Thursday, 12 December 2013 00:00
Once again the Chamber’s annual holiday parade and visit with Santa was a great success. On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Dr. Walter Priestley, Farmingdale’s official Santa, and the Chamber members who came out to march in the parade. Argyro and Michael Razis with Precious Times Day Care; Dan Kornfeld with the Farmingdale Baseball League; Rosemary and Bill Trudden with McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home; Jo Wider with the Farmingdale Chamber; Tina Diamond with the Farmingdale Breakfast Rotary; Rose Larsen with Douglas Elliman Real Estate; Debbie Podolski with the Farmingdale Public Library; Joseph and Bianca Minieri with Metlife; Harmonie Saltzman with Network USA; Joe Tafuro, CPA; Phil Strehl with the American Legion Post 449; Chris Wider with Priestley Chiropractic and Angela J. Cowan, CPA. Thanks also to Legislators Rose Marie Walker and Michael Venditto for joining us down the parade route.
Special thanks to Angela Cowan, CPA who coordinates the parade with the Village, the school district, and the Hardscrabble Girl Scouts.
The election of officers and directors was held in November during a delicious luncheon buffet at Cascarino’s. The following were elected as officers:
President - Beth Mignone
Executive Vice President – Dr. Chris
Wider (Priestley Chiropractic)
Vice President – Victor Lambert III
Secretary – Harmonie Saltzman
Treasurer – Margaret Bertolotti
(Farmingdale Federation of
The directors elected at this meeting are John Court (The Nutty Irishman); Ralph Ekstrand (Moby Drugs); Joseph Minieri (MetLife); Joseph P. Tafuro, CPA and Mark Wenzel (YES Community Counseling Center). Debbie Podolski (Farmingdale Public Library) will continue on as Immediate Past President.
Thank you to Sidney Rusaw of Chili’s Bar & Grill for hosting our after-hours networking event on Nov. 20. Everyone raved about the never ending appetizers you served throughout the evening. Thanks also for the $75 gift card that was raffled off to all in attendance along with the gift baskets gen-erously donated by Sherri Gillespie, MRG Marketing Corp. and Scott L. Wiss, Esq. of Levine and Wiss.
I hope you plan to join us at our Annual Holiday Party at Carlyle on the Green this Thursday, Dec., 5, 2013 at 5 p.m. In addition to installing our Board of Directors, we will honor fourteen members that have supported the Chamber’s mission to preserve the quality, character and vitality of Farmingdale for the past 25 years.
Arthur F. White Funeral Home
Carman, Callahan, & Ingham, LLP
Century 21 Dallow Realty
Eric Chimon, DDS
Farmingdale Federation of
Farmingdale Public Library
Farmingdale Public Schools
McCourt & Trudden Funeral Home
Paramount Tool & Equipment
Daleview Care Center
Sullivan, Shugrue & Lucie Agency
On behalf of the Board, have a Happy Holiday.
Farmingdale Chamber of Commerce President Beth Mignone