Meeting Minutes

Call to order: Meeting called to order at 6 PM by President Janet Stanley, meeting held at Mercato’s restaurant, chamber member.

Minutes:  Minutes from August 19, 2019 meeting reviewed, no changes. Motion to accept made by Dolores Jacksland and Second Dave Jordan

Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer report held due to a discrepancy

Correspondence:No correspondence at this time

Old Business:

Cemetery tour went very well. There was lots to learn about our area.

New Business:

Flags for the Bridge- A donation letter is going out for new flags to go up next year. These can be purchased in memory of someone.  Anyone looking for a flag can contact Dolores Jacksland. The hope is to have enough flags for a few years.

November 18 is decorating day for the village park. The garland is worn out, we will be looking to replace this for next year.

Elves Night Out: Dave Jordan and the OFA meals kitchen will be providing cookies for the library. Additional cookie donations will also be accepted. Janine is handling the cocoa at the library.

The Clydesdales will be returning for wagon rides.

The chamber is planning on doing a basket raffle, anyone willing to donate a basket can let Janet Stanley know. Reminder was given that a chair is needed for Santa.

Matt Stanley reminded everyone of the resources available through Lee publications for small businesses. Also shared information on the power of referrals, it is important for the small businesses to work together to compete with larger corporations. We all need to be in partnership with each other not competition. Networking is a 2-way street, when we refer in turn someone will refer back to us. We all need to refer and give business to each other and it will return.

VanMeter and VanMeter shared they had a successful open house. They will be offering leadership breakfast sessions with topics such as succession planning, financial planning and how businesses and civic groups can work together. Call to reserve your spot.

Membership: No updates at this time

Fundraising:  No updates at this time

Other:  Thank you to Mercato’s for hosting the meeting. It is the chamber’s goal to have some meetings in our community to support our members.

Meetings: Meetings to be held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Next Chamber meeting 11/12/19 at 6 PM will be hosted at The Old Stone School House by Dave and Chris VanMeter.  The school is located at 59 West Grand Street in Palatine Bridge.

Motion: Motion to adjourn Dolores Jacksland, Second by Janine Nelson.

Respectfully Submitted by:    Kim Lawrence, Secretary.