Yorktown Chamber of Commerce

Monthly Meeting

September 18, 2018

Mellott Family Center


INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME: Jeff Bates, Kiel Barkdull, Bonita Ramirez, Keith Gary, DJ Mahler, Rachel Lunsford, Greg Hinshaw, Rick Yencer, Patti Decker, Ryan Ballard, Chris Day, Sarah McCord, Tim Williams, David Riggs, Cheryl Lindus, Barb Baker, Al Baker, Jenny Hamilton, Timothy Kiess, Kallie Sulanke, Steve Perry, Mark Goodpaster, Fran Bullock, Carolyn “Buffy” Grieves, Christine Whittemore, Laura Mickler, Erica Bouse, Tracy Dishman, Peter Curts, Leslie Baim, Maureen Walby, Pete Olson, Brendon Comp, Mandy Puckett, Ed Armantrout, Dustin Humm


QUESTION OF THE DAY: Will you be attending Yorktown homecoming activities?  Most responded they would be attending.


BREAKFAST SPONSOR: Mutual Bank – Patti Decker presented information on the history of the bank which began as a source for home buying, expanding into consumer lending in 1990. The bank offers a Community Heroes Mortgage Program which extends special considerations to full-time teachers, firefighters, police officers, EMTs and paramedics. Mutual Bank also provides wealth management and trust administration.


SECRETARY REPORT:       Approved as submitted.


TREASURER REPORT:      Approved as submitted


COMMITTEE REPORTS: Luminary Festival – Barb Baker – The festival committee will meet October 8, 6:30 p.m. at the Historical Alliance for an organizational meeting. Baker stated that there is a need for water jugs. Special activities for children are being planned from 1-3 p.m. at the festival with visits from Disney princesses.  Vendors are already registering to participate and can sign-up on the Facebook page or by calling Becky Monroe or Barb Baker. Baker’s contact number is 765-759-9255 or cell 765-730-6575. Participants are needed for the parade but there will be only one Santa and Mrs. Claus.


Fire Department Fire and Ice Run – The Fire Department is looking for sponsors for the event, scheduled for December 8. They hope to exceed the four-hundred 2017 participants. All proceeds go to the RAC Tryke Program which provides help for children with disabilities, Christmas families, and to help firefighters and their families when emergencies arise.


SCHOOL REPORT:             Greg Hinshaw reported that open bids have been received for the Pleasant View and Transportation projects. Bids for Pleasant View came in at budget. The transportation project will be funded with cash and will begin October 8. Current enrollment is 2,652 which is an increase of 55 from 2017.  Both boys and girls came in first place in cross-country events, with the girls’ volleyball teams being undefeated.


TOWN REPORT:  Pete Olson – The budget has been approved for the upcoming year, with the Canal Street project approved. Demolition has begun for town-owned properties. Town Hall building project is in process, with ground-breaking to occur in the near future. Upcoming programs include Ball State Dance program in the park, with Mary Poppins theme; Bark for Life; Go-cart Grand Prix on October 6, and Community Yard Sale at Morrows Meadow on October 13. The bridge project is on schedule and will open the end of November, with work to resume in April, 2019.


BRE Lunch and Learn – Brendon Comp has agreed to chair this project.


PROGRAM:  IU Health/ Ball Memorial Hospital – Mandy Puckett , Manager of Clinical Nutrition and registered dietitian, presented helpful tips for healthy eating when eating away from home.  Puckett suggested assessing the calories in a meal before ordering, as most meals contain 900 – 1,000 calories. Healthy choices included “eating green” by choosing vegetables and salads over high calorie meals, splitting a meal and taking home half of the meal for later, ordering the lunch portion size, and choosing broiled or grilled meats over fried. Puckett encouraged limiting gravies or other sauces and ordering condiments on the side. Always look at nutritional values on the menu, choosing non-sugary drinks, as even a small drink may contain as much as 17 teaspoons of sugar. Choose alcohol consumption wisely because of the caloric values noting that portion size is very important.


IU/Ball Memorial provides outpatient nutritional services with referral from a physician.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:  Brendon Comp will have a planning meeting for Lunch and Learn, following the October Chamber meeting; Twilight on the Boulevard – Minnetrista – $60 per person – will be held on Friday, September 21; Yorktown Arts Council requesting funds for art project which will be gateway to the town of Yorktown with cost of the project to be $40,000. Chamber to discuss the project at the next board meeting; Dustin Humm offered free tickets to Twilight on the Boulevard, compliments of E-Keepers; Yorktown Chamber Ambassadors will be distributing cards for Fire and Ice at the Yorktown homecoming parade on September 22; Chamber Awards Luncheon to be held December 18 at Westminster Village. Cost of the luncheon is $15.00, with registration on the Chamber Website. Nomination forms for awards will be available soon.


TIP OF THE DAY:  Dealing with Cell phones – Mark Goodpaster provided cell phone tips which included placing phone on landscape mode when taking photos; placing phone on airplane mode while attending meetings, or placing phone face down when forgetting to silence your device. Ask SIRI for help in silencing your phone or adjust through settings/sound.




NEXT MEETING:                                October 16, 2018 – Bring a Guest!