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Monday, November 14, 2016

Bev Morris To Speak At Coudersport Area Chamber Of Commerce Meeting Tuesday At Kaytee's

Hello Membership,

The third Tuesday really snuck up on us this month We hope you'll join the Chamber tomorrow, noon, at Kaytee's Family Restaurant for our lunchtime monthly membership meeting.

Bev Morris, Coudersport Borough Manager, will speak and take questions about downtown projects, new sign ordinances, and new businesses in town.

If you've got any ideas for community improvement, we'd love to hear them. Or, just come have some interesting conversation and a lunch out! See you then.


COUDERSPORT AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
MEMBERSHIP MEETING MINUTES FOR OCT. 2016

The Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce met on October 25, 2016 at Kaytee’s Restaurant in Coudersport.
The following people were in attendance:

Bev Morris Coudersport Borough, Stan Swank Coudersport Shop N Save,
Genny Tilton Wagner Ace Hardware, Walter Baker A Way Out,
Helen Pryslak Sweden Valley Manor, Brenda Whitman The Country Shoppe / Mayor,
Carol Spaulding Member, Gerri Miller Black Forest Broadcasting,
Susan Lemons Susan Lemons Consulting, LLC, John Chiarot John Chiarot Revenue Consulting, Phil Vaughn First Citizens Community Bank, Sandra Kenyon Hauber’s Jewelers, Bill Jeeves Jeeves Client Solutions, Inc., Alex Fish Administrative Assistant.

Call to Order: Stan Swank, President, 12:10pm

Approval of Minutes: Motion to approve by Walter Baker, Susan Lemons seconded.

Treasurer’s Report: No report is available at this time.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Membership:
Susan Lemons reported that the current membership stands at 120 members.

Arboretum:
No report is available at this time.

Public Relations:
No report is available at this time.

Welcoming Committee:
Carol Spaulding displayed a sample of one of the complete welcome bags to those present. She is awaiting a letter that lists chamber membership pricing to include in the bag to give to new local businesses.

Route 6 Project / Downtown Development:
Bev Morris stated that the current road conditions are bumpy, however traffic in the downtown area is flowing very well. She briefly summarized the project, stating that the contractors are currently digging about 18” down to remove bricks with the intention to replace the water and drain lines. She also stated that this project should be complete by next year.

PCVA / Artisan Center / Chamber Partnership:
Susan Lemons informed those present that the Artisan Center Round-table Meeting will be held at 4pm on October 27 at the Potter County Education Council Building on Water St. in Coudersport. She also informed those present that new procedures for operations at the Artisan Center proposed by Alex Fish have been approved by the Chamber Board. She also informed those present that the chamber will hire a part time person to staff the Artisan Center through the Experience Works program. Susan concluded by briefly summarizing the transitions happening between the Potter County Visitors Association, the Artisan’s Center, and the Chamber of Commerce.

Old Business:
There is no old business to present at this time.

New Business:
Susan Lemons informed those present that a special Chamber meeting will be held on November 3 at 12pm at Kaytee’s Restaurant in Coudersport to review proposed changes to the by-laws of the Chamber of Commerce. Notices of the special meeting were sent out to the membership. The three main alterations proposed are:
• To allow e-mail to be regarded as method of official Chamber correspondence in addition to Post Mail
• To reduce the number of active board members from nine to seven
• To allow for support of the Artists at the Artisan Center and their education

Member News:
Mayor Brenda Whitman informed those present that the fundraising event showcasing a live Elvis impersonator was able to allocate about $2,300.00 after expenses for the Coudersport Senior Center. It was a huge success and an “awesome night”. All those present thanked Brenda, and Brenda mutually thanked the chamber for helping to advertise this event.

Mayor Brenda Whitman also reminded everyone that the Trunk-or-Treat event will be held at 5:30pm on Monday, October 31st (Halloween) at the Borough Office in Coudersport. This program is a safe way for kids and toddlers to trick or treat. Representatives of the Coudersport Fire Department, the Coudersport Police Department, the Coudersport Ambulance Association, and the local churches will be present.

Stan informed those present that the Christmas Tree Lighting in the square will be held on November 25 at the Courthouse Square. Mr. & Mrs. Claus will arrive at the square at 5:30pm and the judging for the trees will be held upon their arrival. The cost for a tree this year is $18.00 and payment is required in advance. If you have any questions, you may contact Carol Jackson at (814) 274-0219.

Walter Baker informed those present that the Chamber will host the Christmas Craft Show on Saturday, November 26 from 9am to 4pm at the Gunzburger Building Gymnasium. There is no cost to attend the event. Spaces for vendors are available at $25.00 for a 6’ x 6’ space. Please contact Walter for more information regarding the event.

John Chiarot informed those present that the Fox Valley Country Club in Lancaster, NY will be hosting the “Eve on the Green” on Thursday, November 10, from 5:30 – 9:00pm. The event features a sampling from fourteen different restaurants and nine different wineries in the area. Tickets for the event are $20.00 online or $30.00 at the door.

Meeting Adjourned: 12:38pm. Motion to adjourn by Walter Baker, Stan Swank seconded.

1 comment :

Pess I. Mystic said...

A little bit bumpy and traffic is flowing smoothly now. Wait a few weeks for hunting season to arrive and snow and ice to fly. Downtown coudersport is going to become a disaster zone.