June Steering Committee Meeting Minutes

In attendance

  • Adam Sachs
  • Tricia Kendall
  • Dick Bennett
  • Mike Kane
  • Gene Tarsky
  • Nadine Nesbitt
  • Krissy
  • Denise Conte
  • Beth Reynolds
  • Alex Carleton
  • Cynthia Whitty
  • Alan MacIntosh
  • Ken Erdelt
  • MR Fletcher
  • Bill Gath



  • 11:02 AM Tricia Kendall, Vice President calls meeting to order
  • Tricia makes a motion to approve minutes from last meeting - passed
  • President and Vice President Updates Given on increasing membership and value of the ABA membership.
  • Discussion about meeting structure changes. Including officer reports at the monthly meeting. Business meetings will be modified, and officer updates will no longer be given at the beginning to allow for expanded network time at the beginning and end of the meeting. 
  • Discussed modified the at home business tables and expanding the tables to non-home based businesses, and allowing any business to RSVP one of the tables. This was approved.


  • Update given on Publicity by Cynthia Whitty.
  • Update given on technology including website, communication tools, and rolling out Constant Contact, and Google Apps.
  • Update given on membership by Denise Conte, Membership Director.
  • Update given on accounting and finances by Dick Bennett
  • Update given on the scholarship committee by Adam Sachs
  • Update given on the Events committee by Alan MacIntosh
  • Discussion on raising scholarship amounts next year, no decision made.
  • Nadine Nesbitt asked to on the new scholarship committee.
  • Officer Positions updated, Webmaster is now Technology Directory, Publicity is now Publicity Director.
  • Membership Director position was created and unofficially added to officers.
  • Ashland Development Director was unofficially added to officers.
  • It was discussed that committees would pull members from general membership and not the steering committee.


  • Motion made to approve marketing collateral by Tricia. Seconded by Bill Gath. Approved - Motion Passed.
  • There will be a July steering committee meeting held on July 11th at the regular time.
  • Alex is looking for volunteer to represent ABA on another organization
  • Approved buying 2 business card holders, for Sunnyside Cafe and Nicks Pizza. Mike Kane is handling this.
  • Approved buying 100 name tag blanks  at NEC Trophies. Mike Kane is handling this.
  • Tricia Kendall and Alex Carleton discussed modification of bylaws and progress that the Bylaws committee is making. 
  • Sue Atherton voted to allow membership since she moved from Ashland, Steering Committee Approved. Going to general membership at next meeting for Vote.



About the ABA

The Ashland Business Association (ABA) is a group of business owners, executives, managers, and employees working together to foster ties between business and community. The ABA is dedicated to increasing profitability and visibility for its members, and to advocating for a positive business environment within the Town of Ashland.

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