Attendees: Rob Williams, Charlotte Williams, Lee Austin, Diane Torrey, Newell Harward, Michelle Coleman, Amy Jackson, Tasha Brian, Freedom Kezos, Kimber Wood, Rick McCartney, LeEllen McCartney, Jessica Alvey, Keith Church, Claudia Church, Chris Olsen, Scott Christensen, Lynn Giles, Kim Giles, Courtney Moulton, Stephanie Moulton, Lori Roberts, Morgan Chappell, Marcus Lewis

Marcus Lewis: went over financials

Michelle Coleman: talked about micro loan and hope people in our area will apply and use the loan for their projects, both her and Don Coombs have applications for the loan. She covered some of the classes that are offered through Snow College in Richfield and Ephriam, she is trying to get some classes offered over here in Wayne County. Utahopia can help you develop a free web site. Job expo in Richfield February 3, 2015 from 10-2 this expo will help you get your name out there and also help you find employees. Economic survey she gave everyone a survey and asked that we fill it out and leave it on the table when we leave. ASAP survey this is a survey that she emailed out to many in our community and would like as much feedback as possible from our community to help cover our needs and wants in our county.

Tasha Brian: talked about the map project and let everyone know that Morgan Chappell will be contacting us regarding an ad on the map 200.00 first ad and 150.00 for all the ads after that.

Lori Roberts: from the Richfield Reaper talked to us about advertising and upcoming attractions featuring Wayne County.

Newell Harward: talked about the ASAP program and how it will benefit our community if we will take the time to fill it out and return it. The commissioners are trying to get a grant to make road improvements to the Fish Creek Road. They are also working on a prairie dog issue.

Keith Church: talked about the custom fit programs and how beneficial they are to business owners or to anybody that wants to learn and grow. He talked about the funding available when you apply and are taking any of the custom fit training programs or if you are doing any training for your own business you can get some of the fees refunded to you through this program.

Freedom Kezos: is our new tech person. She brought many great ideas and a working web-site and Facebook that looks amazing. She has many more ideas that she is working on to improve the WCBA and its members.  

LeEllen McCartney: is trying to get pro-bono and low-bono lawyers here to help the citizens of Wayne County.

Tasha Brian: told everyone that this is the last time there will be lunch for $5.00 it will be increased to $10.00

Next board meetings are:

February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, and July 14

 
 
Board member meeting 1-13-2015 at Tosconos 

Attendees: Tasha Brian, Francine Hallows, Ted Winder, Jess Alvey, LeEllen McCartney, Rick McCartney, Shauna Sudeury, Amy Jackson, Marcus Lewis, Raylynn Cooper

Francine Hallows was asked by Tasha Brian to be Vice President, Francine Hallows accepted it was voted on and approved by board members. 

Shauna Sudeury was asked to take over the farmers market, she accepted, it was voted on and approved by the board. She will talk to Lori Anderson and let her know that she is released from being in charge of the farmers market but will ask her Lori to keep helping with it.

Tasha Brian would like to see more social media involving the WCBA it was proposed to hire Freedom Kezos at $15.00 an hour to put together a Facebook page, Instagram, and a web page. This was voted on and approved by board members. Tasha Brian will be the one to go to Freedom with the ideas and messages from the board and approve the pages before they are posted. Freedom will be asked to come to the January general board meeting to introduce herself and show everyone the things she is working on and talk to us about her ideas.

Raylynn Cooper will talk to West & Kami Taylor and let them know that their service will no longer be needed in the social media aspect. We are very grateful for their help and support while they served.Jess Alvey will email the rest of the social media group and tell them the same thing.

Ted Winder talked to us about the map project he would like to print 10,000 more but with different business' and also have the ad's be the size of a business card. We talked about $200.00 per ad and every other ad would be $150.00 per business. WCBA offered a scholarship to someone from Wayne High School to help us get the money from the business' for the ad's. Morgan Chappell was the only applicant, she accepted the project.

Raylynn Cooper talked for just a minute about the micro loan fund  microloanfund.com this has been offered to our county it is for business' they can borow up to $25,000.00 to help them with business costs, it has a 2% higher than prime interest rate, it is a 5 year loan. 

Board meetings will be the second Tuesday of each month.

General board meetings are scheduled for

January 29th @ Sunglow 11:00

April 23rd @ Broken Spur 11:00

July 16th @ Capitol Reef catered by Red Cliff Restaurant 11:00

October 22 @ Bicknell Community Center catered by Bruce Chappell 11:00