boost your page.
  • Web pages can be done yourself through sites such as word press.
  • Make sure your web page is clear and concise, has your contact information, include personal messages, spread out your services on each page.
  • Promote local attractions, remember we are close to Cooperstown and Sharon Springs.
  • Have people give testimonials or reviews about your business.

Questions contact Liza Viana, at CMK Marketing 883-1099

Meetings to be held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Next Chamber meeting 6/13/17 PM at Arkell Center at 6 PM.

meeting adjourned

Respectfully Submitted by:
Kim Lawrence, Secretary