Chamber Minutes December 1, 2015

Chamber Minutes December 1, 2015

Gordon Chamber of Commerce

Business Meeting

December 1, 2015


Meeting called to order at 5:30 PM at Hinn’s Fine Furnishing. Members Pam Eaton, Jan Grover, Chuck Hinn, Joni Elwood, Carolyn Green and Director Bea Lou Hardin were in attendance.


Office Report

December 1, 2015

Office Report – November 2015

November has been busy with calls and e-mails for Visitor Packets. If this is any sign of the summer to come we will have many visitors from across the US, Canada and Europe. Jean Hess and Bea Lou accompanied Rich Hoffman to a Sheridan County Tourism Board meeting. Rich is a Board member of the Sheridan County Tourism Board. Jean and Bea Lou gave the Tourism Board a proposal and request for financial help to sustain the Chamber Office/Visitors Center. The Gordon Chamber/Visitors Center and Store is the only Office open full time in the County and we field many inquiries for the entire County. The Sheridan County Tourism Board voted to help us maintain the Office. We thank them and will do our very best to continue to promote Hay Springs, Rushville, Ellsworth, Gordon and the entire County.  It would be very helpful if all the Communities would provide information to the Visitors Center about happenings or any brochures they may have. We would be happy to provide any of the brochures we stock to these communities, as well.

The Chamber Office has begun its winter hours - Monday through Friday 9AM to 4PM.

Bea Lou Hardin


The Office Report and financial Report were given, Chuck Hinn made the motion to accept the Office & Financial Reports, and the motion was second by Joni Elwood. Motion passed.


The Parade of Lights will be held December 5th at 7PM. The time is later than last year because of two games at the High School that afternoon and hopefully those attending will stay for the Parade. Joni is busy registering floats. The floats will be lined up starting at 6PM at Gordon Livestock and will travel by the nursing home and hospital as they do every year after the parade down Main Street.  Joni asked that Floats DO NOT throw Candy from the floats as it is dark and can be dangerous for children. If a float desires to give something out, PLEASE have someone walking next to your float to give treats out.

Just a few of the things going on Saturday -

Businesses will be having Open House’s to celebrate the Christmas Season

The Head start Parent Group will be serving Soup from 5 PM until it’s gone at the Mini Mall

The Rodeo Queens will be serving Hot Chocolate & Coffee at Chamberlain Pier and Butch Shadbolt’s Office, Wesleyan Gospel Chapel will also be serving hot drinks and cookies,

The Kiwanis are serving a great Steak Dinner at the American Legion from 5 to 9 PM,  

Christmas for CARE  will be at the City Hall form 9AM to 4PM

The Methodist Christmas Craft fair will also be from 9AM to 4 PM, the Methodist ladies will be serving soup and pie during that time.

Shelly has done a wonderful flier that will be given out with the programs at the High School games during the day.
Joni already has the Parade Judges and KSDZ will be announcing the Parade. A total of $625.00 will be given out as prizes for Store Front Windows and Floats.  

If you have not registered your Float as yet, PLEASE call Joni at 308.282.0464

Joni Elwood made the motion to adjourn at 6:00 PM, Pam Eaton second. Motion Passed.


Merry Christmas Everyone!!!


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