Yorktown Chamber of Commerce

Monthly Meeting

August 20, 2019

Mellott Family Center


INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME: Steve Perry, Sarah McCord, Barb Baker, Matt Anderson, Carolyn “Buffy” Grieves, Greg Hinshaw, Mark Goodpaster, Chris Day, Carly Acree-King, Ryan Ballard, Fran Bullock, Tony Miller, Mary Ann Stroeh, Rachel Tucker, Maureen Walby, Ed Armantrout, Heidi J. Hale, Cheryl Lindus


QUESTION OF THE DAY: Have you ever used one of the emergency medical centers? Most had when they were unable to get in to see their family physician.


BREAKFAST SPONSOR: Edward Jones – Chris Day – Chris reported on 4 for the 4th statistics.


SECRETARY REPORT:             Approved as submitted.


TREASURER REPORT:             Ed Armantrout – Approved as submitted.



Four for the 4th – The attendance record was broken with 1,161 participants with an average age of 36, with the oldest participant being 88 years old. Fifty-seven percent of runners were female, with 75 zip codes represented, from 11 states and 2 countries. There were 406 first-time participants, while 27 people had participated in the event for all 9 years.   A donation in the amount of $25,000 was made to the Town of Yorktown to complete the trail on River Road. The event was very successful and the committee will be looking forward to the 10th anniversary event in 2020.



Both of the building projects at the schools are almost completed with new classrooms opened at Pleasant View. Enrollment in the school district is 2,700, with class sizes below 25 students in every grade except third. Performance data from the I-Learn testing is good. There was a favorable article in the Indianapolis Star about Yorktown Wrestlers.



No town report provided at this meeting.



Heidi J. Hale Designs – Heidi J. Hale Designs and Details is in its fourth year of operation creating unique and interesting custom jewelry pieces in its downtown Muncie location. Hale has been a jewelry designer for 14 years starting the business in her home. Friends saw the stackable name rings that she had designed and within a couple of weeks she had hired 15 people, mostly Ball State University students, to assist in filling the orders.  The business has grown to 30 employees, filling more than 100,000 orders a year. Her line includes items that range from $10 to $300. With growing interest in the unique designs and pieces, order date for Christmas delivery is December 1 for online deliveries, and December 16 for in-store deliveries. Hale provided samples of several of her deigns for members to see and enjoy.



December 14 is date scheduled for Luminary Festival. The committee is working on some new ideas for the upcoming event. There will be carriage rides again this year and vendors from noon to 7 p.m. Barb Baker requested assistance from the Ambassadors to assist with the festival and asked that members save their water or milk jugs; The Dairy Queen will be sponsoring a Sadie Hawkins dance on October 20th.



If you are moving to a new home, clothing can be moved on hangers and covered with trash bags; jewelry can be moved in egg cartons or can be wrapped in towels and placed in paper towel rolls; handles can be cut into ordinary cardboard boxes to make lifting and moving easier; moving boxes can be organized by room with different bright colored labels; dresser drawers can be wrapped in plastic with contents still in them; be sure to defrost the refrigerator before moving it; use masking tape on mirrors to prevent breakage; when moving stereo equipment, take a photo of the back of the unit while the cords are in still in place; bubble wrap all electronics.




NEXT MEETING:         September 17. 2019 – Bring a guest!