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Monthly Meetings

2019 – June Meeting

We had an end-of-the-year party at Cotali-Mar in the North End of New Bedford on June 6. What happens at GNBLA meetings stays at GNBLA meetings. It was great to see everyone have a good time. We will be back on September 5th stronger than ever. And with terrific speakers, great members, access to local…

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2019 – May Meeting

Big Night. President Bill Schofield flew in from Florida. Derek Santos, executive director of New Bedford Economic Development Commission, spoke about his different functions, providing funding for companies providing jobs. Many jobs with Vineyard Wind, rail will be happening. NBEDC a real asset to the community. Marissa Perez-Dormitzer, city Waste Product manager, spoke about the…

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2019 – April Meeting

We had a great meeting April 4th at Cotali-Mar. We were graced for the first time with Judge Neil Sherring. We also had Clerk Magistrate Mark Jeffries and Assistant Clerk Magistrate Steve Carreiro. I was joined up front with John Ray and Ron Oliveira speaking about the importance and uses of our facebook page. Among…

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2019 – March Meeting

Another great meeting last night, ably hosted by our President, Bill Schofield. Matt Andrew spoke about finding deals and ways to go about it. You can also contact Matt about buying deals from him. Attorney John Francoeur spoke about the “legality” of application fees. Dakotah Alonso spoke about ways to use your app to protect…

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2019 – February Meeting

Lisa Celio and Luke Lehman from Bank 5

Another great night. Andy Barroll got to host. I got to introduce some wonderful people. Ronald Oliveira and John Ray spoke about our growing Facebook page and organization. GNBLA members Carl Superior and Chris Gallo spoke about Hard Money Lending. Call them anytime or approach at meetings. Our special guests were Lisa Celio and Luke…

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2019 – January Meeting

Great meeting. Andy Barroll served as host. Police Chief Joseph Cordeiro raffled off a Ring Camera. This was followed by a Blue Ribbon panel of Linda Silveira, John Ray and Ron Oliveira on the direction of the real estate market. Main speaker, Auctioneer George Colias giving ins and outs of auction market. Want to know…

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2018 – December Meeting

We had a great meeting. Joe Fagundes mentioned that if there is a sewer problem, to call him, not a plumber. Richard Bonneau of New Bedford Roofing talked about roofing issues. Constable Rick Nunez spoke about his Constable Services. Peter Covill (not photographed) spoke about levels of liability and how not to be over or…

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2018 – October Meeting

We had a wonderful meeting on October 4th, 2018 at Cotali Mar (1178 Acushnet Ave, New Bedford, MA 02746) where Attorney Janessa Gerard-Pateakos talked about Reasonable Accommodation for property managers, Kevin Welch talked about leasing issues in Landlord 101 and President Bill Schofield welcomed a new GNBLA board member David Silveira. Next meeting is November…

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2018 – September Meeting

Great meeting on September 6, 2018; Ron Oliviera talked about our Facebook page and the importance of bringing in more members. Police Chief Joe Cordeiro spoke about our new Landlord/Police Liaison, Sergeant James Estrella ( (508/991-6300 x5). Dave Gerwatowski, Director of Leased Housing at the New Bedford Housing Authority (Section 8) speaking about the ins…

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