Paisley Chamber of Commerce Meeting – 21 October 2015

 

Meeting called to order at 7:25 by president Mary Gail Johnston

 

In attendance: Anne Bucher, Craig Budreau, Mary Ellen Budreau, Jo-Anne Buhr, Paul Crysler, Gail Fullerton, Mary Gail Johnston, Michael Kimberley, Ireyna Kimberley, Emma Tsang

 

Reading of 17 Sept 2015 Minutes

Minutes read by Emma Tsang and approved.

 

Open Issues

  • Sunsets.com – Paul Crysler described intended improvements to the sight
    • more accessible, partner organizations to in increase post/content contribution; mobile friendly and including social media; videos and contests
    • beta version to be ready for February 2015, launch in April – we will get a report/preview of the beta
    • Paul will forward requests for specific content for Paisley to update the currently outdated information
  • Paisley Village Website – Ireyna Kimberley proposes two separate sites, one for the Chamber with support/information for local businesses, and one for the village to provide information and services to residents and tourists
    • Ireyna will create and design these two websites at no charge
    • Motion by Craig Budreau for authority over all social media and online content be limited to Ireyna Kimberley and Emma Tsang only, seconded by Paul Crysler, approved

 

New Business

  • “Paisley Digs In in the Winter” raffle – Mary Ellen Budreau presented a winter raffle to encourage in-town shopping through the winter season
    • for every purchase in town, the receipt (with name and contact) goes into the draw
    • receipts will be piled high in a storefront window, with the prizes in an adjacent window (the Budreau’s have offered 2 windows at Paisley Pharmacy and Pastime Gold Mine)
    • prizes are in “Paisley Bucks” (purchased by the Chamber), 1st prize $300, 2nd prize $200, 3rd prize $100, bonus draw for a quilt already donated by the Westminster Presbyterian Church, bonus draws for other items that could be donated by businesses
    • motion by Emma Tsang to green-light, including investing $600 for prizes, seconded by Michael Kimberley, approved
  • 1st Annual Gingerbread House Competition – Anne Bucher and Jo-Anne Buhr presented a new competition to take place for the Santa Claus Parade
    • prizes are in “Paisley Bucks” (purchased by the Chamber), 1st prize $100, 2nd prize $75, 3rd prize $50 – with each prize, a $20 Food Bank donation (prepared bags from Paisley freshmart)
    • motion by Emma Tsang to green-light, including investing $285 for prizes, seconded by Michael Kimberley, approved

 

Meeting adjourned at 9:30.

 

Minutes

Minutes prepared by Emma Tsang

Minutes approved by Craig Budreau

 

Next meeting is November 18th at 7:30pm at the Legion.

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