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 January 2019
Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce News UPDATES

Next Meeting January 9, 2019!

Please join us Wednesday, January 9th at 11:45 pm at Lina's Restaurant for our monthly meeting.

We are looking forward to another productive meeting this month.

This month we welcome borough police chiefs Joseph Borell (Bloomingdale), Ciro Chimento (Butler), John Schwartz (Kinnelon), Kevin Smith (Riverdale).

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

Castelli's Pizza Kitchen - Nick Castelli
Butler, NJ - view website

Blue Star Mothers of Northern New Jersey-NJ6 - Tricia Strasser
Oak Ridge, NJ

Rainbow International of Ringwood - Joe Kaytes
Ringwood, NJ - view website

Thank you for attending the December Meeting!

We had a great turnout for our Holiday Luncheon and want to wish all of you a Happy New Year. Thank you for your continued support and involvement in the Triboro Area Chamber of Commerce!

Lunch Payments in Advance

You asked... we answered.

Starting this month you can send payment in advance for your lunch at our monthly meeting. We've set this up as an easy to use form which allows you to select how many attendees you wish to pay for. We hope everyone finds this useful!

 February 2019
Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce News UPDATES

Next Meeting February 13, 2019!

Please join us Wednesday, February 13th at 11:45 pm at Lina's Restaurant for our monthly meeting.

We are looking forward to another productive meeting this month.

This month we welcome our chamber member spotlight speakers:

  • Lucille Brule - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
  • Dr. Robert Rosania - Cornerstone Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
  • Pam Stevens - Treasure Hunt Consignment Shop

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

The Butler Hair Salon & Spa - Cristina Emiliano
Butler, NJ - view website

Butler Public School District - Dr. Daniel Johnson
Butler, NJ - view website

Security System Solutions, LLC - Rick Mingeram
Bloomingdale, NJ - view website

Central Shippee, Inc. - Eric Hubner
Bloomingdale, NJ - view website

New York Life - Anthony Mazzella
Pompton Lakes, NJ

Let's Think Wireless - Carl Holzwarth
Pine Brook, NJ - view website

Bond Street Mortgage LLC - Jason Atchison
Paramus, NJ - view website

Wine Tasting / Business Card Mixer

Please join us Tuesday, March 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at:

Gary's Wine & Marketplace
1303 Route 23 North
Wayne, NJ 07470

Gary’s will provide an assortment of wines to taste and cheeses to snack on.

$15.00 per person advance registration
$20.00 per person at the door

(Please see attached flyer for details)

Thank you for attending the January 2019 Meeting!

Huge thank you to our Borough Police Chiefs for their presentation on the ramifications of legalization of marijuana in New Jersey.

The police chiefs (L-R)   John Schwartz,Kinnelon, Ciro Chimento, Butler, Joe Borell, Bloomingdale, Kevin Smith, Riverdale

The police chiefs (L-R) John Schwartz,Kinnelon, Ciro Chimento, Butler, Joe Borell, Bloomingdale, Kevin Smith, Riverdale

Minutes - Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce

January, 9 2019 | Lina’s Restaurant

In Attendance

Jamie Certosimo          President         Cloud Canine
Lisa Bendel      Vice President Park Lane Jewelry
Benjamin Stark Secretary         TJP Wealth Solutions
Lina Pagliarulo Trustee Lina’s Restaurant
Lucille Brule     Trustee Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Gerald Vinci     Trustee Acu-Data Business Products, Inc.
Ken Ginefra     Trustee GCS Consultants
Liz Johnson                                                                               Always Best Care
Gary Garesi                 Assisting Hands
Heather McManus                   Artistry Interiors LLC
Greg Tonnon               Elite Financial Services
Sal Pagliarulo              Lina’s Restaurant
Mel Sherif                   Minuteman Press
Beverly Sullivant                     Reformed Church in Kinnelon
Patti Perugino             Bloomingdale Public Library
Dr. Robert Rosania                 Cornerstone Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
Pastor Chuck Corrandino                   Butler Church of the Nazarene
Liz Johnson                 Always Best Care Senior Services
Phil Azzolino               Group Tours & Travel LLC
Patty Sassone                                                                        Holistic Harmony LLC
James LaSala             James LaSala Esq.
James Garruto                        Jimmy Geez Sports Bar & Grill
Pamela Bronander                  KMC Mechanic Inc.
John Tully                   Delta Strategic Marketing
David Donnamaria                  Dynamic Audio
Elisa Di Christina                    Glowhouse Kids
Carianne Reeber                    Lakeland Bank (Bloomingdale)
Peggy Denequolo                                                                  Lakeland Bank (Butler)
Carl Holzwarth                                                                        Let’s Think Wireless
George Verile              Only the Best Carpet Care
Todd Soltesz               Stickle-Soltesz Funeral Home
Anthony Mazzella                   New York Life
Brianna Wiggins                                                                    Paychex
Joseph Kaytes                                                                       Rainbow International of Ringwood
Rick Mingeram                                                                      Security Systems Solutions LLC
Elyse Williams                                                                       Security Systems Solutions LLC
Cristina Emiliano                                                                   The Butler Hair Salon & Spa
Pam Stevens                                                                         Treasure Hunt Consignment
Barbara Licitra                                                                       Bloomingdale Public Library
Barbara Garruto                                                                    Jimmy Geez Sports Bar & Grill
Michelle Bardgett                                                                  Paychex                                 

GENERAL MEETING CALLED TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 12:15 pm by President Jamie Certosimo, Cloud Canine with a salute to the flag.

ROLL CALL AND INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS AND GUESTS

INTRODUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS

  1. Bond Street Mortgage LLC (Paramus) – Jason Atchinson
  2. Butler Public Schools – Dr. Daniel Johnson
  3. Central Shippee. Inc. (Bloomingdale) – Eric Hubner
  4. Let’s Think Wireless (Pinebrook) – Carl Holzwarth
  5. New York Life (Pompton Lakes) – Anthony Mazzella
  6. Security Systems Solutions Inc. (Bloomingdale) – Rick Mingeram
  7. The Butler Hair Salon – Cristina Emiliano

A motion to accept the new members was made by Lucille Brule, Coldwell Banker and 2nd by Phil Azzolino, Group Tours & Travel

APPROVAL OF MINUTES NOVEMBER 14, 2018
A motion to approve the October 10 minutes was made by Beverly Sullivant, Reformed Church in Kinnelon and 2nd by Gary Garesi, Assisting Hands.

TREASURER’S REPORT
1. Checking Account Balance: $ 2,331.14
2. Paypal Account: $5,650.43
TOTAL: $7,981.57

BILLS AND COMMUNICATIONS

BILLS

  1. Vinci Digital Marketing $150 Annual Web Site Hosting
  2. Vinci Digital Marketing $150 per month for web site…yearly
  3. Acu-Data Business Products $60 printing fee for updated business cards
  4. Tri-Boro 1st aid squad fundraiser match $1,250 (total $2,500)
  5. Raffle permit fee for the state of NJ $20

A motion to approve the bills was made by Lucille Brule, Coldwell Banker and 2nd by Mel Sharif, Minuteman Press

COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Welcome Committee – Lisa oversees welcoming new members, replacing Sal of Lina’s. Jamie requested this be open to all members to collectively welcome guests and new members.
  2. There will be 3 spotlight speakers for next month
  3. If members would like to join the Facebook group they can get in touch with Lisa Bendel
  4. Member to Member Discounts- Members who wish to give discounts to chamber members or change discounts should send their requests to the chamber email info@triborochamber.org.
  5. Jamie announced that all items on the promo table at Lina’s are free. You do not need to pay to put your items on the table.
  6. Ken Ginefra won the membership contest and the prize of free membership for a year.
  7. Membership applications are now available online at www.triborochamber.org
  8. The chamber website can also update member information if you go online and want to change any information about how to be reached.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

  1. Program Committee - Peggy and Carianne are looking to have a gentleman named Charlie come in March and discuss how to enhance your business. In May they are looking to have a speaker come from the Morris County Chamber of Commerce.
  2. Fundraising & Networking – Ken is looking to set up another Smoke Rise event in September along with a Fundraising event in October. Ken also wants to set up another Gary’s Wine event in March. Dates to follow.
  3. Advertising – Mel Sharif is working on ideas to better promote the chamber and each member business in addition to the existing mailer he sends out. Please contact Mel for more information.

CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT SPEAKERS
None this month, we had the police chiefs come in and discuss ramifications of legalization of marijuana in NJ.                                   
50/50 RAFFLE WINNER: George Verile, Only the Best Carpet Care and Patty Sassone, Holistic Harmony

ADJOURNMENT – At 1:50 pm a motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Lucille Brule, Coldwell Banker and 2nd by Pam Stevens, Treasure Hunt Consignment

Lunch Payments in Advance

You asked... we answered.

Starting this month you can send payment in advance for your lunch at our monthly meeting. We've set this up as an easy to use form which allows you to select how many attendees you wish to pay for. We hope everyone finds this useful!

 March 2019
Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce News UPDATES
Pam Stevens - Treasure Hunt Cosnignment Shop
Dr. Robert Rosania - Cornerstone Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
Lucille Brule - Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Pam Stevens
Treasure Hunt Consignment Shop

Stated she will accept almost any item in her store and the split Is typically 50/50. She normally holds items for 90 days, but can be flexible depending upon the situation.

Treasure Hunt Consignment Shop
Phone:
973-838-9088
Address: 25 Main Street
Bloomingdale, NJ 07403
Website
:
view website

Dr. Robert Rosania
Cornerstone Chiropractic & Rehabilitation

Discussed the nervous system and how chiropractic care can keep the body functioning properly.

Cornerstone Chiropractice & Rehabilitation
Phone:
973-831-1100
Address: 7 Newark Pompton Turnpike
Riverdale, NJ 07457
Website
:
view website

Lucille Brulé
Coldwell Banker

Discussed dual agency and the things to look out for when working with real estate companies with prospective conflicts of interest.

Coldwell Banker
Phone:
973-283-7767
Address: 1450 Rt. 23 North
Butler, NJ 07405
Website
:
view website

Next Meeting March 13, 2019!

Please join us Wednesday, March 13th at 11:45 pm at Lina's Restaurant for our monthly meeting.

We are looking forward to another productive meeting this month.

This month we welcome our guest speaker Jim Charette - Kitchen Sink Coaching For over 20 years KSC has been assisting business professionals in developing new business opportunities.

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

Wendy's - Lenfam Management Co - Sam
Butler, NJ - view website

Magic Cleaning Concepts, LLC - Ron Denequolo
Pequannock, NJ - view website

Mikulik Lawn and Landscape, LLC - John Mikulik
Vernon, NJ - view website

Bulldog Tattoo - Kathryn O'Neill
Butler, NJ - view website

Wine Tasting / Business Card Mixer

Please join us Tuesday, March 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at:

Gary's Wine & Marketplace
1303 Route 23 North
Wayne, NJ 07470

Gary’s will provide an assortment of wines to taste and cheeses to snack on.

$15.00 per person advance registration
$20.00 per person at the door

(Please see attached flyer for details)

Minutes - Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce

February, 13 2019 | Lina’s Restaurant

In Attendance

Jamie Certosimo          President         Cloud Canine
Lisa Bendel      Vice President Park Lane Jewelry
Benjamin Stark Secretary         TJP Wealth Solutions
Lina Pagliarulo Trustee Lina’s Restaurant
Lucille Brule     Trustee Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Gerald Vinci     Trustee Acu-Data Business Products, Inc.
Ken Ginefra     Trustee GCS Consultants
Vivian Vinci                                                                                Acu-Data Business Products, Inc.
Gary Garesi                 Assisting Hands
Mel Sherif                   Minuteman Press
Dr. Robert Rosania                 Cornerstone Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
Pastor Chuch Corrandino                   Butler Church of the Nazarene
Liz Johnson                 Always Best Care Senior Services
Patty Sassone                                                                        Holistic Harmony LLC
John Tully                   Delta Strategic Marketing
Elisa Di Christina                    Glowhouse Kids
George Verile              Only the Best Carpet Care
Todd Soltesz               Stickle-Soltesz Funeral Home
Anthony Mazzella                   New York Life
Joseph Kaytes                                                                       Rainbow International of Ringwood
Rick Mingeram                                                                      Security Systems Solutions LLC
Pam Stevens                                                                         Treasure Hunt Consignment
Eric Hubner                                                                            Central Shippee Inc
Melissa D.                                                                               Cloud Canine 
Pam Slater                                                                              Family Carpets
Dan Gallagher                                                                         Gallagher & Associates
Jean A.                                                                                    Innovation Fitness Solutions
Debbie Antonowich                                                                 Mary Kay Cosmetics
Larry Jacobs                                                                           Money Mailer
John Mikulik                                                                            Mikulik Lawn and Landscape, LLC
Kim Caputo                                                                             Smoke Rise Village Inn
Robert Bura                                                                            Metro Public Adjustment
Katy O’Neill                                                                             Bulldog Tattoo
Yisell Martin                                                                            The Bloomigdale Health Care Center

Jameen Radams                    JAR Financial Services LLC                    

GENERAL MEETING CALLED TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 12:17 pm by President Jamie Certosimo, Cloud Canine with a salute to the flag.

ROLL CALL AND INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS AND GUESTS

INTRODUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS

  1. Bulldog Tattoo:  Kathryn O’Neal
  2. Magic Cleaning Concepts, LLC: Ron Denequolo
  3. Mikulik Lawn and Landscape: John Mikulik
  4. Safeway Van Lines: Jeff Fogarty
  5. Wendy’s Restaurant Butler

A motion to accept the new members was made by Lucille Brule, Coldwell Banker and 2nd by Lina Pagliarulo, Lina’s Restaurant

APPROVAL OF MINUTES JANUARY 9, 2019
A motion to approve the October 10 minutes was made by Todd Soltesz, Stickle-Solterz Funeral Home and 2nd by Gary Garesi, Assisting Hands.

TREASURER’S REPORT
1. Checking Account Balance: $4,914.87
2. Paypal Account: $3,322.64
TOTAL: $8,237.12

BILLS AND COMMUNICATION
NO BILLS TO PAY THIS MONTH
A motion to approve the bills was made by Lucille Brule, Coldwell Banker and 2nd by Mel Sharif, Minuteman Press

COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Welcome Committee – Lisa oversees welcoming new members, replacing Sal of Lina’s. Jamie requested this be open to all members to collectively welcome guests and new members.
  2. If members would like to join the Facebook group they can get in touch with Lisa Bendel
  3. Member to Member Discounts- Members who wish to give discounts to chamber members or change discounts should send their requests to the chamber email info@triborochamber.org.
  4. Jamie announced that all items on the promo table at Lina’s are free. You do not need to pay to put your items on the table.
  5. Next month will be the guest speaker Jim Charette with Kitchen Sink Coaching.
  6. Membership applications are now available online at www.triborochamber.org
  7. The chamber website can also update member information if you go online and want to change any information about how to be reached.
  8. Reminder, Smiley Face tags mean new members and “I am a Guest” means they are guests! Please reach out to all new members and guests to welcome them into the chamber.
  9. The membership contest is now in full force. For the member that gets the most referrals who sign up to join the chamber, the chamber will pay for that member’s fee for the year!
  10. The grand opening of The Butler Hair Salon owned by chamber member Cristina Emiliano took place so please ensure to spread the word or stop by for a fresh makeover.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

  1. Fundraising & Networking – Ken is looking to set up another Smoke Rise event in September along with a Fundraising event in October. Ken also wants to set up another Gary’s Wine event in March. The Gary’s Wine event is set for Tuesday, March 9, 2019. It is from 5:30pm-8:00pm. $15 per person advance registration and $20 at the door. Address is Gary’s Wine & Marketplace, 1303 Route 23 North, Wayne, NJ 07470. Bring plenty of business cards, this event is open to anyone looking to network so please invite colleagues and friends! Especially from other chambers! Call Ken at 973-291-8048 ext. 102 for further questions.
  2. Scholarship – Jerry provides the chamber with some updates about the upcoming scholarship we provide to 4 students. He will begin looking for volunteer chamber members to review the application and essays as well as provide ticket books for sale which helps raise funds for the scholarships.
  3. Advertising – Advertising committee meeting took place right after the chamber meeting for those who had any additional questions or concerns.

CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT SPEAKERS

  1. Lucille Brule of Coldwell Banker discussed dual agency and the things to look out for when working with real estate companies with prospective conflicts of interest.
  2. Dr. Robert Rosania of Cornerstone Chiropractic & Rehabilitation discussed the nervous system and how chiropractic care can keep the body functioning properly.
  3. Pam Stevens of Treasure Hunt Consignment Shop stated she will accept almost any item in her store and the split Is typically 50/50. She normally holds items for 90 days, but can be flexible depending upon the situation.                 

50/50 RAFFLE WINNER: Ken Ginefra, GCS Consultants & Computer Repair Center

Reminder there will be a spotlight speaker next month and the giveaway gift by Dan Gallagher of Gallagher & Associates

ADJOURNMENT – At 1:24 pm a motion to adjourn the meeting was made by John Tully of Delta Strategic Marketing and 2nd by Jamie Certosimo, Cloud Canine.

Lunch Payments in Advance

You asked... we answered.

Starting this month you can send payment in advance for your lunch at our monthly meeting. We've set this up as an easy to use form which allows you to select how many attendees you wish to pay for. We hope everyone finds this useful!

 April 2019
Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce News UPDATES

Chamber Member Spotlight

Dr. Robert Rosania - Cornerstone Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
Dan Gallagher
Gallagher & Associates Insurance

Dan discussed his company’s ability to provide insurance policies for each individual need.
Insurance is offered for property, auto, home, workers comp. and general liability.

Gallagher & Associates Insurance
Phone:
973-427*0550
Address: 320 Diamond Bridge Ave
Hawthorne, NJ 07506
Website
:
view website

Next Meeting April 10, 2019!

Please join us Wednesday, April 10th at 11:45 pm at Lina's Restaurant for our monthly meeting.

We are looking forward to another productive meeting this month.

This month we welcome our spotlight speakers:

  • Peggy Denequolo - Lakeland Bank
  • Jeanine Ferguson - Griswold Home Care
  • Bill Stanton - Columbia Bank

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

JAR Financial Services, LLC - Jameen & Moses Adams
Butler, NJ - view website

Sunrise Coffee House - James Blundo & Ceres Sosa-Blundo
Bloomingdale, NJ - view website

Metro Public Adjustments, Inc. - Robert Bura
Kinnelon, NJ - view website

Balance Concierge & Errand Services - Blythe & Jake Bedell
Butler, NJ

Thank you for attending the March Meeting

We would like to thank our guest speaker Jim Charette from Kitchen Sink Coaching for presenting during the March meeting.

Jim discussed focusing on finding new business by asking questions and listening to the answers. Ask for the business. If the answer is no ask if that means no right now, later or never.

We would also like to thank everyone who made it out to our Chamber Mixer! Wow what a turnout! We appreciate your participation and support!

Minutes - Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce

March, 13 2019 | Lina’s Restaurant

In Attendance

James Certosimo                       President                      Cloud Canine
Lisa Bendel                               Vice President               Park Lane Jewelry
William Stanton                        Treasurer                      Columbia Bank
Lina Pagliarulo                          Trustee                         Lina’s Restaurant
Lucille Brule                              Trustee                         Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Gerald Vinci                              Trustee                         Acu-Data Business Products Inc.
Ken Ginefra                              Trustee                         GCS Consultants
Vivian Vinci                                                                   Acu-Data Business Products Inc.
Liz Johnson                                                                   Always Best Care Senior Service
Peter Bremy                                                                 Butler Church of the Nazarene
Dr. Robert Rosania                                                        Cornerstone Chiropractic
John Tully                                                                     Delta Strategic Marketing
Greg Tonnon                                                                 Elite Financial Services
Dan Gallagher                                                               Gallagher & Associates
Jeanine Ferguson                                                          Griswold Home Care
Jean Ahart                                                                    Innovation Fitness Solutions
Jameen Adams                                                              JAR Financial Services
Carianne Reeber                                                           Lakeland Bank
Peggy Denequolo                                                          Lakeland Bank
Ron Denequolo                                                             Magic Cleaning Services
Debbie Antonowich                                                      Mary Kay Cosmetics
Robert Bura                                                                  Metro Public Adjustments Inc.
Mel Sherif                                                                     Minuteman Press
George Verile                                                               Only The Best Carpet Care
Beverly Sullivant                                                           Reformed Church in Kinnelon
Rick Mingeram                                                              Security System Solutions
Stu Feldman                                                                 Techhoma Computer Service
Peter Susberich                                                             US Small Business Administration
Lauren Gurry                                                                Girl Scouts of Northern NJ
Cynthia Frank                                                                Scentsy
Albert Leggieri                                                              Constructive Building & Remodeling

GENERAL MEETING CALLED TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 12:20 pm by President Jamie Certosimo, Cloud Canine with a salute to the flag
ROLL CALL AND INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS AND GUESTS
INTRODUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS

  1. Jar Financial Services, Butler, NJ – Jameen Adams
  2. Metro Public Adjustments, Kinnelon, NJ – Robert Bura
  3. Sunrise Coffee House, Bloomingdale, NJ – James Blundo

A motion to accept the new members was made by Lucille Brule, Coldwell Banker and 2nd by Ken Ginefra, GCS Consultants.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A motion to approve the February 13 minutes was made by Beverly Sullivant, Reformed Church in Kinnelon and 2nd by Dr. Robert Rosania, Cornerstone Chiropractic.

TREASURER’S REPORT
1. Checking Account Balance: $4,536.64
2. Paypal Account: $7,148.53
TOTAL: $11,685.17

BILLS AND COMMUNICATION
BILLS TO BE PAID

  1. Postmaster – Bloomingdale PO Box 100 – 12 Months $90.00
  2. Tri-Boro Little League – Outfield Fence sign - $150.00
  3. Acu-Data – Printing Rafflle Tickets - $60.00

A motion to approve the bills was made by Lina Pagliarulo, Lina’s Restaurant and 2nd by Jamie Certosimo, Cloud Canine.

COMMUNICATIONS

  1. The chamber received a thank you note and update from Kinnelon scholarship recipient Sean Spreen.

NEW BUSINESS

  1. Stu Feldman, Techhoma Computer Service mentioned the Jeep and Truck Show fundraiser sponsored by the West Milford Elks to benefit wounded, homeless or addicted veterans. The event will be held on March 22.
  2. Lucille Brule, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage distributed flyers requesting donations of school supplies for after school programs. Coldwell Banker is partnering with the Girl Scouts to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic.
  3. There was no March mailing for the chamber ad flyer. Mailing will resume in April.
  4. Ken Ginefra, GCS Consultants suggested that we create testimonials for member services that we have used. A number of them will be read at each meeting.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

  1. SCHOLARSHIP

Jerry Vinci, Acu-Data Business Products, Inc. spoke about our yearly scholarship raffle. Scholarship applications were sent to all chamber members and will be sent to the high schools. Applicants are required to write an essay and are chosen based on need and on their service to the community. Three chamber members are needed to screen the applications.

  1. NETWORKING EVENT

Ken Ginefra, GCS Consultants gave an update on the networking event at Gary’s Wine & Marketplace in Wayne on Tuesday, March 19 and encouraged all chamber members to take advantage of this opportunity to meet new people and promote their business.
Ken also mentioned the October networking event at the Smoke Rise Inn in Kinnelon.

CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Dan Gallagher, Gallagher & Associates Insurance
Dan discussed his company’s ability to provide insurance policies for each individual need.
Insurance is offered for property, auto, home, workers comp. and general liability.
GUEST SPEAKER
Jim Charette – Kitchen Sink Coaching
Jim discussed focusing on finding new business by asking questions and listening to the answers.
Ask for the business. If the answer is no ask if that means no right now, later or never.

NEXT MONTH’S SPOTLIGHT SPEAKERS
Peggy Denequolo, Lakeland Bank, Jeanine Ferguson, Griswold Home Care,
Bill Stanton, Columbia Bank

50/50 RAFFLE WINNER: Ron Denequolo, Magic Cleaning Concepts
ADJOURNMENT – At 1:25 pm a motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Lisa Bendel, Park Lane Jewelry and 2nd by Beverly Sullivant, Reformed Church in Kinnelon

Lunch Payments in Advance

You asked... we answered.

Starting this month you can send payment in advance for your lunch at our monthly meeting. We've set this up as an easy to use form which allows you to select how many attendees you wish to pay for. We hope everyone finds this useful!

 May 2019
Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce News UPDATES

Chamber Member Spotlight

Peggy Denequolo & Bob Sigler - Lakeland Bank Robert Bura - Metro Public Adjustment Pamela Bronander - KMC Mechanical Inc.

Peggy Denequolo & Bob Sigler
Lakeland Bank

Discussed services offered by Lakeland including small business money markets, CD's and free life insurance policy reviews.

Lakeland Bank
Phone:
973-838-7300
Address: 1410 Rt. 23 North
Butler, NJ 07405
Website
:
view website

Robert Bura
Metro Public Adjustment

Helps insured understand their policy to obtain maximum benefit. He does not charge for his service.

Metro Public Adjustment
Phone:
973-270-4044
Address: 101 Hamburg Turnpike
Bloomingdale, NJ 07403
Website
:
view website

Panela Bronander
KMC Mechanical Inc

Pam's company is constructing a new building on Main Street in Bloomingdale that will house her business along with 8 apartments available in June or July.

KMC Mechanical Inc.
Phone:
973-335-4200
Address: 86 Main Street - Rear Building
Bloomingdale, NJ 07403

Next Meeting May 8, 2019!

Please join us Wednesday, May 8th at 11:45 pm at Lina's Restaurant for our monthly meeting.

We are looking forward to another productive meeting this month.

This month we welcome our guest speaker, Peter Susberich from the US Small Business Administration. Peter will discuss the services offered by SBA which include business counseling, access to capital and federal small business contracting programs.

We also have a special spotlight speaker, our Treasurer, Bill Stanton from Columbia Bank.

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

Scentsy - Cyndi Frank
Kinnelon, NJ - view website

Thank you for attending the April Meeting

We would like to thank our spotlight speakers for sharing their wisdom with all of us:

  • Pamela Bronander - KMC Mechanical Inc.
  • Robert Bura MPA - Metro Public Adjustment
  • Peggy Denequolo & Bob Sigler - Lakeland Bank

We would also like to thank everyone who made it out to our Chamber Mixer! Wow what a turnout! We appreciate your participation and support!

Minutes - Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce

April 10 2019 | Lina’s Restaurant

In Attendance

Lisa Bendel      Vice President Park Lane Jewelry
Benjamin Stark Secretary         TJP Wealth Solutions
Lina Pagliarulo Trustee Lina’s Restaurant
Lucille Brule     Trustee Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Gerald Vinci     Trustee Acu-Data Business Products, Inc.
Ken Ginefra     Trustee GCS Consultants
Vivian Vinci                                                                                Acu-Data Business Products, Inc.
Gary Garesi                 Assisting Hands
Mel Sherif                    Minuteman Press
Todd Soltesz               Stickle-Soltesz Funeral Home
Anthony Mazzella                   New York Life
Joseph Kaytes                                                                       Rainbow International of Ringwood
Pam Stevens                                                                         Treasure Hunt Consignment
Rick Mann                                                                               Gallagher & Associates
Jean Ahart                                                                              Innovation Fitness Solutions
Debbie Antonowich                                                                Mary Kay Cosmetics
Robert Bura                                                                            Metro Public Adjustment
Blythe Bedell                                                                Balance Concierge & Errand Services
David Donnamaria                                                                  Dynamic Audo & Video
Greg Tonnon                                                                          Elite Financial Services
Pamela Bronander                                                                 KMC Mechanical Inc.
Peggy Denequolo                                                                   Lakeland Bank (Butler)
Beverly Sullivant                                                                     Reformed Church in Kinnelon
Cynthia Frank                                                                         Scentsy
Stu Feldman                                                                           TechHoma Computer Service
Christopher Miller                                                      Traditional Okinawan Karate of Kinnelon
Bob Sigler                                                                             Lakeland Bank (Butler w/ Peggy D.)
Albert Liggieri                                                                          EAS Professionals
Alina Vieira                                                                             M&T Bank

GENERAL MEETING CALLED TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 12:15 pm by Vice President Lisa Bendel, Park Lane Jewelry, and a salute to the flag.

ROLL CALL AND INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS AND GUESTS

INTRODUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS

  1. BALANCE CONCIERGE & ERRAND SERVICES – BLYTHE BEDELL – BUTLER, NJ
  2. SCENTSY – CYNTHIA FRANK – KINNELON, NJ

A motion to accept the new members was made by Robert Bura, MPA and 2nd by Beverly Sullivant, Reformed Church in Kinnelon

APPROVAL OF MINUTES MARCH 13, 2019
A motion to approve the March 13, 2019 minutes was made by Lucille Brule, Coldwell Banker and 2nd by Gary Garesi, Assisting Hands.

TREASURER’S REPORT
1. Checking Account Balance: $6,102.64
2. Paypal Account: $6,777.02
TOTAL: $12,879.66

BILLS AND COMMUNICATION
NO BILLS TO PAY THIS MONTH

COMMUNICATIONS

  1. Butler High School Awa
  2. Welcome Committee – Lisa oversees welcoming new members, replacing Sal of Lina’s. Jamie requested this be open to all members to collectively welcome guests and new members.
  3. If members would like to join the Facebook group they can get in touch with Lisa Bendel
  4. Member to Member Discounts- Members who wish to give discounts to chamber members or change discounts should send their requests to the chamber email info@triborochamber.org.
  5. Membership applications are now available online at www.triborochamber.org
  6. The chamber website can also update member information if you go online and want to change any information about how to be reached.
  7. Reminder, Smiley Face tags mean new members and “I am a Guest” means they are guests! Please reach out to all new members and guests to welcome them into the chamber.
  8. The membership contest is now in full force. For the member that gets the most referrals who sign up to join the chamber, the chamber will pay for that member’s fee for the year!
  9. Butler is having a town event on June 8, 2019. For more info you may contact Lisa Bendel.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

  1. Fundraising & Networking – The Smoke Rise event is officially Tuesday, October 1. Ken is also working to set up a speed networking event. Details will follow shortly. The Gary’s Wine event was a huge success and brought attendance from other members outside of this chamber. Call Ken at 973-291-8048 ext. 102 for further questions.
  2. Scholarship – We need to spread the word about scholarships! Applicants are down this year from prior years. Please ensure you are sharing the word with local PTA groups and parents you may know.
  3. Advertising – Advertising committee meeting took place right after the chamber meeting for those who had any additional questions or concerns.
  4. Membership is discussed above under communications
  5. Program Schedule – Peggy is continuing to plan our program schedule and spotlight speakers. Peter Susberich with USBA is coming next month to talk about small business opportunities.

CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT SPEAKERS

  1. Pamela Bronander KMC Mechanical Inc – Pam is building the new building across the street. 8 apartments are available. Target date is June/July
  2. Robert Bura MPA – Helps insured understand their policy to obtain max $. He does not charge for a consultation.
  3. Peggy Denequolo – Full-service bank, offering small business money markets, CD’s, and more. Please call her for current rates. They are also offering free policy reviews for life insurance.                

50/50 RAFFLE WINNER: Ken Ginefra, GCS Consultants & Computer Repair Center

ADJOURNMENT – At 1:30 pm a motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Beverly Sullivant, Reformed Church in Kinnelon and 2nd by Chris Miller, Traditional Okinawan Karate of Kinnelon

Lunch Payments in Advance

You asked... we answered.

Starting this month you can send payment in advance for your lunch at our monthly meeting. We've set this up as an easy to use form which allows you to select how many attendees you wish to pay for. We hope everyone finds this useful!

 June 2019
Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce News UPDATES

Chamber Member Spotlight

Bill Stanton - Columbia Bank and TriBoro Area Chamber of Commerce TreasurerBill Stanton
Columbia Bank

Bill spoke about the history of Columbia Bank, their services and charitable giving projects.

Columbia Bank
Phone:
973-283-4357
Address: 300 Kakeout Road
Kinnelon, NJ 07405
Website
:
view website

Next Meeting June 12, 2019!

Please join us Wednesday, June 12th at 11:45 pm at The Smoke Rise Inn in Kinnelon for our monthly meeting.

This will be our last meeting before Summer Recess.

This month we invite our Scholarship Winners and their families to attend our monthly meeting!

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

M&T Bank - Alina Vieira
Wayne, NJ - view website

Thank you for attending the May Meeting

We would like to thank our spotlight speaker, Bill Stanton from Columbia Bank and our Guest Speakers who gave us a bunch of amazing tips for Small Businesses!

From Left to Right: Herb Sorkin (SCORE), Peter Susberich (SBA), Marty Telles (SCORE) Peter Susberich from the US Small Business Administration.

  • Peter spoke about the free services available to small businesses, and programs for doing business with the federal government.
  • SCORE representative Marty Telles spoke about the free mentoring and coaching services SCORE provides to small businesses. SCORE is made up of retired and semi-retired business people who donate their time to help new and existing small businesses.

Thank you to all those who attended the May Meeting.

Minutes - Tri-Boro Area Chamber of Commerce

May 8th 2019 | Lina’s Restaurant

In Attendance

James Certosimo                       President                      Cloud Canine
Lisa Bendel                               Vice President               Park Lane Jewelry
William Stanton                        Treasurer                      Columbia Bank
Lina Pagliarulo                          Trustee                         Lina’s Restaurant
Lucille Brule                              Trustee                     Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Gerald Vinci                              Trustee                         Acu-Data Business Products Inc.
Ken Ginefra                              Trustee                         GCS Consultants
Vivian Vinci                                                                   Acu-Data Business Products Inc.
Peter Bremy                                                                 Butler Church of the Nazarene
Chuck Corradino                                                           Butler Church of the Nazarene
Dr. Robert Rosania                                                        Cornerstone Chiropractic
John Tully                                                                     Delta Strategic Marketing
Greg Tonnon                                                                 Elite Financial Services
Dan Gallagher                                                               Gallagher & Associates
Jeanine Ferguson                                                          Griswold Home Care
Jameen Adams                                                              JAR Financial Services
Carianne Reeber                                                           Lakeland Bank
Peggy Denequolo                                                          Lakeland Bank
Debbie Antonowich                                                      Mary Kay Cosmetics
Mel Sherif                                                                     Minuteman Press
George Verile                                                               Only The Best Carpet Care
Beverly Sullivant                                                           Reformed Church in Kinnelon
Rick Mingeram                                                              Security System Solutions
Peter Susberich                                                             US Small Business Administration
Cynthia Frank                                                                Scentsy
Randy Polo                                                                   Smoke Rise Village Inn
Jordana VanWold                                                          Smoke Rise Village Inn
Alina Vieira                                                                   M & T Bank
Patty Sassone                                                               Holistic Harmony

GENERAL MEETING CALLED TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 12:20 pm by President Jamie Certosimo, Cloud Canine with a salute to the flag
ROLL CALL AND INTRODUCTION OF MEMBERS AND GUESTS

APPLICATIONS FOR NEW MEMBERS

  1. Alina Vieira – M & T Bank, Wayne, NJ

A motion to accept the new members was made by Beverly Sullivant, Reformed Churc in Kinnelon and 2nd by Lucille Brule, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM APRIL 10, 2019 MEETING
A motion to approve the April 10 minutes was made by Robert Rosania, Cornerstone Chiropractic and 2nd by Mel Sherif, Minuteman Press.

TREASURER’S REPORT
1. Checking Account Balance: $8,013.64
2. Paypal Account: $6,888.57
TOTAL: $14,902.21
A motion to approve the treasurer’s report was made by Jerry Vinci, Acu-Data Business Products, Inc. and 2nd by Dan Gallagher, Gallagher & Associates.

BILLS AND COMMUNICATION (none)

NOTE:
THE JUNE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE SMOKE RISE INN IN KINNELON.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

  1. SCHOLARSHIP

Jerry Vinci, Acu-Data Business Products, Inc. thanked the members for their help in selling the raffle tickets.Three chamber members ( Elisa DiChristina, Dan Gallagher & Randy Polo) volunteered to review the student’s applications and will choose the recipients. Names will be announced prior to the June meeting. The winners will be invited to our June luncheon meeting. Each student will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

The Scholarship Raffle was held at 1:00 pm. The winners: 4th Prize $125.00 Robert Rosania, Cornerstone Chiropractic, 3rd Prize $125.00 Peggy Denequolo, Lakeland Bank 2nd Prize $250.00 Peggy Denequolo, Lakeland Bank, 1st Prize Carianne Reeber, Lakeland Bank.

  1. NETWORKING EVENT

Ken Ginefra, GCS Consultants gave an update on the networking event at The Smoke Rise Village Inn in Kinnelon on Tuesday, October 1. Details and registration information to follow.

  1. ADVERTISING FLYER

Mel Sherif, Minuteman Press announced that the next advertising mailer for chamber members is scheduled to be sent out in May.

CHAMBER MEMBER SPOTLIGHT
Bill Stanton – Columbia Bank
Bill spoke about the history of Columbia Bank, their services and charitable giving projects

GUEST SPEAKER
Peter Susberich – US Small Business Administration
Peter spoke about the free services available to small businesses including, business counseling, and programs for small businesses to do business with the federal government. He also spoke about loans for small businesses.
SCORE representative Marty Telles spoke about the free mentoring and coaching services for small businesses. SCORE is made up if retired and semi-retired business people who donate their time to help new and existing small businesses.

50/50 RAFFLE WINNER: Lisa Bendel, Park Lane Jewelry

ADJOURNMENT – At 1:35 pm a motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Mel Sherif, Minuteman Press and 2nd by Beverly Sullivant, Reformed Church in Kinnelon.

Lunch Payments in Advance

You asked... we answered.

Starting this month you can send payment in advance for your lunch at our monthly meeting. We've set this up as an easy to use form which allows you to select how many attendees you wish to pay for. We hope everyone finds this useful!

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