Board Members   Liaisons   Others
X Terry Lewis, President Angel White (City) Rosanne Roe
X Terri Shanahan, VP Abbie Ricketts (Main St)
(open) Secretary
Teri Pizzitola, Treasurer
X Ellis Burruss
Pat Schoonover


The regular meeting of the GBACC Board meeting was called to order at 7:07pm on March 9, 2015 by Terry Lewis, President.

Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the previous meeting, February 11, 2015 were unanimously approved as distributed.
Approval of the Treasurer’s Report

            Treasurer’s report reviewed and unanimously approved as distributed.

Open Issues

  • B2B
    • List of attendees distributed to add to newsletter
    • 34 signed in
    • How to recruit members
    • Email ‘thank you’ to attendees – invite to join GBACC
    • Terry to ask via newsletter for next host – plan for end of April
    • Lessons learned
      • Have all the drawings at same time
      • Sign for door directing people where to go
      • Registration table –clearly indicated
      • Must be present to win
  • Cooperative Advertising
    • An opportunity to place ads on the next placemat and insert will be offered to the membership in the newsletter and at a table at the Biz 101 class in March.
  • Biz 101
    • March 26 at American Legion, 6:30pm cash bar, 7-8 pm meeting
      • Our volunteer guest speaker, Ms. Amanda McGannon from Kelly insurance will discuss general business insurance. Are you appropriately covered?
      • Ellis – create an advertising post card
        • Mail to all GBACC businesses
      • *Registration to be set-up on
        • Non-GBACC members $4 pre-register/$8 at the door
        • GBACC members free
      • Budget – ~$30 for food
      • Electronic invitation – Terry to send an evite
      • *Set up table at BIZ 101 to sell place mat ads and add to newsletter and contact Ellis (@grayscale)
    • Working group to begin looking for next topic for end of May BIZ 101
      • Working Group meeting, Monday, 4/6 at 7:30pm Potomac Street Grill following Board meeting
      • Topics:
    • Saving the most money with taxes, ie:  home office, mileage
    • Legal entities:  Corp., SCorp, LLC
      • Moble Sites, Social Media, get your website to work for you
      • Cyber Security:  email, websites
      • Content Marketing
    • Password manager, One Password apps
    • Linkdin – Card Muncher
    • Business Apps
    • Givers Gain:  Businesses helping your community, charitable opportunities
    • Invite one Charity to present at each Biz 101 meeting
  • The schedule we came up with for the classes are:

1 – Insurance Issues and Employee Benefits for Small Businesses, Presenter:  Amanda McGannon, at the Legion, March 26, 6:30 – 8:00

2 part 1- Business Apps (invite Phil Graves, John Bailey to present)

2 part 2- Marketing Content, Mobile websites

3 – Selling and Closing the Deal (invite Jane Sutcliffe to present)

4 – Taxes, Saving the most $, Legal entities – Presenter: CPA, end of the year

  • Billboard
    • GBACC commitment – $1000
  • Storage Fee – check with Jerry to get key/combination
    • Angel, Terri, Ellis and Terry to see what is in the storage shed
  • Post Office fee
    • Jerry will continue to check post office box
  • Business Expo
    • Fire Hall reserved for 11/5
    • Deposit of $250 – Terry to deliver to Kellie this week
    • Plan for a working group to meet to organize what needs to be done when 4/23, 7pm PSG
  • Lovettsville Expo
    • 1st Expo March 22nd in the Game Protective Association, 12N – 3pm
    • Ellis to take BIZ 101 post cards to this event and hand out
  • Lovettsville MayFest – May 24th 10am-6pm
    • Joint table – City, EDC, GBACC, Main Street, Heritage Museum ($25 for booth)
    • GBACC to take lead (Abbie, Mainstreet chair and Allison Wilder, EDC chair)
      • Application completed and given to Allison (suggest City to pay?)

 Welcome Totes

    • Drop advertisements off at Economic Development Office at City Hall (see Terri Householder)
    • List provided by Jerry
    • Final Drop off scheduled for March 11th
      • Delivery is schedule scheduled for March 15th Angel and Terry

 New Business

List handed out by Ellis of all GBACC members – need to recruit others to help with various duties

  • Ellis and Terri S to coordinate membership invoice billing (Terri S to keep master list)
  • GBACC discount – ad on website (member to member) in newsletter (Phil/Abbie – where would we put this)
  • Thurmont Expo – to add to newsletter

 Agenda for Next Meeting


Meeting was adjourned at 8:14pm by Terry Lewis.

The next Board meeting will be at 7 pm on April 6, 2015 at Potomac Street Grill.

Minutes submitted by: Terry Lewis