Lake Tahoe Business by Referral Network
May 9, 2012
MINUTES – General Meeting
Attendance: Larry Marlowe, David Smith, Brandi Brown, Richard Kahn, Robert Klemer, Don Elston, Gina Beal, Scot Hansen, Leticia Hansen, Maggie Wattle, Joe Zarachoff, George Sariego, Anik Dean, Carol Daum, Brian Cohen, Dan Spano, Paula Peterson/ Guest Anik Dean
Speaker of the Day: Joe Zarachoff – moved Joe to a new spot due to conflicting speaker schedules.
Business of the Week: Cakes by the Lake
Everyone introduced themselves and told about news and specials if any:
Leticia has 20% off her Miracle Set this month.
Gina is aerating lawns this week.
Don says he’s generating business from our website.
Scot says Pioneer Appliance Repair has always been green…fixing and not buying new is always green!
Maggie expanded her services as she bought a pool refinishing business out of Reno.
Roberts has lots of cars @Cardinale..no time like now to buy. Also, nice 14k gold jewelry for Mother’s Day.
Brian says overland is growing ever since he switched gears. Now marinating meats, fresh fish Fridays, keeping a diversity in suppliers to always have good fish and meat, and heavily using Facebook….now up to 700 fans.
Video schedule: Linda, Scot and Dan. Paula will set up YouTube channel to host all the videos as well as posting to website.
Discussion: Steve K is no longer a member of the club, Mandy was not accepted into membership due to a skincare sales conflict with current member. Wanted to make sure Sherri understood we want her as a member in her category of graphic and web design and that the open category of web development vacated by Carolyn is still open.
In order to avoid problems, a reminder that sponsors need to check out the potential member before proposing them to the club: business license, insurance, work background in town, conflicts in categories. It is a challenge when wanting to grow as a group but conflicting or overlapping businesses prevent that.