CNBA General Meeting Minutes
August 13, 2014
Colts Neck Library
Anna Appolonia called the meeting to order at 8:11 a.m. and welcomed everyone
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Tom Hennessey
CNBA officers introduced themselves, (in attendance Anna Appolonia, Greg Calderero, Carolyn Burtnick, Patty Vollherbst, David Sokoler Alison Antenucci, Glen Dalakian)
Bob Gassaway made motion to approve July 2014 minutes. Mike Tormey seconded. Motion passed.
David Sokoler gave Treasurer’s report – CNBA currently has $7585.34 in PNC checking account, $5631.19 in Pay Pal account and $2890.52 in Money Market account. Total $16,107.05. Motion to approve by Frank Della Donna, second by Dr. T. Motion passed.
There is one new business in town, Greg Bahary from Edward Jones, a financial adviser.
Larry Fisher from Eagle Specialty Coffee, Eatontown introduced himself and said he is planning to join this month.
David gave a recap of Cultivate Connections, held at Pebble Creek in July. The event was very well attended and the proceeds were shared with EIPA, our share being $571.
A Day at the Races, held in August, was another well attended event in conjunction with EIPA and GMCC. Proceeds were $111 to us. Most agreed we should hold it again next year, although possibly moving it to the outside and a more casual atmosphere.
Mike Tormey updated us on the Pig Roast, slated for Tues. Sept. 9 at Bucks Mill Park. Tickets are $25 for individuals and $200 for a table of 10. The usual attendance is around 100 – 125. Tickets are available on the website or from Mike.
Mike announced that the membership is presently 208. Dues must be paid by the end of Sept. to be included in the next mailer, which is expected to be out in November.
Rockfest a family event, offering music by several local bands, food and crafts.is being held on Sept. 20 at Bucks Mill Park. CNBA is going to be the lead sponsor, offering some funding. The event is free to attendees and there are vendor tables available at $50 with an emphasis on crafts, rather than service businesses.
The next card exchange is being planned for early November, but no sponsor yet.
David reviewed Added Value which offers several services from members and a check for $500.
Lisa Aldridge gave an update from Economic Development with the following projects being considered:
A survey to residents to help improve relationship with businesses
Branding (slogan) for the business district, with help from Dan Simon and the students from CNHS.
Videos will be produced to feature businesses, again with assistance of Dan and the students.
The brochure is being printed now but will also be updated in the near future.
David is looking for speakers, as we have a limited number of people interested lately.
All attendees introduced themselves.
Glen spoke about the ongoing efforts of OPC and the upcoming concert at BCC. He encouraged all members to purchase tickets, put the word out on their Facebook pages, and help boost sales.
Rich Lee, father of Jacqui Lee, also spoke about his family’s experience this past year.
Before closing Rich drew two business cards from a hat and Dr. T and Anna Appolonia each won four tickets to the concert.
Alison Antenucci, Recording Secretary