Minutes of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce
At Lina’s Restaurant |
May 13, 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
Jim Murasko Trustee Allstate
Denise Brewster Trustee Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Jerry Vinci Past President Mentor Acu-Data Business Products Inc
Vivian Vinci Acu-Data Business Products Inc
Donna Schwarz Treasure Hunt
Carianne Reeber Lakeland Bank
Beverly Sullivant Reformed Church of Kinnelon
Matthew Joechs Innovation Fitness
Jack Pezzuti Cartridge World
David Warfield Retired
Chris Miller Traditional OKinawan Karate
Elisha DiChristina Glow Kids
George Brewster Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Ken Ginefra GCS Consultants
Mary Stevens MRS Bookkeeping Svs.
Shelli Taggart Butler Recreation Department
The general meeting of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce was called to order by Jamie Certosimo at 12:25PM with a salute to the flag. All four officers and three trustees were present, Lisa Brule was unable to attend.
APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
There was one new applications for membership, Gary Geresi of Assisting Hands. A motion to approve was made by Jerry Vinci and seconded by Elisa DiChristina.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE April 08, 2015 MEETING
A motion to approve the minutes was made by Jerry Vinci and seconded by Beverley Sullivant.
Checking Account balance is $5,463.96 and the Pay Pal account balance is $1,130.20. A motion was made by Mary Stevens to accept the Treasurer’s report and seconded by Lisa Bendel.
BILLS TO BE PAID
ACU-DATA $250.00 for decals, Vinci Designs $28.00 to renew the website domain, Tri County Chamber of Commerce $50.00 for a website link and $265.00 for the membership renewal. A motion to pay the bills was made by Jaime Certosimo and seconded by Jim Murasko.
Jamie Certosimo informed the chamber about a few upcoming events. Pompton Lakes Chamber will be having a Pig Roast May 28th, from 6p-9p, $25. Per person. There will be a Tri-county golf outing on 7/30/15 if interested please see Jaime for more information. Shelli Taggart of the Butler recreation Dept. informed Chamber members of Butler Day May 30th from 3p-10p.
- 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 Vinci chair of the scholarship committee talked at length about the process and steps involved with chosing the winners along with his committee members Beverly Sullivant, Donna Schwarz and Carianne Reeber and Robert DeVito (Kinnelon applicants in place of Beverly Sullivant). The winners are as followed;Brooke Gurnari of Bloomingdale, Devika Bhandari of Butler, Colleen Griffin of Kinnelon and Elizabeth Boyle of Riverdale.
Lisa Bendel handed out to each chamber member a membership decal for their business’s windows. Jaime spoke to the chamber members about business card holders that would fit several members business cards to have at hand if one needed to make a referral to someone for their businesses and if they were interested in purchasing one to see him.
At 12:55PM, Carianne Reeber made a motion to adjourn the meeting. It was seconded by Beverly Sullivant.
This month the speaker called last minute to say he was unable to attend.
CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Chris Miller of Traditional Okinawan Karate was our first spotlight speaker and educated the chamber members about his business and did a demonstration on self defense. Lisa Bendel of Park Lane Jewelry was our second spotlight speaker and educated the chamber members of her business and opportunities available. She also raffled beautiful items to four lucky winners. The next two spotlight speakers will be Elisa DiChristina of Glowhouse Kids and Jack Pezzuti of Cartridge World.
The raffle was drawn by Chris Miller and won by Lina Pagliarulo.