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Chamber Christmas lights scheduled for installation

Posted on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 3:47 pm

The Chamber of Commerce met this past Wednesday in the Pike County Health Department conference room.

Chamber president Elizabeth Kingsley opened the meeting and asked all visitors and attending members to introduce themselves.

Kingsley opened the first topic for discussion, with the introduction of Dan Lang, Bowling Green City Administrator, for the city news.

Lang noted that the city of Bowling Green is prepared for any winter snowfall, and that the trucks, equipment and salt supply have been checked and are ready. He also mentioned that the 2012 snow routes have been finalized, as well as the city’s budget for the new fiscal year.

With the introduction of the building report came the update that Bowling Green’s Christmas lights are ready and waiting for installation. It was noted at the meeting that the lights were scheduled to go up Thursday.

The Chamber members also discussed the annual lighting ceremony, which was held Thursday evening.

Kinglsey opened discussion to the possibility of the Chamber purchasing a flatbed trailer to store and haul the Santa’s house. The trailer in discussion is 12 feet by eight feet, and costs $2,000. A railing will need to be welded to the trailer for added stability.

Chamber members introduced the option of contracting GoLocal, a web site coordinator, which would allow businesses to add and update individual pages dedicated to their services. Members added that this service would be an excellent way for the Chamber of Commerce to give back to business members. This discussion was tabled to be brought up at a later date after further research.

Following these notes came the topic of Nov. 24’s “Small Business Saturday” shopping day. A suggestion was made that the Chamber sell small ads for members in a larger ad detailing the day and its events.

President Kingsley adjourned the meeting.