January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010
2010 Executive Board and
2010 Board of Directors
MESSSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Each year, the Greater Shelbyville Chamber of Commerce will gain insight and input from the Board of Directors of the Greater Shelbyville Chamber of Commerce, the Shelby County Office of Tourism, Chamber of Commerce members, Shelbyville City Council, Shelby County Board, and the Shelby County Economic Commission to develop the Program of Work and Marketing/Communication Plan for the following year.
Effective in 2010, the Greater Shelbyville Chamber of Commerce will use this designed programming to better promote Shelbyville as a year-round destination by reaching potential visitors with messages about dining, lodging, spas, shopping, and a community with an interesting history and the most beautiful scenery in the Midwest.
The Greater Shelbyville Chamber of Commerce Marketing Plan aims to:
Outline the intended programs of commerce operations and the role of tourism
Delineate the ways & means by which tourism and commerce shall be promoted
Identify and articulate cooperative or shared-cost program opportunities to leverage advertising and promotional items
We have designed our programs to be aggressive, expansive yet precisely targeted and designed to support Shelbyville hotels, motels, inns, restaurants, activities and attractions. In doing so, we understand that the land is our livelihood as well as a gift, and embrace ecological responsibility.
Please let us know what you think of our plan or if you have questions or suggestions. We are always searching for new and innovative ways to promote one of Illinois most beautiful resources, Lake Shelbyville.
Tad A. Mayhall
The Greater Shelbyville Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) is charged with promoting Shelbyville and the surrounding communities as tourist destinations and encourages our residents to stay home and shop our local businesses. The ultimate goal of the Chamber is to increase the retail and other business spending through visitor and local consumer spending. Because the Chamber is a public/private partnership, local businesses pay a membership fee to maintain membership. The Chamber is charged with properly representing the membership through publicity, interaction with city and county government entities, and tourism officials, to better enhance the businesses environment and activity in Shelbyville. All programs and plans listed in this Marketing Plan must be performed and executed with the full support and cooperation from the Office of Tourism. The bottom and top lines for all of our businesses requires a focus on capturing and maximizing the money spent by visitors to Lake Shelbyville.
January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010
- Special Sections
Hemer-Hunter Farm Sees 126 Years
In 1846 a German couple, George and Barbara Hemer, and their six children immigrated to the United States and settled in Vellonia, Indiana. In 1885 their son George and his wife Catherine moved to the northernmost part of Shelby County to begin a new life.
German Immigrant Finds Fertile Shelby Land
In the mid-1800s Winand Schmitz migrated from Germany to Wisconsin. Eventually he took a train south and ended up in the southwestern corner of Shelby County.
Foltz Farm Sees 4th Generation
The great grandson of a Rural Township landowner holds the deed to Centennial farmland.
Donnel Farm Sees 6th Generation, New Forms of Agribusiness
The sixth generation of a prominent Westervelt family is now living in the home built by their great-great-great grandfather.
Shelby Woman Inherits Sesquicentennial Farm
In 1840 a young man traveled from Ohio to Illinois where he staked out three tracts of land totaling 360 acres in Shelby County from the government.
Harley Farms Receives Centennial Honors as Gift
A wife wanted to give her husband a special Christmas gift. So after a bit of research, she was able to present him with the Illinois Department of Agriculture Centennial Farm honors.
Helton/Stewardson Farm Sees 100 Years
Ninety acres of Shelby County farmland has been passed from great grandfather through the generations to great grandson.
Barrett/Bowman/Johnson Farm Sees 6 Generations
A Civil War veteran inherited a parcel of Shelby County land from his wife’s father and kept it in the family name through four more generations.
Gallagher/Elbert Land Newest Centennial Farm Claim
Shelbyville resident Julie Elbert has recently been honored with a second centennial farm in her name.
Baby's First Christmas 2010
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