NORTH WEBSTER — Ballots for president and five new board members were counted during the North Webster-Tippecanoe Township Chamber of Commerce board meeting held at noon Monday, Oct. 9, at the Tippecanoe Township Building. The president will be Jim Smith, Loose Moose Motorsports and Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department.
Board members reelected to three-year terms are Sue Ward, Sue’s Creations; Stacey Cox, Pletcher Insurance; and Ron Erb, Webster Lake Conservation Association. Newly elected board members are Paula Miller, Paula Miller Farm; and Amanda Meerzo, Mohawk Pier. All will take office in January. Ballots were counted by Kim Bolt, Mutual Bank.
A new business was introduced to those in attendance. It is Lakeside Village Shoppes, owned by husband and wife, Doug Montel and Jill Corson. They were welcomed to North Webster by Jen Ducey, Tippecanoe Township, who presided at the meeting. The store will feature home baked goods and handcrafts artisan gifts. It is located between the North Webster Post Office and Mediacom in the strip mall at 627 N. Main St. The couple began selling home baked goods at the Syracuse Artisans & Farmers Market five years ago. Several customers urged them to open a store front location.
A grand opening is planned from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, and will feature several food trucks besides the new emporium. The store is currently open and the hours are 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Business of the Month for October 2017 is Tippy Creek Winery, 5993 N. 200E, Leesburg. Tippy Creek Winery is Kosciusko County’s first winery and offers wine tasting and hosts events as well. It is located in a beautiful rural setting just southwest of Lake Tippecanoe off Armstrong Road. Well known for helping in the local community, it was chosen by the chamber board to be honored during this month.
The chamber of commerce Christmas party for members and employees will be held Monday, Dec. 11, at the Tippecanoe Township Buidling. The social time is at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. Invitations will be sent to the membership Ducey announced.
The proposed beautification project of the land at SR 13 and Backwater Road is still tabled. No decision has been made on whether to do the project or to award a contract for it according to Terry Frederick, The Watershed Foundation.
Brenda Peterson, Lake City Bank, and chamber treasurer has submitted all documentation for the $500 grant from the Kosciusko County Visitors, Recreation and Convention Commission while Frederick took the flower pots to Clayton Garden Center for replanting for spring. These go next to the downtown benches.
North Webster Community Guide supply has run out. Some chamber members still have copies however. Ducey noted chamber members can donate packaged cookies and bags of candy for the North Webster Fire Department Halloween open house at the fire station. It will be held during North Webster trick or treat hours from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.
All members and interested parties are invited to the next general meeting of the chamber. It will be held noon Monday, Nov. 13, at the Tippecanoe Township Building, 102 S. Morton St.