By Lori Kesinger
Members of the Baker Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture met April 2 at the Baker Club for the monthly meeting.
A committee was appointed earlier this year to address the Chamber’s outdated by-laws. The revisions should be completed by May.
The Chamber majority was in favor of Christmas wreath lights and red banners for downtown during the holidays.
The Chamber will be fundraising during the Ace Hardware open house April 10-11 with a gun raffle and food sales. Funds raised will go towards the downtown Christmas lighting and banners.
The Chamber sponsored Home and Garden Show was cancelled due to lack of vendor interest.
Lisa Jourdan from Ekalaka contacted the Chamber about a brochure map of the four state area for visitors and people attending the Sturgis Rally, and future tourists. It would include landmarks, points of interest, list of businesses, etc. Director Nicole Schuler and Mona Madler, SMART Director, want to help Jourdan with the project. They are waiting to hear from Visit Southeast Montana on a possible grant.
Schuler received a quote from Funflatables for the Fall Festival and would like to move forward on the reservation for September. The Chamber is contacting possible donors to make the deposit.
Business Flamingo Flocking will be held near the end of April or beginning of May. Proceeds will go towards downtown Christmas lighting and/or scholarships.
Tracey Goerndt, Eastern Montana Community Mental Health Center Prevention Specialist, attended the meeting to request volunteer interviews to assess current drug and alcohol issues in the community. Information obtained will set the foundation for forming a coalition.
The next Chamber meeting will be at noon Thursday, May 7, at Thee Garage.