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August 2021 ABA Zoom Meeting Notes

August ABA Member Monthly Meeting

Called to Order: 11:30

  • In Attendance: 14
    • D. Palm – Washington County Chamber – 503-473-4486
    • *S. Reid – Agape Human Services – Sold Agape Community Insurance, reorganizing into Agape Human Services, wants to get more involved in consulting and coaching / working in the Mental Health Arena
    • J. Bond – Permapost Products Company & Chair of Washington County Chamber of Commerce
    • K. Harris – WCSO – Zoom townhall next week, Beaverton Creek housing Camp questions addressed.  Good partnership with Aloha Inn is aiding the county and community, but if there are concerns, please do keep reporting them and sharing them.  If they don’t get reported we don’t know.  Check your outdoor lighting at your brick and mortar businesses.  Make sure that everything is set up safely for you and your employees.  Wonderful local park opening.  
    • AJ Bustamante – Ooma Office | Business Internet and Voice Solutions –  Good Neighbor Project 2021.
      • Goal is to raise $5000 to support the Good Neighbor Project.  Supporting even more needs than ever before.  
    • K. Ramsay – ACFM – Too hot for the market today.  
      • Remember that the ABA Provides a tent and weights and you need to use it.  
        • If you hand out items or giveaways please make sure they do not conflict or compete with vendors.  
        • Check with ABA and ACFM Market Manager.  
        • Check Info Booth before setting up.  
        • Please do not break down the booth before 7pm bell rings.  
        • Remember to interact with visitors to the Market.  
      • 750 in attendance was a high water mark.  Numbers are climbing.  
      • Projected to surpass $100,000 in sales!  
      • Washington County Vaccine Clinic gives out Covid shots at the ACFM, around 30 a week but they are the most successful one in the area.  
        • Giving out $50 in Market tokens for each shot!  
      • This supports the ultimate in “local small business”.  We are growing, please keep visiting us!  
      • USDA Organic Certification is difficult to achieve despite our farmers being organic.  
    • K. & J. Osborne – Westside Food Brigade – 
      • Figuring out how to adjust back to the Mask Mandate.  
      • Grocery Outlet Tanasbourne donated $16,700 (less than last year, but still grateful)
      • Albertsons – now Safeway made a $5000 donation at the Grand Opening!!  Still serve 140-180 families a week.  
      • Just want to make a difference in someone’s day.
    • MK – Agape Community Insurance – Safeway Ribbon Cutting was a great event, Safeway did a great job.  Wondering if complex signs will need to be upgraded since Safeway looks so good.  
    • S. Rennie – Schmidt and Yee – 
    • R. Harris – Harris Velazquez Gibbens, Attorneys
    • P. Roberts – Westside Community Church / Westside Cruisers – 
      • Still hopeful that Westside Cruisers can rejoin next year.  
      • Shout out to Kody, Kody sent out Washington County Sheriff office to help support local neighborhood potluck party.  
    • K. Bolin – Edward Jones

*2021 ABA Board Member

  • Video – Ernie Johnson – “Get to” Job vs “Got to” Job  – Be a better human, see the value in everyone
  • Washington County Chamber of Commerce
    • Deanna Palm – Washington County Chamber of Commerce 
      • Introducing Jayne Bond – Chair of Washington County Chamber of Commerce
      • Rob Harris – Chair Elect for 2022
    • Jayne Bond 
      • 2020 Businesses dealing with smoke, hornets, Covid
      • Local Chambers got together in Washington County and began discussions on merging, as they had seen done in many other areas.  
      • Metro Ballot Measure (Transportation Package) was coming up and Chambers were not being consulted
      • Wanted a way to represent businesses in a unified voice in County, Metro, Statewide discussions
      • Work was ongoing into May 2021
      • Focus on businesses in unincorporated areas that needed advocacy on a larger scale
      • Survey done to determine name change
      • County representation 
      • Felt they could hire a full time Government Advocate if they gathered to form the Washington County Chamber
        • Needed someone with ears to the pulse
        • Zach Lindahl, hired August 2021 as Government Advocate.  Learning about the local community and political scene, what we care about.  Came from the restaurant industry.  (Can connect through Deanna Palm)
      • Rent moratorium was putting landlords in a difficult situation
        • Able to gather businesses, landlords and discuss ways to help all sides on a county level
      • Legislative seminar usually closes session and speaks with Chambers
        • This year had 8 legislatures and 80 members at the Zoom meeting.  
        • Valuable to have interests heard
      • Want local Chambers to thrive and provide a county wide/ statewide voice
      • Want a more diverse representation of businesses in area
        • Including unincorporated
    • Rob Harris
      • Started discussions in September 2020 with all local Chambers.  
      • Concerns sinking in as Covid was getting started.  
      • Look at ways to expand coverage
      • No one was there from Aloha, Bethany, Gales Creek, etc on initial discussions
        • Wanted to increase that presence and voice
      • Wanted to expand Chamber to include all of Washington County
        • Connected
        • Vitally important to work together
      • Predominant participants in Zoom discussions like this are local small businesses.  Local major businesses already have a prominent voice.
      • This expansion will give communities someone who can represent them, answer a phone call or a question.  
      • Change of name from Hillsboro Chamber is a change of focus to care for all of Washington County, not just Hillsboro.  Need to convince everyone in the county that this expansion is good for everyone.  
      • Not without mistakes, but learning from them
        • Acting in good faith
        • They know that this will take a few years and are prepared for this!
    • Aloha has not been heard for too long.  These businesses are our livelihood, we all have different objectives and having a collective voice helps us be heard.  
    • Wants to increase and enhance Latinx voice in area
    • Here to be an advocate for all businesses in community
    • Zach Lindahl – Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce – Director of Public Policy & Government Relations – P: 503-726-2155 – CP: 360-931-9944 – zachl@hillchamber.org
    • Check YouTube for Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce Small Business Seminars
    • Hopeful that the Statewide Mandate on Masks helps to diffuse the aggression to small businesses when they can say “I am just the messenger”
  • Good Neighbor Project 2021 – August 29th 
  • Washington County recognized ABA recently as a Chamber and sent a $500 check which is being used to keep the ABA and its website operational. 
  • Balance of just over $2000 in bank, but Sally still needs to be reimbursed for payments she has made.  
    • ABA budget is in good standing
  • There is talk of potential Farmington Road improvements coming up, survey crews have been seen. Sally submitted a letter of support from the ABA for the grant that Washington County is working on for lighting, sidewalks, bike lanes, etc. for Farmington Road.
  • Sally had proposed holding a Town Hall in September to discuss Trauma (Covid related).  Wants to invite Washington County Mental Health advocates, and Sheriff Pat Garrett.  Hopeful to do this in person but with Covid ramping up, this will most probably be delayed.
  • The ABA will vote in November for new ABA Board Members.  Please send in your nominations for new Board Members.  We hope to elect 3 new people for 2022
  • Washington County Chamber of Commerce invites you to join their in person networking event “Wake Up Hillsboro” every Friday at 8am in the Chamber parking lot.  https://hillsborochamberor.com/events/ 
  • We should begin to discuss the possibility for an Aloha Tree Lighting this year.  

Adjourned 12:45 PM

Next Zoom meeting is scheduled for September 9th.

June 2021 ABA Zoom Meeting Notes

Called to Order: 11:30

In Attendance:

  • *S. Reid – Agape Human Services 
  • R. Osuna – Washington County Housing
  • P. Roberts – Westside Community Church
  • N. Fai – Washington County Commissioner 
  • A. Crampton – Washington County Housing
  • MK – Agape Community Insurance 
  • J. Doane – Tualatin Valley Water District
  • AJ Bustamante – OOMA – Business Internet and Voice Solutions, Direct: (503) 482-7222, aj.bustamante@ooma.com
  • S. Quick – SQ Merchant Services 
  • J. Monihan – Pamplin Media 
  • J. Crites – Washington County Housing
  • K. Bolin – Edward Jones 
  • M. Holcomb – Retired 
  • S. Wilson – Washington County Housing
  • *S. Rennie – Schmidt and Yee
  • C. Holsberry

*2020-2021 ABA Board Member

Nafisa Fai – District One Washington County Commissioner

  • Looks forward to working with ABA and community
  • One time small business owner before getting involved in politics
  • Lobbying contractor in Salem working to get funds for non profit organizations
  • Campaigned door to door which allowed her to get to know her constituents and their issues and build her goals
  • Working on what of those goals are achievable within our district, especially Aloha.  
  • Background in American Red Cross / Public Health.  Small business owner.  
  • Passion is community organization
  • Appointed to various transportation committees.  Strives to present an equity lens to transportation
    • Congestion is an issue and we will need to determine the best way to address that based on impact
    • Those closest to the problem are those closest to the solution
    • Businesses can’t hire people if people can’t reach them (mass transit issues)
    • Farmington (185th and 209th in particular)is an ongoing issue with need for lighting, side walks, safety as well as needs for more equitable functionality
      • Looking at Portland’s ways to address 82nd as a model for ways to address Farmington and vice versa 
      • Need to address this ASAP rather than wait years
      • Can we look at sidewalks and lighting as initial improvements
  • Wants to work on housing affordability and ways to increase home ownership
  • Mother of Black sons which means she has a “skin in the game” and this is where “politics becomes personal” 
  • Public Safety – Unincorporated Washington County only has Washington County Sheriff to rely on
    • Wants to work with public safety to ensure they can provide the right response in the right time
    • Wants to ease the burden Public Safety Officials face
      • No one can fill all the roles required of them and do them well
      • Officers have to also be Social Workers, Public Health Advisor, Mental Health Caregivers
    • We need to figure out how we can invest in different programs that can add value to public safety 
    • Advocate for those in crisis
  • Core Values 
    • equity, empowerment, accessibility, transparency, accountability, integrity, safety
  • Vision
    • A county that is safe, diverse, vibrant and innovative where all are valued and can thrive in their pursuits
  • Mission
    • Be and effective commissioner who protects and enhances the quality of life for all, in collaboration with the community and centering the common good
  • Goals 
    • Make Government accessible and transparent
      • Conduct civic engagement 101 training for constituents
      • Hold monthly town halls and weekly constituent meetings
    • Apply an equity lens in transportation
      • Identify promising initiatives that reduce traffic congestion
      • Ensure the county’s mass transit system serves all who depend on it
    • Address the affordable housing crisis
      • Expand affordable housing options
      • Research innovative ways to increase homeownership
    • Make the county a safe place for everyone
      • Ensure the public safety system provides the right response at the right time
      • Advocate for appropriate and adequate social services for people in crisis
    • Assist and empower small business and economic development
      • Hold quarterly small business and economic development roundtables
      • Create incubation opportunities for small business owners
  • Looking to apply her experiences and ideas 
  • Cultivate spaces for visitors and community
    • Example – Culturally specific malls
    • Bring lived experiences to small businesses 
    • Wants to make what you want a reality  
  • Questions/Comments – 
    • Use of Bales Thriftway?  
      • Question of current availability, has it been sold?
      • Believe it to be in a real estate trust
    • Goals/Activities – how do you measure your progress?  
      • Hopeful that the measurement will be in seeing how impactful her goals have been with small businesses
      • Identify incubation opportunities for small businesses and look at how many were able to be created
      • Reflect on outcome of quarterly town halls
      • Determine asks to State for funds for small business owners
      • Determine how collaborative everyone was able to be
      • Hope at the end of her term there are measurable wins

Washington County Dept County Housing Administration  

  • County approach to affordable housing
  • Ruth Osuna, Andrew Crampton, Josh Crites, Shannon Wilson 
  • Aloha Housing Projects
    • Metro Housing Bond
      • In November 2018 Approved Metro Affordable Housing Bond ($119 Million for Washington County in 814 units)
      • Will help fund development and redevelopment of affordable housing
        • Different implementation areas for funds, everyone received their own funding
        • Beaverton and Hillsboro have their own goals
        • Funds can be for new construction or acquisition and rehab
        • New construction needs to facilitate affordable housing for 60 years
        • Acquired and rehabilitated facilities (old apartment complexes, hotels, etc) need to be affordable for 30 years
      • Aloha Housing Development
        • 4 story building
        • Off Alexander and SW 174th
        • Developed by BRIDGE Housing and Hacienda CDC is the service provider
        • New 4 Story 82 unit c-shaped building wrapped around a courtyard
          • 51 units will be 2 or 3 bedrooms 
          • 33 units will be available for people making less than 30% Area Median Income
          • Will feature community use areas
        • Quality transit service with TriMet bus line #57 adjacent to property
        • Timeline (received funding in August 2020)
          • September 2021 – Permit Submission
          • Jan 2022 – Permits anticipated
          • Feb 2022 Construction Financing Close
          • Feb 2022 Begin Construction
          • May 2023 Construction Completion
        • Comments / Questions
          • No safe crossing at 174th and TV Hwy, will something be done about this?  Will anything be put in to allow people to cross safely?
            • In touch with the Department of Land Use and Transportation, and this will need to be addressed.
          • Was there any consideration of space for small businesses on the 1st floor?  
            • Not at this time, however challenges can be filed, but this would move the property to mixed use which can present challenges in financing
      • Aloha Inn Permanent Supportive Housing
        • Building acquired early 2021
        • Current building has 52 rooms, working to convert to 54 apartments
        • 54 Studio Apartments to provide housing to chronically homeless and those who meet the definition of being in need of permanent supportive housing
          • Project Overview
            • Building constructed in 1985
            • Hotel will be renovated into Studio Apartments with kitchenettes and fire sprinklers
            • Shares parking lot with Walgreens with access easements
            • Trimet Bus line #57 and #88
          • Supportive Services model
            • Funding of services
            • Ongoing
            • 2 onsite staff at all times
            • Resident flex funds
            • Community engagement funds
          • Populations Served 
            • Chronically homeless individuals and families
            • Individuals with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness(SPMI)
            • Individuals with Substance Use Disorder (SUD)
          • Services provided by
            • Supported housing specialists
            • Peer mentors
            • Individuals with “lived experiences”
          • Types of Services 
            • Culturally-Specific service model
            • Support for substance use disorder
            • Permanent supportive housing services
            • Support for behavioral health conditions
          • Aloha Inn Project Timeline
            • June 2021 – 22 Room shelter opens
            • October 2021 – Southern Wing Construction begins
            • Jan 2022 – Southern Wing Construction completion
            • Jan 2022 – Northern Wing Construction begins
            • May 2022 – Full Building Completion 
        • Supporting Houses Measure
          • Largest per capita investment in homelessness in the entire country. 
          • Bring in $38-$50 Million dollars to support services and long term housing
          • Year 1 goal is to house 500 chronically homeless individuals and stop another 500 from becoming homeless
          • Create 100 year round beds for singles
            • Currently have family and domestic violence shelters but no shelters for singles
          • Want to build up a system of care to ensure there is availability of culturally specific care providers to meet specific need to address the disproportionate members of color within the homeless community
            • Working with community, board of commissioners and Metro and oversight committee to create their local implementation plan
            • Headed in a great direction
          • 38 Organizations approved to be service providers 
            • Community based
            • Culturally specific
            • Faith based
            • Organizations that have never done housing yet have something to offer or could work with a specific population that has historically been underrepresented or underserved.  
              • Will work with them to build up their capacity contract
          • Historic opportunity
        • Questions / Comments
          • Are these funds from Measure 110 or something different?
            • Supportive Housing Measure run through Metro and voted on May 2020
            • Measure 110 supports different areas within addiction and treatment
          • The Federal Government is giving Washington County funds ($58 million?) Do you, as representatives of this committee go before someone to request funding?  How do you get access to Federal funds to further these services?  
            • Most of the funding requested comes from a presentation based on need and they have had to go through the same process.  
            • First $53 million is being considered, much of it going towards housing and human services
            • Will likely follow previous ARPA funds.  
            • Commission will determine plan for spending those funds
            • Additional allocations from American Recovery Act directly for housing going to the County through Treasury
            • Also saw additional funding come through from emergency bill passed by Congress in the neighborhood of $30 million coming into the State for rental relief
            • Housing Authority running Landlord Compensation Fund from state funding 
          • How will you measure success?  How will you determine these programs, apartment complexes, and temporary housing facilities are successful?
            • Measure requires reporting of outcomes, we know we have a historic problem and we are looking at a historic solution.  
              • First report will be out in October to show what is being accomplished
                • How many are being housed, how many are getting into shelters?
                • What is the rate of success?  
                • How many are we keeping stably housed?
                • Are we reducing the overall chronic homeless count?
                • Will look at who is being served and how they are being served 
                  • Culturally specific
                  • Geographic equity
          • Peer support will be crucial in support of this
            • Looking into allocation of contracts.  
            • Washington County will see a surge in new caseworkers
            • Scale support to meet program
          • How can the local business community help make this mission a success?
            • Continue to engage and inform the County about homeless population areas, letting them know where encampments are affecting businesses.  
            • Invite their group back to engage with your organization to keep communication flowing
            • Look for community meetings to participate in
            • CPO 6 will discuss Aloha Inn project
            • Stay involved, be ambassadors!  Show your support for the community in need.  
            • Can support local nonprofits as volunteers, board members, etc
          • How will funding sources be used?
            • $104 Million from CARES Act
              • 2 Priorities 
                • Provide the most positive impact for the most amount of people
                • Maintain adherence to Federal spending requirements
              • Adopted  
                • Protecting Public Health
                • Stabilizing local economy
                • Supporting community based organizations and non-profit
                • Building opportunities for improving the public’s mental health and community psyche 
              • Worked hand in hand with local jurisdictions and special districts within the county to support those goals
              • The use of the $116 Million we will receive this year (have already received $58 Million of this) is being determined by a Board of Commissioners working within a similar framework to the spending allocation of previous funding.  Will be going to the Board (as well as US Department of Treasury) to receive policy direction and guidance. 
            • Initial funding went into supporting those most impacted by Covid,vaccine distribution and small business grants, and temporary housing/rental assistance 
          • Is there any effort being made to keep outside of the area individuals from moving here for services?
            • This is a regional effort and similar efforts will be rolling out in neighboring counties.  
            • Ideally because there are resources in each county and similar services in each county it should help to serve each county.  
            • Frequent collaboration between counties is ongoing as well.  Counties are meeting weekly.  Roll out for all 3 counties is July 1.
            • Creating a system that talks to each other and connect reporting systems to guide need and use of services
        • Lift Us Up Keep Us Going Report
        • Joshua_crites@co.washington.or.us
        • https://www.co.washington.or.us/Housing/
        • https://www.oregonmetro.gov/public-projects/affordable-homes-greater-portland/progress
        • https://www.co.washington.or.us/BOC/Meetings/Agendas/2021/upload/CRF-2020-Report-V3.pdf
        • Look into ABA hosting a Town Hall meeting to allow the community to be informed about these plans going on in their community

 

Announcements

  • Continue to evaluate moving to in person meetings, or ways to in person support our members?  Minimal response to request for opinion on in-person vs Zoom meeting moving forward.  Concerned about further losing touch and losing community.  May look into hosting a home get together, an Aloha Community Farmers Market get together.  Not sure where Peppermill stands on inperson gatherings.  
  • Next Meeting July 8th.
    • How can we shake it up and meet in person then?
  • Should look into Washington County Kids presenting needs, Aloha Community Library has needs, ACFM has needs that we could work to address.  Content of meetings is good, we just need more to attend!
  • Pamplin Media is working on the Graduation section of paper, please contact J. Monihan (jmonihan@pamplinmedia.com) if you want information.  
  • Treasurer’s Report 
    • $1341.00 in bank
    • Paid state registration and insurance this month (done for year) 
  • Board did not meet this month

Adjourned 1:00 pm

 

May 2021 ABA Zoom Meeting Notes

ABA Monthly Members Meeting May 2021

Called to Order: 11:40

In Attendance:  17

Introductions / What are your fears for you and/or your business?  

  • Sally Reid – Agape Human Services – In Oceanside, watching the ocean and beach fog brought to mind discussions on fog and fear of Covid and wants to talk as a group about how we can operate through the fear.  Can we address what we can do to help each other get through fear?
    • Fear – getting ready to launch her new business, plans to use Youtube as her platform but has fears of why people would tune into her.  Feels we don’t honor mature senior adults despite having years of wisdom to share.  Needs to stop worrying she doesn’t have enough to offer and move through that fear and continue on and do what she feels is her goal for this time in her life.  
  • AJ Bustamante – Ooma Office – Business Internet and Voice Solutions / Westside Community Church 
    • Direct: (503) 482-7222, Email: aj.bustamante@ooma.com
    • Starting to iron out things, seeing a slight amount of normalcy creeping back in, but we are not there yet.  Grateful for vaccines and the ability to move forward that they are providing.  Concerned we will allow fear to keep us from living our lives.  Learning to balance going out with taking steps to support others and minimize risk.  We can do some of that minimization through masks, vaccinations and distancing as we move forward.  
  • Kody Harris – WCSO Community Outreach 
    • Loves the quote:  “I will not be anxious for tomorrow for tomorrow will take care of itself”
    • Working on leaning into fear 
    • Always has Plans A, B, C…. always has plans and exit strategy, works to have lots of facts, and bridges, this keeps her from having a lot of fears.  
    • Opposite fear is hope.  When you feel that fear, find the opposite and find what you hope will come out of the situation.
  • Brian Merritt – Minuteman Mortgage 
    • Not afraid of anything, if you have confidence in what you do you can move forward.  A sailing boat won’t steer unless it is in motion.  Motion is what solves all fear.  
  • Suzanne Savin – Washington County 
  • Matt Craigie – Washington County Economic Development Manager 
  • Jeff Maynard – Integrity Brewing 
  • Kyra Ramsay – ACFM 
  • Lt. Mitch Coley – WCSO 
    • With the Sheriff office 20 years, served in the military for years as well in bomb disposal.  Been in lots of conflict both oversees and with sheriff office
    • Current fear is trying to keep people he is in charge of and caring for engaged in their jobs as well as keeping community support.  Provides them tools to lean into their discomfort so they can be vulnerable with community
    • Frequently leads a team huddle, supports local vendors by bringing sheriff office together at tea shops, etc to talk there about how they can reach the community
  • Alison Stone – AHS Booster Club Liaison
    • Looks like she will continue to be on Booster Club
    • Not many fears other than general home minor clean up details
    • Lack of fear makes her think she is not doing enough.  
    • Has a 10 year old, sees fear in her when she plays softball, so has concerns about getting your kid to walk through fear.  How can she walk her daughter through fear
  • MK – Agape Community Insurance – New owner of Agape 5 months 15 days today!  
    • Fears  – survived aparthied in South Africa, current fears are based on frame of reference.  But he has concerns about national politics, as an economist, and recognizes our politics affect our economy, fears not so much for himself, but for his child and his future
  • Steven Quick – SQ Merchant Services 
  • Karen Bolin – Edward Jones 
    • Financial Advisor, does not have much fear herself, but hears it in clients every day.  
    • Concerns rather than fears,  if we have the right elected leaders in Portland (which has an effect on Washington County) to get us through this difficult time, and to to get us through to the other side. Feel we have good leadership in Washington County, but has concerns about Portland, in part because it is the focus of national news for our area.  Concerned it will trickle to Washington County.  Anxious to get the Washington County Event Center opened, thinks it will benefit the area.
  • Erin Wardell – Washington County 
  • Jori Monihan – Pamplin Media Group and Beaverton Valley Times
    • Jmonihan@pamplinmedia.com, 971-645-3103
    • Works with local businesses, and sees fear in the community of constantly changing rules, opening, closing, etc.  Grateful for vaccinations and ability to open up more.  
    • Fears being so fresh out of college if she is on the right track, but is trying to move through life and learn as she goes
  • Michael Holcomb – Retired 
  • Priscilla Roberts – Westside Community Church
    • Fearful for the community as a whole, for our homeless population and those struggling.  Sees the numbers of people who need food at Westside Food Brigade, and the long lines at Aloha HS for food boxes.  She thinks we have lots of challenges coming up.  

Matt Craigie – Washington County Economic Development Manager

  • Now inhouse position filling the shoes of John Southgate who was consultant
  • This position is a 1st for the county
    • Made in house because of recognition that unincorporated areas don’t have the same level of support and services for financial development that others do
    • Working with county to solidify what this role looks like
  • Working to convene countywide conversations to talk about shared challenges and goals among unincorporated areas
    • Improvements
    • Covid
    • Business development
  • Will be a resource for us
  • Countywide conversations as well as local technical support for unincorporated areas
    • Will depend on what we do with this service
    • Will depend on diversity of area (business, location, household) and the different challenges of each individual area
  • This fall/early next year it will be helpful to have a better idea/conversation about county role in economic development
    • Obvious complications given current Covid restrictions 
  • Office of one 
    • Limited capacity
    • Working on getting out and making connections to determine how to best support area
    • Working on Covid economic work in county, coordination with local city and state support as well as federal
      • American Rescue Plan Act
    • County has allocation of funds and is working to determine how best to deploy those resources
  • Working with local and city government to make sure they are properly leveraging funds
  • Interested in local business needs
    • For some 2020 was a good year, for some there is a great need for resources and he is working to determine the best way to service those who have the highest need.  
    • Call rather than email so he can connect with you to best determine your need and how he can help
  • Questions/Answers/Comments
    • Is Washington County working to promote businesses moving to Washington County through any incentives or strategy?  (businesses are being driven out of Portland)
      • Not currently, however this is a good idea
    • City of Beaverton has restaurant program that is working to recruit and develop new restaurants
      • Let’s talk about providing that in Aloha, happy to support those efforts
    • Why are businesses moving out of our area?  Example – Why did Intel invest in business locations outside Aloha/Beaverton?
      • Working to determine this reason, would love to know more
    • Microbusiness development needs a focus / potential physical area to use, how can we work to develop that.
      • Integrity Brewing example
        • Looking in Beaverton, Aloha, Hillsboro
        • Tenant Improvement Funds would be beneficial
          • Only place they are seeing any support this way is Hillsboro
      • Concerns over inflation in the area of construction, wood cost skyrocketing, this blows up ability to rebuild/improve.  
      • We need to have that conversation and work to determine why programs are working or not.  
    • What collaboration do you have going with larger business associations in the county?
      • Meeting with Chambers and other associations/businesses
      • Would like to support a diverse array of groups to support micro businesses and other businesses
    • Annex with Beaverton or Hillsboro?
      • Recognize its a topic with strong feelings both ways, and is not in a position to suggest this be done or not
      • Interested in input to determine pathway for unincorporated areas
        • Clackamas for example has “Village Hamlets”
      • This is something they will talk about for years
      • Welcomes opinions but will no be making decisions or recommendations 
    • Suggestion of walking local business together (WCSO, Matt Craigie, and an ABA representative) to discuss in our community how to connect businesses

Video showcasing “How we can work through fear”

  • If you are going to be a leader in your community you have to, on an individual level, be afraid and vulnerable but willing to go for it in order help make overwhelming situations less stressful
  • Those who can multitask and be the highest performers can really only attend to 4 things
  • Need to address most important work, not tasks
    • Focusing on tasks can make you feel like you can’t’ accomplish things
    • Focus on what matters
  • When you dilute your focus you dilute your power

Member of the month is Aloha Community Farmers Market. 

  • Viewed video produced by Brian Merritt, available on ABA website and Facebook

Aloha Community Farmers Market

  • K. Bolin – Edward Jones used ABA Member Booth last week
    • Noticed that the ACFM had the Planters Peanuts truck there which brought a lot of fun people to the area
    • Appreciated the fresh veggies, fruits, etc
    • The booth is work to use, it is a commitment, but it is fun
  • As soon as live music can return to the ACFM it will help a lot.
    • Soon as Farmers Market gets all clear from the health department they will get music going!
  • MK would like to put flyers up in his office window and have them available to pass out as well
    • Can pick up flyers at ACFM 
    • ACFM hopes to get out to put those up, anyone can pick them up and put them up, yard signs are also available to put up!
  • ABA Board has pre-paid for use of the ABA Member Booth every other week
    • If you are interested in use please let Malia know (execsec@alohabusinessassociation.com) to get it on the schedule
  • Any Current member can use the booth

Board Updates

  • Finances
    • Over $2000 in bank
    • We have recently paid invoices for some large ticket items including renewing insurance through MK in order to have our booth at the ACFM
    • Still have to pay non-profit registration for Oregon State
  • Membership
    • 43 current members 
    • Several have recently renewed
    • Many renewals are going out now.
    • May is a big month for renewals
    • If you know someone who you want to introduce to the ABA please do, we want to keep us growing.  
  • Hopeful to get going together in person soon, hopefully this summer!  
  • Board Members who were up for election last year continued through 2021 due to Covid, everyone has re-dedicated themselves to the board, and are very cohesive.  However, we don’t want people to get burnt out and would like to see people join us.  Would like to see new members and future board members.  Election for the new Board will be this fall.

Announcements

  • Aloha Community Library is holding a fundraiser this week
    • Promo video shown
  • Remember to vote in the upcoming election, it will determine the School Board and is very important!
  • WCSO news
    • Currently making plans for a Safety Academy this summer, they recently did a virtual one which worked well
    • Looking to learn more about community needs in order to serve them better
    • Would like to provide safety services/meetings/presentations on areas that are needed and wanted.  (including “window falls”, WCSO and other organizations are able to provide child proof window locks, there has already been a fatality this Spring from a fall from a window) 
  • Pamplin Media is working on “Summer Fun guide” to be in all their papers to reach to the community
    • If you need any help in being featured in this, please let them know, they are happy to help with ad space and design ideas.
  • ABA Adopt a Road will be held Saturday June 5, starting at 9:45 .  Meet at AHS and carpool.  
  • Our next Member meeting will be Thursday June 10th, we are looking for topics of interest to focus on.
  • Mt Olivet Baptist Church will have a Covid shot clinic next Wednesday and Thursday from 9 – 1.  It is not a public activity, however Sally will be able to provide you information if you or someone you know of needs this.  She hopes to provide this service for our minority and underserved community.  They will be accepting appointments and walkins and hope to administer 125 shots each day. Partnering with OHSU and Medical Teams International
  • Westside Food Brigade serves our community Saturdays at 8:30 – noon.  If you can, and have it in your heart to donate food or time, please do.  Covid ordinances are being followed. 
  • Good Neighbor project is coming up in August!  More details to follow.
  • Mt Olivet Baptist Church is providing food boxes on Fridays this month.
  • WCSO hopes to start up “Scooping with a Sheriff” again soon.
  • MK would like to join in one of the WCSO “huddles” with the community.  Would love to pay for everyone’s lunch, but officers are not allowed to do so. Only donations that can be made are pre-packaged food at the station

 

Adjourned at 12:45 PM

January 2021 ABA Zoom Meeting Notes

January 2021 ABA Zoom Meeting

Called to Order by S. Reid: 11: 35

In Attendance:  14

  • Introductions:   
    • *S. Reid – Agape Human Services – Retired from Agape Community Insurance at the end of 2020, working on her new season, directions and plans for her new business (Agape Human Services)
    • *B. Merritt – Minuteman Mortgage – Enjoyed celebrating Christmas with no social distancing.  Enjoying business these days because of very low interest rates.  
    • K. Harris – WCSO (formerly/still with ACFM) – still figuring out 2021 plans.  Had a very quiet few weeks because everyone in the household has been dealing with being sick, but she is feeling positive about the gifts and positive times brought about by quiet still times.   
    • Lt J. Wheaton – WCSO – had a quiet Christmas and New Years, caught up on reading.  Professionally looking at a need for flexibility and new ways to get out into the community in real time, but safely.  
    • P. Roberts – Westside Community Church / Westside Cruisers (currently on hiatus because of Covid) – Had a safe Christmas time, wore masks, washed hands, took Covid seriously this year and as a result has hope for 2021, the vaccine and being able to be closer to each other.  
    • P. Power – Impact Sign Co. – Signage, graphics, visual advertising needs.  Exciting to watch business grow over the past 20 years.
    • MK – Agape Community Insurance – New Steward of Agape!  Stayed home for the holidays, did not get together with anyone, but tried new ways to cook meals.  Had an open Zoom room all day so people could go in and out.  Exciting new year.  Looks forward to Covid ending soon.  
    • A. Watson – TVWD – Working on reconnecting with the community.  Quiet scaled back holiday season.  
    • J. Monihan – Pamplin Media Group – Quiet holidays, here to announce 2021 marketing deals she is happy to share with us.  
    • S. Quick – SQ Merchant Services – Uneventful Christmas time, saw most people on Zoom.  Has added sales reps to his business, excited about the future.  Covid has not affected his business terribly.  
    • K. Larmanger – Atlantis Caregiving – Lost some of those in their care, the holidays can be hard with increased loss.   Still waiting for the state to launch their Nurse Assisting school in Newberg.  Found a vendor for PPE but had to register through FDA as a lab, but can now do instant result Covid testing.  
    • J. Doane – TVWD – Rosedale Road is closed for installation of the TVWD 66” pipe running up 209 between Farmington and Cornelius Pass Road.  Grateful for EPA Grant so this will not all be reflected in our bills.  
    • K. Bolin – Edward Jones
  • ABA ended the year with over $1000 in the bank and have decided to spend some of that money on signage to help support our community.  Want to show businesses are open, be cheery and let us know who is open, as well as showing support – we are all in this together. 
  • Pam Power – Impact Signs 
    • Now creating business signage showing “masks needed”, etc
    • “A Board” signage – are not permanent so they don’t have to have permits.  You can display them to show you are open and take them back in at the end of the day.  Easier to change messaging
    • Thanks to Technology, remember that anything can be a sign.  
      • Boarded up windows
      • Doors locked but you can say that you are open inside via signage on the door:  “call this number and we will come out and show you around”, etc.  
    • Creating lots of “A Boards” in particular.  
      • Dining in restaurants example
    • Donated yard signs to schools (minus cost of materials) to acknowledge seniors
      • This will be important to do again this Spring because the seniors this year are getting none of the “in school” experience and support that seniors usually get.  
      • Seniors depression rate is high, would love to pull together as a community to  support the seniors, let them know they are not forgotten
    • Window graphics 
      • Blocks sun
      • Adds privacy
      • Gets the message out that you are open and what you are providing
      • Can be removed if you need change
      • Can offer full vinyl or perforated (so you can see through)
      • Can also save on AC when it filters sunlight!
    • Signage can be used to show that you are “coming soon”
    • Good way to communicate that you can order online, order from grubhub, etc.
    • Good way to communicate ways you can still do business.  
    • Banners run $6-$7 a square foot (easy on a budget)
    • Reminds people you are there!
    • New signage can raise business 10%!  A good return on your investment!
    • Add graphics to a trailer or your vehicle, become a driving advertisement.  Park by the road to let people know you are there as well.  Any time you drive you are advertising
    • “Feather Flags” (fabric signage) get attention and utilize the space you have
    • Get creative, think about what you can have, and what you can do and they can help
    • K. Harris
      • Farmers Market has used Impact Signs for years and they have been very helpful
      • Helped to work with ACFM to find the best price which was helpful for their non profit status
    • Work to help you find the best way to spend your budget, find the best solution for your business.
  • S. Reid still has Aloha Community T-Shirts in her office, working to get them distributed to those who want them
  • S. Reid also still has ABA Pens
  • Video on the website has been updated.
    • Visited with Steve (Baskin Robbins) to discuss how things have gone running his business in Aloha overcoming Covid restrictions
    • Business is doing just fine.  
    • Please visit the video at http://alohabusinessassociation.com/
  • WCSO – Kody Harris
    • Please remember that alcohol to-go containers must be sealed and  not in reach of the driver.   Be cautious and careful.  
      • Drinks To-Go https://www.oregon.gov/olcc/Pages/drinks-to-go.aspx?fbclid=IwAR3igRkeWYvemtFCgT6ZOb4_WKQ2Bfq8lAOw3JXlE-n6eyCF2CyS5Je4Jys 
    • Remember Community Counselling Program
    • Remember to watch out for your business and community, let the WCSO know if you see something, say something
    • Watch out for scams around stimulus checks
      • Phone Scam
      • Mail theft
  • Pamplin Media has discounts going on this month 
    • Digital products are 50% off
    • Print discounts offered as well 
    • February – “Amazing Educators” section of paper, looking to recognize a new teacher each week.  Looking for community sponsors for this
      • Can we do an add to encourage seniors in the area?  S. Reid to follow through on this 
  • Soon as we get signage we will get them out into the community
    • Also looking to update our meeting sign
    • Look into getting something out to support the seniors 

Adjourned at 12:15

Our Next Zoom Meeting will be February 11th

December 2020 ABA Zoom Meeting Notes

December 2020 ABA Zoom Meeting

Called to Order by S. Reid: 11:35

In Attendance:  12

  • Introductions:   
    • S. Reid* – Agape Community Insurance – Aloha is her community!
    • K. Harris – WCSO – Community Outreach Specialist with WCSO, Holiday Season means lots of Porch Pirates, Stolen Purses, etc.  
    • P. Roberts – Westside Community Church – 43 years in the area.  (Westside Cruisers has funds down this year so they have left the ABA but hope to rejoin next year)
    • D. Schouten – Washington County Commissioner (Outgoing) – Was Representative for 20+ years.  Represented District 1.  He is in his last weeks as Commissioner.  It is time for new leadership.  Has appreciated seeing the growth and development in Aloha.  Grateful for the revival and growth of ABA.
    • B. Merritt* – Minuteman Mortgage – Been in Aloha for a long time, Business is good.  Covid has brought with it many issues.  Trying to get loans arranged for those in higher need has been difficult.  Locked in a loan for less than 2%.  15 year fixed. 
    • Detective P. Altiere – WCSO – Property Crimes, Detective for 7 years, with WCSO 17 years.  
    • N. Fai – Washington County Commissioner (Incoming) –  January will be sworn into.  Excited and looks forward to serving the area she lives in (unincorporated Aloha) Hopes to bring attention that Aloha needs to our area.  Grateful to those who voted for her.  
    • MK – Agape Community Insurance 
    • K. Bolin – Edward Jones – Working from home since February.  Suggests we check out the Hillsboro Elks off Corn Pass Rd. and Quatama on Fri or Sat from 6-8PM and enjoy the lights and Santa!  
    • S. Rennie – Schmidt and Yee – Grew up in the area.  Spending the holidays at home.  His parents and inlaws are part of their bubble so they will be able to share the holidays with them
    • M. Holcomb – Former ABA Treasurer, joining us today to say “goodbye” to Dick Schouten and “welcome” to Nafisa Fai
    • P. Bransford – 

*denotes 2020 – 2021 ABA Board Member

  • WCSO Area Crime Updates/Questions
    • Miller Paint and Baskin Robbins both have been recently broken into.    
    • Baskin Robbins has considered leaving cash register money drawers out on counter to show they are empty
    • Miller Paint had spray paint stolen
    • How can we stop this?  Unfortunately there is not much we can do
      • Have nothing visible through windows 
        • Consider leaving empty cash drawer visible
      • Have a working video system to allow us to catch people
        • A video from the scene helped ID the person who broke into Baskin Robbins.
      • When you terminate employees make sure to get keys back, take them out of POS systems, change alarm codes.  
    • Neighborhood Watch Options
      • Have businesses build Neighborhood Watch program for their businesses within shared complexes.  
        • Lighting
        • Cameras
    • Online Reporting https://www.co.washington.or.us/Sheriff/report-a-crime.cfm
    • Car Prowls and Package Theft and 9pm Routine https://www.co.washington.or.us/Sheriff/CrimePrevention/9pm.cfm
    • Outdoor Videos are not as thorough as in store cameras.  
      • The higher the resolution the better
      • Try to aim cameras at eye level
    • Offenders are often repeat offenders.  Individuals likely to return.  
    • Crime is on the rise
      • In particular theft of items from yards and mail
  • Shop With a Cop is still happening.  
    • Everything is virtual, businesses can donate items, or gift cards. 
    • Lots of requests for clothing and blankets.  
    • Tobias Elementary and Raleigh Park are being served.  Served about 30 families.  
    • Fortunately this year there were quite a few businesses who stepped up to help.  
  • Covid Community Counseling Program https://www.co.washington.or.us/HHS/CommunicableDiseases/COVID-19/mental-health-matters.cfm    
  • Dick Schouten and Nafisa Fai -2020 Affect on Aloha Community, Plans for 2021
    • Analysis of stormwater and wastewater provide us some updated news on Covid spread.  
      • It looks based on this information that we will continue to see an upsurge in Covid cases and hospitalizations in the coming weeks.
    • It is not the goal of the County to shut us down.
      • We need to take responsibility for what we do and how we help each other.
    • Lots of Covid growth since October
    • Deaths predominantly are being found in the over 50 population
      • Also hitting the Latinx community (15% of population) harder than others.  40% of Covid cases
    • Extreme Risk Category
      • Indoor entertainment and recreational facilities are closed
      • Personal services are allowed
      • Outdoor entertainment and recreational facilities are at a max 50 people
    • Vaccine options
      • First provided to frontline providing medical care
      • First also provided to those working in residential care facilities and their residents (older population)
      • Second Category will be the over 65 populations (hopefully February)
      • Lastly (hopefully late spring/early summer) we will get through the rest of the population
    • Small Business grants are available now
    • Dick Schouten Highlights of work accomplished and partnerships over the time he was Commissioner 
      • Mt Williams Park and Trail on 160th 
      • Mt View Champions Park – specifically built for handicap ease of use
      • Aloha Community Library -had to start from scratch and build up the ability to qualify to join Washington County Library System
      • Future – Aloha Tomorrow – Continue to plan and work on zoning on 185th and TV Hwy to build pedestrian friendly commercially viable area / town center 
      • Future – Florence Street pedestrian improvements
      • Measure 26-218 did not pass so they are looking for new options for safety improvements
      • Felt it was time to step down and welcome new ideas
      • Has greatly enjoyed his time on the board, given his all, and here to say “Thank you” and “farewell”.  Thanks the ABA for all it has given to the community.  Hopes to stay involved in the community
    • K. Harris thanks Dick Schouten for the county support and county livability plan for their assistance in bringing the ACFM to the community.  
    • S. Reid – grateful for the sidewalks and 198th improvements
      • D. Schouten sees need for improved walkability and is proud to be involved in that
    • Nafisa Fai – Incoming Washington County Commissioner 
      • Excited to step into new shoes
      • Commissioner elect, looking forward to returning to an ABA meeting as a full Commissioner
      • Born and raised in Somalia, refugee in Kenya, moved here as a teenager, and went to Portland State University.  As a refugee she wanted to work for the agencies helping her (UN, American Red Cross – worked there for a decade) 
      • Wanted to contribute to the community differently so she debated Public Health or becoming a Physician’s Assistant.  
      • Went to work with Public Health in Multnomah County, and worked on MERS
      • Public Health work helped her to understand Public Policy / How a bill becomes a law
      • Started her own consulting business and has learned a lot about the problems businesses discover.  
      • Created Pan African festival from a business perspective to help bring together the community to learn from those cultures
      • Decided to contribute politically
      • Worked on Clean Water Services commission
      • Worked on Washington County Covid Contact Tracing 
      • Community Concerns included 
        • Housing affordability
        • Traffic
        • Persons of Color – wants to make sure Washington County is fair and equitable for all.
      • Wants to live here and be part of the community for a long time
      • Questions and Comments from ABA Members:
        • K. Bolin:  
          • Would like to see:
            • Affordable childcare subsidies
            • Moratorium against eviction to be broadened to include businesses not just residents.  
          • Thanks Dick Schouten for his participation in community and events, and availability to make contact with
        • S. Reid:
          • Would like a clearer understanding of “essential workers”
          • Has concerns over lack of physical contact with the community
          • Has concerns over why businesses and restaurants can’t open if they are being safe.  This has been detrimental to the community
        • B. Merritt:
          • States that Coronavirus has always been around.  
          • People will still die even after a vaccine
          • If the community can just use common sense we could go back to life
          • Sick and tired of politicians controlling his life and his agency
          • Is a survivor of Coronavirus
          • Has had antibodies show up in 2 of his first of 4 blood donations
        • K. Bolin disagrees and has concerns about who will spread Covid to the general public.  Government tells us to wear seatbelts and we do
        • MK reminds us that the healthcare system is being overwhelmed and can not handle this.  Respects our freedoms but looks at this from a public policy perspective that show we can not handle this
      • N. Fai notes that is a real concern, it is unfortunate that it has been politicized the way it has.  It has been weaponized by politicians.  If everyone had followed the rules and done what we could we could have saved thousands of lives.  The rules need to be applied equally.  
      • K. Harris applauds the way the state worked to maintain businesses like the Farmers Market.  Grateful for that resource.  
  • S. Reid – Wishes us all to have a Happy Holiday season, wear your mask, stay safe so we can all get through this!

Adjourned:  1pm

Our Next Zoom Meeting will be January 14th

October 2020 ABA Zoom Meeting Notes

ABA Monthly Zoom Meeting – October 8, 2020

In Attendance: 14

Called to Order: 11:40

  • What do you think of, what is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word Community?
    • S. Reid* – Agape Community Insurance – President of ABA, Owner of Agape.  Aloha has been home since 1978.  Grew up in a small community in Iowa, loves the feel of a small community. Believes in “Protecting stories and building community”  
    • K. Harris – WCSO/ACFM – Feels that her role is to be a bridge between groups in the community.  Believes in support for each other in the community
    • P. Roberts – Westside Community Church – Aloha community is family, has lived in the community for 40 years, kids went to local schools, this is extended family
    • J. Southgate – Southgate Consulting -Thinks of people seeking each other’s well being,  we are in this together.   
    • A. Stone* – AHS Liaison – ABA Secretary – Serves on PTO board for AHS, serves as a bridge between the school and the ABA
    • J. Wheaton – WCSO – New to the area/returning to WCSO – on a leadership team with WCSO, this supports relationships and connections.  Learned that the connection between people spurs different connections which creates a web that grows in the community.  
    • S. Quick – SQ Merchant Services – (Invited by AJ) attendee and leader at Westside Community Church – Believes in outreach and community service.  
    • R. Bradley – Macley Auto Group – Working together to make the community better, learning what can you do for others.  
    • MK – Agape Community Insurance – Community takes care of eachother, a lot is invested in the community and there is a continued evolution in how the community looks at each other
    • B. Merritt* –  Minuteman Mortgage – ABA Board Member – Connection with community goes back a long way, went to Mountain Side and Aloha High School.  Describes himself as patriotic.  Patriotism is important, doing what you can do for your community is patriotic.  What you can do for your community, not what it can do for you.  
    • K. Bolin – Edward Jones – Moved to Aloha, from Texas after growing up in Parkrose. Kids graduated from AHS.  Community is her church and ABA and the groups we support.  
    • R. Russ – Web Design and Writing consultant – (Will be assisting us with our website transition) – Community is supporting each other
    • S. Rennie* – Schmidt and Yee – Treasurer ABA – sees community as a group working towards a common goal

*Denotes 2020 ABA Board Members

  • Ricky Russ Jr. – Author, Website Designer – Speaker “How to make your Book a Business Card”
    • Clean and Sober from social media 😉  
    • Heard “If you don’t have an online platform your outreach is limited” but this is not the case according to him.  
    • Believes in old school, person to person spread.  
    • Avoids the term “viral”
    • Feels everyone has a story, but sometimes feel small, and sheepish about sharing that story.  
    • Started with writing down ideas and “his story”, had 10 copies printed to give to others, and watched them give to others and so on and saw his story grow.  
    • Started meeting with a Washington County Corrections officer who helped him to pursue other stories, meet others and write more books
    • Originally sent it out in digital format, but saw the connections made and growth of community even without social media, etc.  
    • One person got 20+ copies from him and those copies were spread to others who spread them to others.  This not only grew his readership, but also his web design business opportunities.  
    • “Your book becomes your business card” – his book set him apart from others.  
    • Collects analytics for data based on human behavior, wrote a book about how analytics tie into human behavior.  
    • Gave two copies of this book out (kept one for self) 
    • Met with a highly in demand wealth manager and adjunct professor at Linfield because of this book.  He asked Ricky to help him write his book.  (Ricky at this point had now written 4 books) Based on the time he spent and charged for consulting he essentially sold his 2 copies for $6000 each.  
    • Still in touch with 75% of the original group he met through his early book and its spread without social media
    • Continues to help people get their story or their knowledge out into the world.  
    • To be able to hand someone a book based on acquired knowledge is a leg up in a world where you can google/youtube everything – with limited and questionable results.  
    • If you have a certain thought floating around in your head, write.  Ricky had troubles in HS and dropped out, floated around, ended up with felony convictions, but kept pushing forward.  Wants us to know you don’t have to have all the things you think you have to have.  Everyone does have a story to tell.  It’s too easy to dismiss your story and your knowledge.
    • K. Harris (In response to Ricky’s presentation) – her pastor has a book written and she feels it is such a welcome and getting to know you option, really feels that it connects 
  • Board Report 
    • 3 Renewals
    • 1 New Member
    • $1670 in US Bank
    • Board Nominations are open
      • 3 openings for nominations
        • Brian Merritt is up for re-election but will run again
        • Steve Leitz is up for re-election but will run again
        • Alison Stone is up for re-election, and wishes to step down
      • There are 3 positions available if you would like to run or nominate someone please let us know
  • Announcements 
    • ABA is partnering with THPRD – for their Halloween/Drive Thru Trick or Treat October 24th.  If you want to donate items from your business or candy, please get it to Sally before the event to pass out.  Sally will host the ABA booth along with other volunteers from the ABA. 
    • Aloha Christmas Tree Lighting
      • There is still an interest in this event, but Sally needs to discuss with the Thriftway shopping center landlord if this is possible.  
      • Curvy Chic just held their event using this space, so there is consideration if an indoor booth situation is possible with an outdoor tree or “light tree” (strung lights from the top of a pole down to the ground) 
      • Tree Lighting if held would be the last weekend of November
      • There is no longer a Christmas Tree Committee so we are looking to have the ABA take this event over, however we need to develop a committee ASAP
      • Kody will contact ACFM to see if there is interest in their market vendors to participate
    • Adopt a Road – we need to do one in November (ABA is committed to 2 times a year cleanup) Due to Covid, the WCSO jail crew is no longer participating.  We are looking at November 7th as the date.  Meet at AHS 8:45 and drive down to the road.  Suggestion to go to Donut Day after.  An invite to sign up will go out soon.  
    • Aloha TShirts are available, please spread the word. 
      • If you own a business sign up, half the proceeds go back into the collective pot for companies that have signed up.  
      • Spread the word on Social Media.  
      • Suggestion is to wear shirts on Fridays and share posts taken in front of your community business and share on FB and Instagram.  
      • Sally has shirts in her office you can come pick up
      • Looking to get them in BiMart, Walgreens and Rite Aid to be sold there
      • There is a link to join the ABA on the site where you can purchase shirts and sign up to participate.
      • Looking to get member businesses to sell shirts.  
    • ABA Website is switching servers but not website appearance or address
    • Westside Community Church – 
      • Food Brigade went from 80 Families served to 160 families.  
      • Huge need for food donations and support
      • Hosting a grief sharing class “Surviving the Holidays” – Sunday Oct 25 and Nov 8 from 2-4 GriefShare.org 
    • WCSO 
      • WCSO is working with Health and Human Services to encourage Covid Community Counseling services.  8 free counseling sessions available to individuals.  Covid Community Counseling Program https://www.co.washington.or.us/HHS/CommunicableDiseases/COVID-19/mental-health-matters.cfm   
      • A reminder to check your brick and mortar businesses as we are not there as often now
      • Keep up the “9pm Routine” https://www.co.washington.or.us/Sheriff/CrimePrevention/9pm.cfm  
      • Shop with a Cop – Covid is limiting fundraising efforts during this time so they are looking for fundraising options and donations to help out. Helping Tobias Elementary this year.  Unable to do Coffee with a Cop or Scooping with a Sheriff this year.
    • AHS 
      • Can Drive held the past weekend that was positive, the funds raised will go to cover indoor concession stand cost.  
    • Washington County Communications facility is moving and the space may be taken over by the Domestic Violence Recovery Center, and they are looking for funds to facilitate this move.  
    • There will be a second round of business grants for the local community
    • If you participated in today’s meeting, please stop by Sally’s office for a shirt.  
  • Our Next meeting is Thursday November 12th, we hope to have newly elected Washington County Officials show up to discuss their plans.  

Adjourned: 12:45 PM

 

August 2020 ABA Zoom Meeting Notes

Called to Order 11:30/11:45

Notes:  Malia Paulsen

  • In Attendance/What is your favorite take out at this time/what businesses are you trying to support at this time?
    • S. Reid – Agape Community Insurance – Tapitillo or Stir Crazy, Biscuits Cafe
    • G. Rosenthal – Candidate for Metro #3, from the Stafford area – Huang Pearl and Isla Bonita
    • K. Harris – WCSO Community Outreach / Aloha Community Farmers Market – Pho Nam Progress Ridge, Roxys, Papa Johns, McMenamins
    • S. Rennie – Schmidt and Yee – India House 
    • J. Southgate – Independent Contractor for WA County
    • D. Huish – Mt. Olivet – Donut King
    • A. Stone – AHS Liaison – Favorite takeout Mio Sushi or Pizza Schmizza 
    • S. Radie – Westside Community Church
    • J. Doane – TVWD (disconnected and didn’t get back on)
    • D. Atkins – Key Bank (disconnected and didn’t get back on)
    • P. Roberts – Westside Community Church (disconnected and didn’t get back on)
  • ABA Treasurer’s Report – S. Rennie
    •  $771 in bank
    • Paid Malia for July.
    • No new members this week
    • 40 current members with several renewals due for July/August 
  • Aloha Projects and Community Updates – J. Southgate
    • Last spoke to the ABA in September 2019
    • Has a passion for renewing commercial districts and improving their economic success.
      • Orenco Station is an example of this success
    • Has seen lots of planning in Aloha, but would like to see action
    • Focus on safer pedestrian access in Aloha
    • Is the Short term Economic Involvement Manager for Washington County
      • Focus is on urban unincorporated areas
    • Hopes to speak to ABA in the Fall
    • Covid
      • Closures from Covid has put most of his work on the back burner
      • CARES act allows for funds from Federal dollars
        • Rent Assistance
        • Economic Development
        • Small business grant program
        • 3 million earmarked for Washington County Unincorporated areas
        • Businesses in incorporated areas have access to funds available from their own city.
      • Business Recovery Center has been set up with a variety of resources
      • They will be receiving PPE shipments and they will be made available to local businesses
        • Childcare businesses should apply
        • Nonprofits can apply
  • Good Shirt Project – Joe Barhoum 
    • https://hyva.co/product/good-shirt-aloha-together/
    • Considering wordage for front of shirt to be “Aloha Together in Community” 
    • Had discussed the idea of a heart shape on back with all of our businesses listed, however this can drastically increase the cost to produce as well as can lead to animosity between businesses if some get left off of the listing.  
    • HYVA shirt sales help provide financial resources for your own business or funds you can distribute back into the community
    • Businesses can click on link on HYVA website to sign up to participate
      • Can also sell their t-shirts at their business
    • Can we sell at ACFM?
    • Sally/Agape Community Insurance are one of the shirt sponsors
    • Launched to help small businesses in area to help raise money during this time
      • Have raised $7000 for small businesses in Camas so far
      • Featured on KATU last week
      • Launched in Happy Valley and Beaverton as well
      • Pre-ordering is available
      • There is a Merchant sign up form on their website
        • Want to participate?  Sign up!
        • You will get a Discount on shirts and you can receive assistance
      • Once a design is approved shirts can be produced within the next few days.
      • Finances put into shirts goes into a profit sharing pool.  
        • Shirts are sold for $25, the cost of shirt production is $12.50 per shirt, so $12.50 is profit
      • Sell shirts in your own business or online
    • The ABA wants to encourage all businesses in our community to participate, not just members, however on the website to sign up to participate there will be a link to join the ABA 
  • Aloha Community Farmers Market 
    • ABA can begin to use their ABA member Booth
    • ACFM owes $60 renewal, in-kind ABA can have our booth for 2 weeks. 
    • Looking at having the Aloha Community Library set up their book curbside pick up at the ACFM
    • Deficit prediction of $10,000 from last years totals
    • Are already $10,000 short so they are actually $20,000 shot in total
    • Need funds to help with Sprouts Kids Club
    • ACFM has tripled their SNAP output and need funds to match
    • ACFM is led by an all female board and was launched by all women.  
      • Looking at ways to work with and celebrate that dynamic
  • Good Neighbor Project
    • Hosted by Westside Community Church
    • Text “GNP” to 5039059067 to sign up to participate
    • 150 signed up already
      • Building momentum
    • Waiting to hear from schools
      • The Beaverton School District passed a regulation to keep campuses closed.  
      • GNP has petitioned to allow projects to occur outside on campuses.  
        • One school has turned them down
        • Looking at ways to work around this
  • Community Announcements
    • Gerritt Rosenthal – Metro Transportation Bond issue 
      • .06% payroll tax
      • Improve transportation and safety on TV hwy
      • The Payroll Tax will exclude small businesses with 25 employees or less
      • Wants to know the ABA Member’s thoughts
        • The majority of ABA Members have less than 25 employees 
      • Trimet already has a tax on payroll 
      • He is running for office and looking for input from the community on what they want
  • Washington County Sheriff Office Update
    • According to CPO6, Safety Corridor did not pass 
    • Fraud and Scams are skyrocketing due to Covid
      • WCSO has a long list on their website of things to look out for to avoid being scammed
    • WCSO is working to create an online predators course to help keep students/parents and teachers safe when they work from home
    • Held an online safety course for kids staying home alone for the 1st time.  
      • Current session is full and they hope to hold a second larger class in the near future
    • Asks us to continue the “9pm routine” of locking up your home and cars at 9pm and turning on outdoor lighting
    • Reports of child and domestic abuse are down, but the concern is that incidents are up and they are not being reported.
      • If you see something, say something
    • Shop with a Cop is still in discussions on how to adapt it this year.  No date is set.
    • Covid Community Counseling Program https://www.co.washington.or.us/HHS/CommunicableDiseases/COVID-19/mental-health-matters.cfm    
    • Washington County Listening Sessions are starting next week! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/listening-sessions-with-washington-county-board-of-commissioners-registration-114708935514

Adjourned 1pm

Our Next Zoom Meeting will be held Thurs Sept 10th 

 

July 2020 ABA Zoom Meeting Notes

ABA July Luncheon – Zoom

In Attendance: 12

Called to Order:  11:30

  1. Introductions:
  • *S. Reid – Agape Community Insurance
  • B. Phillips – Hillsboro Business Resources Recovery Center 
    • 8 days on the job, 30 years experience in economic development.  Opened up a new round of grants ($3000) for small businesses to assist in start up and reopening.  10,000 applicants will be reviewed.  You must be in an unincorporated area to qualify for those loans.  If you are in a city the city will be processing their own businesses for grants and loans.  Good resources on their website.  https://www.businessrecoverycenters.org/.  You can also contact them through Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce.  
  • P. Roberts – Westside Community Church –
    • Will be holding a service in the parking lot, it will be the first time the congregation is together since March.  Looking forward to it.  
  • K. Osborn – Westside Food Brigade
    • continuing to provide service every week, noticing an increase in families using their services.  Switched to a “drive thru” system, a “shopping list” is handed to a family,  they circle what they want and a volunteer goes in and picks up items for the family.  This change has brought a disappointing loss of person to person contact, but it has sped up services.  Not ideal but they are making it work.  Farm to Family boxes currently being distributed by other organizations.  These are very hard to get, so if anyone comes across these as an option please let Westside Food Brigade know so they can get them.  Grocery Outlet on 185th holding its annual “Independence From Hunger,” they will be donating  purchases or financial donations to Westside Food Brigade.  Westside Food Brigade is hoping to buy a refrigerated truck.  
  • A. Terrones – WCSO/Public Affairs – 
    • WCSO has an online reporting system set up but it is not for suspect information, you should still call a deputy about that.  
  • K. Harris – WCSO Community Outreach for Aloha – 
    • We are currently in the 100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers, put the cell phone away, watch the speed limit, don’t drink and drive.  Launched online reporting for minor issues.  Provides an alternative to face to face and non-emergency contact.  Remember to lock up at 9pm – garage, bikes, lock doors, etc.  
  • S. Raide – Westside Community Church
    • Director of Care and Facilities at Westside Community Church.  He is here to discuss the Good Neighbor Project.  
  • MK – Agape Community Insurance
    • Plugging away from home, not much to update, his family is good.  Schools in South Africa are starting to reopen and they are seeing new cases.  
  • J. Doane – Aloha Community Library
    • Working out how to live with curbside pick up for holds.  Book Drop is now open, materials are quarantined for 2 weeks.  Doors still not open.  Got a $79,000 paycheck assistance loan so they have not had to lay off employees but are still in a deficit.  It costs them $45,000 a year for the community room space, they might have to give it up.  Looking at using it as a children’s library space.  She is still on the board, but no longer president.  Daniel Houser is the new president.  He is a political analyst.  
  • J. Doane – TVWD 
    • most employees are working from home.  Office has been rearranged to accommodate for social distancing for those who do come in to work.  Many employees want to continue to work from home and they are working to accommodate that.  Pipeline from Wilsonville is continuing to be worked on.  Racial justice issues are a focus for them working in HR.  Continuing to not shut off water due to non payment but are asking customers to let them know if it is an issue.  “Making it work”
  • *S.  Rennie – Schmidt and Yee
    • Working on PPP loans and how to accommodate issues for their clients.  Courts are starting to open up but are greatly backlogged, orders not being signed, etc.  
  • K. Bolin- Edward Jones
    • Business is going great.  July has seen panic calm down.  People are not spending as much money so they are investing more, clients are staying busy or retiring.  Wearing masks when she goes out.  Aloha Community Farmers Market has great masks.  Trying to figure out how to properly set up the church she attends to make it open and clean.
  • D. Huish – Mt Olivet Baptist Church
    • Still figuring out how to reopen, and it will be a while.  Need to figure out ways to clean and create non touch areas.  Sent out surveys to members of the church to determine how and when to reopen.  Raising money to help out families in church.  Offices remain closed.  

*Denotes ABA 2020 Board Members

  1. Treasurers Report / Membership Report:
  • $834.20 in the bank currently
  • Hopeful for renewals to come in soon
  • 50 Current Members
  • 4 Overdue
  • 8 due in July
  1. ABA News and Updates
  • Last month at the June Luncheon, we discussed a campaign to encourage members and the community to  “Shop Local.”  Washington County gave them a budget of $500 to help.  We need to let them know what we plan to do.  Also looking at doing facebook and instagram blast to showcase businesses as they open up.  
  1. Steve Raide – Good Neighbor Project 
  • Sunday August 30th
  • Partnership between Westside Community Church and other churches in the area.  
  • Looking into communicating the ways they can include members of the community who want to help and participate remotely or in person but in a limited capacity basis.  
  • Doubts we will be in Phase 2 August 30th, but has hopes we will be.  Limiting their plans to Phase 1 (25) people in case.
  • Schools are letting them know projects that can be done, principals are reaching out.  Glad Acres, Five Oaks, Mountainside and Aloha are among those they will serve.
  • A man in Aloha has requested help to knock down his briars in the yard.  
  • Very excited to go out into the community and help out.  
  • Proud to have created a room at Westside for  WCSO
  • Have assisted with Westside Food Brigade.
  • Trying to reach out to teachers and parents to start groups to send out thank yous to them.  
  • This is an opportunity for everyone to come together and help their neighbors.  
  • Sally would like to see our community pull back together, road clean up, yard clean up, start out the new year/new school year right and support each other.  
  • Kody thanks Steve for the early involvement with the Good Neighbor Project and says it has been wonderful to be involved with.   She is working on getting WCSO deputies involved.  
  • Steve is looking at ways to give back to deputies as well.  
  • SteveR@westsidemail.com
  • Adopt a road for ABA will be held 8/30 as well. 
  1. Updates and Testimonials
  • The Aloha Community Farmers Market has reopened.  The number of tents and participants is increasing.  Masks are required.  Kody is still board president.  But is so proud of everyone she has handed it off to.  Permission for signage has been granted.  Community has rallied behind them.  Covid was a setback but they are coming back strong.  You can order online so you can just swing by and go.  Great masks available. 
  • Should our  August ABA Luncheon be held on Zoom or in person?  The general consensus is to continue on Zoom.  It’s nice to be able to check in with our members and community.    Karen would like to see these used more as an educational time as well as a check in.  Sally asks us to let her know if we have any topic ideas for next month.  

Adjourned at 12:30

June 2020 ABA Zoom Meeting Notes

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

Called to Order 11:45

In Attendance:  8

Notes:  Malia Paulsen

Attempted in person and Zoom meeting but unable to keep zoom connected.

1 – Introductions –  What have you changed to the positive during this Covid 19 experience in operating your business or non-profit.

  • M. Schmidt – Schmidt and Yee- He has been able to catch up on work thanks to Covid19 Closures
  • D. Leitz – Baskin Robbins co owner – she is glad to be able to stay open during all of this
  • K. Bolin – Edward Jones in Aloha – has not been in to her office in  2 months due to a staff member with anxiety, she is respecting health issues and has been able to work from home.  Impressed with Edward Jones as a company as they are sending out sanitizer and thermometer kits to all of its 15,000 offices.  She had a social distant retirement party for a client and is appreciating the creativity of our community in finding ways to celebrate and enjoy things now.
  • S. Leitz – Baskin Robbins – Pleased that he has convinced Pizza Schmizza to go national with “Shop With a Cop”.  Pleased that he has now given out at least 1200 free lunches (slice and a drink) from his 82nd Avenue Pizza Schmizza to school age kids.   They are holding a concert fundraiser on Saturday to raise funds for the free lunch program. The concert will be on Facebook Live, they are adding a “donate now” option.
  • Pastor G. Kolstad – Westside Community Church – construction is going well but they are almost 2.5 months behind schedule in the remodel which includes an update to the main building and maintenance and repairs.  A positive aspect to Covid19 however is that they have been able to keep up with construction without missing weekend services since they are all done from home online now.  This has shown increased participation.  They have also been able to put more time into reaching out on a more personal level with members.  Starting to work on in person events based on what the community allows and needs
  • A. Stone* –  AHS PTO- AHS is still having its Grad Party on July 31st at Bullwinkles!  They are excited, and are looking forward to getting the word out and selling tickets.  Can Drive was a success raising $2500 plus.  One more will be held before the Grad Party and they hope to add Kona Ice to that event.  AHS held a “Drive Thru Graduation” last week.  A plus to  Covid19 has been positive conversations to increase knowledge of personal space and boundaries.  Her family is wearing masks when they feel they should, and having conversations with their kids about when it is appropriate to do so.
  • B. Merritt* – Minuteman Mortgage – Interest rates are plummeting, this has increased business, recently locked in a 2.5% interest for a client.  He doesn’t have to advertise, it has become socially acceptable to do more zoom meetings, hardly has to go to the office, the State has said loan officers can work from home.  Moving into a new office on the 1st of July.
  • S. Reid* – Agape Community Insurance- has been open the entire time, MK has been working from home, and she is having clients leave messages. She is also doing more business over the phone and zoom, this has allowed her to catch up with work.  They are limiting who comes into the office and this has helped keep things going.  She misses the “in person aspect” but is grateful for the time to catch up.

*Denotes 2020 ABA Board Members

2 – Board and Committee Reports 

  • A – Board Review – Sally Reid
    • 50 Current Members
    • THPRD’s Concerts in the Park are cancelled this year
    • We are looking at ways to thank the community for supporting local businesses and nonprofits
    • A banner hung at Thriftway to thank Aloha Communityfor shopping local?
    • Signage to put in front of member businesses to thank them, highlight them, and highlight shopping local?
    • Instagram video that highlights clients giving testimonials about why they do business with…
  • B – Treasurer Report 
    • Currently have around $1200 in bank
  • C – Community Partnerships / Communications
    • ABA Spotlights of the Month  – Mt Olivet Church, Reedville Presbyterian Church, Westside Community Church

3 – Speaker – Sally Reid – A Review of Highlights from Leadercast 2020:  Positive Disruption

  • Rahaf Harfoush
    • Pressure to innovate
      • Digital Social Norms – 102 million emails sent in 30 seconds
      • Cognitive impact on your brain – pleasure hormones released (150 times a day looking at your phone)
      • We live in an era of constant distraction – affects our ability to create
      • Designed for addiction and urgency….social media (always available)
    • STOP AND THINK
      • Some of the most innovative tools can actually get in the way of innovation.
        • Is your technology supporting you or distracting you?
        • Tech reflects Culture
        • Are you prioritizing recovery and rest?
    • Take 30 minutes to just sit and do nothing. A part of high production and creativity.
    • Reframing the future – Disruption is the beginning (embrace an evolutionary mindset)
    • Continuous change equals constant adaptation – no going back to the normal way of life
    • There is always something new that comes along and makes us change and adapt
    • FOPA – Future Oriented Present Acting
      • Look to where you want to be
      • Being Forward thinking isn’t enough – how do you define innovation?
      • Ethical – Sustainable – Inclusive – Transparent
      • Are these tools taking us to the future or away?
    • Are you willing to align your present with your future?
    • Perspective is everything
    • The World has been disrupted – we are different now
    • Disruption always creates opportunity – opportunity for good
    • Social Norms – REFOCUS attention
    • Overwork – address resistance
    • Reframing – clarify values
    • How are you going to EVOLVE?
    • Talk to your teams about:
      • Commit to doing one thing in the next 24 hours to put in practice
      • Pick one person who is going to support you
      • The truth about disruption – good vs bad / awesome vs terrible
      • We HAVE CONTROL – which side do we want to be on?
  • Amy Jo Martin – Leading Like a Renegade
    • Why not now?
    • The Playing Field has been leveled.
    • Renegades are all about positive disruption not destruction.
    • Why not me?
    • Head into the Unknown
    • Idea to action
    • Get comfortable with being uncomfortable
    • Ask Forgiveness not permission
    • Keys to being a Renegade:
      • Humanize to monetize (return on influence)
      • Want to know why you do what you do
      • Identify, diversify and own your value (share the who and the way)
      • Listen, experiment, listen (refine and repeat)(best practices)
      • It’s an inside out job – let go of others – be yourself
      • Mindset – idea to action
      • What’s the worst thing that can happen
      • Don’t give yourself an out
      • Leverage adversity – what is it here to teach me?
      • Mental, physical, and emotional states (self-talk)
      • Operating systems and belief systems are in sync
    • Where passion purpose and skill collide, bliss resides, live in that intersection
  • Sangram Vajre – The Power of Community
    • Belongship – without a community, you are simply a commodity
    • Leadership – my vision, my customers, create campaigns, build brand, my shareholders – what’s missing is a sense of purpose for your organization
    • Belongship – our collective vision, our community, create a safe place, build trust and all stakeholders
    • Building Community Ingredients:
      • Trust, Safety, and Care
      • Picture of success/ extreme focus/authenticity/kindness
      • When opportunity and community meet that is “belongship”
    • Picture of Success:
      • We need to explain where we are going
      • Take people on a journey
      • Create hope
    • Extreme Focus: (What we focus on expands)
      • Own the narrative
      • Use momentum
      • Be intentional – more important than being brilliant
      • One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world
    • Authenticity – trust / credibility
      • Trust is the force multiplier – (risk of not having trust is lack of credibility)
      • What is your motive? (Have them come to you. Whoever cares the most wins!)
      • The revenue increases every time they take a stand.
      • What are you known for? Or What do you want to be known for?
    • Trust is built in very small moments – Brene Brown
    • Kindness – builds relationship and loyalty
      • Basic human need – having empathy with employees & clients
      • Loyalty can be bought – you changed my life or I’m not afraid of losing my job
      • People will run through walls for your business
    • Your Community is Your Brand – As a leader, as a business owner, as a community leader.
    • Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less – C.S. Lewis
    • What do you want to be remembered for?
    • Belongship creates legacy.
  • What is our story for Aloha?  Lets continue to build that story.
  • In October a new Leadercast is planned at a church in Gresham if they are able to do it.
  • How can ABA keep out in the forefront until we can gather again?
    • Community messaging about gratitude.
      • Video? – commission someone to take that on for Youtube or Instagram.
        • How Aloha responded to a pandemic, testimonials from customers of local businesses.
        • Create a “belongship” through a pandemic, a sense of community.
        • Needs impact and identity factor.
        • The pandemic lowered the barrier on people telling their story, for example, sitting in the driveway today hosting a meeting.
        • How do we get community involvement and input, how do we get members to tell their story online?
          • Testimonial at Farmers Market? Put up a tent at the Farmers Market and ask members and community to go in and record them saying what in the community they are grateful for
            • Put out a call on our social media that we will have this at the ACFM and encourage people to stop by
          • Have members record themselves at home and send it in?
        • We want to convey that “Aloha is Open for Business”
        • We want to remind the community that franchises are not all corporate.  Baskin Robbins is a Franchise, but locally owned; McDonalds is a franchise but locally owned; Walmart is a corporation.
      • Tick Tock?
        • Transition the ABA Logo between members?
        • Pass 1 dollar to 2 dollars to 3 dollars between members to “watch your money grow” when you shop local?

4- Testimonials – 

5 – Announcements – 

  • 6/25 THPRD Concert in the Park – canceled / new ideas in the works for future event
  • Westside Food Brigade has kept up with the demand of keeping our community supplied with what they need
  • ACFM got new Permanent Flags to advertise in the Thriftway Parking Lot
  • Brian Merrit – Richard Vial, current Deputy Secretary of State is running for the Secretary of State position as a non partisan.  He needs 1000 signatures to get him onto the ballot.  He will be holding a “Family Movie Night” gathering in July in their field to gather those signatures.  He plans to do a speech beforehand.
  • WACo Budget Committee is giving us a $500 grant.  We need to send them an invoice to tell them what we plan to use the funds for.

Next Board Meeting:  Thursday June 30th 2020

Next Luncheon:  Thursday July 9th 2020

2nd Thursday of every month, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM  

Please invite someone to join!

The ABA Board would like to thank

Schmidt and Yee for hosting our Board Meeting held June 4th @ 8:30 AM

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