Albion Chamber of Commerce
Board Meeting Minutes
Feb 13 2017
Members Present: Chris Magnuson (P), Carla Fiandt (VP), Sandy Petrie (S), Sharon Leitch (T),
Phil Lock, Ken Cripe, Tammy Luce, Janet Mendenhall
Absent: Kay Craig
Meeting was called to order at the Kountry Kitchen by Chris at 12:03 pm.
Minutes: Ken made a motion to approve the 1/9/17 board minutes, the 1/31/17 annual meeting minutes, and the treasurer’s report as noted below.. Carla seconded, minutes & treasurer’s report approved.
Treasurer’s Report: submitted by Sharon.
Beginning balance - $5564.52
Income - $3855.99
$35.99 - Refund from WebNetwork
$3085 - 2017 Dues
$735 - Annual meeting receipts
Expenses - $1512.51
$75 - Lanette McGuire, website
$223.40 - Chris reimbursed for 2017 Christmas decorations
$133 - KPC for the membership brochures and RSVP cards
$150 - A Thyme to Remember annual meeting centerpieces
$12.95 - Yahoo January Internet
$737 - Ladies Rosary Sodality - annual meeting meal
$119.16 - Vernon - membership year tags
$62 - Albion Post Office box rental
Ending balance - $7,908.00
Annual Meeting: Overall, we felt the annual meeting went extremely well with 49 people in attendance. The roast beef was the only thing that we likely won’t get again, but the chicken was tender and tasty. It was also agreed that the new format of a Business Appreciation award was appropriate for our community. Janet made a motion to reimburse Chris for the clock award given in the amount of $88.81, Ken seconded, motion approved. Chris noted that we have another new business, Hernandez Rental LLC which will be renting blow ups and other party supplies.
Known Event Dates for 2017:
● May 4-6 Townwide Garage Sale (Phil)
● May 13 Goodwill Truck (Tammy)
● Jun 7-10 Chain-o-Lakes Festival
● Jul 3 Albion Fireworks
● Sep 6 Downtown Clean-up
● Sep 16-17 Harvest Fest
● Oct 31 Chamber Halloween Party
● Dec 1 Christmas in the Village
2017 Budget: Carla and Sharon are working on a budget and will have for the next meeting.
Election of Officers: Ken made a motion to elect the same slate of officers to continue for this year. Janet seconded, motion approved (see top of minutes for officers).
High Impact Member Meetings: The next member meeting as discussed at the annual meeting will be at the Noble County Public Library on May 16th with a 5:30 pm. social half hour and an informational tour of resources starting at 6:00 pm. This event is for all Albion Chamber members with the purpose of familiarizing local businesses and organizations with the tools available to help our community. Key items of interest include a poster printer, video and editing equipment including a green screen (for social media advertising), a 3-D printer, the HP Sprout, and so much more. Sandy will work on a flyer to send out to members and get RSVPs but Save the Date!
Membership communications: Since we are limiting member meetings to more impactful but fewer meetings, we will be sending out email blasts to the membership with the monthly board meeting minutes to keep members informed on what is happening.
Member correspondence: The Legion is pursuing a facade grant to place a permanent digital sign on SR 8 where there current copy change sign is. They will make this available to the community. They are requesting help in raising funds for this endeavor. The board tabled this for now pending more information.
May 16th: Member meeting at the Noble County Public Library at 5:30pm - ALL Albion Chamber members are highly encouraged to attend to learn more about resources and tools available to your business or organization.
Ken made a motion to adjourn, Sharon seconded. Meeting adjourned at 12:53 pm.
Board Meeting is March 13th at Noon at the Albion Pizza Depot
Member Meeting is May 16th at the Noble County Public Librar
You can check out Noble County Government on the following webpage:
Web Site: www.nobleco.org
Chris Magnuson, President - Term - 2016-18
Carla Fiandt - Vice President - Term - 2015-17
Sharon Leitch, Treasurer - Term 2015-17
Ken Cripe- Term 2015-17
Kay Craig - Term - 2016-18
Sandy Petrie - Term - 2016-2017
Phil Lock - Term - 2016-2017
Tammy Luce - Term - 2016-2017