Minutes of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce
At Lina’s Restaurant |
June 10, 2015
Jamie Certosimo President AAMCO
Lisa Bendel Vice President Park Lane Jewelry
Helyne Czajkowski Secretary The Health Center at Bloomingdale
Lina Pagliarulo Trustee Lina’s Restaurant
Denise Brewster Trustee Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Lucille Brule Trustee Coldwell Banker
Jerry Vinci Past President Mentor Acu-Data Business Products Inc
Vivian Vinci Acu-Data Business Products Inc
Beverly Sullivant Reformed Church of Kinnelon
Matthew Joechs Innovation Fitness
Elisa DiChristina Glow Kids
George Brewster Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Kenneth Ginefra GCS Consultants
Mary Stevens MRS Bookkeeping Svs.
Lindsey Sass NJ Healing Center
Gary Garosi Assisting Hands
Jane McCarthy Boro of Bloomingdale
Todd N. Soltesz Stickle-Soltesz Funeral Home
Charlene Harn The Health Center at Bloomingdale
Chris Kanganis Stretch One LLC
Sal Pagliarulo Lina’s Restaurant
Brooke Gurnari Bloomingdale Scholarship Recipient
Melissa Gurnari Bloomingdale resident
Colleen Griffin Kinnelon Scholarship Recipient
Ken Griffin Kinnelon resident
Naseem Bhandari Butler resident
Devika Bhandari Butler Scholarship Recipient
Priyanka Bhandari Butler resident
Elizabeth Boyle Riverdale Scholarship Recipient
Meg Strum Riverdale resident
The general meeting of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce was called to order by Jamie Certosimo at 12:31PM with a salute to the flag. Three officers and three trustees were present, Jessica Ballew and Jim Murasko were unable to attend.
APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
There were no new applications for membership.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE May 13, 2015 MEETING
A motion to approve the minutes was made by Lisa Bendel and seconded by Elisa DiChristina.
Checking Account balance is $3,775.46 and the Pay Pal account balance is $1,101.70. A motion was made by Lucille Brule to accept the Treasurer’s report and seconded by Beverly Sullivant.
BILLS TO BE PAID
ACU-DATA $160.00 for printing of applications and Vinci Designs for $225.00 for our quarterly website fees. A motion to pay the bills was made by Mary Stevens and seconded by Lindsey Sass.
Lisa Bendel reported that we currently have 30 members on our Facebook page. A link will; be mailed out to all our members in efforts to increase our Facebook members.
Beverley Sullivant introduced Jen and Chelsea Valentine to our chamber members to talk about Team HopeFull and a Family Fitness Fundraiser coming up August 22, 2015.
- Jamie Certosimo reminded attendees to take advantage of the member to member discounts available.
- Please visit our website www.triborochamber.org.
- Jaime also reminded everyone to bring promotional materials to meetings.
- Jamie also reminded the attendees about the advertising opportunity the Chamber has with the Suburban Trends.
- Jamie spoke about membership applications and the member with the most referrals will win free lunch for a year.
- Jerry and Vivian Vinci will be going to Lake George soon. The getaway was gift from the chamber members in honor of Jerry years of service to the Chamber.
- Jaime talked about Butler Day and how it went. For next year he will talk to the person running the event on group discounts for chamber members and also a better location for vendor tables.
Jerry Vinci chair of the scholarship committee talked about the process and steps involved with choosing the winners and introduced the recipients. The winners are as followed; Brooke Gurnari of Bloomingdale, Devika Bhandari of Butler, Colleen Griffin of Kinnelon and Elizabeth Boyle of Riverdale. All the winners had family members with them at the meeting.
Jaime Certosimo informed the chamber members of a Netwrok lunch at Bahama Breeze n Wayne through the Tri-County Chamber on June 16th, 12pm.
At 1:07PM, Beverly Sullivant made a motion to adjourn the meeting. It was seconded by Elisa DeChristina.
CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Elisa DiChristina of Glowhouse Kids was our member spotlight speaker. She talked about her business and how she just published a book called “Are You a Glow Kid?” The next two spotlight speakers will be Heyne Czajkowski of The Health Center at Bloomingdale, Kenneth Ginefra of GCS Consultants and Jack Pezzuti of Cartridge World.
The raffle was drawn by Elisa DeChristina and won by Charlene Harn.