Meeting Kickoff: Nicole

Introductions:

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)

                                gfaller@isbdc.org  812-537-0814

                                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

Announcements:

– 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