October 7, 2020
Inspirations Dance Center - Bloom Fine Arts Preschool
Mary Ingersoll welcomed everyone to the meeting. Ingersoll Insurance Agency sponsored the meal.
Mary Ingersoll gave the blessing.
Introductions and announcements from members:
Eric Kurre, Savannah School District, The district has moved to the hybrid model (a mix of in person and virtual learning) at the high school. Elementary and the middle school are still having students in person five days a week. DHSS and DESE are now starting to track students K-12 who have been quarantined to see if they contract Covid 19.
Cindy Esely, Andrew County Treasurer, She reported on the CARES Act. The County has hired a person to help with the tracking of applications, receipts, etc. Starting October 12, business will get an email from BKD informing them of any missing information on their application. The goal is to have the money distributed by the end of October. Cindy reminded everyone that they can vote at anytime in the County Clerks office. She thanked Keli Morris for all the help she has given the County. August 2020 sales tax is up from July.
Jill Weaver, Rolling Hills Library, Jill is serving as interim director. The library is now doing passports and also have notaries available.
Dean VanSchoiack, VanSchoiack Realty & Auction, Dean has been elected as the
Republican candidate for 9th District Representative. His campaign is going good, he will be at the St Joseph Chamber on the 26th and the Barry Birr show on the 28th. Dean reported that harvest is underway and bean and corn crop looks good.
Jerry Baker, City Councilmen, The City has applied for sewer grant funding and it is moving forward.
Jan Glenn & Eleanor Cobb, Andrew County Museum, They have been working with The Savannah Reporter to supply items for their "out of the vault" pictures they publish each week. Still looking at ways to safely do Trunk or Treat this year. They are planning on holding their winter event over a week, November 27- December 4. Looking for Andrew county quilter volunteers, please contact the museum if you know someone. The museum is also planning a virtual Cemetery Tour and Facebook Live. Tigers For Troops from the University of Missouri will be at the museum in November. They will be trying to help local veteran's get legal help if they need it.
Ken Rosenauer, The Savannah Reporter, Ken passed out the latest edition of The Savannah Reporter to all in attendance. Brent would like to offer their advise on helping business get coverage in the paper. Ideas are to attach a business to the school lunch menus, the "out of the vault" and other sections.
Joe Hegeman, Farmers State Bank, was in attendance.
Ross Ingersoll, Ingersoll Insurance Agency, Ross reported they have been very busy lately. Blue Cross/Blue Shield will start offering health insurance again in this area.
Ross has been elected to the board of the Missouri Association of Insurance Agents. His area covers north of Kansas City and all across the northern part of the state.
Mike Gallagher, Wells Bank, Mike said the bank lobby is open. Go Chiefs!
Felisha DeSpain, Andrew County Mutual Insurance, was in attendance.
Jessica Hoffman, Bloom Fine Arts Preschool, Jessica is the director of the preschool.
Keli Morris, Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation, Please see her if you need any help with PPP money, loan applications, budgets or marketing ideas. There is a new business moving into part of the Vanderbilt building. This will be a quilt shop and should open around November. Leadership 2021 is opening up applications, these are also on Facebook. Dr. Tim Crowley will present a virtual talk to lift spirits and on self care on October 22. The flyer on this is down below.
Mary Ingersoll, Inspirations Dance Center and Bloom Fine Arts Preschool, Mary hosted the meeting and invited everyone to look at the new rooms she had constructed to meet Covid requirements.
Mary Ingersoll, Chamber Director, The Chamber October Empty Buildings Tour was virtual on the Chamber Facebook page. There is a building on the west side of the square that was once Ms. Doyle's Soapery for sale. There are two business fronts along with an upstairs apartment. The nieghboring building is currently Andrew County Republican Headquarters, but will be available for rent of $850.00 a month in mid-November. There is still empty buildings at Vanderbilt and Sonic. The Chamber Golf Tournament will be held October 9th at Duncan Hills, there are around eleven teams participating. There will be a Google Livestream at the Savannah R3 District Office on October 14th at noon. This is on online selling with lunch included for $5. Please see our website to sign up. The new laundromat, Wishy Washy should be opening soon. There is a new business on Hwy 71 next to the old Casey's. Brown's Apparel Store, with new clothes, shoes and custom printed shirts for all sizes. There is a contract on the old Casey's building, Larry Miller is retiring. Cardinal Country Donuts has now consolidated with Golden N Glaze and have changed their name to Golden N Glaze. The Pasture Cafe was featured on our Tuesday Take Over on Facebook. Please comment and share to help this get more traction.
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