Perry Area Chamber of Commerce - September 20th Meeting

September 19, 2023

We will be holding our September membership meeting, tomorrow Wednesday September 20th, at 6:30pm at The Perry Park. (Note - day of the week change)

Please come and join us for a discussion of our upcoming events.

If you would like to be involved in what is happening in Perry, please join us!

It is a great way to get involved in the community!

We will be discussing our upcoming fall activities including the Harvest Market, Boo Bash, Trunk or Treat. and the Holiday Market.

We will be having our HARVEST MARKET on September 30th in downtown Perry from 8am - 12pm. So far we have 24 vendors signed up to attend. We hope that all of the downtown businesses will also be open during those hours for the visitors that are downtown.

We will be having our 3rd Annual BOO BASH in the Perry Park on October 14th from 11am - 2pm. We will have a lot of fun activities for the kiddos. If you would like to volunteer that day please let us know.

Our annual TRUNK or TREAT will be held on Saturday October 28th from 5 -7pm. We encourage all businesses and members to sponsor a trunk to hand out candy to the kiddos!! We would also love it if all the downtown businesses/building owners could pass out candy from their storefronts. Please contact Rachel Gilmore if you would like to sign up. (Rachel 573-248-4794)

Agenda September 20th - 6:30pm

-Welcome & Introductions & Pledge

-Approval Needed

- Minutes & Treasurer's Report Approval

Old Business
2023 Membership
New Members - Grand Pharmacy

-Ralls/Monroe Paper will feature our Chamber "page" next week.
- Perry Chamber Template
- Any Suggestions for feature this month?

New Design/Branding for the Chamber
Update on Website - Michele met with DMO Promo last week on content. Still need a few remaining pictures (Hotels, Historical Society, Restaurants, IGA, shots throughout town, pictures of all chamber businesses)
Goal is to have the website complete in the next couple of weeks.

Update on permanent banner stakes & Billboard
Received Estimate from SLD on Billboard
Getting quote of a more permanent material for billboard/signs

Upcoming Events
Sept. 30th - Harvest Market (City Hall Parking Lot)
Oct. 14[th] - Boo Bash
Oct. 28[th] - Trunk or Treat
Nov. 18[th] - Holiday Market
Dec. 9[th] - Small Town Christmas

New Business
Ribbon Cutting for the new owner of The Junction Convenience Center & for new owners of the Country Inn - Need Dates from Owners
Chamber will start to feature a "Member/Business" Spotlight each month. Will start March 1[st]. Content of post will be like a "Get to Know" this business. Post content to be provided by the business.
Lick Creek Antiques was featured - March 14[th]
Premier Pest Control was featured in April
Hobby Hut - to be featured in May
154 Marine to be featured next or Grand Pharmacy

Public Comments / Announcements

-Open Comments / Ideas