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Meeting Minutes

December 12, 2016

 

Shop Bellevue Ohio met on December 12, 2016, at 8 a.m. at Long Way Home Family Restaurant. 

ATTENDING:  LeRose Meadows, Tom Long, Judy Miller.

CHILI COOK-OFF.  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2017
CELEBRITY CHALLENGE.  Clyde Schools will not participate.  It was agreed to ask Hogue’s and Bassett’s to do the Celebrity Challenge.  Tom will talk to Tracy Hogue; Judy will contact Mike Kohloff.  (Both accepted the Challenge!)

Also:
1.  Tom will consider a Signature drink to be introduced that evening, and a special dessert.  These items will be charged separately by the restaurant.
2.  Mary’s Corn Bread is a big-selling item.  Judy will ask if Mary will bake for the Cook-off.
3.  Judges.  LeRose will contact John Ochenduski and Nick Mazzarro; Judy will ask Stephanie Buchanan.
4.  Chili Categories.  Tasting and re-tasting for the many categories is hard on the judge with 15 or more chilis.  It was discussed that category be limited to:  Best Celebrity Chili; Judges’ Choice Best Chili; and People’s Choice Best Chili.
5.  Need Volunteers to handle MARKETING; RAFFLES; PHYSICAL SET-UP on day of event; 50/50 Raffle.
6.  Review Rules, revamp, and publish.  Need changes to reflect fewer categories.
7.  Need VOLUNTEERS for day of event.

CHILI COOK-OFF MEETING WILL BE HELD ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 3RD AT 10:00 A.M. AT LONG WAY HOME.

NEXT REGULAR MEETING:  Monday, January 9th at 7 p.m. at Gilbert’s Place.  For 2017, need new Chairman and Secretary.   Please consider helping out to continue the progress to promote local businesses.

Tom asked the group to develop a program to cross-promote local businesses; find effective means to replace the Gazette to get the word out.  Need placemats with local advertising!

Respectfully submitted
Judy Miller, Secretary

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