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March Minutes

EHBA 2016 March Minutes

East Hills Business Association

Monthly Meeting Minutes

March 17, 2016


14 Members and guests were present.

Opening Remarks

The regular monthly meeting of the East Hills Business Association was called to order by President Missy Grose.

Missy requested approval of the February minutes, which were available on the website and distributed to members present at the meeting. Motion to approve – Lynne Faint & Chris Rubal.

Treasurer’s Report

The First Commonwealth Bank account balance was reported as $3,675.15.

Old Business

Approved letter for speaker requests were mailed 3-17-16. Letters were sent to Jr. Achievement and Catholic Charities.

Chamber of Johnstown information was updated and also sent out 3-17-16

The 2016 EHBA membership form is posted on the EHBA website and will was emailed to all members.

Ed Porada advised East Hills ambulance location for lunch was not ready yet/ Will keep the group informed.

New Business

Missy asked the members present to help brainstorm ideas to make the group more appealing as well as attract new & existing members. Some suggestions are: Locations for lunches planned, more definitive scope of what the group was designed for and what it will do, present a line up of speakers for future speakers, a bulletin board detailing group’s purpose, mixers, literature to give each member to have at their business locations, mailing post cards with information, update website with a list of locations and speakers, and target companies we do not have.

Featured Speaker

This month’s featured speaker was Paula Eppley -Newman from Beginnings, Executive Director for Beginnings, Inc.  Paula discussed Beginning’s Programs and services it provides to those in need. Early childhood intervention, child abuse prevention and parent resources are a few of the many services available to those in need. They also have a Jr. leadership program for students in grade 6-12.



Free lunch: Melinda Noval

50/50: – Ed Porada, $3 – donated back to EHBA