CNBA General Meeting Minutes
May 10, 2017
Colts Neck Library
In attendance: Sue Fitzpatrick, Greg Calderaro, Patty Vollherbst, Dino Nicoletta, Anna Appolonia, Glen Dalakian, Alison Antenucci
Sue called the meeting to order at 8:15 a.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Michael Viola.
Sue explained that members were wearing pink today in recognition of Mammogram awareness month which is being celebrated throughout town during May. Many businesses are displaying pink bows, signs and window decorations.
Michelle Batista made motion to approve minutes from the April meeting. Michael Viola second. Motion approved.
Dino Nicoletta gave the Treasurer’s report. CNBA has $24,393.59 in Investors Bank, $728.98 in PNC checking, $2891.44 in PNC Money Market and $1844.55 in Pay Pal account. Total $29,858.56.
Sue thanked Perkins for sending the coffee and muffins, which they provide for every meeting.
Officers introduced themselves.
Dan Simon introduced Dr. Brian Donahue, who will be replacing Dan as principal of CNHS in June. Dr. Donahue has worked in four high schools in both teaching positions as well as coach of various sports teams. Dr. Donahue said he will continue to attend CNBA monthly meetings as Dan has done for many years.
Anna reported on the card exchange which was held at Sun Bank this past Monday evening, with a turnout of well over 50 guests and many new faces.
Sue spoke about the Roundtable which was held in April at Huddys with several local businesses owners in attendance.
Mike Tormey said that following Monday’s card exchange, membership is now over 165.
Patty suggested members check their information on the website for accuracy and updating.
Glen spoke about the current “free mug” campaign which is ongoing. Since there are still a few mugs available he suggested people get a coupon from the mailer and take it to one of the participating merchants to receive their mug. He also announced that there will be another round coming soon, which will include a photo of a local sight.
Glen also said that to expand our branding outside of Colts Neck we have had discussions with The Journal regarding ads in all of the publications which would feature several businesses at a greatly reduced price. While no decision has been made the idea is still being explored.
Alison attended the April township meeting. She reported that several resolutions were voted on, and that the architectural review committee will continue to meet in an advisory position, however applicants will now be able to apply for a building permit after 35 days even without the approval of the board.
Michael Viola mentioned that Phase 1 of the 13 mile reconstruction of Rt. 34 from Rt 18 to Rt 9 in Old Bridge is slated to begin soon and that it is extremely important the county officials are diligent in minimizing the disruption to local businesses.
Anna will be attending the township meeting tonight and Alison will be attending the May 26th meeting in place of Greg who will be unavailable.
Sue said the Econ. Development committee, of which she is a member is still working on their long term plans.
Greg is arranging for a speaker from Tony Robbins organization for June 19th to be held at Huddy’s.
It will be publicized on our website and tickets will be sold prior to the event as well as at the door.
Sue sent around a sign up sheet for volunteers for the Fireworks.
Aug. 16th is the next card exchange which will be held at Trump.
Sue announced that a slate of officers needs to be presented at the October meeting and encouraged anyone interested in running for an office to speak with a board member.
June 1st is the Steak and Smoke event run by the PBA which will be held at Fire Company #1 from
Patty introduced Tom Corley whose topic was “Top 5 Habits of Self-Made Millionaires.
Members introduced themselves.