Minutes of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce
At Lina’s Restaurant |
September 09, 2015 |
Jamie Certosimo President AAMCO
Lisa Bendel Vice President Park Lane Jewelry
Jessica Ballew Treasurer Columbia Bank
Helyne Czajkowski Secretary The Health Center at Bloomingdale
Lina Pagliarulo Trustee Lina’s Restaurant
Lucille Brule Trustee Coldwell Banker
Jim Murasko Trustee Allstate Insurance
Beverly Sullivant Reformed Church of Kinnelon
Matthew Joechs Innovation Fitness
George Brewster Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Kenneth Ginefra GCS Consultants
Todd N. Soltesz Stickle-Soltesz Funeral Home
Chris Camizzi Mail-A-Map
Greg Santos The Health Center at Bloomingdale
Donna Schwarz Treasure Hunt
Anita Coulton Traditional Okinawan Karate
Linda Sokerka Coldwell Banker
Jim LaSala Attorney
Mike Fafara Health Republic
Chris Oldfield Town News Today.com
The general meeting of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce was called to order by Jamie Certosimo at 12:32PM with a salute to the flag. The chamber also took a moment of silence for 9-11. All four officers and three trustees were present, Denise Brewster was unable to attend. We also had two new prospective members, Mike Farara of Health Republic and Chris Camizzi of Mail –A- Map which whom both told the chamber members a little about their businesses.
APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
There was one new application for membership from Town New Today. Beverley Sullivant made a motion to accept and Lucille Brule seconded it. Chris Oldfield educated the chamber members on what his company was all about.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE June 10, 2015 MEETING
A motion to approve the minutes was made by Donna Schwarz and seconded by Jessica Ballew.
Checking Account balance is $659.46 and the Pay Pal account balance is $973.50. A motion was made by Jim Murasko to accept the Treasurer’s report and seconded by Lisa Bendal.
BILLS TO BE PAID
Raffle permit fees of $20.00 and $20.00 to the Borough of Bloomingdale, Renewal application for registration -$100.00 and $385.00 to Selective Insurance Company for our commercial insurance.. A motion to pay the bills was made by Jaime Certosimo and seconded by Lucille Brule.
Lisa Bendel reported that we currently have 33 members on our Facebook page. A link will; be mailed out to all our members in efforts to increase our Facebook members.
Helyne Czajkowski of the Health Center at Bloomingdale informed the chamber members of an upcoming meditation event being held at the Health Center on Friday, September 25, 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 spoke about membership applications and the member with the most referrals between September 2015 through June 2015 will win free lunch for the following year.
Jaime Certosimo informed the chamber members of a Networking event hosted by the Mountain Lakes YMCA on October 7th, 2015 from 6pm to 7:30pm.
At 12:52PM, Todd Soltesz made a motion to adjourn the meeting. It was seconded by Chris Oldfield.
CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Our first spotlight speaker was Ken Ginefra of GCS Consultants and Computer Repair in Kinnelon. Ken talked about how he’s been in the business for over thirty years. He started off consulting with accounting firms and now works with small businesses providing many services like email support, server upgrades, cloud service and much more. He also has a repair center as well. He will provide free onsite analysis and does provide a discount to chamber members. The next spotlight speakers were Heyne Czajkowski and Greg Santos of The Health Center at Bloomingdale, in Bloomingdale. The Health Center is a 120 bed skilled nursing facility providing short and long term care in a secure caring environment. They provide physical, occupational and speech therapy 7 days per week in efforts to send our rehab patients home quickly and safely after their stay. The center offers free laundry service, wifi and flat screen televisions with cable. The chamber members were all invited to come and tour the center at any time.
The raffle was drawn by Lucille Brule and won by Linda Sokerka.