Attending: Terry Lewis (President), Rosanne Roe (Secretary), Ellis Burress, Pat Schoonover,
Angel White (City Council Liaison)
Absent: Terri Shanahan (Vice President), Teri Pizzola (Treasurer)
Call to Order: 5:05pm
Treasurer’s Report: Given and approved.
December 17, 2014, Minutes: Approved.
Changes to Bylaws: it was recommended that the following amendment be added to the
2.3 Retired business persons shall be eligible to join the Chamber as associate members
whether actively engaged in a business or not. They would not pay dues nor be eligible to vote
or receive member discounts. They would be encouraged to attend all events, meetings and
volunteer for committees and serve as advisors.
General Business Meeting, January 14, 6pm: Current membership list was reviewed. Meeting
interest card and promotion letter were discussed and approved. Ellis will mail. Promotion will
also go on GBACC Facebook. 2015 theme: Cultivating Our Businesses. Meeting location: Oak
Tree Inn. Sponsors: Terry Lewis, Rosanne Roe. Will seek sponsors for each General Business
Meeting. Each sponsor will have opportunity to share a little about his or her business. For the
January 14 meeting, Terry L. will contact Debbie Robinette to order food. At the meeting, there
will also be a drawing for a $25 gift certificate to Penny’s Diner. The winner has to be present to
Advertising/Promotions: Next promotion will be the Restaurant Place Mat co-op ads. Volunteers
will be recruited at the General Business Meeting to sell ads and act as a liaison between the
restaurants and businesses.
2015 Activities: Several activities for 2015 were discussed, including Shred Day (April 25);
Business 101 (2-5 sessions, dates and topics to be determined); GBACC Picnic; Community
Picnic (table only); New Member Parties (February and August); Railroad Days table (October);
EXPO (November); and Year-End Party (December).
The Board indicated that it would like to partner with the EDC on Business 101 again this year.
One possible Business 101 topic might be how to work with an accountant and Jim George,
who is a CPA, might be a possible speaker for that topic. The SBA and SCORE might also be
sources for speakers and topics. Other ideas for topics, speakers, and activities will be solicited
at the General Business Meeting on January 14.
The meeting was adjourned at 6:05pm. These Meeting Minutes were written by GBACC
Secretary Rosanne Roe.