Yorktown Indiana Chamber of Commerce

Monthly Meeting

January 15, 2019

Mellott Family Center


INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME:  Keith Gary, George Dull, Greg Hinshaw, Mary Ann Stroeh, Sarah McCord, Ryan Ballard, Carolyn “Buffy” Grieves, Tim Williams, Patti Decker, Carly Acree-King, Chris Day,  Rich Lee, Brandon Comp, Fran Bullock, Ashley Reed, Mark Goodpaster, Rachel Turner, Alice Gay Nation, Maureen Walby, Joe Henry, Ed Armantrout, Matt Anderson, Pete Olson


QUESTION OF THE DAY: Do you shop on line primarily because of price? Many responded that although cost is an issue, convenience was the primary reason for shopping on line.


BREAKFAST SPONSOR:                  Apex Benefits – Mark Goodpaster


SECRETARY REPORT:                       Approved as submitted


TREASURER REPORT:                      Approved as submitted


ARTS COUNCIL REPORT:                A motion was made to pledge $5,000 as a one-year commitment to assist with the three-phase project for the art piece. The motion carried.


AWARDS COMMITTEE:                  Thank you was given to all of those who assisted with the awards luncheon.


SCHOOL REPORT:                             Greg Hinshaw – Thank you was given for the honors bestowed on the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Education Award, Kathy Stagge. Enrollment is holding at a steady level with calls being fielded for fall enrollment. Enrollment has grown by 50 students. The building project is slightly behind due to weather conditions. Continuing work is being done on projects without impact on the tax rate. Work continues on curriculum and will be adding “Project Lead the Way” for fall.


TOWN REPORT:                                Work on the Town Hall building is moving more slowly due to the weather. Lance Turner is the new Clerk/Treasurer. Town Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 22. $1 Million grant received.


BRE REPORT:                                      Lunch and Learn Scheduled for Thursday, January 17, with Ted Baker. Luncheon is free to Chamber members. Registration is on the Website, with deadline January 15 at 2 p.m.


PROGRAM:                                         Groups – Joe Henry – Groups began four and one-half years ago and is a medication-assisted drug treatment program for opioid addiction.  Groups provides an affordable, effective treatment program through group therapy with licensed counselors, and Suboxone® medication. The program usually lasts from 24-36 months, however clients may continue to attend the group therapy sessions for a longer period of time for additional support. The Muncie group currently has 59 members. The program is individualized and works with numerous insurance providers, as well as physicians, Community Corrections and the court system to provide services.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:                       The Yorktown Kiwanis Club will be providing assistance with taxes again this year for those earning $65,000 or less. Contact Ed Armantrout at 765-254-3929 for further information.  Dates for tax preparation are February 6th, 11th, and 20th, March 7th, 20th and April 1, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m., by appointment only. Al Baker is experiencing heart issues and needs to be kept in our thoughts and prayers.


TIP OF THE MONTH:                       Mark Goodpaster – To avoid risk of being burned, request coffee or other hots drinks to be served at “kid’s temperature.” Cologne should consist of three sprays to be long-lasting – each wrist, and neck/chest area. Marshmallows are effective in treating asthma, arthritis and toothache. To stop unwanted texts, type in the following message: “Service Area 305. Failed. Any other messages will be charged to your account.” Knowing a teacher may mean the difference between receiving an “A” or “B” in the class.




NEXT MEETING:                                February 19, 2019 – Bring a Guest!