The Nashville Chamber of Commerce General Membership met Wednesday, March 11 at Mill Street Pizza.
Treasurer Darlene Schomaker reported that all bills were approved of by the Board and have been paid. She also reported the Chicken and Beer Dance had a good showing of over 100 people, despite the snow storm at the same time in Nashville and the event still made a profit of over $600.
Director Doris Povolish reported that there are now 100 members with 19 new or returning after being gone for a period of time. She also reported that there are three more joining the Chamber this week. She also reported that this year’s Chamber night at the Gateway Grizzlies’ game is on September 6 and tickets are $15. This is the last regular season game for the Grizzlies and there will be fireworks, plenty of giveaways and afterwards, fans can T.P. the place with the toilet paper provided. Check with Povolish on getting your tickets.
Golf Outing Chairman Jim Dalaviras, discussed the future of the annual golf tournament. Replies from a survey show that members want it in the Fall on a weekday. There was a suggestion on a Friday afternoon instead of a Thursday afternoon, but that would conflict with high school football. It will be in the afternoon and only 9 holes with food to follow. Details will be forthcoming in the near future.
The Volunteer of the Year Banquet was on Monday, March 16 at the American Legion Hall honoring Rosalee Boreup. The meal from Buretta’s was a stuffed pork chop, manicotti, twice-baked potato, salad, carrots, asparagus and a roll with coffee, tea, lemonade and water.
Board member Sara Habbe mentioned a flyer will be going out this week about Spring Madness. This will be for all businesses interested, even those not Chamber members. People will be able to register for 1 of 8 giveaways of Nashville Dollars at many of the businesses. Details will be available next week.
Nancy Newby with the Relay for Life, told the Chamber that this year’s event is coming up on April 25 at the Nashville Primary School. The event is only from 4 to 10 p.m., as it is no longer an overnight event.
Relay For Life already has about 35 teams, but more are welcome. Check out the American Cancer Society website on how to get involved.
The guest speaker was Victor Lopez of Prophecy 1. He talked briefly about his web business that he started with his partner not long ago, but the topic was mostly on a business’ branding and image.
This includes a logo, marketing, newsletters and emailing, and it should be consistent in all forms. Lopez says about 63 percent of the population uses the Internet on their phone and social media can be a major factor in marketing, but not so much business to business. It is more useful for attracting the general public to your business or products or services. To get more out of social media for your business, when using Facebook or twitter, make sure to create a link back to your main website. If you have any questions, visit Victor Lopez at www.prophecy1.com.
Chamber members can sign up for his newsletter at www.prophecy1.com/chamber to keep up to date on what the internet trends are that could be beneficial for your business.
The next General Membership meeting is on Wednesday, April 8th at 6 PM at Eagle’s Nest in Addieville.