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October 21, 2019

The October 2019 meeting of the Keytesville Chamber of Commerce met at the Café at noon on Monday, October 21st, 2019. Members in attendance were President Carla Watts, Nancy Coy, Susan Creason, Janet Weaver, Laurinda Littleton, Wendy Huntsman, Nathan Asbury, Lowell Newsom, David Gaines, Melissa Wilhoit, and Clayton Enyeart.

President Watts called the meeting to order and asked for a motion for the secretary’s minutes to be approved. Nancy moved the secretary’s minutes to be approved with Lowell seconding that motion. All members present voted favorably.

The Treasurer’s report was presented by Treasurer Nancy stating the current balance of $6,077.11. Carla asked for a motion to approve the treasurer’s report. Lowell made a motion to approve the treasurer’s report with Susan seconding. All members present voted favorably.

Under old business, the Trunk-or-Treat is coming up on Saturday, October 26th. The Christmas Light Parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 14th. Planning and details for the parade will be made over the upcoming few weeks. The Keytesville t-shirts have not yet arrived and will be here in the next couple weeks.

Under new business, the Chamber has recently gained 3 new members: Darrin & Megan Fox Rentals LLC, Angela Pegelow (daycare / Fit Team / Norwex), and Becky Bentley (Chariton County 4-H). For this 4th quarter, Matt Swan has been nominated for Volunteer of the Quarter. Discussion was made as to whether or not we should continue doing the Volunteer of the Quarter like we are currently or to possibly reduce nominations to one or two volunteers a year. This issue arose due to the concern of finding someone to continue writing the articles. It was decided that we would check with the Chariton County Journal to see if they would be interested in writing the article.

As new business continued, discussion was made regarding what the Chamber’s January – April fundraiser should be. In the past we have done a gift card basket. The idea of raffling off a new Traeger grill was mentioned. More investigation will be made into exactly what type and what cost we could be looking at. This month’s free meal recipient is Kendall Littleton. Since there are only three business left that have not been chosen for Business of the Month, these business will be the following recipients over the next three months. Nathan gave an update on his upcoming restaurant and mentioned that they plan to open in approximately four weeks. Nathan also mentioned that they are in search of new hairdresser for the salon uptown.

The date for the next Chamber meeting is set for Monday, November 18th. Lowell made a motion to adjourn the meeting and Nathan seconded it. All members present voted favorably.