Yorktown Indiana Chamber of Commerce

Monthly Meeting

January 16, 2018

Mellott Family Center


INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME: Ruby Northcutt, Tim Williams, Matt Anderson, Mary Ann Stroeh, Keith Gary, Mark Goodpaster, Leslie Baim, Valerie Harp, Katherine Moore, Chris Day, Rich Lee, Brendon Comp, Ryan Ballard, Rachel Tucker, Fran Bullock, Melissa Bucur, Sarah McCord, Ed Armantrout, Cindy Guinn, Maureen Walby, Carolyn “Buffy” Grieves, Marty Ballard


QUESTION OF THE DAY:  Ed Armantrout – Have you enjoyed the winter?


BREAKFAST SPONSOR:  Melissa Bucur – Morrison Woods Health Campus – Senior Living Community, with services ranging from independent villas, assisted living, memory care and health center. The community provides ongoing fundraising opportunities which support the United Way, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and Second Harvest Food Bank.


SECRETARY REPORT:             Approved as submitted.


TREASURER REPORT:             Ed Armantrout – Approved as submitted.


COMMITTEE REPORTS:          Four for the 4th – Chris Day – Pre-registration is at 194 and the group is looking for sponsors for the upcoming 8th year event. The group is currently looking at a plan to restructure the organization which has provided more than 20 miles of walking trails for the community.


SCHOOL REPORT:                   Reported two-hour delay for classes.


TOWN REPORT:                     The street department is doing a fantastic job and prayers were requested for firefighters, police, and EMTs who are working to provide services in the bitter cold weather. The grand opening of the St. Vincent health Center will be Saturday, January 20. This group will currently be occupying the old  Yorktown Police Station building. Downtown redevelopment is ongoing and is looking at long-range plan for the Yorktown area. Visit the Yorktown website for further information. INDOT still looking at the 332/600 area for possibly putting in a J-turn. Parks and Recreation has added a mini grand prix to their schedule of events.


BRE LUNCH AND LEARN –      Scheduled speaker will be Peggy Cenova of East Central Business Develop Center. The first lunch and learn will be on 11:30 a.m., Thursday, January 25, at the Mr. Mouse Catering Room, 2209 Broadway Street, Yorktown. Link to registration is on the Chamber Website.


PROGRAM – Peggy Cenova – East Central Business Development Center – The organization helps people start, grow and flourish in their businesses and is funded by grants from the Small Business Administration (SBA) serving Delaware, Grant, Madison, Wayne and Union County (Ohio). Cenova indicated that a small business is any organization with less than 500 employees. The East Central Business Development Center provides assistance with market research and demographics, comparative market research, operations assessments, creation of business plans, workshops with media groups, workbooks and on-line tools, and one to one business counseling, including goal-setting and accountability.  There is no cost for the services. The Delaware County office is located at the Innovation Connector, 1208 W. White River Blvd., Muncie.


ANNOUNCEMENTS: Morrison Woods will be hosting Chocolate Fest on February 2, at the Second Harvest Food Bank from 2-4 p.m. with proceeds to benefit the food bank; free tax preparation will be offered at the Field Operations Building, by appointment only (dates to be announced). Tax preparation will be for current tax year only.


TIP OF THE DAY: Mark Goodpaster – For cold water that lasts most of the day, place a container that is one-quarter filled in the freezer, allow to freeze, remove from freezer and fill with tap water; to remove a splinter, cover with Elmer’s glue and let dry. When the glue is removed the splinter will come off with it; for lost jewelry or earrings, place a stocking on the vacuum hose causing item to adhere to the stocking; for iced coffee that doesn’t get watered down, place coffee in ice trays and freeze, add coffee cubes to your drink; for safety of your valuables, clean out an old lotion bottle and place valuables in the bottle. Thieves are less likely to take a bottle they believe is lotion.


BUSINESS CARD DRAWING: Gift card from Lois Pearl – Maureen Walby won.




NEXT MEETING:         February 20, 2018 – BRING A GUEST!