Franklin Chamber Minutes – August 2015

August 26, 2015
Greater Franklin Chamber of Commerce
Franklin Railroad & Community Museum
Present: Brian Brock, Trish Tyrell, Rebecca Costello, Marc Burgin, Bill Gruber, Rich Costello

Meeting called to order at 7:04pm.

Trish read minutes from Special Meeting of August 12, 105. Marc motioned to accept the minutes, Bill seconded, motion carried.

Business Updates:
No new official updates to report.

Franklin Day:
Reviewed the map of the event, and agreed to print 250 copies. There are about 18 lawn sales known so far. There are booths for Rich’s Auto Body, Treadwell Improvement Club, Franklin Local, Hebbard Fence, and for the mini-market. There will also be tents for sitting and resting, and for face painting. Agreed to print 70 black and white copies of the Walking Tour pamphlet. Free advertising for the event placed inside and outside of the Post Office. Rebecca suggested, for next year, that flyers/ads be sent to chamber members to display in their windows, and posted on social media/websites to increase visibility. It was also recommended, for next year, that the lawn sale portion of Franklin Day be placed into a lawn sale section of the classifieds to bring additional people in. Brian reported that the National Bank of Delaware County is sponsoring the event, giving $250 towards advertising, which is approximately half the advertising cost. Work schedule is: 9-10am, Marc and Trish; 10-11am, Rich and Marc; 11-12pm, Rebecca and Brian; 12-1pm, Bill and Helen; 1-2pm, Ellen; 2-3pm, Rich and Brian; 3-4pm, Trish and Rebecca. The National Honor Society will be doing trash pickups at 12 and 4pm. We should have signs indicating rest rooms. Weather is supposed to be good.

Fall Harvest Dance:
All present are in favor of hosting the event, although time and manpower is questionable. Selected to inquire with Fire Department about collaborating, for November 11, 2015, with FD providing food and space, and CofC providing entertainment, raffles and auction of some kind. Would need to get donations from businesses and organizations for the auction. Type of auction somewhat dependent upon items donated. Will inquire with FD on or after Franklin Day event.

History of the Chamber:
An article in the New Franklin Register on the history, activities, etc of the Chamber would make a nice addition to the paper, and increase visibility and knowledge of the Chamber.

Post Office Display:
Letters and numbers need to be located and assessed. If they are in poor shape, the display can be fitted with cork board, and information posted in the box. Information needs to be updated.

Constitution Construction:
Pipeline has been further delayed. Continued brief discussion on providing localbusiness information where pipeline workers will be living, working, playing to bring business to town.

Next Meeting:
September 30, 2015, 7pm at the Franklin Railroad & Community Museum

meeting adjourned 8:23pm

A PDF version of the minutes is available for download.

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