Yorktown Indiana Chamber of Commerce

Monthly Meeting

March 19, 2019

Mellott Family Center


INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME:  Leslie Baim, Bonita Ramirez, Greg Hinshaw, Tim Williams, Carolyn “Buffy” Grieves, Keith Gary, Maureen Walby, Kallie Sulanke, Erica Bouse, Rachel Tucker, Mark Goodpaster, David Riggs, Patti Decker, Rob Keisling, Ed Armantrout, Barb Baker, Al Baker, Marty Ballard, Ryan Ballard, Pete Olson, Tom Chiudioni, Torey Cook


QUESTION OF THE DAY: Do you have a contingency/emergency plan for handling disruptive people who come into your place of business?  Most responded they do have a plan of action.


BREAKFAST SPONSOR: Ballard and Sons Funeral Home – The funeral home has been in business since 1949 and specializes in funeral arrangement and pre-planning services.


SECRETARY REPORT:                Approved as submitted.


TREASURER REPORT:             Ed Armantrout, Approved as submitted. Taxes are completed.


EXECUTIVE BOARD REPORT: Discussed and approved providing a check to the Nazarene Church to assist with their lighting project in the amount of $1,000.  Motion carried.


FOUR FOR THE 4TH – Pete Olson – Slight increase in 2019 entry fees. Still looking for business sponsors and volunteers to assist with activities the day of the race.


SCHOOL REPORT: Greg Hinshaw – Construction continuing with Pleasant View and Transportation projects, but slightly behind due to the weather. Dr. Hinshaw thanked Al and Barb Baker for allowing the contractors to use the space across the road from the school for storage and overflow. Spring beak will begin the week of March 25th.


TOWN REPORT – Pete Olson – The Council adopted new guidelines for sidewalks, etc. The building project for the Town Hall on schedule. Working on sidewalk project at Nebo Road. Working on Canal Street. Upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant are being reviewed to increase process efficiency. Tiger Drive Bridge work will resume April 1, 2019. Will again have the controlled traffic light at that site.


LUNCH AND LEARN – Scheduled for April 18, 2019, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Mr. Mouse Annex – Topic will be “Running a Small Business,” presented by Carolyn “Buffy” Grieves.


PROGRAM:                 Presenter was unable to attend.


MISCELLANEOUS CHAMBER NEWS:                         David Riggs introduced Torey Cook, who has just joined Mutual Wealth Management as a trust officer.


DISCUSSION:  Why do people attend Chamber meetings and what might attract better attendance at monthly meetings?


TIPS OF THE MONTH:  Mark Goodpaster –  To keep paint off the top of a paint bucket, place a rubber band in the crease; cover scratches on furniture by rubbing a walnut on the scratch; use a shoe hanger with pockets for storing cleaning products; Doritos can be used to start a fire in the absence of kindling; place a wooden spoon across the top of a cooking pot to keep it from boiling over; keep small phone cords in a glasses case; pack heavy items in a rolling suitcase, when moving them; if you have a hard time waking up and you use your phone as an alarm clock, place the phone in a glass and the alarm will be louder; place a teaspoon of baking soda in a pot when boiling eggs for easier peeling; peel a banana from the bottom up; cookies can be baked in the car in the heat of summer by placing the baking sheet inside the hot car; to check to see if a battery is good, drop it on the floor and if it bounces once the battery is good; to help prevent tooth decay take a sip of water after drinking sugary beverages.




NEXT MEETING: April 16, 2019 – Bring a Guest!