There’s been three meetings to discuss forming the Nanuet Chamber of Commerce. After the , the group decided that there was indeed an interest in restarting the chamber that was disbanded years ago. The ended with the realization that committees and research was needed.
However, despite good turnout numbers for the first two meetings, the third one, which was last night, only had about 20 people.
Last night’s meeting focused on committees. There are 11 committees right now, but since the chamber is still in its infancy, there may be new committees formed or the existing ones may change or combine:
- Long Range Planning
- Main Street Committee
- Student Action Committee
Those that attended decided that there should be an informational and recruiting booth at the upcoming Nanuet Family Fest (11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on June 2 at the Nanuet Outdoor Education Center, formerly St. Agatha). However, volunteers are needed to man the booth, even if it’s just for an hour or so.
The meeting ended with most agreeing that the first step was a mission statement from the by-laws committee.
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“The by-laws committee should come up with some sort of framework and mission statement first and then there should be an interim board of 11 people to decide on the legal things the chamber needs to get started,” said Clem Yeboah, president of ATAX Accounting & Financial Services. He added that after the interim board gets the skeleton of the chamber formed, members need to join and/or be recruited so that when the nominating committee presents board candidates, there are members to vote on board members.
Several mission statements from neighboring chambers were read aloud. People suggested several key words that should be included in the mission statement, such as economic environment, culture, business and school.
“The Chamber can also enhance the cultural quality of the area,” said Steve Green, suggesting that film, dance, arts and music be brought into Nanuet to bring culture, but also for adolescents.
Check back with Nanuet Patch today for the second article from this meeting which looks at the discussions on including Bardonia and membership benefits