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New Hamburg Board of Trade General Membership Meeting

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

50/50 draw: $76.00 won by Theresa Dietrich

1. Guest speakers:

  • Township of Wilmot Councilors Jeff Gerber and Mark Murray.
  • The councilors responded to questions that were sent in advance of the meeting.
  • For details on their response, please contact the Township of Wilmot.
  • The councilors would like the membership to know that if they have any questions of concerns, they may feel comfortable talking to councilors and staff.  Your concerns are important to them.
  • A question and answer period did not follow.

2. Minutes:

  • Minutes from the previous meetings have been posted to the website.  Motion to accept the minutes: Nigel Gordijk, seconded by Joe Figliomeini.

3. Share the Wealth:

  • Tickets are a quarter sold.  First draw will be at the dinner meeting in January.

4. Fundraising Committee:

  • Steve Wagler encourages members with a staff of approximately 50 people to celebrate locally and support the Board of Trade’s Christmas Dinner parties.  Our thanks to the Waterlot Restaurant and Inn, and Home Hardware for their support.

5. Marketing Committee:

  • Local residents have drifted away from supporting the business n town.  Nigel Gordijk would like to develop a plan to bring these customers back.
  • Meeting: Wednesday, December 5th at the Waterlot for a brainstorming session.
  • Seeking opinions on the best and most cost-effective ways to promote the town.

6. Renewals:

  • Board of Trade membership renewals will include a small questionnaire regarding number of employees and what percent live in the township.  We encourage each member to respond and return with payment.

7. Santa Claus Parade:

  • Members are invited to remain after the meeting to bag candy.

8. Motion to adjourn: Steve Wagler.

Minutes as recorded by Kristen Hahn.