Membership Meeting March 2018

Tuesday March 20, 2018

Malta Chamber of Commerce Membership Meeting Minutes

Great Northern 12:00pm


  1. Call to Order
  2. Member Round Robin
  • Independence Bank-Nothing to report
  • Todd’s Technology- Getting ready for Ag Day
  • Swim Team- Hired a new head coach
  • I.E.-Chocolate is in and will be sorted and handed out to kids
  • Art’s Furniture- Getting ready for Ag Day as well. Spring Sale coming up 1st week of April
  • RSA-Ranching for Profit
  • Westside and Kid Curry- Giant Easter Basket giveaway at gas station, and Kayak and Golf membership giveaway in Casinos

III. Committee and Administrative Reports

  • Merchants
    • “Where To” Boards and Posters for Swishfest April 7th & 8th
  • Contact Julie Snellman regarding spots on boards. Advertisements need to be turned in by noon Wed the 4th
    • Carzy Days set for July 21st, 2018
  • Sports
  • o Malta Athletic Club Swishfest, April 7th & 8th
  • Arts


  • Membership
    • Dues:  $1495.00
  • Renewals: Dodson Schools, Mt Grafix, Plant A Seed, Valley Drug, Hardware Hank, WCS Farms, Radio Shack, and Bosch, Kurh, Dougdale, Kaze and Martin
  • New Members:


  • Tourism and Marketing
    • 1,355 Facebook Likes  660 Instagram Followers
    • Phillips County Branding : Rooted In
  • Final draft meeting last night, Monday March 19th
  • Will get final images, get approval from executive committee and move forward to launch
  • Member Education and Investment


  • Technology
  • o HiLine Technology – Useful Apps and Backing up Contacts and Photos
  • Tues Feb 27th , 6:30pm Library Basement
  • Eric and Dara Wilke facilitated the event
  • 11 people in attendance, good class
  • o HiLine Technology Quick Books Class
  • March 7th & 15th @ 5:30pm
  • Joe LaPlante from Bear Paw
  • Full class both nights and very informative
  • Hope to have an advanced Quick Books class in the near future
  1. Old Business
  • Farmers Market
  • o Open form meeting was held March 12th, Library Basement
  • o Nice turnout, very positive feedback , variety of interests from attendees
  • o Moving forward with schedule, list of requirements and contracts for all vendors that wish to participate


  1. New Business
  • 2018 Phillips County Ag Days
  • o March 23rd
  • o Chamber will have annual booth set up
  • o Booth will feature and promote Farmers Market
  • o Alsesha Ereaux will also be there to help answer questions from food vendors and about proper licensing
  • Flight Squad Spring Fundraiser
  • o Monday April 23rd , 2018 @ 7pm
  • o Planning meeting this week to work out the details
  • Montana ESGR Helicopter Flight
  • o Montana Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (Montana ESGR) , invite Chamber members to a helicopter flight or boss lift
  • o Wednesday 30th of May 2018
  • Person Of Influence Presentation
  • o Sue Kaluza
  • Framed certificate given and an article will be published in the PCN

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