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 January 2013

Happy New Year and Welcome to 2013!

Join Us for our very own version of "Speed Dating for Business" which we call, Speed Networking, at this month's meeting!

Welcome to 2013! We wanted to start off the new year with a little bit of fun! Join us January 9th for our Monthly Meeting.

Speed Networking is a great concept for our chamber members to all meet, have a short opportunity to talk about the nature of their business, products, and services with other chamber members for a 2 to 3 minute session.

The Tri-Boro Chamber is closing in on almost 100 active members this year and we hope to break it! With an ever-growing list of businesses and individuals, Speed Networking is a great opportunity to not only learn a great deal about your fellow chamber members but perhaps create some wonderful networking opportunities you may not even know existed!

This is truly a great event and we ask all of you to please come show your support and participate in another strong networking opportunity.

Thank you to all who attended our Annual Holiday Luncheon last month!

What a great turnout we had to end 2012! 56 People attended our luncheon and we enjoyed spending a little bit of time with everyone right before the holidays. We hope the spirit and passion of our local communities continues to propser and grow throughout 2013.

2012 Tri-Boro Area Chamber Holiday Luncheon

During the luncheon we held our annual 50/50 raffle and the winners are as follows:

1st Place - $500 - Betty Ann Hedden
2nd Place - $250 - Sheila Crowe
3rd Place - $125 - Theresa Wilson
4th Place - $125 - Wayne Brown
Congratulations to our Winners!

 February 2013

Xquisite Salon and Spa Peel PartyXquisite Salon and Spa invites you to a special two day event!!

Join us for a Peel Away Party! Now Taking Reservations for this 2 Day Event!

When:
Thursday 2/21
6:30 - 7:00 PM (Short Intro)
7:00 - 9:00 PM

Saturday 2/23
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

How Much:
$25.00 Per Person

If interested in learning more about the wonderful benefits of a chemical peel click here to learn more!

Please call to reserve a spot @ (973) 838-3044

Welcome New Chamber Members!

We would like to formally welcome our first new members for 2013!

Terrie O'Connor Realtors
Kinnelon, NJ
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Xquisite Salon & Spa
Butler, NJ

Score Small Business ServicesSmall Business Mentoring & Advice session with SCORE at our monthly meeting, February 13th!

Join us for another great meeting that will be helpful for all our members who have a small business or might be thinking of starting one.

Our goal for 2013 is to help make a better impact in the success our members have with their businesses. We want to enrich our community and help businesses achieve their goals!

Are you starting a small business?

Do you already have one but you do not feel the business is doing as well as it can?

Score can help. They are a resource partner of the Small Business Administration (SBA) & offer free mentoring & advice.

We invite everyone to attend our luncheon this month Wednesday, February 13th at Lina's Restaurant in Bloomindale to learn more about how Score may be able to help you with your small business.

Thank you to all our chamber members for attending our first meeting of 2013.

2013 is going to be a great year and we can already tell that our members seem more inspired than ever to turn the Tri-Boro Area Chamber into a better resource and networking tool for all our member. This was evident during our first meeting of 2013 where we held our Speed Networking Session during our luncheon. The meeting was an absolute success! Each chamber member had about 2 minutes to quickly outline what business serivces, products, or programs they provide to their customers.

Networking is a great way to start off the new year since many of our chamber members had no idea what types of businesses some of our members were involved in. The new year is typically when most businesses start fresh or make new connections looking to improve revenue for their company. We are confident that many of the presentations will lead to new networking opportunities and hopefully new customers for their businesses.

We plan to continue offering as many beneficial sessions like this as we can throughout the year so please make an effort to attend and tell all your piers about our great organization!

 March 2013

Welcome New Chamber Members - February & March!

Palughi Landscape Services, Inc.
Butler, NJ
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Stickle-Soltesz Funeral Home
Newfoundland, NJ
view website

Michael J. Pinter, CPA
Newfoundland, NJ
view website

Terrie O'Connor Realtors
Pompton Lakes, NJ
view website

Candy Shack, LLC
Bloomingdale, NJ

Join us for our monthly meeting March 13th at Lina's Restaurant

This month we have a great guest speaker presentation you won't want to miss!

This month, Jeff Harmon of Brilliance Within Coaching and Consulting will be delivering an informative presentation on The Top 3 Deadly Communication Mistakes that Kill Performance and Change (and how to avoid them). Most businesses are in need of guidance when it comes to efficiency

Business Card Exchange Scheduled for April 17th!

Coming this April the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce will host another Happy Hour Business Card Exchange, Wednesday April 17th from 3PM to 6PM at APPLEBEES in Butler, NJ.

Networking events are extremely important for individuals and small businesses looking to connect with other local vendors in the area. We had great success with our last business card exchange and look forward to another successful networking event!

This opportunity is open to all business so please share the event flyer with all of your peers and business associates!

For additional information and the registration form click here.

Score Small Business Services
Charlie Faure and Sid Schwartz from SCORE

Thank you to our SCORE Mentors!

Last month we were fortunate to have members of SCORE deliver an informative and useful presentation about SCORE's services.

Thank you to Charlie Faure and Sid Schwartz of SCORE for taking the time to meet with us. We are all thankful for learning more about this wonderful program.

SCORE provides “free and confidential business mentoring, local workshops and online expert resources” for new and existing business owners. For more information, please visit SCORE’S website at www.score.org.

For those who were unable to attend you can review SCORE's Tri-Boro Presentation here.

Minutes of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce
At Lina’s Restaurant
February 13, 2013
In Attendance

Jerry Vinci                                President                      Acu-Data Business Products Inc
Jim Murasko                             Vice President               All State Insurance        
Karen Austin                             Secretary                      Valley National Bank
Denise Brewster                        Treasurer                       Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Lucille Brule                              Trustee                         Coldwell Banker
Lina Pagliarulo                          Trustee                         Lina’s Restaurant
Bill Stanton                               Trustee                         Columbia Bank
Theresa Wilson                          Trustee                         Practice Synergy LLC
Debbie Arena                                                                State Farm
David Austin                                                                 Guest
Diana Boyd                                                                   GST Unlimited Inc.
Helyne Czajkowski                                                         Health Center at Bloomingdale
Elisa DiChristina                                                            Glow House Kids
Charlie Faure                                                                 SCORE
Lois Fitzpatrick                                                              Terrie O’Connor Realtors
Barbara Garruto                                                 Terrie O’Connor Realtors
Tracy Kaushal                                                               Candy Shack, LLC
Trish Mulligan                                                                Push To Walk   
Michael J. Pinter                                                            Michael J. Pinter, CPA
Brent Pope                                                                   Servpro
Bruce Raiken                                                                 Lee Nolan/Mass Mutual
Donna Schwarz                                                             Treasure Hunt
Sid Schwartz                                                                 SCORE
Todd N. Soltesz                                                                        Stickle-Soltesz Funeral Home
Mary Stevens                                                                MRS Bookkeeping
Peter Stone                                                                   Columbia Financial/Guest
Beverly Sullivant                                                            Reformed Church Kinnelon
Cynthia Templeton                                                         Push To Walk
Vivian Vinci                                                                   Acu-Data Business Products Inc
David Warfield                                                              Retired Member

GENERAL MEETING
The general meeting of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce was called to order by Jerry Vinci at 12:25 PM with a salute to the flag.  Four officers and four trustees were present. 

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
Applications were received from Tracy Kaushal – Candy Shack LLC and Barbara Garruto – Terrie O’Connor Realtors. A motion to approve was made by Bill Stanton and seconded by Lucille Brule.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE January 9, 2013 MEETING
A motion to approve the minutes was made by Beverly Sullivant and seconded by Diana Boyd.

TREASURER’S REPORT
Checking Account -            $2.716.85
A motion was made by Vivian Vinci to accept the Treasurer’s report and seconded by
Dave Warfield.

BILLS TO BE PAID
Triboro Little League – Sign at Anderson Field - $150.00
A motion was made by Lina Pagliarulo to pay the bill, which was seconded by Theresa Wilson.

COMMUNICATIONS

It was determined by the Borough of Bloomingdale, Jane McCarthy, Borough Clerk, would be liaison to the Chamber.

A thank you letter was received from Gov. Chris Christie.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Jerry Vinci reminded attendees to take advantage of the member to member discounts available on our website www.triborochamber.org
  1.  He also reminded everyone to bring promotional materials for networking to meetings to display on the table containing the name badges.
  2. A reminder was given to attendees regarding advertising opportunities with The Suburban Trends.
  3. Mention was made of the change in format for General Membership meetings allowing for networking between 11:45AM and 12:15PM

NEW BUSINESS

  1. A Business Card Exchange has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 17th from 3-6PM. Event will be held at Applebee’s in Butler NJ.  Karen Austin will initiate contact with the West Milford Chamber of Commerce to extend an invitation to the Card Exchange.
  2. A Flapjack Fundraiser to be held at Applebee’s is in the planning stages.
  3. Dues invoices for year 2013 are being distributed at today’s General Membership Meeting. Remainder to be mailed. Hereafter, notices will be sent via email to minimize postage costs.
  4. Cynthia Templeton informed attendees of Push to Walk’s 4th Annual Poker Tournament which is slated for Saturday 3/16/13 at Route 23 Auto Mall.
  5. Diana Boyd reminded attendees of GST’s Tricky Tray Fundraiser scheduled for 2/23/13.
  6. Jeff Harmon will be the guest speaker for the March 13th meeting.

                                                                                                                        
CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Theresa Wilson of Practice Synergy, a medical billing company, was the Spotlight Speaker. She can be contacted at twilson@practicesynergy.com.  Cynthia Templeton, Push To Walk, is to be the Spotlight Speaker for the March 13, 2013 General Membership Meeting.

50/50
50/50 pot totaled $94.00, of which $47.00 was designated for the winner.  David Austin won the drawing.

ADJOURNMENT
Dave Warfield made a motion, at 12:30 PM, to adjourn the meeting.  It was seconded by Bill Stanton.

GUEST SPEAKERS
Charlie Faure and Sid Schwartz of SCORE were the Guest Speakers.  SCORE provides “free and confidential business mentoring, local workshops and online expert resources” for new and existing business owners. For more information, please visit SCORE’S website at www.score.org.

 April 2013

Welcome New Honorary Chamber Members:

Northwest New Jersey SCORE
Morristown, NJ
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Join us for our monthly meeting April 10th at Lina's Restaurant

This month, we bring you another great local guest speaker.

Colleen Pascale, a detective with the Butler Police Department, will deliver an important and informative presentation you won't want to miss.

Reminder: From 11:45 AM to 12:15 PM we will have our Networking Session prior to the start of our monthly meeting. Get there early to participate.

Business Card Exchange Scheduled for April 17th!

Coming this April the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce will host another Happy Hour Business Card Exchange, Wednesday April 17th from 3PM to 6PM at APPLEBEES in Butler, NJ.

Networking events are extremely important for individuals and small businesses looking to connect with other local vendors in the area. We had great success with our last business card exchange and look forward to another successful networking event!

This opportunity is open to all business so please share the event flyer with all of your peers and business associates!

We have extended the pre-registration deadline to April 15th, so there is still time to sign up for this great event!

For additional information and the registration form click here.

Fundraising Event with GST Unlmited for Lyna's Event!

Tuesday April 23rd GST Unlimited is hosting a fundraising event at Five Guys Burgers & Fries at both their Wayne and Parsippany locations. 15% of your purchase will be donated to "Lyna's Event."

Lyna's Event is very personal and close to GST's heart. She is a family member who has kidney cancer at the young age of 38 and is need of medical and financial assistance.

To participate print the attached flyer and present it to the cashier at the Wayne or Parsippany Five Guys Burgers & Fries locations to donate 15% of your purchase to Lyna's Event!

Click here to download and printout the flyer.

Colleen Pascale - Detective with the Butler, NJ Police DepartmentCongratulations to Chamber Member 
& Trustee Lucille Brule!

Lucille of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage 
in Butler, NJ.

Lucille received a Quarter Century Club Award by the New Jersey Association of Realtors for over 25 years as a member of the Realtors organization.

Our Condolences to Family and Friends of Kathe Crimmins

Former President of the Tri-County Chamber of Commerce lost her battle with her illness March 31, 2013.

Funeral Services were performed during the week of April 5th. Our thoughts are with her family in this difficult time.

Jeff HarmonThank you to Jeff Harmon!

Last month we were fortunate to have Jeff Harmon from Brilliance Within Coaching and Consulting with us to deliver an informative and useful presentation.

Jeff discussed the power of communication. Communciation is a whole body activity involving mind, eyes, ears, mouth, and heart. Jeff engaged Chiropractor George Brewster in a ten minute discussion about George's desire to help a patient. He asked the chamber members to observe and comment on the communication that occured between them.

For more information on Jeff Harmon's methods and services please visit: www.brilliancewithincoaching.com.

Minutes of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce
At Lina’s Restaurant 
March 13, 2013
In Attendance

Jerry Vinci                                 President                      Acu-Data Business Products Inc 
Jim Murasko                             Vice President               All State Insurance         
Karen Austin                             Secretary                      Valley National Bank
Denise Brewster                        Treasurer                       Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Lucille Brule                              Trustee                         Coldwell Banker
Lina Pagliarulo                          Trustee                         Lina’s Restaurant
Bill Stanton                               Trustee                         Columbia Bank
Debbie Arena                                                                State Farm
Joyce Avedisian-Riedinger                                             Avedisian Mgmt. Consultants
George Brewster                                                           Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Charlie Faure                                                                 SCORE
Jeff Harmon                                                                  Brilliance Within
Tracy Kaushal                                                               Candy Shack, LLC
Jim La Sala                                                                   James LaSala, Esq.
Trish Mulligan                                                                Push To Walk    
Peter Palughi                                                                Palughi Landscape Services
Bruce Raiken                                                                 Lee Nolan/Mass Mutual
Carianne Reeber                                                            Lakeland Bank
Donna Schwarz                                                             Treasure Hunt
Linda Sokerka                                                               Coldwell Banker
Todd N. Soltesz                                                                        Stickle-Soltesz Funeral Home
Mary Stevens                                                                MRS Bookkeeping
Beverly Sullivant                                                            Reformed Church Kinnelon
Cynthia Templeton                                                         Push To Walk
Vivian Vinci                                                                   Acu-Data Business Products Inc
David Warfield                                                              Retired Member

GENERAL MEETING
The general meeting of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce was called to order by Jerry Vinci at 12:24 PM with a salute to the flag.  Four officers and three trustees were present. 

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP 
Applications were received from Mike Pinter, Michael J. Pinter, CPA, Newfoundland; Peter Palughi, Palughi Landscape Services, Butler; Todd and Joyce Soltesz, Stickle - Soltesz Funeral Home, Newfoundland and Charlie Faure, SCORE, Northwest New Jersey SCORE.  SCORE application is being presented to the floor for consideration as an Honorary Member.   A motion to approve was made by Bill Stanton and seconded by Jim LaSala.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE February 13, 2013 MEETING
A motion to approve the minutes was made by Bill Stanton and seconded by Dave Warfield.

TREASURER’S REPORT
Treasurer’s report was read by Denise Brewster.
Checking account balance $5,198.35.
A motion was made by Lucille Brule to accept the Treasurer’s report and seconded by 
Dave Warfield.

BILLS TO BE PAID 
1.  Post Office Box annual fee                                             $    78.00
2.  Tri-Boro Rotary Hole Sponsorship for event of 4/25.           $  100.00
A motion to pay the bills was made by Vivian Vinci and seconded by Beverly Sullivant.

COMMUNICATIONS
1. Chamber received a request from “The North Jersey Extreme” for business sponsorship. An email to that effect was circulated to the members. 
2.  A “Thank You” was received from Chamber Member, Diana Boyd of GST Unlimited regarding Tricky Tray fundraiser. 
3.  Letter was received from Pompton Lakes HS indicating date for award dinner
4.  Elisa DiChristina, owner of Glowhouse, submitted a request for support for Relay for Life event scheduled for 4/26/13.  Chamber will receive further word on this topic via email.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Jerry Vinci reminded attendees to take advantage of the member to member discounts available on our website www.triborochamber.org
  2.  He also reminded everyone to bring promotional materials for networking to meetings to display on the table containing the name badges.
  3. A reminder was given to attendees regarding advertising opportunities with The Suburban Trends.
  4. A Business Card Exchange has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 17th from 3-6PM. Event will be held at Applebee’s in Butler NJ.  Karen Austin will initiate contact with the West Milford Chamber of Commerce to extend an invitation to the Card Exchange.

NEW BUSINESS

  1. A Flapjack Fundraiser, to be held at Applebee’s, is to be scheduled for Fall of 2013.
  2. Location of the June Scholarship Awards Meeting will be the Outback, Route 23, Butler.

              
CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Cynthia Templeton, of Push To Walk, was the Spotlight Speaker. Push To Walk is an organization that provides individualized workouts and resources to people with spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis to optimize current quality of life and to prepare for future medical advancements. It is the only program of its kind in the New Jersey and Metro area. Please see their website www.pushtowalknj.org for further information.

Beverly Sullivant was selected to be in the Spotlight for the April10, 2013 General Membership Meeting.

50/50
50/50 pot totaled $69.00, of which $35.00 was designated for the winner.  Cynthia Templeton won the drawing.

ADJOURNMENT
Lucille Brule made a motion, at 12:53 PM, to adjourn the meeting.  It was seconded by Linda Sokerka.

GUEST SPEAKERS
Author and motivational speaker, Jeff Harmon of Brilliance Within Coaching and Consulting was the Guest Speaker.  Mr. Harmon is the author of “The Anatomy of a Principled Leader: A Field Guide to Being the Type of Leader Everyone Dreams of working for” Please, visit Mr. Harmon’s websitewww.brilliancewithincoaching.com to learn more.

 

 May 2013

Welcome New Members:

Robin S. Caiazzo LLC
Kinnelon, NJ

Rembrandts Coffee
Kinnelon, NJ - view website

Pipes & Drains LLC
Bloomingdale, NJ - view website

MoSissa Photography
Bloomingdale, NJ - view website

New Jersey Pain Care - Physical Therapy & Wellness
Riverdale, NJ - view website

ADP
Sparta, NJ - view website

Join us for our monthly meeting May 8th at Lina's Restaurant

This month we bring you a special speaker with vast marketing expertise.

At our monthly meeting this month, we welcome Anna Scalora, the Director of Marketing at Chilton Hospital. Anna is a valuable resource and we encourage all business owners and chamber members to attend and take part in this valuable experience.

Reminder: From 11:45 AM to 12:15 PM we will have our Networking Session prior to the start of our monthly meeting. Get there early to participate.

Thanks to all who attended the local Business Card Exchange!

On April 17th, the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce hosted another Happy Hour Business Card Exchange at Applebees in Butler, NJ.

The event was an absolute success and we are happy to hear that many of our members made new connections and potentially acquired some new clients. Networking with other local businesses is the most effective method of building local awareness. We encourage all our chamber members to make the time and participate in this event next time.

A Special Thank You From Diana Boyd

Tuesday April 23rd GST Unlimited hosted a fundraising event at Five Guys Burgers & Fries at both their Wayne and Parsippany locations. 15% of purchases were donated to "Lyna's Event."

From Diana:

"I Just wanted to let everyone know how Lyna's event went.

5 Guys Burger in Parsippany and Wayne were kind enough to help us with this event.
Between both they did over $1200 in sales. Less tax and royalties we would receive 15%.
Some people that could not come expressed their support with direct donation.

So, I just wanted to THANK EVERYONE who helped and participated from the bottom of my heart. This was very personal to me, as you know this is was for my baby sister.
I have helped many families who did events for other cancer victims and never thought I was going to do something like this for any family member especially for her.

Again, thank you all for your support and help this ment alot to me and my family."

Diana Boyd

Colleen Pascale - Detective with the Butler, NJ Police DepartmentThank you to Detective Pascale!

Last month we had a very special guest from the Butler Police Department, Detective Colleen Pascale.

Detective Pascale discussed internet scams, identity theft, and some of the problems connected to social networking sites used by young people.

 

Minutes of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce
At Lina’s Restaurant
April 10, 2013
In Attendance

Jerry Vinci                                 President                      Acu-Data Business Products Inc
Karen H. Austin                         Secretary                      Valley National Bank
Denise Brewster                        Treasurer                       Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Lucille Brule                              Trustee                         Coldwell Banker
Lina Pagliarulo                          Trustee                         Lina’s Restaurant
Bill Stanton                               Trustee                         Columbia Bank
Teresa Wilson                           Trustee                         Practice Synergy
Debbie Arena                                                                State Farm
David R Austin                                                              Guest
Lisa Bendel                                                                   Lia Sophia Jewelry
Diana Boyd                                                                   GST Unlimited Inc
George Brewster                                                           Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Robin S Caiazzo                                                            Robin S Caiazzo, LLC
David Chu                                                                     PT and Wellness
Dlisa DiChristina                                                            Glowhouse Kids
Nick Fiore                                                                     ADP
Ken Ginefra                                                                   GCS Consultants
Tracy Kaushal                                                               Candy Shack, LLC
Danielle Konopinski                                                       Mo Sissa Photography
Maryanne Mandala                                                        PT and Wellness
Det. Colleen Pascale                                                     Butler Police Department
Donna Schwarz                                                             Treasure Hunt
Mary Stevens                                                                MRS Bookkeeping
Beverly Sullivant                                                            Reformed Church Kinnelon
Vivian Vinci                                                                   Acu-Data Business Products Inc
David Warfield                                                              Retired Member

 

GENERAL MEETING
The general meeting of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce was called to order by Jerry Vinci at 12:22 PM with a salute to the flag.  Three officers and four trustees were present. 

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
Applications were received from ADP – Nick Fiore, Sparta; Robin S. Caiazzo LLC Law Offices – Robin Caiazzo, Esq., Kinnelon; Longfellow’s Coffee – Jordan Jed, Kinnelon; NJ Pain Care PT & Wellness – Dr. Amr Hosny, Riverdale; Pipes & Drains LLC – Chris DeLeon, Bloomingdale and Mo Sissa Photography, Danielle Konopinski, Bloomingdale.   A motion to approve was made by Lina Pagliarulo and seconded by Lucille Brule.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE March 13, 2013 MEETING
A motion to approve the minutes was made by Beverly Sullivant and seconded by Teresa Wilson.

TREASURER’S REPORT

Treasurer’s report was read by Denise Brewster.
Checking account balance $7,042.35.
A motion was made by Vivian Vinci to accept the Treasurer’s report and seconded by
Dave Warfield.

BILLS TO BE PAID

1.  Creative Safety Products (Officer Phil) Ad Charge              $   199.00
2.  Tri-County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dues                $   255.00
A motion to pay the bills was made by Lisa Bendel and seconded by Bill Stanton.

COMMUNICATIONS
 
Butler Library provided guidelines for Business Card Exchange which is a display located on site.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Bill Stanton called attention to the annual Scholarship program.

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Jerry Vinci reminded attendees to take advantage of the member to member discounts available on our website www.triborochamber.org
  1.  He also reminded everyone to bring promotional materials for networking to meetings to display on the table containing the name badges.
  2.  A Business Card Exchange has been scheduled for Wednesday, April 17th from 3-6PM. Event will be held at Applebee’s in Butler NJ

NEW BUSINESS
     The location of the June Scholarship Awards Meeting has been confirmed.  It will be the Outback, Route 23, Butler on Wednesday, June 12th.

                                                                                                                        
CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Reverend Beverly Sullivant, of the Reformed Church in Kinnelon, was the Spotlight Speaker.  For more information on the Church, please contact her at 973-838-3113.

Nick Fiore, from ADP, was selected to be in the Spotlight for the May 8, 2013 General Membership Meeting.

50/50
50/50 pot totaled $79.00, of which $40.00 was designated for the winner.  Danielle Konopinski won the drawing.

ADJOURNMENT
AT 12:50 PM, Teresa Wilson made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  It was seconded by Lucille Brule.

GUEST SPEAKERS

Butler Police Detective, Colleen Pascale, was the Guest Speaker. She addressed the issue of internet safety.

 June 2013

Welcome New Members:

Realty Executives - Bill Kivlon
Riverdale, NJ

Join us for our last meeting before summer break June 8th at Lina's Restaurant in Bloomingdale, NJ.

This month we will be honoring our four $1,000 scholarship recipients:

  • Kylie Rooney - Bloomingdale
  • Amy Endres - Butler
  • Michael Doremus - Kinnelon
  • Christina Llacqua - Riverdale

The meeting will take place at:
Lina's Restaurant

49 Main Street
Bloomingdale, NJ 07403

Cost of attending the luncheon and meeting will be $15.00.

Thank you chamber members!

Last month our guest speaker was unable to attend the meeting. In her stead, three of our chamber members provided impromptu businesses presentations.

Special thanks to:

Ken Ginefra - GCS Consultants
IT Consultants, Computer Repairs, Managed Services & Software Support 
170 Kinnelon Road
Kinnelon, NJ 

Jim Murasko Allstate Insurance 
Property Insurance, Auto Insurance Experts 
36b Main Street
Bloomingdale, NJ

Donna Schwarz - Treasure Hunt Consignment Shop
Clothing, Housewares, Gifts & Furniture.
25 Main Street
Bloomingdale, NJ

Minutes of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce
At Lina’s Restaurant
May 8, 2013
In Attendance

Jerry Vinci                                 President                      Acu-Data Business Products Inc
Jim Murasko                             Vice President               Allstate Insurance
Karen H. Austin                         Secretary                      Valley National Bank
Denise Brewster                       Treasurer                       Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Lucille Brule                              Trustee                         Coldwell Banker
Lina Pagliarulo                          Trustee                         Lina’s Restaurant
Bill Stanton                               Trustee                         Columbia Bank
Teresa Wilson                           Trustee                         Practice Synergy
Debbie Arena                                                                State Farm
David R Austin                                                              Guest
Diana Boyd                                                                   GST Unlimited Inc
James Certosino                                                           AAMCO Transmissions
Helyne Czajkowski                                                         The Health Center at Bloomingdale
Chris DeLeon                                                                Pipes & Drains LLC
Ken Ginefra                                                                   GCS Consultants
Tracy Kaushal                                                               Candy Shack, LLC
Bill Kivlon                                                                     Realty Executives
Donna Schwarz                                                             Treasure Hunt
Joyce Soltesz                                                               Stickle - Soltesz Funeral Home
Todd Soltesz                                                                Stickle - Soltesz Funeral Home
Beverly Sullivant                                                            Reformed Church Kinnelon
Vivian Vinci                                                                   Acu-Data Business Products Inc
David Warfield                                                              Retired Member

GENERAL MEETING
The general meeting of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce was called to order by Jerry Vinci at 12:30 PM with a salute to the flag.  Four officers and four trustees were present.  

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
An application was received from Bill Kivlon of Realty Executives in Pompton Plains.   A motion to approve was made by Dave Warfield and seconded by Heleyne Czajkowski. 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE May 8, 2013 MEETING
A motion to approve the minutes was made by Teresa Wilson and seconded by Diana Boyd. 

TREASURER’S REPORT

Treasurer’s report was read by Denise Brewster.
Checking account balance $6,662.85.
A motion was made by Vivian Vinci to accept the Treasurer’s report and seconded by
Dave Warfield. 

BILLS TO BE PAID

1.  Website Domain Name – 1 Year Fee                                     $    28.50
2.  Legalized Games of Chance – Biennial Permit                    $   100.00
A motion to pay the bills was made by Bill Stanton and seconded by Beverly Sullivant.

COMMUNICATIONS
 
Attendees were informed of possible upcoming local events (circus and car show).  No plans for Chamber involvement were made at this time.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Chamber President, Jerry Vinci, extended thanks to outgoing Trustee, Bill Stanton, who is relocating to Columbia Bank’s Oakland branch. Bill has devoted years of service to the Chamber as a member of the Executive Board and Scholarship Committee Membership Chair.

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Jerry Vinci reminded attendees to take advantage of the member to member discounts available on our website www.triborochamber.org
  1.  He also reminded everyone to bring promotional materials for networking to meetings to display on the table containing the name badges.

NEW BUSINESS
     The location of the June Scholarship Awards Meeting has been confirmed.  It will be the Outback, Route 23, Butler on Wednesday, June 12th.  Cost will be $20 per person.

Jerry Vinci provided a recap of the Business Card Exchange event held on Wednesday, April 17th at Applebee’s in Butler.  There were 50 attendees. Those present included members of the Pompton Lakes and West Milford Chambers.

 July 2013
 
 August 2013
 
 September 2013

Welcome New Members:

William Lawrence Agency - Jodi Monro
Boonton, NJ - view website

GSM Architectural Services - Scott Monro
Kinnelon, NJ

Watts-Up Electrical Contractor - Rich Fisk
Butler, NJ - view website

Welcome back Chamber Members to our Fall Session

Our kids go back to school and we get back to business!

This month we bring you a special speaker with vast marketing expertise.

At our monthly meeting this month, we welcome Anna Scalora, the Director of Marketing at Chilton Hospital.

Anna is a valuable resource and we encourage all business owners and chamber members to attend and take part in this valuable experience.

Congratulations to our Scholarship Awardees for 2013

In June, we awarded four scholarship recipients with a $1000 scholarship courtesy of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce.

Tri-Boro Chamber President Gerald Vinci and Committee Chairman Bill Stanton awarded the recipients. Congratulations to:

  • Bloomingdale Resident, Kylie Rooney - attending Florida State to study Accounting.
  • Butler Resident, Amy Endres - attending Fordham University to study Biology.
  • Kinnelon Resident, Michael Doremus - attending Rochester Institute of Technology to study Civil Engineering.
  • Riverdale Resident, Christina Ilacqua - attending Ramapo College to study Psychology.

Minutes of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce
At Lina’s Restaurant
June 12, 2013
In Attendance

Jerry Vinci                                 President                      Acu-Data Business Products Inc
Jim Murasko                             Vice President               Allstate Insurance
Karen H. Austin                         Secretary                      Valley National Bank
Denise Brewster                        Treasurer                        Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Lucille Brule                              Trustee                         Coldwell Banker
Lina Pagliarulo                          Trustee                         Lina’s Restaurant
Bill Stanton                               Trustee                         Columbia Bank
Teresa Wilson                           Trustee                         Practice Synergy
Debbie Arena                                                                State Farm
Lisa Bendel                                                                   Lia Sophia Jewelry
Helyne Czajkowski                                                         The Health Center at Bloomingdale
Michael Doremus                                                          Kinnelon Scholarship Recipient
Terry Doremus                                                              Guest
Amy Endres                                                                  Butler Scholarship Recipient
Marie Endres                                                                 Guest
Charlie Faure                                                                 SCORE
Nick Fiore                                                                     ADP      
Ken Ginefra, Sr.                                                            GCS Consultants
Kenny Ginefra, Jr.                                                         GCS Consultants
Bruce Jed                                                                     Longfellow’s Coffee
Jordan Jed                                                                   Longfellow’s Coffee
Danielle Konopinski                                                       MoSissa Photography  
Christina Ilacqua                                                            Riverdale Scholarship Recipient
Jackie Ilacqua                                                               Guest
Nick Ilacqua                                                                  Guest  
Scott Monro                                                                  GSM Architects
Carianne Reeber                                                            Lakeland Bank
Kylie Rooney                                                                Bloomingdale Scholarship Recipient
Mark Rooney                                                                Guest
Mary Rooney                                                                Guest
Donna Schwarz                                                             Treasure Hunt
Todd Soltesz                                                                Stickle - Soltesz Funeral Home
Mary Stevens                                                                MRS Bookkeeping                                                       
Beverly Sullivant                                                            Reformed Church Kinnelon
Vivian Vinci                                                                   Acu-Data Business Products Inc
David Warfield                                                              Retired Member
Yolanda Wills                                                                Health Center at Bloomingdale

GENERAL MEETING
The general meeting of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce was called to order by Jerry Vinci at 12:35 PM with a salute to the flag.  Four officers and four trustees were present. 

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
Three applications for membership were received. One was from Dan Akkaway, DDS of Akkaway Orthodontics in Kinnelon, another was from Scott Monro of GSM Architects in Kinnelon and the third was from Jodi Monro of The William Lawrence Agency in Boonton.   A motion to approve was made by Lucille Brule and seconded by Beverly Sullivant.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE May 8, 2013 MEETING
A motion to approve the minutes was made by Lucille Brule and seconded by Vivian Vinci.

TREASURER’S REPORT

Treasurer’s report was read by Denise Brewster.
Checking account balance $6,760.33

A motion was made by Dave Warfield to accept the Treasurer’s report which was seconded by Bill Stanton.

BILLS TO BE PAID

1.  Four Scholarships at $1000 each                                           $  4,000.00 
2.  State and local permits for raffles                                            $       40.00

A motion to pay the bills was made by Helyne Czajkowski and seconded by Lisa Bendel.

COMMUNICATIONS
 
Jerry Vinci shared an article from the 4/18/13 issue of the AIM newspaper, West Milford edition. Article covered activity of the West Milford Chamber of Commerce. Column referenced networking opportunities and mentioned Tri-Boro Area Chamber.

Jerry reminded attendees of West Milford Chamber’s presence at our business card exchange on 4/17/13. He said he would like to see the partnership with West Milford continue to grow.  Toward that end, he will continue to invite their members to attend our events.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Jerry Vinci reminded attendees to take advantage of the member to member discounts available on our website www.triborochamber.org.  Cited Lina’s Restaurant discount as an example.
  1.  He also reminded everyone to bring promotional materials for networking to meetings to display on the table containing the name badges.
  2. He reminded group of advertising opportunities available through the Tri-Boro Chamber section of the Suburban Trends newspaper.

     
NEW BUSINESS

Jerry Vinci introduced the 2013 Tri-Boro Area Chamber Scholarship Winners.

  1. Bloomingdale Resident, Kylie Rooney, will be attending Florida State to study Accounting.
  2. Butler Resident, Amy Endres, will be attending Fordham University to study Biology.
  3. Kinnelon Resident, Michael Doremus will be attending Rochester Institute of Technology to study Civil Engineering.
  4. Riverdale Resident, Christina Ilacqua, will be attending Ramapo College to study Psychology.

Congratulations were issued to winners and their families.

                                                                                                                        
CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Nick Fiore, from ADP, was the Spotlight Speaker for the June 12, 2013 General Membership Meeting.

He spoke of the benefits and security of using ADP for payroll processing.  ADP supports business owners by addressing cash flow, people management and risk mitigation.  Cash flow is eased through ADP’s Worker’s Comp Pay By Pay Program.  People management features include providing employee handbooks and background checks. Risk is managed through Department of Labor and IRS compliance. Nick can be reached at (201) 919-4950.

Ken Ginefra, owner of GCS Consultants, was selected to be the Spotlight Speaker for the September 11, 2013 General Membership Meeting. 

50/50
50/50 pot totaled $126.00, of which $63.00 was designated for the winner.  Jerry Vinci won the drawing.

ADJOURNMENT
AT 1:10 PM, Teresa Wilson made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  It was seconded by Todd Soltesz.

GUEST SPEAKERS

Due to the Scholarship Award component of the meeting, no Guest Speaker was scheduled.

 October 2013

Welcome New Members:

Paychex, Inc. - Scott Lemly
Fairlawn, NJ - view website

Innovation Fitness Solutions
- Christine Leonescu
Butler, NJ - view website

Join Us October 9th for Our Monthly meeting

This month we bring you a special speaker with Online Marketing Experience

Al Bottner with Wesley Marketing in West Milford, NJ willl be covering the topic "Your Online Reputation - What You Don't Know Can Hurt You." Many businesses do not utiliize internet advertising and may not even be aware how their business stacks up against their competitors. Learn more about this critical topic and put your online reputation to work for your business! Hope to see everyone there!

Thank you For Attending the September Meeting

The Tri-Boro Area Chamber had a great turnout for our first meeting back in session after our summer break!

It was great getting back into the groove and we kicked off the Fall Session with a wonderful guest speaker, Anna Scalora - Director of Marketing & Public Relations at Chilton Hospital. Anna discussed all the new technology acquired by Chilton Hospital and the new renovations that have been completed. She also discussed Chilton's recent allegiance with the Atlantic Health System which gives the hospital access to expanded outpatient and preventative services.

Thank you to all who attended.

Minutes of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce
At Lina’s Restaurant
September 11, 2013
In Attendance

Jerry Vinci                                 President                      Acu-Data Business Products Inc
Jim Murasko                             Vice President               All State Insurance        
Denise Brewster                        Treasurer                       Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Lucille Brule                              Trustee                         Coldwell Banker
Lina Pagliarulo                          Trustee                         Lina’s Restaurant
Bill Stanton                               Trustee                         Columbia Bank
Debbie Arena                                                                State Farm
Donna Schwarz                                                             Treasure Hunt
Linda Sokerka                                                               Coldwell Banker
Todd N. Soltesz                                                                        Stickle-Soltesz Funeral Home
Mary Stevens                                                                MRS Bookkeeping
Beverly Sullivant                                                            Reformed Church Kinnelon
Vivian Vinci                                                                   Acu-Data Business Products Inc
David Warfield                                                              Retired Member
Margie Sweet                                                                Bloomingdale Public Library
Denise Carrozza                                                            Bloomingdale Public Library
Theresa Wilson                          Trustee                         Practice Synergy
Lauren Libert                                                                 N2 Publishing
Scott Lemly                                                                  Paychex Payroll
Helyene Czajkowski                                                       Bloomingdale health Center
Jolanta                                                                         Bloomingdale Health Center
Rich Fisk                                                                      Watts-Up Electrical
Bruce Jed                                                                     Longfellows Coffee
Jordan Jed                                                                   Longfellows Coffee
Jessica Ballew                                                              Columbia Bank
Maryanne Mandala                                                        NJPCC Physical Therapy
Bob Cianci                                                                    North Jersey media
Diana Boyd                                                                   GST Unlimited Inc.
Kenneth Ginefra                                                            GCS Consultants
Ed Morba                                                                     Family Home Funding
Robin Caiazzo                                                               Robin Caiazzo Law Offices
Robert Devito                                                               Innovation Fitness
Nick Fiore                                                                     ADP
Christine Leonescu                                                        Innovation Fitness
Anna Scalora                                                                Chilton Hospital
Jamie Certosino                                                            Aamco

GENERAL MEETING
The general meeting of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce was called to order by Jerry Vinci at 12:25 PM with a salute to the flag and a prayer for 9/11 by Rev. Beverly Sullivant . Three officers and four trustees were present. Karen Austin was absent.
Jerry Vinci commented on 9/11 2001 and how many people had connections to those who were lost.
He announced the Candlelight Vigil in Kinnelon and the joint Bloomingdale- Butler Candlelight Walk.

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
Applications were received from Rich Fisk of Watts-Up Electrical, Robert Devito, Innovation Fitness and Scott Lemly, Paychex Payroll. A motion was made by Lucille Brule to accept the applications and seconded by Bill Stanton.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE JUNE 12, 2013 MEETING
A motion to approve the minutes was made by Beverly Sullivant  and seconded by Theresa Wilson.

TREASURER’S REPORT

Treasurer’s report was read by Denise Brewster.
Checking account balance $3,257.33
A motion was made by Bill Stanton to accept the Treasurer’s report and seconded by
Helyne Czajkowski

BILLS TO BE PAID

1.  Raffle Ticket Printing                                                                 $60.00
2.  Insurance                                                                                     $385.00
A motion to pay the bills was made by Lucille Brule and seconded by Jamie Certosino

COMMUNICATIONS

1. Chamber received an invitation to the West Milford Chamber of Commerce Multi-Cbamber Mixer on         November 13. More information to follow.
2.  Thank you notes were received from two of our scholarship recipients Amy Endres and
Kylie Rooney.
3. GST Unlimited is participating in the Butler Townwide Garage Sale on Saturday 9-14-13

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Jerry Vinci reminded attendees to take advantage of the member to member discounts available on our website www.triborochamber.org
  1.  He also reminded everyone to bring promotional materials for networking to meetings to display on the table containing the name badges.

NEW BUSINESS

  1. 200 Club 50/50 Raffle- Chairman Jim Murasko asked members to take a book of raffles for the drawing in December. This is our main fundraiser and it enables us to give four scholarships each year to local graduating high school students.
  2. Nominating Committee – The committee will consist of two members; Diana Boyd (chairperson) and Ken Ginefra. They will contact members who might be interested in the following positions: president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and two trustees (two year terms). Anyone interested in serving please contact Diana or Ken. Elections will be held at the November meeting.

CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Ken Ginefra of GCS Consulting. He discussed the importance of monitoring your back- up your system.
GCS can assist in all aspects of IT Services: Installation, Support, Disaster Recovery.

Ed Morba of Family Home Funding was selected to be in the Chamber Member Spotlight for the October 9, 2013 General Membership Meeting.

50/50
Rich Fisk of Watts-Up Electrical won the 50/50.

ADJOURNMENT
Theresa Wilson made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  It was seconded by Bill Stanton.

GUEST SPEAKER
Anna M. Scalora the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Chilton Hospital.
Anna discussed all the new technology acquired by Chilton and the new renovations that have been done. Chilton has joined the Atlantic Health System which gives the hospital access to expanded outpatient and preventive services.

 November 2013

Join Us November 13th for Our Monthly meeting

This month Bloomingdale Police Chief Joseph Borell will be our guest speaker.

During the meeting we will be honoring long time chamber member and Navy veteran Dave Warfield.

Also, a reminder to those who took Raffle tickets, the money needs to be turned in prior to December 11th as the drawing will be at our December 11th meeting.

We are looking forward to another productive meeting! See you there.

The West Milford Chamber of Commerce invites you to a Multi Chamber Event & Mixer

Join us Wenesday Evening at 7pm at the New Continental Restaurant in Greenwood Lake, NY.

Buffet Includes appetizers, dinner, and dessert. $27 per Person and a Cash Bar is available.

Guest speaker will be Peter Labate of Prudential.

Please see attached flyer for more information and RSVP info.

Note: Please do not confuse this with our regular meeting which will also be on November 13th at noon at Lina's Restaurant.

Al Bottner of Wesley Marketing in West Milford, NJ
Thank you For Attending the October Meeting

The Tri-Boro Area Chamber had a great meeting this past month and a wonderful guest speaker!

Al Bottner of Wesley Marketing in West Milford, NJ discussed the importance of your online reputation and that what you don't know can hurt you.

He suggested monitoring online reviews of your company. If there are negative reviews look at your business practices to see if you need to make improvements. Ask existing customers to fill out a feedback form. Encourage satisfied customers to post positive reviews.

Thank you to all who attended.

A letter from one of our 2011 scholarship receipients:

Dear Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce Members,

I received your scholarship upon graduation from Butler High School in 2011. I know that many students do not keep you updated on their progress throughout college; however, I did not want to be one of those individuals.

I am currently in my third year at Stonehill College still majoring in Political Science, and recently adding Economics to that! I was hesitant to double major but overall I am quite satisfied with my decision. While I am still at Stonehill, I am studying abroad for the semester at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy. So far, the experience has been absolutely incredible. From the pasta to the cappuccinos to the welcoming environment, it will be extremely difficult to come home. I will be traveling to Morocco, Prague, and Budapest while I am here in Rome. My first trip is at the end of October, so it is coming up quite quickly.

This past summer I worked for Assemblyman Scott T. Rumana in Wayne, New Jersey, as a Legislative Aide and as an intern in the finance department on the reelection campaign for Chris Christie. I am trying to figure out what I want to do, so the different experiences are guiding my into the direction I believe that I want to go into.

I hope all is well with the Chamber of Commerce. I cannot thank you all enough for the scholarship you gave me. I am honored to be one of the recipients, and I will make sure to keep you notified how my life continues throughout my college years.

Thank you again,
Hayley Conklin

Best of luck to you in all that you do Hayley. We are so proud of your accomplishments!

Minutes of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce
At Lina’s Restaurant
October 9, 2013
In Attendance

Jerry Vinci                                 President                      Acu-Data Business Products Inc
Jim Murasko                             Vice President               All State Insurance        
Denise Brewster                        Treasurer                       Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Lucille Brule                              Trustee                         Coldwell Banker
Lina Pagliarulo                          Trustee                         Lina’s Restaurant
Debbie Arena                                                                State Farm
Donna Schwarz                                                             Treasure Hunt
Al Bottner                                                                     Wesley Marketing
Joe La Fergola                                                              Fish Window Cleaning
Jane McCarthy                                                              Borough of Bloomingdale
Beverly Sullivant                                                            Reformed Church Kinnelon
Vivian Vinci                                                                   Acu-Data Business Products Inc
Scott Lemly                                                                  Paychex Payroll
Rich Fisk                                                                      Watts-Up Electrical
Jordan Jed                                                                   Longfellows Coffee
Bob Cianci                                                                    North Jersey media
Diana Boyd                                                                   GST Unlimited Inc.
Robert Devito                                                               Innovation Fitness
Christine Leonescu                                                        Innovation Fitness
Jamie Certosino                                                            Aamco
Matt Fagan                                                                   Suburban Trends
Cynthia Templeton                                                         Push To Walk
Ed Morba                                                                     Family Home Fumding
Elisa DiChristina                                                            Glowhouse Kids

GENERAL MEETING
The general meeting of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce was called to order by Jerry Vinci at 12:25 PM with a salute to the flag. Three officers and two trustees were present.

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
 
There were no new applications for membership.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 MEETING
A motion to approve the minutes was made by Jim Murasko and seconded by Diana Boyd.

TREASURER’S REPORT

Treasurer’s report was read by Denise Brewster.
Checking account balance $2,917.33
A motion was made by Vivian Vinci to accept the Treasurer’s report and seconded by Ed Morba.

BILLS TO BE PAID
There were no outstanding bills to be paid.

COMMUNICATIONS

1. Chamber received an invitation to the West Milford Chamber of Commerce Multi-Chamber Mixer on November 13. More information to follow.
2.  Tri-County Chamber of Commerce extended an invitation to a networking event at Raymour and Flanigan on route 46 in Fairfield on October 17.
3. The Kinnelon Townwide Garage sale to be held on Saturday, October 12.
4. The Reformed church in Kinnelon to hold a Food and Craft Bazaar on Saturday, October 12.
5. Matt Fagan and Cynthia Templeton invited everyone to attend the Jack O’ Lantern Jamboree at Kinnelon High School on Sunday October 27. The Jamboree will benefit Push to Walk.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
1.RAFFLE COMMITTEE- Chairman Jim Murasko asked members to continue to help sell raffle tickets for the scholarship fund.

2. NOMINATING COMMITTEE – Chairwoman Diana Boyd sent an e-mail to all members inquiring if  anyone might be interested in becoming an officer or a trustee.

OLD BUSINESS
A. Jerry Vinci reminded attendees to take advantage of the member to member discounts available on our website www.triborochamber.org
B. He also reminded everyone to bring promotional materials for networking to meetings to display on  the table containing the name badges.
C. Jerry Vinci mentioned Chamber monthly advertising page in the Suburban Trends.

NEW BUSINESS
A.Nomination of Officers and Trustees for 2014 – Nominations will be tabled until the
November 12 meeting.
B. Honoring Dave Warfield. – Jerry Vinci mentioned that the Chamber would like to honor longtime member Dave Warfield at the November meeting. 

50/50
Jim Murasko won the 50/50

CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Ed Morba of Family Home Funding talked about residential and commercial loans as well as reverse mortgages. Family Home Funding has been in the business of lending money for 23 years.

NEXT MONTH’S CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT – Jordan Jed, Longfellows Coffee

ADJOURNMENT
Lucille Brule  made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  It was seconded by Ed Morba

GUEST SPEAKER
All Bottner of Wesley Marketing discussed your online reputation and what you don’t know can hurt you. He suggested monitoring reviews of your company. If there are negative reviews look at your business practices to see if you need to make improvements. Ask existing customers to fill out a feedback form. Encourage satisfied customers to post positive reviews.

 December 2013

Reminder: Annual Holiday Luncheon December 11

Come celebrate the holiday season with the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce! Bring your Co-Workers, Family, or a Friend or two!

We invite you to join us Wednesday, December 11 12pm at Lina's Restaurant for our annual holiday luncheon.

The cost is $15.00 per person and please RSVP no later than Friday December 6th! See our Flyer for RSVP details and additional details about the event.

Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce Honors Longtime Member & WWII Veteran Dave Warfield

Chamber President Jerry Vinci presenting a plaque of appreciation to David Warfield on behalf of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce. Warfield was honored as longtime member, past president, and past trustee at the Nov. 13 meeting at Lina's Restaurant in Bloomingdale. Warfield is a World War II U.S. Navy veteran. He joined the chamber in 1973 as owner of Warfield's Bike and Lock on Main Street in Bloomingdale. He sponsored the chamber Bike-A-Thon for St. Jude's Children’s Hospital and donated a bike to the winner. He also headed several committees including a committee to raise money for bullet-proof vests for the Bloomingdale police, raffle committee for scholarships, carnival committee, and yearly golf outing.

See more at: http://www.northjersey.com/news/233262731_Tri-Boro_Area_Chamber_of_Commerce_honors_longtime_member.html

Thank you to our November Guest Speaker: Bloomingdale Police Chief Joseph Borell

Chief Borell talked about all the services in additional to law enforcement performed by the police department. Each night the police check the doors of every business in Bloomingdale to make sure they are locked. Police assist with installation of children's car seats. Chief Borell asked chamber members to contact him if they have any issues concerning the business community.

Thank you to all who attended and we especially want to thank all our Military Veterans for their sacrifice to our Great Nation! We all appreciate everything you do, stand for, and have sacrificed for our freedom.

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