CNBA General Meeting Minutes
September 13, 2014
Colts Neck Library

Anna Appolonia called the meeting to order at 8:10 a.m. and welcomed everyone

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Pastor Chris

CNBA officers introduced themselves, (in attendance: Anna Appolonia, Greg Calderero, Carolyn Burtnick, Patti Vollherbst, Alison Antenucci)

Rich Yaeger made motion to approve August 2014 minutes.  Dr. T seconded. Motion passed.

Patti Vollherbst gave Treasurer’s report – CNBA has $5316.19 in PNC checking account, $5993.50 in Pay Pal account, and $2890.54 in Money Market account.  Total $14,200.23. Motion to approve by Bob Gassaway, seconded by Rich Yaeger.  Motion passed.

While there were no new businesses in town, Mike Karas, who lives in Colts Neck and runs a hedge fund in Red Bank introduced himself and is planning to join CNBA.

Carolyn gave a recap of the Pig Roast. There were 130 paid guests.  The evening began with a ceremony dedicating two benches, in Sal and Sil’s memory.  Family members of both gentlemen were present for the dedication and inspiring speech given by Glen Dalakian.  

Brochures have been updated and are now available but CNHS students may be asked to redesign the brochure in January.

The kiosk is now at Rich Yaeger’s office.  Art Becker offered to take it next.

Carolyn gave update on Rockfest, which will take place on Sept. 20 at Bucks Mill Park. While showcasing several local bands throughout the day, there will also be food vendors, tailgating, and crafters.  Sponsorships are $50, allowing sponsors to hang a banner on the stage.  Sweatshirts and
T shirts will be available for purchase.
Dan suggested getting the word out during the CNHS football game which will take place earlier in the day, possibly through signage or flyers.

The next card exchange is tentatively scheduled for October 28th at Brio Restaurant in Freehold Raceway Mall. As soon as the date and location are confirmed the information will be posted on the website.

Information for the next mailer is need by Sept. 30th, as the mailer will be out by mid October.

Lisa Aldridge updated the recent developments from Economic Development:

  1. Dan, from CNHS is on board with students from the high school to produce online videos showcasing local businesses and interesting stories.
  2. Branding for Colts Neck – including logo, signage, etc. to create a sense of Main Street.
  3. Develop a survey for residents to air concerns and ideas to improve business climate.

Students will probably be involved in the process.

The Economic Development committee meets the last Thursday of the month at Perkins, and all are welcome. Frank Delle Donne is working on a charter for this project. Lisa emphasized the fact that there will be a definitive timeline followed to achieve these goals.  It will not continue indefinitely.

All attendees introduced themselves.

Steve Kaplan spoke about handling business ownership during a divorce.

Meeting Adjourned,

Respectfully submitted,

Alison Antenucci, Recording Secretary

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Meetings Held at the Colts Neck Library

126 Cedar Drive * Colts Neck NJ * 07722

8 - 9 am  2nd Wednesday of the month