KIMBERLY BUSINESS OWNERS ASSOCIATION
August 10, 2009
The August meeting of the Kimberly Business Owners Association was called to order by
Connie Windsor at 7:00 p.m. on August 10, 2009, at Select Source on Kimberly Road.
Members present: Connie Windsor, Courtney Windsor, Robin Smith, Ed Bryant, Cecille
Griffith, Jim Griffith, Jake Tolman, Lance Godfrey, Kirk Claiborn and Kathleen Noh
Mitzi Cheldelin attended as both a business owner, Tiger Welding and Manufacturing,
and as a reporter for the Rock Creek Star.
Mr. R. S. Parrish from the Filer Kiwanis Club spoke to the group about the purpose of
the Kiwanis organization and the procedures for starting a satellite club in Kimberly.
The Kimberly High School has an active Key Club which is now sponsored by the Twin
Falls Kiwanis Club. With a second high school opening in Twin Falls, it is going to be
difficult for the Twin Falls organization to provide support for three high school groups.
Jake Tolman, Treasurer, reported that KBOA now has 25 members and about $1700.00
in the bank account. It was decided that new members could join for the remainder of
the year for $50.00.
It was suggested that the e-mail list be updated as some members have not been
receiving the e-mail reminders of the meetings. Everyone was also reminded to check
their information on the website to be sure it is accurate.
OLD BUSINESS: Jake will discuss options for shirts or vests with Quick Draw and will
bring a proposal to the group. It was suggested that it would be good to have the vests
or shirts for the Harvest event on October 31.
Update on beautification projects:
Plaques for identifying the old business buildings in town are available in two different
materials and in two sizes, 6” x 8” and 8” x 10”. More research on the history of the
buildings needs to be done.
The suggestion of painting a building on Main Street or refurbishing the old gym was
An estimate from a local sign company for painting a sign on the side of a building was
received. The cost would be $1500 to $3000 depending on the complexity of the art
work. Lance brought a list of artists who do this type of work.
Additional old business:
Robin is producing an advertising flyer to be sent to 3000 residents in the
Kimberly/Hansen area. Businesses need to get their ads to Robin right away. The cost
is $75.00 for a space on the flyer. Several members stated that the last flyer brought
customers to their places of business.
Cecille Griffith volunteered to be Chairperson of the Halloween Town event scheduled
for Saturday, October 31. Straw bales are available and will be used for decorating
downtown. The Lion's Club will be asked to furnish hot dogs. Cecille will fill small bags
with toys for the children. Events will include the Parade and Trunk or Treat. Cecille
will ask Heather Hopkins if the FFA will provide the Haunted Locker Room again. It was
suggested that the Key Club members be invited to participate. It was also suggested
that prizes be given for various categories of costumes. Plans will be finalized at the
It was decided that KBOA would sponsor a Business After Hours event on September 21
at 6:00 p.m. Every member was encouraged to bring a guest. Kirk Claiborn volunteered
to publicize the event. Plans will be finalized at the next meeting which will be
September 14 at Kut & Kurl on Main Street. It was decided to move the meeting time to
The St. Nicholas festival is scheduled for the first Friday and Saturday in December.
It was suggested that KBOA sponsor a Snow Sculpture contest this winter.
Meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.
Kathleen Noh, Secretary