As 2013 draws to a close there are several items of business that take place at the Chamber. At their November meeting the Chamber Board approved the following for three year board terms beginning January 1, 2013:
1. Gregg Farmer – Wal-Mart - Retail Division – New Term
2. Chris Knudsen – True Value – Retail Division – New Term
3. Todd Kolter – Bunge North America – Industrial Division – New Term
4. Ron Storey – Professional Division – New Term
5. Mark Zurcher – Zurcher’s Best One – Retail Division – New Term
6. Jeff Newport- Gold Shield – Industrial Division – Replacing Doug Hormann
These Board members will be officially installed at the Annual Dinner and Business meeting held on February 7th at Mirage Banquet Center. Chamber officers for 2013 will also be installed that evening.
This meeting is also when we present the 2012 Chamber awards – Steven Decatur, Large Business, and Small Business. Nominations for these awards are being received through December 21st. Please deliver nominations to the Chamber office at 125 E Monroe Street in person, by mail, fax (724-3104) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Nomination forms are available on the Chamber website at www.decaturchamber.org.
This year we brought our newly redesigned website online with added features to benefit our members. These allow members to link to Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn as well as email and your company website from your Chamber page.
The new design allows members to edit their own Chamber pages to keep information up-to-date. Go to the Chamber website click “login” and register. You will receive an email confirmation of your registration. You may then edit your Chamber webpage.
As a reminder, 2013 Decatur Dollars have arrived and are available NOW! Decatur Dollars make great Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers as well as employee incentives and awards. Each year Decatur Dollars keep $100,000 circulating through Chamber member businesses. This is a benefit provided at no cost to our Chamber members. Thanks for your support.