Minutes of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce
At Lina’s Restaurant |
November 11, 2015 |
Jamie Certosimo President Aamco Transmissions
Helyne Czajkowski Secretary The Health Center at Bloomingdale
Denise Brewster Trustee Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Jim Murasko Trustee Allstate Insurance
Lina Pagliarulo Trustee Lina’s Restaurant
Lucille Brule Trustee Coldwell Banker
Jerry Vinci Acu-Data
Vivian Vinci Acu-Data
Dave Warfield Retired
Todd Soltesz Stickle-Soltesz Funeral Home
Ken Ginefra GCS Consultants
Donna Schwarz Treasure Hunt
Matthew Jacobs Innovation Fitness
Robert Devito Innovation Fitness
Chris Oldfield Town News Today
Beverly Sullivant Reformed Church in Kinnelon
Sal Pagliarulo Lina’s Restaurant
Scott Lemly Heartland Payroll
Gene Bohensky The Alternative Board
Gary Geresi Helping Hands
Jack Pezutti Cartridge World
Bob Cianci North Jersey Media Group
Mary Stevens MRS Bookkeeping Svc.
George Brewster Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Linda Sokerka Coldwell Banker
Alan Lewis Wells Fargo Advisors
Zitia Stratis Elements Massage, Riverdale
Treasurer, Jessica Ballew and Vice President, Lisa Bendel were not in attendance
The meeting was called to order at 12:20 p.m. by Jamie Certosimo with a salute to the flag.
Each member was given one minute to tell us about their business including location and member to member discounts
Honoring Veteran’s Day
At this time we had Dave Warfied speak about his time in the Navy. We also asked the chamber members if there were any other veterans in the room and both Chris Oldfield of Town News Today and Alan Lewis of Wells Fargo Advisors also spoke about their time in service. The chamber thanked them all for their service.
APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
There were no new applications for memberships. We did have three prospective members in attendance, Alan Lewis of Wells Fargo Advisors, Zitia Stratis of Elements Massage, Riverdale and Gene Bohensky of The Alternative Board. All of which whom gave a brief description of what they do to the chamber members.
APPROVAL OF October 14, 2015 MINUTES
Motion to accept by Todd Soltesz STICKLE-SOLTESZ FUNERAL HOME 2nd by Jerry Vinci of ACU-DATA BUSINESS PRODUCTS.
Checking Account Balance $1,564.46
Pay Pal Account Balance $829.00
BILLS TO BE PAID
Raffle tickets- Acu Data $60.00
Motion to pay bill made by Jack Pezzuti CARTRIDGE WORLD 2nd by Donna Schwarz of TREASURE HUNT CONSIGNMENT SHOP.
Jaime Certosimo AAMCO TRANSMISSONS president of the chamber reviewed the bylaws with the Chamber members to clarify what one must accomplish in order to run for a position on the board or trustee.
Officer elections Chairperson Robert Devito of INNOVATION FITNESS updated the chamber on the November Chamber meeting elections. All candidates ran unopposed, James Certosimo of AAMCO TRANSMISSIONS as President to the Chamber. Lisa Bendel of PARK LANE JEWELRY as Vice President to the Chamber. Jessica Ballew of COLUMBIA BANK as treasurer to the Chamber, Helyne Czatkowski of THE HEALTH CENTER AT BLOOMINGDALE as Secretary to the Chamber and both Denise Brewster of BLOOMINGDALE CHIROPRACTIC and Jim Murasko of ALLSTATE INSURANCE CO. as Trustees to the Chamber. A vote was taken there were no objections. A motion to approve was made by Beverly Sullivant REFORMED CHURCH OF KINNELON 2nd by Lucille Brule’ COLDWELL BANKER.
Scholarship raffle Chairman Jerry Vinci of ACU-DATA BUSINESS PRODUCTS informed the chamber that raffle tickets are now available through him. An email blast to all members was made informing them of the importance of the fundraiser. Tickets must be back and sold by the end of November so we have everything in order before the drawing. Please participate in this most important function of our Chamber.
Jamie Certosimo announced a large multi-chamber networking event sponsored by our chamber on November 19 th at Chamber member Jack Chen's Route # 23 Buffet at 7:00 PM. Dinner followed by member speed dating type format at 8:00. You may reserve your spot right on our website. Cost for the event is $20.00 per person. He also informed the chamber of our new suggestions box for members to but their ideas of what they want to see as far as guest speakers or different ideas they might have for our chamber. The guest speakers for 2016 will take place in the following months; January, March, May, September and November. The Chamber will also start having Tuesday evening mixers. This first one will be in January at Jimmy’s in West Milford look out for the date in time in our next month’s minutes. Linda Sokerka COLDWELL BANKER informed the chamber of networking breakfast hosted by the North Jersey Networking Group on December 2nd at the Best Western, Pompton Plains at 8am. There is a $10 per person fee.
Jack Pezzuti of CARTRIDGE WORLD informed the members of the Cartridge World Printing & Copying Savings Plan. It’s a no cost lease, You select a printer for which you pay nothing that meets your business needs it also come with free service to that printer. To start, buy two sets of Cartridge World cartridges. At the end of your plan you decide to opt-in for a new printer or choose to continue using your current printer. And, you can opt out of the plan at any time (no hidden fees).
Sal Pagliarulo of LINA'S RESTAURANT told us that his restaurant has been in business has been in opened for 32 years and over those years has raised over 200,000.00 for charity. Every Wednesday and Fridays they offer to their customer 50% off their entire bill. Friday nights the restaurant offers live music for their customers to enjoy. They also offer a Chamber discount of 50% off gift certificates.
Chris Oldfield of TOWN NEWS TODAY.COM is a new fast growing internet company that offers local news to their viewers. To advertise it is $250.00 monthly and there is a 10% discount for Chamber members.
50/50 raffle was $45.00 won by Jaime Certosimo AAMCO TRANSMISSONS and Jaime donated his winnings to the Chamber.
Motion to adjourn was made by Denise Brewster of BLOOMINGDALE CHIROPRACTIC, Mary Stevens of MRS BOOKJEEPING SVC. 2nd the motion.