Open networking begins at 7:15am and meetings begin promptly at 7:30 am.
Date: July 11, 2019 at 7:34am
Location: Ducros .
Present: Executive Committee Officers:
President – Tim Volpone
Vice President – Scott Coblitz
Secretary/Treasurer – Susan Rossette
See attendance sheet for remainder of attendees
Meeting was called to order by Tim Volpone and all the following discussions and actions were taken:
Meeting minutes from 6/27/2019 there were no changes brought forth
WELCOME VISITOR(S): No Visitors
Read by Brenda Cobb (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: Don Pikovik Painesville Publishing
Reminder: If Ashtabula City Schools or A-Tech Schools are closed or delayed
Tim V proposed Susan R as Sec/Treasurer there was a second by Mike F motion was passed.
Congratulations to Mike Fedler on becoming a new Grandfather
News of the passing of our former member Steve Featherston. We will send a monetary donation to his wife. Kathy Shafer will let us know the details of his service.
Lakeside H.S. Back to School Bash was introduced as a possible event to make a donation by John Steele, Kathy Shafer gave us more information
A motion was made by John S second by Kathy S, motion passed, donation not to exceed $300.00
Attendance reports for 6/27 and today will be sent out.
Current balance - $15,531.21 per Elena B. Elena will get paperwork together so Susan can have access to the bank records.
Tim and Scott will take care of the Post office box. Susan will not have the key.
Ethics: CHAIR- Holly M.
Membership/Marketing: CHAIR- Don P.
PER THE CHAMBER WE CANNOT HOLD THE EVENT AT LUISA’S UNLESS SHE JOINS THE CHAMBER. IF SHE DOES NOT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO SCRAMBLE TO FIND ANOTHER VENUE. DON IS GOING TO CONTACT HER AND SEE IF THAT IS AN OPTION
Scholarship: CHAIR: Scott C.
THE YMCA ALSO HAS A LIGHTHOUSE SWIM COMING UP MORE DETAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM MEGAN.
CHAMBER GOLF OUT IN JULY NEED MORE DETAILS FROM MEGAN
WINE AND WALLEYE FESTIVAL JULY 26-28TH
PLEASE BRING ANY NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES TO THE MEETING
TIM PROPOSED THAT WE USE MEET ON MAIN AS A POSSIBLE NETWORKING EVENT.
One-minute commercials presented.
The Bee awarded by BRENDA ACMC REGIONAL HOME HEALTH
TO ELENA, KEYBANK
TEN MINUTE PRESENTATION
INFINITY RESOURCES: WE USED THE PRESENTATION AS A MINI WORKSHOP TO DISCUSS IDEAS ABOUT GETTING MORE OF THE YOUNGER GENERATION TO STAY IN ASHTABULA OR RETURN AFTER COLLEGE TO WORK.
THINK ABOUT PUTTING MORE INFORMATION OUT ABOUT THE VALUE OF OUR COUNTY TO OTHER COUNTIES TO ENTICE PEOPLE TO WANT TO WORK OR LIVE HERE.
ENGAGE WITH THE YOUNG PEOPLE (STUDENTS,ECT) AND INSTILL THE VALUE OF HAVING A MENTOR HERE IN THIS COUNTY TO WORK WITH AND FIND OUT THE BENEFITS OF STAYING IN THE COUNTY.
EMPHASIZE THE NEW BUSINESS THAT IS POTENTIALLY GOING TO BE HERE IN THE NEXT 5-10 YEARS.
SKILLED WORKERS ARE NEEDED. PROMOTE WORKSHOPS WITH PARENTS TO EXPLAIN THE NEED FOR A SKILLED WORKFORCE.
THANK YOU HOLLY FOR THE INFORMATIVE PRESENTATION
Members Present –12
Guests – 0
Number of referrals – 11.
Door Prize was awarded to BRENDA COBB
7/18/2019 GMA ---- GMJ CONSULTING
7/25/2019 Infinity Resources
TIM WILL BE GOING OVER THE SCHEDULE WITH ME AND WE WILL HAVE THE NEW ONE SOON.