Malta Merchants Meeting March 2017

Malta Chamber Merchant’s Committee Meeting

March 1, 2017

Stretch’s Pizza


Approve Minutes  - As Read



Committee Updates

  • Marketing and Tourism
    • Next billboard, 191 S – looking for pictures, Billings Sign Service Contractor.
      • Will have those images that potentially work up for a vote on AgDay
    • Business After Hours – March 14 Alison’s Pantry/Avon
      • Focus on getting your Easter orders in now
      • Will have refreshments
    • Spring Flyer - go out in April
    • Art’s Trail Mural Application Update –we were of those selected!




Old Business

  • Tournament Weekend After Action Review – how’d it go?
    • Hospitality room well received, thank you!
    • Window decorating put on by the school was a big hit
      • Brandy Hunter has a FB video of the windows, Dina to ask if we can share it
    • Selfie Spot Contest – any concerns?
      • With Jacy now, and then she will take to the next stop
      • Dina to send reminders to the businesses receiving them.
    • Malta Merchants Give Back Flyer Review
      • Should we do an article or more ads in local media?
        • Yes will consider for an ad in local media and copy of the flyer front.
      • Anyone need copies? – if need some ask Dina.


New Business

  • Spring/Summer Promotions Approval
    • Open late Monday before Easter for a Shop Hop? April 10
      • Dina to send out vote on Merchant’s FB group
    • Gift basket drawings for Mother’s and Father’s day
      • Yes we are doing this again
      • Can bring your basket items to the next Merchants meeting
    • Crazy Days, which Saturday in July?
      • July 29 will start to plan at the May meeting
      • Need to consider street closure and event insurance if gets any bigger than last year.
    • Spring Tourism/Marketing Flyer – ideas to highlight?
      • Trails and hiking
      • Pond Fishing
      • Bird watching at Bowdoin
      • RSA is considering ranch tours – follow up to see if they are and when
    • Ag Day March 24 – booth any recommendations?
      • Take Selfie Spot
      • Vote for Billboard
      • #maltamt stickers
      • Rotating pictures of all Chamber events and website
    • Survey for New Product Lines
      • Should we consider a survey that asks the community what products they go out of town to buy or order online?
      • From that can we give that feedback to the Merchants committee to increase what products are carried in town.
      • Will discuss further at next meeting and determine if want to move forward.

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