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Greater Ortonville Chamber of Commerce
Meeting Minutes – July 2003 Meeting

The Greater Ortonville Chamber of Commerce luncheon meeting for June 2003 was held at noon on June 3 at the Brandon Township Library. The minutes are as follows:
The meeting was called to order by President Robert Renchik.

Russ Govette of Fast Signs provided color stickers of the new chamber logo for members to adhere to their businesses and vehicles.

The minutes were changed to reflect the BGO name change to Brandon Township Recreation. The Treasurer’s report was approved.

Golf Outing
Fred Waybrant provided information about the combined golf outing by the Greater Ortonville Chamber of Commerce and Brandon Township Recreation. Date is August 17, 2003 at Goodrich Country Club. Price is $75 per person (includes 18 holes, cart and dinner). 8 a.m. Registration, 9 a.m. Shotgun Start. There will be Las Vegas Holes, Closest to the Pin, Skins and a 50/50 drawing. The combination of the two associations should provide a bigger and better outing.There will be 36 teams of four golfers. Fast Signs will provide new signage for hole sponsors. We need all members to help sponsor and register teams. Proceeds go to future recreation and Chamber youth scholarships. For more information or a registration form go to the chamber website at or call Candee Allen at Brandon Township Recreation at (248) 627-4640.

LBN Networking Extravaganza
Chuck Gifford, president of Local Business Network (LBN) gave an overview of the LBN mixer to be held on Wednesday, August 6th from 9 a.m. to noon at the Woodfield Country Club in Grand Blanc. He invited chamber members to attend as guests. (See complete details in the accompanying “a Chat with the Chamber” article).

Downtown Development Authority Fundraiser
The DDA will host its First Annual Ortonville Street Machine Super Show. Date is Sunday, August 3, 2003. All cars and motorcycles are welcome to enter. The time is 11 a.m.-4 p.m. and the entry fee is $10. There will be awards, music and food. Voting will be by participants. For more information, please contact Dave Bonner at (248) 420-4489 or Dawn Chisholm at (248) 627-9944.

Tracy Dayton of Reliv reported that the 2003 fireworks were a success.

Christmas in the Village
Keri Neuciler of Tupperware is looking for volunteers to help with the Gingerbread House competition for Christmas in the Village. Please call Keri at 248.627.5081.

Ortonville Night at the Movies
Paul Zelenak reported on the Night at the Movies. They are unable to advertise the movie to be shown because of logo restrictions. However, if this first night is a success, there will be more movie nights next year. Fast Signs donated two large, mounted color signs to help with advertising in town.

Chamber of Commerce Cookbook
Sally Wilcox of Design Solutions reported that the goal for publishing the cookbook has essentially been reached but passed out a final reminder flyer. She and Sharon Williams are making final calls in an effort to try and get every business included in the cookbook.

New Chamber of Commerce Website
Sally Wilcox of Design Solutions advised that the new chamber website is now available. It can be accessed at Chamber of
Commerce businesses who would either like to link their business sites to the Membership Directory or have a one-page presence of their own should e-mail Sally through the website. Be sure and watch for Amos Orton winking!

Luncheon Speaker – Bart Jenniches
Superintendent of Brandon School District Bart Jenniches addressed the Chamber on pending legislation droppng the number of school days required to only hourly requirements per year, stating this will have no effect on Brandon Schools schedule.

Chamber of Commerce August Luncheon
The next Chamber of Commerce luncheon meeting will be held at the Old Mill Museum. The date is Tuesday, August 5 at noon; cost is $7. We invite anyone
interested in joining the Chamber to attend a luncheon meeting – it is open to the public for one meeting to see what we are all about. MacPhee’s restaurant will be catering food for August meeting. Members and visitors please call Jill Adair at MacPhee’s (248.627.2891) if you plan to attend. This will not be a regular business meeting as we will be touring the museum.

The meeting was adjourned.

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