Yorktown Chamber of Commerce

Monthly Chamber Meeting

October 18, 2016

Mellott Family Center


INTRODUCTION AND WELOME:  Mark Goodpaster, Barbara Baker, Al Baker, Shawn Sullivan, Ryan Ballard, Andrea Thornburg, Carolyn “Buffy” Grieves, Chris Day, Diana Smiley, Patti Decker, Niccole Mansker, Mary Ann Stroeh, Jason Reed, Rick Yencer, Pete Olson, Todd Blevins, Keith Gary, Karen Adkins, Maureen Walby, Marty Hillery, Rob Santoni, Cory Spaulding, Ed Armantrout, Dustin Humm, Sarah McCord, Melissa Bucur


QUESTION OF THE DAY: Do you carve a pumpkin? Most responded, “Yes,” especially if they have younger children.


BREAKFAST SPONSOR: Indiana Trust & Investment Management Company – Diana Smiley, Marty Hillery, Rob Santoni, Cory Spaulding – Provided information about the need for estate planning, advance directives, and the emotional cost of not planning for the future.


SECRETARY REPORT:       Approved as submitted.


TREASURER REPORT:      Approved as submitted.



Luminary – Ordered lights for the large tree to be placed in the pavilion, sponsorships are coming in with several vendors already in place, other vendors are calling for information. Scheduled meeting – 6:30 p.m., Oct. 24, at Historical Alliance.


Awards Committee – Information on the Chamber Website for December 20th Awards Luncheon; Nominations for awards due December 9. Registration for luncheon can be done on line.


Breakfast Sponsor: Requests for 2017 breakfast sponsors with sheet circulated for sign up.


Future Programs: President Keith Gary asked for suggestions from the members about potential topics of interest for programs in 2017.


TOWN REPORT: Pete Olson – Attended National Citizens Research Center – Town of Yorktown received award. Ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. today (10/18) at Nebo/Jackson roundabout. Ribbon cutting for opening of new trails system in near future, but no date set at this time. Budgets for 2017 approved.


PROGRAM: John Disher, IU Health, Ball Memorial Hospital, Community Outreach Manager.  Disher began the program with the goal of the Healthy Community Alliance of Delaware and Blackford Counties in East Central Indiana – “To improve the health of the population in our two-county area and lessen the impact of chronic disease.” Based on needs assessment performed by the Alliance, areas were identified that were unusually high including adult smoking rate, adult obesity, preschool obesity,  sedentary lifestyle, incidence of high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and lung cancer. The Alliance which officially formed in 2015, has currently recruited sixty-eight partners who will play a role in conjunction with the Alliance for establishing a healthier community. Partners promote awareness, provide education and share common goals and tactics to encourage healthy behaviors and lifestyles for people within their own organizations as well as the community. There is no fee for Alliance membership and all were encouraged to visit the Alliance Website for more information concerning the Alliance and its goal.


COMMUNITY ANNOUNCMENTS: Yorktown Day – upcoming with discount tickets available through Ball State Sports. E-Keepers is hosting a 24-hour challenge with teams of “geeks” available to set up Websites for non-profit organizations. Event to be held Jan. 21, 2017. For further information visit the Website. (websitethruthenite.com)


TIP OF THE MONTH: Mark Goodpaster – Years ago, dinner time was very significant in families and often lasted from 60-90 minutes. Currently, meal time is approximately 12 minutes. Families who share meals as a family unit have better nutrition, have a more positive view of the future, as well as boosting vocabulary. Goodpaster stressed the importance of including children in the meal-making process, as well.




NEXT MEETING – November 15, 2016 – Bring a guest !