Tracy Chamber ready for 2020

KHYLE RADKE passes the gavel over to the new Tracy Area Chamber of Commerce President Mandy Hoffman at Saturday’s Chamber banquet. LEFT: Chamber Director Lexi Erickson emceed at the event. Photos / Per Peterson

While the Tracy Area Chamber of Commerce looked back on 2019 at Saturday’s Chamber Celebration Banquet, it was hard not to look ahead. In fact, this year’s theme was “Looking to the Future.”

“It fits Tracy so well,” Chamber Director Lexi Erickson said as she opened Saturday night’s event. “We have so much potential, and we as a Chamber are looking forward to all the success that will come, not only in 2020, but in years to come.”

Numerous awards were given out Saturday, but before that, it was all business, as the Chamber wrapped up 2019 financially.

The total income brought in for 2019 was $112,404.20, compared to $103,769.70 in 2018. Revenue was up for income from Chamber Checks, memberships and the Prairie Women’s Expo. Expenses were up from $88,212.66 in 2018 to $105,449.83.

Outgoing Chamber President Khyle Radke presided over the business meeting Saturday.

“Under my direction, we spent more money and we made more money,” Radke quipped.

Radke noted that the changes in the beer tent (adding liquor) resulted in some higher revenue numbers.

“We’ve been blessed with having a substantial amount of money to do things with,” he said.

The 2019 Chamber finances were approved by the audience. The Chamber board will remain the same, with the exception of Mandy Hoffman taking over for Radke as president.

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