DATE: November 21st, 2023
START TIME: Meeting 8:00AM
LOCATION: Whitinger & Company
1100 W White River Blvd, Muncie, IN 47303

Agenda: 7:45-8:00 Doors open/Coffee served
8:00 am Call to order / Pledge of Allegiance
Introduction: Members-Question of the Month. Kristi Ingram
Question of the month: Do you have a tradition that you and your family do for the holidays?

Attendees: Kristi Ingram, Dr. Greg Hinshaw, Katadyn Connerly, Brendon Comp, Tim Williams, Keith Gary, Carolyn Grieves, Maureen Walby, TJ Bush, Ryan Gernand, Tyler Ewing, Molly Harty, Carol Kosisko, Brianne Kelly, Sarah McCord, Mark Goodpaster, Kat Blankenbaker, Erin Ailstock, Bonnie Allen, Chase Bruton, David Whitehair

Hot Spot: Breakfast Sponsor (3 minutes): Encompass Home Appraisals, Katadyn Connerly: Encompass Home Appraisals has been in business for 11 years. They have 4 employees. They provide residential appraisal service in these counties: Henry County, Hancock County, Grant County, Hamilton County, Boone County, Blackford County, Delaware County, Marion County, and Madison County. In order to be an appraiser, you must have a Bachelor’s degree, 2500 hours experience and pass a state exam. A way to improve the value of a home is to spend money to update a kitchen or bathrooms. A lot of people believe that adding a 3 season room to the house will increase the value, if it isn’t heated it will not increase the value.

Approval of last month’s Minutes: Erin Ailstock: approved as submitted.

Treasurer Report: Kristi Ingram – actual Chamber balance at the end of October was $41,857.60 (financials are attached) – approved as submitted.

School Report: Dr. Greg Hinshaw: Mr. Bueller and the HS Academic Team won conference (out of 8 schools). Fundraising-goals have been met. Construction for new basketball and pickle ball courts will start in the spring. They are currently planning for the next large project. There will be bids sent out in January 2024 and construction will start in June 2024. This project will include the front office, entrance, science lab, and sports performance area.

Town Report: Chase Bruton: Christmas lights are up. They will be turned on Friday, November 24th. Light Up Yorktown will be December 9th from 12pm-6pm with the Luminary Festival will take place at the Middle School. You can adopt a kid at town hall.

Present 2024 E-Board Slate: Kat: Presented the slate to the members: President – Kat Blankenbaker, Vice President – Mark Goodpaster, Secretary – Erin Ailstock, Treasurer – position is open. Motion made by Carolyn Grieves, second by Sarah McCord. Approved unanimously by members present.

Program: TJ Bush Presents “Tax Updates, Be in the Know” (See attached information)

Lunch and Learns & Ambassador news: Brendon Comp: We will have a Lunch & Learn on March 7th at 11:30 at Pizza King in Yorktown.

Year End Awards, DECEMBER 12th, 11:30am -1:00pm: Tyler Ewing: Nominations are needed. Tyler brought extra copies of the nomination forms for members if they would like to submit a nomination.

Civic Green Report: Kat B: Sponsorships open for 2024, 14 concerts are set for 2024. Concerts will be every Friday starting May 31st-August) There will be a concert on September 14th to kick off Yorktown’s Homecoming.

Member Announcements:
Carolyn Grieves- phone number to call if you have an emergency water leak after hours: 765-747-7204.
Ryan Gernand- Annual Awards Banquet for the Yorktown Fire Department will be December 3rd. They are looking for sponsorships, $1200 needed.
Erin Ailstock- 1st Annual Holiday Market will take place at Westminster Village on November 24th from 10:00am-3:00pm.
Maureen Walby- The Kiwanis Club has Abbotts Caramels for sale.

Tip of the day: Mark Goodpaster: Practical tips for the holiday

Adjournment: Promptly at 9:00am

Next Meeting DECEMBER 12th, 11:30am -1:00pm