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Navigating health care reform what every company needs to know – Free seminars

We’re dedicated to being a healthcare reform resources and providing you with tools to help you navigate through all the current and upcoming changes in healthcare insurance. The Lynn company and Shinault  Baker & Company have partnered to provide our clients with a series of complementary educational seminars.

 Navigating health care reform what every company needs to know is one of the series of seminars geared towards business owners presented by Justin Reagan Shinault  Baker & Company CPA and Troy Burden, Lynn company, licensed agents and health insurance professional.

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This seminar will provide a better understanding of:

  • What is going on – how the game has changed
  • what you need to know how to comply
  • healthcare reform timeline

specific topics to be covered

  • MLR  rebates
  • summary of benefits
  • Pay or Play
  • W-2 reporting
  • California Health Exchange

When and Where
Wednesday December 5th 2012
Stockdale Country Club
7001 Stockdale Hwy
Bakersfield, CA
SEATING IS LIMITED TO 50 ATTENDEES

Click Here to Register

If you have any questions, or wish to be placed on the waiting list for our next seminar please feel free to email dale@lynncompany.com or call 661-873-2200 Ext 200

Chamber Expo

Our group will have a booth at the Bakersfield Chamber Expo on Thursday October 25th 2012.
The booth will represent the group as a whole and some members will be featured.
All featured members will get:

  • Your Logo on the Banner
  • Your Company Name & Phone Number on the Banner
  • Your Business Cards, Tri-Folds, Flyers on the Table
  • Time in the booth (4pm to 8pm) at least 1hr.

Total Investment is $40.00 Per Company
Please fill in the form below

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Meeting Notes 8 21 2012

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Introductions/Commercials – We will now recognize the business that is being generated within the group during our commercial. Be prepared to talk about a lead you have given, a thank you for business you have received, and or a One-on-One you have scheduled.

Proto-Type Directory – Kyle has created a BBNG pamphlet. Please let Kyle know if your information is correct or if you would like any changes to your area.

Member Spot Light – Marti Barajas of Service Master

Service Master’s Bakersfield location has been around for 45 years. The current owners took over the franchise 4 years ago.
They have just established a construction department
They have many commercial and residential services that might surprise you including carpet cleaning, emergency board up, packing and storage of home contents during rebuilding.

This week’s Cash Mob member will be MaryAnn’s County/Carriages – post MaryAnn’s Services on your Facebook page, book a “Pub Craw” Carriage, book a kids party. Tell all your friends about how awesome MaryAnn’s County is.

Here are 3 Post for Facebook:

Got a kids event coming? Try the petting zoo at MaryAnns Country
http://www.facebook.com/MaryAnnsCountry 661-589-4435

Lost a Love one I recommend MaryAnns Country for the peaceful healing of her white dove release http://www.facebook.com/MaryAnnsCountry 661-589-4435

Lear to ride a horse the right way. MaryAnns Country provided Ridding Lessons
http://www.facebook.com/MaryAnnsCountry 661-589-4435

As of right now, we only have 16 likes of our BBNG Facebook page. Please goto facebook.com/1bbng and like our page. Once all of our members like our page, we can then go into all of our member’s pages and like their pages as well

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Events:

Chamber Mixer and the P-Club this Thursday
KCBA Mixer tonight at We Do Your Doo – 4300 Stine Road
20/30 Club Family Sponsorship for 2012 Christmas

PS Just got a letter in the mail from Bakersfield Business Network’s Attorney claiming the BBNG is too similar to BBN. My challenge this week for everyone is to think of another name for the group Let me know your ideas next Tuesday

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Newsletter 5 9 2012

New Location

As we discussed Tuesday, we will be moving our regular meeting to The Links at Riverlakes Ranch 5201 Riverlakes Drive, Bakersfield 93312 (off Coffee & Hageman), phone (661) 587-5465. They do have a breakfast menu and the doors open at 7am.

Full Menu in Link. Other off-the-menu items include:
Breakfast Burritos $7
Golfer’s Muffin Sandwich (ham, bacon or sausage) $4.75

The Good and the Bad of the Menu at Riverlakes. The Good, The prices are great yo can eat for under $10 easily. The bad is they are not set up for separate checks so you will have to pay us and we will pay them.

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Arrive on time: Please try to arrive between 7 and 7:15am. We have been starting the meetings late for some time now while I wait for members to stroll in as late as 7:45am. As of next week this will no longer be the case. The meeting will start promptly at 7:30am with or without all members present.


50/50

The 50/50 roll over is up to $81!! Make sure to bring cash because someone will win.


Unexcused Absences

Unexcused Absences (when you don’t let us know that you can’t make it to the meeting.) This is harsh, I know, but I want to be clear.
P.S. THIS IS NOT DIRECTED AT ANY ONE PERSON OR BUSINESS!
WE HAVE ALL HAD OUR STRUGGLES WITH THIS.

The purpose of joining the group is to build business and to that end we have decided to implement a few new guidelines. All members of BBNG must attend at least 65% of the meetings in a 3 month time frame. This means you must attend 8 out of 12 meetings or have someone from your office in your place to represent you in your Absence.

Please keep in mind that your place in the group effectively “locks out” anyone else from joining. We value your services! If you fail to meet the minimum requirements your category will open up to allow another business to represent your field. We can’t refer your business if we don’t know you or what you do; and the consensus of the group is that poor attendance reflects badly on an entity’s ability to ensure prompt, reliable service upon referral.



Membership Drive! Win an IPad2, 3 or Macbook Pro

In June we will have a Membership Drive and you will get a raffle ticket for each new paid member that joins. We need to discuss categories, process for enrollment, etc. at the next meeting. Please think about these prizes and we’ll discuss it on Tuesday:

  • *Less than 6, I will draw for a set of 1000 business cards
  • *6 to 12 I will draw for a 3day mini vacation
  • *12 to 18 new paid members I will draw for a New IPAD2
  • *18 to 24 New Paid members I will upgrade to the New IPAD 3
BONUS

IF WE GET TO 50 New Members (just saying) I will spring for a brand new MACBOOK PRO 13” 2.4Ghz as the grand prize

Thank you.
Kyle Brown

Our next meeting is next Tuesday at 7:30am

You can arrive as early as 7am for breakfast and some one on one time with other members or guest.

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Todays Meeting 4 17 2012

Highlight from today’s meeting!

Member Spotlight was Wayne Flanders of Flanders Green Products. He talk about a energy saving device called the KVAR System. More information on his website here http://www.flandersgreenproducts.com/save-energy.aspx

We also talked about the Lead Form and how to use it.
More detail information Click Here

The time for our BBNG meeting is 7am
PLEASE DON”T BE LATE:

Here is a basic Overview of our meetings
7am arrival and open networking, ordering breakfast, fill in any BBNG Lead Forms from the past week & buy 50/50 tickets.
7:30am Meeting will Start
Opening remarks and welcome
Member introductions (introduce yourself max of 15seconds) mention any leads you have for other members & any thank yous or testimonials)
Guest Introductions – Any member who has brought a guest will re-introduce themselves (just name and company) and how they know their guest then introduce their guest and allow each guest 30sec of floor time to tell us a little about themselves.
Member Spotlight – Check the Member Spotlight Schedule or the Networking Calender to see when you will be featured.
Upcoming Networking Events
50/50 Drawing

 

Meeting Review 2 21 2012

Good Meeting today. We have several guest today.

  1. Dana Miller of Indoff (Commercial Interiors Specialist
  2. JamieLynn Fajardo-Cota of Paychex
  3. Jay Thompson of CSUB SBDC
  4. MaryAnn of Bakersfield Carriages
  5. Jennifer Carvish of Aflac Insurance

This weeks member spotlight was from Martin Guerrero of Verizon Wireless.

Next weeks Member Spotlight is from John Curtis of Affordable PC Repair.
NEW RULE GOING IN EFFECT ON MARCH 5th 2012 – We will discuss next Tuesday
We start our meeting at 7:30 am sharp every Tuesday morning. Attendance is critical.  Substitutes are allowed and will prevent you from being counted absent. If you miss 3  meetings in a row or 4 in a 3 month period you will be on probation. If you miss 5 meetings in a 6 month period, your position is can be declared vacant at the sole discretion of the leadership team. You must again apply and be accepted for the position. We will make decisions annually as to which meetings will be cancelled due to holidays, but it is usually no more than 5 per year.

Blood Drive is Today!!
http://bbng.lavasquare.com/blood-drive/

Casino Night for the Olive Drive Blazers
http://bbng.lavasquare.com/olive-drive-blazers/

Go Grab Lunch.com
http://bbng.lavasquare.com/go-grab-lunch-1-on-1-networking/

Condors night
Bridal Association Night with the Bakersfield Condors is Wednesday March 28th
Condors Information

Networking events this week:

Small Business Breakfast
Thursday, February 23, 2012 7:15-8:45am
Contractors Building
2408 Brundage Lane, Suite A-1
Bakersfield, CA  93304
(Northwest of A Street)
$5.00 per person – Continental Breakfast

Chamber Mixer

Join the Chamber for an evening of food, fun and networking.
Guests are asked to bring blanket donations for the Bakersfield Rescue Mission.
$5.00 for Chamber Members
$10.00 for non-members
Thursday, February 23, 2012 05:30 PM ~ 08:30 PM
Where: 3553 Landco Dr. Ste. A

Thank you.
Kyle Brown
Our next meeting is next Tuesday at 7:30am
You can arrive as early as 7am for breakfast and some one on one time with other members or guest.

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Olive Drive Blazers

The Olive Drive Blazers will host their annual spring fling on Sat March 3rd. The theme this year is Casino Night. Craps, Poker, Black Jack & Roulette gambling tables along with silent & oral auction items for you to bid on.

Casino night tickets are now on sale and going fast. They are looking for table sponsors and auction items.

We have decided to put together an awesome gift basket from BBNG. I will be donating a 3 day 2 night Mini Vacation and Taylor will be donating a set of Bed Sheets. If you would like to put something in the basket please bring it to the meeting next Tuesday.

If you have any questions about the Casino night please call Cindy Tackett at 661.203.6573 or email her at cmallocean@yahoo.com

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Blood Drive

State Farm Insurance & Affordable PC Repair are sponsoring a blood drive in their parking lot (Rosedale Square Hooters) on Wednesday Feb 22nd from 2pm to 8pm.  As many of you know, Teena Williamson, (Johnny’s Wife – St Farm)  has Lymphoma Cancer and has had to use Platelets from blood donors to get through the treatments.
I am asking each and every one of you to consider donating on this day for Teena and millions of others whose lives rely upon your generosity for their survival.
 
Please mark your calendars and join BBNG, State Farm, Affordable PC Repair and Hooters as we combine efforts to make this drive an unprecedented success.  Teena is anxiously awaiting with a sign-up sheet, just submit your approximate arrival time and telephone number using the contact information below.  The wonderful staff at Houchin will be on hand to take your donation, and Hooters will be ready to reward you with a complimentary appetizer.
Thank you in advance for your support!  It is MUCH appreciated.
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Teena Williamson
Office Manager

Tips for a Successful Donation

By following a few recommendations before, during and after your blood donation can help you make your donation experience as safe, successful and pleasant as possible.
Before Your Donation

  • Blood Donation Tip – Eat Healthy Maintain a healthy iron level in your diet by eating iron rich foods, such as spinach, red meat, fish, poultry, beans, iron-fortified cereals and raisins.
  • Get a good night’s sleep.
  • Drink an extra 16 oz. of water and fluids before the donation.
  • Eat a healthy meal before your donation. Avoid fatty foods, such as hamburgers, fries or ice cream before donating. Tests for infections done on all donated blood can be affected by fats that appear in your blood for several hours after eating fatty foods.
  • If you are a platelet donor, remember that your system must be free of aspirin for two days prior to donation.
  • Remember to bring your donor card, driver’s license or two other forms of ID.

During Your Donation

  • Wear clothing with sleeves that can be raised above the elbow.
  • Let the phlebotomist know if you have a preferred arm and show the staff any good veins that have been used successfully in the past to draw blood.
  • Relax, listen to music, talk to other donors or read during the donation process.
  • Take the time to enjoy a snack and a drink in the refreshments area immediately after donating.
  • Have a Successful Blood Donation

After Your Donation

  • Drink plenty of fluids over the next 24-48 hours to replenish any fluids you lost during donation.
  • Avoid strenuous physical activity or heavy lifting for about five hours after donation.
  • If you feel light headed, lie down, preferably with feet elevated, until the feeling passes.
  • In rare cases when bleeding occurs after removing the bandage, apply pressure to the site and raise your arm for 3-5 minutes. If bleeding or bruising occurs under the skin, apply a cold pack to the area periodically during the first 24 hours.
  • If for any reason something doesn’t feel right, call the American Red Cross toll-free number provided to you after your donation.
  • Enjoy the good feeling that comes with knowing that you may have saved as many as three lives.