NORTH WEBSTER — North Webster-Tippecanoe Township Chamber of Commerce held its first meeting of the year Monday, Jan. 9.
The chamber welcomed new directors Linda Land of Lake-Land Cottages and Ryan Coverstone of Socks Marina. They are replacing Tammy Waliczek, Fisherman Cove; and Karilyn Metcalf, Dixie Sternwheeler.
Starting the new year, the board reviewed expectations of being a board director, discussed committees, and mapped out goals for the year.
The chamber has implemented a new Chamber Cash program. At this time, the chamber will use certificates to award contest winners and show appreciation for volunteers of events. Members were asked to participate and a large number chose to accept Chamber Cash at the businesses.
The chamber’s annual banquet will be Monday, March 13, in North Webster Community Center’s Culver Wellness Center. Nomination forms for Person of the Year, Small Business of the Year and Large Business of the Year will also be sent out. Nominations will need to be returned to the chamber by Sunday, Feb. 12.
Working alongside the Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber, NWTTCC will once again participate in the Women in Leadership luncheon happening Monday, Feb. 13. Participating this year will be chamber President Emily Shipley, who is speaking and introducing the main speaker.
The chamber also discussed how to help businesses if asked for help. Shipley created a SWOT analysis if the chamber were asked to meet one on one with a struggling business owner. The chamber directors have various backgrounds and work in different types of businesses. The idea is to pool ideas together to strengthen businesses.
Minutes from the December meeting, submitted by Secretary Karen White, were approved, as was the financial report submitted by Elise Guy, treasurer. Members of the Month for February and March were also voted on and passed.
Previous members who have not submitted their dues are asked to do so by Tuesday, Jan. 31, to be eligible for a free listing in the 2023 chamber guide.
Shipley also reported on the success of participating in the Kiwanis Tree Festival. The chamber is looking forward to supporting the Kids Business Fair Saturday, March 18, at NWCC.
Mark your calendars for this year’s events:
• Dixie Day, July 29.
• Tree Lighting, Nov. 18.
• Shop Small, Nov. 25.