Elkader Area Chamber of Commerce Board Minutes

September 6, 2016

Location: Treats

Members Present: Curtis Ruhser, Ron Kuehl, Beth Rentschler, Mark Patrick Collins Willie Lough, Stephen Mayne, Cathy Beck

Financial Report:
Ron Kuehl presented the financial report: as of September 1st. Motion to approve report made Beth, it was seconded by Mark, the motion was passed.

Minutes from the last meeting in August was read. Motion to approve the minutes as read was made by Beth, Kathy seconded. Motion passed.

Promotion Committee Report:
Next promotions committee meeting is Sept 7th. The group will be getting ready for Witches Night Out preparations.

Old Business:
Topic was going over membership dues and deciding if the group wants to make changes. Beth suggested visiting the new businesses that are about to pay for their first year, to see how they are doing and to see if they will continue being members. The group decided to review the membership letter from last year for the next meeting.

New Business:
The Cresco Shopper travel and leisure guide fall /winter issue advertising space. The group reviewed the information provided, and decided to do as was done last year, the ad is a community calendar with events from Oct-March. A motion was made to purchase ¼ page ad space for $130 by Beth, it was seconded by Ron and the motion was passed.

Christa brought up possible membership to the Eastern Iowa Tourism Association. The group reviewed the information present and considered it. It was revealed after the meeting that the benefit would be very little to the chamber. The circulation of magazines was much smaller than Christa thought and the group would be paying $165 for a small paragraph for not much else could be used to good effect.

Beth made a motion to adjourn the meeting and was seconded by Stephen.

Next meeting will be on October 4th, 7:30am at Treats.

Minutes submitted by Christa Fosse and will be approved at following Chamber


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