Minutes of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce
At Lina’s Restaurant | May 11, 2016 | In Attendance
Jamie Certosimo President Aamco Transmissions
Lisa Bendel Vice President Park Lane Jewelry
Helyne Czajkowski Secretary The Health Center at Bloomingdale
Lina Pagliarulo Trustee Lina’s Restaurant
Lucille Brule Trustee Coldwell Banker
Jim Murasko Trustee Allstate Insurance
Denise Brewster Trustee Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Frank Elia Sherwin Williams
Ben Gatollari Santina’s Pizza
Roberto Gatollari Santina’s Pizza
Stu Feldman tecHHoma LLC
Bryan Caruana Outback
Sharon Pupel guest
Sal Pagliarulo Lina’s Restaurant
Jerry Vinci Acu-Data
Vivian Vinci Acu-Data
Kenneth Ginefra GCS Consultants
Jane McCarthy Bloomingdale Borough Clerk
Mary O’Keefe Butler Borough Clerk
Beverly Sullivant Reformed Church in Kinnelon
Lindsey Sass NJ Healing
Diane Gelfand Realty Executives
Sunny Shakhawala Red Mango
Mary Stevens MRS Bookkeeping Svsc
Sarah Greulich American Cancer Society
Roger Fields All Professional Realty
Elisa DiChristina Glow House Kids
Kenny Cords Jimmy Geez
Katie Stylianou Cypress Restaurant
George Brewster Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Matt Jacobs IFS
The meeting was called to order at 12:26 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.
APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
There were 4 applications for membership: Ben Gatollari- Santina’s Pizza, Katie Stylianou-Cypress Restaurant Roger Fields-All Professional Realty, Bryan Caruana-Outback.A motion to accept new members was made by Beverly Sullivant of Reformed Church in Kinnelon and 2nd by Lindsey Sass of NJ Healing Center.
APPROVAL OF April 13, 2016 MINUTES
Motion to accept the minutes by Lisa Bendel of Park Lane Jewelry and 2nd by Ken Ginefra of GCS Consultants.
Checking Account Balance $4,788.96
Pay Pal Account Balance $3,628.45
BILLS TO BE PAID
Website Domain $28.50
Scholarship Checks $4,000.00
A motion to pay $100 for a group section at Butler Day was made by Jamie Certosimo of Aamco Transmissions and 2nd by by Lisa Bendel of Park Lane Jewelry
Motion to accept the treasurer’s report and pay bills was made by Lucille Brule of Coldwell Banker and 2nd by Mary Stevens of MRS Bookkeeping Svsc.
Jamie Certosimo of Aamco Transmissions informed the chamber members of the following upcoming events, Butler Day May28th from 3pm-10pm with a raindate of 5/29/16 and that there are spots available to promote your business’. Ridgewood Chamber is having a Speed Networking Event May 17th from 6pm-8pm. At the grand opening of Butler Realty Executive Diane Gelfand raised $66.00 that was donated to the Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is working on a mixer to be held at Jimmy Geez date to be determined. Kenny Cords of Jimmy Geez told the chamber members that they will be holding an event where they will be donating 10% of all checks to be donated to our Chamber from open to close. Frank Elia of Sherwin Williams informed the chamber of their grand opening being held Saturday, May 14th were they will be having refreshments and lots of fun not to mention 40% off all paints and stains. Helyne Czajkowski of The Health Center at Bloomingdale announced that they will be hosting a free breakfast and bingo being held the third Monday of every month at 255 Union Avenue, Bloomingdale starting at 9:15am. Lisa Bendel of Park Lane Jewelry invited all members to her Sip and Style event she was holding at Lina’s Restaurant that evening, doors open at 6:30pm. Sarah Greulich of American Cancer Socierty informed the members of two Relay for Life events being held on 6/4 &6/11 where chambers members would have advertisement opportunities.
A member to member discount sheet was handed out and Jamie Certosimo of Aamco Transmissions asked all members to review and to email him if any changed need be to be made.
FACEBOOK –Chairman Lisa Bendel of Park Lane Jewelry encouraged members to sign up for Facebook to receive information about the chamber and the community. Also Stu Feldman of tecHHoma was working on a second page for Board members.
SCHOLARSHIP – Chairman Jerry Vinci of Acu-Data Business Products announced the 2016 scholarship winners, Bloomingdale- Jonathan Timpanaro, Butler- Matt Schumacher, Kinnelon- Drew Sabo and Riverdale- Harlee York.
2017 Special Event- Jamie Certosimo of Aamco Transmissions told the members of a Restaurant Week the chamber will be working on for 2017.
Sharon Pupel was introduced by Jamie Certosimo of Aamco Transmissions and explained to the members that she will be helping to promote and expand the chamber with her 20 plus years of marketing and sales background.
Mary O’Keefe clerk of Butler and Jane McCarthy clerk of Bloomingdale informed all members that the deadline to register to vote for the primaries is 5/13/16. Mary O’Keefe informed the members of some upcoming events in Butler. Butler day is being held on 5/28/16, The Memorial Day Parade will be held on 5/30/16 and you can find all current and future events at www.butlerborough.com. Jane McCarthy talked to the members about the Quarry Expansion works and Bloomingdale Pride day being held September 24th. She also mentioned the library’s 90th Anniversary dinner being held and about a two books all about Bloomingdale that are available at the library. She also mentioned that Welcome packets are mailed to all new Bloomingdale residents. She also informed the members that all current and future events are available on the borough’s website www.bloomingdalenj.net.
50/50 raffle was $63.00 and won by Elisa DeChristina of Glow House Kids.
At 1:25 pm a motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Beverly Mary Stevens of MRS Bookkeeping Svsc. and 2nd by Jamie Certosimo of Aamco Transmissions.