June 9th, 2011 – Regular Meeting

Aloha Business Association

June 9, 2011

Introductions – Brief introductions from those attending the June meeting.

Board Reports – The board met last week.  The board meetings are open. The next board meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 7th at 8am to 9:30am at the Schmidt & Yee office.  The board is looking to delete duties to the committees for a strong business association.

Treasurer Report – Tim Tank reported that we currently have 28 paid members and a bank balance of $1,385.  The board will be reviewing the budget again towards the end of summer.

Committees Reports

Branding/Marketing – Carol Cartier shared some Aloha history.  Carol is working with the Aloha High School Design students.  The students will be presenting their logo designs next week.  If interested in attending please contact Carol Cartier of Catatilla Designs.

Membership – Sonja Lindley of US Bank reported that we have 28 members. We encourage local business owners to invite other businesses to the July meeting.  Our goal is 50 members by the end of the year.

Meetings/Programs – Steve Larrance (former Washington County Commissioner) will be the program speaker for July.  Steve is actively involved in the Aloha-Reedville Livability Study.

Community Partnerships – Eric Hearn reported that the committee is reaching out to local partners (nonprofits and churches).  The committee is also looking at creating network opportunities for Aloha High School Students with a mentoring program.  They are also looking at how to connect with elected officials, CPO, service districts such as the Tualatin Fire Department, Sheriff’s office, etc.  The committee is also looking at a possible ABA Evening Arts event.

Program Speaker –Ann Reed of HR Annie Consulting was the program speaker.  Ann talked about the hiring process and how to mitigate mistakes by having a plan in place.  Hiring managers need to look at the job analysis and what skill sets are needed and also set the expectations from the beginning.  Hiring managers should look at recruiting through newspapers online and also social networking opportunities (i.e. LinkedIn).  Be sure to be specific with your top 3 skill sets.  When interviewing look at behavioral skills as well.

Business Member Focus –Dr. James Olshove of Farmington Road Chiropractic was the June Business Member spotlight.  He has been a Chiropractor for 20 years.

Ralph Horowitz of Corona Photography is the July Business Member spotlight.

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Reminder:  June 16th from 4pm to 7pm is the Aloha-Reedville Livability Study Open House at Aloha High School.

Sally Fabre announced that on August 20th the nonprofit Backpacks with Love is looking to provide 700 backpacks to local students at Merlo High School.  The organization is looking from support from local businesses and residents.

Wally Johnston announced his new book “Sent to Serve.”  His book launch is scheduled for Friday, June 24th from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at the Peppermill Restaurant.

Bruce Chase of Chase Networks is offering 15% off the first invoice for ABA members and 10% off the first invoice for non-ABA members.

Chris Sinner of Aloha High School reported that this week is graduation.  Also the football team is doing a fundraiser this Saturday. They are collecting pop cans and doing yard work.  The team is hoping to raise between $10,000 to $15,000 for a training camp in Gold Beach.