2009 July

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009 - Pastime Lounge - 7:00 p.m.

Members Present:

Larry Surber
Heather DePriest
Nancy Diemert
LuAnn Burkhartsmeyer
Frank Pehrson
Chuck Hewitt

Guests:
None

Old Business

Winner of the Four Wheeler
We need to add to the ads that the taxes are the responsibility of the winner- write winner a letter stating that so it is in writing to protect the Chamber.  Profited $6600 - Heather will take care of a thank you in the paper and on the radio.

Advertising on the website- Heather will handle writing a letter this month.

Montana Community Foundation Grant - Need to apply by July 20th- Heather will handle

Community center- Lynne Mahan writing grants for community center

Spurs and saddles show- would like to incorporate antiques into next years- otherwise the chamber will no t be doing the spurs and saddles show.

Banner for chamber- need to get a quote from Alltec graphics a quote from Kelly Rasmussen, and on it we need to put:

Banner (6’wide x 3’ tall)

Why join the Chinook Chamber of Commerce?
Because we support:
· New business and growth in Chinook
·Promote events
·Create growth through grant funding
·Promote tourism and visitation
·We put and keep Chinook on the map

Need another banner that says:  (4’wide x 3’tall)

Chinook Area Chamber of Commerce
Supporting Growth in the Community
PO Box 744 - Chinook, MT 59523
www.chinookmontana.com

Heather solicited proposals from Altec Graphics and Kellie Rasmussen on 8/8/09

Chamber aprons- need to get cooking aprons for the chamber staff- will get estimates from Mastersports, Lisa Stroh, and Kelly Rasmussen - Heather emailed them on 8/8/09 about the proposals.

Memberships- Max Hofeldt to contact don Richman about becoming a member- said he wanted to join at the fair.

BBQ’s we need to get more than five people to help at BBQs need to help to supply generators.

Parliamentarian- chamber needs a parliamentarian full time. We suggested Ali Molyneaux and Deb Ramberg.  Nancy will talk with Ali first.

Treasurers report $8,920.08-before the four wheeler.
$6600 transferred to the Christmas lights account.
Next meeting is Wednesday, August 19th

Meeting adjourned 8:45 pm

Special meeting for sponsors for the Sugarbeet Festival
Great western sugar, main sponsor they are the main sponsor - Heather is to call them.
Denny overcast antique tractor show sponsor,
Harlem colony to sponsor farmers market- heather to call
Solem McIntosch and Lybeck/ Galusha Higgins and Galusha- live music stage sponsor- Deb to call
Deb is also to contact Doug white about live music stage
Hamilton consulting- live music stage- heather will call
Rasmussen farming and Conrad farms- bread baking contest Deb will call
Ace hardware- bed races Deb will call
Ed and Larry Obie- Garhard Obie display Deb will contact
Bear paw livestock bear paw meats and bear paw order buying-
BBQ heather will call
AMERICAN GARAGE- semi truck show- heather has taken care of
B&L mechanics- Dan’s auto parts- car show-  Heather
Sweet home, sweet medical center- fun run- Deb
S bar b ranch- fuel truck rally- Deb
Columbia grain, milk river coop- Maddox ranch- Sugarbeet
Growing contest- Deb
Torgersons, Moodie Implement, rainbow- parade of power- bonnie
First Bank, Wells Fargo- kids games- Deb
Carquest, Bear Paw Realty- Toy Tractor Display- heather
Wild horse seeds, fisher seeds- threshing demonstration- bonnie
Swank, Lybeck-farmer contest- bonnie
Big equipment- farm equipment show- bonnie

INSURANCE COMPANIES????
FARMERS????
Bobbi & Larry Klingaman - Kids Games???

We were also thinking that if anyone else wanted to sponsor- they could get their name on a sign on the main stage for $75.00.

Special Sugarbeet Festival Meeting

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