The elections will take place at the East Boston Chamber offices at 175 McClellan Highway Suite 1, East Boston, MA 02128, on Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 11:30am-2:00pm and also 4:30pm-5:30pm. (Candidates for Officers and Directors are typically present at this time.) All East Boston Chamber of Commerce members in good standing as of December 8th, 2014, are eligible to vote. Good standing requires that members be current on their membership dues. Each member business of the Chamber is allowed one vote; however, Chamber By Laws stipulates that any member who joined the Chamber after August 31 of the current year shall not be entitled to vote in this election. Voting by multiple representatives of the same business is not allowed. Proxy voting and absentee voting are not allowed. All voting results will be counted and reported after 5:30 pm on Thursday, December 18, 2014, at the Chamber office; results will then be made available on the Chamber website and by phone call request as well.
A Nominations Committee is selected each year and is responsible for identifying candidates for the board of directors. Any other eligible candidates seeking to run for the open Board positions are invited to run through the process for Independent Nomination outlined below. According to the by-laws of the East Boston Chamber of Commerce, any member that has been in good standing for a minimum of one year as of January 2014 may run for office by Independent Nomination. To be placed on the ballot for the Board of Directors, independent nominees must obtain the signatures of at least ten (10) members of the Chamber and forward them (by December 16th) to the Chamber Secretary, Joanna Cataldo, East Boston Chamber of Commerce, 175 McClellan Highway.
Independent nominees for Treasurer or Secretary Positions must meet the above requirements as well as have been a member of the Board of Directors for at least two of the previous five years.
If you have questions regarding nominations, elections, or responsibilities of Board Directors, please contact the East Boston Chamber at [email protected]
Please come to the E B Chamber office and VOTE on Thursday December 18, 2014!