Members Meeting July 2017

Tuesday July 18, 2017

Malta Chamber of Commerce Membership Meeting

Westside Restaurant


  1. Call to Order
  2. Member Round Robin
  • Kiwanis – served at talent show, next year pie only.
  • Dirt Daubers – Flower show went well
  • Veseth – hygeniest is back 1 ½ days per weeks
  • PCN – Mark is on vacation
  • Donny’s Framing Shop – new business within the Malta Business center for Don and Kathy Bagley
  • Art Spot – starting workshops in Dodson and WW schools, looking to present to Malta/Saco, Will have booth and raffle at fair, will have chalk drawing at Crazy Days
  • Art’s Furniture – getting ready for Crazy Days
  • KMMR – anniversary drawing next week


III. Committee and Administrative Reports

  • Merchants
  • Selfie-spot at Spare Change - Next Drawing July 31
  • July BAH – July 13 Family Matters/Todd’s Well Attended
  • July 29 Crazy Days – Vendors in Park 10am-1pm
  • Sports
  • Arts
    • Arts Trail Mural – Reset of Schedule to 2018, and testing fund distribution
    • Creating Custom Frame for Snapchat and Facebook
  • Membership
    • Dues:  $6370.00
      • Renewals: Family Matters, Inc., Judith River Foundation/GP Dino Museum, Bosch, Kuhr, Dugdale, Kaze & Martin, WCS Farm & Ranch Inc., Cole, Amestoy & O'Brien, Phillips County Insurance
      • New members:
    • Scrip:  $360.00
    • New Member Drive 2017 – mail out and personal contact with discounted first year rates
      • Do you know a business who isn’t a member, invite them to a meeting!
  • Tourism and Marketing
    • Summer Tourism Flyer 3,150 views – Runs through 8/31
    • 1,253 Facebook Likes  570 Instagram Followers
    • Community Branding Project
      • Support of County and Malta City
      • Finalizing working group and start survey collection
  • Member Education and Investment
    • Planning for fall classes
  • Technology
    • Fall Technology Fair Tentative Sept 29


  1. Old Business
  • 501 Application Submitted
  • Fireworks Radio-a-Thon met $3,000 goal


  1. New Business
  • Review of Merchants Shopping Survey – hold for another meeting
  • Plant a Seed Read – Lorraine Verploegen
    • Non-profit that funds the Imagination Library chapters on the HI-line. Phillips County is now started.  Sign up your 0-5 year old at the Phillips County Library.  No cost to families.  But required $25 for each child annually who is enrolled in the program.  If you would like to the program you can donate at the library or contact Plant a Seed (tax deductible).  Right now there is funding for 60 kids in Phillips County.

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