Marlborough, Connecticut 06447



MBA October meeting at Sadler's Ordinary

Tax reform, lighting the Town Green, Member of the Month Program, and business promotion all topics at MBA October meeting

The MBA October meeting was held at Sadler’s Ordinary and hosted by Kevin Haggerty. There were 29 members and 2 guests in attendance. President Don Kuerner opened the meeting by thanking Kevin for a wonderful breakfast and highlighting a note of thanks from last year’s MBA scholarship winner, Kalil Lane. MBA member and Resident State Trooper Many Acosta, although not present, was given accolades by the members and First Selectman Bill Black for the $10,000 grant that was awarded to the Town for the purpose of building relationships between teens, troopers and seniors.

Guest speaker Pam Sawyer, State Representative, addressed the group on the subject of repealing the $250 Business Entity Tax. Although total repeal was not likely, Sawyer asked the group to get feedback to her office as to how a bill might be drafted to give relief from this tax to small businesses with low incomes.

President Don Kuerner announced that the MBA Board had voted and approved the professional lighting of the Town Green through the framework of “The Eight Weeks of Holiday Celebration.” An MBA member business or multiple businesses (up to four) may sponsor a week of lighting. “This framework will allow the MBA to build other events into the holiday season such as our Carol Sing and a possible carriage ride,” said Kuerner. “More information will be available as the details are worked out. Any member business wanting to be a sponsor should contact me.”

New members were asked to introduce themselves and the general membership followed with their introductions and announcements. The meeting continued with Don (see presentation sheet) discussing the opportunities available to promote your business leveraging the MBA. Part of the discussion revolved around the use of the MBA website for banner ads, press releases, articles and announcements. “We are experiencing around a thousand visitors each month. Most of which are not our members,” said Don. Other promotional opportunities include hosting a meeting or open house, speaking on a topic of interest at a meeting, or working collaboratively with other members to promote your business.

The meeting concluded with a drawing for the new “Member of the Month Program” sponsored by Spectrum Writing Services. The winner for the month of November is Sue Farley of Mary Kay Cosmetics.

The next meeting will be held at the Marlborough Tavern on November 16th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. This is our Annual Dinner Meeting with the theme “Celebrating Your Success.” Be sure to mark your calendar. More information will follow.

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