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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.


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  • 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.