Meeting Minutes 2.14.19
Open networking begins at 7:15am and meetings begin promptly at 7:30am.
Date: Feb 15, 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.
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 stories are the week before your 10-minute. Don’t forget to get your bio ready.
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.
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.
Attendance reports for 11/8/18 was sent out and approved as submitted.
Current balance = $15,698.99
Ethics: CHAIR- Holly M.
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- Don P.
List sent around with local business names, this list can be used as potential membership
Be sure when inviting potential members that they come to ‘normal’ meetings.
Membership goal: 3-5 new members per year
Discussed making business cards with appointment space on back to give to potential incoming members and making collateral to hand out at events etc.
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.
Create marketing materials (poster in admissions office and flyers)
Scholarship will be finalizing scholarship guidelines.
For adults with a minimum of one year removed.
March 8,9,10: Home and garden show at Ashtabula Towne Square
April 13th Dodge Ball
One-minute commercials presented.
The Bee awarded by Susan to:___Mike F__________
TEN MINUTE PRESENTATION Scott Coblitz and Sherrie Buckmire (MDR Corp.)
MDR was able to bring samples of new promotional products. Slap koozies, bags, pens all customizable were some of the products the group was able to see.
Members Present – 15
Sub – 1
Guests – 0
Number of referrals – 10
Door Prize was awarded to ____N/A________be added to next week’s referrals.
2/21/19 GMA 8am at Geneva Shores.