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Meeting Minutes

January 4, 2019

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

 

Date: Jan 3, 2019 at 7:30am

Location: Ducro at 500 W. Prospect Ashtabula

 

Present:         Executive Committee Officers:

  • President – Tim Valpone         

  • Vice President – Scott Coblitz  

  • Secretary/Treasurer – Kerry  Stepp

  • See attendance sheet for remainder of attendees

 

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

 

Meeting minutes from November 8, 2018 approved as submitted.

 

WELCOME VISITOR(S):

  • N/A

 

MISSION STATEMENT:  

  • Read by     _Kerry S._      (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.  

  •  N/A

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:

  • Dues will be resubmitted with business addresses. Please return by Jan 15-20th

 

  • 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 11/8/18 was sent out and approved as submitted.

 

TREASURER’S REPORT:

  • Current balance = $15,698.99

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

  

Ethics: CHAIR- Don P.

  • Nova Star application has been rejected. Ethics felt that the “marketing” category that was applied for truly served his real-estate business.

  • Voting proposed for Dec. 6th 2018

 

 

Membership/Marketing: CHAIR- Susan Rossette

  •  

 

Scholarship:  CHAIR: Ken M.

  • A-tech reps to speak with group on December 6th meeting.

  •  

 

 

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES:

  • 1/19/18 Kiwanis MLK jr. @ Ashtabula Library 6p-9p (9 speeches from local area high schools.)

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

 

 

 

 

ONE-MINUTE COMMERCIALS:

  • One-minute commercials presented.

  • The Bee awarded by Shawn. to:_____________                                         

 

TEN MINUTE PRESENTATION: Ideas presented by current members

  • Commercials; theme/key words

  • Continue Social Events

  • Encourage creativity with 10 min. presentations

  • New Members-create policies to allow new business members

  • Occasional lunch/afternoon meetings

  • Retreats also using these opportunities to invite new members

  • Challenge every existing member to bring a potential member/business

  • Participation in community events.

  • Interaction with existing members on different aspects of their business

  • Change the format of the meetings occasionally

  • Change venue

  • Monthly meetings at local venues-no reservations

  • 300 hours or less

  • Money will be paid out to A-tech

  • Submission: optional essay including why, 1pg.,

 

 

MEMBER EXCHANGES:  

  • Members Present – 13

  • Sub – 0

  • Guests – 0­

  • Number of referrals –  

  • Door Prize was awarded to ____N/A________be added to next week’s referrals.

     

Next Meeting on Jan 10, 2019: Ducro

 

 

 

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)

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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

 

Jan.24- Grand Valley High School

             111 Grand Valley Ave

             Orwell 44076

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