Minutes of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce
At Lina’s Restaurant | September 14, 2016 | In Attendance
Jamie Certosimo President Aamco Transmissions
Lisa Bendel Vice President Park Lane Jewelry
Bill Stanton Treasurer Columbia Bank
Helyne Czajkowski Secretary The Health Center at Bloomingdale
Lucille Brule Trustee Coldwell Banker
Denise Brewster Trustee Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Jerry Vinci Acu-Data
Vivian Vinci Acu-Data
Donna Schwarz Treasure Hunt
Kenneth Ginefra GCS Consultants
Debbie Antonowich Mary Kay Cosmetics
Jack Pezzuti Cartridge World
Beverly Sullivant Reformed Church in Kinnelon
George Brewster Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Dave Warfield Retired
George Verile Only The Best Carpet Care
Joan Sharpe All Professional Realty
Lindsey Sass NJ Healing Center
Mary Stevens MRS Bookkeeping Services
Kimberly Holster-Becker Glow House Kids, LLC
Trustees, Jim Murasko and Lina Pagliarulo were both not present.
The meeting was called to order at 12:16 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. Helyne Czajkowski of The Health Center at Bloomingdale requested a moment of silence to pay respect to all who perished 15 years ago on September 11, 2001.
Jessica Ballew resigned as treasurer of the Chamber effective immediately. Jerry Vinci of Acu-Data Business Products made a motion for Bill Stanton of Columbia Bank to fill in as treasurer for the remainder of this year. The motion was 2nd by Lucille Brule of Coldwell Banker.
APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
There were three new applications for membership, Debbie Antonowich of Mary Kay Cosmetics, Elizabeth Cavagnaro of Terrie O’Connor Realtors and George Verile of Only the Best Carpet Care. Debbie Antonowich and George Verile were both present at this meeting and talked about their companys. Jerry Vinci of Acu-Data Business Products made a motion to accept all three applications and 2nd by Lisa Bendel of Park Lane Jewelry.
APPROVAL OF June 08, 2016 MINUTES
A motion to accept the minutes Lisa Bendel of Park Lane Jewelry and 2nd by Joan Sharpe of All Professional Realty.
Checking Account Balance $2,061.46
Pay Pal Account Balance $2,864.90
Motion to accept the treasurer’s report was made by Jack Pezzuti of Cartridge World and 2nd by Denise Brewster of Bloomingdale Chiropractic.
BILLS TO BE PAID
Selective Insurance $366.00
Motion to pay the bill was made by Jamie Certosimo of Aamco Transmissions and 2nd by Beverely Sullivant of Reformed Church of Kinnelon.
Beverely Sullivant of the Reformed Church of Kinnelon also the nominating committee chair informed the chamber members that all four board seats president, vice president, treasurer and secretary are up for election for one year terms ending 12/31/2017. Also two trustee positions are up for two year terms ending 12/31/2018. All members are encouraged to read the bylaws to see if they meet the requirements if interested in running for any spots. Please see Beverely Sullivant of the Reformed Church of Kinnelon if you wish to run before our October meeting. Email blasts will go out to all members regarding the elections.
Chamber Mixer – Jamie Certosimo of Aamco Transmissions informed the Chamber members that the mixer at Jimmy Geez’s will most likely be late October and announcements of the date will soon follow.
Thank you letters were from three of our 2016 scholarship recipients were read by scholarship committee members.
Jamie Certosimo of Aamco Transmissions discussed changing the spotlight speakers from 3 to 4 speakers and also changing the venue of the meetings in November, February, and April. Also the raffle we have for our scholarship program will be changed to March. An updated membership listing was distributed to all chamber members
The following were our spotlight speakers this meeting. All which explained about their businesses and what they may offer the chamber members or others they might know. Lisa Bendel of Park Lane Jewelry, Vivian and Jerry Vinci of Acu-Data and George Brewster of Bloomingdale Chiropractic.
The following will be our spotlight speakers for our next meeting in October 2016;
Debbie Antonowich of Mary Kay Cosmetics
George Verile of Only the Best Carpet Care
Ken Ginefra of GCS Consultants
50/50 raffle was $41.00 and won by Kimberly Holster-Becker of Glow House Kids, LLC.
At 1:09 pm a motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Beverely Sullivant of the Reformed Church of Kinnelon and 2nd by Denise Brewster of Bloomingdale Chiropractic.