Merchant Meeting December 2017

Malta Chamber Merchant’s Committee Meeting

Dec 6, 2017

Stretch’s Pizza


Approve Minutes  - as read

In Attendance: Kathy O, Lori, Eric, , April R, Alisha G, Donna S, Avery, Kaylee, Sarah, Juli, Jacy, and Ann


Committee Updates

  • Marketing and Tourism
    • Art’s Trail Mural
      • Kathy was not in attendance to give report
    • Winter Festival
      • Nothing to report
    • Branding Project
      • Branding project was tabled (Dina)
    • Business After Hours
      • Discussed different options and ideas, possibly and event like Merchant Walk Around in the spring and such
      • Tabled till 2018


  • Holiday
    • 73 out of 75 bags were sold in Holly to Jolly Promo totaling $1095 gross income
    • Discussed taking feedback from past 2 years and see if any changes need to be made, such as specific expiration dates on coupons. Over all good feedback from participating businesses
    • Black Friday reported good feedback as well. Suggested maybe combine the 2 days
    • Eye Spy reported a few more participated than last year. Need to promote everyone to turn in cards, even if not complete. Sarah Padget winner
    • Coloring Books a huge success
    • Chamber Buttons Sales were down, some due to buttons not going in Holly to Jolly bags
    • Discussed pros and cons of “Must be present to win” stipulation


Old Business

  • Putt Crawl
    • Ann reported to date, $1868.00 profit, still waiting on outstanding invoices
  • Farmer’s Market
    • Insurance is in place. Ann to meet with Alishia to find out next steps

New Business

  • Nominations for new officers
    • Julie Snellman nominated, and elected 2018 President of Merchant’s committee
    • Eric Wilke nominated and elected 2018 Vice President of Merchant’s Committee
  • Divisional Wrestling Tournament Feb 3
  • Contact Mr. King about hospitality room
  • Valentine’s Day Promotion
  • Nothing currently in place. Will discuss at Jan meeting
  • Parade of Lights route
  • Kathy Olsen in charge. Businesses would like it to come down 1st street past Valley Drug, Spare Change and Sew Sassy. Will revisit in Sept and post any changes in news paper.
  • Selfie-Spot
  • Discussed and was voted on unanimously to end this promotion

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