Minutes of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce
At Lina’s Restaurant
March 11, 2015
Jamie Certosimo President AAMCO
Jessica Ballew Treasurer Columbia Bank
Denise Brewster Trustee Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Lucille Brule Trustee Coldwell Banker
Lina Pagliarulo Trustee Lina’s Restaurant
Jerry Vinci Past President Mentor Acu-Data Business Products Inc
Vivian Vinci Acu-Data Business Products Inc
Erion Lenas Wendy’s
Raja Savalia Wendy’s
Sunny Shakhawala Red Mango
Jessica Logan Integrated Denatal Aesthetics
Bob Cianci North Jersey Media
Howie Bedell From The Ground Up Property Mngmt.
Christopher Miller Trad Okinawaa Karate
George Brewster Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Donna Schwarz Treasure Hunt Consignment Shop
Lindsey Sass The Healing Center
Carianne Reeber Lakeland Bank
Bruce Raiken Bruce Raiken Insurance
Jack Chen Route 23 Buffet
Dave Caiazzo Darth Vapor
Beverly Sullivant Reformed Church of Kinnelon
The general meeting of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce was called to order by Jamie Certosimo at 12:24PM with a salute to the flag. Three officers and three trustees were present; Jim Murasko and Lisa Bendel were unable to attend.
William Schievalla, director of Police Studies talked to the chamber about adapting change and how business owners can thrive in a changing economy.
APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
There were four new applications for membership Darth Vapor, Integrated Dental Aesthetics, Wendy’s and Route 23 Buffet. A motion to approve the applications was made by Beverly Sullivant and seconded by Vivian Vinci . All four new members plus Red Mango Smoothie Factory gave the chambers members a brief overview of their businesses.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE February 11, 2015 MEETING
A motion to approve the minutes was made by Lucille Brule and seconded by Lindsey Sass.
Checking Account balance is $4,250.30 and the Pay Pal account balance is $968.00. A motion was made by Lucille Brule to accept the Treasurer’s report and seconded by Lindsey Sass.
BILLS TO BE PAID
A motion to pay the bills was made by Lindsey Sass and seconded by Jamie Certosimo.
COMMUNICATIONS/ COMMITTEE REPORTS
Jamie Certosimo informed the chamber that we currently have 133 members. He is still trying to get all members to become members of our Facebook page. Also we will be having our website linked to our Facebook page. There are also sponsorship opportunities with our monthly yellow card reminders.
- 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.
Jaime Certosimo spoke to the chamber members about increasing the spotlight speaker to two every other month and having a guest speaker every other month. Also talked about getting all members emblems to put in their business’ .
CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Dr. George Brewster of Bloomingdale Chiropractic and Beverly Sullivant of the Reform Church of Kinnelon were this month’s members to spotlight their businesses. Christopher Miller of Traditional Okinawa Karate and Jessica Ballew of Columbia will be the spotlight speakers for next month’s meeting.
The raffle was drawn by Bruce Raiken
At 1:30PM, Jerry Vinci made a motion to adjourn the meeting. It was seconded by Bob Cianci.