CNBA Business Association Meeting Minutes
July 10, 2013, 8:00 a.m.
Colts Neck Library
Glen Dalakian called meeting to order at 8:10 a.m. and welcomed everyone.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Officer Brian Caswell.
CNBA officers introduced themselves.
Bob Gassaway made motion to approve January minutes. Greg Calderaro second. Motion was passed.
Dave Sokoler gave Treasurer’s report – CNBA currently has a balance of $2,889.61 in Money Market (scholarship account), $7,232.98 in PNC Operating Account and $7,318.70 in PayPal Account – Total $17,441.29. A motion was made to approve Treasurer’s Report by Rich Yaeger and second by Bob Gassaway. Motion passed.
Glen congratulated Officer Caswell on the birth of his new baby.
Glen asked all to keep Sal Barbagallo in their prayers. He is still in the hospital and it will be a long term recovery. No visitors should go to visit in the hospital.
Glen asked if anyone new of any new businesses in town. Dee Zander was in attendance and said that she just opened a new business. Glen explained how CNBA helps new businesses become acclimated to this area.
The summer mailer is out and good feedback has been received. The next one will be in the Fall.
Anna spoke about the Tuesday July 16 Cultivating Connections in Colts Neck event. CNBA will be hosting along with Greater Monmouth Chamber and Eatontown Industrial Park. Vendor tables are available for $125. There are four left. Hours are from 6 – 9 pm. Members are free. Glen said they are expecting large crowds.
Glen said that the Colts Neck Fair went well. He gave kudos to Carolyn Burtnick and Jill Valentino for the Dunk Tank event. Some money was made. Details will be at the next meeting. Glen said it was great exposure and a fun time.
Dave said that there are now 171 CNBA members. If you are interested in becoming a member, see Glen.
Dave said that the Pig Roast tickets are available today for the September 16th event. It is a social event but a great networking opportunity. Tickets are $25. A table of 10 is $200.
Greg Calderaro will be heading up the Town Meeting event in October. Some of the participants will be Jennifer Beck, Mary Pat Angelini, and Sheriff Shaun Golden. There will be a meeting on Tuesday, 8:30 a.m. at Perkins. Greg encouraged all to come out and join the committee. The date and location is yet to be determined.
Elections for CNBA officers will be held in November. A team is needed.
The Colts Neck BlueClaws Day will be August 24 at 7:00 p.m. This will be the 4th year. Last year, over 400 tickets were sold. The CNBA name will be on the video board. Tables on the concourse are available for $200, which includes 20 tickets and name on the board. Regular tickets are $10, 10 or more are $9. Last year the tables were sold out. Kevin has tickets available today. Glen said it is great exposure. Also participating are DECA, PTO and Sports Foundation. They are selling tickets. Operation Provide Comfort will be the recipient of the funds.
Tom Corley discussed the Added Value program. There is a $500 cash award plus free member services. A new winner is picked every quarter. A winner was picked today – Patty Volherbst.
Dave reported on Education Committee. He said he needs member speakers to discuss relevant topics.
Patty reported on Technology Committee. Patty said the revamping of the website is in the works.
Glen reported that many companies have reached out for the RFP for our website. It was awarded to Patty Volherbst. Her company came in under budget.
Don Norkus is no longer able to chair the Economic Development Committee. A new chair is needed. Glen encouraged members to become involved in committees stating the premise – what would economically benefit the business district?
Tom Corley reported that the Ordinance Committee needs to regroup in September. Last year they looked at ordinances impacting the town. He said that we have been able to get ordinances changed in town. He said we want to make Colts Neck business friendly.
The speaker was Christina Paccione, Vice-President of Business Lending at Investors Bank.
All in attendance introduced themselves.