Nominations for officers, board of directors announced

The East Boston Chamber of Commerce (EBCC) has announced its nominations for the 2011 Board of Officers and Directors.

Neffo Cappuccio of Cappuccio Construction has been nominated to continue as the Chamber’s president. Diane Modica of the Law Offices of Diane J. Modica has been nominated 1st Vice President. Joseph Zirpolo of D&Z Auto Repair has been nominated 2nd Vice President. Pasquale ‘Pat’ Todisco of Todisco Towing has been nominated 3rd Vice President. Kim Altschul of East Boston Savings Bank has been nominated Treasurer. Joanna Cataldo of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center has been nominated as Secretary.

Also Maureen Ferris of the Hilton Logan Airport, Scott Heigelmann of Heavy Advertising and Anthony Guerriero of Massport have been nominated to serve on EBCC’s Board of Directors.

The elections will take place at the Chamber office at 175 McClellan Highway, First Floor, East Boston, MA 02128 on Wednesday, December 15, 2010 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and again from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Candidates for officers and directors are typically present at this time.

All EBCC members in good standing as of November 15, 2010, are eligible to vote. Each member business of the Chamber is allowed one vote and voting by multiple representatives of the same business is not allowed. Proxy voting and absentee voting are also not allowed. All voting results will be counted and reported after 5:30 p.m. on December 15 at the Chamber office and results will then be made available on the Chamber website and by phone call request.

A nominations committee is selected each year and is responsible for identifying candidates for the board of directors. This year, several members of the Chamber were recognized by the committee and invited as candidates, including Logan Glass Company, Suffolk Downs, Citizens Bank, and 155 Meridian Street Café.

As of the response deadline of November 17 Maureen Ferris, Scott Heigelmann and Anthony Guerriero replied that they would be able to accept candidacy for board service at this time.

All other candidates remain eligible and are invited to run for available positions, through the process for independent nomination. According to the by-laws of the EBCC, any member of the Chamber that has been in good standing for a minimum of one year as of January 2010 may run for office by independent nomination.

To be placed on the ballot for director, independent nominees must obtain the signatures of at least ten members of the corporation and forward them to the Secretary Joanna Cataldo at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, 175 McClellan Hwy., no less than 10 days prior to the day of elections on December 15.

Independent nominees for any of the officer 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 contact Eden Smith, Executive Assistant of the East Boston Chamber, at (617) 569-5000.

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