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Greater Fennville Chamber of Commerce Minutes - August 25, 2014
Posted: Aug 26, 2014

Call to Order at 6:02 by resident, Bill Busscher and Pledge of Allegiance recited by all.

Roll Call:  Bill  /  Sandi  /  Larry  /  Jodi  /  Linda  /  Barb / Celeste     Absent:  Erica

Agenda Review :  Bill announced the resignation of Reba Peterson.

Prior Meeting Minutes:    Motion to Approve made by Larry  2nd by Barb and  Approved by All

Treasurer’s Report:   Linda presented written report with balance of $7,430.31    Motion to Approve by Sandi,  2nd by Celeste and Approved by All  

Correspondence –


  • Events: 
    •   Christmas :  Sandi, chair : Bill reported the proposed changes from the chamber board to the Fennville DDA board.  A committee with members from each organization was formed to work on the festivities.
    • Winter Banquet –Sandi, chair :  formed committee with Barb, Linda and Jodi and will begin working on the event.
    • Summer Concerts-Linda, chair :  2014 summer concerts went well.  The board expressed desire to continue having the Schrocks book the bands.  It was decided to try start the 2015 series a week or two later in June and run longer  in August.
    • Summer Banquet-Jodi, chair :  Jodi will begin to work on soon.
    • Easter-Celeste, chair :
    • Membership/Recruitment-Barb, chair:  Barb will get chamber letterhead printed and has been gathering information needed for the position.
    • Scholarship-Bill, chair:  Linda suggested a selection put on event invitations to read  “I cannot attend but  would like to make a donation to the scholarship fund” to help increase donations. 
    • Marketing/Website- Sandi, chair:  Discussion held regarding quality and ease of current website.  Sandi will work with Mary on solutions to improve.  Board is pleased with Mary’s work and dedication.
    • Community Guide-Jodi, chair:  Sandi reported she is having reminder sent via email to members approximately  every 2 weeks  that guides are available for pick up and that she has also delivered quite a few to members and area tourist locations.

Old Business:

  • Strategic Planning:  Bill reported the board held a strategic planning session on August 4 with great success.  The 2nd meeting is planned for September 10.

New Business:

  • Chamber Board of Directors photo taken by Kevin Welscott
  • Jodi reported that Dr. Icabone will be hosting a ribbon cutting for his remodeled facility on October 4.

Next Meeting :  Monday, September 22 at 6:00 p.m. at the Fennville City Hall

Adjournment:   Motion at 7:16 by Sandi,   2nd by Linda and Approved by All    

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