The Deloraine & District Chamber of Commerce held a meeting on March 7, 2019 at The Rendezvous Restaurant with nine in attendance.
Holly Smith gave a report about the Escape Room she and Jamie Roberts and Angela Lay are working on in the former Stoney’s Place building (leasing the space). The plans have evolved as they go, there will be five rooms (with moveable walls and secret passages) and this will be available year-round. This could also be used in conjunction with a fundraiser. Groups will be welcome – the theme can be customized. Holly suggests it would be excellent for birthday parties. The hope is this will be a year-round destination that will bring many people to Deloraine. A Party Bus idea is in the works – ticket includes travel/meal/escape rooms and travel back. The Hallowe’en Haunt will also be run out of this space, so in October it will become the Haunt and two escape rooms. There will be admission charged at the Haunt from now on as well. Stay tuned for more information as they get closer to opening.
Holly also spoke about The Market situated in the former Siggi DeKezel location (part of the mini-mall). This enterprise will be closed come April for the summer as Angela Lay (organizer) will be busy out at the Mountain Berry Orchards.
Carol Light of Turtle Mountain Resort was also in attendance. She reported the opening date for the resort will be April 12 and will close at the end of September. They have acquired some land and will be developing it to make a bigger Farmer’s market/picnic area. Lake Metigoshe Improvement Association is finishing some projects, including a wheelchair accessible picnic table.
Angie Andries gave a report about Deloraine Game & Fish - Fish Derby. There was an excellent turnout. Taryn Perriman caught the phantom fish.
Jade Gervais reported that Nestibo Agra and the Eco-Store are very busy.
Jade Gervais was nominated for and elected to be the president for Chamber.
The next meeting will be Thursday, April 3 at noon at The Rendezvous Restaurant.