Smithtown Chamber of Commerce installs new officers for 2019-20

Smithtown Chamber of Commerce installs new officers for 2019-20

The Greater Smithtown Chamber of Commerce meets for the installation of its new officers.

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.

Greater Smithtown 

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