Minutes of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce
At Lina’s Restaurant |
April 08, 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
Lucille Brule Trustee Coldwell Banker
Lina Pagliarulo Trustee Lina’s Restaurant
Jim Murasko Trustee Allstate
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
Robert DeVita Innovation Fitness
Sean Topnick Innovation Fitness
Jack Pezzuti Cartridge World
Karen Luele Borough of Kinnelon
Jennifer Stillman Borough of Kinnelon
Gary Garasi Assisting Hands
Thesa Nolasco Assisting Hands
David Warfield Retired
Joe Bianci NJ Advance Media
Elisha DiChristina Glow Kids
Linda Sokerka Coldwell Banker
Todd N. Soltesz Stickle-Soltesz Funeral Home
Ken Ginefra GCS Consultants
Mary Stevens MRS Bookkeeping Svs.
The general meeting of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce was called to order by Jamie Certosimo at 12:19PM with a salute to the flag. All four officers and three trustees were present, Denise Brewster was unable to attend.
APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
There were no new applications for membership.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE March 11, 2015 MEETING
A motion to approve the minutes was made by Lucille Brule and seconded by Beverley Sullivant.
Checking Account balance is $4,661.46 and the Pay Pal account balance is $1,161.60. A motion was made by Jerry Vinci to accept the Treasurer’s report and seconded by Lisa Bendel.
BILLS TO BE PAID
First quarter website fees $225.00, Little League Sign Sponsorship for $150.00. A motion to pay the bills was made by Lucille Brule and seconded by Carianne Reeber.
Jamie Certosimo informed the chamber about a few upcoming events. Kinnelon PBA is having their 4th annual Tricky Tray Beefsteak at the Brownstowne on 4/11/15. Ringwood Chamber of Commerce is having a multi chamber networking event on 4/30/15 from 6pm-8pm. There will be a Tri-county golf outing on 5/7/15 if interested please see Jaime for more information. Lucile Brule informed Chamber members of the Coldwell Banker Pet Adoption community project being held 4/18/15 from 11am-2pm at the Coldwell Banker on route 23 ion Butler. Robert DeVito also informed the chamber members that Innovation Fitness will be opening up their third location on Ringwood Avenue in Haskell. Finally Elisha DiChristina of Glow Kids announced they will be adding new programs for kids with special needs and also she will be publishing a children’s book.
- 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 possibility of an incentive program.
Jerry Vinci chair of the scholarship committee let the members know that the deadline for application will be 5/1/15 and the winners will be announced at our 5/13/15 meeting. The scholarship committee consists of Beverly Sullivant, Donna Schwarz and Carianne Reeber.
Jaime Certosimo spoke to the chamber members about increasing the spotlight speaker to three every other month and having a guest speaker every other month. Jerry Vinci informed the members that emblems to put in their businesses will be available by our next meeting.
At 12:49PM, Jack Pezzuti made a motion to adjourn the meeting. It was seconded by Jaime Certosimo.
This month we had three guest speakers Jane McCarthy, borough clerk of Bloomingdale, Mary O’Keefe, borough clerk of Butler and Karen Luele, borough clerk of Kinnelon. All three clerks talked about all the exciting events happening in their respective towns.
CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Jessica Ballew of Columbia was the spotlight speaker and educated the chamber members about Columbia Bank. Columbia Bank was opened in the 1920’s and is a mutual held bank. She also informed the members of the longevity of their employees and some of the programs available to non for profit companies.
The raffle was drawn by Jessica Ballew and won by Jack Pezzuti.