Lake Tahoe Business by Referral Network Minutes 10-12-11
Attendance Present: Kim Wyatt, Don Elston, Carolyn Phillips, Don Ewing, Al Coster, Brandi Ledbetter Brown, Doug Rousse, Joe Zarachoff, Dan Spano, Tim Treat, Richard Klemer, Larry Marlow, Steve Kolesnik, Linda Wilkins, Maggie Wattle, Scot Hansen, Leticia Hansen, Maricel Brady, George Sariego, Mrs. Posada. Guest scribe: Paula Peterson
General Business Meeting : called to order by Dan Spano at 8:05 am.
Business of the Week is Robert Klemer Jewelry. He is on the website and Facebook as such.
Report of Board Meeting:
a) Reminder that members need to attend 7 meetings per quarter. One member not in compliance this quarter so they need to make sure they attend at least 7 next quarter.
b) 90 day probationary period for members who have been in business less than 1 year. If they are accepted into membership they pay their dues but are on probation. If the group decides they aren’t a right fit within the 90 days their money is refunded.
c) The board accepted Brandi’s proposal to produce a promotional video for the group. The cost is $50 per person to promote LTBRN. She showed all in attendance a video she did for the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce which is along the lines of what she’ll do for the group. Each business will be highlighted which is a way to market each individual and the group as a whole. Each member can use it for their website and promotions too. The first 5 members to sign up will be on the first video. It will always be 2 minutes long so no room for more than 5. The 2nd 5 on the list will be in the next video, and so on.
d) Printing of brochures/coupon books: it costs $579 for 250 books. Each year the books will be printed in January and June instead of 4 times a year. It will be evaluated to see if printing more or in a different format will be more feasible in the future.
Trying to get back to making sure our businesses are mentioned each week during the meeting. Make it fun but also make sure we start meetings at 8 am so all can get their time.
Dr. Brady of Integrated Wellness Center was highlighted this week. She’s been in business for 11 years, starting off in Folsom, CA. She provides general chiropractic care but her niche is sports and family care. “Take care of the spine and you take care of the nervous center, then all else falls into place.” Dr. Brady went around the room and worked on necks and upper spines which were very much appreciated! She discussed the following:
Basics to increased quality of life and health:
Perspective member: To be email blasted out. Ashley Luna of “Pawfections” has been proposed.
Thanks: France now has a Yellow Pager Facebook page that Brandi helped her set up. She needs 50 “likes” so go by her page and “like” her!
Carolyn suggested that we get a business card binder started so there are always member’s cards on hand when needed. It was authorized for her to purchase one.
Attendance present: France, Donna, Maggie, Carol, Don Elston, Maricel, Gina, George, Brian, Allen, Rich, Kim, Linda, Sherri, Scott M, Joe, Absent: Leticia, Scott H, Larry S. Larry M, Miguel, Doug, Tim, Robert, Don E, Steve Excused: Dan
General Business Meeting: We had a wonderful mixer last week with many members attending. We are planning our next “Holiday Party” saving the date for December 14th at 6:00p.m. The group will check with Brian and Rosie on costs of catering. The group pays for our member’s dinner and our members cover the cost of bringing a guest. Brandy has volunteered to have it at her home. We will also have a white elephant gift swap.
Joe took us down memory lane showing what our 2003 brochures used to look like, along with our old logo. He also brought in “excellence in service” certificates that members received each year. The group also used to print a paper of “the only numbers you need to know” with “ask a professional” printed on the back of it, highlighting Pioneer Appliance Repair. A suggestion was made to bring back the “ask a professional” question and answers and post them on our website.
Brandy already has 20 sign-ups for the promotional video she will produce. The first video will highlight five of our members randomly selected, using a combination of very different types of businesses to make it interesting.
Next meeting: Guest speaker, Affordable Business Services
Business of the Week: Dr. Brady – Integrated Wellness Center. Next week: Good Dog
Attendance Present: Brandy, Dan, Scott H, Sherri, Larry S, Larry M, Allen, Tim, Robert, Maricel, Don Elston, Don Ewing, Steve, Carol, Rosie, Tim, Donna, France Absent: Joe, Leticia, Linda, Carolyn, Rich, Brian, George, Miguel, Doug Excused: Gina Guests: Kim Wyatt, David Smith
General Business Meeting: Introductions and Thank you’s.
Larry Sabo made a motion adding to our one year rule, case by case basis. If we accept a new member with less than one year in business in Tahoe, they shall have a 90 day probationary period, “without” being added to the brochure or website. Their dues are due at the beginning of the probationary period and are refundable if the group does not vote on permanent membership after the 90 days. They still have to attend 3 guest meetings before the group votes on a probationary membership. Brandy 2nd the motion and the group voted for it.
We have finished printing New Member Packets, and Prospective Member Packets.
George is heading up the committee for Trick or Treat Street with Brandy’s help. Members are encouraged to help attend to our booth to hand out candy from 5-8p.m on Halloween Oct 31st at the Pine Cone Acre Motel on Hwy 89.
Reminder that our Fall Evening Mixer is next Wed. Oct 12th from 5-7p.m. at Lakefront Wedding Chapel. Members are reminded to bring a designated side dish, a large bag of Halloween Candy and a coat in good condition to donate for Trick or Treat Street and Coats for Kids. We will also be holding our Wednesday morning meeting at the Blue Angle Café as well.
Board Meeting Highlights:
Next Meeting: Guest speaker – Dr. Maricel Brady DC, Integrated Wellness Centers
Business of the Week: Winters Electric, Next Week – Klemer Fine Jewelry
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