CNBA Business Association Meeting Minutes
May 8, 2013, 8:00 a.m.
Colts Neck Library

Glen Dalakian called meeting to order at 8:05 a.m. and welcomed everyone.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Tom Corley.

Glen discussed officers’ elections and welcomed the opportunity for members to speak with current officers regarding interest in running for an office.  He recommended that members step forward to run in September/October so that we will have a good slate in November for elections. 

Greg Calderaro made motion to approve January minutes.  Tom Corley second.  Motion was passed.

Dave Sokoler gave Treasurer’s report – CNBA currently has a balance of $2,889.61 in Money Market (scholarship account), $11,184.71 in PNC Operating Account and $7,318.70 in PayPal Account – Total $21,393.02. A motion was made to approve Treasurer’s Report by Bob Gassaway and second by Dr. T. Motion passed.

Officers introduced themselves.

Glen asked if anyone knows of any new businesses in town or anyone interested in opening a business in town.  He said to let them know that CNBA is here to help them and that we have resources available to them.

The seasonal mailer is being put together by Sue Fitzpatrick and Andrea.  It is sent out on a quarterly basis.  Andrea said to get your membership in so that you can be in the Summer mailer.  The deadline to get membership in for inclusion is May 25.

Jill Valentino will be heading up the Dunk Tank at the Colts Neck Fair.  Dunkees are needed along with business owners interested in having a table display at the Fair near the Dunk Tank.  It is free to participate but the business must have an activity.  Glen said it is good exposure. Contact Don Norkus or Jill if interested.  Anita DeDalis said that the activity cannot include any type of raffle, whether it includes money or not.  A permit is needed.  See Anita, if interested.

The CNBA scholarship for two DECA students at Colts Neck High School will be presented on June 4 at 6:30 pm.  Glen will be in attendance along with Andrea.  All were invited to attend.  One male and one female student will be awarded $1K each.  CNBA will have a table at the event and the kiosk will also be displayed in the lobby of the high school.

Anna said the outdoor Cultivating Connections in Colts Neck event will be held on July 16 from 6 – 9 pm at Pebble Creek.  We will be partnering with Greater Monmouth Chamber of Commerce and Eatontown Industrial Park for the event.  There will be 8 – 10 vendor tables available at $125 each to members only.  Glen said this will be great exposure.  Members will be admitted for free.  Others will pay at the door.

Colts Neck day at BlueClaws will be on August 24, 7:05 pm game.  Tickets are $10 – 10 or more tickets are $9 each.  Concourse 8’ tables are available for members at $200.  There will be 10 – 15 tables available. Kevin said last year’s event sold over 400 tickets through CNBA and DECA.  We are partnering with the High School PTO, DECA  and Sports Foundation this year and Glen thinks we will sell over 600 tickets.  See Kevin, if interested in being on the committee or want a table.  Patty will put on the website.

Mike said the Pig Roast will be help on Monday, September 16.  Tables for 10 will be $200 or $25 per ticket. 

Mike said that the goal for 2013 membership was 180.  We currently have 156 members.  He also reiterated getting membership in so that you can be included in the mailer.  He said the mailer is distributed to the entire town so it is good opportunity. 

Jean from The Journal discussed the Excellence Awards.  The theme was Sandy efforts throughout Holmdel and Colts Neck.  150 people were in attendance.  Investors Bank was the sponsor – Jean thanked Investors manager, Cathy Murray.  Proceeds from the event benefitted Operation Provide Comfort and Holmdel Helps.  Jean said that Glen’s business, CSVA won Business of the Year award.  At the event, Jen Maier announced that Operation Provide Comfort raised $60K, which was seed planting in order for Union Beach to obtain a $750K grant from the Robin Hood Foundation.  They also received a $750K grant from Red Cross and $1.5 million from Hurricane Sandy NJ Relief Fund.  190 homes were torn down. 

Tom Corley spoke about the Value Added program.  Every quarter there will be a $500 cash award plus free services from participating CNBA businesses.  Dan Fenske was the winner today.  Every three months a new winner is chosen.

Tom Corley had no updates on the Ordinance Committee.  He and Greg Calderaro will prepare new objectives involving the modification of current ordinances.

Glen encouraged all members to become involved with the committees to keep the momentum going. 

Patty reported that the new website is ready to make the changes.  She asked for anyone interested in helping on any level.  Carolyn said that she updates Facebook.  She said we have 193 likes and that it is very interactive.  She also said that all of the emails she sends out also go on Facebook.

Dave said he has a few speakers lined up for the next few months and asked if any members were interested in speaking after that.  The two DECA student scholarship winners will speak at the June meeting.

Sue said the maps are completed.

Tom Orgo said the new Subway will be opened at the end of next week at the Orchards plaza.

The speaker is Pastor Chris Durkin.  He spoke on Conflict Resolution in the Workplace.

All in attendance introduced themselves.
Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Monica Vermeulen
Recording Secretary

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