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February 7, 2019

             

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

 

Date: Feb 7, 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     _Tim V._      (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.  

  •  

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:

  • All members that were not at Grand Valley, this will be an excused absence.

  • Create PDF packet for follow up at local high schools.

  • Next school event, split up AcBE into groups and students by areas of interest.

 

 

 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.

 

 

 

Membership/Marketing: CHAIR- Susan Rossette

  • List sent around with local business names, this list can be used as potential membership

 

Scholarship:  CHAIR: Scott C.

  • 300 hours or less programs

  • Money will be paid out to A-tech

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

  • Maximum payout $1,000 or 75% of the program.

  • Deadline Aug?

  • Create marketing materials (poster in admissions office and flyers)

  • Scholarship will be finalizing scholarship guidelines.

  • For adults with a minimum of one year removed.

 

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES:

  • March 8,9,10: Home and garden show at Ashtabula Towne Square

  • April 13th Dodge Ball

 

 

 

ONE-MINUTE COMMERCIALS:

  • One-minute commercials presented.

  • The Bee awarded by Shawn to:___Susan__________                                         

 

TEN MINUTE PRESENTATION: Wollam-Grand Valley Insurance (Shawn Holmes)

  • Bio: 25 years with the company ,Lives in Roaming Shores, Wife Sarah, and two children ages 18&24.

  • LOVES MEATLOAF and SPAGHETTI

  • Potential New Members: Action Plumbing, J+W Paint, Griffiths Furniture, Soap Shop on Main Ave, American Electric, Ultimate Hair Studio, Dr.Fortney (Dentist), Photography Chris McBride, Book Keeper Beth Sidley, Dr. DeCato Podiatrist, Herbal life, Medical Insurance Joni Keler, Emergency Plumbling, Herbal Life, and new category of general maintain.

 

 

MEMBER EXCHANGES:  

  • Members Present – 16

  • Sub – 0

  • Guests – 0­

  • Number of referrals – 10  

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

     

 

 

 

 

Future Schedule:

MDR next week, meeting at Ducro.

 

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