Yorktown Chamber of Commerce

Monthly Chamber Meeting

November 15, 2016

Mellott Family Center


INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME: Mark Goodpaster, Tim Williams, Barbara Baker, Al Baker, Bonita Ramirez, Sarah McCord, Chris Day, Leslie Baim, Melissa Bucur, Patti Decker, David Riggs, Mary Ann Stroeh, Brendon Comp, Cathy Swift, Rick Swift, Pete Olson, Keith Gary, Eric Peterson, Greg Rifner, Jennifer Groves, Carolyn Case, Liz Rozelle, Maureen Walby, David Sturgeon, Ed Armantrout.


QUESTION OF THE DAY: How long did it take you to vote in the recent election?  Times ranged from 10 minutes to almost two hours.


BREAKFAST SPONSOR:  Swift and Associates, CPA


SECRETARY REPORT:       Approved as submitted.


TREASURER REPORT:      Approved as submitted.




Luminary – Posters are available to advertise event. Jug cutting will take place on Thursday at 6:30PM.

Luminary Festival is December 10, 2016.


Awards – Please submit nominations for awards as soon as possible. Deadline for registration for Awards Luncheon is December 9. Luncheon is scheduled for December 20 at Mellott Family Center.


Mark Goodpaster accepted the position of Vice President of the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce and, as such, is required to be a signatory on the Chamber bank accounts. This follows the resignation of president, Steve Perry, resulting in Keith Gary’s moving from the office of vice president to president of the chamber.


SCHOOL REPORT: David Sturgeon – Congratulations to Jennifer McCormick on her election to Indiana State Superintendent of Schools. The school district met with 98% of all parents during digital learning days. Many athletic awards achieved including girls’ Volleyball team winning state championship, cheerleaders placed sixth in state, with Yorktown athletes excelling in many other events.


TOWN REPORT: Pete Olson – Most major projects have been completed. Crack sealing is underway. Finishing up end of the years reports and work. Luminary Run to take place in conjunction with Luminary Festival.


PROGRAM: Swift & Associates, CPAs – Cathy Swift – Presented program about changes to various tax laws, including depreciation, De Minimis rule, 1099 penalty rules, changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act including minimum wage and overtime rules for employers. Information provided about compliance in coverage offered for Affordable Care Act, being aware of offering the right type of plan per regulations. Swift also provided information about changes to partnerships including date for filing returns as well as depreciation for remodel and refresh projects (facelifts) for buildings.


ELECTION OF OFFICERS: Chris Day presented slate of officers for 2017 and entertained motions from the floor for additional nominations. A motion was made and seconded to accept the slate of officers, as presented for 2017. Election of officers to be held at the December meeting.


COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS: Melissa Bucur circulated a sign-up sheet for $100 breakfast sponsorships for 2017. Several months are available. Morrison Woods Health Campus is sponsoring a festival of trees through December 2. All proceeds to go to A Better Way. Upcoming in February, Morrison Woods will be hosting a Chocolate Festival, to be held at Second Harvest. Booth rental is $50 and businesses and individuals are encouraged to participate by offering items made from chocolate or containing chocolate. Awards will be presented in several categories. All proceeds from the event to benefit Second Harvest. Congratulations was given to Jennifer McCormick for her service to the Yorktown Schools. Members encouraged to include Community Foundation in giving plan for the year. Members were encouraged to participate in early registration for Four for the 4th.


TIP OF THE MONTH: Mark Goodpaster – Nutrition with the upcoming holiday meals. Suggestions include the following: prevent overeating by eating breakfast, spacing meals, portion control, avoiding snacking, drinking more water, drinking fewer sweetened beverages, and increasing physical activing.




NEXT MEETING – December 20, 2016 – Noon – Bring a guest!