The Alexander Group Combined Board Meeting, 2018

On December 12, 2018 we combined monthly peer boards 501, 403, and 404 into one board meeting.  The event featured some outside speakers as well as service awards to celebrate significant member milestones.  The program was followed by a holiday celebration of a great 2018 for The Alexander Group and for our members.

Speakers Recap

Fred Moore of Moore Computing gave a presentation about the benefits of creating a digital workplace to attract and retain the next generation workforce. His remarks highlighted some lesser known, but highly valuable features of the Microsoft 365 platform such as video conferencing, file sharing and cloud team collaboration from anywhere.

Fred Moore, “Create a Digital Workplace to Attract and Retain the Next Generation Workforce”

Joel Green and Nick Schopp from Aegis Law presented “10 Myths About Lawyers”.  They shared some powerful examples of how consulting with your attorney before major decisions can save a lot of money and frustration. It can be a lot cheaper to ask first vs. trying to unwind the wrong decisions later.

Keith Kowalczyk, from Ekon Benefits recapped the macro economic trends of 2018 and shared his predictions for 2019.  Keith is a board member of Board 501 and is also an Actuary, so he was tasked with calculating the annual “Formidable Forecast” winners for 2018. Keith presented the grand prize to—himself!

Keith Kowalczyk, “2019 Economic Outlook”

Tom Shipley from Cole-Dalton Marketing Services gave the group an update on the emerging issue of ADA accessibility compliance for company websites.  He shared some of the possible consequences of ADA non-compliance and gave some suggestions on ADA website accessibility best practices and helpful tools like UserWay.org.

 

10 Year Service Award

Keith Kowalczyk, Board 501 – Ekon Benefits

5 Year Service Awards

Mike Jerome, Board 501 – Bi-State Utilities Co.

Gus Brecht, Board 501 – Brecht’s Database Solutions, Inc.

Joe Koenig, Board 501 – Brecht’s Database Solutions, Inc.

Richard Greene, Jr., Board 501 – The Richard Greene Co.

Terry Ohlms, Board 501 – T.A. Ohlms, LLC

Steve Stancic, Board 404 – Specialty Mailing

John Cusumano, Board 404 – Lazarus Realty Co./Fresh Warehousing

Cornell Meyer Presenting Mike Jerome with his 5-Year Service Award

Terry Ohlms thanks his peers for their support after receiving his award

Mike Jerome has a few words to say to his peers

Gus Brecht thanking Cornell Meyer and his peer board for all of their help

 

Thanks to all of our Board Members and Business Coaching Clients for another year of successfully helping each other achieve our visions. We look forward to an even better 2019!

 

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