Malta Merchants – September 2016

Malta Chamber Merchant’s Committee Meeting

Sept 7, 2016

Stretch’s Pizza


Approve Minutes – as read

In attendance:  Jacy, Lori, Mardy, Danni, Alisha, Julie, Avery, Kathy O, Art, Eric Greg


Committee Updates

  • Marketing and Tourism
    • PCLifestyle Campaign Update
      • August article out
      • Need topic for Sept
        • Will hold on Sept b/c of other events
      • October – selfie spot and parade of lights/scrip kickoff
    • Historic Walking Tour
      • Done!
    • Business After Hours
      • August 20 – Westside Customer Appreciation – great turn out, ran out of initial food amounts!
      • September 15th till 7pm – Art’s Furniture
      • October – Avon/Alison’s Pantry
      • November – PC Museum
      • December - Promises
    • Border Billboard
      • In final design phase. 50% grant from Missouri River Country



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).
  • Serv Safe Classes and Food Service on City Property



New Business

  • FRS Grant – Lori Taylor
    • Hold until Spring
  • Holiday Discussion Follow Up
    • Parade of Lights Oct27
      • Kathy Olson – Coordinator – yes
      • Line up at 6 and parade starts at 6:30
      • Encourage merchants to have promotions and fun games through the night
      • Dina getting event insurance for parade, Jake getting quotes
      • Scrip kickoff – Dina will contact Moore’s and banks for amounts
      • Start advertising – Oct 13
    • Holiday Committee –
      • Outlined pre-black Friday exclusive event, plus 4 late night weekends
      • Considering shirts and flags for businesses to have consistent feel in town
      • Change Merchants walk around to end at Museum and conclude with snacks, no dinner.
      • Will do more detailed update and approvals in Oct meeting
    • Financial Statement Training Oct 15 at 11am at the Library basement!
    • Innovate Malta Roadshow Oct 21 5pm at Scout Building – Triple Dow Brewing is Speaking
    • Technology Round Up Sept 22 12pm-7pm at the Business Center

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