Yorktown Indiana Chamber of Commerce

Monthly Chamber Meeting

February 17, 2015

Mellott Family Center


INTRODUCTION and WELCOME:  Those attending:  Matt Howell, Angie Rogers-Howell, Marty Ballard, Keith Gary, Leslie Baim, Chris Day, Troy Harshman, James Dalton, Diane Dalton, Melissa Bucur, Diana Smiley, Barbara Baker, Alan Baker, John Myrick, Jennifer McCormick, Brendon Comp, Susan Waymire, Preston Corey, Mary Ann Stroeh, Dale Vold, Patti Decker, Pete Olson, Rick Yencer, Bonita Ramirez, Maggie Walker, Kayla Hall, Carol Pinckny, Niccole Mansker, Marcy Minton, Pat Smith, Brian Haughn, Steve Perry, Maureen Walby, Sarah McCord, Sholin Keeney, Doug Baim.


SECRETARY REPORT:   Minutes approved as presented.


TREASURER REPORT:    Financial report approved as presented.


PRESENTATION OF AWARDS:  Awards were presented to Mary Ann Stroeh (REACH Ministry, as an organizer of food pantry, backpacks for the weekend, serving two elementary schools and middle school, to James Dalton for his service to the Yorktown Chamber and to Chris Day for service to the Yorktown Chamber.


TOWN REPORT:  Scheduled council meeting to present summary of Mounds Lake project. No official action to take place at 2/17 meeting but will revisit topic at March meeting. Rich Lee attended Stellar Communities meeting and after meeting it was determined that Yorktown would be better served with Indiana Main Street Program. Park Board – Committee met to put together activities and event to attract people to remain after the 4 for the 4th Run. These events include cardboard/Duck-tape race, canoe event, duck race, hot dog eating contest, bounce houses, dunk tank, and face painting. Odd Fellows group has agreed to allow the use of their gambling license for this event.


SCHOOL REPORT: Report on IStep Testing information and consequences for opting out of testing presented. Eight wrestlers going to State competition, four girl’s swimmers went to State competition and did well, E-Learning Day scheduled, had 97% participation in first event, two more scheduled for Feb. 28 and Good Friday weekend.


PROGRAM: Presented by Matt Howell and Angie Rogers-Howell regarding Web design, print marketing, newsletters, etc. They presented examples of Web designs and marketing campaigns that had been successfully completed. Matt invited participation in East Central Indiana Media Group that meets at Innovation Connector.  He indicated their company, Farmhouse Creative, had acquired accounts from Printing Creations and was available to provide ongoing service to those clients. Questions and comments were welcomed.


MISCELLANEOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS: Car show scheduled for August 2, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Morrows Meadows. Moneys earned will be donated to various Veteran’s organizations; YCON Festival will be held May 2, in the block surrounding the Nazarene Church. There will be 40 vendors and lots of activities for the entire family; March 20.  ITC Hoops. 12 – 5 p.m., drawings and fun; YWCA Rummage Sale, 2/21 downtown YWCA, 310 Charles St, to benefit women and children’s shelter 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; WIBU monthly luncheon, 2/18 – 11:30 a.m. – program Five Love Languages of the Business World; Waters of Yorktown to host Easter egg March 28, Mother’s Day fashion show on May 3, 2 p.m., and Second Annual Fish Fry on July 2, 4-6 p.m. with entertainment; Free Press advertising promotion, contact Rick Yencer; Cardinal Swim Club showing movie “Touch the Wall” at Northside Middle School, 2/23 at 5:30 p.m.; Kiwanis to offer free tax return preparation, appointments still available for March 5.


SURVEYS: Chris Day invited all to complete survey document about the chamber for feedback about how Chamber can best serve member and community needs.


BUSINESS TIP:  “Those of you who have businesses with a waiting or reception area should consider placing a flat screen television in that area with a continuous loop of what the business does or what services it provides. This gives your visitor an overview of what your business is all about.”