Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Meeting Minutes
Meeting was held at Manhattan Village Hall
Present: Donna Bateman, Kevin Sing, Kevin Molloy, Shari Fiocca, Brittany Rojek, Becky Bouck, Kristy Byers, Joe Cerullo (via zoom), and administrative assistant Mandie Wade.
Kevin M. called the meeting to order at 3:40pm. Kevin S. moved and Shari seconded the motion to accept the March’s Treasurer’s report. Motion carried.
Membership Update: 75 members of which 62 are renewals and 13 are new members.
Recap of Oktoberfest meeting: Kevin M. met with the Park District to discuss how logistics will work. Discussions on potential locations where the event can be held were discussed. Update on Oktoberfest next board meeting. Board members on this
committee are Donna Bateman, Shari Fiocca, Becky Bouck, Joe Cerullo, administrative assistant Mandie wade. Committee headed by Kevin Molloy.
Chamber Board Photo: Photo will take place on Thursday, May 14th at 4:30pm. All members are in agreement of this date. Photographer that will be used for this photo will be D.Marie. Photography. The cost is $150.00. Individuals also have the option to update their individual headshots during this time.
Craft Show Update: Headed my Mandie Wade. Date for the Craft Show will be on June 12th. Location is at the Market Place CourtYard. A permit for this event has already been approved. Chamber members will be able to set up a table at no charge.
Kevin S. moved to sponsor the craft show and Shari Seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Fun Day Event: Headed by Donna Bateman. The fund day parade will be held on September 6th. Fireworks are typically held the Sunday prior, discussion on when the exact date will be tabled until pricing is confirmed. Money from Super Bowl Squares
sold will help fund the fireworks. Parade theme, pricing and further ideas for this event were also tabled until the next Chamber Board meeting.
Chamber Banners: Current banners should be taken down due to the condition of some of the banners. Registration for renewal of banners and new banners still need to be sent out. Shari will look into new banner options and pricing.
Business Card Book Update: Headed by Mandie Wade. May 15th the books will be put together. All chamber members that wish to have their business cards displayed in these books, must submit their business cards to the Chamber prior to May 15th.
Christmas Tree lighting: Headed by Kristy Byers. Tree turned out fantastic with the green lights for Irish Fest. As long as lights are in working condition, they will be displayed on the tree each year.
Business Roundtable: Headed by Kevin Molloy. Event is held on the second Monday of every month at Roadhouse 52. The time for this event is 8:30am. Very successful turnout with the first two meetings. Kevin S. Moved for the Chamber to sponsor this
event. Shari seconded the motion. Motion carried.
Tabled business until next meeting: Publicity for Chamber members with networking through Manhattan social media pages, event calendar, Fun Day event details.
Meeting adjourned at 4:40pm Next Meeting is on Tuesday, May 11th.
Becky Bouck, Secretary