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OCTOBER 2014

Cumberland County Development Corporation Meets

The Cumberland County Development Corporation (CCDC) met on October 22, 2014, at the Cumberland County Health Department.  President Billie Chambers called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM and the members present recited the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll call was taken and members present were John Barger, Brenda Evans, Max McCullough, Sheri Drotor, Billie Chambers, Daniel Huffman, Linda Bruener, and Bruce Schehleim. Misty Ervin, Administrative Assistant, was present and passed out packets to the Board members. John Juliano, a Peace Corps Volunteer from Neoga, was present as a guest. Brenda Evans, Secretary, gave her report and it was approved. The Treasurer's report was reviewed and it was approved. 

New business discussed included a report on the Entrepreneurship Class held in Greenup.  There were 6 participants attending and the information was very beneficial for those planning to start a business.  The next class will be offered on November 19 at the Health Department in Toledo from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The next agenda items discussed were the upcoming Chili Cook-Off, Auction, and Basket Binga. The event will be held November 22 at the Toledo American Legion. The Kid's Basket Binga, ages 17 and under, will be $10 for 10 games. Adult Binga games will be $5.00 for 3 games.  The grand prize for the Kid's Binga will be a Kindle Fire and the adult grand prize will be a $50 gift card. The Nominations Committee presented the slate for the 2015 Officers.  The nominations were as follows:  President - Billie Chambers, Vice-President - Brenda Evans, Secretary - Linda Bruener, Treasurer - Sheri Drotor, Publicity Chair - Tania Craig, and Membership Chair - Max McCullough. The nominations were accepted and will be presented at the Annual Meeting in January.

Committee reports were given as follows: Sheri Drotor, Publicity, a copy of the newspaper articles will be placed on the website;  Max McCullough, Membership, dues statements have been mailed; and Billie Chambers, Executive, reported all was well.  Community updates were as follows:  Max McCullough, Greenup, reported a new business, Lynn's Treasure Chest recently opened.  Brenda Evans, Neoga, reported two events being planned, a "Business After Hours" and a Business Christmas Walk. Billie Chambers, Toledo, reported that the new Sarah Bush Clinic will be breaking ground and that Dollar General is definitely coming to Toledo. 

The next meeting will be November 19, 2014, at 7:00 PM at the Cumberland County Health Department.  The meeting was adjourned.

The Cumberland County Development Corporation gratefully acknowledges the financial support that businesses, individuals, and governmental units have provided for the continued economic development of Cumberland County.

We encourage you to join the many local supporters and become a partner in the successes of the CCDC!  Join us today and help keep Cumberland County moving on the right track! For more information on the Cumberland County Development Corporation, call Misty at 217-849-2359 or visit our website at
http://cumberlandcountydevelopmentcorporation.com/.

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2014
Cumberland County Development Corporation Meets

The Cumberland County Development Corporation (CCDC) met on September 24, 2014, at the Cumberland County Health Department.  President Billie Chambers called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM and the members present recited the Pledge of Allegiance.  Roll call was taken and members present were John Barger, Brenda Evans, Max McCullough, Sheri Drotor, Billie Chambers, Daniel Huffman, Tania Craig, Linda Bruener, Chuck Castle, Bruce Schehleim, and Ron Black.  Misty Ervin, Administrative Assistant, was present and passed out packets to the Board members.

Brenda Evans, Secretary, gave her report and it was approved.  Chuck Castle gave the Treasurer’s report and it was approved. 

New business discussed included Ron Black’s report on the Entrepreneurship Classes that the corporation is offering to Cumberland County residents.  The class scheduled for September 25 has only one registration.  The presenters require four students to hold the class.  Two more Entrepreneurship classes have been scheduled.  The next class will be on October 21 in Greenup at the Municipal Building 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  The third class will be offered on November 19 at the Health Department in Toledo from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

The next agenda items discussed were the upcoming Chili Cook-Off, Auction, and Basket Binga. The date was set for November 22 and will be held at the Toledo American Legion. The Kid’s Basket Binga, ages 17 and under, will be $10 for 10 games. Adult Binga games will be $5.00 for 3 games.  The grand prize for the Kid’s Binga will be a Kindle Fire and the adult grand prize will be a $50 gift card.  The next agenda item, a possible raffle, was tabled to the next meeting.  The final new business agenda item was discussing the website and website housing.

Committee reports were given as follows:  Sheri Drotor, Publicity, flyers will be provided by the presenters for the upcoming training sessions and Misty designed the flyers for the Chili Cook-Off, Auction, and Basket Binga;  Max McCullough, Membership, dues need to be paid by December 31; and Billie Chambers, Executive, appointed Tania Craig and Linda Bruener to the officer nomination committee. 

The following community updates were as follows:  Max McCullough, Greenup, reported the Fall Festival will be October 2 - 4.  Brenda Evans, Neoga, reported that Brightons is expanding. Billie Chambers, Toledo, reported the Pet Connection is adding on to the Animal Shelter and construction has started.  Ron Black, County, reported that the Circuit Clerk position will be on the November ballot with Denny Shupe, Democrat, and Rhonda Wilson, Republican, running. Bruce Schehleim reported Evapco will be expanding in the near future. The next meeting will be October 22, 2014, at 7:00 PM at the Cumberland County Health Department.  The meeting was adjourned.

The Cumberland County Development Corporation gratefully acknowledges the financial support that businesses, individuals, and governmental units have provided for the continued economic development of Cumberland County.

We encourage you to join the many local supporters and become a partner in the successes of the CCDC!  Join us today and help keep Cumberland County moving on the right track! For more information on the Cumberland County Development Corporation, call Misty at 217-849-2359 or visit our website at
http://cumberlandcountydevelopmentcorporation.com/.


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