Malone Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors Meeting
Present: Mary Scharf, Barry Armstrong, Terri Mulverhill, Tamra Murphy
Called to order at 5 PM
*June minutes were reviewed. Barry moved to accept, Terri seconded.
*Business after hours for August. Mary is working with Adirondack 1892 and other businesses on that block to host.
*Read the letter of resignation from Sue. Debbie motioned to accept with regret. Barry seconded.
*Concerts in the Park. Mary will cover 7/13, Tamra will do 7/20, 7/27 is still open.
*Sidewalk sales. A letter will go out to the vendors as a friendly reminder. Not clear what had been done to this point.
*Summer Fest was very successful. Thanks to all who helped.
*We discussed how to differentiate between our web site advertisers and sponsors. It was decided to move the sponsors to the Event Page. Also the new bike program needs to be added to the site.
* Mary is plowing through the day to day operations and resolving some issues. Barry motioned that we authorize Mary to hire some temporary help to help us get through some Quick Book issues. Tamra seconded.
*By laws. The updated by laws were reviewed. Barry motioned that we keep the title of Executive Director even if the current board does not use that title. That way future boards will have it if they choose. Debbie seconded. We have received some applications for Sue’s position. Deadline is 7/13. After that, interviews will need to be scheduled.
*Meet the Author. Fran Goodrow has written a book about her mother’s involvement in the resistance in France during World War II and her eventual imprisonment by the Gestapo. Mary would like to host a Meet the Author event at the Elks Club. Perhaps they could prepare a French Dinner that night. Mary has contacted Sheila at the Elks. Barry motioned that we do this. Tamra seconded.
*Barry asked if Foothills could install a free library next to the Chamber office. Tamra motioned that we allow this. Debbie seconded. Barry also said that Foothills was going to plant some flowers around the Flanagan to help spruce that space up a bit. They are also going to do some around the benches in the park and asked if the Chamber would like to provide a little help for this. Tamra motioned that we do this. Terri seconded.
*Barry has also spoken to Kim Duffy about the entrepreneurial curriculum at NCCC. She would like info on what small businesses in town would like to see included. We offered several suggestions. Barry will pass them on to her.
Barry moved that we adjourn. Terri seconded.
The meeting adjourned at 6:25
Debbie Bonner, secretary