Warner Business Meeting

Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting

3/21/03

The Board of Directors Meeting was held at Main Street Bookends on 3/21/03 at Noon. Lunch ( at a cost of $6.00 per person) was provided by The Warner Roadhouse. A quorum was present.

Jere Henley, President, called the meeting to order.

Secretary’s Report

The minutes from the Annual Meeting held on 2/21/03 were approved unanimously.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer’s report was unanimously approved.

The $500 has been sent to the Beautification Committee for the Town of Warner

Old Business

Membership Committee-( Marc Violette, Chair , Barbara Maki and Kay Steen.)

All unpaid members have been reinvoiced.

Mark distributed a member list which board members should review for additions/deletions.

Suggestion by committee to do a quarterly newsletter. John Healy had a sample format ready for board approval. John has agreed to be the person to manage the newsletter. Suggestions were made for John to do to newsletter and he will give final draft to Jere for approval before mailing.

Barb Maki stated that she had contacted the Warner New Paper and had information about the meetings, etc put in on the inside front cover and back page. Also hopefully the newsletter can be put in the paper.

Discussion about having a "Welcome to Warner, NH" gift basket to give to new residents. Discussion continued about how you would designate a new resident, home builder, home buyer, renter, etc and not cause problems by missing someone. This item put aside for now.

Newsletter

As discussed above, John will head up the newsletter. Decision made to have the first seminar topic be "Advertising Your Business" and have representatives from internet, print and media advertising present. The seminar will be on Wed, April 23 from 6-8PM at Warner Power. The seminar will be free. Warner Power will sponsor some refreshments. Barbara Scarpino will create a questionnaire for all attendees to fill out after the seminar, asking for feedback.

New Business

Marc announced that on Thursday, April 9, the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce will be hosted at MCT. This organization includes the towns of Contoocook, Hopkinton, Henniker and Warner.

Our guest, Mike Tardiff, from the Regional Planning Commission talked about the 20 communities the commission includes, which is centric from Concord. He talked about different subjects related to the need to manage growth in the towns and that business organizations such as ours needed to be leaders in the process. He specifically told the WBA to be on the lookout for projects that they could be actively involved in to demonstrate the leadership that an organization like ours can provide

The next meeting will be Noon on 4/18/03 at Main Street Bookends. Lunch will be provided at cost. Members should RSVP to secretary@wba.warner.nh.us by Friday, 4/18/03 no later than 8am to reserve lunch.

There being no further business to conduct, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Barbara A. Scarpino, Secretary