March 2, 2022
Rolling Hills Library
Mary Ingersoll welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked the Rolling Hills Library for hosting. She thanked Evergy for sponsoring the meeting. The Pasture Cafe catered the meal.
Mary Ingersoll, Chamber Director, asked everyone to go around the room, let us know who you are and what business or organization that you're with today.
Mary Ingersoll, Chamber Director
New Chamber Members are: M & M Building, Savannah, Bob Mahlandt and Mark Miller
The Sweetheart Soiree for dads/daughters and moms/sons was a big success. The dad/daughter night was sold out. Thanks to Alyson Fisher for running that.
The April 6th Chamber Meeting will be held at The Good Dog Brand location on the Square. The May 4th Chamber Meeting will be at the newly opened Preferred Community Center on Hwy 71.
Mary recently did a Facebook Live with Freundenthal Home Health at their new building on Woodbine in St Joseph. Would love to do that for your business also, it only takes a few minutes and is very easy. Mary said she has begun to use Reels as a new way of posting on social media. She encourages everyone to try this out.
We have Chamber Meeting sponsor ships filled for the 2022 year. Alyson Fisher has put together a community event calendar. Events in the future will include meeting the Easter Bunny, Summer concerts in the park, Independence Day celebration and light up the Square with Santa for Christmas. She would like to reach out for businesses to sponsor these events. We will be looking for vendors and organizations who want to participate at these events.
Mary Ingersoll, Inspirations Dance Center, Bloom Pre School and Bloom After School Child Care
Rachel Piper, Wells Bank, Chamber Board
Jan Glenn, Andrew County Museum
On March 22, they will be holding a luncheon at 12:00 noon for people interested in volunteer opportunities.
In April they are having an Andrew County Artist Show. If you know someone or have any ideas to share, contact the museum. In June, a Wedding Dresses Through The Ages Show is planned. If you have a dress to loan, let them know. They are also looking at having a Wrestling Program sometime this year. The Museum Board approved to go ahead and get architectural drawing for an addition on the museum.
Emily Zeman, Curator Andrew County Museum
Mary Ingersoll for Annette Weeks - MWSU Craig School Of Business
Entrepreneur Week will be March 14-18 at MWSU, this is open to small and large business.
The Capstone Luncheon will be held on March 18, at Fulkerson Hall, cost is $20. Steven Craig will be interviewing Randy Roth from Hillyard.
Amy Cloud - Amy Cloud Attorney
She is running for the office of Andrew County Prosecutor.
Emily Bauman, Savannah City Attorney
She will be running for election for the Associate Circuit Judge position.
Neema Vyas - Noble's Liquor and Tobacco
Brad Jarvis - Clean Freak Auto
He will be on the ballot for the Andrew County Presiding Commissioner.
Wakefield/Sara Hare - Greater Than Financial and The Space Between
Perry / Dawn Cooperider - Preferred Pest Control, Preferred Handyman Service and Preferred Community Center
They also are offering wildlife services and have been busy with bats.
Bruce Lundy - City Administrator
The nice weather lately has been easy on the snow removal budget. North Central Missouri College recently attended the Planning/Zoning Meeting. Their plan was approved. Savannah should feel grateful to be picked by North Central for a campus.
Briana Baker - United Fiber and Chamber Board
Lexi Miller - United Fiber
Harold/ Carol Johnson - Retired Business Owners
Stacy Cole - Creations Engraving and Embroidery
Jill Weaver - Rolling Hills Library, Savannah Branch
Jerry Baker, Savannah City Councilman
Raegan Williams - Raegan's Earring Boutique
She will be hosting a Spring Shopping Event on March 13th at Preferred Community Center. This will be from 2:00 to 5:00 pm with a variety of vendors.
Cindy Taylor - Savannah Chamber of Commerce
Keli Morris - with Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation
She serves eight counties in Northwest Missouri. This is a confidential and free service.
Shae Mason - LaVerna Senior Living
They will be hosting a Senior Health Fair at their building. This will be April 21, from 10:00 to 11:30 am.
Cindy Esely - Andrew County Treasurer
She wanted to remind everyone of His Princess ministry to give girls prom dresses. The 500th dress recently left their building. They also have shoes, jewelery and tuxes.
They also do the girls hair and make up on Prom day. They are always seeking donations of dresses, money, etc.
Luciana Tatiero - Steel Bookeeping
Keeping very busy this time of year with taxes and payroll services.
Ashley Hux - Steel Bookeeping
Abby Dillon - Realtor, The St Joe Real Estate Group
Leah Garcia - Freundenthal Home Health
Freundenthal is having a Tulip Trot in April at the Remington Nature Center. See their web page to enter or be a sponsor.
Brent Rosenauer - The Savannah Reporter
He brought several copies of the newest edition for those in attendance. Look to them for all your free/paid marketing.
Alyson Fisher - Alyson Fisher Brands/ Chamber Event Coordinator
The Easter Bunny will be on the Square on April 9th, from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. There will be a decorated back drop so that pictures can be taken for free. A sponsor is needed for this event. Concerts In The Park will be held from May - September. An Americana Festival will be held on June 26-27. Plans are to have a fireworks display and kick off the 4th of July.
Sign up for text alerts and we are still scheduling Takeover Tuesdays on Facebook. If you need more Visitor Guides let us know, we still have quite a few.
Please remember how important it is to share and like our area business posts on Facebook.
Mary thanked everyone for coming.