BISBEE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
July 13th, 2012
(PLEASE SILENCE YOUR CELL PHONE DURING THE MEETING – Thank you!)
Call to Order: 7:31am By: Kim Collins
President, Cathe Wright -Late
Vice President, Kim Collins -Present
Treasurer, Dr. Robert Carreira -Present
Secretary, Tina Rabey -Excused
Brandy Fay - Present
Staff, Deanna La Velle - Present
City Liaison, Kenneth Budge -Present
Unfinished Business -none
Approval of the Minutes – (Kim Collins- in Tina’s absents)
Regular meeting, June 8th, 2012
Treasurer’s Report – Dr. Robert Carreira
Profit-Loss and Balance Sheet reports
Discussion: The treasurer’s report was given by Dr. Robert Carreira.
The chamber lost 13,300.47 last fiscal year, and so far from when Deanna took over the
chamber, January 1st 2012 to date the chamber has only lost 278.00 dollars. We need to
take a look at expenditures prior to Deanna, to determine why there was such a loss. The
forward progress looks to be paying off and we need to support Deanna in her efforts.
Call to the Public
President’s Comments – Cathe Wright
Thank you to Robert for speaking during the council meetings and also to Ken Budge for
his work & discussions on the tax issue.
Membership Report – Deanna LaVelle
New Applicants & Swaps
Pro-EM Event Planning & Party Rentals
3 Canyons Transport
Quality Dental Care
United Way of Cochise County
Bisbee Radio Project- Swap
Jimmy’s Hotdog Co.
Copper Queen Hotel
The Gold Shop
San Jose Lodge
Thomas Home Furnishings
(attached accounts receivable report)
Gardens at Mile High Ranch
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Current Membership Total: 223
Executive Director’s Report – Deanna La Velle
Deanna submitted a new format to her executive director’s report, and discussed is detail.
Cathe expressed that she liked the new version and Robert suggested the content be
submitted to the members in possibly a newsletter/email.
Planning and Budget
Chair: Vice President Kim Collins, Robert Carreira
& Executive Director – Deanna La Velle
No meeting was held this month
Economic Retention and Development
Committee Members: Dr. Robert Carreira, Robin L. Mitchell (Cochise
CountyWorkforce Dev.), Karin Phillips (Fairfield Inn & Suites,) Deanna La Velle-
Deanna spoke about the committee meeting held in June where there was discussion
regarding the direction of the committee and adding additional members.
Chair - Cathe Wright
Members: Rebecca Mayer, Cathe Wright
The June 2012 Chamber mixer was hosted by the Chiricahua Community Health Center;
9 members/guests were in attendance.
The July 2012 mixer will be hosted by the Bisbee 1000 from 5:00-6:30pm on July
Cathe presented membership pages to the board of directors asking them to assist in
contacting the members.
Chair – Kim Collins
Members: Kim Collins, Cathe Wright, Brandy Fay, Tina Rabey, Deanna La Velle
Oktoberfest was discussed and it was further discussed that there would be an events
committee meeting immediately following the board of directors meeting this morning.
Task Force: (President)
Old Business -none
Appointment of Chairperson of Government Affairs Committee
1) Executive Director Deanna LaVelle is requesting the Board adopt a motion to approve
appointment of Board member Dr. Robert Carreira as Chairman of the Government
Discussion: Deanna stated that Robert would be the perfect fit for this position and that
she would be a member of the committee.
Comments from the Board Members, City Liaison & Staff:
Robert spoke on the tax issue as did Ken Budge. Budge also spoke in
regards to the Bisbee 1000 event, the new location of the visitor’s center,
and possible outreaching to business owners such as car dealerships to get
them to bring their business to Bisbee.
Adjournment – No further Business Time: 9:42am
Respectfully submitted by: Deanna LaVelle, Executive Director