At a recent Village of Greenwood Lake Board meeting, the Greenwood Lake Chamber of Commerce presented a report to the Board and highlighted the Chamber’s accomplishments and goals.
As an Executive Board, the Greenwood Lake Chamber of Commerce’s goal for 2016 was that by the beginning of the year 2017, they would have a foundation in place for the organization that can lead to future growth and sustainability.
The Chamber has made many accomplishments in 2016. They researched, wrote and approved new bylaws for the organization. Having new bylaws updates and better defines the internal processes and policies as well as provides clear guidance for Board members on how to manage the organization.
In the new bylaws, the Chamber added two new positions to allow more members to become involved in leading the organization without holding any specific position. The Board members are: Board Chair Tony Trimarco, Vice Chair Maria Stasolla, Secretary Jamie Hannouche, Trustee Erin Frey, Treasurer Eve Sorace, and Members-at-Large – Christopher Carey and Chris Van Vooren.
The Board also completed a financial review of the accounts for 2014 and 2015 by an independent CPA in which not a single problem or concern was identified.
Thanks to its members, the Chamber donated over $5,600 towards events or causes that benefited the community such as to a PBA fundraiser, G.L. Police Department’s National Night Out, Youth Coalition’s Terror on the Trail, Turkeys for the Food Pantry, a Middle School scholarship, helping Santa get a new suit, helping members in distress, and sponsoring the up-coming Hoboken Film Festival. Between now and the month of May, the Chamber will focus on helping to make the Hoboken International Film Festival a success.
Chamber Meeting on Feb. 2
The Chamber’s first membership business meeting will be held on Thurs., Feb. 2 at 7 p.m. at the Emerald Point Restaurant and Marina, located at 40 Sterling Rd. in Greenwood Lake.