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Chamber Minutes   November 2003 Minutes Ortonville

Greater Ortonville Chamber of Commerce
Meeting Minutes – November 2003 Meeting

The Greater Ortonville Chamber of Commerce November luncheon meeting was held at noon on November 9 at Brandon High School. The minutes are as follows: The meeting was called to order by President Robert Renchik. The minutes were approved with one change, and the Treasurer’s report was approved.

Proposal for Chamber Spending
Russ Govette and Sharon Williams have been working on a new Chamber spending proposal. Sharon reviewed a proposed Chamber recommendation for new policies which would limit Chamber spending to $1,000 without approval of the General membership. Russ reviewed a flow chart and spreadsheet proposal for a new budget plan which would more accurately track budget vs. actual spending. Robert asked Russ and Sharon to bring a joint proposal which would be voted on at the December meeting.

Website "Sitelets" Available for Chamber Members
Sally Wilcox provided an update on Design Solution's Web page "sitelets” which are now available to Chamber members. A Web “sitelet” is a single Web page that is linked direcly from the Chamber's Business Directory and provides the small business an attractive, professional and up-to-date Web presence. The sitelet will accomodate all the basic info that the Business Directly already provides, but will additionally accomodate a color photo (provided by the business), larger logo, business hours and an area for several paragraphs of descriptive text provided by the business.

Maintenance includes updating the contact info whenever required. Photos and descriptive text updated on a more limited schedule. There will be several designs to choose from. Sitelets are available immediately for $100 initial creation and $25/annually for maintenance. Sally Wilcox of Design Solutions will be contacting businesses about this opportunity. View a sitelet here...

Chamber Cookbook Distribution
The Chamber fundraiser cookbooks have arrived two weeks early. Sharon Williams provided information about distribution. Each business in the Chamber is asked to sell at least 20 cookbooks. The books may also be ordered at the Chamber website.For more information contact Sharon at 248-627-5414.

Annual Christmas in the Village
Jane Derry provided an update on Christmas in the Village, Saturday, September 6 which is sponsored by the Chamber. Jane and Stacy Kent are chairpersons. For more information contact Jane at 248-613-0798 or Stacy Kent at 248-627-4324.

Joanne Gavey of the Brandon Township Library is looking for children’s readers during the day. Please contact Joanne at the library 267-627-1460 if you can volunteer. Jane is requesting $25 donations from each Chamber business to provide funding for children’s activities. Please send your check to Jane Derry, payable to Ortonville Greater Chamber of Commerce, 7164 N. Main Street, Clarkston, MI 48346.

Taste of Home
Jim Misener advised that the Taste of Home was a rousing success. There were 20 exhibitors and all tickets were sold. The meeting was adjourned.

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