November 2023 Meeting Minutes

Annual Business Meeting

Meeting Minutes

November Membership Minutes - GACC

Gillett Area Chamber of Commerce Membership Meeting

November 9, 2023 | 6:00 p.m.

At Gilett Community Center (E. Main St., Gillett)


1. Welcome and Call to Order

President Byars welcomed members and called the meeting to order at 6:01 p.m.

2. Introduction of Members

Each member introduced themselves. 13 people were in attendance.

3. Secretary’s Report

October meeting minutes were available at the meeting. Motion to accept the minutes was made by Keri Hicks, seconded by Jean Monroe. Motion carried.

4. Treasurer’s Report

The Treasurer’s Report was available at the meeting.

a. Will be looking at approximately $75 for 2 yr contract with new website carrier.

Motion to accept the treasurer’s report was made by Jean Monroe, seconded by Monica Wagner. Motion carried.

5. City’s Report

The proposal brought to the city for partnership and funding was tabled by the city.

6. 2024 Board of Directors Nominees and Voting

The ballot consisted of 3 nominees (incumbents Byars, Daul, Wagner) with options for write-ins. Motion was made to cast a unanimous ballot by Keri Hicks, seconded by Renee Carlson. Motion carried.

7. 2024 Budget

Two budgets were available for review - one listing 2024 budget WITH city partnership and one without. Seeing as there has not been a confirmed contract for partnership, the stand-alone Chamber budget was discussed and reviewed. Motion was made by Jean Monroe to accept the 2024 Chamber Budget, seconded by Monica Wagner. Motion carried.

Further discussion on potential projects, if/when funding allowed.

  1. New Business

    1. Other New Business


a. None.

  1. Old Business

    1. Chamber Shirts

a. Shirt order will be available! (Optional t-shirts are available to purchase (Logo on front left chest, VOLUNTEER on back, white in color) $10 each.)

10. Membership Updates

Of note:

Clock Church: Thanksgiving Eve service with dinner in partnership with Hillside Assembly on 11/22. Cantata will perform 12/14, 15, 16 at 7p and 12/17 at 2p.

UW-Madison Extension: Employers survey available to learn more about working caregivers. StrongBodies strength training program available in January.

Flagstar: Merger process continues to February. Open to opportunities that support community efforts.

Town of Gillett: New plowshed being constructed

Make a Move: Special going on now until end of 2023 for 4% listing

Ambulance: Efforts on falls prevention; seeing increased call volume. County Board passed budget (levy to decrease) Photos by Keri: Will be doing Photos with Santa at Christmas in the Park on 12/2

New View: Looking for work for clients, including within the community. Also will be doing a drive for the humane society Rodney Miller (WB Manufacturing): Shipping/Rec warehouse in old Warvels buildings, with main office in Thorpe with another warehouse in DePere. Products are mostly school and office furniture and shipped nationwide.

Jennifer Miller (Seneca): Looking for ways to get employees involved. Local employees are looking at retirement.

11. Adjourn

Annual meeting was adjourned at 7:05p with a motion made by Renee Carlson and seconded by Monica wagner. Motion carried.

12. Networking

President Byars encouraged everyone to stay for networking opportunities.

December Membership Agenda - GACC

Gillett Area Chamber of Commerce Membership Meeting

December 14, 2023 | 7:30 a.m.

At St. John’s Lutheran Church (Clock Church) 101 W. Main St., Gillett


  1. Welcome and Call to Order

  2. Introduction of Members

  3. Membership Spotlight: UW-Madison Division of Extension

    1. New Members/Ribbon Cuttings:

  4. Secretary’s Report

  5. Treasurer’s Report

    1. Grants

  6. City Report

  7. Forever Fund Committee Report

  8. Project Report-Outs

    1. Snow Man Contest

    2. Ice Rink

  9. New Business

    1. Other New Business

  10. Old Business

    1. Chamber Volunteer Shirts

    2. Chamber Ambassadors

    3. Other Old Business

  11. Membership Updates

  12. Adjourn

2024 Membership Meeting Schedule:

2nd Thursday monthly at 12 p.m. except for the last month of each quarter (March, June, Sept, Dec) will be at 7:30 a.m.

**Annual Meeting - November 14 from 6-8p