After the interim board discussed the by laws for several hours last week, the Greater Nanuet Chamber of Commerce, Inc. was born. On Monday, the by laws were officially approved.
Several months ago, a few members of the community brought up the idea of revitalizing the Nanuet Chamber of Commerce. After a few public meetings, things moved forward with the selection of an interim board, selection of the mission statement and drafting of the by laws. At the bottom of this article is a look at the Nanuet Chamber of Commerce's journey thus far.
At last week's meeting, the officers were also selected:
- President: Timothy Chhim, owner of the building on Main Street in Nanuet
- Vice President: Roy Giampicolo, and a Nanuet Rotarian
- Treasurer: Clem Yeboah, president of
- Secretary: Susan Farese, Nanuet resident
- Assistant Secretary: Nicholas Miller, Nanuet resident and carpenter
"I'm excited to get this chamber going. As president I'm looking forward to establishing and meeting several goals that will benefit the local businesses and the community of Nanuet," said Chhim. "We worked hard on the bylaws and I'm happy to see the approved. The next step is filing paperwork and building our membership base."
Yeboah is handling the paperwork filing, which includes submitting incorporation papers, receiving a filing receipt and requesting a federal ID number. Later, the chamber will need to file to become a 501c6 non profit. After the initial filing, a bank account can be opened to accept membership dues.
"What we need next are the committees," said Yeboah. "Those are the working arms of the chamber." Some committees will spearhead events and others will work on increasing membership.