COC Minutes June 25th 2009

Minutes from Chamber of Commerce meeting, Colon,Michigan June 25th

Held at 2:00 pm @ The Fab Magic Shop

Meeting was called to order by President Doenges

Roll Call by Secretary Fisher – In attendance
President Edith Doenges
Vice President Kay Decker
Treasurer Kathy Earl
Secretary Rick Fisher

Guest: Kim Morgan

Minutes from last meeting (April) approved with no revisions – There was no meeeting in May Treasurer’s Report given by Kathy Earl – approved by the board Approval given to pay for flowers sent to: Theresa Cronin

Old Business: Meeting minutes will not be mailed out to members however they will be available to be viewed at the Village Hall in Colon. A separate binder has been created to display the minutes. We encourage all who are members to come to the meetings held the Third Thursday of The month at 7:00 at the Village Hall.

4th Of July details were ironed out by Kim Morgan including parade routes, sound system, awards, etc. We are all looking forward to another fantastic 4th of July parade.

Discussion on how to promote Colon Michigan were also discussed.

New Brochures representing the village of Colon were approved. The brochure promotes magic as well as the local businesses in general to attract more tourism – this is a tri fold full color brochure and will be available to all businesses in Colon and Secretary Fisher has made arrangements with the state of Michigan to have quantities available to all of the 14 Welcome Centers. Total cost of the brochure is $549.00 for 5000. Vista Print has been given the job and they have been ordered and are expected to arrive before July 4th festivities.

The Colon Chamber of Commerce will now be the sponsor of the ‘Street/Busking Competition’ to be held during magic week. There will be several street performers vying for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes of which the chamber will award $500,$300 and $150 respectively on Saturday morning. Motion approved.

President Edith Doenges adjourned the meeting at 3:00 pm

Next meeting is July 17th at 7:00 pm

FYI the brochure now lists contact phone number for information as the Village Hall Our new email address is

Below is a picture of Bill Watson at a CoC Fundraiser

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