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Meeting Minutes – Mar 15, 2018

March 15, 2018
Chamber of Commerce Meeting Minutes, as recorded by Deb Watson secretary
7:00 – Meeting called to order.

Discussed when last meeting occurred: March 1st.
Minutes were not present so we did a quick synopsis.

President’s report: Phil spoke about paying for his main street conference tickets on his own the past 3 years. Also, mentioned his medical expenses. Motion was made by Lorilee for the conference ticket and hotel for him this year. He has already paid for these so he will provide documentation to the Treasurer. motion was seconded and passed by unanimous vote.

Treasurer’s report: n/a

Committee report: a lot of support from the community regarding the Main Street Program was reported by Lorilee

Last Saturday was the “Moving Forward” Main Street committee meeting:
– Carrie Paetsch, chairman
– Vice chair and Secretary positions have been filled – we are probably two to three years out before any big money projects can be started.

Robert Brown gave a presentation from the Veterans at the Moving Forward meeting. They are working with placing veterans with agricultural leaders. Discussed the Farmer’s Market. Spoke with Mr. Cruz about moving the market to the corner of Redbridge as there is a lot more traffic access.

Angela spoke about the Visitor Center volunteers, who are in need of a new printer. Last year, many tourists had to wait at least 10 minutes to get a map. Angela’s company can source a good printer and ink for them and is asking the Chamber to reimburse them for this. Cost would be around $500. Mr. Teller moved to have Angela look for the very best deal and get a quote. Deb Watson seconded, the motion passed, and the volunteers will have a new printer once we get a good deal.

Larry reported on his investigation of the Kettle Falls signs, and found that it is unclear who actually owns the signs, there is no known formal agreement written, and any changes in size of the signs may need to be approved by the DOT.
Larry has been appointed to the city planning commission and is going to do a presentation with Thaynan for the public to raise public awareness.
Memorial Day is being planned as a roll-out date for this.

We need someone to volunteer to run the membership drive.  Aditi has volunteered to assist Terry with this.

Chamber Grand Opening events, quarterly dinner nights, were suggested.

Motion was made that next meeting to be held at TJs at 6:00 PM on the first week of April. Lorilee seconded and motion was passed.

Backyard BBQ is Grand Opening at their new location on May 1st.  Red Bridge is Grand Opening on May 1st.

Meeting adjourned at 8:02 PM

Larry Kulesza
Phil Teller
Deb Watson
Lorilee Technetium
Angela Monette Beardall
Aditi Sood
Thaynan Knowlton
Lee Moak

Meeting Minutes – Mar 1, 2018

Meeting was focused mostly on a presentation of the new Kettle Falls city logo.  Presented by Thaynan Knowlton and other design participants.  Discussion followed.  No official minutes taken.  The new logo design was well received!

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
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.