Welcome to the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit corporation serving the business communities of Bloomingdale, Butler, Kinnelon, and Riverdale.
News and Upcoming events for the Tri-Boro Area Chamber
Monthly Meeting February 12 at Lina's 11:45 AM
Guest Speakers from Small Business Administration
Multi-Business Card Exchange Feb 19
Added January Meeting Minutes
Monthly Meeting February 12
We hope everyone's year is off to a great start!
With tax here or just around the corner for most of us, we bring a very special guest speaker this month. Dominick Belfiore of the Small Business Administration - NJ District Office Serving Morris County will provide an informative presentation for all of us to enjoy. Join us for a useful meeting during your lunch hour!
Every month we host a Meet & Greet prior to the start of the meeting which runs about 30 minutes. So the meeting will officially start at 12:15 pm.
We also encourage all of you to bring along your promotional items. We hope everyone utilizes our chamber to help create new opporunties for their own business!
Innovation Fitness Solutions is driven by the opportunity to motivate and support healthy lifestyles by improving an individuals' understanding of their own success. Their systems and products were developed based on scientific principles and are individualized towards the clients' goals. Innovation Fitness is committed to empowerment through truth, trust, compassion and driven by the clients' long-term results.
Robert DeVito - Innovation Fitness Solutions 201-951-8080 1574 Rt 23 North | Butler, NJ and 212 Main Street | Lincoln Park, NJ www.innovationfitness.net
Multi Chamber Business Card Exchange February 19
All businesses both in the Tri-Boro Chamber and unaffiliated are invited to attend a multi-chamber business card exchange at Outback Steak House in Butler, NJ from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
The cost of this event is $15.00 per person (Advanced Registration) and $20.00 per person (at the door). Your entry fee includes Appetizers and Soft drinks and there will be a cash bar available.
Come out and promote your business and network with other local business owners. Space is definitely limited and we tend to fill up quickly.
My name is Amy Endres, and your organization was kind enough to award me a scholarship last year towards my education. I apologize for my delay in writing in thanks and reflection, but I think this is as good a time as any to truly express my gratitude.
Fordham is a place that I simply would not be able to attend if not for scholarships, but I cannot imagine myself elsewhere. I am nearly a declared biology major, within the pre-health track. I was also fortunate to be accepted to their Honors Program, which is comprised 36 students of the over 1,500-person freshman class. It's a wonderful community with some of the best faculty teaching my liberal arts classes. I ended my first semester with a 3.78 GPA, of which I am very proud.
Again, thank you for the kindness you shared with me at the end of my senior year. If ever I can help with something, please don't hesitate to let me know! I hope you are all well, and I wish you the very best for the next year!
Thank you to our January Guest Speaker Steve Tyburski
A huge thank you to Steve Tyburski, President of Information Network on Aging (I.N.O.A).
Steve heads up a group of local experts who provide education for adults about their senior loved ones, helping to give them the tools related to important health and care related topics and more specifically the aging process.
We appreciate your contribution to our January meeting and the valuable information you provided to us.
Minutes of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce
At Lina’s Restaurant
January 8, 2014
Jerry Vinci President Acu-Data Business Products Inc
James Certosimo Vice President Aamco
Karen Austin Secretary Valley National Bank
Denise Brewster Treasurer Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Lucille Brule Trustee Coldwell Banker
Jim Murasko Trustee Allstate Insurance
Lina Pagliarulo Trustee Lina’s Restaurant
Deb Arena State Farm
David Austin Guest
George Brewster Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Diana Boyd GST Unlimited Inc.
Helyne Czajkowski The Health Center at Bloomingdale
Robert DeVito Innovation Fitness Solutions
Karen Frank Back Home Safely
Bob Mark Goodbye To Foot Pain LLC
Jim LaSala James LaSala, Esq.
Scott Lemly Paychex
Scott Monro GSM Architectural Services
Bernice Oberndorf Patient Care Pompton Lakes
Penny Schweizer Compassionate Care Hospice
Donna Schwarz Treasure Hunt
Trisha Thomas Compassionate Care Hospice
Steve Tyburski Home Instead
Dave Warfield Retired
The general meeting of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce was called to order by Jerry Vinci at 12:25 PM with a salute to the flag. Four officers and three trustees were present.
APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
There were no new applications for membership.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE November 13, 2013 MEETING
A motion to approve the minutes was made by Lucille Brule and seconded by Helyne Czajkowski.
Treasurer’s report was read by Denise Brewster.
Checking account balance $3,353.83
A motion was made by Jim Murasko to accept the Treasurer’s report and seconded by
BILLS TO BE PAID
Bill in the, amount of $159.00, representing yearly hosting fee for Chamber website was brought before the Membership for a vote. Motion to pay the bill was made by Jim Murasko and seconded by Jim LaSala.
1. GST Unlimited will be having their 2nd Annual Tricky Tray on March 22nd, 2014. The Event will start at 4PM and be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Pequannock. More information to follow.
2. Jerry Vinci shared a letter from Congressman, Rodney Frelinghuysen, regarding a Veteran’s Fair he is hosting in Wayne on March 22, 2014. Event is from 10AM-2PM at the Wayne PAL Building.
A. Jerry Vinci reminded attendees to take advantage of the member to member discounts available on our website www.triborochamber.org.
B. He also reminded everyone to bring promotional materials for networking to meetings to display on the table containing the name badges. Also, asked attendees to, please, remove materials at meeting’s end.
Karen Austin informed attendees of a, Tri-Boro Area Chamber sponsored, Multi Chamber Business Card Exchange scheduled for February 19th at the Outback on Rt. 23 in Butler. More information to follow.
Jim LaSala won the 50/50.
CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Robert DeVito, of Innovation Fitness, was the Spotlighted Speaker. Mr. DeVito’s business has locations in Butler and Lincoln Park. His company provides life and fitness coaching in a supportive environment.
NEXT MONTH’S CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT – Robert selected the business card of George Brewster, Bloomingdale Chiropractic, who will speak at the February 12, 2014 meeting.
At 12:52PM, Jim Murasko made a motion to adjourn the meeting. It was seconded by Diana Boyd.
Guest Speakers were from the Information Network on Aging, “I.N.O.A.”. The members of the I.N.O.A. group are “local experts providing education for adult children and their senior loved ones about the important topics on the Changing Face of Aging”. Speakers included Steve Tyburski, from Home Instead Senior Care; Bob Mark, from Goodbye to Foot Pain, LLC; Tricia Thomas, from Compassionate Care Hospice; Karen Frank, from Back Home Safely; Bernice Oberndorf, from Patient Care Pompton Lakes and Helyne Czajkowski, The Health Center at Bloomingdale.
Interested in joining the Tri-Boro Area Chamber and want to see what its all about? Who says there is no such thing as a free lunch?
ALL NEWS from prior months including pictures, documentation, new members, etc. will now be in the NEWS ARCHIVE on this site.
Below is a list of handy tools for our members to use. Please feel free to participate in any of the member programs we have listed below.