CNBA General Meeting Minutes
March 9, 2016
Colts neck Library
Sue Fitzpatrick call the meeting to order at 8:05 a.m.
The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Bob Gassaway
All officers introduced themselves.
Bob Gassaway made motion to approved Feb. 2016 minutes. Rich Yaeger second. Motion passed.
Dino Nicoletta gave Treasurer’s report. CNBA has $7068.14 in PNC checking, $2890.97 in PNC Money Market and $13, 634.94 in Pay Pal account. Total $23,594.05. Anna Appolonia made motion to approve Treasurer’s report. Mike Tormey second. Motion passed.
There were no new businesses in Colts Neck announced this month.
Sue announced that we are hoping to present the plan for the 4th of July fireworks to the township committee within the next two weeks for their final approval. A motion was made to appropriate $5000 toward funding the fireworks for the 4th of July. A vote was taken and unanimously approved.
Econ. Development committee - Chris Mulvaney said he is working on the final design of the sign for the Crossroads project. Audra continues working on undeveloped properties on Rt. 34 and to hopefully have the area designated a redevelopment zone. Anna and Alison have visited most of the tenants of the Leventher property for feedback on the conditions of their shops. We will be contacting code officials to present our findings.
Mike Tormey announced membership at over 160 and that the mailer is out.
CNHS is sending 10 DECA finalists to the national competion in Nashville this spring and asked for our help funding the expenses of the two chaperones.. Glen explained that DECA which is a national organization of more than 16,000 members, gives the students an opportunity to learn business skills and participate in competitions. A motion was made by Mike Tormey to appropriate $1000 toward the trip. Second by Sheila Olt. A vote was taken and approved by the general membership. Motion passed.
Sue and Alison gave an update on the luncheon which will be taking place on March 15th at Trump.
Tickets sales have picked up in the last week and swag bag items and vendor tables are increasing as well.
Sue announced that we are looking for someone to host the April card exchange.
It was announced that the red building which was the original Smith’s farm stand, at the corner of Laird Rd and Rt 34 is being considered for refurbishing by the Lion’s Club. CNBA was asked if they would consider participating in the project along with the Lions Club. No decision was reached, but will be considered further.
Members each introduced themselves and then Joshuwa Armstrong from Automate Relationship Marketing System gave a talk on building relationships with existing customers through personal mailings and cards.
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