East Mountain Chamber
December 2016 Board Meeting
Minutes by Tamne Robinson, Secretary
Meeting Called to Order at 1305 hours By Nancy Carpenter, Thursday, 1 December, 2016 at Los Vecinos Community Center.
James Reader President of Edgewood Chamber of Commerce and Linda Burke, Administrator of the Edgewood Chamber of Commerce attended Board meeting to discuss the possibility of the Chambers uniting to form a single Chamber in the East Mountains and Estancia valley.
They suggested a “Tri-County” Chamber as an umbrella organization with chapters in Moriarty, Edgewood and Tijeras/Cedar Crest.
Other suggestions were: To have council meetings where the two boards would come together to work together on different events.
It was decided that the president and Administrator of the East Mountain Chamber would attend the Edgewood board meeting to introduce themselves and the EMCC to the Edgewood board and discuss their thoughts on combining.
Ultimately - both boards would like to come up with lists of pros and cons about combining and then have a combined board meeting to discuss these pros and cons and to decide if combining would be beneficial – if so to begin a plan of action on combining chambers.
Bob Jones suggested that the decision should go to the memberships and they should have the final say in consolidating. The plan would be to being the list of pros and cons to the combined board meeting. Then to come up with suggestions on combining Chambers and then to present to each memberships the pros and cons list and the suggested plans of actions for each membership to decide on.
Edgewood Board meeting will be either the 12th or the 13th of December at 6:00pm Edgewood is having a Winter Chamber Mixer December 15th, 2016 5-7pm at the Church Street Market. Free event but they would like RSVPs.
EMCC Board Meeting: It was suggested that the EMCC Chamber needs to help Nancy with an Open House in order to help save her business. EMCC will have to have another board meeting as the board ran out of time to address the following items: The EMCC Winter networking Chamber event in January. May is Teacher Appreciation month – should have an event then to appreciate teachers.
Final item on agenda was Gail wanted approval to purchase a Holiday fruit gift basket for the Los Vecinos staff for taking care of the Chamber as well as they do. The approved the purchase.
Meeting adjourned at 14:05 hours by Nancy Carpenter , President
Minutes respectfully submitted by Tamne Robinson, Secretary