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February 2024 Happenings:
  • Congratulations to the 2024 Executive Board: Jonathan Chiaro - President; Philip Maltaghati – Vice President; George Schmidt - Treasurer; Matthew Schwartzberg - Past President; Stephen Zweig – General Council. And 2024 Directors: Alexis Axelrad; Jesse Berland; Mitchell Brill; Anthony DeCrescenzo; Don Gelestino; Marc Mathios; Jocelyn Nager; John Rafferty; Michael Tortorici; Eric Weigweiser
  • December Execs by the numbers... Leads Given: 57, Guest attendance: 130, Most Business Given: Adam Stein ($2,675,000)

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December 2023 Happenings:
  • Congratulations to our recently inducted members. A-1 Roofing: Vincent Malizia, Vistage: George Janson, Lerner, Arnold & Winston: Frank Winston, Dual Fuel: StevenSchwarzbaum, Dial a Bug: Brandon Gordon, Abbey Locksmith Inc: AaronGeffner
  • November Execs by the numbers... Leads Given: 76, Guest attendance: 118

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November 2023 Happenings:
  • Congratulations to our recent member candidates. Nolan Painting Inc: John Nolan, Rockwell Maintenance LLC: Viktor Bober, Queens Chamber of Commerce: Tom Grech & Brendan Leavy, Hotaling Insurance Services: Bobby Hotaling
  • October Execs by the numbers... Leads Given: 57, Most Business Given: Brad Caracciola ($17,500), Guest attendance: 31

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October 2023 Happenings:
  • Congratulations to our newest member candidates. Standard Fire Protection, LLC: Tim Shishko, FordHarrison LLP: Mark Saloman, Champion Elevator Corp: Laura Rivera
  • September Execs by the numbers... Leads Given: 87, Most Business Given: Dan Blum ($4,300,000), Guest attendance: 51

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September 2023 Happenings:
  • Revised Bylaws have passed by a vote at the members-only meeting
  • August Execs by the numbers... Leads Given: 57, Most Business Given: Corey Kandel ($137,088), Guest attendance: 18

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August 2023 Happenings:
  • We are pleased to launch two new pilot programs!
    • Member Delegate Pilot Program
    • Chamber of Commerce Pilot Program

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July 2023 Happenings:
  • Congratulations to Cass Calder Smith for being named the winner in the Best Restorations, Transformations +
  • Conversions Category by Hospitality Design! This award was for his work on the Tin Building by Jean-Georges in NYC

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June 2023 Happenings:
  • COX Printers acquires Inkwell Yearbooks! We are thrilled to announce a major development having recently acquired Inkwell Yearbooks, a renowned printing company specializing in yearbook software and printing services
  • Architect Cass Calder Smith and Don Gelestino of Champion Elevator just completed the renovation of Don's Chelsea penthouse, which is "very cool" according to 3rd party sources
  • Please welcome Tim Moran from EKA Planning Services, Inc. as a new Member Candidate, in the "Employee Benefits & Individual Life Insurance" category
  • Please welcome Howie Schwartz from Grandstand Sports as a new Member Candidate, in the "Sports & Entertainment Memorabilia" category

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May 2023 Happenings:
  • Crain's NY Business PEOPLE ON THE MOVE listed Cass Smith, Cass Calder Smith Architecture + Interiors in the category of Architecture
  • Congratulations to Julia Hoagland! She will be moderating Panel Session III: Rebuilding Efforts in Ukraine during CRE's International Conference in Prague on June 16th
  • Phil Maltaghati was featured for a 3rd time on ABC in a story on Tips for dealing with flood-related losses after this weekend's storm
  • Rachel Kellner and Aigner Chocolates were recently featured in the New York Times. The article was called "The Sweets Shop In Queens That Evoques an Old-World Confectionery

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April 2023 Happenings:
  • Congratulations to our own, Philip Maltaghati for being featured on "7 on Your Side".
  • Please welcome George Jansen, our new Member Candidate as a Dual Representative of Vistage, whose classification is "CEO Peer Advisory Groups" & Steven Schwartzbaum and Joey Bohm, the Dual Representatives of our new Member Candidate, Dual Fuel, whose classification is "Designated Boiler Installation & Repair - Non-Union"
  • Please extend congratulations to Rachel Kellner, the Designated Representative of our newest Exclusive Member, Aigner Chocolates, whose classification is "Chocolate Gifts"

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March 2023 Happenings:
  • Congratulations to our own, Rachel Kellner for being featured on CBS News on Valentine's Day. Rated the best Chocolate shop in NYC, Aigner Chocolates featured many of their delicious products.
  • Please welcome Frank Winston, Esq., the Designated Representative of our new Member Candidate, Lerner, Arnold & Winston LLP, whose classification is "Property Damage Attorney"
  • Please extend congratulations to Phil Hsu and Ed Stoiber, the Co-Designated Representatives of our newest Exclusive Member, City National Bank, whose classification is "Commercial Banking"

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