Malta Merchants – Aug 2016

Malta Chamber Merchant’s Committee Meeting

August 3, 2016

Stretch’s Pizza

Approve Minutes  - as read

In attendance:  Jacy, Julie, Avery, Kathy O., Danni

Committee Updates

  • Marketing and Tourism
    • PCLifestyle Campaign Update
      • Articles sent to Tricia’s Trader
      • August article – need ideas please!
        • Selfie Movement – with interview recognition of Crazy Days Winner Stacey Boonstra
      • Historic Walking Tour
        • Final draft going to Chamber and Museum board of directors
          • Chamber board approved, pending museum and art spot
        • Business After Hours
          • July 14 Family Matters and Todd’s Tech 5pm-7pm – results?
            • Good turnout, FM ended up staying open until 8pm
          • August 20 – Westside Customer Appreciation
          • September – Art’s Furniture
          • October – Avon/Alison’s Pantry
          • November – PC Museum/Cattlewomen



Old Business

  • Online Ordering
    • Dina will look into this more, to add a page on the website to highlight what sales/specials are happening (hot deals).
    • See Family Matters new online shop
  • Crazy Days After Action Report
    • What went well – good turn out
    • What to changer/add for next year
      • Need to consider street closure or some other way (maybe crossing guards) to keep business flowing to shops, but be sure kids are safe.
      • Committee for next year, it’s getting to be a bigger event
      • Advertise outside of Phillips County
      • Dina to follow up with City on Insurance needs



New Business

  • Serv Safe Classes and Food Service on City Property
    • Need to have this certification in place if serving food on city property
    • Contact Becky Bruce or Extension Office for details
    • Need to have paperwork turned in to City before serve food.
  • Start discussion for holidays
    • Confirm calendar
      • Parade of Lights – Oct 27
        • Start of Scrip
      • Merchants walk around date?
      • Late Night Openings Date?
    • Buttons for this year?
    • Christmas Committee – start meeting soon
      • Julie S., Danni, Jacy, Mardy

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