Board Members   Liaisons   Others
X Terry Lewis, President X Angel White (City)    
  Terri Shanahan, VP X Abbie Ricketts (Main St)    
X Jerry Knight Secretary        
  Teri Pizzitola, Treasurer        
X Ellis Burruss        
X Sheila Gray        
X Michelle McIntyre        


The December meeting of the GBACC Board was called to order at 6:25 pm on November

30, 2015 by Terry Lewis.

Approval of Minutes

Minutes from November 2015 reviewed and approved.

Approval of the Treasurer’s Report

In the absence of a treasurer, Ellis reported the list of recent deposits, expenses and the current balance in our account. Ed Milum from SunTrust Mortgage has agreed to be the new GBACC Treasurer.

The board voted to donate $500 to the Rivers Edge Recreation Park. GBACC believes it will help bring potential customers into the Brunswick area. Ellis will ask the mayor if the check could be presented by the GBACC president to a Park representative at the Dec. 8 City council meeting.

Open Issues

End of the Year Reception, Thursday, Dec 3, 2015

The museum will be open at 5:00 PM for set up. Michelle will handle set up, food and drinks. A sample menu was shown. Attendance of 35-40 is anticipated. Ellis will print the certificates for award winners and Jerry will get presentation folders for them. Terry, Ellis and Jerry will confer on what to say about the award winners. All representatives for the awards and donations have been contacted to attend.

Welcome Totes

Reminder emails have been sent out. Jerry and Ellis will stuff the bags on Friday.

Angel and Terry will take them out on Sunday.

Citizen Ad

There are two ads left to complete the back page of the Citizen and the board gave suggestions on some people to contact. The deadline is Friday.

GBACC Annual Meeting

The GBACC Annual Meeting will be Thursday, January 7th, 2016, 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the

American Legion. Angel will check to make sure the Legion is available. A short reception will proceed the meeting with light hors-d’oeuvre, ticket for one drink, cash bar. During the meeting the new board will be introduced, new members will say a few words about their businesses.

The main goal of the meeting will be to involve more members in GBACC activities. To that end, the publicity for the meeting will include a list of past events and suggestions for new activities which will also be solicited from the members both before and at the meeting. Volunteers to work on events will be signed up. Members will be polled for Biz 101 suggestions.

Brunswick Business Directory

Ellis suggested an announcement is put into the GBACC Newsletter asking for someone to work on data collection and ad sales for the directory. Both parts of the directory take about 30 hours each to complete. The ad would ask cost proposals to complete each part of the project.

Website maintenance and update

The board will review the web site and submit problems and suggestions.

New Business

GBACC Board Meeting

The monthly scheduled GBACC meeting will be the first Monday of the month at 5:30

  1. This could change due to circumstances but this will be the regular meeting date.


Meeting was adjourned at 8:00 pm

The next Board meeting will be January 4, 2017, place TBD

Minutes submitted by: Jerry Knight as edited by Terry Lewis and Ellis Burruss