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New Hamburg Board of Trade General Membership Meeting

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

  • Catered by The Waterlot, at The Waterlot. This was a lunchtime meeting. President Steve Wagler asked members for their feedback about holding our general meetings at different times of day..
  • 50/50 draw: $84.50 was won by Joe Figliomeni.
  • Guest speaker: Marie Voisin shared her vision for The Imperial development on Huron Street.

The Imperial, New Hamburg: Marie Voisin's presentation to the New Hamburg Board of Trade

1. Review of meeting minutes

  • The minutes for the December 2014 and January 2015 executive meetings were reviewed, as were those for the November general members minutes. Motion to accept: Joe Figliomeni; seconded by Chris Spotswood. Carried

2. Committee reports

These were presented by Steve to allow more time for our guest speaker's presentation.

  • Marketing: The Board of Trade's business supplement in the Spring Wilmot Recreation Guide is complete, along with an updated map. Steve thanked Tim Bender, Nigel Gordijk and The New Hamburg Independent for their help.
  • Financial: Our 2015 budget will be presented at the February general members meeting.
  • "Historic Downtown New Hamburg" sign: Steve met with our MPP Michael Harris and we'll be collaborating with his team before we make our application to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.
  • The Board of Trade is continuing our investigation into an advertising opportunity for our members through a sign arrangement with No Frills.
  • Membership kits: Steve and Cheryl Gordijk have updated our membership kit for 2015, as part of a "New Member" campaign.
  • Ross Steckley (Sanford Holshouser Economic Development Consultants) will be our guest speaker at the February general members meeting, and we will be presenting a vision of how the Board of Trade could partner with a Wilmot economic development committee.

3. Meeting adjourned: 2:00 p.m.

Minutes as recorded by Nigel Gordijk.