PO Box 564, Lunenburg, MA 01462
info@lunenburgbusinessassociation.com

Why Join?

Connecting The Community

The LBA champions their members by providing resources, information, and opportunities they might not have had otherwise. What makes your business stand out from the competition? Answer: having the backing of a professional business association.

Become a member now and help connect our community.

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CONNECT

… with members of the LBA. Special networking times occur before and after meetings.

Utilize

… our access to town and local government to gain needed business information, assistance, and support.

PARTICIPATE

… in the development of the LBA community through the LBA’s partnering efforts with the Lunenburg Town Manager and other Town Officials.

PROMOTE

… your business on the LBA website. The new website features ways to highlight your business and to direct visitors to your store, website or other social media. Your business can also be spotlighted via the LBA social media channels.

Board Member Job Descriptions

Thinking of running or nominating someone, please take a look at the descriptions below to see if you or they would be a good fit!

President

The president is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the association by working with the Board and other management to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies.

• To plan and run meetings in accordance to the governing document
• Must be able to meet via social media i.e. messenger, facetime and/or skype
• To ensure matters are dealt with in an orderly, efficient manner
• To bring impartiality and objectivity to meetings and decision-making
• To facilitate change and address conflict within the board
• To review governance performance and skills
• To plan for recruitment and renewal of the Board of Directors
• To liaise with the secretary, treasurer, vice president and other directors as appropriate, to keep an overview of the organization’s affairs
• To co-ordinate the committee to ensure responsibilities for particular aspects of management (e.g. personnel matters, financial control etc) are met and specialist expertise is employed as required
• To facilitate change and address conflict within the organization, liaising with the secretary and other board members to achieve this
• In addition to the above, the President usually has the additional function of running the day-to-day operations (which would not require a vote of the Board) of the Association. Even if the Association has a property manager on staff or employs a management company, being the President is a time consuming position that will require some sort of sacrifice of that individual.
• The Board President may also meet or be engaged with vendors, contractors and other professionals as part of their duties. Generally, the President acts as a liaison with management and also co-signs checks with the Treasurer.

Vice President

The Vice President acts as second in command to the president and has specific responsibilities depending on the needs of the organization at the time. The VP may be required to preside over meetings in the absence of the president and to assist the president and other board members with the achievement of the long term goals and management of the association.

• The vice president will sit in on board meetings and other leadership gatherings
• Must be able to meet via social media i.e. messenger, facetime and/or skype
• The VP may serve in the president’s place while the president is away or incapaciated
• The vice president will help build strong member relationships by representing, recruiting and communicating the goals and plans of the association
• Assist in maintaining social media including Facebook pages, Instagram accounts and other media platforms as deemed necessary
• Assist in maintaining and updating member lists, mailing lists and subscriptions
• The vice president may be assigned to oversee or manage subcommittees, projects, events, fundraisers etc as determined by the president or the board and to ensure that these functions correlate with the association’s mission and goals

Secretary

The secretary is responsible for communication and correspondence with the board of directors and the general members of the association.

• Liaising with the president to plan meetings
• Strive to attend all meetings
• Must be able to meet via social media i.e. messenger, facetime and/or skype
• Receiving agenda items from committee members
• Circulating agendas and reports
• Taking minutes
• Uploading approved minutes to Google Docs and website if applicable
• Checking that agreed actions are carried out
• Responding to all committee correspondence
• Filing all committee correspondence received and copies of replies sent
• Keeping a record of any of the organization’s publications (e.g. leaflets or newsletters) and reporting the activities of the organization and future programs to members, the press and the public (unless there is an Information or Publicity Officer).
• Preparing a report of the organization’s activities for the year, for the Annual General Meeting
• Acting as custodian of the organization’s governing documents
• Checking quorum is present at meetings if applicable
• Ensuring elections are in line with stipulated procedures
• Ensuring organization’s activities are in line with its objectives
• Ensuring with assistance of the president charity and company law requirements are met
• Sitting on appraisal, recruitment and disciplinary panels, as required
• Be a team player willing to do of help with tasks that other board members may be struggling with.

Treasurer

The treasurer has general charge of the financial affairs of the association and shall keep full and accurate books of account.

• The treasurer shall maintain custody of all funds, securities and valuable documents of the association, except as the directors may otherwise provide
• Must be able to meet via social media i.e. messenger, facetime and/or skype
• The treasurer may manage or oversee the management of the financial affairs of theassociation, including such basic tasks as selecting a bank, reconciling bank statements, and managing cash flow
• The treasurer should be knowledgeable about who has access to the organization’s funds and any outstanding bills or debts owed
• The Treasurer should have thorough knowledge and understanding of the organization’s financial reports and important financial ratios
• The Treasurer should keep the board apprised of key financial events, trends, and concerns, and their assessments of the organization’s fiscal health. The Treasurer is also generally responsible for completing, or ensuring the completion of, required financial reporting forms (including the IRS Form 990) in a timely manner and making these forms available for the board’s review.
• The treasurer should facilitate and encourage the board’s strategic thinking about the short- and long-term financial vitality of the association in relation to it’s advancement of the organization’s mission