July Steering Committee Minutes





Ken Erdelt

Alan MacIntosh

Denise Conte

Cynthia Whitty

Bill Gath

Nadine Nesbitt

Mike Kane

Chrissy Reynolds

MR Fletcher

Dick Bennett


Adam Sachs - Phone



  • Motion to approve minutes by Nadine, approved
  • President Update
    • Email invites sent out to all officers/steering committee for all upcoming events.
    • Shout out to Beth Reynolds for amazing job with the Corner Spot.
  • Dick Bennett - Treasurer Update - 10273.82 in the bank. - 287.67 in scholarship fund.
  • Denise Conte - Membership Update - 111 Paying Members.
    • Al Porter Issue  -  was voted on before and approved.
      • Mike Kane has suggested to broaden the ability for out of town individuals to join.
      • Discussions around new bi-laws and pre-requisites for allowing out of town business and procedure to approve/deny this individual.
      • Ken Erdelt asked do we want to allow nonmembers at all.
      • Mike Kane suggested adding a discussion to the next general business meeting to get a feel from the general membership on policy.
      • Suggested a membership drive day in October.
    • Sue Atherton - Approved by Steering Committee  needs General Membership vote.
  • Cynthia Marketing Update - E-blast sent on 7/11/2017 regarding August 1st social, and ribbon cutting in July.
  • Alan MacIntosh - Technology Update - Upcoming workshops, and contant contact being customized.
  • Scholarship Update - Adam Sachs - No New Events
  • Events Committee - Alan MacIntosh - High level organizes the program for the year.
    • Ashland Day
    • Membership Day


  • Internship Program - Adam Sachs - Intern met with Marketing committee, and will be starting at Monday morning and will be reaching out to businesses and populating websites.


  • Decisions at every turn - Alex Carleton connected ABA with Kristen French. Adam Sachs and Cynthia will connect with Kristen French. Alex heard from Amy Turncliff that is very excited about the ABA Involvement.
    • Nadine suggested inviting Amy Turncliff as a 10 minute guest speaker.
    • Adam Sachs asked if they should be member.


  • Marketing Collateral
    • Rack Card has been approved by membership and is set to be ordered.
    • Draft of the Little Green Phonebook AD.
    • Bumper stickers / window clings - Waiting on Tricia Kendall


  • Discussion about August 1st Social
    • Being marketed as 60 Pleasant Design Center event, NOT an ABA Event.
    • We were told we could have a table.
    • Mike Kane asked about why the event is NOT an ABA Event.



  • October Event - Jack from Score
  • September Meeting - ABA Focused Meeting.











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