GMVNA Minutes – 04.03.18

Greater Maple Valley Network Association
April 3, 2018 at Stockton’s Restaurant

Meeting called to order at 7:31am

In attendance: John Wolfarth (President), Lisa Agron (Treasurer), Sue Sherer (Secretary), Val Paganelli (Membership), Traci Sciuchetti (Publicity), Tatiana Proctor (ePublicity), Agueda Aguayo, Rommel Corsilles, Heather Campbell

Absent: Gina Tucker (Vice President), Rick Owen, Kevin Busby

Visitor: Serge from Seattle Fridge Repair (returning guest) and Melain Blue. Melain runs a hair studio in her home called Studio Blue, and is interested in expanding her exposure through our group to help grow her business. She is conveniently located near four corners.

Levi sent a message that he is stepping away from the group due to a contract job he got in Tacoma.

We heard commercials, passed cards and cup, and heard reports.

Old Business:  Tatiana updated us on who has given her the information for their page on the GMVNA website. She also went over the process of how the website works and how the additional links we have to our personal websites will boost our ranking in search engines.

New Business: None.

Tatiana began her presentation by pointing out how important consistency in branding is for our online presence. She makes sure her clients use the same logo, colors and contact information on the home page of their website and in all of their other marketing materials, including FaceBook, Twitter, and our GMVNA website, as well as in printed marketing materials. She went on to explain how search engines work and how they have developed over time to be more focused in on the popularity of websites – ie, how many visitors, but also how many other sites have active links to your website. Tatiana also explained how she helps her clients tax advantage of the metrics that Google and others use by driving visitors to your website via social media links.

John Wolfarth spoke next and gave us the short version of how his career has progressed over the years, and how he’s been “in real estate” since he purchased his first home as a young adult. He realized early on that investing in real estate was investing in his own future. John shared a current statistic with us: Millenials are spending an average of $39,000 on rent by the time they hit 30 years old. That’s money that could be going to work for them building equity for their future. The market is still strong, and John would appreciate referrals from folks who want to move up from their starter homes, and from folks who are looking to downsize. Or pretty much anyone who wants to sell or purchase a home!

Referral slips were turned in.  Rommel won the cup.

Next speakers: Gina and Heather, though Heather may need to swap.

Meeting was adjourned at 8:31 am.

Respectfully submitted,
Sue Sherer

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