Two local men are looking to bring A Simple Marketplace to Syracuse.
Rod Henry and Tom Stoughton introduced A Simple Marketplace program as a way to raise funds for the Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber of Commerce and attract new members. The program would allow chamber members discounted rates to cross-market deals and events. The chamber would then receive a portion of the fees.
The chamber will reach a decision on A Simple Marketplace at its next board meeting.
Jackie Stout, owner of Omega Computer Systems, presented her Wawasee 411 website to the chamber. The website contains information for both residents and visitors to the Syracuse, Milford and North Webster area, in the way of garage sales, auctions, events, activities and the like.
Stout also placed a bid to take over maintenance of the chamber’s website in September; she gave the chamber two quotes for two different levels of service. The chamber will be looking at quotes from two other entities, too, before making their decision.
Board member Chad Jonsson reported a parade permit for the Syracuse SummerFest 175th Anniversary Parade has been obtained. The town is only waiting on a permit for the entertainment.
Chamber Executive Director Tammy Cotton added the chamber still needs volunteers to help out at SummerFest. They would also like more people to register floats to participate in the parade; their goal is to have 175 floats.
Board members also approved two new chamber members: Countryscapes & Gardens aka Fashion Farms Inc., Ligonier, and The Kitchen, Syracuse.
For additional coverage from the Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber of Commerce meeting, see the June 13 issue of The Mail-Journal.