Members Meeting June 2017

Tuesday June 20, 2017

Malta Chamber of Commerce Membership Meeting

Westside Restaurant


  1. Call to Order
  2. Member Round Robin

III. Committee and Administrative Reports

  • Merchants
  • Selfie-spot - Next Drawing July 31
  • Father’s Day Drawing Winner – Lynn Simonson
  • Merchants Survey – in stores until 6/26, 93 online respondents
  • July BAH – July 13 Family Matters/Todd’s
  • July 29 Crazy Days
  • Sports
  • Arts
    • Arts Trail Mural – Pending distribution
    • Creating Custom Frame for Snapchat and Facebook
  • Membership
    • $4585.00 to date in dues
    • $300.00 to date in Scrip
      • Welcome Back: Farm Equipment Sales, PCN, Todd’s Technology, PC Historical Society, VFW Club, Moore’s Printing
      • Welcome: Active Solutions Physical Therapy
  • Tourism and Marketing
    • Hwy 191S and Hwy2 Billboards all completed
    • Spring Tourism Flyer 16,236 views
    • Montana Magazine Ad July/Aug Edition, 14,000 reach
    • Brochures dropped off at Grasslands National Park, Canada
    • Facebook 1,242 followers, Instagram 543 followers
      • June Guest Instagrammer/Facebooker – Stephanie Nagel
    • Summer Flyer coming July/Aug
    • Community Branding Project
      • Propose to County/City on July 11
    • Flower Show/Antiques and Collectibles Show – July 15
  • Member Education and Investment
  • Technology
    • Technology committee meeting to plan fall events
  1. Old Business
  • 501 Application Submitting
  • Memorial Day Parade, donated to winners and judged parade
  • Fireworks Radio-a-Thon Thursday June 22, 7am-10am KMMR
    • Mail donation to Box 1420 or Paypal link on Facebook
  1. New Business
  • Person of Influence Award – Duane Murray
  • Guest Speakers: Paul Tuss and Joe LaPlante, Bear Paw Development and SBDC
    • Speakers reviewed the role that Bear Paw plays in funding and working with small businesses in the area. They are currently working with several Malta and Phillips County businesses.  Also included in Bear Paw is a Montana Small Business Development Center which can help with everything from business plans to marketing to customer habits training.  Bear Paw has an agriculture specialist, as well as grants and loans available.

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