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09/01/11 General Chamber Meeting

  • 09/01/2011
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Los Vecinos Community Center


East Mountain Chamber of Commerce
General Meeting Minutes Outline
September 1, 2011
President Suzy Clay called the meeting to order at 11:45am at the Los Vecinos Community Center.
Board Members present were: Suzy Clay, Peggy Moeller-Mead, Bob Brittain, Linda Eaglefeather and David Saegart. Board members absent were Deea Emmons and Paul Mendoza.
Current Member Presentation: Tinkertown Museum owner Carla Ward gave us an overview and update about the Museum. Tinkertown started in 1983 and during its first year there were 800 visitors. During the 2010 season there were over 20,000 visitors. (Congratulations Carla!!) The Museum is opened from April 1 - November 1. Carla also shared with us that she is a charter member of the EMCC.
New Member Presentation: East Mountain Flooring now has two locations, one in Edgewood and its new location in Cedar Crest (located above Cedar Crest Tires). They are a full service design center focusing on carpet, tile, wood, laminate, vinyl, stone, wall coverings, and window treatments. They have a decorating consultant on staff. The owner John Giovenco has over 36 years experience and is excited to help you…stop by and see them at the new location which opened June 2011. Contact information: 505-281-7000 or eastmountainflooring.com or eastmtflooring@yahoo.com.
Guest Speaker: No speaker this month. Suzy Clay gave an overview of the upcoming Breakfast with Santa (BWS) planned for Dec 3, 2011, 8:30-11:30am. We estimate approximately 400-500 will attend! Friday afternoon (Dec 2nd) will be the time for decorating the Los Vecinos Community Center Gym. Dec 3rd beginning at 8am kitchen will be opened for cooking the traditional pancakes, egg, bacon, etc. Also at that time finish any last minute decorating. Vendor booths will be opened to Chamber members only but you have to have something for the kids to do…use your imagination! Santa arrives at approximately 9am, a photographer will be available for pictures with Santa.
Silent Auction was a big success last year and will be available again this year. Peggy Moeller-Mead, chairwoman, stated that if you want to give an item take it to the EMCC on Wednesday but not later then Nov 28 (12-4pm), or you can call her at 269-5079, or email pm2nm@aol.com to make other arrangements.
If you have any recommendation for entertainment, please let the Board know. More on this next month.
A note from last year: Things that need improvement for this BWS are #1 better advertising and #2 more food donations.
If you are interesting in serving on a committee please let Suzy Clay know. She will be using the sign-up list from the meeting to begin forming the specific committees.
Old Business: None
New Business: The EMCC “After Work Mixer” will be October 12, 2011 from 4:30-7:30pm. Location will be Greenside Café. Please plan to attend -- meet old and new members and just have a great networking event.
Treasurer’s Report: Ending balance for August 2011 was $6119.85.
Drawing for Member of the Month: Congratulations to AGAVE Broad Band.
Info Date for Chamber Voice: Deadline to Ellen Ashcraft is September 19 for the September 29 edition.
New Members:
1. East Mountain Flooring
2. ReMax Pro (On Sept 30 and Oct 1 they will have an Open House at their new location 12028 North Hwy 14. Contact Yvonne (505-507-3334) if you would like to maket your business with a door prize.
Meeting concluded at 1:00pm
Respectfully submitted by Linda M Eaglefeather, Secretary

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