Yorktown Indiana Chamber of Commerce

Monthly Meeting

September 21, 2021

Yorktown Town Hall


INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME: Tyler Ewing, Matt Anderson, Pete Olson, Rich Lee, Chris Day, Brendon Comp, Sarah McCord, Mary Ann Stroeh, Steve Stroeh, Kristi Ingram, Keith Gary, Maureen Walby, Greg Hinshaw, Kat Blankenbaker, Amber Greene, Mark Goodpaster


QUESTION OF THE MONTH: What are your fall traditions? Many mentioned going to the orchard and getting pumpkins, attending fall festivals, trips to see the fall foliage. Some had no specific traditions.


SECRETARY REPORT:               Approved as submitted


TREASURER REPORT:              Approved as submitted


EVENTS ON THE GREEN:         Last concert is October 9. The Homecoming Parade was a great event and well-attended. Tom Simpson served as announcer. Attendance at these weekend events has been increasing.


SCHOOL REPORT:                     Dr. Greg Hinshaw – Construction going well, everything coming together for January, 2022 completion. Paving at the tennis courts is in progress with a launch date very soon to begin the construction of the concession stand and restrooms. The mask mandate at this time has been lifted with the declining numbers of COVID cases. Enrollment is stable with no increases or decreases at this time. The School Foundation presented grant awards on September 24 in the amount of $6,700 for teacher grants.


TOWN REPORT:                        Pete Olson – Olson stated that there was not a lot of information to report at this time but that Muncie Power Products is expanding in the industrial park complex. Well cleaning is taking place. Information was provided about the round-about near the Players’ Club that will impact three parking spots in their parking lot. The financial offer is being disputed for those spaces and will probably result in exercising eminent domain. Project on County Road 600 for piping is being completed by Delaware County Regional Wastewater.


LUNCH AND LEARN:   Continuing to offer programs through Shafer Leadership. Plans are still being consider for Yorktown Chamber Lunch and Learn programs for early 2022.


PROGRAM:                   Shelby Bowen – Rebar Development – Oliver Building – The new Oliver Building is named for Oliver Hampton Smith and is being recognized as part of community development and history and a partnership with the Town of Yorktown. The unit will provide affordable rents for Yorktown and Delaware County. The project will continue to see brick work and the paving of the parking lot, yet in 2021. The first floor of the building will contain commercial space with apartments occupying the upper levels. Two apartments will face Morrow’s Meadow with all apartments with upper-end finishes, including quartz countertops, and backsplashes. There will also be an amenity space for use by both commercial space and the apartments. Currently, there are three office spaces for lease, with flexible and affordable short-term leasing arrangements. There will be restaurant space with space specifically designed for the tenant. The apartments feature large balconies, affordable, market-driven rents, with water, sewer and trash pickup provided. The projected occupancy date is 5/1/2022. Residential parking will be provided as well as commercial parking for businesses.


ANNOUNCEMENTS: E-Keeper was presented a longevity award by the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. The upcoming Iron Man competition is in desperate need of volunteers for the upcoming event. Those interested can volunteer through the Website. Amber Greene welcomed members to visit her new design clothing boutique, Fate Style Studio, located next to the Re-Max office in the former Old National Bank building. ReMax grand opening will be September 30,


NEXT MEETING:          October 19, 2021 – Yorktown Town Hall Building