Posted by Bobbie Holliday on Apr 01, 2019
Program:  Lee Plummer and Jeff Heid - MHS Jazz Ensemble Performance
Recap of the March 25, 2019 Club Meeting: 
Visitors:  Dick and Cynthia Maeglin, Louis D'Amore and Lori Carroll were guests of Shane Orr.  Roger Lande was the guest of Sarah Lande.  Joel Youngs and John Wojtecki were the guests of our speaker, Jayne Armstrong. 
Happy NewsCarolyn Levine was in New York for the last 2 weeks and got to catch up and visit with friend, Susan Cory.  Scott Ingstad was happy that he got to watch some good basketball games with his 10 year old granddaughter. 
Club Business:  Rick Gosney still has teams to draw for the March Madness fundraiser.  There are raffle tickets for sale for the April 6 performance of Whipped Cream at the Hancher. 
Program:  Our program was Jayne Armstrong, the Iowa District Director for the US Small Business Administration (SMA).  The purpose of SMA is to help small businesses start, grow, expand and recover.  Apple, Nike, Under Armour, and many other companies all started out with help from the SMA.  Jayne's District covers the entire state of Iowa.  The primary focus's are capital, counseling and contracting.  The SBA Iowa District Office is trying to raise visibility and increase awareness of the SBA throughout Iowa.  Some areas of focus are women and minority owned businesses and rural businesses.  SBA also has a disaster program that helps businesses get low interest, long term loans.  The SMA services are not only at the start up of a business - but throughout the cycles of business.  Thank you Jayne Armstrong for your presentation. 
Our next meeting will be Monday, April 1st at the Rendezvous.