Membership Meeting February 2018

Tuesday February 20, 2018

Malta Chamber of Commerce Membership Meeting

Great Northern 12:00pm


  1. Call to Order
  2. Member Round Robin
  • Westside-Nothing new, Kid Curry is having live poker Mon nights @ 6:00pm
  • Todd’s Technology/Radio Shack-Now carrying Sony TVs along with Samsung. Will be teaching the Tech Training on March 27th
  • Triangle Communications-New brochure promoting their new business support dept
  • Art’s-Presidents Day Sale till Wed, 15% off in stock appliances and 20% off furniture
  • Veseth- people still avoiding the dentist
  • Kiwanis- Always looking for members. Helped Builders Club with Valentine’s Day project. Will help again with annual Easter Egg hunt
  • PCN- Sarah no longer sales rep with PCN. Noah McCann to replace her position
  • FSB-New security cameras and new ATM machines in bank foyer, Westside and Pay N Save in Saco
  • Extension Agency-Thank you to Malta Chamber for providing lunch at Jim Schumacher Days. Gearing up for Ag Day, Friday March 23rd
  • PC museum- 10th Anniversary this year. Will celebrate at annual Wine and Dino. They received a grant from Missouri River Country to update their website to make more user friendly

III. Committee and Administrative Reports

  • Merchants
    • Storefront/Window Decorating Contest
  • Only few businesses participated-cold temps probably to blame
    • Farmers Market
  • Visited with Havre Chamber, received info on their events and paperwork
  • Checked on State requirements with State Sanitarian
  • Open form meeting set for March 12th, Library Basement, TBD
  • Suggestions to contact a few locals about their produce was brought up
  • Also Chester Chamber of Commerce was also noted as a good contacts to use for reference
  • Sports
  • o Divisional Wrestling Tournament Feb 3- Chamber donated Dino Dollars to organization
  • Arts


  • Membership
    • Dues:  $345.00
  • Renewals: Rocky Ridge, Triangle Communications and 4-H
  • New Members:


  • Tourism and Marketing
    • 1,353 Facebook Likes  660 Instagram Followers
    • Phillips County Branding: Rooted In theme -  sent feedback about designs, waiting for new templates
  • Member Education and Investment


  • Technology
    • Triangle Tuesday
  • 2 classes on Internet Security and File Sharing
  • 1 class Bring Your Own Gadget
  • Good turnout, very informative
  • o HiLine Technology – Useful Apps and Backing up Contacts and Photos
  • Tues Feb 27th , 6:30pm Library Basement
  • Eric and Dara Wilke to facilitate
  • Noted this class will be FREE of charge
  • o HiLine Technology Quick Books Class
  • March 5th and 7th , 5:30pm
  • Bear Paw to facilitate- Joe Laplante
  1. Old Business
  • Jim Schumacher Days
  • o Great turnout - 37
  • o Malta Chamber provided lunch
  • Yellowstone E-waste project brought up
  • Suggestions were given to start advertising for people to start saving now
  1. New Business
  • 2018 Phillips County Ag Days
  • o Friday March 23th, 2018, 11:00am-3:00pm
  • o Chamber will have annual booth set up
  • Vote on Person of Influence
  • Jenny Tollefson set to speak
  • o Jenny unable to attend due to illness
  • o Marko talked some on Ag Day

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