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October 12, 2017 Business Meeting

October 12, 2017

Business Meeting


Present:  Jim Scales, Linda Koons, Dennis Regulinski, Ellie Bonde, Pastor Lorraine Brown, Ray Miller, Cara Harrison, Justin Stankewicz, Laura Almonte, Bret Merson, Paul Clay, Dave Reagle, Bill Butts, Denny Ahalt, Cathy Frattali, Bob Force, Debbie Rodgers


  1. Call to Order – Jim Scales (Sandy Springs Bank)
    1. Meeting opened at 9 AM.
  2. Approval of the Treasures Report

Denny presented the Report – was approved

Committee Reports:

  1. Membership – Linda Koons reported no new members this month. We are going to give the restaurants that participate in the Soiree free membership in the Chamber for 2018.    Membership Drive is set November 9th at the Reception Hall at the Carnival Grounds. 4:30 to 6:30PM cost is $75 to renew until the end of November.
  2. Advertising – None to report. We need a committee chair for this position.
  3. Ambassadors – Dave Regal reported he ordered another group of badges. Will be doing another order after the Membership Drive is over.  Jerry’s Trophies is doing the badges.
  4. Finance - Budgets for the different committees should be in before the Planning Meeting.  Date to be determined for November/December time frame.
  5. Phone Book -  Linda Koons reported the Chamber met with the Kiwanis and it was agreed to do the Directory for 2018-2019.  We are on track this year to give out $8,000 to each group again.  Linda Koons and Chris Richard are the Chamber Representatives.  This year we will be reaching out to chamber members to help make calls for sales from the business community.
  6. Professional Development Committee - Ellie Bonde reported that we will partner again for 2018 for educational seminars with the town.  It will be Tuesday Mornings March thru May at Town Hall.
  7. Social Committee – Ray Miller reported the BCE at Misc. Distillery was a hit.
  8. Next BCE is for 11/9/17 Membership Drive. December will be at Town Hall sponsored by the EDC 12/6/17 .
  9. Soirée Committee – Justin Stankewicz reported that we are looking for donations for the auction at the event and to Sell Tickets!
  10. Scholarship Committee – Discussion was held on whether to designate a certain

amount of our scholarship funds to Carroll Community College Foundation and the

Frederick Community College Foundation.  Ellie reported that this is possible.

Discussion was tabled to the planning meeting.


Old Business: 

Correction to officers for 2018 candidates are:

President -  Justin Stankewicz

1st Vice President –Laura Almonte

2nd Vice President – Cara Harrison

Secretary – Ray Miller

Treasure-  Denny Ahalt

New Business:

Bill Butts discussed encouraging Chamber Members, MAMSA and the EDC to work

Together.  Encouraged all to attend the Town Meeting on Oct. 25th , 7PM at Town Hall.


Next meeting November 9, 2017 at M&T Bank at 9AM.

Respectively submitted,

Ray Miller







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