CNBA General Meeting Minutes
February 11, 2015
Colts Neck Library
Anna Appolonia called the meeting to order at 8:15 AM and welcomed everyone.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Tom Arnone.
CNBA officers introduced themselves, (in attendance Anna Appolonia, Greg Calderero, Sue Fitzpatrick,
Patty Volherbst, Mary Barbagallo, Bob Gasaway, Art Becker, Alison Antenucci)
Dee Zander made motion to approve January 2015 minutes. Bob Gasaway second. Motion passed.
Mary Barballo gave Treasurer's report – CNBA has $ 4264.86 in PNC checking account, $8517.87 in Pay Pal account, and $ 2890.66 in Money Market account. Total 15,673.39. Motion to approve Treasurer's report by Art Becker, Mike Tormey second, Motion passed.
New businesses in town are Nicole Habib of Investor's Home Mortgage and Greg Calderero starting Colts Neck Financial.
The recent card exchange was hosted by Ashford and Grace on February 3 and catered by Larry Fisher of Eagle Specialty Coffee. The event was well attended and enjoyed by many who were able to peruse the shop as well as network with other guests.
Dee Zander gave an update on the luncheon, reviewing sponsorship opportunities and announcing that Heritage House Sotheby's has again agreed to be platinum sponsor.
Police Sergeant Christian DeVito spoke about the "Police Unity Tour" which is a bike tour that takes place each year to raise funds for the Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C. Each participant has to raise $1800
n sponsorship to make the ride from here to Washington. On March 7 there will be an event at Bar Anticipation with a gift auction. Tickets will be available at the door.
Lisa Aldridge said the Econ. Development committee met with Rich Gatto. At this point, with the approval of the Executive committee to appropriate funds, they will now move forward and hire an outside firm to develop a plan for the improvement of the business district.
A township resident spoke briefly, expressing the concerns of many residents who would like to see a town center develop, similar to other area towns. She was invited to attend the Econ. Dev., meetings as she spoke directly to the issues being worked on by that committee.
Anna said plans are still in the works to conduct a roundtable between the township committee and business owners. An agenda is being worked on and the event will occur sometime in April.
Sue Fitzpatrick said the mailer in completed and will be out next week.
Mike Tormey announced the paid membership for this year is 134, down from 238 last year.
Anna invited members to consider speaking about a general business topic or possibly give an overview of their business at a future meeting, as we have a guest speaker each quarter.
All attendees introduced themselves.
Patty Volherbst introduced Tom Arnone, Monmouth County Freeholder.
Alison Antenucci, Recording Secretary