April Luncheon Notes

Luncheon Meeting Agenda  Thursday, April 12th

In attendance:  20

Called to order 11:30

Baskin Robbins Spotlight business of the month

1- Introductions

  • M. Apple –  Miller Paint
  • D. Huish – Mt. Olivet
  • D. Schmidt – TVWD
  • J. Doane – Aloha Community Library
  • *S. Fabre Agape – Community Insurance
  • A. Marshall – Agape Community Insurance
  • E. Uling – Willamette West Habitat for Humanity
  • K. Sandoval – Ascension Fitness
  • E. Rawlinson – WCSO
  • C Zamara – Songbird Healing Arts
  • G. Carlson – Carlson Law Group
  • D. Flint – Inline Commercial Construction
  • S. Remmy – Schmidt and Yee
  • M. Farrell – Village Without Walls
  • *M. Schmidt Schmidt and Yee
  • *T. Campbell – School to Career
  • L. Klingsporn – School to Career
  • K. Alexander –  Keller Williams
  • D. Atkins – Key Bank
  • *B. Merritt – Movement Mortgage
  • *M. Holcomb – Holcomb Computers

*ABA Board Member


2 – Board Report – Sally Fabre

Board met last week, working on transitions and planning for Farmers Market.  Plan to continue “business member of the month” focusing on food as they usually can’t get away for our lunch.  B. Merritt makes videos for each business and they are on our website for their month .


    A – Town Hall meetings / Membership renewals

ABA is working on a Town Hall w/WCSO to address concerns in the community  Sponsored by ABA and WCSO.

3 – Committee Reports

A – Treasurer Report – Mike Holcomb

$1130.84 in bank, Jan cash flow $840 in $126,50 out.  10 renewals. All

invoices through March are out.  See M Holcomb if you have not received


B – Community Partnerships / Communications – Brian Merritt

Showed spotlight video for Baskin Robbins which showcased “Scooping

With a Sheriff”,  menu options and ice cream cakes.  

Showed Library video from last month they have books, computers, free

wifi and movies to rent as well as story time and other activities.


4 – Guest Speaker – Tabitha McCampbell & Lisa Klingsporn

Job Shadowing, Mentorship, School to Careers & Future Employees

  • Handout – career events programs
  • Started in 1995 at Hillsboro chamber (still there)
  • Provides individual placements for students from Beaverton,Hillsboro, Forest Grove and Thomas Edison High Schools
  • Provides career days, registration services and access to Tri County events on behalf.
  • 2016 2017 placement
    • Career days
    • ELOs (experiential learning opportunities)
    • Job shadows
    • Mock interviews
    • Informational interviews
    • Guest Speakers
    • Career spotlight events
  • Current need for mock interviewers from local businesses
  • Health careers #1 request from students
    • Metro West ride alongs 350 last year, 400 this year!!  
  • Career days can include Aviation, financial services, law enforcement, culinary, military,  auto repair, FBI, Intel and more
  • Career Spotlights are more specific
  • Tri County STC collaborates with Hillsboro Chamber STC
  • Professional career development – out of school field trips to see other opportunities for learning
  • Use has shifted from predominantly male to 60% female
  • Entrepreneur students have competed  on Shark Tank
  • Hands on activities offered for a variety of career days
  • Learning that college is not necessarily for everyone
  • Trades are growing in school pushed interest
  • Led Aloha BOOM study
  • Teen Market – students created wares at ACFM, Hillsboro Farmers Market, Tuesday Night Market
  • Medical Careers academy – meet to learn about local medical facilities and learn CPR (Washington County has goal that 20 percent know CPR by 2020)
  • Need for engineering, technology, graphic arts, nursing


5 – Spotlight Speaker – Dennis Atkins – Key Bank

  • Financial wellness is important to employees
  • Stress levels are increasing in the past 12 years in surveys of employee wellness
  • Low finances leads to distracted employees
  • 51 percent have less than $50000 saved for retirement
  • Key Bank works with Hello Wallet to help with budgeting, and financial planning (online)
  • Financial wellness is focus of Key Bank employees – knowing where your money is and how you are saving is more important than credit score
  • Are you set for emergencies?
  • Start with “Key for Kids”  move up to youth accounts (Banking 101) Students are enthusiastic customers


6 – Spot Light Business of the Month – Baskin Robbins – $5 Gift Card Drawing

7 – Announcements –

  • Adopt a Road – April 14th – Sign up – meet at 8:45 AM AHS
  • Leadercast – Friday, May 4th – $79 adults/$59 students
  • Aloha Community Farmers Market opening – May 3rd
  • Aloha HS 50th Celebration – May 19th – 1-5 pm
  • Willamette West Habitat for Humanity –  upcoming events –
    • “Women Build” in May (grandmother raising 3 children with disabilities) ,
    • Build a Home Frame a Future
  • Aloha Community Library Tulip Sale Fundraiser April 12 – 14
  • Farmers market is moving to Thriftway parking lot (Aloha Christmas Tree Lighting area!)


Next Meeting:  Thursday May 10th, 2018

Sally Fabre – Leadercast highlights – drawing

Spotlight Speaker -Karen Bolin – Edward Jones

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

Please invite someone to join!

The ABA Board would like to thank

Schmidt and Yee for hosting our Board Meetings


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