By Jan Rahn
Gathering at the senior center in Grant for a noon meal and formal meeting, nearly 25 Perkins County Chamber members discussed the upcoming events for summer and got an update on Reese Appliance and Repair, which was the spotlight business for April.
Representing Great Plains Communications, Kevin Poppe gave an update and explanation of the company’s channel changes. He said Great Plains is working on a weather package that would provide more up-to-date information.
It’s a constant battle to keep costs affordable for customers, said Poppe.
The Chamber’s treasurer, Dawnya Dreiling, reported there is currently just over $19,000 in the account.
New business included the summer’s Fourth of July celebration hosted by Chamber. Discussion was held on the various events that take place in the Grant City Park, the time frame, and the food made available.
The annual Grant City-Wide Garage Sale event is set for June 1.
Jody Snogren, Perkins County Health Services Foundation administrator, gave an update on administrators being hired at the hospital and at the nursing home.
Adair Reese of Reese Appliance delivered a report on the success of the business and what the goals are.
She and her husband, Jason Reese, opened Reese Mechanical in February 2010, and expanded the business into Reese Appliance and Repair in September 2012, offering a selection of GE produces which they also repair.
Reese also owns AR Salon which is adjacent to her husband’s HVAC business and the appliance store.
There are three employees at Reese Appliance, including Ashlee Smith, office manager; Eric McCormick, installer; and Travis Jaeger, repair technician.
The appliance store, which is now open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. has plans in a couple of areas that will be shared in the future.
Reese said they will be hosting a golf tournament this summer along with Ross Family Auto Parts, Inc.