RENDEZVOUS CHAMBEROF COMMERCE
Minutes of the
January 3, 2008
The January meeting was held at
at 12:00 noon. Those present were:
Richard Droesbela and Brian House (State
Park), Angie McPhie (Bear Lake
Lodging), Judy Holbrook (Bear Lake
Convention & Visitors Bureau), Barbara England (Chocolate
Bear), Bill England (Bear Trapper
Steak House) Steve Allred (Zions Bank),
Suzy Wright (Bear Lake Bed &
Breakfast) Loretta Fidler (Secretary),
Cherie Henderson (Speedy Clean &
The meeting was called to order by President Jackie Meads.
Minutes of the meeting of December 7, 2007 were
discussed and approved unanimously on motion of Judy Holbrook, seconded by Bill
Discussion and planning followed for the Chocolate
Festival and Craft Fair to be held on February
16 and 17. The hours are 10:00
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days. The charge being made for craft booths will be $30
each. Distribution of the brochures
is under way and there will be two venues this year;
and the Chocolate Bear. It was
pointed out that there are quite a few local vendors interested in booths this
year. The “chocolate forest”
will be at the Chocolate Bear, or possibly could be set up in the Steak House.
Other committees are: Raffle:
Loretta Fidler and Suzy Wright. Angie
McPhie will handle the signage and Judy Holbrook and Steve Allred will work on
advertising, Jackie Meads will take care of the front table. It
was brought out that there should be a chocolate theme in each craft booth.
Judy Holbrook suggested that
the Chamber contact lodgings to see if special rates and/or package deals could
be set up with them.
Richard Droesbela and Brian House reported on the proposed marina expansion.
The project is on the Governor’s desk with a price tag of $12 million.
They reported that the marina will not be shut down while expansion to
the south is being accomplished. The
community wants a plan that will not shut down the marina, as it would be
disastrous to the summer economy of the area.
Mayor Hanson and Bryce Huefner are trying to set up a meeting with the
legislators. Petitions stating the
desires of the community will be circulated for signatures and presented to the
Jackie Meads reported on the progress of the new Chamber office and it was shown
to those present. It has a lock on
the door new, a desk, a new computer, new carpeting and new paint and will be
ready for use very soon.
Judy Holbrook reported on upcoming events. The
Cisco Disco will be held at
on the other side of the lake on January 26 and quite a few calls are coming in
regarding this event.
Other possible events could be the Dog Sled Race (January 18 & 19).
There was some question as to whether or not it would be held this year.
Bill England reported that there is a possibility of holding a
“Wings Over the Water” para sailing and hang gliding event in
September. The officials have
visited and found
to be an ideal spot regarding calm lake conditions at that time of the year,
along with the incredible beauty. This
could last up to 10 days and there is a possibility of future events to come.
The Maverick Country Store was
here filming last year and this will be aired soon.
Discussion was had regarding the new rental ordinance being studied by the Town.
There will possibly be a public hearing next month.
Bill England brought up the new facility at the entrance to
. It was reported that the restrooms
have been completed. The roadways
are bad and cannot be accessed by cars right now.
Bill commended Judy for working so hard to get funds for this project.
Judy told the members that she had gotten approval from the Rich County
Commission for grants for the 2008 year. Garden
City received $2,500 for an OHV Brochure and $29,000 for the parking lot in
. Among other grants awarded were
for the operation of the Bear Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau,
Advertising, Randolph and Bear Lake Overlook visitor centers, Laketown Arena
and Woodruff parks projects.
Suzy Wright asked if the “Skiing” signs had been done.
There are two signs that are up. Discussion
regarding cross country ski trails and grooming followed.
There being no further business to come before the meeting, on motion made by
Bill England, seconded by Steve Allred, the meeting was adjourned.