Minutes of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce
At Lina’s Restaurant | November 9, 2016 | In Attendance
Jamie Certosimo President Aamco Transmissions
Lisa Bendel Vice President Park Lane Jewelry
Bill Stanton Treasurer Columbia Bank
Lucille Brule Trustee Coldwell Banker
Lina Pagliarulo Trustee Lina’s Restaurant
Jim Murasko Trustee Allstate Insurance
Jerry Vinci Acu-Data
Vivian Vinci Acu-Data
Kenneth Ginefra GCS Consultants
Debbie Antonowich Mary Kay Cosmetics
Beverly Sullivant Reformed Church in Kinnelon
Jon Gribben Paychex
Betsy Cavagnaro Terrie O’Connor
Jeanine Ferguson Griswold Home Care
John Walters All Professional Realty
Matthew Jacobs Innovation Fitness
Steven Fishman Norwood Financial
Joe Emanuel Norwood Financial
Peter Garbera Premier Building Services
John Tully Delta Strategic Marketing
Donna Schwarz Treasure Hunt
Ron Gilbert GCS Consultants
Kenny Cordero Jimmy Geez North
Trustee, Denise Brewster and Secretary, Helyne Czajkowski were not in attendance.
The meeting was called to order at 12:16 p.m. by Jamie Certosimo of Aamco Transmissions with a salute to the flag
And a moment of silence to honor our veterans.Members were asked to silence their phones. A roll call of officers and introduction of members was then completed.
APPROVAL OF OCTOBER 12, 2016 MINUTES
A motion to accept the minutes Lina Pagliarulo of Lina’s Restaurant and 2nd by Beverly Sullivant of Reformed Church in Kinnelon.
TREASURER’S REPORT – Treasurer, Bill Stanton
Checking Account Balance $2,935.96
Pay Pal Account Balance $1,811.35
Motion to accept the treasurer’s report was made by Lisa Bendel of Park Lane Jewelry and 2nd by Lina Pagliarulo of Lina’s Restaurant
BILLS TO BE PAID
No bills this month.
COMMITTEE REPORTS- ELECTION OF OFFICERS & TRUSTEES
Beverly Sullivant of the Reformed Church of Kinnelon placed the following names in nomination for 2017 officers and trustees. Officers: President Jamie Certosimo, Vice President, Lisa Bendel, Secretary, Helyne Czajkowski, Treasurer, Bill Stanton.Trustees: Lina Pagliarulo and Lucille Brule. All were elected by unanimous vote of the membership.
Holiday luncheon & grab bag. Vivian Vinci of Acu-Data Business Products Inc. informed the members about the holiday luncheon on December 14 at Lina’s. It will be a fun time for socializing and everyone was encouraged to bring a co-worker, friend or family. There will be a special buffet that includes wine. Lunch is $15.00. Members can bring a wrapped grab bag gift costing no more than $5.00-$6.00 if they wish.
Jamie mentioned the Ringwood Multi-Chamber Dinner & Networking event on November 10.
Jimmy Geez Sports Bar & Grill Mixer - Tuesday, January 17, 2018,– Flyers will be distributed for this event and must be presented at the door.Cost is $20.00.
Lisa Bendel distributed copies of “Member to Member” discounts and asked members to correct any incorrect information.
John Walters of All Professional Realty John talked about the professionals who are responsible for the three company divisions: Residential, commercial & property management. He discussed their cooperation with other realtors, and their referral system.
Jeanine Ferguson of Griswold Home Care talked about the services offered: Companion care, homemaking services,personal care and many more. Griswold serves Passaic, Sussex & Morris counties.
Next month’s spotlight speakers are Kenny Cordero of Jimmy Geez & Matt Jacobs of Innovation Fitness
At 1:15 p.m. a motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Beverly Sullivant of the Reformed Church in Kinnelon and 2nd by Donna Schwarz of Treasure Hunt.
Guest speaker Steven Fishman of Norwood Financial Group discussed Business Continuation. The process of planning for an exit strategy for business owners especially those “closely held” or family owned. Pre-arranging ownership of a company can help avoid legal battles.