CNBA General Meeting Minutes
April 9, 2014
Colts Neck Library
Anna Appolonia called the meeting to order at 8:15 a.m. and welcomed everyone
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Art Becker.
CNBA officers introduced themselves, (in attendance: Anna Appolonia, Carolyn Burtnick, Greg Calderero, Patti Vollherbst, David Sokoler, Alison Antenucci)
Dee Zander made motion to approve March 2014 minutes. Rich Yaeger seconded. Motion was passed.
David Sokoler gave Treasurer's report – CNBA currently has $2,890.42 in Money Market.
$10,617.77 in PNC Checking Account and $8,419.50 in PayPal Account. Total $21, 927.69.
Motion to approve Treasurer's report by Jeff Noles, second by Bob Gassert. Motion passed.
Anna asked about new businesses in town. Richard Vitale and his wife just opened Leading Edge Enterprises, a general contracting company.
Anna thanked Dee Zander and her committee for a wonderful job on the luncheon. Anna invited Dee to give a report on the luncheon. Dee said swag bags were a big success although next year the high school students will be asked to assemble them. Anna presented Dee with flowers and a certificate of appreciation.
J. Vincent Jewelers will host the next card exchange on April 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in their store. Light refreshments will be served. The cost is $20 for non-members and free for members.
The seasonal mailer and map are both out.
David explained how Value Added program works. It consists of donated services and a $500 check from CNBA to help the winners's business. He did mention that once you have won you are ineligible for a year. Dee Zander's name was picked today.
Anna invited Vince Tessi, the business teacher from CNHS to speak about the DECA program and their upcoming trip to Nationals, being held in Atlanta in May. 8 students qualified this year but due to the high cost 2 students opted not to go. To help defray some of the costs, the students are holding several fundraising events. One fundraiser will be offering sponsorship to local businesses on a T shirt for the students. After much discussion, Glen made a motion to donate up to $1000 to cover the cost of the printed T shirts and Art Becker seconded. The membership voted to approve.
Economic Development – Lisa Aldridge reported that Amy Fitzgerald, Dir. Of Economic & Workforce Development, Freehold, was invited to their recent meeting. The business Roundtable which was cancelled earlier this month has been rescheduled for June 23 at 7 P.M. All businesses owners are invited.
Patty mentioned that information for upcoming events is posted on the website.
Anna announced the Jacki Lee concert, A Day at the Races in August, and Rockfest for upcoming events.
Mike Tormey reported that we have 186 paid members.
Anna gave an update on Operation Provide Comfort. CNBA donated $1,000 from proceeds of last year's luncheon to OPC, and some of the proceeds of the Cultivate Connections event. Lisa Aldridge made a motion to donate $1000 to OPC and Jeff Noles seconded. Motion approved.
Jim Schatzle spoke about the Colts Neck Fair, scheduled for July 10-13. While the fair had been scaled back for a few years, plans are to bring back the rides, and go back to the 4 day schedule. Because it will be expanding, more volunteers and sponsorships will be needed. He said fliers will be circulating soon and will bring some to the next meeting.
All attendees introduced themselves.
Carolyn introduced Linda Boscia from Better Quallified, LLC who spoke about credit.
Alison Antenucci, Recording Secetary