Peter Gallo is the owner and operator of Envision Video Services, a full service video production company located in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ. Envision Video Services specializes in all areas of Video production from digitizing old home movies and videos to full scale videotaping and editing for both business and personal needs. Peter graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Engineering in 1996 and prior to starting Envision Video in 2005, Peter worked as a Senior Network Engineer for 9 years. Peter is involved in many community and industry based organizations, which he attributes to his success. He believes that by giving back to the community everyone wins. Peter has been an active member of the Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce since 2010 serving on a number of committees as well as Senior Vice President under two presidents. Peter is probably best known for his work behind the camera when it comes to The Chamber. Since 2010, Peter and his crew have been working with The Chamber to produce most of the event videos currently up on The Chamber’s website. They also shot and edited the Chamber’s Cablevision commercial featuring the president of Sharp Electronics. Peter Enjoys what he does and brings Joy and Commitment to everything that he takes on.
Madina Djabbarova MRCC Senior Vice President
M&T Bank 45 Eisenhower Drive, Suite 400 Paramus, NJ 07652 mtb.com
Deborah Schaub has been a CPA throughout her professional career, working for Fortune 500 companies including Price Waterhouse and IBM. Deborah founded Checks & Balance Accounting in 2016 to help her clients--both businesses and individuals understand their numbers. Debbie’s passion is to come alongside small business owners as their partner and advocate and assess each unique business tax plans and accounting systems. Debbie’s philosophy applies to almost any business in any industry: “If you don’t truly understand your finances and how your numbers work for you, then you are losing money.”
Maureen C. Huggins MRCC Secretary & Executive Director Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce One International Boulevard, Suite 211 Mahwah, NJ 07495 201-529-5566 [email protected] mahwah.com
Maureen Huggins has been with MRCC since September of 2007 and a resident of Mahwah for over 25 years. Maureen was on the HSO Executive Boards of George Washington School, Joyce Kilmer School and Ramapo Ridge Middle School and served on the Mahwah High School Sports Boosters Club and Senior Gala as Treasurer. Maureen is an active member of the Valley Hospital Auxiliary, an Extraordinary Minister at St. Paul’s, Ramsey along with being on team for St. Paul Sisterhood. Maureen grew up in Long Island and attended Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. Past work history includes Long Island MacArthur Airport, Suffolk County Department of Labor, and Clarion Corporation of America.
Don Tomaszewski, MS, ATC, L VP Golf Valley Center for Health and Wellness 1400 MacArthur Blvd. Mahwah, NJ 07430 201-447-8469 valleyhealth.com
Andrew P. Bolson VP Board Operations Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte One Paragon Drive, Suite 240 Montvale, NJ 07645-1744 201-802-9202 www.mfmclaw.com
Andrew P. Bolson is a Partner with Meyerson, Fox, Mancinelli & Conte, P.A. in Montvale, New Jersey. Maintaining a diversified litigation practice, Andrew regularly represents clients with matters involving breach of contract disputes, partnership break-ups, guardianship cases, and estate contests. Andrew also serves as outside general counsel for several small and closely held businesses, nonprofits, landlords, and entrepreneurs, who he advises on commercial transactions, contracts, employment related matters, and landlord/tenant issues. In addition, Andrew represents individuals with residential and commercial real estate and in the preparation of estate documents. Andrew also launched his firm’s privacy and Internet law practice, and he represents individuals and businesses with a variety of related issues, including matters involving invasion of privacy, the drafting of terms of service and privacy policies, and copyright and trademark filings. His privacy and Internet practice compliments Andrew’s interest in privacy and Internet policy, in particular issues surrounding online hate speech and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Andrew has written extensively on Section 230 of the CDA, and his writings have been featured in theHill.com, the New Jersey Law Journal and in other publications. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of the Mahwah Chamber of Commerce, Andrew serves a member of ADL New Jersey’s Advisory Board and is a Trustee for the Cresskill Public Library.
Teri Capparelli Director
Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County 121 Carver Avenue Westwood, NJ 07675 201-457-1020 habitatbergen.org
Christine Conklin Director Promenade Senior Living 38 Hospital Road Tuxedo Park, NY 10987 845-351-0000 promenadesenior.com
Christine is the Director of Community Relations at the Promenade Tuxedo Place. She develops meaningful relationships with the residents, and families, and community partners, and conducts presentations showcasing the services and innovative programs of the community. She ensures a smooth transition for new residents throughout the entire sales and move-in process. Promenade Senior Living is a family-owned senior living community that is purpose-built to cater to the resident’s specific needs and level of care. The community at Tuxedo Place is an inviting place to call home for our residents in assisted living and independent living
Brian F. Durkin AVP Directory Durkin Agency President 106 Grand Avenue, Suite 360 Englewood, NJ 07631 www.durnkinagency.com
Born and raised in Bergen County, Brian graduated in 1984 from Lehigh University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. From 1984-89 he worked at Price Waterhouse in New York, NY in the Audit Dept. and earned his CPA designation. In 1989 Brian joined Durkin Agency, Inc. which has been in business since 1945 and is a family owned Independent Insurance Agency representing 12 major Insurance Companies. The GHP Insurance Center in Ramsey was purchased in 2004 and Brian became the President of the newly established Durkin/ GHP Agencies.
Brian resides in Tenafly with his wife Kate and they have 3 adult children: Erin, Brian and Sean.
Mark Fairman is a Financial Services Professional with NYLIFE Securities LLC, member FINRA/SIPC, A Licensed Insurance Agency & New York Life Company, and an Agent with New York Life Insurance Company since 2003, 250 Pehle Ave, Saddle Brook, NJ 07663. Mark provides families and businesses with custom insurance and financial services from one of the highest rated companies in the industry*, and coordinates educational financial seminars throughout New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas and Virginia. Mark hails from Ramsey, NJ, and graduated from Rutgers College, New Brunswick with a B.A. in American Studies. He is licensed as a Registered Representative through the regulatory agency, FINRA, and carries a Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF) designation with the American College. Mark carries the designation of CLTC (Certified in Long Term Care) in the field of Long-Term Care planning and is an active member of NAIFA (National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors). Mark was proud to be a 2021 Qualifying member of the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT). The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals, is recognized globally as the standard of excellence for life insurance sales performance in the insurance and financial services industry. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service *New York Life has received the highest financial strength ratings currently awarded to any U.S. life insurer by Standard & Poor’s (AA+); A.M. Best (A++); Moody’s (Aaa); and Fitch (AAA). Source: Individual Third Party Ratings Reports as of 9/30/2021
Maggie Grande AVP Marketing Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. 100 Williams Drive Ramsey, NJ 07446-2907 201-236-4254 www.kmbs.konicaminolta.us/
A northern New Jersey native, Maggie joined Konica Minolta in 2019 from North Jersey Media Group, where she was responsible for driving brand growth through campaigns, events, digital marketing and public relations. As the Public Relations Manager for Konica Minolta, Maggie develops and implements public relations programs in support of the company’s business strategies. Outside of work, Maggie enjoys any and all outdoor activities including hiking, golfing, skiing and obstacle course racing
Helene Guss Scholarship Chair
Good Samaritan Hospital Member of the Westchester Medical Center Network 255 Lafayette Avenue Suffern, NY 10901 845-368-5637 bschs.org
Helene Guss is a dynamic senior marketing and public relations professional with diverse background and extensive experience in healthcare and consumer products. Currently, she is Director of Network Marketing and Communications for Bon Secours Charity Health System/Good Samaritan Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network. Before that, she was Director of Public Relations at Montefiore Health System and previously was Director of Public Relations and Advertising at Pascack Valley Hospital.
Liz Kloak Director Ramapo College Of New Jersey Foundation 505 Ramapo Valley Road Mahwah, NJ 07430 201-684-6834 ramapo.edu/foundation
Liz is currently the Director of Fundraising Events & Business Partnerships for the Ramapo College Foundation. In that capacity, she is responsible for raising over 70% of all unrestricted funds each year. Previously, she served as White House Deputy Press Secretary and Assistant Press Secretary in the Reagan and Bush Administrations. Liz was Director of Communications and Community & Business Outreach at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library & Museum in Simi Valley, CA. She was the Chief Spokesperson and Communications Director of the State of Massachusetts Treasurer's Office. Liz has a B.A. in Government & History from Colby College in Waterville, Maine, and a Master's in Liberal Studies from Ramapo College. Liz is also an adjunct professor of Communications at Ramapo and teaches Leadership & Group Communications. She has four children and grew up on the south shore of Massachusetts. Her oldest son, Peter is a 2014 graduate of the University of Rhode Island and is currently Director of Talent Acquisition for Workera, Inc., daughter Lucie is a 2016 graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a manager of Brand Partnerships at DraftKings. Her son George is a 2017 Ramapo College graduate and is a Business Development Rep at Oracle. He is also a Corporal in the US Marine Corps. Her youngest daughter Lillie is a 2022 graduate of the University of Virginia and is currently a medical assistant pursuing medical school. Liz enjoys spending time with her family, running, reading, golfing, sailing, and walking her dog, Brady. She loves the New England Patriots, and Boston Red Sox and keeping up on current events. Liz and her husband George live in Ridgewood, New Jersey
Tina Lyding, founder of Voicecom Plus, Inc. is celebrating 30 years of proudly serving the telecommunication needs of thousands of businesses throughout the Tristate area.
Together with her support staff, she is dedicated in helping organizations utilize communication technologies as a strategic business tool by delivering an extensive line of voice and data products and services. These include Traditional Telephone Systems, VoIP Business Telephone Systems, Voice, Data and Fiber Cabling, Cloud Solutions and Paging Systems. Voicecom Plus takes pride in providing complete customer satisfaction and timely, cost-effective solutions.
Tina is a longtime active member of the MRCC. She regularly volunteers at Chamber events, where she has made countless connections with people who she considers business advisors, partners and friends
Jeffrey MacFarlane AVP Golf Jeffrey MacFarlane-Commercial Real Estate Consulting Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417-1725 201-783-2840
Jeffrey’s primary focus is the data center, pharmaceutical, and investment aspects of commercial real estate and he represents several prominent firms in these fields. His role in this representation is, fiscal feasibility analysis, through site evaluations for brownfield developments, and the repositioning of existing assets such as suburban office, industrial, and power generation facilities. Jeffrey spent two decades as a professional sailor, successfully racing and campaigning throughout North America, Europe and Australia. He ended his professional career ranked number one in the world. Jeffrey now applies that same drive and focus to his career in corporate real estate. Jeffrey serves as a Trustee on Board of Comprehensive Behavioral Health Care. CBH Care is a nonprofit mental health services center based in Hackensack, with locations throughout Northern New Jersey. Jeffrey resides in Franklin Lakes with his wife and son.
Tracy Marvin VP Events Crowne Plaza Suffern - Mahwah 3 Executive Boulevard Suffern, NY 10901-4113 845-357-4800 cpsuffernhotel.com
Tracy Marvin is the Director of Sales and Marketing at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center. She has been at the hotel for 8 years. Prior to the Hotel Tracy worked at the Prestigious West Point Officers Club, hosting many meetings and functions for officers, presidents and their families. The Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center hosts 229 luxurious guestrooms and over 24,000 square feet of usable meeting space. Tracy Currently resides in Westchester county with her Family where she enjoys Bike riding on weekends or watching endless True crime documentaries on the couch.
Thomas Messina YPN Chair Compass Wealth Strategies 250 Pehle Avenue, Suite 900 Saddle Brook, NJ 07663-5832 201-291-5410 [email protected]
Thomas Messina is the owner of Compass Wealth Strategies in Saddle Brook, NJ. Thomas offers a variety of products that can help you meet several insurance and financial needs. Thomas works with his clients to provide the necessary peace of mind to help make sound, well-informed decisions that are critical to their futures. Thomas was proud to be a 2020 and 2021 Qualifying member of the prestigious Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT). The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT), The Premier Association of Financial Professionals, is recognized globally as the standard of excellence for life insurance sales performance in the insurance and financial services industry. MDRT members demonstrate exceptional professional knowledge, strict ethical conduct and outstanding client service. Thomas grew up in Bergen County, attending Old Tappan high school as a multisport varsity athlete. He went on to graduate from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. In his free time, he likes to spend time with his wife and dog hiking and exercising.
Aparna Mulchandani VP Marketing Two by Two Design Creative Director 11 Sycamore Court Ramsey NJ 07446 www.twobytwodesign.com
Aparna Mulchandani brings with her 20+ years of experience in the world of graphic design. Aparna holds a BFA in Design from the University of Massachusetts and a BA in Visual Communications Design from Purdue University. Under her direction, her company has won over a dozen internationally recognized industry awards for corporate identity (logos), marketing materials (direct mail, brochures and advertising), digital and web design. Community service, with a focus on children’s education and well-being, has always been one of Aparna’s passions. She has assisted various local non-profits by providing pro-bono design services through out her career. After spending her childhood in India, Aparna travelled and worked in Europe and across the US before settling in Ramsey in 2001 with her husband and 2 sons.
Tia Pyo AVP 5K M&T Bank 45 Eisenhower Drive, 4th Floor Paramus NJ 07652 201-906-8798 mtb.com
Tia Pyo has had over 20 years of banking experience. Now the Vice President of the M&T Business Banking Division, she provides solutions for business owners. Tia offers her costumers short or long term solutions based on their individual needs, such as, loans, refinancing commercial mortgages, finance for investment properties, etc. She also provides any basic financial assistance. Tia resides in Palisades Park and has two daughters.
Kevin Wittman VP Golf Visions Federal Credit Union 1 Lethbridge Plaza Mahwah, NJ 07430 1800-242-2120 ext. 65601
Rena Rothman has been a Chamber member since 2002. She teaches piano to students of all ages. Rena is also a member of the SRV Lions Club. Previously she spent 17 years working at NBC News as a Production Manager. She was a music major at Florida Atlantic University and was the Musical Director for Mahwah High School’s drama department. Rena resides in Mahwah with her husband and daughter.
Mario Zaki VP Technology Mazteck IT 575 Corporate Drive, Suite 4205 Mahwah, NJ 07430 973-272-2324 www.Mazteck.com
Mario is the owner of Mazteck IT located in Mahwah NJ. Mazteck IT is a full Managed IT Services firm helping companies with all their technology needs like Cyber Security Protection, IT Helpdesk, and Office Phone Systems. Mazteck IT offers enterprise protection at affordable small business prices and pride themselves on amazing customer services. Mario currently resides in Paramus and has over 25 years of experience in IT and opened Mazteck IT in June of 2004. Mario has been a member of MRCC since 2019 and currently also serves on the Marketing committee in addition with helping the chamber with all their IT Needs. Since moving to Mahwah in 2019, the entire Mazteck team has been active in the community and is always trying to support local businesses.
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