NORTH WEBSTER — North Webster-Tippecanoe Township Chamber of Commerce Treasurer Brenda Peterson, Lake City Bank, reminded everyone it is time for membership updates at the Monday, Dec. 10, meeting held at the chamber office in the Tippecanoe Township Building.
New this year, members will automatically be renewed and billed unless otherwise stated. Forms are being sent out for that purpose and also for updates in information. There is a discount if dues are paid by Friday, Dec. 21.
President Jim Smith, Loose Moose Motor Sports, noted, “Any business, organization or individual is welcome to join. All you have to do to become a member is pick up an application in the office’s foyer or visit www.northwebster.com and download it. New members only pay $35 for the first year.”
December Member of the Month is The Watershed Foundation located inside North Webster Community Center. TWF works with partners to implement studies and pollution reduction projects and focuses on stopping pollution at its source on the land before it reaches the waters of Whitley, Noble and Kosciusko counties and has been an active, involved chamber member.
Smith thanked those who put up the chamber winter banners, Nativity scene and Santa and reindeer decorations in downtown. Three lighted Christmas trees were added this year to Pilcher’s Shoes lawn by the chamber. The snowflakes purchased by the town of North Webster are appreciated by the chamber.
The chamber’s Member of the Month sign has been damaged beyond repair. The board voted to purchase a new 27 inch by 46 inch sign from chamber member HALO Branded Solutions for $166.50. Peterson will order it.
In an effort to assist chamber members with marketing, Clear Vision was given the go ahead by the chamber board to produce and upload a video on North Webster for $2,500. Chamber member businesses will be able to purchase individual videos for $189.
“Dixie Haven Resort has already had a video done by Clear Vision and is very happy with the results,” explained owner Tammy Walisczek. A representative from Clear Vision will do a brief presentation for the membership at the annual chamber awards dinner Monday, March 11, at The Owl’s Nest.
The sign on the south side of town on SR 13 is updated by the chamber’s college scholarship student. Emily Shipley, Todd Realty, praised the “shop local” message currently up. Sign chairman Linda Land, Lake-Land Cottages, took down suggestions for upcoming events to be placed on the sign.
Members were reminded to check the chamber website, www.northwebster.com, the Facebook page and the North Webster newsletter available through the website.
The next meeting will be held noon Monday, Jan. 14, at the chamber office, 102 S. Morton St. Enter at the West Washington Street door and park in the parking lot. Bringing lunch is optional.