Written by Administrator October 22 2013
March Spotlight Business of the Month Recognizes: Barbara Blair of The Humane Society of Union County
The prevention of cruelty to animals, the relief of suffering among animals, and the extension of humane education is very important to The Humane Society of Union County.
4015 Waxhaw Highway
Monroe, North Carolina 28112
(704) 292-SPAY (7729)
WBA TIP OF THE MONTH
"The WBA's website is an incredible and fast growing resource for its members. Why not take more advantage of free advertising and marketing by jazzing up your business listing by adding pictures, your business logo and an updated description of your business."
— Susan Henn (Henn Automotive)
Coffee Chat at Cafe Bliss:
This morning Earl and the board met with a number of WBA current members and new members at Cafe Bliss (Café Bliss) to talk, mingle, trade business cards and referrals.
The Cafe Bliss owner, Mike Shalati is offering a 20% discount on any WBA member's check.
The WBA Coffee Chat will meet every first Wednesday of the month. The next WBA Coffee Chat will be on Wednesday morning on April 2, 2014 between 7:30a and 10:30a.
The next time you visit your WBA business listing you will notice that the number of hits associated to your listing is zero.
Beginning in the Month of March all of the business listings hits has been reset to "0". The idea is to better gauge visitation.
Earl's mantra of following good business practices includes being able to track progress. "If you can't measure it, you can't manage it" Say's Earl.
Now would be a wonderful time to take another look at your business listing and add photos or update your business description or simply update your contact information. The WBA website, the "Business Listing" section in particular is seeing wonderful traffic. It would be a shame not to use this opportunity to market your business.
Take advantage of this new restart. But remember, no cheating; It's not a competition against other businesses but a competition to get you from "zero" to "successful".
Special Guest Speaker:
Dr. Stan Sidor
South Piedmont Community College
The WBA was honored to have Dr. Sidor speak during the February morning meeting. His illustration from his travel to the Dominican Republic with the powerful quote: "They (the Dominicans) looked at the United States as an example. They wanted to be free; they were looking for the light of education" was inspiring.
Next month's speaker will be Patty Belcourt (Patricia P. Belcourt, CPA, P.A.) whose focus is in the small to mid-size, closely held business and its owners, helping them set, and then reach, their financial goals.
As a sponsor, South Providence School is asking the WBA members for much needed items for its students. The items much needed include:
SPECIAL NOTE: South Providence School colors are white, black, grey, brown or khaki. All shirts, pants and socks must be solid colors. Shirts must be collared with no logos. We are in need for males and females, a variety of sizes.
- Polo or button down shirts
- Pull over sweaters or sweatshirts (no hoodies, please)
- Uniform pants
- Belts (all sizes—we are especially in need of boys’ belts at the moment.)
- Shoes (Shoes can be a combination of our colors, but cannot have any other colors in the stitching or tags.)
Items can be gently used or new.
Thank you so much for all you do for our kids! You make such a difference!
The WBA is always looking for ways to improve member experience. What better way then with the notion of anonymous suggestions.
Beginning with January's morning meeting, Earl Cook announced that its members have full access to submit their suggestions. Those suggestions will be reviewed and discussed among the WBA leadership team. If appropriate and constructive, then those suggestions will be implemented.