Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Meeting Minutes
Due to the Corona Virus pandemic, the meeting was held as a zoom conference call.
February 9, 2021
Present: Kevin Malloy, Donna Bateman,Shari Fiocca, Kristy Byers, Becky Bouck, Brittany Rojek, along with administrative assistant Mandie Wade.
Absent: Kevin Sing, Joe Cerullo
Kevin called the meeting to order at 3:30pm.
Membership: Donna said this year so far the amount of renewed memberships is sixty. We have four new members so far this year.
Super Bowl Squares: The squares were a successful fundraising event. The event raised $1,200.
Chamber Board Picture: Brittany arranged a Chamber Board picture that will take place on March 14, 2021.
Mayoral Debate: The board is in agreement on moving forward with the debate giving each candidate 2 option dates. The dates and debate questions will be chosen at a future board meeting.
Oktoberfest: Potential date is the beginning of October. Kevin spoke with the Park District and the Mayor and both are on board with moving forward with this event. The event is contingent on everything reopening from the pandemic and the Governor allowing the event to take place. Donna suggested advertising this event on the local Kraus channel. Shari will contact Kraus to see if this will be plausible. In order for this to be a successful fundraiser the Chamber will need to obtain sponsorships for this event and also sell entry buttons. Weather is a concern for this event, and a large tent will need to be rented. Future discussions will take place on how to obtain Chamber Member involvement in this event.
Labor Day Fun Day: This event will still take place along with the parade so long as everything
reopens from the pandemic and the Governor allows the event to take place.
Meeting was adjourned at 4:50pm The next Chamber Board meeting will be on Tuesday,
February 23rd via zoom.