Chamber Meeting Minutes March 4th

Chamber Meeting Minutes March 4th

Gordon Chamber of Commerce
Business Meeting
March 4, 2014

Meeting called to order at 5:30 PM. Present were Chamber Board members Mike Shald and Sam Bolden, Members Josh Kotter, Pam Eaton, Nancy Scherr, Pastor Elzroth, Keshia Jensen, Rich Hoffman and Director Bea Lou Hardin.

The members welcomed Keshia Jenson who owns the Allure Salon and Rich Hoffman who has volunteered to work Tourism to our Chamber family.

The Office Report was accepted.

Office Report – February 2014
Again, this month, the phone has been very busy and we had a request from a gentleman from South Africa for a visitor’s packet, we have had several calls for relocation packets or names of our realty companies and the rental situation. Also, we are getting calls about the employment situation.

We have been working very hard on the Membership drive and, at this writing, have 78 members this year. We have 59 businesses, 11 Associate Ambassadors, and 10 Non Profit. Mike has gone above and beyond to promote the Chamber and is doing a great job. This month, March, we will be visiting with those members from last year that have not paid their dues and get them on board. We have new businesses that have joined – Joe’s Wireless, Allure Salon, and Fred A. Lockwood & Co CPA.
We also have a gentleman that is anxious to assist us on our Tourism committee. Mr. Rich Hoffman. Mr. Hoffman has experience working in tourism in Crawford and we welcome him to the committee. Jean Hess is the Chairperson and needs all the help she can get. Tourism is a very important part of the Chamber and a value to the Business Community! I look forward to the great things that can and will happen to draw visitors to our community!

Treasures Report: Motion by Pastor Elsroth that the February Treasures Report be accepted, second by Nancy Scherr. Motion passed

Bea Lou reminded everyone that Saturday March 8th at 10 AM we will be doing a ribbon cutting for Allure Salon, Thursday March 13th we will be doing a ribbon cutting for Fred A Lockwood at 11:45 AM

Mike commented on what a great job H& R block is doing to promote business in town.

Sam reported that the Retail Committee is working on a Spring Promotion that will take place in April. She will be around visiting with our member businesses about it and will have more details at the next meeting.

Nancy informed us that this year the First National Bank is celebrating 125 years of service to Gordon and the area. They will be having celebrations throughout the year and possibly a cookout July 3rd. We will be hearing more about this as their plans are firmed up.

Mike reported that April 5th there will be a Fund Raiser for Tom Brewer at the Legion.

Josh Kotter informed us that a Boy Scout Troup has been formed and the Troup would be willing to volunteer any help the Chamber may need during any promotional events.
Rich Hoffman spoke about Brochures that we are able to obtain from the Forest Service and Fort Robinson. He is also on the Intertribal Committee and has access to information on the Intertribal Competition POW Wow at Fort Robinson the second week end in June.

Pastor Elsroth made the motion to adjourn, second by Nancy Scherr. Motion passed.
Meeting adjourned at 6:30PM

The next Chamber Meeting will be April 1st at 5:30 in the Chamber Office.

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