Yorktown Chamber of Commerce

Monthly Meeting

October 16, 2018

Mellott Family Center


INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME: David Riggs, Barb Baker, Sarah McCord, Alan Baker, Rick Yencer, Matt Anderson, Keith Gary, Greg Hinshaw, Kallie Sulanke, Jenny Hamilton, Tony Miller, Chris Day, Brendon Comp, Tim Williams, Rachel Tucker, Mark Goodpaster, Carolyn “Buffy” Grieves, Leslie Baim, Fran Bullock, Maureen Walby


QUESTION OF THE DAY: Does your office dress up for the upcoming holiday?  Several wear costumes while others, because of the nature of their business, do not.


BREAKFAST SPONSOR:  Creative Gatherings with Leslie – Leslie Baim provided information about Creative Gatherings, her unique wood sign-painting parties that feature designs that are conducive to fundraisers, business events, church events, women’s groups, girls’ night out and provide special designs for weddings, birthdays, bachelorette parties and sports teams.


SECRETARY REPORT:       Approved as submitted.


TREASURER REPORT:      Approved as submitted.


ARTS COUNCIL SIGN REPORT:   Questions regarding the sign have been emailed to the Arts Council for clarification. The information will be reviewed at the Chamber Board meeting in November.


LUMINARY REPORT:  Barb Baker indicated that there is a need for empty water jugs. The princesses are now in place for the event.  There will be a committee meeting October 25, 6:30 p.m. at the Historic Museum; all are welcome to attend.  Chamber members are encouraged to participate in the parade as new entries are welcome. The luminary event will be held on December 8 at the Yorktown Middle School gymnasium. The Yorktown Band will be providing food at the event. Event posters will be available at the November Chamber meeting.


AWARDS:  Nomination forms were placed on all the tables at Chamber meeting, as well as on the Chamber website and Facebook page. The Awards Luncheon will be held at Westminster Village on December 18 – 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.


SCHOOL REPORT: Greg Hinshaw – Construction has begun on the transportation facility as well as Pleasant View School, with scheduled summer 2019 completion.  Athletic teams have been very successful in fall sports.


TOWN REPORT: – Pete Olson – Trash removal of unwanted items will begin at 6 a.m., October 20. All unwanted items to be placed at curbside. Leaf removal will begin November 3, with 6 a.m. pickup, continuing each Saturday in November, and December 1. Leaves should be placed in paper bags at curbside. Fire hydrant flushing will begin soon. The Council budget for 2019 has been approved and groundbreaking took place for the new City Hall.


LUNCH AND LEARN: There will be a meeting at 9 a. m. following the regular Chamber meeting, to discuss plans for Lunch and Learn sessions scheduled to begin in January, 2019.


PRESENTATION OF CHAMBER OFFICERS: Chris Day presented proposed slate of officers for 2019, with requests for additional nominations.


PROGRAM:         LifeStream Services, Inc. – Jenny Hamilton – LifeStream is a not-for-profit organization that provides services to more than 20,000 frail and disabled residents in Delaware and surrounding Counties, helping seniors and people with disabilities remain living independently in their homes and communities. LifeStream provides in-home care management, senior meal delivery, senior cafes, information and assistance, transportation services, options counseling, home modifications, medication management, as well as education on a variety of topics for families and caregivers. LifeStream sponsors the Angelwish Program which coordinates gifts for isolated seniors with disabilities, including food items, personal needs items, and a special gift of choice, provided during the holidays. LifeStream will be presenting a caregiver workshop November 1, 9 a.m. to noon, at Kennedy Library, to provide information and guidance on effective care giving.


ANNOUNCEMENTS: Ball State University Homecoming October 20th, with homecoming parade at 9 a.m.; Shafer Leadership Academy to present workshop for Candidates of the Future – a workshop for anyone who has aspirations of running for public office – November 10, with registration on the Muncie/Delaware County Chamber of Commerce website; The Dairy Queen is now open for business.


TIP OF THE MONTH:   Mark Goodpaster – To reduce static cling, fasten a safety pin inside the garment. To open an  sealed envelope, place it in the freeze for a couple of hours and it will open easily; to eliminate ants, place cornmeal along their trail; ants can’t digest cornmeal. Use a wet cotton ball to pick up shards of broken glass.




NEXT MEETING:                                                November 20, 2018 – Bring a guest!