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Minutes 3/21/12

Lake Tahoe Business by Referral Network

March 21, 2012

MINUTES – General Meeting

Attendance: David Smith, George Sariego, Brandi Ledbetter-Brown, Donna Russell, Gina Beal, Linda Wilkins, Don Elston, Leticia Hansen, Al Coster, Maggie Wattle, Paula Peterson, Joe Zarachoff, France Carreau, Richard Kahn, Doug Rousse, Larry Marlow, Dan Spano

Speaker of the Day: No speaker of the day.

Business of the Week: Affordable Business Services

Announcements:

Business Expo-we’ll have a continuous loop running of the DVDs done of the group on a TV. Doug is going to look into power and how much it’d cost. We’ll have a banner up, flyers, the QR code and app available for scanning. The chamber needs to the names of people working at the event by March 20 and the gift basket worth at least $75 is due by March 19. George will work on the flyer and submit the list to the chamber, Paula will coordinate the basket.

Members updated on last week’s board meeting. Proposed membership committee to get new members. Dan, David and Brandi all said they’d be involved.

Business News:

Brandi announced that TPH is shooting the webisode for the Wedding & Honeymoon Association on the slopes, restaurants, clubs and more. Her grand opening is April 13 with ribbon cutting at 6 pm.

Joe announced that Friday is Tahoe Douglas Rotary’s 44th Annual st. Patrick’s Day Celebration. He had tickets available.

Dan announced that he will be moving Paradise Real Estate from it’s current location in Cecil’s Plaza to an office near the ice rink in Heavenly Village. His wife’s business, Lakefront Wedding , has moved from the beach to Heavenly Village as well and will have weddings at Edgewood, Valhalla and many other local locations.

George uses “log me in” but is now looking into a new product “logme in rescue.” This will allow people to log into phones from a remote device. He’s finding lots of people calling for help with their cell phones instead of computers so that is what he’ll need to move forward.

France announced Yellow Pager is now open until 6 pm and will soon be open on weekends!

 

 

Thank yous:

Brandi: thanked Doug for providing chocolate for her Grand Opening. David for her new app.

Linda: thanked dan for a referral. Al for fixing her sink. Al said that Linda having her warranty paperwork form 15 years ago allowed her to get the parts replaced for free. Thanked Scot for fixing her dryer.

Larry thanked Robert and Cardinale for his wife’s new car.

David thanked all for the LTBRN app business.;

Dan thanked Brandi in advance for the film she is going to do for him.

Al thanked Gina for the referrals.

George thanked Dave for referrals.

Dan thanked for for his business and Paula for her help at work at LTBRN.

Doug thanked Paula for his ecommerce site and Brandi for providing Megan to help with his marketing.

 

 

Minutes 3/14/12

Lake Tahoe Business by Referral Network

March 14, 2012

MINUTES – General Meeting

Attendance: David Smith, George Sariego, Brandi Ledbetter-Brown, Donna Russell, Gina Beal, Linda Wilkins, Don Elston, Leticia Hansen, Al Coster, Maggie Wattle, Paula Peterson, Joe Zarachoff, France Carreau, Richard Kahn, Doug Rousse, Larry Marlow, Dan Spano

Speaker of the Day: No speaker of the day.

Business of the Week: Affordable Business Services

Announcements:

Business Expo-we’ll have a continuous loop running of the DVDs done of the group on a TV. Doug is going to look into power and how much it’d cost. We’ll have a banner up, flyers, the QR code and app available for scanning. The chamber needs to the names of people working at the event by March 20 and the gift basket worth at least $75 is due by March 19. George will work on the flyer and submit the list to the chamber, Paula will coordinate the basket.

Members updated on last week’s board meeting. Proposed membership committee to get new members. Dan, David and Brandi all said they’d be involved.

Business News:

Brandi announced that TPH is shooting the webisode for the Wedding & Honeymoon Association on the slopes, restaurants, clubs and more. Her grand opening is April 13 with ribbon cutting at 6 pm.

Joe announced that Friday is Tahoe Douglas Rotary’s 44th Annual st. Patrick’s Day Celebration. He had tickets available.

Dan announced that he will be moving Paradise Real Estate from it’s current location in Cecil’s Plaza to an office near the ice rink in Heavenly Village. His wife’s business, Lakefront Wedding , has moved from the beach to Heavenly Village as well and will have weddings at Edgewood, Valhalla and many other local locations.

George uses “log me in” but is now looking into a new product “logme in rescue.” This will allow people to log into phones from a remote device. He’s finding lots of people calling for help with their cell phones instead of computers so that is what he’ll need to move forward.

France announced Yellow Pager is now open until 6 pm and will soon be open on weekends!

 

 

Thank yous:

Brandi: thanked Doug for providing chocolate for her Grand Opening. David for her new app.

Linda: thanked dan for a referral. Al for fixing her sink. Al said that Linda having her warranty paperwork form 15 years ago allowed her to get the parts replaced for free. Thanked Scot for fixing her dryer.

Larry thanked Robert and Cardinale for his wife’s new car.

David thanked all for the LTBRN app business.;

Dan thanked Brandi in advance for the film she is going to do for him.

Al thanked Gina for the referrals.

George thanked Dave for referrals.

Dan thanked for for his business and Paula for her help at work at LTBRN.

Doug thanked Paula for his ecommerce site and Brandi for providing Megan to help with his marketing.

 

 

Minutes 3/7/12

Lake Tahoe Business by Referral Network

March 7, 2012

MINUTES – General Meeting and Board Meeting

Attendance: David Smith, George Sariego, Brandi Ledbetter-Brown, Don Elston, Brian Cohen, Leticia Hansen, Scot Hansen, Paula Peterson, Doug Rousse, Tim Treat, Steve Kolesnik, Maggie Wattle, France Carreau, Tim, Richard Kahn, Robert Klemer, Linda Wilkins, Carol Daum, Sherri Hughes, Steve Kolesnik, Joe Zarachoff

Perspective Members:

Guests: Ariel who attended with France

Speaker of the Day: Tim Treat. He grew up in Manteca, is an avid car racer and a graduate of Cal Pol (GO MUSTANGS),. Hi senior project was designing an ethanol fuel plant. Tim moved to Tahoe in 2007 after a career with Caterpillar power generators. He also worked with Sprint, installing sites in over 80 cities and then moved to SLT. Joe Winters was selling Winters Electric so Tim bought it 5 years ago and added South Shore Gutters 1 year ago. He installed 21,000 ft of heat tape last year! He has automated all home electric needs which is quite popular with our 2nd home owners. People can control their heater, lights, heat tape from their iPhones. He built an electric car last year and is now building an airplane. Look for his both at the Business Expo where he built a house and will demonstrate home automation.

Business of the Week: Affordable Business Services, next week Big Blue Concierge then Big Blue Spa.

Announcements: App is almost done. Make sure all pay David $15 to have their business included.

Brandi showed the newest group video. She was waiting on one member but will go ahead and publish this one and add that person to the next video.

George will be gone the first 2 weeks of April on vacation and VP Brandi will run the meetings during his absence.

George updated everyone on the new android and new Apple products that are out. Other tech news is the new raspberry PI which is a mother board the size of a credit card with 1080 ox resolution. Windows 8 is out in December and he has a copy if you’d like to try it for free until then. He says its not the best and is aimed for touch screens.

Need to collect gifts for the Business Expo basket. So far we have a Design Scapes and Yellow Pager gift certificates. Please bring in everything to Paula by Wed, March 21 so all can be presented nicely and given to the Chamber. Doug will donate 1 lb of fudge. Value of the basket needs to be over $75,but we’re already there. Great way to advertise your business and the group! The community expo table is full so we’ll be getting a half table at the Expo. Will cost an extra $85 but will have a great presence.

Business Expo sign ups still circulating.

Brandi announced movie news – a webisode for the Wedding & Honeymoon Association is being cast at TPH. If interested in acting she needs head shot and resume.

Steve announced that he took over ASA for the community (girls softball league).

Thank you’s: Joe thanked Brandi for preparing a bid for Rotary District conferencing needs. Maggie for Scot for her dryer problem repair. Brandi thanked Joe for the aforementioned bid, Doug for the Chocolate Factory Business and David for the App. Leticia thanked Carol for her window treatments. Scot thanked Sheri for help with his website. Carol thanked Sherri for her logo and Larry for her new cards. George thanked Joe for referring a client to him.

BOARD MEETING

George, Scot, Joe, Brandi, Carol, Paula

David presented the iPhone app updates: simplifying the scrolling and will have 2 row and 8 buttons. The background will be changed and not white. We’ll ask Sherri to put a png file together (620 x 950 px).

Idea presented: Add a category that is free of membership constraints : restaurants so we can allow more than 1 in as member. Discussion: Core value of the group is exclusiveness. We know Rosie would say its okay and that she wouldn’t complain but we decided at this point in time to keep it as one member per category.

Proposed a membership committee to get a list of needed category members. We don’t want to expand though just to expand and we need dedicated members. The thought was tabled for the moment.

 

Minutes 2/22/12

Lake Tahoe Business by Referral Network

February 22, 2012

MINUTES – General Meeting

Attendance: David Smith, George Sariego, Brandi Ledbetter-Brown, Gina Beal, Don Elston, Brian Cohen, Leticia Hansen, Scot Hansen, Paula Peterson, Doug Rousse, Tim, Dan Spano, Steve Kolesnik, Maggie Wattle

Perspective Members: Don proposed Beth Lee of Affordable Construction. Gina proposed Tanya Rhodes, owner of a nail salon.

Speaker of the Day: Letician Hansen on Skin Care. She now has a men’s line along with the women’s line. New is “Botanical Effects” which she is really excited about. The “Micralle Line” now has anti-aging products including “face lift in a bottle” night solution. Mary Kay now has 300 products in their line. This month Leticia is offering $50 in free product for a party of 3 friends. She also talked about Saturday’s Mary Kay event, Cupcakes & Cadillacs, in Minden which would be a perfect opportunity for someone looking to get into the business

Business of the Week: Next week we start off alphabetically on Business of the Week.

Announcements: TRYP is selling raffle tickets for a week trip to Hawaii with $1000 in cash. Rotary provided the club the tickets and they can keep 50% of the profits. Everyone wanted to extend their thanks to Brandi for hosting last week’s meeting.

Next week’s speaker is Scot Hansen.

Scot is running for Alpine County Supervisor.

George bought the new “fablet” Galaxy and showed it off. He also explained the new AT&T “M” Cell which is a cell phone antenna which runs off your computer. Perfect for areas that are in hard to reach cell pockets. It connects the internet connection into a cell phone, like a router.

Our LTBRN app is available on android and just about read on apple. Once approved the buttons will be the way we want them to be…just basic for the approval process. One time $15 set up fee for all members that want to be on the app. All other costs are covered by the group. He needs everyone’s logo, links to website and social media and a one sentence tag line.

George wants to remind everyone that the meetings will start no later than 8:05 so we can have plenty of time for all agenda items and presentations.

Thank yous: David thanked everyone for the app business and appreciates the referrals. Don thanked George for being available for his wife’s problems. George thanked David for being on top of the app project, thanked Dan for his business and thanked France for his new phone. Brian and Doug thanked everyone for the Valentine’s Day business. Maggie thanked Scot for handling her dryer, stove and oven issues.

 

Minutes 2/15/12

Lake Tahoe Business by Referral Network

February 15, 2012

MINUTES – General Meeting at Tahoe Production House

Attendance: David Smith, George Sariego, Brandi Ledbetter-Brown, Sherri Hughes, Gina Beal, Linda Wilkins, Don Elston, Brian Cohen, Leticia Hansen, Scot Hansen, Paula Peterson, Larry Marlow , Doug Rousse, Richard Klemer, Carol Daum, Richard Kahn, Kae Reed, Dan Spano, Tim Treat, Donna

Speaker of the Day: Dan Spano filled everyone in on real estate in South Lake Tahoe. His previously announced merger with McCall Real Estate is on hold for this year so in the meantime he’s excited and retooling Paradise Real Estate. The market has taken a shift over the last 2-3 months and we’re now seeing the lowest amount of inventory of homes for sale that we’ve seen in the last 6 years. Buyers are around. The median price has decreased but the homes priced from 100k to 300k are pretty stable with very little decrease. Brokers throughout the area have returned to doing sales due to the market over the last few years, just like many other businesses. Dan enjoys being hands on and is excited about the future.

Business of the Week: repeat of Zephyr and Massage at Tahoe due to website transition issue.

Announcements: Expo: we’re doing at least the $85 non-profit circle since that is what is budgeted. Will pass around a sign up sheet at the next meeting for members to sign up to work a shift. We need to donate a basket worth at least $75 to the silent auction. We’ll fill it with coupons and items from LTBRN members.

David and George gave a demonstration on our new LTBRN app for the iphone and android. Will be a very cool thing for our group!

Basket for Rosie: collecting items and Doug will deliver over the weekend.

Business of the Week for facebook and website will start alphabetically after next week.

Many thanks to Brandi for hosting our meeting. Everyone enjoyed the facility and tour.

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