A good gathering of local folks for the November 15 Chamber meeting.  Here are the highlights: --Minutes & Treasurer's report approved

--Steve Carty, CEO of Mineral Community Hospital spoke about improvements to hospital and medical services the past 5 years, and upcoming projects, including fund raising to begin work on a new hospital building (see detailed minutes for more)

--Committees: --Fly-In: Peggy Temple - organizational meeting is planned for December for Fly-In to be held summer 2013. Anyone wishing to help, please contact Peggy, 822-0922 or --Business Directory: Sue McLees - Deadline is November 30 - To place an ad, contact: Sue McLees 406-822-4974 or 360-3655, Mary Jo Berry 406-822-4800, Patti Curtin 503-936-0404 --Winterfest 2012: Monte Turner & Kelly Mitchell - December 15, 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - cookie & ornament making, business specials, door prizes, pictures with Santa, parade, singing, bonfire . . . . Contact Monte 822-5915 or Kelly 822-6637 if you have an event you would like to include

--Chamber Office: winter hours are Monday-Wednesday-Friday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

--2013 Officers: Nominating committee has submitted Anita Bailey to continue as president, and Mike Dodd as vice-president. Election will be held at December 20 meeting. At that time, nominations can be made from the floor.

--Dues for 2013 will be kept the same as 2012: $25 for 1-2 employees, $75 for 3-4 employees, $125 for 5-8 employees, $175 for 8+ employees, $15 for individuals, no fee (donation accepted) for non-profit organizations

--Chamber By-Laws: Keith Cousins has agreed to take on the project of updating the Chamber By-Laws

--Website: An additional member benefit will include a picture ad on the home page of the Chamber website for a nominal fee

--Seven Hobbs introduced the idea of a non-profit expo

-Next Meeting: Thursday, December 20, 7:00 p.m., Chamber Office, Superior-


For full meeting minutes, click here Minutes-November2012_MineralCoChamber_Commerce_MT.