Members Meeting – January 2016

Tuesday January, 19, 2016
Malta Chamber of Commerce Membership Meeting – Minutes
Westside Restaurant

I. Call to order- President Travis Rhoads

II. Member Round Robin
• Todd’s Technology – recovering from holidays
• VFW/Auxiliary – the underpass will be soda blasted once the weather breaks, and then will work with school/community for final design and painting
• First State Bank – annual meeting is coming up
• Independence Bank – mobile banking app is out and deposit capture is being updated
• Westside – upgraded to CHIP reader and new countertops are being installed
• Kiwanis – held BUG (Bring up Grades) assembly and gave pizza coupons for 36 students who brought up grades in their core classes
• Dr. Veseth – keep up good dental habits
• KMMR – radio auction will be held in early Feb
• 1st Security Bank – business in focus is Logan Messerly’s tin roses
• PC Hospital – establishing new partnership with Valley Drug to reduce some prescription costs.
• Ag Extension office – Schumacher livestock day coming up
• PCMS – MT Drag Race association meeting 60-80 people in March.
• Sr. Center – recommend all go through energy audit. Call Bozeman to schedule an appointment
• PCN – price increased to $1.00 an issue, store is well stocked
• GP Dino Museum – good admission numbers for 2015, but overall revenue down. Dr. Liz did take another position, but looking for great replacement

III. Committee and Administrative Reports
• Merchants
o Summary of Holiday Promotions
 All went well, strong year. Will revisit button program and how to encourage shopping on Late Night Openings
o Shop Local Year-Long Program
 Meeting to discuss what this will look like. Contact Dina if interested in participating on committee
• Sports
o Basketball Tournaments – Feb 18,19, 20 and Feb 25-27
 Need Volunteers, ticket takers, blue vest and hospitality room
 Contact Carly Prestwich for food donations and Sharon Young for Volunteering

• Membership
o Welcome Phillips County Farm Bureau

• Tourism
o redesign started and preview provided. Asked to include clubs and organizations.

• Business After Hours
o None Scheduled

IV. Old Business
• FAQ Guides are out – have copies
V. New Business/Discussions
• Connected Community Challenge Kickoff Meeting – Jan 25 6:30pm Library
• MEDA Celebration Feb 10, Training Session Feb 11
• Malta Public Schools – Tournament Discussion
o Need Volunteers, ticket takers, blue vest and hospitality room
o Contact Carly Prestwich for food donations and Sharon Young for Volunteering
o Rotation for Tournaments – no more bidding on tournaments, so no need for donation from Chamber
o Consider what Merchants want to do for advertising during both tournaments
o Consistently positive feedback on our level of volunteers and how much help they are during tournaments
• Recap of 2015 Accomplishments and Launch of 2016 Goals
o Many things accomplished and thankful for active Chamber
o Continue in 2016 to ensure member’s feel ROI on their Dues dollars
• Monthly Training Session
o Elevator Speech Development Continued
o On hold – ran out of time and will be on Feb agenda.

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