Membership Meeting August 2018

Tuesday August 14th, 2018

Malta Chamber of Commerce Membership Meeting Minutes

Great Northern 12:00pm



  1. Call to order
  2. Round Robin
  • o ***Only 4 Board members in attendance, so no meeting was held
  • Committee and Administrative Reports
  • Merchants
  • o Star Gazing Event
  • Held Thursday July 12th @ PCMS Drag Strip
  • Mardy Demarais, Steve Schumacher and Kevin Campbell facilitated
  • Nice attendance and great evening of star gazing
  • Like to hold it in Fall or Winter next year, better view of galaxy
  • o Crazy Days July 21st
  • Nice number of vendors in park, down from last year though
  • Stores reported they had a good day
  • Look into changing date next year, and/or join forces with First State Bank during Car Show weekend
  • o Looking into Holiday Schedule and Holiday Committee
  • Sports


  • Membership
    • Dues:  $5385.00
  • Renewals: Cole, Amestoy and O’Brein, American Prairie Reserve and Phillips County News
  • New Members: Blue Ridge Brewery



  • Tourism and Marketing
  • o 1,404 Facebook Likes
  • o 756 Instagram Followers
  • No July Guest Inatagramer
    • Phillips County Branding
  • Banners finalized and set to be ordered
  • Funds for Banners $75.00 short, hoping Phillco and Chamber to split the difference




    • Art Mural
  • Scissor lift will be rented from Affordable Construction Equipment, Jim Niebur, and prep work will begin


  • Member Education and Investment
  • o Stop the Bleed Program-
  • Chamber to pick a date to be held
  • Lonna will arrange with Sheri and go forth


  • Technology
  • o First State Bank Yellowstone E-waste
  • Held Saturday August 4th , Ezzie’s Wholesale parking lot
  • Accepting many electronic items to be recycled
  • Art’s Furniture donated use of their trailer at First State Bank for drop off items


  1. Old Business
  • o Ribbon Cutting for Blue Ridge Brewery
  • Saturday, July 28th
  • Great turnout and lots of fun
  • Newest Chamber member
  • o Malta Chamber Summer “Olympics”
  • Saturday July 14th , Registration @ Great Northern Lodge room
  • 11 teams participated
  • Jet and Bri Anderson, Jace Anderson and Shae Bishop were top scoring team
  • Best Olympic Game and trophy went to Kid Curry Casino – Beer Pong Battel Ship
  1. New Business
  • o Farmers and Artisan Market
  • Next Market to be held Tuesday June 26th
  • Been having great turnouts and lots of fun
  • Last events will be held: Tuesday August 21st and Sept 4th
  • Hoping to theme the last event as a “Fall Kick-off”
  • More vendors, fun events, photo shoot with bales or the like, maybe Salsbury Boys Dry Slide, DJ music, ect.

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