DATE: June18,, 2024
START TIME: Meeting 8:00 a.m.
4006 W Jackson St, Muncie

Agenda: 7:45 a.m.-8:00 a.m.- Doors open/Coffee served
8:00 a.m.: Call to order/Pledge of Allegiance
Introduction: Dr. Brianne Kelly (Membership Chair)-We had 26 people in attendance.
Question of the Month: Marta Guinn in Brianne’s absence and celebration of Kat’s birthday, what is one word you would use to describe Kat?
Hot Spot: Breakfast Sponsor (3 minutes)-Rees & Comp: Brendon Comp – Brendon has been in the insurance business for 40 years. They have been located in Yorktown since 2002. Rees & Comp Insurance has been a member of the Yorktown Chamber since 2002. He can help you with all your insurance needs except health insurance. How can we help Brendon and Rees Comp Insurance? He said we can help him by remembering he is an option when it comes time to review your insurance policies. He said that everyone should review their policies every 3-5 years.
Presentation of last month’s Minutes: Erin Ailstock-approved as submitted
Treasurer Report: Tony Coston- In May, revenue received was $6500 and expenses were $3100.
School Report: Dr. Greg Hinshaw-Dr. Hinshaw wasn’t present to give a report.
Town Report: Chase Bruton/Erin Hurley-Marta Guinn filled in for Chase and Erin. Two road projects will begin construction in July. The first is Broadway from Smith Street south to the Town limits. Work will begin on or around July 9th, starting with curb and ADA ramp work. Road work should begin no later than July 23rd and be completed by the first day of school on August 6th. The road will be open to traffic with flaggers.
The second project is 600 W. from S. Jackson to 332. Work will start July 23rd and be completed by August 6th.
The town received significant funding from the State Community Crossings grant, and the Delaware County Redevelopment Commission to make these projects possible. Next year, we are looking to increase our repair spending to fix up more of 600 W. and all of Isonagel.
Free activities and events:
Everyday CrossFit Athlete: 5:15 p.m. Mondays & Wednesdays in Morrows Meadow
Forever Fit 55+: 9:00 a.m. Tuesday’s &  Friday’s at the Civic Green
Movies in the park starting at dusk on Wednesdays at the Civic Green
Science Central: 9:30 a.m. on Thursdays at the Civic Green
Farmers Market: 4:30 p.m. on Friday’s at Morrows Meadow
Concert Series: 7:30 p.m. on Fridays at the Civic Green
Fourth of July Events:
8:30 a.m. 4 for the 4th race
3:00 p.m. food trucks at Marrows Meadow
4:30 p.m. Live music at Marrows Meadow
Kat B: Kat honored Ed Armantrout with the Lifetime Achievement Award that he was awarded at the Annual Chamber Luncheon in December 2023.
Program: Katadyn Connerley & Laura Mickler presents: “The Benefits of Having a Coach!”
About Laura Mickler: Laura Mickler is a Mindset Coach, yogi, and a huge believer in saying “why not!?” in response to people saying you can’t do something. Her coaching focuses on determining, manifesting & implementing the big dreams we have and helping people recognize their burnout. She spent more than a decade in the corporate financial world and walked away to coach and start her yoga studio. Laura preaches that money follows when you realize what your assignment here on Earth is.  Her work in her company, The Branch Collective, includes writing, Coaching, and owning Sacred Steps Yoga Studio & Store. She lives in Yorktown with her husband, Alex, 2 boys- Rowan & Milo, and puppies Teddy & Poppy.
About Katadyn Connerly:  Katadyn is a passionate small business owner for 12 years and a business consultant. She has a Bachelor of Science from Ball State University and has been a residential real estate appraiser for 17 years. Katadyn loves helping people transform their dreams into reality and empowering entrepreneurs with organizational brilliance! In her time off from work, she loves hiking, traveling, and exploring the outdoors. Katadyn is the mother to one small human and a Boston terrier, who both keep her on her toes!
What is coaching and where in your life have you experienced having a coach? Coaches are to guide you. Hiring a coach is an investment with a 700% return on your investment. We’ve had coaches for sports, business, sales, fitness, and professional associations.
Laura had a coach when she worked in the mortgage industry and was always the top salesperson. Laura focuses on being a mindful coach. Mindset Coaching works for business, personal, and the whole person. She helps you figure out what your blind spots are and if there are things you haven’t considered. She will challenge you, hold you accountable, and talk through why things didn’t get done. She will work with you to figure out the real root of why you have self-doubt. The program that Laura likes to us is the “Why Not” program. For example…if her clients state that they can’t do it, she will ask them why not. She will help her clients find out why they are telling themselves that they can’t do it.
Why Katadyn is a business coach and what can she do for you? After 3 years of being in business, she was at her limit but she wanted to do more. She started doing all of the hiring and firing for her business. She was ready to grow her business and have a team of employees. She hired a business coach and with her coach, she took her business to 2 employees to 7 and increased revenue within 2 years. She has been able to take a vacation and enjoy time with her son. It is all about having a system and that is what she can help you with as a coach. You can have a balance of work and life.
SCORE reported that 72% of small business owners struggle to set goals for their businesses. 45% of businesses fail within the first 5 years.
A mindset coach can help you with:
Developing clear and actionable strategies
Identify roadblocks that hinder your growth
Spark creative ideas for your business
Build a systemized approach for your sales goals, social media, etc.
Think of a question that you have about your business or work. If you had the answer right now, you would be on the smoothest paved road.
Find a coach that works for you. Do a consultation with them and do your homework before you hire one.
Lunch and Learns: Brendon Comp – the last lunch and learn was a success. Nothing new to report at this time.
Shafer Leadership News: Ted Ward-All Yorktown Chamber members have access to all of Shafer Leadership’s programs. You can go to to find the upcoming programs that they have available. Their monthly programs are free for members to attend. Shafer Leadership does have sponsorship opportunities available if your business would like to sponsor.
Ambassador news:  Katadyn Connerley – The Picnic on the Green will be on July 18th from 12-2 p.m. If you would like to be a vendor, the cost is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. We currently have 15 booths left. There will be kid activities at each of the booths. There will be food trucks available to purchase food from. Please share all events on social media. If you have a Facebook account and see the Yorktown Chamber post, please share it with all of your friends! The Ambassadors are looking for volunteers to help sit at the chamber table during the Friday concerts. If you are interested in helping out, let Katadyn know.
Civic Green Report: Kat B – All of the concerts are funded! The budget for this year to bring the concerts to Yorktown was $45,000. At the Executive Chamber meeting, it was voted on that we redesign the chamber logo. Kat will get quotes from a few members who can do the redesign. Come to the concerts! No meeting in July!      
Member Announcements: Laura Mickler – will be offering yoga camps for kids and fierce female classes. Jennifer Wilson – A1 Concessions will be at the 4th of July events in Yorktown. Stop in to see them!
Tip of the day: Mark Goodpaster-Mark wasn’t present so someone gave a fun fact! With the 4th of July approaching, did you know that Apple Pie isn’t American? Apples are native to Asia and the apple pie recipe originated in England.
Adjournment: Promptly at 9:00 a.m.
Next Meeting: No meeting in July. The next Chamber meeting will be on August 20th at the Yorktown Fire Department. Don’t forget the Picnic on the Green on July 18th from Noon to 2:00 p.m.