Meeting Minutes 2/28/2019

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

Date: Feb 28, 2019 at 7:30am

Location: Ducro at 500 W. Prospect Ashtabula

Present: Executive Committee Officers:

  • President – Tim Volpone

  • Vice President – Scott Coblitz

  • See attendance sheet for remainder of attendees

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

WELCOME VISITOR(S):

  • Greg Church, Greater Ashtabula Chamber of Commerce

  • Don Ballard, Big Dog Bounce

MISSION STATEMENT:

  • Read by _Susan_ (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.

  • Ziegler Heating, Joined about 12 years ago from Gayle’s recommendation. Originally joined because of the scholarship opportunities but has been grateful for the business successes brought from the group.

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.

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

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

NEW BUSINESS:

VP REPORT:

  • Attendance reports for sent out and approved as submitted.

TREASURER’S REPORT:

  • Current balance = $15,698.99

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Ethics: CHAIR- Holly M.

Membership/Marketing: CHAIR- Don P.

  • Don and marketing group to host March 28th meeting to establish a marketing plan for 2019

Scholarship: CHAIR: Scott C.

  • Scholarship group meeting after 2/28 meeting

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES:

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

  • March 27th, YMCA Annual Meeting

  • April 20th Dodge Ball

ONE-MINUTE COMMERCIALS:

  • One-minute commercials presented.

  • The Bee awarded by Mike F. to Tim:

TEN MINUTE PRESENTATION Mike Fedler

  • Preparing for Retirement with EdwardJones. Review of the process for planning for retirement. The importance early planning and insuring you will have enough funds to make it to 90.

MEMBER EXCHANGES:

  • Members Present – 15

  • Sub – 0

  • Guests – 2­

  • Number of referrals – 10

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

Future Schedule:

3/7/19 Road Trip to Ziegler Heating and Cooling


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