CNBA Business Association Meeting Minutes
October 9, 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 Greg Calderaro.
CNBA officers introduced themselves.
Bob Gassaway made motion to approve January minutes. Mike Tormey second. Motion was passed.
Dave Sokoler gave Treasurer’s report – CNBA currently has a balance of $2,890.23 in Money Market (scholarship account), $5,121.70 in PNC Operating Account and $8,102.49 in PayPal Account – Total $16,114.42. A motion was made to approve Treasurer’s Report by Greg Calderaro and second by Bob Gassaway. Motion passed.
Glen reported that Sal Barbagallo is in the Madison Health Center, Rt. 34, Matawan, Room B17. He is progressing and doing well with major improvements.
Glen reported that we are still working on obtaining a bench at Bucks Mill Park in memory of Sil Lutkewitte. Brock Farms is looking at a price as well as Sue Fitzpatrick.
Glen announced that the Grand Opening of Farmers Insurance will be on October 27. CNBA will do an email blast for Grand Openings of new businesses in town. Most recently was the Grand Opening of Subway. Mayor Fitzgerald and Caroline Cassagrande were in attendance. Yan – owner of Subway – donated a Grand Opening scissors to CNBA. Alesha from the new Wellness Center will be having her Grand Opening on November 15. Glen said CNBA wants to help new businesses coming to town, guiding them through the red tape. CNBA has a guidelines brochure for new businesses.
The seasonal mailer is out. The highlight is the Monmouth County Town Hall Meeting of October 22. Sue and Andrea get the mailers out every quarter. 4000 are mailed.
David reported that the BlueClaws event made just under $500. 146 tickets were sold.
Glen said the vendors were happy with the event.
Mike reported on the 4th Annual Pig Roast of September 16. 121 tickets were sold. Everyone loved the food and had a great time. There was a photo booth on hand. We were -$87 for the event.
Greg reported on the upcoming October 22 Town Hall Meeting. It will be held at the Colts Neck High School and will be coordinated with the DECA club regarding volunteers and the meet and greet. The panel will consist of Jennifer Beck, Caroline Cassagrande, MaryPat Angelini, Shaun Golden and Mayor Fitzgerald. Greg gave out papers and asked for all CNBA members to fill out questions that will be posed to the panel and give in the questions at the end of today’s meeting. 5 – 6 questions will be on the slate that will encompass the local, county, state and federal level. Q & A will follow the panel with questions screened prior to asking.
Andrea discussed upcoming Executive Board elections, which will be held at the November meeting. The criterion is to either live in or own a business in Colts Neck. Currently we have one candidate for each office. She encouraged others to submit their names for candidacy. If interested, contact Andrea. The final slate will be emailed out to everyone.
David discussed the Added Value program, which was put together one year ago. Each member puts their business card in the “hat.” A winner is chosen every three months and receives $500 in a check and donated services that add up to a couple thousand dollars. CNBA asks that each winner updates them with what they’ve done with the money and services to improve their business. Officer Christian DaVito pulled the winning card. Monica Vermeulen was the winner this quarter.