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.
- Al expressed concern that proposed member Ben might overlap his business during the winter and other slow periods and that it might be a conflict.
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:
- Adequate sleep – get at least 8 hours
- Adequate exercise – 30 minutes every other day to start
- Adequate nutrition-fat, protein, carbs in the right percentage. Use the new plate guide (which replaced the old food pyramid).
- Adequate spinal hygiene-good posture, good sleep position (side is the best, try using a pillow between your knees and/or hug a pillow).
- Positive mental attitude
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.