Organization News: Sabetha Chamber of Commerce
Submitted by Gina Murchison, Chamber Director
On Monday, Aug. 12, the Sabetha Chamber of Commerce board meeting was called to order by the Chamber’s president, Cindy Alderfer. Those present were Suzanna Schuster, Julie Burenheide, Chris Isch, Brendon Garrett and Gina Murchison. We had one guest, Doug Hasty.
July minutes and financial reports were approved. The financial reports from July were placed on file for audit.
We have one new Friend of the Chamber, Doug Hasty, who is the First United Methodist Church pastor.
Owl Sign: We are waiting on bids from Bill Rahe and Trifecta.
Golf Tournament: $5,375.40 was the profit from the 2019 Golf Tournament.
Website: The Sabetha Chamber’s new website is live. Brian Tesene, the owner of Outdoor Resources says, “A good website is one that is never finished, always updated!” That’s our goal to keep the website updated and fresh looking. He would like to meet with two of us and show us how to make updates. He will then schedule a phone training session for each of the Chamber Members that purchased the Enhanced Business Page. We paid $3,900 total, as follows: $2,700 new website; $1,000 website support — $200 a month for five months August – December; and $200 website support from January – July.
Old Time Saturday Night: Old Time Saturday Night is back on Main Street! The businesses have been asked to open back up from 6 to 8 p.m. and sponsor a fun, simple game for the children. The Chamber is going to sponsor Bingo. Special appreciation to the Apostolic Christian Home for donating bingo cards, the spinner and balls. C & K Service will be sponsoring the Sabetha Strong Contest. We will also be hosting a Sabetha Has Talent for anyone that would like to participate.
The Sabetha Chamber’s Annual Meeting was Aug. 1. Special appreciation goes to C & K Service, Morrill Elevator and NorthWind Tech for providing the appetizers. Hiway Liquor and Morrill and Janes Bank donated the wine and craft beers. Brick Street Furniture Co. and Wine Lounge, The Creative Farmhouse, Draperie Décor Interiors, The Iron Gate, Sabetha Greenhouse and Village Sampler each designed and decorated a table for the event. The overall look was very classy. We appreciate Chris Isch for putting the appetizers together.
The 2019 Annual Meeting expenses were as follows: Hiway Liquor, $49.18; The Iron Gate,$ 52.32; and Taste Like Love Cupcakes,$21.80.The total was $123.30. We have five bottles of wine left over that we can use for Ladies Night Out.
Window Opening Theme: The Chamber will be meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at City Hall to discuss the Christmas Holiday Season with the retailers. We would like to decide the theme for Window Opening. Everyone is invited. We appreciate new, fresh ideas.
New Board Members: Kim Aberle and Andee Rettele have agreed to serve on the Chamber Board. They are going to share the position.
Board Elections: We will be having board elections next month.
Big Kansas Road Trip: Kylie Luckeroth and Murchison met with the Nemaha County Commission to ask for funding for the Big Kansas Road Trip. They seemed really interested in the event, and Murchison said she feels very hopeful that they will fund part of the $8,000 needed to make this event happen for Nemaha County.
The next meeting will be held at noon Monday, Sept. 9. We meet in the small commission room at City Hall. Everyone is invited. We encourage new, fresh ideas.