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Chamber Board Meeting Minutes

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Meeting Agendas & Minutes

 
Madison Area Chamber of Commerce
 

Board of Directors Meeting – Romanelli’s Pizza & Italian Eatery

Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Time: 6:30pm

MEETING MINUTES

 

Attendees:

 

J. Morris

 

Dr. A. Adams

X

M. Odell

 

S. Minardi

X

D. Dixon

X

Z. Davis

X

R. Salmeri

X

M. Bryne

 

P. Daniele

 

J. Dinsmore

X

A. Simpson

 

 

 

S. DeAngelis

X

F. Iannarone

X

C. Toto

X

 

 

T. DeTitta

 

G. Limbach

X

N. Vitro

X

 

 

K. Giambra

 

D. Morozoff

X

M. Zimmerman

 

X = Absent

 

Approval of Minutes

Treasurer’s Report

Tom distributed the treasurer’s report. See attached. 

Executive Director’s Report

Membership Renewals 2018-2019

Membership renewals were emailed at the end of May totaling over 40K. 99 have renewed to date, 83 are left outstanding. We lost the following members:  Senior Home Care Services, Care Finders & Denise Gaffney.  New Members include:  Alfred’s Sport Shop, Devost Design, John Hoover & Tuesday Magic Marketing.

Fire Extinguisher Inspection Program

Fire Extinguisher Inspections were Tuesday, June 12 from 12:00pm-4:00pm on the corner of Central & Main.  Chamber profit was $610.  The breakdown sheet will be attached to the minutes and filed at the chamber office. It was suggested that the October date be maintained as it is Fire Safety month and the July date be dropped.

Annual Awards Dinner |75th Anniversary

The Annual Awards Dinner was on Tuesday, June 12 at Brooklake Country Club.  The ticket price was $65 per person.  Approximately 100 guests attended.  Board agreed the venue was ideal and the evening was a success. Pictures and news releases have been sent in.  

TOUR & Happy Hour at AVE Florham Park

A networking event,TOUR & Happy Hour has been scheduled for Wednesday, July 18 at AVE Florham Park at 6:00pm. An email invitation was sent today.  There will be no charge for this event.  AVE will provide light fare, beer & wine.  To date we have 18 attendees. 

Madison Car Show

The 2018 Madison Car Show is scheduled for Saturday, October 6.  Peter has started preliminary work on the event.  Karen has filled out the online form needed for the Stop & Shop donation. There will be more information to follow at the next scheduled meeting.

Madison Holiday Ornament

The Board discussed the picture design of the 2018 ornament.  Ideas were Santa House, Christmas Tree on Waverly, Waverly Place Streetscape, METC (color), Geraldine, an outline of NJ with Madison written or pinned on the outline.  More discussion to follow.

2018 Camp Fair

Karen will start to work on this program and report at next meeting.

OTHER REPORTS:

Farmers Market:  The Farmers Market began Thursday, May 31 and will run through October 25.  This year the Chamber will offer the opportunity to showcase 2 non-competing businesses each week in all fields, not just Health, Wellness & Beauty

Nautilus Place Mat Program:  The July-December 2018 has been sold. There is a small wait list for the next print.  Place mats were delivered on June 29.  Revenue = $10,275.

Printed Madison Map:  No Update

Loyalty Rewards Card Program:  No Update

Chamber Website/Mobile Site: The website remains updated.

Madison Gift Check program:  increased advertising for end of school year gifts.

UPCOMING EVENTS / MEETINGS

Focus Meetings

     Wednesday, July 18 at 8:30am at Rocco’s Bar & Grill, 30 Cook Ave.

Business Networking Breakfast

     Tuesday, July 10, 7:45am at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts.

Monthly Happy Hour

     Thursday, July 26, 5:00pm-7:00pm at STRYXE.

ADJOURNMENT

NEXT MEETING

There will be no scheduled meeting for August.  Our next scheduled Chamber Board meeting is Tuesday, September 11 at 6:30pm at Romanelli’s.