Meeting Minutes – Feb 15, 2018

February 15, 2018
Chamber of Commerce Notes As recorded by Deb Watson secretary
7:03 Meeting called to order. Discussed when last meeting occurred: January 18th
Present:
Terry Cripps
Phil Teller
Deb Watson
Angela Engell
Aditi Sood
Larry Kulesza
Armand Pack
Carrie Paetsch
Thaynan Knowlton
Joe Petrucelli

President’s Report: We are in need of a Vice President and Treasurer.

Chamber business:
We appointed Terry Cripps as our new Vice President, nominated by Armand Pack and seconded by Deb Watson. The vote passed all members present.

Discussion was presented that there is a need for a new Treasurer. Our present Treasurer has requested to have a replacement. No members present volunteered for this position

Signs have been measured and bids are to be procured to see what will be needed for funding.
There was discussion as to whether some time to research some other designs for our signage. There will also be designing done to spread that branding throughout letterheads, ads, etc.

Main Street:
Overview was given on where we are thus far as reported on the last meeting’s minutes. The Board of Directors was discussed. Kettle Falls Moving Forward has offered to combine forces with this Main Street Project in order to move this project forward quickly. The city has hired Gabriel for Grant Writer and City Planner. Nancy stated we have a $44,000 grant for the facade of the theatre. True Value has started building. Armand announced his plans to open an Audio Video studio complete with an online video channel. May 4th the High School is doing Build A Better World Day. They would love some ideas for which businesses could use some help in beautification. There was extensive discussion for working on the city’s codes to assist with the removal of the old cars that are blocking access to the city easements.

New Signs:
Discussed during Chamber Business
Town and Country is going to be getting a new committee so as to keep this event going. The Chamber of Commerce will be taking care of this event going forward. We can expect to see notices to come to organizational meetings. Armand is taking the lead on this committee.

Phil Teller brought up the idea of moving the Stage, but Larry stated that it would be extremely difficult to move. Phil proposed moving it to the staging area of the trains. The property is in the growth management area of the city. The last project that was proposed for that area was quite involved and any project will be a multi-year project for anyone. Discussion moved to how to work the situation as it is and supply transportation from the camping areas to the stage area.

Email president@kfchamber.org for Phil Teller’s ear for any questions.
Treasurer’s report was read by Phil Teller

Meeting adjourned at 8:03 PM
Accounting cannot be reported on:
Treasurer is absent.

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