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Meeting Minutes, March 12, 2015

Luncheon Meeting Notes

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Attendance: Approximately 35

 

 

Board Reports

Chair Report – Karen Bolin (President) provided opening comments.

Farmers Market: Intel lot at 198th, Thursday’s 3pm-8pm, music and logistics.

Outreach: The ABA is working on a Restaurant Guide, Golden Rule (Faith location Guide), and reaching out to business that are not yet members. Our website is about to be updated by Troy from Cedar House Media too!

Kickball Team: We are looking for sponsors, players, and team name ideas. This event is June 7th and benefits Homeplate Youth Services.

Establishments visited and discussed: Edward Jones Financial Advising, A Cut Above Pawn fabulous fun place to sell and buy, Electronics Unlimited and Elements Message!!!

 

Treasurer report – Mike Holcomb $3,004.21 in the bank! Cash in $1,500 for February 2015.

 

Community Partnerships- Sally Fabre Aloha High School Youth Business Breakfast is being held this year on April 10th, with the doors opening at 7:00 and the event formally starting at 7:20. contact Sally Fabre at sally@agapecommunityinsagency.com if you are interested in attending.

Meeting Educational Program:

 

TJ Helm: Time Management, “Put Your Time Where Your Money Is How do we cover our priorities with a limited amount of time as business owners?

    • First, determine your values to gain motivation. What are your guiding values? Throw out the “but’s” and the “can’ts”. If it is not a value that motivates you then ask for support for those items.
    • Goals and Tasks are next! Chunk down your goals into 1 hour tasks (and several 10 min optional tasks) and chip away. Make sure to add the “Have to tasks” with some “Want to tasks.”
    • Get rid of the task sticky notes and put them on to 1 document! On paper, a calendar, a Word or Excel document, look online and have fun with it so that it will serve you best. You only want to schedule 65-70% of your day to allow for incidentals (wiggle room) to relieve stress.
    • “You run the day, the day doesn’t run you!” It shouldn’t take you more than 10 min a day to make your schedule. If it is taking you longer then 10min, please contact TJ to take her class.
    • Remember, Miracles come in a can, not in a can’t.

Business Spotlight:

 

Stephanie and Jon McDowell: A Cut Above Pawn

Jon and Stephanie are raising the bar in their industry, providing higher quality items and customer service. All their items are tested, legal and with a hold time of 15 days. Loans on items are 60day’s with a 30day grace period. They are as gracious as possible before loan items expire. Strictly following State and Federal regulated finance rates. You can be reassured, every item is tracked and reported. They work hard to provide the best quality items for resale. Remember they are also on Ebay, Amazon and Craig’s List.

Biz, Build or Buzz:

Eric Squires: Hub spot, a tip for reaching your customers at the moment they are opening the email you sent them. That way you can capture their attention in the moment.

 

Leadercast: Sally shared info and a video clip about this amazing program about developing young leaders. We are interested in finding a local place in Aloha/Beaverton area to host the live streaming of this event in May. Please find out more at:      http://www.leadercast.org/live

 

Announcements:

Boy Scouts Fund Raiser contact Tyrell and Becky for Jerky, Pepperoni and Chocolate sales.
Drop and Shop. Rummage Sale at Cooper Mountain Presbyterian. Drop off items on Friday 17th from 5am-9pm drop off. Then come and shop Saturday 18th 9am-3pm. Proceeds are for their Youth Groups mission trip. They are located at 201st and Farmington

Elton Bennett Art Show: at the Edwards Center 3/21-3/22

3rd Annual Sun Run: Beaverton Rotary raise money for local youth programs in our community.

 

Aloha Reedville Community Council– Kody Harris ARCC –Aloha Reedville Study is complete and there is much work to do to “revitalize Aloha”. A Community Council has been created and will continue to meet and discuss how resources can best be used and other issues related to making Aloha and Reedville great! The next meeting of the Aloha Reedville Community Council will be Wednesday, March 18, 6pm in the community room at the fire training facility on Blanton, off of 209th. Residents and business owners are welcome to attend.

 

PCC Small Business Center- Jon-Michael – Events through PCC are available! Small Business Builders and Retail Small Business Management. If you are interested, please contact the Small Business Development Center at sbdc@pcc.edu or call at 971-722-5080.

 

Not a member? You can sign up and/or pay dues at our website: www.alohabusinessassociation.com

 

Next Meeting: April 9th at 11:15 AM at Peppermill Restaurant

“Money Saving Energy Efficiency for Businesses”

Meeting Minutes, February 12, 2015

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Attendance: Approximately 35

Board Reports

Chair Report – Karen Bolin (President) provided opening comments.

Establishments visited and discussed:

TJ Helm is the March speaker about time management. April is PGE about business energy efficiency. May will be the Aloha Library’s informational about the November Levy.

Remember your community venues. CPO6, ARCC, ABA and WA County Community Forum!

 

Community Partnerships- Sally Fabre

Sally showed us a video clip from the “Leadercast Program” with Andy Stanley about making change by being clear on the why and how of any project to keep people engaged and focused on the end result. If you have ideas or want to be more involved please feel free to contact Sally, sally@agapecommunityinsagency.com.

 

Treasurer report – Mike Holcomb

Budget for 2015 was voted on and approved at the Feb Board meeting. It will be posted on the website. Renewal notices sent by email. Payment can be made online with Paypal, or checks mailed to our PO Box provided on the invoice. The ABA website will be updated soon with the 2015 Budget, board and member meeting minutes.

 

Meeting Educational Program:

 

Tyee Carr: “ How to Increase Your Business Cash Flow with Tax Savings”.

His job is not to just do your taxes with you one day of the year, but to meet with clients throughout the year, ensuring they are making the most of their tax savings early in the year. Mr. Carr is a teacher at PSU and tax professional with McDonald Jacobs. Please see the attached link of his presentation, visit his website at www.tyeecarr.com, or contact him at tyee@mcdonaldjacobs.com, or McDonald Jacobs main number 503-227-0581.

Business Spotlight:

 

Kody Harris:

Kody provided an update for the future Aloha Community Farmers Market. Currently we are reaching

out to farmers, acquiring funding, and applying for grants and permits. We are considering using the

Intel property on 198th and TV Hwy as our initial location. Preliminary surveys suggest either Thursday

or Sunday for the Market.

Sally Fabre- Leadercast: Sally shared info and a video clip about this amazing program about

developing young leaders. We are interested in finding a local place in Aloha/Beaverton area to host the live    streaming of this event in May. Please find out more at:      http://www.leadercast.org/live

 

Announcements:

Aloha Community Library FundraiserFebruary 28th and it is not too late to register to attend and support their work! Please see their website for more information.

 

Aloha High School- Principal, Ken Yarnell – Common Core and Minimum Educational Standards discussion and informational meeting will be on Wednesday March 11th, at 7pm in the Commons at Aloha High School.


 

 

Kody Harris ARCC –Aloha Reedville Study is complete and there is much work to do to “revitalize Aloha”. A Community Council has been created and will continue to meet and discuss how resources can best be used and other issues related to making Aloha and Reedville great! The next meeting of the Aloha Reedville Community Council will be Wednesday, March 18, 6pm in the community room at the fire training facility on Blanton, off of 209th. Residents and business owners are welcome to attend.

Edwards Center- Meals on Wheels officially starts February 23rd, 10:30am to 1:30pm every Monday. Suggested donation is $5.00.

 

Not a member? You can sign up and/or pay dues at our website: www.alohabusinessassociation.com

 

Next Meeting: March 12th at 11:15 AM at Peppermill Restaurant

“Put Your Time Where Your Money is”

Meeting Minutes December 11, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Attendance: Approximately 30

 

Chair Report – Karen Bolin (President) provided opening comments. Introduced the new Executive Secretary, Kody Harris. Followed by introductions and testimonials.

Establishments visited and discussed: Elements Message, Impact Signs and Western Liberty Network.

Western Liberty Network who is hosting a January 24th training at the Portland Airport Shilo Inn. AVAILABLE TRAINING.  There will be TWENTY instructional breakout sessions organized along four tracks:  1) How to Get Elected or Appointed to Local Office and Serve Effectively, 2) How to Lobby State Legislators and Other Office Holders, 3) How to Circulate Petitions and be An Effective Campaign Volunteer, and 4) How to Manage Local Campaigns and Build Your Grassroots Organization.  Attendees can mix and match courses between tracks as they wish.  Private training in public speaking will also be available.

Sally Fabre reported on the tree lighting from Saturday November 29th and how wonderful it went. Community road clean up partnership events will be coming up in the spring.

 

Committee Business- John Tyner (Board Member) moved that the Board Elections be postponed until January 2015. Vote called and supported to suspend until January 8th, 2015 meeting.

  • The ABA website will be updated soon. We need photos! Kody Harris will email requests for information, updates and photo requests in the near future.
  • THPRD has been invited to speak at our January 8, 2015 meeting regarding the new park in Aloha.

 

Spotlight Businesses:

 

Eric Squires- Aloha Historical Society

History is a linking connection between all of our businesses. Historical Society formation was brought on by the interest the Aloha Reedville study provided. Eric discussed the Library as a connection for historical data, documents and items. History is an important resource for our community knowledge. There is a commodity of stories, especially from the Veterans in our community. Please contact us to record your stories or connect us with people who have Aloha Reedville memories. Share your stories at share@alohahistory.com.

 

Kirsten Carpentier- Home Plate Youth Services (HPYS)Ll

Kirsten shared there are over 1200 homeless students/youth in our community and a growing need for more services. HPYS is the only drop in service in Washington County for youth. This is an invisible problem that we may not see every day, but it exists. Some factors that cause youth homelessness are, the unstable economy, unstable or unsafe home life and many additional situations. They have a large volunteer base, but can always use more assistance. One of their new offerings is a Youth Employment where youth are learning job skills through the Beaverton Farmers Market for a 3 month training program. To learn how your business can mentor or hire youth from Home Plate Youth Services? – Contact Amanda Kellett (971-400-0551) amanda@homeplateyouth.org.

They currently have a Holiday Shop for new item donations. They are also featured in the Willamette Week Give Guide. Year round they need additional support and items. Currently they are looking for a new space and adding an additional night for food service. Core volunteer’s and other volunteer opportunities are available.

Everyone did a wonderful presentation…now that we know more about these businesses, let’s make sure we promote and support them.

 

Announcements:

  • Aloha Community Library FundraiserCan your business be at the February 28th brunch?
  • Aloha High School- Chris Sinner– Dare to Care going on now! Breakfast fundraiser see the Aloha High School Facebook. Lion Witch and Wardrobe tickets for a challenge! Can you be a part of a video about attendance in the work place? This is a learning opportunity to help encourage prompt attendance. Choir goes to the Grotto on Monday, December 18th!
  • Contact Eric Squires about writing support letters for grants to help his youth organization.
  • Anthony Mills-Aloha Reedville Study and the creation of the Aloha Reedville Community Council. Next meeting March 18, 2015.

 

Not a member? You can sign up and/or pay dues at our website: www.alohabusinessassociation.com

 

Next Meeting: January 8, 2015 at 11:30 am – 1pm at Peppermill Restaurant