Membership Meeting May 2018

Tuesday May 15th, 2018

Malta Chamber of Commerce Membership Meeting Minutes

Great Northern 12:00pm


  1. Call to Order
  • Member Round Robin
  • o Triangle- New Managed Wyfi system, help businesses trouble shoot
  • o PCN - Debbie Soleberg new sale representative for the news paper
  • o Veseth – still working and encourages everyone to brush their teeth
  • o First Security Bank – Not much new at the bank, new teller started this week
  • o Todd’s Technology – Busy with outside installs, security cameras and Triangle telephones
  • o Swim Team – Dry land practice has begun, Malta Swim Meat set for June 9th and 10th
  • o Phillips County Hospital – Pain management program-Shane Jensen. Beginning to partner with Lewistown to offer Cancer Care for residents of the area. New staff: Michelle Ozark NP, and Kayla Howard PTA
  • o Westside and Kid Curry – Conoco re-branding project this summer. Now offering Wilcoxson’s Ice cream in the food court.
  • o Montartica – Lots of graphic design and web design. Helping with a Skateboard Camp with the Parks and Rec Dept. Fixing lots of cell phones too
  1. Committee and Administrative Reports
  • Merchants
    • Mother’s Day Basket Giveaway – Large amount of donated items from local businesses, drawing held yesterday May 14th
    • Nancy Salsbery was the winner
    • Father’s Day Basket will also be given out in June
  • Sports
  • o Malta Swim Meet June 9th and 10th
  • Arts
  • o Art Mural featured in the PCN last week.
  • o Next meeting will be held Wed May 16th @ 11
  • o Hope to start project in June – weather permitting
  • Membership
  • o Dues: $4080.00
  • Renewals: CHMS, Westside Self-service and Kid Curry
  • New Members:
  • Tourism and Marketing
  • o 1,363 Facebook Likes
  • o 698 Instagram Followers
  • o Mark Hebert guest Instagramer for May
  • o Phillips County Branding : Rooted In
  • Next meting Monday May 21st @ 4pm, Library Basement
  • One last group meeting to finalize the brand, go over feedback and move forward to launch
  • Member Education and Investment
  • Technology


  1. Old Business
  • Flight Squad Spring Fundraiser
  • o Monday April 23rd @ Malta High School Gym
  • o Well attended, especially fun for the kids
  • 2 Ribbon Cuttings for new local businesses
  • o Studio Styles on Tuesday May 1st
  • o Bishop Inc on Friday May 11th


  1. New Business
  • Montana ESGR Helicopter Flight
  • o Montana ESGR Boss Lift Flight - Wednesday May 30th 2018
  • o Deadline to register is TODAY May 15th
  • FSB Car Show
  • o Saturday June 2nd, 2018
  • 10th Anniversary Wine and Dino
  • o Friday June 8th , 6pm at the Great Plains Dinosaur Museum
  • Malta Chamber Farmers and Artisan Market
  • o “Policies and Procedures” are in final stages and will be emailed out this week to vendors wishing to participate
  • o City Council gave the go ahead to hold the market at the Rest Stop at the entrance of Trafton Park
  • o $10 a week vendor fee for Chamber members and $20 for non-members
  • o 6 for 5 nonrefundable discount for vendors who commit to all 6 weeks and prepay
  • Keystone XL Pipeline
  • o Met with 2 of the executives from the pipeline, went over details about the pipeline coming to the area and what paperwork they needed to become Chamber members
  • o Next meeting set with them around the 23rd of May.

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