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Business News: November 15, 2013

Syosset Financial Advisor Gets Honors

Tony Pitta, of Syosset, was awarded membership to Capital Investment Companies’ President’s Council at the company’s annual meeting in Myrtle Beach, SC. The President’s Council is a prestigious honor society at Capital Investment Companies, based in Raleigh, NC, and Pitta was honored for being among the company’s top financial advisors in 2013. Pitta offers securities through Capital Investment Companies, which is one of the largest independent financial services and brokerage firms in the Southeastern US.

Syosset Security Company Honored

AlliedBarton Security Services, located on Jackson Avenue in Syosset was selected as one of Long Island’s Largest Employers by Long Island Business News.

“This is quite an honor for us,” said a spokesman for AlliedBarton. “The fact that Long Island Business News included AlliedBarton Security Services in its selection of 'Long Island’s Largest Employers,' signals that our constant efforts towards business excellence are paying off. We are proud to be included in this recognition.”

AlliedBarton provides security officers to business, industry, government and education. More than 60,000 AlliedBarton security officers, managers and support personnel currently serve communities across the United States. It is the largest American-owned and managed contract security services firm.

Syosset Non-Profit Receives $100K Contribution

MercyFirst, a not-for-profit human service agency headquartered in Syosset that provides care for more than 4,000 traumatized and neglected children, teens and families, was given a $100,000 contribution from the RTS Foundation to support its Solution Based Casework Training Initiative. Through this grant, the RTS Foundation supports MercyFirst’s commitment to the implementation of Solution Based Casework (SBC) which is an evidenced-informed casework practice model that prioritizes working in partnership with families, focuses on pragmatic solutions to difficult situations, and notices and celebrates change.

“RTS has been a long-time supporter of MercyFirst”, noted Gerard McCaffery, President/CEO of MercyFirst, “and we truly appreciate their commitment to assist us in our goal to improve services and outcomes in the provision of casework services throughout our agency.”

Solution-based Casework will be used throughout MercyFirst in all its residential, preventive and family foster care services.

Woodbury Resident Joins Syosset’s Mara Realty

Syosset High School alum Gabriella Ianiro of Woodbury is the newest licensed salesperson at Homes By Mara Realty of Syosset. Currently a senior at Long Island University in Brookville pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in print and electronic Journalism along with a minor in business, Ianiro says her college studies have proven a great complement for her work within today’s real estate arena.

“Gabriella is a talented and determined business professional who understands that the foundation of success is built upon integrity and personal service,” says Homes By Mara Realty president and owner, Mara Navaretta. “Her keen understanding and skillset in both communication and business are two important attributes needed for successfully serving today’s real estate clients.”

The Healthy Eatery Closes

The go-to lunch spot for many in Syosset has shut its doors. Known for their specialty chopped salads and fresh, healthy takes on everything from loaded baked potatoes and French fries to gourmet ice cream and pasta salads, and daily chalkboard specials, The Healthy Eatery has been a mainstay on Jericho Turnpike since 1995 on the corner of South Oyster Bay Road and Jericho Turnpike. The eatery’s phone line has been disconnected, it’s name whited out on the shopping center’s parking signs and a “For Lease” sign is now in the window. The company had a second location on Wantagh Avenue in Wantagh that closed its doors years ago. The owners could not be reached for comment.