September 2011 Tenafly NJ Chamber of Commerce Minutes

Tenafly Chamber of Commerce General Meeting Minutes
September 7, 2011

  • Paula , Director of the Tenafly Business Improvement District gave a report on some of the projects she and the Tenafly BID Board are working on. Including website development, a borough profile and demographics.
  • Police Chief, Michael Bruno, answered questions from attendees. Parking issues were the main topic and problem business owners experience in downtown Tenafly. Ways to correct the parking problem were discussed including a parking garage, tickets, metered parking. Gerry proposed a committee be formed which would include Paula of the Tenafly BID and several volunteers from the chamber to meet and come up with a proposal on ways to correct the problem. Officer Bruno will conduct a parking study. A map of all the available municipal parking lots which consists of 550 parking spaces are available.
  • Cissy of JC Promotions reported on her efforts in preparation of the Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16 Arts and Crafts Fair. She reported that she currently had 40 juried exhibitors and was looking for more Arts and Crafts vendors. Local Artist would be offered a discounted rate of $100 for space for 2 days. A art contest for children will be held during the craft fair. Prizes by age will be awarded. The art will be done on store windows with a Halloween theme. Music for the craft fair needs to be finalized.
  • Jared Greene, president of the 2011-2012 Tenafly High School Student Body, made a presentation on a discount card they are selling as a fundraiser. Businesses can offer discounts to card holders at no charge to the business. The cards and the businesses’ offers will be promoted throughout the school on posters.

Meeting Adjourned at 8:15