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New Members - 2016:
Realty Executives Exceptional
1234 Rt 23 North
Butler, NJ 07405
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Sherwin Williams
1516 Route 23 North
Butler, NJ 07405
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Zounds Hearing
170 Kinnelon Rd
Suite # 27
Kinnelon, NJ 07405
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Cogman’s Creek
1376 Route 23 North
Butler, NJ 07405
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Butler Recreation
One Ace Road
Butler, NJ 07405
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RJS Construction Inc.
2 Keil Avenue #113
Kinnelon, NJ 07405
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The Alternative Board of Northern NJ
5 Douglas Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
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The Belgard Agency - Farmers Insurance
1167 route 23 South
Kinnelon, NJ 07405
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tecHHoma Computer Service
PO Box 172
West Milford, NJ 07480
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Tri-County Chamber

Welcome to the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit corporation serving the business communities of Bloomingdale, Butler, Kinnelon, and Riverdale.
Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce News UPDATES
Lindsey Sass - NJ Healing Center Jim Murasko - Allstate Insurance

Lindsey Sass
NJ Healing Center

Lindsey discussed healing therapies available at the center. She discussed the benefits of meditation techniques for improved health.

NJ Healing Center
Address: 132 MAIN STREET
: www.njhealingcenter.com

Jim Murasko 
Allstate Insurance

Allstate offers insurance for autos, boats, homes, condos, renters, businesses and life insurance at competitive rates. Jim discussed the importance of having the right type of insurance for your needs.

Allstate Insurance
Address: 36B MAIN STREET
: www.allstate.com

Next Monthly Meeting - May 11, 2016

Please join us Wednesday, May 11 at 11:45 pm at Lina's Restaurant for our monthly meeting.

This month we welcome the borough clerks from Bloomingdale, Butler, Kinnelon, & Riverdale to speak about events and issues in their respective towns.

We will also announce the names of our 2016 scholarship recipients who will be invited to attend our June meeting for the presentation of their award.

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!

Upcoming Events

  • Fishing Rally
    May 7th at the Stony Brook Swim Club. To learn more visit the Butler Recreation Website.
  • Butler Day
    May 28th, 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM at Butler Athletic Complex One Pearl Place, Butler, NJ. The Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce will be participating in a space that can accommodate up to 10 vendors. Through the chamber you can purchase a space for $15, regularly priced at $65 per space. Spaces available on a first come first serve basis. Please contact Jamie Certosimo if you are interested: 973-291-8522

Welcome New Chamber Members

Realty Executives Exceptional - Diane Gelfand
Butler, NJ - view website

Sherwin Williams - Frank Elia
Butler, NJ - view website

Zounds Hearing - Jerome Gans
Kinnelon, NJ - view website

Cogman’s Creek - Ralph DePascale
West Milford, NJ - view website

Butler Recreation - Shelli Taggart
West Milford, NJ - view website

Thank you for attending our April 13th Meeting

At our last meeting we had two chamber member spotlight speakers:

We also held a 50/50 raffle won by Diane Gelfand of Realty Executives and welcome five new members to our chamber!

Thank you to all who attended.

Minutes of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce

At Lina’s Restaurant | April 13, 2016 | In Attendance

In Attendance

Jamie Certosimo                       President                                Aamco Transmissions
Lisa Bendel                               Vice President                        Park Lane Jewelry
Lina Pagliarulo                          Trustee                                    Lina’s Restaurant
Lucille Brule                              Trustee                                   Coldwell Banker
Jim Murasko                             Trustee                                    Allstate Insurance
Sal Pagliarulo                                                                            Lina’s Restaurant
Jerry Vinci                                                                                  Acu-Data
Vivian Vinci                                                                                Acu-Data
Kenneth Ginefra                                                                       GCS Consultants
Donna Schwarz                                                                        Treasure Hunt
Beverly Sullivant                                                           Reformed Church in Kinnelon
Lindsey Sass                                                                           NJ Healing
Gene Bohensky                                               The Alternative Board of Northern NJ
Jack Pezzuti                                                                              Cartridge World
Carianne Reeber                                                                       Lakeland Bank
Dave Warfield                                                                           Retired
Diane Gelfand                                                                           Realty Executives
Gary Geresi                                                                              Assisting Hands
Shelli Taggart                                                                            Butler Recreation
Joan Sharpe                                                                             All Professional Realty
John Walters                                                                             All Professional Realty
Roger Fields                                                                             All Professional Realty
Todd Soltesz                                                                  Stickle-Soltesz Funeral Home
Elisa DiChristina                                                                        Glow House Kids
Kenny Cords                                                                             Jimmy Geez
Ed Morba                                                                                  Family Home Funding
George Brewster                                                            Bloomingdale Chiropractic

Secretary, Helyne Czajkowski, Treasurer, Jessica Ballew and Trustee, Denise Brewster were not present.


The meeting was called to order at 12:25 p.m. by Jamie Certosimo of Aamco Transmissions with a salute to the flag.
Members were asked to silence their phones.  A roll call of officers and introduction of members was then completed.


There were 5 applications for membership: Diane Gelfand- Realty Executives, Butler, Frank Elia-Sherwin Williams, Butler
Shelli Taggart-Butler Recreation, Jerome Gans-Zounds Hearing, Kinnelon, Ralph DePascale – Cogman’s Creek, Butler.
A motion to accept new members was made by Carianne Reeber of Lakeland Bank and 2nd by Beverly Sullivant of the Reformed Church in Kinnelon.


Motion to accept the minutes by Jack Pezzuti of Cartridge World and 2nd by Lindsey Sass of NJ Healing Center.


Checking Account Balance        $3,530.96
Pay Pal Account Balance           $3,226.95
Total                                         $6,757.91


Chamber Web Page Quarterly Charge $225.00
Motion to accept the treasurer’s report and pay bills was made by Lucille Brule of Coldwell Banker and 2nd by Gary Geresi of  Assisting Hands.


FACEBOOK –Chairman Lisa Bendel of Park Lane Jewelry encouraged members to sign up for Facebook to receive information about the chamber and the community.

WELCOME – Chairman Jamie Certosimo of Aamco Transmissions. Has been reaching out to visitors who come to chamber meetings and is following up after the meetings.

FUNDRAISING – Chairman Jim Murasko of Allstate Insurance. Jim is looking for some fundraising suggestions from the members. He discussed the options for some of the programs offered by local restaurants like Wendy’s. The return on that type of fundraising would be very small. Kenny Cords of Jimmy Geez talked about a fundraising option that would give the chamber a larger return.

SCHOLARSHIP – Chairman Jerry Vinci of Acu-Data Business Products explained the scholarship criteria to the new members and mentioned that the recipients would be announced at the May meeting.

PROGRAM – Jessica Ballew of Columbia Bank chairman of the committee invited the borough clerks from the four towns we serve to speak at the May meeting.

NOMINATING/ELECTIONS - Chairman Beverly Sullivant of the Reformed Church in Kinnelon explained the process of electing officers and trustees. Officers are elected for one year and trustees for two years. All of the officers are up for reelection and two of the trustees (Lucille Brule and Lina Pagliarulo) are up for reelection. Anyone wishing to run for any of these offices should contact Beverly. Names will be placed in nomination at our October 12 meeting and the election will take place at the November 9 meeting.

MEMBERSHIP – Chairman Jamie Certosimo of Aamco Transmissions has been visiting new businesses and inviting them to a chamber meeting.


Vivian Vinci of Acu-Data Business Products told chamber members about the Bloomingdale Public Library’s 90th Anniversary celebration. The library is publishing an ad book that will be given out to those attending their dinner and to library patrons. They are looking for ads from local businesses and organizations.
Vivian Vinci of Acu-Data Business Products made a motion to take a $35.00 full page chamber ad, 2nd by Lucille Brule of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

Lucille Brule of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Butler is collecting food for the Butler Food Pantry. Friday April 15 is the deadline for donations.

Shelli Taggart of Butler Recreation told chamber members about upcoming events in Butler. On May 7 there will be a “Fishing Rally” at Stonybrook Swim Club.
The Recreation Department will also sponsor  Butler Day on Saturday, May 28. Businesses and organizations can buy table space to promote their goods and services. Visit their website www.butlerrecreation.com for more information.

A motion was made by Jim Murasko of Allstate Insurance to purchase 3 tables at Butler Day and 2nd by Jamie Certosimo of Aamco Transmissions. The space can accommodate 10 vendors. Members can purchase a space from the chamber at a discounted price. Spaces are first come first serve.

Tri-County Chamber is sponsoring a chamber networking lunch at Bahama Breeze in Wayne on April 14.


Lindsey Sass of NJ Healing Center – Lindsey discussed healing therapies available at the center. She discussed the benefits of meditation techniques for improved health.

Jim Murasko of Allstate Insurance – Allstate offers insurance for autos, boats, homes, condos, renters, businesses and life insurance at competitive rates. Jim discussed the importance of having the right type of insurance for your needs.

50/50 raffle was $53.00 and won by Diane Gelfand of  Realty Executives.

At 1:30 pm a motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Beverly Sullivant of the Reformed Church in Kinnelon and 2nd by Jamie Certosimo of Aamco Transmissions

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2016 Officers
Jamie Certosimo, President
Lisa Bendel, Vice President
Helyne Czajkowski, Secretary
Jessica Ballew , Treasurer

Denise Brewster
Lucille Brule'
James Murasko
Lina Pagliarulo
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