MEETING MINUTES


Open networking begins at 7:15am and meetings begin promptly at 7:30am.

Date: November 8, 2018 at 7:30am

Location: Ducro at 500 W. Prospect Ashtabula

Present: Executive Committee Officers:

  • President – Shay LeVesque

  • Vice President – Elena Bienko

  • Secretary/Treasurer – Kerry Stepp

  • See attendance sheet for remainder of attendees

Meeting was called to order by Shay LeVesque at Ducro___ and all the following discussions and actions were taken:

Meeting minutes from October 25, 2018 approved as submitted.

WELCOME VISITOR(S):

  • Walt-Nova Star

MISSION STATEMENT:

  • Read by _Don P._ (a different member will be selected to read the mission statement every week) – “To exchange and promote business with members and support member businesses through information sharing. To support secondary business education in Ashtabula County encouraging and sustaining entrepreneurship.”

SUCCESS STORY:

  • Success stories are the week before your 10-minute. Don’t forget to get your bio ready.

  • Elena shared that success was found in the Ashtabula County Business Exchange by the tightknit community culture our group represents.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • Reminder: If Ashtabula City Schools or A-Tech Schools are closed or delayed our meeting will be cancelled.

  • Remember everyone must continue to recruit for open categories in our membership.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Everyone agrees that venue change was a success. If the group continues to change venue, literature/website may have to be changed or updated to reflect meeting locations.

  • Lakehouse Inn resigned.

VP REPORT:

  • Attendance reports for 11/1/18 was sent out and approved as submitted.

TREASURER’S REPORT:

  • Current balance = $15,698.99

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Ethics: CHAIR- Don P.

  • Nova Star application is pending.

  • Voting proposed for Dec. 6th 2018

Membership/Marketing: CHAIR- Susan Rossette

  • Social & ‘Sock Exchange’ on Nov. 16th at Lorello’s Winery 6pm

-Can bring spouse/guest

Scholarship: CHAIR: Ken M.

  • A-tech reps to speak with group on scholarships.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES:

  • 11/16/18 Ashtabula County Christmas Parade.

  • 11/16/18 ACBE Social.

  • 1/19/18 MLK jr. @ Ashtabula Library

  • 1/23/18 YMCA’s dine to donate at Applebee’s 11a-9p

ONE-MINUTE COMMERCIALS:

  • One-minute commercials presented.

  • The Bee awarded by Don P. to:___Mike F.__________

TEN MINUTE PRESENTATION:

  • Scott C. MDR corp./ A. Lewis Supply

  • Scott C. was able to share with the group the nontraditional promotional products his company has to offer, challenging the group to think of everyday items that could be branded. With the holidays around the corner we also learned MDR could supply branded gifts perfect for anyone on your list. Please be on the lookout, A.Lewis will have a E-commerce website in approximately 6 months.

MEMBER EXCHANGES:

  • Members Present – 15

  • Sub – 3

  • Guests – 0

  • Number of referrals – 4

  • Door Prize was awarded to ____YMCA_________be added to next week’s referrals.

Next Meeting on November 15, 2018:

  • Good Morning Ashtabula @ Geneva Lodge

  • Shay L. - 10 min. presentation.

  • GMA-Success story

Future Schedule:

9/27/2018 MC LAWN CARE (ACMC REGIONAL HOME HEALTH SUCCESS STORY)

10/4/2018 ACMC REGIONAL HOME HEALTH (WOLLAM GRAND VALLEY SUCCESS STORY)

10/11/2018 WOLLAM GRAND VALLEY (MARTINET RECCHIA SUCCESS STORY)

10/18/2018 GOOD MORNING ASHTABULA – CLEVELAND RAPE CRISIS CENTER

10/25/2018 MARTINET RECCHIA (GENEVA SPINAL HEALTH SUCCESS STORY)

11/1/2018 GENEVA SPINAL HEALTH (MDR CORPORATION SUCCESS STORY)

11/8/2018 MDR CORPORATION (KEYBANK SUCCESS STORY)

11/15/2018 GOOD MORNING ASHTABULA – THE LODGE AT GENEVA ON THE LAKE

11/22/2018 HOLIDAY – NO MEETING

11/29/2018 SPEAKER MEETING

12/6/2018 OPEN MEETING/COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES

12/13/2018 KEYBANK (SUCCESS STORY TO BE DETERMINED)

12/20/2018 GOOD MORNING ASHTABULA – ERIE BANK

12/27/2018 HOLIDAY – NO MEETING

Meeting adjourned at ___8:30_____ am


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