Meeting Agendas & Minutes
WELCOME & ATTENDANCE
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS REPORT
Madison Community House Fundraiser
Taste of Madison- Monday, March 20, 2017
Easter Fun Fest- Saturday, April 8
Home Show 2017- Saturday, April 22, 9:00am-4:00pm
Annual Awards Dinner- Monday, June 5
2017 Annual Election of Board Members
Chamber Website/Mobile Site
Downtown Study Update
Focus on Foot Traffic Meetings
Wednesday, March 1 & 15 at 8:30am at Rocco’s Bar & Grill
Madison-Chatham Networking Breakfast
Tuesday, March 14, 7:45am at Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill
Contractor Forum Meeting
Thursday, March 16, 7:00am Location TBD
Monthly Happy Hour
Thursday, March 23, 5:00pm-7:00pm at Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill
The next scheduled Chamber Board meeting is Tuesday, April 4 at 6:30pm at Romanelli’s.
Madison Area Chamber of Commerce
Board of Directors Monthly Meeting
Tuesday, February 7, 2017, 6:30pm
Attendees:John Morris, President;Danielle Dixon, 1st Vice President; Peter Daniele, 2nd Vice President; Karen Giambra, Executive Director;
Frank Iannarone,Jacquie Dinsmore,Marsha Ann Zimmerman, Robbin Salmeri, Carmine Toto, Michael Shapiro.
Excused: Thomas DeTitta, Treasurer; Sam DeAngelis, Georgeanne Limbach,Dr. Allison Adams, Judy Mullins, David Morozoff, Salvatore Minardi, Chris Brinkofski,Kathy Boyd, Zach Davis, Nadine Vitro, Michael Odell, Andy Simpson, Denise Gaffney, Maureen Byrne
Danielle distributed the financials in Tom’s absence.
Executive Director’s Report:
3 new members to include: The Loft Salon, A Madison Mom & Kitts & Co. Pending applications include: Preschool of Rock, Escape Room & Lure Lash.
Madison Community House Fundraiser:
The Bartender Showdown fundraiser to raise money for The Madison Community House has been put on an indefinite hold due to legalities and insurance reasons.
Taste of Madison:
The Taste of Madison is scheduled for Monday, March 20, 2017. Danielle, Dave & Maureen are the chairs again this year. Danielle reported sponsorships and corporate tickets sales are ahead of last year.
Easter Fun Fest:
The annual Easter Fun Fest is scheduled for April 8, 2017 from 11:00am-12:30pm. Cleaners Advantage and Whole Foods Market will once again sponsor the event. All marketing to include posters and news releases will be complete this week.
Home Show 2017:
The annual Home Show is scheduled for April 22, 2017 from 9:00am-3:00pm at the Madison Junior School. The change in location will provide more space and Main St. exposure. Our sponsors this year are PipeWorks, Jaeger Lumber Kitts & Co. and Lakeland Bank. Karen sent a news release and is looking for vendors to participate.
Annual Awards Dinner:
The Annual Awards Dinner is scheduled for Monday, June 5 at the Madison Hotel. The contracts were signed and filed. The tickets price will remain at $65 per person. There was a lengthy dscussion on the business award categories and nominees. A separate email will be sent prior to the next meeting with categories and nominees for final vote at the April meeting.
2017 Annual Election of Board Members:
John reminded the board of the upcoming board member elections. The Class of 2017 is up for r-election. A nominating committee will be put in place an in April there will be an official election in May with the results to be announced at the Annual Awards Dinner.
Chamber Website/Mobile Site & Advertising:
The Home Page has been updated with all upcoming programs.
Downtown Market Study:
The Downtown Madison Market Study being prepared by Urbanomics. The purpose is to obtain a better understanding of issues related to local shopping from the view of both town residents & merchants. A thorough report will be available shortly.
UPCOMING MEETINGS / EVENTS:
Focus on Foot Traffic:
Wednesday, March 1 & 15, 8:30am at Rocco’s Bar & Grill.
Madison-Chatham Networking Breakfast:
Tuesday, March 14, 7:45am at Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill.
The Contractor Forum will no longer meet due to lack of participation. Should interest arise in the future Karen will be happy to add it into the monthly calendar.
Monthly Happy Hour:
Thursday, March 23, 5:00pm-7:00pm at Charlie Brown’s Fresh Grill.
The board requested that the monthly Happy Hour be moved to a Madison chamber member
establishment. This will begin with the April happy hour and the membership will be notified.
The next scheduled Chamber board meeting is Tuesday, April 4 at 6:30pm at Romanelli’s.