Yorktown Chamber of Commerce

Monthly Meeting

February 18, 2020

Yorktown Town Hall Building


INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME: Keith Gary, Ryan Ballard, Todd St. John, Tony Miller, Greg Hinshaw, Marta Guinn, Maureen Walby, Matt Anderson, Jared Price, Bob Walsh, Bryan Douglas, Rick Yencer, Kallie Sulanke, Chris Day, Kristi Ingram, Barbara Baker, Sarah McCord, Gay Nation, Rachel Tucker, Erica Bouse, Brendon Comp, Mitch Isaacs, Mark Goodpaster, Rich Lee, Jason Brooks, Pete Olson, Ed Armantrout, Leslie Baim, Carly Acree-King.


QUESTION OF THE DAY: Do you have discount apps on your phone and do you use them? Most members do and most use them.


BREAKFAST SPONSOR:          Apex Benefits – Mark Goodpaster – Thanked members for attending and expressed that he was pleased to represent Apex Benefits in providing the breakfast.


SECRETARY REPORT:             Approved as submitted


TREASURER REPORT:             Ed Armantrout – Reported some still outstanding checks from the Luminary Festival. Reported that tax return was completed with State tax to be filed electronically.


COMMITTEE REPORTS:          Activity for Four for the 4th beginning, with sponsor letters to go out soon.


SCHOOL REPORT:                   Middle School project to begin 3/2/2020. Dr. Hinshaw has scheduled a pre-construction meeting with the contractors. Girls’ basketball finished with 19/7 season, the best season in twenty years. Boys’ basketball finished with 10/10, which is the best season in five years.


TOWN REPORT:                     Pete Olson – Town meeting on 2/18/2020, with public hearing on the new library project, rate ordinance for the sewer plant upgrade. Currently working on putting utilities in the park with project being on schedule. Redevelopment Commission RFP going out soon.


LUNCH AND LEARN:              Brendon Comp – Next Lunch and Learn scheduled for 2/27/2020, to be held at the Town Hall building. Twenty-five registrations have been received. A final Lunch and Learn will be held in April.


PROGRAM:                             Shafer Leadership Academy – Mitch Isaacs – Indicated that registration could be handled for any upcoming training opportunity through the Yorktown Chamber Website or through Shafer Leadership Academy’s Website. Discussed upcoming programs being offered through June, 2020. Discussed procedure for registering for any upcoming event.

Yorktown Chamber has purchased a membership that will allow three members to attend any learning experience offered by Shafer.

Rachel, Brendon and Leslie provided information about the workshops they attended and their positive experience as a participant on the topic of bias.

The next learning experience will be February 27, for a lunch and learn about team building, to be held at Innovation Connector from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Isaacs provided additional information on the Emergence Program which is being offered at a discount to Shafer Leadership Academy members.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:   Community Foundation’s Kallie Sulanke, encouraged participation in upcoming census; Tony Miller, LifeStream Services, extended invitation to attend LifeStream’s 45th Anniversary event, scheduled for March with details and registration on the LifeStream Website. LIfeStream will be hosting a golf outing on May 13, with Aging Well Conference to be held June 4th; Brian Douglas, Ivy Tech, provided information about new scholarship available to firefighters and emergency technicians; Todd St. John introduced Mike Daugherty; Gay Nation- Westminster Village provided information about the upcoming Sweetheart Ball to be held February 28, program on Presidential Mothers will be presented at 2 p.m. on February 19th. Events are posted on the Westminster Website; Carly Acree-King provided information about six new scholarships that will be offered to high school seniors through the Community Foundation, with deadline for registration March 1, 2020.


TIP OF THE MONTH:              Mark Goodpaster – Welcomed Chris Day and Barbara Baker –

Health Tips – Spicy foods boost circulation and promote weight loss; coffee stresses the adrenal glands; while green tea helps burn fat; menthol is good for muscle soreness; ginger tea helps calm a sore throat; replace your sneakers often; sniffing an apple will make hunger pangs go away; chew sugarless gum to reduce hunger; hard-boiled eggs are a great 100-calorie snack; take a 20 minute power nap whenever possible; avocadoes are a source of healthy fats; drink more water; drink cranberry juice for a rich source of Vitamin C; peppermint assists with acid reflux and prevents indigestion.


MEETING ADJOURNED:         Next meeting – March 17, 2020 – Bring a Guest!