Minutes

Minutes from the last four networking meetings will be updated here each week.
November 5, 2018

Attendees:

Rachael from UplinkSpyder

Peggy from Eugene Science Center

Financial Representative

Tina from Cascade Title

Lori Reed – Professional Organizer

Byron from Westside Stamp & Printing

Jeff from Bullseye Carpet Cleaning

Announcements:

  • There will be no meeting next Monday, November 12th in observance of Veteran’s Day.

This Week’s Presenter was Byron Myles from Westside Stamp & Printing

Byron gave us a great presentation about his background and how he got into the stamp and printing industry.

Byron moved to Oregon in 1985 on a baseball scholarship at OIT. While in school, he worked for Klamath county, fixing equipment two times a week. Byron realized he liked working with people more, so he made the decision to move to Eugene and start a new career path. After working for Looking Glass Counseling, he was offered a job working as a salesman for Westside Stamp & Printing. He had experience making rubber stamps in high school, so he jumped at the opportunity. Several years later, he was offered the option to purchase the business. Ever since then, Byron and his family have owned and operated Westside Stamp & Printing.

As Byron reminded our group, we are not in a paperless society. Even with the internet, people still have a need for paper products and stamps. Westside Stamp & Printing can make stamps in several different shapes and sizes. They can even rebuild existing stamps, which saves money and helps recycle products. Some examples of stamps that Westside makes include those for signatures, return addresses, invoices and more. They also offer quality printing services for business and individuals in Lane County. 

Closing Thought of the Day (in Honor of Voting Season):

“A vote is like a rifle; its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.” – Theodore Roosevelt

Thank you to Byron for the great presentation and everyone who attended our meeting!

October 29, 2018

Attendees:

Rachael from UplinkSpyder

Sandi from A&M Auto Body

Lori Reed – Professional Organizer

Financial Representative

Jeff from Bullseye Carpet Cleaning

Charline from Stearns Lending

Byron from Westside Stamp & Printing

This Week’s Presenter was our Financial Representative

Our group’s Financial Representative just returned from a conference and training in St. Louis. She brought back a wealth of information that she shared with our group!

Her company’s Market Strategist reported recently that the Federal Reserve may start watching markets more closely. The US Federal Reserve is raising rates, and cost pressures are percolating. Valuations are under siege and a decade-long bull market is at stake. Trade has been an issue all year, the Fed has relayed that it’s raising interest rates for some time now, and the economic data has been strong.

Right now, it is a policy maker’s market, and we are just living in it. People are very dependant on what the Fed is doing, so if there is any negative Fed reaction, there is a negative public reaction. On the other hand, if there is any positive Fed reaction, there will be a positive public reaction.

Towards the end of the presentation, our group took a small financial quiz, and overall, did pretty well! We even won prizes!

Closing Thought of the Day:

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” – Abraham Lincoln

Thank you to our Financial Representative for the great presentation! We will see you all next week!

October 22, 2018

Attendees:

Wendy from Wendy Gregory Photography

Financial Representative

Tina from Cascade Title

Rachael from UplinkSpyder

Devon from Curb to Roof

Byron from Westside Stamp & Printing

Sandi Patton from A&M Auto Body

This Week Our Group Shared Some of Their Marketing Strategies

Tina:
The more doors Tina has a foot in, the better chance she has of getting business and referrals. She goes and beyond for her clients so that they are more likely to come back to her or refer people to her.

Byron:
Byron attends as many Chamber of Commerce and various networking events as possible. He is a member of several groups throughout Lane County. He sees these networking groups as an extended sales force.

Wendy:
Wendy mostly markets herself on social media. She uses Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and LinkedIn to share her work and reach more customers.

Financial Rep:
Our Financial Representative gets the majority of her clients from referrals. She also pays extra attention to help ongoing customers. For example, she keeps a list of clients and checks in with them often to make suggestions to help them.

Sandi:
Sandi and the team at A&M Auto Body know that more and more people visit their website, so they are currently updating it. She also volunteers and participates in community events.

Devon:
Devon gets a lot of his business through word-of-mouth and other referrals. He also has received significant referrals by having his business on the Nextdoor app!

Rachael:
Rachael and UplinkSpyder are in the marketing industry, so they use various strategies to market their business. They are constantly updating their website, using search engine friendly keywords to help with SEO. They also advertise on social media networks such as Facebook and Instagram. UplinkSpyder also participates in traditional marketing by running print and radio ads. Rachael always checks in with ongoing and past clients to see if there is anything she can help them with.

Closing Thought of the Day:

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” – Carol Barnett

We will see you all next week!

October 15, 2018

Attendees:

Sandi from A&M Auto Body

Financial Representative

Charline from Loan Depot

Rachael from UplinkSpyder

Tina from Cascade Title

Jeff from Bullseye Carpet Cleaning

Financial Representative

Byron from Westside Stamp & Printing

Lori Reed – Professional Organizer

Jessica from REMAX Integrity

This Week Our Members Shared Their Favorite Motivational Quotes

Jeff from Bullseye Carpet Cleaning: “You go through what you go through to help other people.” – Jeff’s wife!

Tina from Cascade Title and Escrow: “Be the change you want to see in the world.” –  MahatmaGandhi

Rachael from UplinkSpyder: “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality” – Warren Bennis

Charline from Loan Depot: “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” – Allen Saunders

Lori Reed – Professional Organizer: “Unless you have bad times, you can’t appreciate the good times.” – Joe Torre

Jessica from REMAX Integrity: “There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.” – Zig Ziglar

Sandi from A&M Auto Body: “It’s a good day to learn something new. Make every day a good day.” – Sandi’s dad!

Byron from Westside Stamp & Printing: “The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it.” – Thomas Monson

Our Financial Representative: “There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.” – William Shakespeare

Closing Announcements:

  • Lori Reed offer 25% off organizational services for LBRP members!
  • Charline Clark is now with Stearns Lending. Congratulations, Charline!
  • Interested in stepping into a chairperson position? We will have openings for President, Treasurer, Secretary, Educational Moment, and Official Greeter. If you are interested, please contact our current President, Byron Myles.

Thank you to everyone who attended our meeting! Next week we will be discussing the different ways each of our members market their business and extra steps they take to ensure that their customers are happy.

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