East Mountain Chamber
February 2016 Business Meeting
Minutes by Tamne Robinson, Secretary
11:45 A.M. Thursday, 4 February 2016 meeting called to order by President Nancy Carpenter.
Pledge of Allegiance was recited and all members asked to silence cell phones.
Member introductions or members present at meeting: Nancy Carpenter, Automated Systems Inc, Chamber President Angie Gallegos, Waterworks drilling, Vice President Bert Almy, Almy and Associates, Member at Large Kara Shug, Remax Pros, Past Chamber V.P. George Jasielski, Appliance Service of New Mexico, New Member Keith Coulter, Coldwell Banker Legacy, Member Bob Jones, Sandia Mountain Lions Club, Chamber Treasurer Bob Brittian, Creative Concepts, Member at Large Bill Herman, Hollywick (alpaca) Farms LLC, Past Treasurer Dave Tixier, Mags Indoor Shooting Range, Dan Kniffin, The Kniffin Team, New Member New Member Paul Rothberg, East Mountain Directory, Member Geri Jones, Sandia Mountain Lions Club, Member Julie Albright, Administrative Assistant Effie Medford, New Mexico Medical Center, Member Rachel Donovan, VanDyk Mortgage Corporation, Past President
Nancy Carpenter presented plaques tin appreciation to Bill Herman, Past Treasurer and Rachel Donovan, Past President for being on last year’s (2015) EM Chamber board. Thank you Bill Herman and Rachel Donovan.
Recognition to Keith Coulter, Coldwell Banker Legacy providing the Chamber a location in his building, free of charge for 2015.
Thank you Keith Coulter
The Chamber has been moved to Automated Systems, Inc, located 12129 NM-14 North, Cedar Crest, NM 87008 for 2016, also free of Charge, Thank you Nancy Carpenter.
Dan Kniffin gave a new member presentation: Mr Kniffin got into real estate in 2007. He received his license in January of 2008 when economy spiraled downward. He started with Remax in Edgewood until he obtained his broker’s license. Then he started his own company and moved into the old Home Run Pizza place in Edgewood next to Chili Hills. His 1st year he had 20 closings and in his second year he had 30 closings. In 2015, his company made over 10 million and had over 60 closings. He has opened a second location in the old Triangle Grocery building at Crest Rd and North 14. Welcome The Kniffin Team to the East Mountain Chamber!
Nancy Carpenter gave a presentation on marketing and promoting your business: First is the communication of the value of a product or service of message to the customers or the community. Second – direct marketing is where you go to the customer. Third Indirect marketing is where the customer comes to you. The Chamber is to help market and promote the members. Some of the most profitable ways to promote business were billboards and radio and TV. It was suggested the Chamber take advantage of the Friday KKOB promote your small business. New resident packets were briefly discussed in that the Chamber is putting them together and needs everyone’s flyers, business cards or menus to add in them and that we are looking for 100 to start with.
The Goals of the Chamber were to be first, exposure to the community, Networking for the businesses, learning, and finally the use of communication tools in promoting our members. It was suggested that Golden and Madrid be added to the Chamber area. The Chamber is currently meeting with members and passing out surveys to find out what other needs the members have.
Bob Jones treasurer report: Monthly balance was $4085.01. We had $2270 deposits for January and expenses of $1003.93. (See January’s Treasurer’s report for details)
Signage for the Chamber was discussed so that people could find the new location. Nancy Carpenter said that she would have to check with her landlord for approval for signage.
Century Link, Legacy Mortgage and Green Side Café are the members of the Month.
One Stop Office won the door prize
The Chamber is looking for a larger flat screen monitor for Julie Albright, administrative Assistant – If anyone knows anybody who can donate one please contact the Chamber Office. Phone: (505) 281-1999 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Month’s Business meeting is scheduled for 11:30 am March, 3rd, 2016.
Nancy Carpenter called for motion to adjourn
David Tixier motioned to adjourn
Bert Almy Second
Meeting adjourned at 12:45p.m.
Respectfully Submitted: Tamne Robinson, East Mountain Chamber Secretary