NORTH WEBSTER — “To be listed in the North Webster Community Guide for free, chamber dues must be paid by Wednesday, Feb. 15,” stated North Webster-Tippecanoe Township Chamber of Commerce President Sue Ward, Sue’s Creations. An email blast was to be sent Tuesday, Feb. 14, as a final reminder she explained to those in attendance at the meeting Monday, Feb. 13.
Application forms and dues information can be downloaded from the website, www.northwebster.com and they can be dropped off at Pletcher Insurance or Sue’s Creations, in downtown North Webster.
“This is the best form of advertising that goes out not only to visitors but to all area residents as well. It is a resource people use all the time,” Ward added.
The chamber board voted for The Papers to again produce and publish the community guide. The company will also sell the advertising in the guide. It is displayed year around in various locations in North Webster and throughout the county.
The group was reminded about the annual chamber awards dinner to be held 5:30 p.m. Monday, March 13, at the North Webster Community Center. Invitations have been mailed. Terry Frederick, The Watershed Foundation, is the chairman and said donations for the silent auction are coming in at a steady pace. Those wishing to donate should contact him. Catering is being done by chamber member, The Sleepy Owl.
Board members voted for the Citizen of the Year, and Small and Large Business of the Year at the end of the meeting from those placed in nomination. The winners will be announced at the annual dinner.
Patino’s Mexican Restaurant is the February Business of the Month for 2017. They have had the sign delivered, are on the website and have been featured in The Mail-Journal.
Dixie Day Festival & Artisan Fair took up much of the meeting time. It will be held Saturday, July 29. Plans are moving along for the three day boat show, July 27-29. It is under the direction of Dino Coverstone, Sock’s Marina. The one day car, truck, motorcycle and tractor show is headed Chris Lusso, Clearwater Carpentry, and Jim Smith Loose Moose Motorsports.
“The 5K is looking for a couple of new sponsors,” shared Chairman Brenda Peterson, Lake City Bank. Food and artisan applications are starting to arrive and can be downloaded from the website. Extra Dixie cruises will take place in the early afternoon as well as the regular runs.
Tammy Waliczek, Dixie Haven Resort, is now in charge of the online newsletter. Christmas lights will be revamped for 2017 display. The tree lights are due to be taken down, repaired or replaced and stored. The town is in charge of the snowflakes and contributed to both sets of seasonal banners. “The town utilities department has been very cooperative in working with us,” noted Ward.
The next meeting of the chamber of commerce will be the annual awards dinner Monday, March 13, at the North Webster Community Center, 301 N. Main St. Social hour is at 5:30 p.m. and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Awards will be presented at 7 p.m. All members and employees are invited. For reservations call Frederick, (260) 409-5685 or Susan Stump, The Papers, (574) 612-0128.