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 January 2014

Monthly Meeting January 8

Welcome to 2014! We have lots lined up for all of you in the new year. Join us today!

We kick off our first session of 2014 Wednesday, January 8th at 11:45 pm at Lina's Restaurant. We will have a panel of guest speakers from the Northern New Jersey INOA (Information Network on Aging). You can learn more about their organization here: http://www.njinoa.webs.com/

Every month we host a Meet & Greet prior to the start of the meeting which runs about 30 minutes. So the meeting will officially start at 12:15 pm.

We also encourage all of you to bring along your promotional items. We hope everyone utilizes our chamber to help create new opporunties for their own business!

November Election Results

Congratulations to all our officers and trustees who have been elected for 2014.

Officers:

President - Gerald Vinci - Term expires 12/31/14
Vice President - Jamie Certosimo - Term Expires 12/31/14
Secretary - Karen Austin - Term expires - 12/31/14
Treasurer - Denise Brewster - Term Expires - 12/31/14

Trustees:

James Murasko - Term expires - 12/31/15
Theresa Wilson - Term expires - 12/31/15
Lucille Brule' - Term expires 12/31/14
Lina Pagliarullo - Term expires 12/31/14

Congratulations to our Christmas Party Raffle Drawing Winners!

We held our annual raffle drawing at the December 11th Christmas party and the results were as follows:

  • 4th place winners Dee Jongsma & Dan Schiller from Coldwell Banker - $ 125.00 (shared)
  • 3rd place winner - Jamie Certosimo - AAMCO - $ 125.00
  • 2nd place winner - Jessica Ballew - Columbia Bank - $ 250.00
  • 1st place winner - Dave Warfield - Retired (Honorary Member) - 500.00.

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

Jerry Vinci                                 President                      Acu-Data Business Products Inc
Karen Austin                             Secretary                      Valley National Bank
Denise Brewster                        Treasurer                       Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Lucille Brule                              Trustee                         Coldwell Banker
Lina Pagliarulo                          Trustee                         Lina’s Restaurant
Teresa Wilson                           Trustee                         Practice Synergy LLC
Lisa Bendel                                                                   Lia Sophia Jewelry
Joseph Borell                                                                Chief of Police, Bloomingdale
George Brewster                                                           Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Diana Boyd                                                                   GST Unlimited Inc.
Jamie Certosino                                                            Aamco
Helyne Czajkowski                                                         The Health Center at Bloomingdale
Elisa DiChristina                                                            Glowhouse Kids LLC
Bruce Jed                                                                     Longfellow’s Coffee
Jordan Jed                                                                   Longfellow’s Coffee
Christine Leonescu                                                        Innovation Fitness
Colleen McGilp                                                              Guest
Chris Mills                                                                    Guest
Diane Mills                                                                    Guest
Jodi Monro                                                                   William Lawrence Agency
Thomas Olson                                                               The Health Center at Bloomingdale
Jolanda Provost                                                                        The Health Center at Bloomingdale
Lindsay Sass                                                                The Healing Center
Donna Schwarz                                                             Treasure Hunt
Todd N. Soltesz                                                                        Stickle-Soltesz Funeral Home
Greisy Suazo                                                                The Health Center at Bloomingdale
Ruth Suazo                                                                   The Health Center at Bloomingdale
Beverly Sullivant                                                            Reformed Church Kinnelon
Vivian Vinci                                                                   Acu-Data Business Products Inc
Brad Warfield                                                                Guest
Cathy Warfield                                                              Guest
Dave Warfield                                                               Retired
Kathleen Warfield                                                          Retired

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 three trustees were present.

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
 
There were no new applications for membership.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE October 9, 2013 MEETING
A motion to approve the minutes was made by Beverly Sullivant and seconded by Lina Pagliarulo.

TREASURER’S REPORT

Treasurer’s report was read by Denise Brewster.
Checking account balance $3,353.83
A motion was made by Vivian Vinci to accept the Treasurer’s report and seconded by
Dave Warfield.

BILLS TO BE PAID
Bill in the, amount of $750, for 2013 annual maintenance fee for Chamber website was brought before the Membership for a vote.  Motion to pay the bill was made by Lina Pagliarulo and seconded by Teresa Wilson.

COMMUNICATIONS

1. West Milford Chamber of Commerce, Multi-Chamber Mixer is scheduled for November 13 at the New Continental in Greenwood Lake, NY.
2.  GST Unlimited Cash for Gold fundraiser, to benefit Deborah Hospital Foundation,  is scheduled for November 23, 2013 from 12:00-4:00PM
3.  Hailey Conklin, 2012 Chamber scholarship recipient sent a letter to the Chamber providing an update.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

1. RAFFLE COMMITTEE- President, Jerry Vinci, reminded attendees of upcoming raffle  to benefit the Chamber scholarship fund. Drawing is to be held at our 12/11/13 Holiday Party.

2. NOMINATING COMMITTEE – Chairperson, Diana Boyd, offered slate for 2014 Election.  Motion to close nominations was made by Lina Pagliarulo, seconded by Lucille Brule.  Executive Board Members each ran unopposed. Board members, for 2014, will be as follows:  President, Jerry Vinci; Vice President, Jamie Certosino; Secretary, Karen Austin; Treasurer, Denise Brewster.  Trustees, Lina Pagliarulo and Lucille Brule will remain in their current positions for another year. Teresa Wilson and Jim Murasko were, both, elected to new two year terms. Motion to accept vote was made by Vivian Vinci, seconded by Lina Pagliarulo.

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

  1. Attendees were informed of Butler Day coming up on 5/25/14. Information will be shared with membership via email.
  2. Elisa DiChristina, of Glow House Kids, LLC, mentioned her business is supporting Chilton Hospital with their annual Christmas toy drive.  Please, see the Glow House website for further information.

50/50
Chief Joseph Borell won the 50/50 which he donated back to the Tri-Boro Chamber Scholarship Fund.

CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Jordan Jed, of Longfellow’s Coffee, spoke about his business.  He informed the group of the various breakfast, lunch and snack options available at Longfellow’s, Kinnelon.  In addition, he distributed their catalog which features seasonal gifts available through Longfellow’s.

NEXT MONTH’S CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT – Jordan selected the business card of Robert DeVito, of Innovation Fitness, who will speak at the January 8, 2014 meeting.

ADJOURNMENT
Teresa Wilson made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  It was seconded by Lisa Bendel.

GUEST SPEAKER

Bloomingdale Police Chief, Joseph Borell, was the featured speaker.  He made attendees aware of various programs and procedures implemented to improve quality of life for Bloomingdale residents and business owners. Some items of note are the use of “Reverse 911”, availability of overnight parking permits, presence of Bike Patrol Officers, success of the “Street of the Week” program and the institution of, twice nightly, checks on each business by Bloomingdale Police Officers.

He urged all attendees to make sure we have up-to-date emergency contact lists submitted to our local Police Departments.

 February 2014

Monthly Meeting February 12

We hope everyone's year is off to a great start!

With tax here or just around the corner for most of us, we bring a very special guest speaker this month. Dominick Belfiore of the Small Business Administration - NJ District Office Serving Morris County will provide an informative presentation for all of us to enjoy. Join us for a useful meeting during your lunch hour!

Every month we host a Meet & Greet prior to the start of the meeting which runs about 30 minutes. So the meeting will officially start at 12:15 pm.

We also encourage all of you to bring along your promotional items. We hope everyone utilizes our chamber to help create new opporunties for their own business!

Multi Chamber Business Card Exchange February 19

All businesses both in the Tri-Boro Chamber and unaffiliated are invited to attend a multi-chamber business card exchange at Outback Steak House in Butler, NJ from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM.

The cost of this event is $15.00 per person (Advanced Registration) and $20.00 per person (at the door). Your entry fee includes Appetizers and Soft drinks and there will be a cash bar available.

Come out and promote your business and network with other local business owners. Space is definitely limited and we tend to fill up quickly.

Please click to see the attached form for more information or to sign up. If you like, please call (973) 838-5678 for more information.

A Letter from Scholarship Recipient Amy Endres

Dear Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce,

My name is Amy Endres, and your organization was kind enough to award me a scholarship last year towards my education. I apologize for my delay in writing in thanks and reflection, but I think this is as good a time as any to truly express my gratitude. 

Fordham is a place that I simply would not be able to attend if not for scholarships, but I cannot imagine myself elsewhere. I am nearly a declared biology major, within the pre-health track. I was also fortunate to be accepted to their Honors Program, which is comprised 36 students of the over 1,500-person freshman class. It's a wonderful community with some of the best faculty teaching my liberal arts classes. I ended my first semester with a 3.78 GPA, of which I am very proud.

Again, thank you for the kindness you shared with me at the end of my senior year. If ever I can help with something, please don't hesitate to let me know! I hope you are all well, and I wish you the very best for the next year!

Sincerely,
Amy Endres

Steve Tyburski - Information Network on Aging (INOA)Thank you to our January Guest Speaker Steve Tyburski

A huge thank you to Steve Tyburski, President of Information Network on Aging (I.N.O.A).

Steve heads up a group of local experts who provide education for adults about their senior loved ones, helping to give them the tools related to important health and care related topics and more specifically the aging process.

We appreciate your contribution to our January meeting and the valuable information you provided to us.

Minutes of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce
At Lina’s Restaurant
January 8, 2014

In Attendance

Jerry Vinci                                 President                      Acu-Data Business Products Inc
James Certosimo                      Vice President               Aamco
Karen Austin                             Secretary                      Valley National Bank
Denise Brewster                        Treasurer                       Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Lucille Brule                              Trustee                         Coldwell Banker
Jim Murasko                             Trustee                         Allstate Insurance
Lina Pagliarulo                          Trustee                         Lina’s Restaurant
Deb Arena                                                                    State Farm
David Austin                                                                 Guest
George Brewster                                                           Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Diana Boyd                                                                   GST Unlimited Inc.
Helyne Czajkowski                                                         The Health Center at Bloomingdale
Robert DeVito                                                               Innovation Fitness Solutions
Karen Frank                                                                  Back Home Safely
Bob Mark                                                                      Goodbye To Foot Pain LLC
Jim LaSala                                                                    James LaSala, Esq.
Scott Lemly                                                                  Paychex
Scott Monro                                                                  GSM Architectural Services
Bernice Oberndorf                                                         Patient Care Pompton Lakes
Penny Schweizer                                                           Compassionate Care Hospice
Donna Schwarz                                                             Treasure Hunt
Trisha Thomas                                                               Compassionate Care Hospice
Steve Tyburski                                                              Home Instead
Dave Warfield                                                               Retired

 

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 three trustees were present.

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
 
There were no new applications for membership.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE November 13, 2013 MEETING
A motion to approve the minutes was made by Lucille Brule and seconded by Helyne Czajkowski. 

TREASURER’S REPORT

Treasurer’s report was read by Denise Brewster.
Checking account balance $3,353.83
A motion was made by Jim Murasko to accept the Treasurer’s report and seconded by
Dave Warfield.

BILLS TO BE PAID
Bill in the, amount of $159.00, representing yearly hosting fee for Chamber website was brought before the Membership for a vote.  Motion to pay the bill was made by Jim Murasko and seconded by Jim LaSala.

COMMUNICATIONS

1. GST Unlimited will be having their 2nd Annual Tricky Tray on March 22nd, 2014. The Event will start at 4PM and be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Pequannock.  More information to follow.
2.  Jerry Vinci shared a letter from Congressman, Rodney Frelinghuysen, regarding a Veteran’s Fair he is hosting in Wayne on March 22, 2014. Event is from 10AM-2PM at the Wayne PAL Building.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

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. Also, asked attendees to, please, remove materials at meeting’s end.

NEW BUSINESS

Karen Austin informed attendees of a, Tri-Boro Area Chamber sponsored,  Multi Chamber Business Card Exchange scheduled for February 19th at the Outback on Rt. 23 in Butler. More information to follow.

50/50
Jim LaSala won the 50/50.

CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Robert DeVito, of Innovation Fitness, was the Spotlighted Speaker. Mr. DeVito’s business has locations in Butler and Lincoln Park. His company provides life and fitness coaching in a supportive environment.

NEXT MONTH’S CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT – Robert selected the business card of George Brewster, Bloomingdale Chiropractic, who will speak at the February 12, 2014 meeting.

ADJOURNMENT
At 12:52PM, Jim Murasko made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  It was seconded by Diana Boyd.

GUEST SPEAKER

Guest Speakers were from the Information Network on Aging, “I.N.O.A.”. The members of the I.N.O.A. group are “local experts providing education for adult children and their senior loved ones about the important topics on the Changing Face of Aging”. Speakers included Steve Tyburski, from Home Instead Senior Care; Bob Mark, from Goodbye to Foot Pain, LLC; Tricia Thomas, from Compassionate Care Hospice; Karen Frank, from Back Home Safely; Bernice Oberndorf, from Patient Care Pompton Lakes and Helyne Czajkowski, The Health Center at Bloomingdale.

 March 2014

Monthly Meeting March 12

Another Great Meeting lined up

Our guest speaker for March will be Charlie Faure from SCORE.

SCORE offers free small business mentoring to start-up businesses as well as established businesses. This is and should be an invaluable resource for any small business owner. Join us for a useful meeting during your lunch hour!

Every month we host a Meet & Greet prior to the start of the meeting which runs about 30 minutes. So the meeting will officially start at 12:15 pm.

We also encourage all of you to bring along your promotional items. We hope everyone utilizes our chamber to help create new opporunties for their own business!

Welcome to Our Newest Chamber Members!

AMS Mortgage - Todd & Jeanette Sales
Kinnelon, NJ

Excelsior Lumber Co. - Bob Kaslander
Butler, NJ - view website

Dominick Belfiore - Small Business Administration's New Jersey District Office
Thank you to our February Guest Speaker Dominick Belfiore

A huge thank you to Dominick Belfiore, representative of the Small Business Administration's (SBA) New Jersey District Office in Newark, NJ.

Dominick is a Business Opportunity Specialist, Economic Development Specialist and Veteran Business Development Officer.

He introduced The SBA as a resource which works together with businesses to help them accomplish their goals.

To learn more about the SBA and the NJ District Office visit their website: http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/2/3131

Minutes of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce
At Lina’s Restaurant
February 12, 2014
In Attendance

Jerry Vinci                                 President                      Acu-Data Business Products Inc
James Certosimo                      Vice President               Aamco
Karen Austin                             Secretary                      Valley National Bank
Denise Brewster                        Treasurer                       Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Lucille Brule                              Trustee                         Coldwell Banker
Jim Murasko                             Trustee                         Allstate Insurance
Lina Pagliarulo                          Trustee                         Lina’s Restaurant
Deb Arena                                                                    State Farm
David Austin                                                                 Guest
George Brewster                                                           Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Diana Boyd                                                                   GST Unlimited Inc.
Helyne Czajkowski                                                         The Health Center at Bloomingdale
Elisa DiChristina                                                            GlowHouse Kids
Ken Ginefra                                                                   GCS Consultants
Hina Jaggi                                                                    Qualicare Home Care
Bob Kaslander                                                              Excelsior Lumber Co.
Christine Leonescu                                                        Innovation Fitness
Scott Lemly                                                                  Paychex
Kim LoBiondo                                                               Clipper Magazine
Jane McCarthy                                                              Boro Of Bloomingdale
Jodi Monro                                                                   William Lawrence Agency
Bruce Raiken                                                                 Lee Nolan/Mass Mutual
Mike Roussa                                                                 Our Town Magazine
Donna Schwarz                                                             Treasure Hunt
Todd Soltesz                                                                Stickle-Soltesz Funeral Home
Greisy Suazo                                                                The Health Care Center at Bloomingdale
Beverly Sullivant                                                            Reformed Church in Kinnelon
Mark Thomas                                                                Terrie O’Connor Realtors
Vivian Vinci                                                                   Acu-Data Business Products Inc
Dave Warfield                                                               Retired
Osman Zor                                                                    Al’s Contractors Inc.

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. Four officers and three trustees were present.

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
 
There were two new applications for membership, AMS Mortgage Services, Todd Sales, Kinnelon; Excelsior Lumber, Bob Kaslander, Butler.  Lucille Brule made a motion to approve the applications. It was seconded by Beverly Sullivant.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE JANUARY 8, 2014 MEETING
A motion to approve the minutes was made by Jim Murasko and seconded by Dave Warfield.

TREASURER’S REPORT

Treasurer’s report was read by Denise Brewster.
Checking account balance $2,550.33
A motion was made by Vivian Vinci to accept the Treasurer’s report and seconded by
Diana Boyd.

BILLS TO BE PAID
Bill in the, amount of $92.00, representing postage costs, was brought before the membership. 
Also, a sponsorship fee, in the amount of $150.00, to benefit Tri-Boro Little League, was brought before the group.  Fee was to pay for Chamber sign at Anderson Field.  Motion to pay the bill was made by Helyne Czajkowski and seconded by Diana Boyd.

COMMUNICATIONS

A.  GST Unlimited will be having their 2nd Annual Tricky Tray on March 22nd, 2014. The Event will start at 4PM and be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Pequannock.
B.  Jerry Vinci reminded attendees about Congressman, Rodney Frelinghuysen’s Veteran’s Fair to be held in Wayne on March 22, 2014. Event is from 10AM-2PM at the Wayne PAL Building.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Karen Austin discussed upcoming Multi-Chamber Business Card Exchange to be held at The Outback Steakhouse in Butler on Wednesday, February 19, 2014, from 3-6PM.  Proceeds will benefit the Chamber Scholarship Fund. Fee is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Attendees are reminded to bring promotional materials to the event.

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. Also, asked attendees to, please, remove materials at meeting’s end.

NEW BUSINESS

A. Tentative plans for a business card exchange to be held at Chili’s was discussed.
B.  Executive Board recommended annual dues for membership year 2015 be increased from $75 to $100. A motion to approve dues increase was made by Lucille Brule and seconded by Todd Soltesz.
C.  Discussion was held regarding upgrades to the Chamber website.  A Paypal payment feature will be implemented in order to facilitate payment of membership dues and special event fees.
D.  Group was reminded of upcoming scholarship awards.

50/50
Christine Leonescu won the 50/50.

CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
George Brewster, of Bloomingdale Chiropractic, was the Spotlighted Speaker. He discussed pain management and relief.

NEXT MONTH’S CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT – George selected the business card of Jim Murasko, Allstate Insurance, who will speak at the March 12, 2014 meeting.

ADJOURNMENT
At 12:57PM, Lina Pagliarulo made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  It was seconded by Vivian Vinci.

GUEST SPEAKER

Dominick Belfiore, CFCM, from the SBA, was the Guest Speaker. Dominick works for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s New Jersey District Office in Newark.  He is a Business Opportunity Specialist, Economic Development Specialist and Veteran Business Development Officer.
He introduced The SBA as a resource which works together with businesses to help them accomplish their goals.

 April 2014

Monthly Meeting April 9

Please join us for another great monthly meeting! Our guest speaker will be return guest Melissa Companick.

Melissa is President & CEO of the Better Business Bureau of New Jersey.

Every month we host a Meet & Greet prior to the start of the meeting which runs about 30 minutes. So the meeting will officially start at 12:15 pm.

We also encourage all of you to bring along your promotional items. We hope everyone utilizes our chamber to help create new opporunties for their own business!

Welcome to Our Newest Chamber Members!

Qualicare Homecare - Hina & Rajiv Jaggi
Kinnelon, NJ - view website

B Euphoria Salon & Spa - Mark Romain
Butler, NJ

US Small Business Administration - Dominick Belfiore
Newark, NJ - view website

Thank you to our March Guest Speaker Charlie Faure

A huge thank you to Charlie Faure, from Northwest NJ SCORE.

SCORE offers small business mentoring that is free, personalized and confidential. SCORE works with both start-ups and those in established businesses.

Visit www.northwestnj.score.org or contact charlie.faure@scorevolunteer.org for more information

 

Minutes of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce

At Lina’s Restaurant | March 12, 2014 | In Attendance

Jerry Vinci                                 President                      Acu-Data Business Products Inc
Jamie Certosimo                       Vice President               AAMCO
Denise Brewster                        Treasurer                       Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Lucille Brule                              Trustee                         Coldwell Banker
Jim Murasko                             Trustee                         Allstate Insurance
Lina Pagliarulo                          Trustee                         Lina’s Restaurant
Theresa Wilson                          Trustee                         Practice Synergy LLC
Debbie Arena                                                                State Farm
Diana Boyd                                                                   GST Unlimited Inc
George Brewster                                                           Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Bob Cianci                                                                    Suburban Trends
Elisa DiChristina                                                            Glow House Kids
Charlie Faure                                                                 SCORE
Hina Jaggi                                                                    Qualicare Homecare
Martin Kelly                                                                   Otterstedt Insurance
Trina Kincey                                                                  Get Real Wellness
Joe LaFergola                                                               Fish Window Cleaning/Guest
Lindsey Sass                                                                The Healing Center
Donna Schwarz                                                             Treasure Hunt
Mary Stevens                                                                MRS Bookkeeping Service
Beverly Sullivant                                                            Reformed Church Kinnelon
Cynthia Templeton                                                         Push to Walk
Vivian Vinci                                                                   Acu-Data Business Products Inc

GENERAL MEETING
The general meeting of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce was called to order by Jerry Vinci at 12:19PM with a salute to the flag.  Four officers and four trustees were present. 

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
The Executive Board’s recommendation to receive Dominick Belfiore/SBA as an Honorary Member was brought before the general membership.  Beverly Sullivant made a motion to approve.  Jim Murasko seconded.   Other applications received were from Hina Jaggi, of Qualicare Home Care, in Kinnelon and Mark Romain of b Euphoria Salon & Spa, in Butler. A motion to approve was made by Vivian Vinci and seconded by Bob Cianci.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE FEBRUARY 12, 2014 MEETING
A motion to approve the minutes was made by Lucille Brule and seconded by Jamie Certosimo.

TREASURER’S REPORT
Checking Account - $5,582.83 A motion was made by Jim Murasko to accept the Treasurer’s report and seconded by Teresa Wilson.

BILLS TO BE PAID

  1. Printing of flyers for Business Card Exchange    =$  60
  2. Butler/Tri-Boro Rotary Golf Outing Sponsorship = $100
  3. Officer Phil – Ad – Creative Safety Products       =$199

Items 1 and 2 were voted on together.  Bob Cianci made a motion to accept.  Teresa Wilson seconded.
Item 3 was voted on separately.  A motion was made by Jim Murasko not to pay this solicitation. It was seconded by Donna Schwarz.

COMMUNICATIONS
 GST 2nd Annual Tricky Tray is scheduled for March 22nd at the Knights of Columbus in Pequannock.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Jerry Vinci discussed our Multi-Chamber Business Card Exchange which was held on February 19th at The Outback Steakhouse in Butler. The event raised $460 for the Chamber’s 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 to meetings.

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Another Chamber mixer is in the works. This one is planned for May 21st, at Chili’s, in Riverdale.
  2. A Chamber PayPal account has been activated and is ready to receive dues payments on our website.
  3. Scholarship information is being posted on our website.
  4. 2014 Scholarship committee consists of Lucile Brule, Ed Morba and Karen Austin.

CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Jim Murasko, of Allstate Insurance, shared some valuable information for homeowners.  He stressed the importance of property upkeep and general maintenance. 

50/50 RAFFLE
The raffle was won by Denise Brewster.

ADJOURNMENT
At 1:02PM, Lucille Brule made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  It was seconded by Diana Boyd.

GUEST SPEAKERS
Charlie Faure, of Northwest NJ SCORE, was the guest speaker.  SCORE offers small business mentoring that is free, personalized and confidential.  SCORE works with both start-ups and those in business.  Please visit www.northwestnj.score.org or contact charlie.faure@scorevolunteer.org for more information.

 May 2014

Monthly Meeting | May 14

Please join us for another great monthly meeting! Our guest speaker will be Acting Butler Chief Ciro Chimento.

Acting Butler Chief of Police - Ciro

Every month we host a Meet & Greet prior to the start of the meeting which runs about 30 minutes. So the meeting will officially start at 12:15 pm.

We also encourage all of you to bring along your promotional items. We hope everyone utilizes our chamber to help create new opporunties for their own business!

Welcome New Chamber Members:

From the Ground Up Property Maintenance - Howie Bedell
Butler, NJ

"Meet The Experts" Business Card Exchange
May 21, 2014 | 3:00 PM to 6:00 pm

Meet Experts from:

  • Northwest NJ S.C.O.R.E.
  • Small Business Development Centers of Northwest NJ
  • US Small Business Administration

Chili's
58 Rt 23 North
Riverdale, NJ 07457

Includes Appetizers & Soft Drinks. Cash Bar Available.

Advanced Registration: $20.00 per person
click here to register and pay online

$25.00 per person at the door

Write of Spring: One Day Mini-Retreat for Women

Thanks to the sponsorship of Griswold Home Care and The Chelsea at Bald Eagle (an assisted living facility),we are able to offer Write of Spring: Midlife, Meaning, and Memoir, an outrageously inexpensive one-day mini-retreat for women. It's a chance to let go for a day, meet kindred spirits, and take a new look at where you've been in your life, where you're going, and what it all means.

When:  Saturday, May 17, 2014, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

Where:  The Chelsea, 197 Cahill Cross Road, West Milford, NJ

You will:

  • Listen to an elder speak of the simple wisdoms that sustained our grandmothers through the ages
  • Learn memoir writing techniques to help you sort out your life and unlock your master questions
  • Travel inward on waves of sacred sound during a live performance on Tibetan singing bowls
  • Enjoy lunch and dinner
  • Experience a mini-reflexology session

Cost: $40 gets all of the above


Thank you to our April Guest Speaker Melissa Companick

A huge thank you to Melissa Companick, President and CEO of the NJ Better Business Bureau.

The BBB helps people find businesses, brands and charities they can trust.

BBB investigates all businesses applying for membership to make sure they are reputable.

BBB is a private non-profit organization started in 1966.

www.newjersey.bbb.org

Minutes of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce

At Lina’s Restaurant | April 09, 2014 | In Attendance

Jerry Vinci                                 President                      Acu-Data Business Products Inc
Jamie Certosimo                       Vice President               AAMCO
Helyne Czajkowski                     Secretary                      The Health Center at Bloomingdale
Denise Brewster                        Treasurer                       Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Lucille Brule                              Trustee                         Coldwell Banker
Lina Pagliarulo                          Trustee                         Lina’s Restaurant
Debbie Arena                                                                State Farm
Diana Boyd                                                                   GST Unlimited Inc
George Brewster                                                           Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Elisa DiChristina                                                            Glow House Kids
Melissa Companick                                                       BBB
Linda Sokerka                                                               Coldwell Banker
Howie Bedell                                                                 FromThe Ground Up Property Management
Mark Thomas                                                                Terrie O’Connor Realtors
Kim Fatzer                                                                    AFLAC/Guest
Lindsey Sass                                                                The Healing Center
Donna Schwarz                                                             Treasure Hunt
Lisa Bendel                                                                   Lia Sophia Jewelry
Beverly Sullivant                                                            Reformed Church Kinnelon
Davis Warfield                                                              Retired
Vivian Vinci                                                                   Acu-Data Business Products Inc

GENERAL MEETING
The general meeting of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce was called to order by Jerry Vinci at 12:21PM with a salute to the flag.  Four officers and two trustees were present.

NEW BUSINESS
After the resignation of Karen Austin, secretary of the Chamber, the Executive Board had asked HelyneCzajkowski if she was willing to finish the rest of the term as secretary. She agreed and a motion to approve was made by Lucille Brule and seconded Jamie Certosimo.

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
One new application was received  from Howie Bedell, of From the Ground Up Property Maintenance, in Butler. A motion to approve was made by Vivian Vinci and seconded by Lina Pagliarulo.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE March 12, 2014 MEETING
A motion to approve the minutes was made by Diana Boyd and seconded by Donna Schwarz.

TREASURER’S REPORT
Checking Account - $5,839.33 A motion was made by Jamie Certosimo to accept the Treasurer’s report and seconded by David Warfield.

BILLS TO BE PAID

  1. P.O. Box Annual Rental Fee= $84.00 (Paid with debit card)

A motion to pay the bill was made by Lucille Brule and seconded by Diana Boyd.

COMMUNICATIONS
James LaSala invited all Chamber members to the grand opening of his new office on 4/11/14. Advertisement opportunities are available for the Martha B. Day School’s 9th Annual Safety Town Program.

 COMMITTEE REPORTS

  1.  The scholarship program deadline is May 1st and the Chamber  has received one application thus far.  Lucile Brule, Ed Morba and Lisa Bendel make up the 2014 Scholarship committee.
  2. “Meet the Experts” Business Card Exchange is scheduled for Wednesday, May 21st at Chili’s, in Riverdale.

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Jerry Vinci reminded attendees to take advantage of the member to member discounts available.
  2.  Please visit our website www.triborochamber.org
  3. He also reminded everyone to bring promotional materials to meetings.
  4. Jerry also reminded the attendees about the advertising opportunity the Chamber has with the Suburban Trends.

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Reformed Church in Kinnelon are selling cookbooks for $9.00, proceeds will go towards church programs.
  2. The Bi Laws are added to the Chambers website and the website will be updated every month.

CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Diana Boyd, of GST Unlimited, Inc., educated the Chamber on her establishment and the importance of her non for Profit Company.  She provides gently used household items to families in need to get them back on their feet.  She accepts donations of clothes, shoes, furniture and appliances.  Monies to help support her store come from an annual Tricky Tray and garage sale events at her store.

50/50 RAFFLE
The raffle was won by Lindsey Sass.

ADJOURNMENT
At 12:51PM, Beverly Sullivant made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  It was seconded by Diana Boyd.

GUEST SPEAKERS
Melissa Companick, President and CEO of the NJ Better Business Bureau, was the guest speaker.  The  BBB helps people find and recommend businesses, brands, and charities they can trust. The NJ BBB was established in 1966 and is a private and non for profit organization. Please visit www.newjersey.bbb.org for more information.

 June 2014

Monthly Meeting June 11

Please join us for another great monthly meeting June 11! We will be awarding our Scholarship Recipients. So please come celebrate and encourage them to succeed.

Acting Butler Chief of Police - Ciro

This will be our last meeting before Summer Break in July & August. So please do make an effort to attend.

Every month we host a Meet & Greet prior to the start of the meeting which runs about 30 minutes. So the meeting will officially start at 12:15 pm.

We also encourage all of you to bring along your promotional items. We hope everyone utilizes our chamber to help create new opporunties for their own business!

Congratulations to our 2014 Scholarship Recipients!

We would like to thank the scholarship committee for their efforts during the selection process. We had more applicants than ever and appreciate their time selecting each recipient. We would like to thank Lucille Brule (Chairman), Ed Morba, and Lisa Bendel.

We look forward to meeting our scholarship recipients at the June 11 meeting!

Acting Butler Chief of Police - CiroThank you to our May Guest Speaker acting Butler Police Chief Ciro Chimento

A huge thank you to Chief Chimento for his useful presentation on drug addiction & awareness.

Ciro Chimento, acting Butler Police Chief, educated the Chamber on the rise of Heroin use in local communities and how addictive it was and how the addict will stop at no length to satisfy their craving.  He talked about signs to look for if you suspect someone under the influence.  He also informed us that Morris, Passaic, Bergen and Sussex counties have joined forces to try and mitigate the problem.

Thank you for attending the Business Card Exchange on May 21!

We recently held a "Meet the Experts" business card exchange featuring several business development organizations such as Northwest NJ S.C.O.R.E., Small Business Development Centers of Northwest NJ, and US SBA. Thank you to all who attended. We hope to see you all again at our next event.

We also want to thank Chili's in Riverdale for working with us for this event as well as Charlie Faure from S.C.O.R.E. and Dominick Belfiore from the U.S. Small Business Association for particpating in our panel of experts.

Minutes of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce
At Lina’s Restaurant
May 14, 2014
In Attendance

Jerry Vinci                                 President                      Acu-Data Business Products Inc
Jamie Certosimo                       Vice President               AAMCO
Helyne Czajkowski                     Secretary                      The Health Center at Bloomingdale
Denise Brewster                        Treasurer                       Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Lucille Brule                              Trustee                         Coldwell Banker
Lina Pagliarulo                          Trustee                         Lina’s Restaurant
Jim Murasko                             Trustee                         Allstate Insurance Co.
Theresa Wilson                          Trustee                         Practice Synergy, LLC
Debbie Arena                                                                State Farm
George Brewster                                                           Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Howie Bedell                                                                 The Ground Up Property Management
Donna Schwarz                                                             Treasure Hunt
Lisa Bendel                                                                   Lia Sophia Jewelry
Davis Warfield                                                              Retired
Vivian Vinci                                                                   Acu-Data Business Products Inc
Bruce Raiken                                                                 Lee Nolan/Mass Mutual
Todd N. Soltesz                                                                        Stickle-Soltesz Funeral Home
Ed Morba                                                                     Family Home Funding
Jack Pezzuti                                                                  Cartridge World
Mark Romain                                                                 b  Euphoria Salon & Spa
Ciro Chimento                                                               Butler Police

GENERAL MEETING
The general meeting of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce was called to order by Jerry Vinci at 12:20PM with a salute to the flag.  Four officers and all four  trustees were present.

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
 There were no new applications.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE April 9, 2014 MEETING
A motion to approve the minutes was made by Vivian Vinci and seconded by Denise Brewster.

TREASURER’S REPORT
Checking Account - $6,298.83 A motion was made by Jack Pezzuti to accept the Treasurer’s report and seconded by Lisa Bendel.   

BILLS TO BE PAID

  1. Website domain name annual = $28.50
  2. Website re-design with multiple upgrades=$300.00
  3. Website- Quarterly maintenance fee=$225.00
  4. Tri-County Chamber membership dues=$255.00

A motion to pay the bill was made by Jim Murasko and seconded by Theresa Wilson.

COMMUNICATIONS
Jerry Vinci informed the chamber members of two networking opportunities.  One is being sponsored by the Oakland Community of Commerce on May 29th at Portabello Banquets in Oakland.  The other is through the Ringwood Chamber of Commerce also on May 29th at Skylands Manor.  Jerry will be sending out email blasts on both events to all Chamber members.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

  1.  The scholarship committee had a total of 20 applications this year and after very tough decisions the winners were selected.  The winners will be contacted and invited to our June meeting.  The awards will be given out to each recipient at their high school’s awards ceremony.  Lucile Brule, Ed Morba and Lisa Bendel made up the 2014 Scholarship committee.
  2. “Meet the Experts” Business Card Exchange is scheduled for Wednesday, May 21st at Chili’s, in Riverdale.  Registration is still open online and email blasts are going out to other area chambers informing them of the event.

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Jerry Vinci reminded attendees to take advantage of the member to member discounts available.
  2.  Please visit our website www.triborochamber.org
  3. He also reminded everyone to bring promotional materials to meetings.
  4. Jerry also reminded the attendees about the advertising opportunity the Chamber has with the Suburban Trends.

NEW BUSINESS
Reformed Church in Kinnelon is having a Women’s Victorian Tea and Auction on Saturday, June 14th.  Basket donations will be greatly appreciated.  All proceeds of the event will benefit local charities.
                                                                                                                        
CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Lisa Bendel of Lia Sophia Jewelry educated the Chamber about being an independent representative of Lia Sophia and the benefits of working for yourself.  She also educated the Chamber on the products itself and even raffled off many items.  She informed everyone of her monthly meeting if they or anyone they knew had any interest in becoming a representative. 

50/50 RAFFLE
The raffle was won by Lina Pagliarulo.

ADJOURNMENT
At 1:04PM, Jim Murasko made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  It was seconded by Lucille Brule.

GUEST SPEAKER
Ciro Chimento, acting Butler Police Chief, was the guest speaker.  He educated the Chamber on the rise of Heroin use in local communities and how addictive it was and how the addict will stop at no length to satisfy their craving.  He talked about signs to look for if you suspect someone under the influence.  He also informed us that Morris, Passaic, Bergen and Sussex counties have joined forces to try and mitigate the problem. 

 July 2014
 
 August 2014
 
 September 2014

Monthly Meeting
September 10

Welcome back chamber members! Please join us for our kickoff meeting September 10!

Acting Butler Chief of Police - Ciro

This being our first meeting back from summer break we invite you all to attend and see what's in store for this fall!

Every month we host a Meet & Greet prior to the start of the meeting which runs about 30 minutes. So the meeting will officially start at 12:15 pm.

We also encourage all of you to bring along your promotional items. We hope everyone utilizes our chamber to help create new opportunities for their own business!

Congratulations to our 2014 Scholarship Recipients!

At our final meeting before the summer session we had a chance to meet our scholarship recipients.

Thank you to all who attended and we wish our scholarship recipients the very best in their future endeavors.

Ryan Mack, Jalyn Lovejoy, Kenneth Eisenhardt

Left to Right: Ryan Mack - Butler , Jalyn Lovejoy - Riverdale, Kenneth Eisenhardt, Erica Fromikin - Kinnelon (not pictured)

Minutes of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce
At Lina’s Restaurant
June 11, 2014
In Attendance

Jerry Vinci                            President                      Acu-Data Business Products Inc
Jamie Certosimo                 Vice President         AAMCO
Helyne Czajkowski              Secretary                The Health Center at Bloomingdale
Denise Brewster                       Treasurer                       Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Lucille Brule                              Trustee                         Coldwell Banker
Lina Pagliarulo                          Trustee                         Lina’s Restaurant
Theresa Wilson                         Trustee                         Practice Synergy, LLC
Debbie Arena                                                                State Farm
George Brewster                                                           Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Ken Ginefra                                                                   GCS Consultants
Kenny Ginefra, Jr-guest                                                 GCS Consultants
Lisa Bendel                                                                   Lia Sophia Jewelry
Kevin Bendel                                                                 guest
Beverly Sullivant                                                            Reformed Church in Kinnelon
Vivian Vinci                                                                Acu-Data Business Products Inc
Linda Lee Sokerka                                                     Coldwell Banker
Todd N. Soltesz                                                           Stickle-Soltesz Funeral Home
Jessica Ballew                                                              Columbia Bank
Mary Stevens                                                                MRS Bookkeeping
Kenneth Eisenhardt                                                    Bloomingdale- Scholarship Recipient
Ken Eisenhardt                                                              Father of Scholarship Recipient
Jalyn Lovejoy                                                                Riverdale-Scholarship Recipient
Cheryl DiLeberto                                                           Aunt of Scholarship Recipient
Ryan Mack                                                                    Butler- Scholarship Recipient
Biel Mack                                                                      Father of Scholarship Recipient

GENERAL MEETING
The general meeting of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce was called to order by Jerry Vinci at 12:21PM with a salute to the flag.  Four officers and three trustees were present; Jim Murarsko was ill and unable to attend.

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
 There were no new applications.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE  May 14, 2014 MEETING
A motion to approve the minutes was made by Lucille Brule and seconded by Beverly Sullivant.

TREASURER’S REPORT
Checking Account -            $1,774.06(After Scholarships) A motion was made by Vivian Vinci to accept the Treasurer’s report and seconded by Todd N Soltesz.             

BILLS TO BE PAID

  1. Four Scholarships $1,000.00 each = $4,000.00

A motion to pay the bill was made by Jamie Certosimo and seconded by Theresa Wilson.

COMMUNICATIONS
Jerry Vinci updated the chamber members with an email from past scholarship winner Hayley Conklin-BHS Class of 2011.  Jerry Vinci  informed the chamber members of an opportunity to become a cast partner for an American Express Ad.  Also Beverly Sullivant, pastor of the Reformed Church of Kinnelon let the chamber members know about an upcoming fundraising Victorian Tea & Auction they will be having. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

  1.  The scholarship committee- The awards were given out to each recipient at their high school’s awards ceremony. Jerry Vinci introduced three out of the four scholarship winners, one was unable to attend.  Each recipient talked about where they were attending school and what they will be studying.  A BIG “Thank You” went out to the 2014 Scholarship committee for a job well done.
  2. “Meet the Experts” Business Card Exchange on Wednesday, May 21st at Chili’s, in Riverdale was a great success the chamber raised $175.00.  Future networking events are currently in the planning stages.

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Jerry Vinci reminded attendees to take advantage of the member to member discounts available.
  2.  Please visit our website www.triborochamber.org
  3. He also reminded everyone to bring promotional materials to meetings.
  4. Jerry also reminded the attendees about the advertising opportunity the Chamber has with the Suburban Trends.
  5. Jerry Vinci educated the chamber about the Good and Welfare Committee.

NEW BUSINESS
Membership Chairman Jamie Certosimo is conducting a membership drive over the summer in effort to increase membership. The committee consists of Jamie Certosimo, Jessica Ballew and Bruce Raiken and they are in need of one more volunteer to complete the committee.
                                                                                                                        
CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Lina Pagliarulo, owner of Lina’s Restaurant talked to the Chamber about her establishment.  Lina’s has been in business for 27 years they do all sorts of parties from communions to graduations.  They also do off premises catering.  They have customer appreciation nights, Wednesdays and Fridays where they give a 50% discount on the total of all checks.  They currently are opened 5 days a week and come September they will be increasing that to 6 days a week.
50/50 RAFFLE
The raffle was won by Debbi Arena.

ADJOURNMENT
At 1:06PM, Lucille Brule made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  It was seconded by Lina Pagliarulo

 

 October 2014

Monthly Meeting
October 8

Please Join us for our Monthly Meeting

We have another great speaker for you this month! Please join us and welcome, Mary Adelman, Assistant Director of New Jersey Small Business Development Center of Northwest NJ.

Every month we host a Meet & Greet prior to the start of the meeting which runs about 30 minutes. So the meeting will officially start at 12:15 pm.

We also encourage all of you to bring along your promotional items. We hope everyone utilizes our chamber to help create new opportunities for their own business!

Welcome to Our Newest Chamber Members!

Chili's - Floyd McDonald
Riverdale, NJ - view website

Our Town Magazine - Mike Rousseau
Sucasunna, NJ - view website

Over the Edge Excavating & Landscape
Riverdale, NJ - view website

50/50 Raffle This December

We want to remind everyone that tickets are available for the December 10 50/50 raffle. This fundraiser is used to help fund our College Scholarship Funds for our 4 local candidates.

Minutes of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce
At Lina’s Restaurant
September 10, 2014
In Attendance

Jerry Vinci                                 President                      Acu-Data Business Products Inc
Jamie Certosimo                       Vice President               AAMCO
Helyne Czajkowski                    Secretary                      The Health Center at Bloomingdale
Denise Brewster                        Treasurer                      Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Lucille Brule                              Trustee                         Coldwell Banker
Lina Pagliarulo                          Trustee                         Lina’s Restaurant
Jim Murasko                             Trustee                         Allstate Insurance
George Brewster                                                           Bloomingdale Chiropractic
Lisa Bendel                                                                   Park Lane Jewelry
Beverly Sullivant                                                            Reformed Church in Kinnelon
Vivian Vinci                                                                   Acu-Data Business Products Inc
Jessica Ballew                                                               Columbia Bank
Diana Boyd                                                                   GST Unlimited Inc
Elisa DiChristina                                                            Glow House Kids
Joe LaFergola                                                               Fish Window Cleaning
Howie Bedell                                                                 The Ground Up Property Management
Jane McCarthy                                                              Boro of Bloomingdale
Carianne Reeber                                                           Lakeland Bank
Joy Beredo                                                                   The Wanaque Center
Joann Karas                                                                 Home Instead Senior Care
Michael Hotz                                                                 The 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 12:24PM with a salute to the flag.  Four officers and three trustees were present; Theresa Wilson was unable to attend.

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
 There were three new applications for membership; Chili’s-Floyd McDonald, Over The Edge Excavating & Landscaping-D. Casamento, Our Town Magazine-KENVIL-Mike Rousseau.  A motion to approve was made by Lucille Brule and seconded by Jim Murasko. 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE June 11, 2014 MEETING
A motion to approve the minutes was made by Beverly Sullivant and seconded by Joe LaFergola.

TREASURER’S REPORT
Checking Account - $1,959.06. A motion was made by Vivian Vinci to accept the Treasurer’s report and seconded by Jamie Certosimo.                 

BILLS TO BE PAID

  1. 7/14/14-2nd quarter website fees-$225.00-already paid.
  2. Permit fees-Bloomingdale & NJ for raffle- $40.00- already paid
  3. Selective Insurance $385.00- due 9/15/14 (business liability insurance).

A motion to pay the bill was made by Jim Murasko and seconded by Lucille Brule.

COMMUNICATIONS
Jerry Vinci updated the chamber members with a few letters one being from Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen and two others being this year’s scholarship winners Erica Fromkin and Jalyn Lovejoy. Beverly Sullivant, pastor of the Reformed Church of Kinnelon let the chamber members know about an upcoming event they will be having-11/8/14 Craft & Food Bizarre.  Jessica Ballew of Columbia Bank also informed the chamber members of an upcoming meet & greet event she was hosting on 9/24/14.  Jane McCarthy encouraged all the members to visit the Borough of Bloomingdale website to read about all the Borough’s upcoming events.  

COMMITTEE REPORTS

  1.  200 Club raffle will be held December 10th, 2014 permits are paid for and an application was submitted and awaiting approval.  An email will be sent out when raffle tickets will be available.  Once they are available Jerry will deliver them to any member that wants them before our next meeting. 
  2. Membership Committee- Jaime Certosimo suggested bringing back the monthly meeting reminder cards to be mailed out to all members in effort to increase attendance at the monthly meeting.   He also suggested and was willing for his company to sponsor the stamps for the mailings each month if there were no other businesses interested in sponsoring the postage.  Other members suggested starting a Facebook page and or other forms of internet exposure, decals to be displayed at their businesses or possible changing the time of the monthly meetings.  The committee will continue to meet and try to implement some of the suggestions made.

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Jerry Vinci reminded attendees to take advantage of the member to member discounts available.
  2.  Please visit our website www.triborochamber.org
  3. He also reminded everyone to bring promotional materials to meetings.
  4. Jerry also reminded the attendees about the advertising opportunity the Chamber has with the Suburban Trends.

NEW BUSINESS
Jerry Vinci, president of the Chamber announced that this year will be his last term as president.  Jerry appointed Jim Murasko to be the chairperson for the nominating committee.   
                                                                                                                 
CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Michael Hotz, Adminsitrator and Helyne Czajkowski Admissions Director both of The Health Center at Bloomingdale talked about their center.  They offer Long Term, Rehabilitation and even short term respite care for the 120 residents/patients that occupy the skilled nursing facility.  They have many diverse activities from bingo to bus trips that the residents enjoy.  They also provide community events such as an annual Haunted Mansion. 
50/50 RAFFLE
The raffle was won by Joanne Karas.

ADJOURNMENT
At 1:22PM, Lucille Brule made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  It was seconded by Joe LaFergola.

 November 2014

Monthly Meeting November 12

Please Join us for our Monthly Meeting

This month we will be electing new officers and trustees for 2015. Please make sure to attend and cast your vote!

Every month we host a Meet & Greet prior to the start of the meeting which runs about 30 minutes. So the meeting will officially start at 12:15 pm.

We also encourage all of you to bring along your promotional items. We hope everyone utilizes our chamber to help create new opportunities for their own business!

Welcome to Our Newest Chamber Member!

NJ Advanced Media - Joseph Bionci
Glen Rock, NJ - view website

Holiday Luncheon Reminder
This December

We want to remind everyone that we will be holding our Holiday luncheon as well as Raffle drawing on December 10. This fundraiser is used to help fund our College Scholarship Funds for our 4 local candidates.

For the last few years we have been doing a grab bag at the luncheon. It's strictly voluntary and if you bring a gift, you get a gift. Gifts are no more than $5-$6.

Local Attorneys Host Open House 11/13

Two local attorneys, Laura S. Mann, Esq. and Robert Bloodgood, Esq. will be expanding their practice in Riverdale with space at the Law Offices of James La Sala, 85 Newark Pompton Turnpike.

They will be having an open house on Thursday November 13th and want to extend an invitation to Triboro Chamber members. Click the invitation image to learn more.

Thanks to our October Guest Speaker

Thank you to Mary Adelman, for a great presentation at our October meeting.

Mary is Assistant Director of America’s SBDC (Small Business Development Center ) of Northwestern, NJ.  Her office services Morris, Sussex and Warren Counties. America’s SBDC is part of a national organization and has branches all over the US. They can assist any business that is looking to improve their business with the following help area in: Strategic planning, Purchase Analysis, Cost Reduction Analysis and Succession Planning.  There are several opportunities for business owners that include, Legal Counseling, Accountant Counseling, Manage Hub, Workshops and Quick Book Training.  Please visit www.nw-njsbdc.com for more information.

Minutes of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce
At Lina’s Restaurant
October 08, 2014
In Attendance

Jerry Vinci                                 President                  Acu-Data Business Products Inc
Jamie Certosimo                     Vice President               AAMCO
Helyne Czajkowski                  Secretary                      The Health Center at Bloomingdale
Lucille Brule                             Trustee                         Coldwell Banker
Lina Pagliarulo                          Trustee                         Lina’s Restaurant
Jim Murasko                             Trustee                         Allstate Insurance
Lisa Bendel                                                                   Park Lane Jewelry
Beverly Sullivant                                                            Reformed Church in Kinnelon
Vivian Vinci                                                                   Acu-Data Business Products Inc
Diana Boyd                                                                   GST Unlimited Inc
Elisa DiChristina                                                            Glow House Kids
Carianne Reeber                                                            Lakeland Bank
Mary Adelman(speaker)                                                 NJ SBDC
Ken Ginefra                                                                   GCS Consultants
Donna Schwarz                                                             Treasure Hunt
Mary Stevens                                                                MRS Bookkeeping Svs.
Linda Sokerka                                                               Coldwell Banker
Mike Rousseau                                                             Our Town Magazine
Joe Bionci                                                                    NJ Advance Media
Lindsey Sass                                                                The Healing Center                               

GENERAL MEETING
The general meeting of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce was called to order by Jerry Vinci at 12:23PM with a salute to the flag.  Three officers and three trustees were present; Theresa Wilson, trustee and Denise Brewster, Treasurer were unable to attend.

GUEST SPEAKER
Mary Adelman, Assistant Director of America’s SBDC(Small Business Development Center ) of Northwestern, NJ was our guest speaker.  Her office services Morris, Sussex and Warren Counties. America’s SBDC is part of a national organization and has branches all over the US. They can assist any business that is looking to improve their business with the following help area in: Strategic planning, Purchase Analysis, Cost Reduction Analysis and Succession Planning.  There are several opportunities for business owners that include, Legal Counseling, Accountant Counseling, Manage Hub, Workshops and Quick Book Training.  Please visit www.nw-njsbdc.com for more information.

50/50 RAFFLE
The raffle was won by Lina Pagliarulo.  Please not all proceeds from our 50/50 go towards our guests’ lunches.

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
 There was one new application for membership, Olga Johnson, NJ Advance Media.  A motion to approve was made by Diana Boyd and seconded by Beverly Sullivant.  Joe Bionci of NJ Advance Media was present at the meeting and told the chamber members about his business. 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE September 10, 2014 MEETING
A motion to approve the minutes was made by Lucille Brule and seconded by Jamie Certosimo.

TREASURER’S REPORT
Checking Account balance is $2,092.06 and the Pay Pal account balance is $75.00. A motion was made by Vivian Vinci to accept the Treasurer’s report and seconded by Lisa Bendel.     

BILLS TO BE PAID

  1. 10/1/14-3rd  quarter website fees-$225.00.
  2. Printing of raffle tickets-$60.00.

A motion to pay the bills was made by Lucille Brule and seconded by Donna Schwarz.

COMMUNICATIONS
Jerry Vinci updated the chamber members on the following upcoming events; Coldwell Banker is hosting a Cash For Gold Fundraiser, 11/8/14 from 11am-3pm, Ringwood Chamber of Commerce is holding a Multi Chamber Meet and Greet at Lakeland Bank in Ringwood on 10/3/14 at 7pm and West Milford Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Multi Chamber Mixer at Camp Vacamas in West Milford on 11/12/14 at 7pm.  Jerry also read a letter to the chamber from Dominick Belifore of the SBA informing us that our new SBA representative is Barbara Anne Gardenhire-Mills.  Beverly Sullivant, pastor of the Reformed Church of Kinnelon let the chamber members know about an upcoming event they will be having-11/8/14 Craft & Food Bizarre. 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

  1.  200 Club raffle - Jerry asked that each Chamber member please take at least one book of tickets to sell.  All tickets need to be sold by the drawing at our Holiday party December 10th, 2014.  There are four prizes totaling $1,000.00.  All precedes of this fundraiser goes towards our scholarship awards. 
  2. Membership Committee- Jaime Certosimo continues to promote the Chamber in efforts to increase membership and attendance to the monthly meetings.  Any members with new ideas or suggestions are encouraged to meet with the membership committee.
  3. Facebook-  Lisa Bendel presented the Chamber members with the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page she had created.  The members talked about different types of settings for the Facebook page.  They will continue to discuss and implement some of the settings at our November meeting.

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Jerry Vinci reminded attendees to take advantage of the member to member discounts available.
  2.  Please visit our website www.triborochamber.org
  3. He also reminded everyone to bring promotional materials to meetings.
  4. Jerry also reminded the attendees about the advertising opportunity the Chamber has with the Suburban Trends.

NEW BUSINESS
 Jim Murasko, chairperson for the nominating committee presented the chamber members with the nominations of Officers and Trustees for 2015 they are as follows; Jaime Certosimo, President, Diana Boyd, Vice President, Jessica Ballew, Treasurer, Helyne Czajkowski, Secretary, Lucille Brule, Trustee and Lina Pagliarulo, Trustee. Jerry Vinci will also sit on the board as Past President and will be a mentor to Jaime Certosimo and the entire group of officers.   Since all nominations ran unopposed a motion to close the nominations was made by Lucille Brule and seconded by MikeRousseau.  A motion was then made by Jim Murasko to vote all the nominations in and seconded by Lisa Bendel.
                                                                                                                        
CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Jerry and Vivian Vinci of Acu-Data have decided to postpone their five minute spotlight until the November meeting.

ADJOURNMENT
At 1:25PM, Lucille Brule made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  It was seconded by Lina Pagliarulo

 

 December 2014

Holiday Luncheon December 10

Please Join us for our Annual Holiday Luncheon at Lina's Restaurant

Once again we'll be celebrating the holidays at our Special Lunch Buffet. We encourage all of you to come celebrate with fellow chamber workers and even bring your co-workers, family, or a friend or two.

The cost is $15 per person and will include a great buffet as well as Coffee, Tea, Dessert, Wine, and Soda. We also will be

Please RSVP no later than December 5th.

We ask that everyone who plans to attend please R.S.V.P. using the button below. You can also pay in advance to lock in your reservation.

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In addition if you prefer to pay the day of the event, you can email info@triborochamber.org, let us know you are attending and paying the day of the event.

Welcome to Our Newest Chamber Members!

Safeway Moving Services - Jeff Fogarty
Kinnelon, NJ - view website

Drupalnest - Ken Patolia
Totowa, NJ - view website

A Note from a Scholarship Winner

Thanks so much for sharing this update with us Jalyn. We are proud of your accomplishments and wish you much continued success!

Hi, this is Jalyn Lovejoy, I won the scholarship last year, and wanted to give you an update of how I was doing. As it is, I’ve just finished my first semester at Centenary College with a 3.6 GPA. I’ve had my first fashion show, which was fun! But all together college is a blast. I’ve made so many friends, especially with twins for some reason (I attract them lol). So I wanted to again extend my gratitude of the finances that you’ve supplied me! It really has helped as fabric and patterns for my fashion design classes are expensive. Thank you again so much! I hope you all continue to provide such a wonderful opportunity for others to come who become the next lawyer, teacher, or even president

Sincerely,
Jalyn Lovejoy

Election Results are In!

At our November meeting we held elections for our officers and trustees for 2015. We would like to congratulate all our newly elected officers and trustees! We would also like to give a special thank you to our current President, Gerald Vinci for all his years of guidance and leadership to the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce. He wil be missed but will remain with the chamber in an auxillary role helping to assist the chamber transition under new offcer leadership.

Here are the results of the election.

2015 Officers:

James Certosimo - President - AAMCO Transmissions
Diana Boyd - Vice President - GST Unlimited, Inc.
Helyne Czajkowski - Secretary - The Health Center @ Bloomingdale
Jessica Ballew - Treasurer - Columbia Bank

In addition, Gerald Vinci will hold the office of Past President for 2015.

2015 Trustees:

Denise Brewster - term ending 12/31/15 - Bloomingdale Chiropractic Center
James Murasko - term ending 12/31/15 - Allstate Insurance Company
Lucille Brule'  - term ending 12/31/16 - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Lina Pagliarulo - term ending 12/31/16 - Lina's Restaurant

Minutes of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber

At Lina’s Restaurant
November 12, 2014
In Attendance

Jerry Vinci                                 President                      Acu-Data Business Products Inc
Jamie Certosimo                       Vice President               AAMCO
Helyne Czajkowski                     Secretary                      The Health Center at Bloomingdale
Denise Brewster                        Treasurer                       Bloomingdale Chiropractic                                
Lucille Brule                              Trustee                         Coldwell Banker
Lina Pagliarulo                          Trustee                         Lina’s Restaurant
Jim Murasko                             Trustee                         Allstate Insurance
Lisa Bendel                                                                   Park Lane Jewelry
Vivian Vinci                                                                   Acu-Data Business Products Inc
Diana Boyd                                                                   GST Unlimited Inc
Elisa DiChristina                                                            Glow House Kids
Ken Ginefra                                                                   GCS Consultants
Donna Schwarz                                                             Treasure Hunt
Linda Sokerka                                                               Coldwell Banker
Joe Bionci                                                                    NJ Advance Media
Jessica Ballew                                                              Columbia Bank
Bob Cianci                                                                    North Jersey Media
Todd Soltesz                                                                Stickle-Soltesz Funeral Home
Joyce A. Soltesz                                                           Stickle-Soltesz Funeral Home
Christopher Miller                                                          Traditional Okinawan Karate
Jeff Fogarty                                                                  Safeway Movers
Ed Morba                                                                     Family Home Funding
Charlene Harn                                                                The Health Center at Bloomingdale
Ken Patolia                                                                   Drupalnest
Michael Pinter                                                               M. Pinter CPA
Liz Pinter                                                                       M. Pinter CPA           

GENERAL MEETING
The general meeting of the Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce was called to order by Jerry Vinci at 12:22PM with a salute to the flag.  Four officers and three trustees were present; Theresa Wilson was unable to attend.

APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP
 There were two new applications for membership, Donalyn Ammons of Drupalnest and Jeff Fogarty of Safeway Movers.  A motion to approve was made by Lucille Brule and seconded by Todd Soltesz.  Jeff Fogarty of Safeway Movers and Ken Patolia of Drupalnest both were present at the meeting and told the chamber members about their business’. 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE October 08, 2014 MEETING
A motion to approve the minutes was made by Jim Murasko and seconded by Lisa Bendel.

TREASURER’S REPORT
Checking Account balance is $2,418.56 and the Pay Pal account balance is $75.00. A motion was made by Lucille Brule to accept the Treasurer’s report and seconded by Vivian Vinci.    

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

COMMUNICATIONS
Jerry Vinci reminded the chamber members of the West Milford Chamber of Commerce  Multi Chamber Mixer at Camp Vacamas in West Milford that is happening this evening  at 7pm.  Also he let the members know that the Toys for Tots Train will be at the Butler station on 12/6/14 from 3pm-3:45pm.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

  1.  200 Club raffle - Jerry asked that each Chamber member please take at least one book of tickets to sell.  All tickets need to be sold by the drawing at our Holiday party December 10th, 2014.  There are four prizes totaling $1,000.00.  All precedes of this fundraiser goes towards our scholarship awards. 
  2. Membership Committee- Jaime Certosimo continues to promote the Chamber in efforts to increase membership and attendance to the monthly meetings.  We have two new members this month as mentioned above.
  3. Holiday Party will take place December 10, 2014.  Members are encouraged to bring employees and friends for a very nice luncheon.  It is $15 per person and members are able to pay online at paypal.  There will also be a voluntary grab bag if interested in participating.  The grab bag limit is $5-$6.

OLD BUSINESS

  1. Jerry Vinci reminded attendees to take advantage of the member to member discounts available.
  2.  Please visit our website www.triborochamber.org
  3. He also reminded everyone to bring promotional materials to meetings.
  4. Jerry also reminded the attendees about the advertising opportunity the Chamber has with the Suburban Trends.

NEW BUSINESS
  
Election of Officers and Trustees for 2015.-  Jaime Cerosimo, President, Diana Boyd, Vice President, Jessica Ballew, Treasurer and Helyne Czajkowski, Secretary make up the Officers for 2015 with a one year term ending 12/31/15. Both Lina Pagliarulo and Lucille Brule will remain as trustees with a two year term ending 12/31/16.  A motion to elect was made by Jim Murasko and seconded by Todd Sotesz.
 Resignation of one of our trustees- Theresa Wilson, Trustee needs to step down immediately.  Denise Brewster was nominated to take over the Trustee position that will expire on 12/31/15 effective 12/01/15.  Jaime Certosimo made a motion to elect and was seconded by Diana Boyd. Jerry Vinci will also sit on the board as Past President for one year and will be a mentor to Jaime Certosimo and the entire group of officers.  
                                                                                                                        
CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Jerry and Vivian Vinci of Acu-Data were our spotlight speakers for this month.  Jerry has been in the printing business since 3/18/68.  Acu-Data was formed by Jerry and Vivian on 1/1/78.  They are more than just printers they “solve problems”. They’ve helped many of the business’ they work with budgets and Twenty years ago they added promotional items for businesses to use for marketing products. Jerry thanked the chamber and asked them to keep Acu-Data in mind for future business needs. 

50/50 RAFFLE
The raffle was won by Jaime Certosimo.  Please not all proceeds from our 50/50 go towards our guests’ lunches.

ADJOURNMENT
At 1:20PM, Lucille Brule made a motion to adjourn the meeting.  It was seconded by Todd Soltesz.

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