CNBA General Meeting Minutes
October 8, 2014
Colts Neck Library
Carolyn Burtnick called the meeting to order at 8:08 a.m. and welcomed everyone
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Pastor Chris
CNBA officers introduced themselves, (in attendance Carolyn Burtnick, Greg Calderero, Patti Volherbst, David Sokoler, Glen Dalakian, Alison Antenucci)
Mike Tormey made motion to approve September 2014 minutes. Rick Yaeger seconded. Motion passed
David Sokoler gave Treasurer’s report – CNBA has $6430.86 in PNC checking account, $6524.25 in Pay Pal account, and $2890.57 in Money Market account. Total $15,845.68. Motion to approve by Mike Tormey, seconded by Rich Yaeger. Motion passed.
New businesses in town are Ronnie Sullivan, who prepares individual taxes, and has rejoined after a brief absence. Ted Friedli, Excel Travel, who is planning to join after today’s meeting. Richard Conte, School Answers, has recently joined. Allan Page, who is planning a restaurant in the space once occupied by Christopher’s Café, attended the meeting and is planning to join as soon as his business has attained all necessary approvals.
Mike Tormey reported that 130 people attended the Pig Roast, including 6 members of Sal and Sil’s families. Glen gave a great speech honoring both men and their numerous contributions to the town. The event came in at a loss of $29.83
Mike Tormey reported that the membership is now at 218. There were 40 non-renewals this year.
Upcoming Events – The next card exchange will be held at Trump National on Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m. with co-sponsor Sue Fitzpatrick, of Fitzptrick Printing. Food will be provided by Trump along with a cash bar
October 17 the new mailer should be out.
Glen is chairing the nominating committee and will be presenting the slate in early November so that the election can take place at the November meeting.
David explained Added Value and pulled a name for this quarter. The winner was Brian Olt, Designer LLC Landscape and Irrigation.
Rich Yaeger explained the general liability policy, which will cover 8 events a year including the monthly meetings. After receiving two estimates, it was decided to go with United Counties at a cost of $1043 a year. A vote of the membership was taken and unanimously approved. Dee Zander made a motion, seconded by Art Becker, Motion approved.
Glen gave a brief update on the two projects being worked on from Econ. Development committee.
Greg is working with his committee on a survey to be distributed to Colts Neck residents to find out what can be done to improve the business climate in town.
Dan Simon is working with the students from CNHS to begin producing videos which will spotlight local businesses and focus on the business community in general.
The floor was open to the members to discuss the format for the “speaker” portion of the regular monthly meetings. One suggestion was that we might offer individual businesses the opportunity to set up a table displaying their business information, another suggested randomly pairing businesses that could do some brief networking toward the end of the meeting and another suggested possibly giving more time for business owners to spotlight their business
All attendees introduced themselves.
Pastor Chris spoke about happiness and success in business
Alison Antenucci, Recording Secretary