The Greater Smithtown Chamber of Commerce met for its annual luncheon Sept. 26 at the Chop Shop Bar & Grill on Main Street in Smithtown and swore in its new officers.
Executive Director Barbara Franco introduced guest speaker Town Supervisor Ed Wehrheim (R) during the event, who explained to the business leaders how recent investments in the town infrastructure is improving business in the Town of Smithtown. New sidewalks, parking lots, housing and sewer projects were among some of the completed and planned initiatives touched upon during his presentation.
The chamber board consists of a president, two vice presidents, a treasurer and a secretary plus 10 other volunteer directors, who are business owners in the community. The organization meets monthly and is committed to networking to improve economic development opportunities in the town. Currently, the chamber consists of 325 members.
It’s next event is a Fashion Show Gala at Watermill Caterers, which is scheduled for Wed., Oct. 23 from 6 to 10 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Smithtown Food Pantry.
Chamber of Commerce
President: Christopher McNamara, Mac Abstract Land & Trust
1st Vice Pres.: Ayman Awad,Village of Old Field Pulse
2nd Vice Pres.: Jeff Troiano, Troiano Agency – Allstate Insurance
Treasurer: Ann Aboulafia, Aboulafia & June, CPAs
Secretary: Susan Hughes, BNB Bank
Executive Director: Barbara Franco
Robert Bernstein, Citi-Mortgage
Brittany Lawton, American Cancer Society
Mary Ellen McCrossen, St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center
Paul Mastrorocco, Brookhaven Opticians
Jennifer O’Brien, Jennifer O’Brien Agency – State Farm
Ron Reed, Reed Resumes
Alyssa Solarsh, Esq., Taylor, Eldridge & Endres, P.C.
John Vigliante, Branch Funeral Homes
Deanna Varricchio, Town of Smithtown Receiver of Taxes
Past President, Robert Cartelli, Outstanding Plumbing & Heating
Photo by Elise Margolin