Meeting Kickoff: Nicole
Nicole Wuestefeld – Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home
Terry Hahn – Friendship Insurance
Lonny Barnett – Edward Jones Investments
Rick Hughes – Millennium Business Systems
Jim Kinnett – Kinnett Consulting
Justin Rains – Portal Planet
Jay Knowles – Keller Williams Real Estate
Karen Snyder – United Way of Greater Cincinnati
Jolene Winter – Brater-Winter Funeral Home
Kimberly Joerger – Tri-Force Fitness
Guest Speaker: Guest Speaker, Ginnie Faller, Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC)
310 Walnut Street in Lawrenceburg
No-Charge small business advice
Paid for by Purdue University
She is the only resource in the office
Emergency Injury Disaster Relief Fund
Usually mandated to meet face-to-face but now have the capability to meet virtually
No longer restricted to for-profit businesses, now able to talk to non-profit organizations
Conducting workshops on funding sources
IT Project assistance as well as HR Support
Manufacturing is still doing well, even through the pandemic
Small Retail and Restaurants have been the hardest hit
Small Business Restart Grant Program has now been expanded as of yesterday
Today’s small retailers are not going to be able to compete with Amazon
Small retailers need to focus on boutique items and research other markets locally
SHERPER Team. Ginnie Faller. Brian Messmore, Michelle Combs – Helping Small Businesses get established
Minutes of last month’s meeting: minutes for last month’s meeting were posted, Jim motion to accept, Nicole second.
Membership: no report.
Treasurer’s Report – Total Bank Balance for March is $17,747.94.
Golf Outing: May 17th is the date
5 teams from major sponsors
Big push for golfers, we are currently at 30
New hole sponsorships are coming in
Next Guest Speakers: N/A
– FEMA funeral expense reimbursement program was started on April 1 to assist families affected by COVID-19 deaths
– 40&8 Nurse’s Scholarship Golf Outing on Saturday May 8 at Kelly’s Hidden Acres in Milan, IN. Deadline for applications is April 22.
– United Way will be handing out gallon jugs of hand sanitizer on Wednesday, April 28 from 10-5 in Greendale at 488 Ludlow Ave.
Next month’s meeting: Friday May 14, 2021, Noon meeting at Bright Park in preparation for the Golf Outing
Thank You, Lonny Barnett