Fairbury Chamber of Commerce
Chamber Directors Meeting Minutes
Friday, November 17, 2017 @ Chamber office. Carry in Pizza Hut.

Members present:  Vice President Dani Kettelhut, Paige Boeckner, Johnna Austin, Tiffany Pfaff, Lee Horky, Justin Newton, Terri Bowen and Sharon Priefert.

Absent: President Jill Davis, Jerry Miller and Sara Bundy.

Guest:  Trevor Steinmeyer, Banquet chair.

Vice President Dani Kettelhut called the meeting for order at 11:38 a.m.

Minutes: Paige made a motion to accept the November 3 minutes. Justin seconded, Motion carried.

Financial: Justin made a motion to accept the October Financials as presented. Johnna seconded.

Website Update: New site www.fairburychamber.org/WebsiteRetool2017  will go live in a couple of weeks.

Annual Banquet, Feb. 2, 2018:  Let’s Talk . . . Fairbury!  Plans are underway.  Tiffany contacted Rock Star Entertainment to play music throughout the evening and will check on furniture for the stage.  Continued to next page (confidential)

Luncheon Meeting with Lt Gov. Foley & Al Riskowski:  Had 22 guests attending. They were very appreciative.

Candidates for Board of Directors:  Ballots due back Dec. 1.   Will count on Tuesday, December 5 @ 5:15 p.m.  Tiffany, Paige and Sara will help.  Tiffany lining up 3 non-board Chamber members to count.

Miracle on the Square, Fri., Dec. 1, 5-7pm:    Shelter Insurance providing coloring books and Sharon ordered crayons.  Need a couple of people to decorate the wagon at the Merchants building on Thursday night and Sharon will make sure Kirk can get in both nights. Jill and Jerry will get the fireplace from the school and hopefully the Santa chair to the Courthouse before Friday, Dec. 1 (Santa, Mrs. Claus and Festival of Trees in the courthouse, wagon rides around the square (south side), Frosty (Terri) and Grinch (Barb) will be outside on the south and north side.)

Chamber Christmas Party:  Jerry lined up the Schmidt Bus for 8 p.m. need to figure out who is going and where they will be for pick up.

Win Big Shop Local Promotion:  Kicks off Nov 18-Dec 18. Prize drawing on Wed., Dec 20. Need to still call for other businesses for gift certificates and donations for Chamber Cash for the prize drawing.

Beer Garden at the Fair, July 12-15: Fair Board is discussing racing and Caleb Bradley on Friday night then racing and Karaoke on Sat.  More discussion to follow.

CD at American National Bank:  Lee made a motion to do the 46 month CD @ 2%, Johnna seconded. Motion carried.

BRAN, June 7, 2018:  Still waiting to hear if we will be on the route in 2018.

Next Board Meeting:  Friday, December 1 @ 11:30 a.m. at Chamber Office. Lunch provided. 

Respectfully submitted, Sharon Priefert