Members Meeting October 2016

Tuesday October 18, 2016

Malta Chamber of Commerce Membership Meeting

Westside Restaurant



  1. Call to order –Travis Rhoads
  2. Member Round Robin
  • Art Spot – Arts Trail is 1st Meeting on Oct 24 to define project committee for art installation in Phillips County.  Dec 4 heritage arts show, submit your local art now for inclusion
  • Extension Office – 4H year enrollment going on, 20+ 6-8 year olds so far in Cloverbuds. November is sheep production conference in WY.  November 9 – pesticide recertification for landowners
  • PCN – working on ads for rest of year, have new puppy Langston in office. 2017 calendars are in
  • FSB – getting float for Parade of Lights ready and tree for museum

III. Committee and Administrative Reports

  • Merchants
  • Business After Hours Nov– Alison’s Pantry/Avon, Dec Promises
  • See below Holiday Promotions Review
  • Sports
    • None
  • Membership
    • All renewals out, if you haven’t renewed, contact the office
  • Tourism and Marketing
    • Marketing Plan Progress
      • 82 Packets of Malta Brochures ready to mail out to 200 mile radius to hotels, airports, museums and chambers
    • PCLifestyle – October Article on Scrip
    • Border Sign – Final Design Phase
    • Putt Crawl – Nov 5
  • Member Education and Investment
    • Fall Community Education Classes
      • Tentative List:  Microsoft Word, Quickbooks, Basics of Windows 10, Yoga, Stress Reduction, Genealogy (Museum already hosting)
        • Quickbooks nov 3, 10,17 FREE to attend, need to RSVP
    • High School Student Mentoring/Job Shadowing Proposal
      • Chamber will offer job shadowing to high school students, in conjunction with Amy Schye.  Launch in January
      • School may also ask various member to speak to classes, talking about how they got into their career fields
  • Technology
    • Technology Round Up 130+ Participants
    • Overall positive feedback
    • State Wide Coverage Via Articles/Interview with:  Voices of Montana, Montana Standard, Montana Chamber of Commerce


  1. Old Business
  2. New Business/Discussions
  • Holiday Promotions Summary
    • Parade of Lights Through Christmas Eve Events
      • Oct 27 parade, line up 6pm at hospital
      • Nov 20 – Holly to Our Jolly Exclusive Shopping event. $15 bag gets you access to exclusive coupons and events on nov 20 and throughout the holiday season.  $250 drawing included.
    • Scrip
      • Available starting oct 27. See article in PCN
    • Chamber Buttons
      • Available starting weekend after black friday


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