Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber of Commerce board members approved upgrading the chamber’s ChamberMaster membership during their regular meeting Dec. 3.
With this upgrade, the chamber will be tweaking its website to fully integrate ChamberMaster. These changes will take advantage of several benefits provided through the software, such as doing billing through ChamberMaster, being able to formulate different reports and more. Board members approved a motion to allow contractor Jackie Stout with Omega Computer Solutions to handle the integration process for approximately $200 compared to ChamberMaster’s estimate of $600.
Stout will separately be creating a second email address for the chamber, which will be used by new administrative assistant Kristi Martin. Additionally, Chamber Executive Director Tammy Cotton will research about adding a site map on the website.
Mistletoe Market, featuring pop up shops in the former Leisure Pool building on Main Street, is proving to be successful, according to Cotton and Martin. Saturday, Nov. 29, saw a total of 14 vendors, which offer a variety of wares from crafts, Alpaca products, fresh wreaths, artwork and more.
The pop up shops will continue to run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each Saturday before Christmas.
In other chamber news:
• The chamber banquet is slated for Jan. 27 at the Syracuse Community Center. Sleepy Owl will be catering the event with the Wawasee High School choir set to sing during it.
• Young Entrepreneurs Association will be hosting a meet and greet Jan. 5 at a time and location yet to be set.
• Aujalee Bhullar, public relations specialist with the IRS, will speak on common errors businesses make when filing their taxes during a lunch and learn event sponsored by the chamber. This program will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Syracuse Community Center. Lunch will be provided by Grill-N-Grate.
Next chamber meeting will be at noon Jan. 7 at the chamber office.