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sk Carlo Vona Jr., president of Paramount Stone Co. in Stamford, if it was something of a given that he would one day take over the business that his father

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had started and the reply is quick and uncharacteristically terse: “No.” Instead, he seemed set to pursue a career in business administration and management and found time to wander Europe, where he inevitably took in the historic architecture

on view. Even so, the son of Italian immigrants was no stranger to working with his hands, having joined his father, Carlo Sr., on job sites and eventually becoming what Paramount’s website calls “primarily a self-taught

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Carlo Vona Jr., president of Paramount Stone Co. in Stamford. Photo by Bob Rozycki.

Going unsaid is that he is a third-generation mason. Combined with his earlier interests and the experience gained from accompanying his father, the transition was relatively painless — although Riviere exited Paramount when Carlo Jr. joined. “We started tightening things up” when he took on the presidency, Vona said. “We got lean and mean. We cut our staff way down to the point where there were just two of us. We really were only using a corner of our showroom and were doing every» SOLID REPUTATION

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New Rochelle wants to take property, again, for public works facility BY BILL HELTZEL bheltzel@westfairinc.com

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ew Rochelle has petitioned Westchester Supreme Court to condemn an industrial property it had previously sought but abandoned in a 17-year endeavor to relocate the city’s public works department. The city filed an eminent domain action Jan. 29 to gain control of the 0.29-acre parcel at 21 Second St., owned by Roberto Sanchez of New Rochelle. The acquisition is all but a foregone conclusion, under state law that grants municipalities broad power to take private property for public uses. The issue is mostly a matter of negotiating a fair price. But New Rochelle officials have a track record of seeking private property for public use, only to change their minds. The city has been trying since at least 2004 to relocate the city maintenance yard at 224 Main St. The old city yard is outmoded and contaminated, and the 3.9-acre site on Echo Bay is coveted by real estate developers. The city needs 21 Second St. for public works offices and vehicle storage, according to a findings statement, and to allow for “redevelopment of the city’s waterfront.” The city council approved a payment of $675,000 for the site, as well as $410,000 for Webster Avenue, a 0.21-acre lot next to the Sanchez property. Sanchez bought 21 Second St. for $700,000 and mortgaged it for $650,000 in 2017. The property has been used by General Landscaping Inc., operated by Martha Sanchez. The city had previously tried to take the

Second Street and Webster Avenue parcels. The original plan was to relocate the city yard to 85 Beechwood Ave., the site of the public works transfer station under an Interstate 95 bridge. That property wasn’t large enough, so the city began looking at nearby parcels. In 2004, the city was studying 75 Beechwood Ave. In 2008, attention turned to 99 Beechwood and Webster Avenue. In 2013, the city council authorized taking 75 Beechwood by eminent domain. In 2016, the council approved taking 21 Second St. and Webster Avenue instead. Later that year, focus shifted to 70 Nardozzi Place, across the street from Home Depot and Costco stores. The council approved a $22.6 million public works facility as part of a $48 million commercial project proposed by Simone Development Cos. and G&S Investors. That structure is under construction. City officials still wanted more space for public works offices and a fueling station. In 2017, the city council approved the taking of 54 Nardozzi Place, the site of Auto Sunroof of Larchmont. The action stopped property owner Paul Spadaccini from selling it for about $6 million to a developer who wanted to build a self-storage facility. The city initially offered $2.3 million for the property, according to Spadaccini. Last July, New Rochelle dropped that eminent domain case, and in September Spadaccini sold 54 Nardozzi Place for $7 million. Now the city is coming almost full circle, going again after Webster Avenue and 21 Second St., the properties it wanted in 2008 and 2016.

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t’s one thing to love Bridgeport. It’s another to do something about improving its underserved and underrepresented communities. “This is about not being given a seat at the table,” said Natalie Pryce. “Or people just wanting their table to look diverse, but not giving you any real power.” “This” is Led By Us (LBU) & Associates, a consulting firm founded by Pryce and Kelvin Ayala in 2018. Its mission is to empower community stakeholders with the tools, resources and confidence to excel as entrepreneurs, investors and property owners. “I’ve always been an entrepreneur at heart,” Pryce, who also runs her own Pryceless Consulting firm, told the Business Journal. “I knew from the age of 17 that I wanted to be an entrepreneur — I just didn’t know what direction I’d take.” Upon being named one of the Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” in 2017, Pryce said, “I was very proud of myself — but I still didn’t feel like I was where I wanted to be.” By that time, she said, she’d

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become more aware of the various roadblocks that can stand in the way of small businesses — particularly minority-owned ones — and the need to “level them up” with the rest of the community. “I’d been an entrepreneur for 10 years but had only realized later the racism that is systemic in our society,” she said. Part of that disconnect, she said, comes from the fact that her father was born in England and her mother in Jamaica. “I think I was raised in a different way” than many of her contemporaries in Norwalk, where she grew up, she said. Pryce first moved to Bridgeport “because the rent was cheap,” she laughed. “I am very much a community person, so any community I land in gets all of me — and Bridgeport happened to be that community.” Her parents said that she could accomplish just as much in Norwalk, “but I wasn’t so sure about that. Bridgeport allowed me to experiment more, to establish my brand and to create the tables for others to sit at.” Pryce, Ayala and three other business owners and consultants created I Luv Bridgeport (stylized as “I ♥ BPT”), a community development agency in 2013, which FCBJ

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thing — including turning the lights on in the morning and turning them off at night.” As the economy brightened, so too did Paramount’s outlook. It offers interior and exterior commercial and residential work, with a dizzying array of stone products, some of which can make the unsuspecting customer catch his breath: Best-selling slabs include Jet Mist granite ($3,495), Calacatta Borghini marble ($5,437.90), and Bianco Dolomite marble ($5,881.37). But it isn’t just the quality of the materials that makes Paramount stand out, Vona said. “Over the years we’ve established a solid reputation, which in this industry can make a whole lot of difference,” he said. “We also do so much work here on-site, including custom fabrication (of pool coping, stair treads and radius cuts, among other services). “We sell quality products, competitively priced,” he continued, “and we provide great customer service (see sidebar).” The firm has also expanded well beyond Stamford and its environs into what Vona said was roughly a 50-mile radius, encompassing most of Fairfield and Westchester counties, as well as some projects in Long Island, Rhode Island and on Martha’s Vineyard. When talk inevitably turned to Covid19 and its impact, Vona said he met those challenges head on by recalling 2009. “We got lean and mean again,” he said. “But we were able to stay open as an ‘essential’ business, which certainly helped. We followed all the guidelines, but we also went beyond them when we could to keep the doors open and our customers safe.”

Vona posited that Paramount actually benefited during the pandemic. “We’ve sold more than our usual share of exterior products, probably due to so many people having to stay at home and entertain themselves. Before winter set in, we saw a lot more backyard renovations as people spent more time working from home and looking out their windows.” “We did a good amount of interior work as well,” added longtime Paramount sales associate Anthony Corelli. “I think a lot of customers were staying inside, staring at the walls and thinking, ‘We need to redo the kitchen or the bedroom.’” In fact, Vona said, the company handled “an abundance of projects” before the December holidays, “primarily interior but exterior as well. Business really caught fire.” He further noted that all of its products are now available online with zero-contact delivery, and that Paramount also offers “curbside” pickup at its 338 Courtland Ave. location. While there have been some supply-chain delays during the Covidmandated “new normal,” Vona said that the company is now only a few weeks behind on some jobs. As for whether he sees his own children carrying on the family tradition of masonry, Vona gave a sly laugh. “I have four young children and a beautiful wife,” he said. “They’re more than welcome to do this if they like — but right now I just want them to stay in school.”

Sales associate Anthony Corelli.

Customer Service – The Great Differentiator Just linke Paramount Stone Co. President Carlo Vona Jr., sales associate Anthony Corelli says that nothing tops customer service when it comes to setting your company apart. Case in point: A recent experience with a customer who was looking to locate the same tumbled marble flooring that she had purchased some 20 years ago to match what was in place as renovations were undertaken. “Even though that transaction was completely over the phone, it was still hands-on customer service,” Corelli — who’s been in the industry “for 25, 30 years” and joined Paramount in 2014 — told the Business Journal. “This is a very customer-service-oriented company and we want our customers

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to feel that they can get whatever they need here.” That approach paid off with the renovating customer — though it took some effort, Corelli admitted. “She was looking for a cost-effective way to complete the work, so we needed to find something with the same tonality as what she had. We were fortunate because what she had has a lot of shading and variation, which made finding something that matched a little easier.” Consulting Paramount’s list of vendors, Corelli said it took “several days” to find the right flooring material — in Missouri. “I sent some pictures to her before shipping, just to make sure we agreed,” he said. “The length to which he went in the

search is unprecedented,” said the customer, who requested anonymity. “I’m so impressed. I’ve never come across this kind of service in more than 40 years.” “In a lot of cases it’s not possible,” Corelli admitted. “There’s definitely some luck involved — and fortunately that’s what happened here.” Although he also has family members in the stone industry, Corelli gave an answer similar to Vona’s when asked if he could see his children joining the trade someday. “They’re still fairly young,” he said. “And one of my sons is like speaking with a lawyer, or a hostage negotiator. We’ll see!”


Schumer: Covid package includes no-appointment vax centers for Hudson Valley BY KAREN SACKOWITZ ksackowitz@westfairinc.com

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ith the U.S. House of Representatives targeting Feb. 26 for a vote on passage of the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 Relief Package that would then require Senate approval, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York told a webinar arranged by the Hudson Valley Economic Development Council (HVEDC) that the package would have specific benefits for the region. Mike Oates, president and CEO of the HVEDC, hosted the webinar. “This new bill includes huge amounts of money to get the (Covid-19) vaccine off the shelves and into people’s arms, and more money to produce more vaccines,” Schumer told Oates. “They’re going to set up centers — many in the Hudson Valley — where people can line up and just get the vaccine.” Right now, residents need to schedule vaccinations with New York state or suppliers such as pharmacies and for many the scheduling process has been a nightmare. Schumer said the centers would be run by FEMA and the National Guard and that they would be training 100,000 temporary health care workers to administer the vaccinations, which will be free. Schumer said that he believes with mass vaccinations in high gear, life could return to at least some semblance of normal as early as June or July. The new bill also includes $325 billion for small businesses, as well as nonprofits and religious institutions. The ability for nonprofits and religious institutions to benefit from previous federal Covid relief had been limited. “There is a set aside for CDFI’s, Community Development Financial Institutions, and MDFI’s, Minority Development Financial Institutions, so small businesses can apply and they will help you,” Schumer said. “Places like Community Capital Resources in Westchester, they have been given money to have people sitting there just to help you apply for these programs.” A new program for restaurants and bars hurt by the pandemic would receive $25 billion. The grants can be used to cover payroll, rent, utilities and other operational expenses. The bill also provides another $7.25 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program, a tiny fraction of what was allocated in previous legislation. The loans are designed to help borrowers meet their payroll and operating costs and can potentially be forgiven. “It’s estimated that restaurants lost over $135 billion in sales last year. In New York, 8,300 restaurants have shut their doors,”

Schumer said. “PPP was of some help, but the fact that 75% of that went to payroll wasn’t good. This Restaurant Act is in addition to PPP; it’s a long term grant. So if you have a restaurant, you could get the PPP and then get the restaurant money.” Within the new relief package is $15 billion in aid for independent arts venues, movie theaters, live performance spaces and similar organizations. The grant program would cover 45% of an organization’s annual revenues, with a cap of $10 million. Schumer said a feature known as the Endless Frontier Act would inject $100 billion over five years into advanced technology initiatives including cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, clean energy and biotech, in addition to semiconductor and microchip production. Schumer said it would include $10 billion to create technology

hubs, including in the Hudson Valley and Westchester County. “This kind of investment in semiconductor and microchip production means that companies like IBM or ON Semiconductor, which is coming to Dutchess, can expand, bringing good jobs to our economy,” Schumer said. Schumer said that passing separate legislation which has been introduced in the Senate and House to eliminate the $10,000 cap on deducting state and local taxes (SALT) from federal tax returns was a priority for him as was funding infrastructure projects including the widening of Route 17. He also said he’ll continue to push $3.2 billion for emergency broadband benefits to help families who can’t afford high-speed internet access so that remote learning can be available to all students.

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Edge-on-Hudson a catalyst for enriching Sleepy hollow and the riverfront BY PETER KATZ pkatz@westfairinc.com

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he importance of parks for cities, urban areas and historically underserved communities was underscored on Feb. 11 when President Biden’s acting Secretary of the Interior Scott de la Vega reversed an order put into effect in the final days of the Trump administration that had gutted a federal program supporting parks and greenspace projects. On the way out of office, Trump’s Interior Secretary David Bernhardt stripped the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) of their funding. Bernhardt’s action followed Congress in a bipartisan move increasing LWCF funding to $900 million while also adding $100 million to ORLP’s funding, which brought to $125 million the total available in 2021 for competitive grants to help develop parks in populated areas. New York is one of the states that has benefited from partnership funding in the past with the state’s Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation handling grant applications. There is wide appreciation of the recreational, aesthetic and economic value that can come from parks and it is exemplified in what’s been happening in Sleepy Hollow. Despite the pandemic and winter weather, a section of the Hudson River waterfront has already been opened up in the first phase of construction on a park associated with the Edge-on-Hudson development. Edge-on-Hudson is a mixed-use community being developed on 70 acres that used to be home to General Motors. New York City-based Biddle Real Estate Ventures (BREV) and PCD Development, based in New Providence, New Jersey, are the master developers of the project. The plans call for 1,177 housing units consisting of rental and condominium apartments along with townhomes, a 140-room

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hotel, 135,000 square feet of retail space and 35,000 square feet of office space along with more than 16 acres of parkland. A new DeCicco & Sons food market was announced for the site. The estimated final value of the project is $1 billion. A waterfront park designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, the halfmile-long Sleepy Hollow RiverWalk at Edgeon-Hudson, is being built to link with other trails and parks. The architects worked with Sleepy Hollow’s Open Space Council on the design for more than two years. Completion is expected in early 2022. The path will become part of a much a larger park system embodied in the Hudson River Valley Greenway that includes, among other features, Kingsland Point Park along the Hudson River waterfront, Horseman’s Trail along the Pocantico River, the Rockefeller State Park Preserve and various elements from the Battery in Lower Manhattan all the way to Albany. While the developers are paying most of the park’s first-phase $2 million design and construction costs, a $500,000 grant from the state’s Empire State Development Market New York program is helping to expedite the project. “People today, especially the people who are attracted to our community, don’t want the typical suburban-style fortress home; they want to be in an integrated, mixed-use community,” Peter Chavkin, founder of BREV, told the Business Journal. “We have this amazing waterfront. When you are standing on our southern edge, you see the Manhattan skyline in the distance yet when you go 50 feet west and you look upriver the Palisades and that section on the other side of the river look pristine. You can almost envision that it looks just as it did about five hundred years ago when Henry Hudson came up the river.” Chavkin said what they’re building will not be a private park and they saw it as an opportunity to bring not just an amenity for WCBJ

the residents but to be a draw of regional significance. “The village of Sleepy Hollow will own this park forever,” Chavkin said. “If you think about it, this site for the better part of 100 years was locked off. When General Motors was operating here this represented the bulk of Sleepy Hollow’s waterfront and now we’re giving it back to the village, but not just giving it back to them, creating something new that never existed before.” “We get this new parkland that we’ve never had before and, especially after this year we’ve just had, it’s so obvious just how important parkland is to any community,” Sleepy Hollow Mayor Ken Wray told the Business Journal. “You have to have public gathering spaces for folks and this is just an incredible asset.” Wray said he believes the park also will become a major asset for the village’s business community because it will attract people who will then visit the downtown and patronize stores and restaurants. “We said ‘We want the riverfront to be open to the public; it cannot be private and it will be good for your development as well,’ and ultimately that view prevailed,” Wray said. “What the Edge folks have been really great about is keeping the riverfront open whenever they can, whenever construction allows it. All during the summers you’ve seen thousands of people coming to the riverfront even though it wasn’t developed; it was a construction site. But, the fact that you’re on the river was incredibly beautiful.” Wray said there has been an uptick in interest in the downtown because of Edgeon-Hudson.

Renderings of the Edge-on-Hudson.

“When the pandemic really set in we had just completed an update of our comprehensive plan and we’re beginning to implement pieces of that including looking at rezoning our downtown to help with that development and attract more investment,” Wray said. “The Edge project has been doing very well despite the pandemic. The Edge project has made it possible for us to develop The Common, 28 acres on the other side of the Metro-North tracks with new recreational facilities, new parkland, moving our Department of Public Works off the riverfront into this site as well. This is a $60 million project, which for a village like ours, is huge but it’s being made possible because the Edge project is underway.” Wray envisioned people being able to come to Sleepy Hollow via Metro-North and enjoy the park network, shopping, dining and facilities being planned for the waterfront. “People are responding to what Edgeon-Hudson provides; an urban aesthetic in a village setting,” Chavkin said. “For someone who’s coming out of New York City it’s fairly priced for Westchester but you’re also getting more space. We’ve seen a lot of buyers coming up from the city. Toll Brothers sold a tremendous number of townhomes on the site last year and we’ve just gotten approval from Sleepy Hollow’s Planning Board for the next batch of townhomes. The design is distinctive.”


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Suite Talk: Paul Muratore, founder of Connections Mentoring

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he concept of mentoring has been gaining greater favor in the corporate world over the past several years, but it also has a significant resonance in the real world. This is especially poignant among at-risk youth who often have no adult figures that can help them in a meaningful manner. In this edition of Suite Talk, Business Journal Senior Enterprise Editor Phil Hall speaks with Paul Muratore, founder of the Dobbs Ferry-based Connections Mentoring, on how his organization is helping young people in need through the input of older and wiser mentors.

What is Connections Mentoring and how did it come about?

“We have a simple message, but our work is complicated. We basically provide mentors to young people between the ages of 15 and 25 who are trying to lead independent lives and come from both the juvenile justice systems and the child welfare systems. We’re celebrating our fifth year and have had about 100 young people come through the program.”

What inspired you to launch this endeavor?

“I had a fun career for about 30 to 35 years in media entertainment, production and advertising, and I was semiretired about five years ago. When I started the second half of my life, I said, ‘How can I help more people more effectively?’ “I had been mentoring teens from the Children’s Village in Dobbs Ferry for about 30 years and saw the change in society demographics. When I started Connections, we were privately funded — we’re a program at the Children’s Village, but currently we are a separate standalone operation.”

What makes a successful mentor?

“Mentors are really rock stars — they’re people of character. What we do is we try to start that relationship on a successful footing through the recruiting of the mentors and finding out more about them. And we recruit the young people, as well. We try to make a match with both their sensibilities

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and personalities. We have some young people who are struggling with their identity and things like that, so they want a mentor who has gone through a similar process. “Our mentors range in age from 25 to, I think, our oldest who is now is 78 — he is a retired ophthalmologist.”

And who are the young people being mentored?

“We serve kids in the five boroughs of New York City and Westchester County who are currently being served in some way, shape or form by a social worker or parole officer. They may be in a residential treatment setting or a group home. They need to have current or previous contact with child welfare — foster care, juvenile justice, preventive care — and they’re looking to have expressed interest in having a positive adult relationship in their life.”

Are these boys and girls who are being mentored? “Boys and girls, teens and young adults. My experience has been with teen boys — that’s where we started because I did what I knew. Then we grew to young men and I hired my executive director who has 12 years of real experience in the field. “As we grew, we started working with teen girls and now young women and single parents as well. Our approach has been very measured.”

What does the mentoring process encompass? “I like to say it’s about doing life together — and given where the kids are, a lot of times there are activities. But this is not about activity — it’s about a meaningful, caring relationship, and our objective is to have the young person have a stronger sense of self-worth and self-respect. “We have very formal and specific training for the mentors. The first three months or so in their relationship, they’re getting to know one another and establish some level of authenticity and trust. Currently, with Covid, the metrics have been wildly creative in terms of activities. But really, it’s having a conversation with the young WCBJ

person and having them open up and share with you their dream or things that they’d like to pursue. We let the kid direct that the activities, if you will, as much as possible. “I feel that the biggest impact the mentors have is when the kids fail. Our kids have experienced significant trauma in their life, and so they’re not accustomed many times to success. When they fail, sometimes those failures feel larger or more profound than they may be for somebody like ourselves, so it’s great when the mentors are there to have that conversation and help them recover more quickly, with less collateral damage.”

Where do you get your mentors from? “We recruit online. We are connected with Volunteer New York! — they are a huge New York-based organization that impacts 10,000 lives a year. For one-on-one, mentoring-type relationships we screen all of the candidates and take the ones that are appropriate for connections and then refer

Paul Muratore, founder of Connections Mentoring. Contributed photo.

anybody else who doesn’t fit our profile to Children’s Village. “We currently are looking for people of color as mentors. The kids are asking for it because they feel that if there’s more of a similarity in terms of their background, they can relate better to certain things.”

How is your organization coping with the economic tumult created during the pandemic? “We’ve been looking for creative ways to continue fundraising because our biggest problem right now is that we don’t have enough money to reach all the kids we want to. We have 20 kids right now who are waiting for mentors and we have about a $50,000 shortfall for our fiscal year ending June 10.”


Couple sues New Rochelle’s Surf Club for not refunding $56K BY BILL HELTZEL bheltzel@westfairinc.com

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he Surf Club on the Sound has been sued for allegedly refusing to refund $56,657 for a b’nai mitzvah that was canceled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Jared and Allison Starr of White Plains sued the New Rochelle events venue Feb. 3 in Westchester Supreme Court to get their money back. “This is slander!!!,” the Surf Club responded in response to an email asking for its side of the story. The inquiry was referred to Yonkers attorney Louis M. Spizzirro, who said he does not comment on lawsuits, “other than to say people will be treated fairly.” The Starrs began searching in 2018 for a suitable location for their children’s b’nai mitzvah, the Jewish coming of age ceremony that formally admits children around age 13 to their religious community as adults. The Starrs looked for a place that could accommodate 500 guests. They chose the Surf Club, a popular banquet hall and events center on Davenport Avenue on the Long Island Sound. In January 2019, they reserved the Surf Club for Oct. 31, 2020. They agreed to pay $72,500 plus other fees and made several payments in the months leading up to the celebration. The contract’s “impossibility” clause allowed the deal to be terminated without liability for circumstances beyond the control of either party that would make it illegal or impossible to use the club. More than a year after the deal was struck, as fears about the coronavirus spread, Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a statewide disaster emergency. Restrictions on interstate travel and public gatherings potentially made attendance difficult for out-of-state guests and risky for all guests. “Holding the event specified in the contract was and is not only illegal but impractical,” the complaint states, “if not impossible, in light of the deadly effects of large indoor gatherings.” The Starrs said they canceled the event last July and demanded their money back, but the Surf Club felt it was too early to decide if the celebration could be held. The Surf Club did not communicate with the Starrs as the day neared, according to the lawsuit, and Oct. 31 “came and went without the event occurring as planned.” In December the couple filed for arbitration, as required by the contract, to get

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amantha Power’s career has mostly been aimed at the world stage, first as a war correspondent covering the collapse of the former Yugoslavia, then as the founding executive director of Harvard University’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, followed by positions within the Obama administration’s State Department that culminated in the appointment of U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, and now as President Biden’s appointment to run the U.S. Agency for International Development. But in a recent Zoom lecture sponsored by Rye’s Jay Heritage Center, Power raised her concern that internecine strife that she witnessed in the former Yugoslavia could easily take root and metastasize in this country as political divisions deepen with no clear evidence of common ground — or even a common source of information. “There is massive misinformation,” she said. “You could argue that now the issue is massive decentralization of media, with no fact checking and with conspiracy theories running amok. We’ve seen in our own media ecosystem photographs that have been used to incite fear and or hate, and then somebody will point out, ‘No, actually that’s a photograph from 10 years ago.’” While observing that “America and our established democracy was very different than a country like Yugoslavia that had come out of years of dictatorship,” this country has failed to establish an immunity to “hate crimes, even intolerance, extremism and radicalization.” But Power also warned about demonizing either side of the current divisions. “If we just look at the people that have gone to extremes here — they’ve become more susceptible to conspiracy theories,” she said. “There are no umpires in our social media echo chambers and we can wall ourselves off from alternative viewpoints. But in those echo chambers, one of the main things that’s happening is that people are being convinced that a caravan of immigrants are storming across the border — not only to take your job and to sort of suck off the welfare state, but potentially to do far worse. Right? “And we saw the fears of cities being overrun by Antifa and how that becomes a justification to then actually radicalize yourself,” she continued, pointing out that a similar situation occurred in war-ravaged Yugoslavia during the 1990s. “The issues in the Balkans persist today: if you talked to the Bosnian Serb militia, as I did in my early twenties, the mindset was: ‘These Muslim

Samantha Power Photo courtesy University of Michigan’s Ford School. jihadis are coming. If we don’t kill, we will be killed. If we don’t push them out, it will be a kind of Lebensraum or some distortion of a very expansive idea of self-defense.” Power theorized that U.S. extremism has permeated into more mainstream circles due to changing demographics coupled with perceptions of economic inequality. “There is a desire to have the status quo and a fear of the new and the other,” she said. “I don’t want the message to be these are the same and we’re heading to the pathway of civil war, although, the events of January and those in Michigan before it and so many of the radicalized incidents and hate crimes that we’ve seen.” While acknowledging that some extreme solutions have been raised to combat this problem, including increased federal regulation of social media and the big-tech companies that control those platforms, Power proposed the dialing down of hostilities could take place if more people were “cross pollinating enough with people with whom they disagree, in real life and not just in these echo chambers,” but she ruefully stated that the roots of this dilemma are very deep. “There’s a portion of it that’s really rooted in fear, and how do we find even channels of communication to address that?” she asked. “You know, more people had married Kardashians in this country than had died of Ebola — but at the height of the Ebola hysteria, it didn’t matter. What mattered was that people were being stoked to believe that if health workers returned (from West Africa) we were going to be overrun with a pandemic. “It’s a code we haven’t cracked, but that requires outreach that that has been harder and harder to do. But you have to start by seeking to meet people where they are, which is not easy in a world in which we’re so silent.”


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Written Out Loud BY KAREN SACKOWITZ ksackowitz@westfairinc.com

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hat one Fairfield entrepreneur first envisioned as a local venture has become a global enterprise almost overnight and entirely within the course of the pandemic. Written Out Loud, a storytelling studio geared toward children ages 8 to15, was the brainchild of Hollywood screenwriter Josh Shelov, who says he spent years trying to break into the movie business before realizing the power of telling a story to an audience rather than handing it to someone on paper. “The genesis of it was my own transition from being an amateur writer into being a professional,” he says. “I wrote terrible screenplays throughout my twenties desperate to become the next Quentin Tarantino, and I wrote them as one thinks is the way to write a screenplay — in a sort of solo hermetically sealed environment.” Without much success, Shelov says he switched methods in his 30s, sharing his stories verbally with friends and peers to get instant feedback from not only their words, but their expressions and body language. Through this “writing out loud” habit, his work started to move. He sold a screenplay and launched a successful career in Hollywood. His screenplays include, “The Best and

the Brightest” (2010) — movie, “Mayne Street” (2008-09) - TV series and “We Are” (2016) - documentary short. “I noticed that executives and producers who would audition you to write a screenplay weren’t so much obsessed with reading your work as they are with having you come in and sit down in their office and tell them the story,” he says. “If you can capture attention with that out-loud campfire version, then you can adapt that story in any direction that you want.” In 2018, Shelov took a break from his screenwriting career and began teaching kids the art of storytelling. He also took an adult class at School of Rock, where he gained inspiration from their teaching model. “School of Rock was teaching kids to love music not by teaching them Bach and Beethoven, but by playing Taylor Swift and Green Day and The Beatles. I watched all these kids rocking out and having the best time,” he says. “I said, let’s create the storytelling equivalent of that, where they’re creating stories out loud that are inspired by the stories that they love. ‘Hamilton,’ ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Hunger Games,’ ‘The Office,’ all of it. Bring it in here. That’s your curriculum.” By early 2020, Shelov had begun working with kids in his Written Out Loud programs. Gathering in groups, students would meet with Shelov to brainstorm ideas for stories, write, collaborate and shape a final product,

which would be made into a published book. By mid-March, about two dozen kids were taking part in workshops that cost around $179 per month. Then the pandemic hit. Suddenly, Shelov had to figure out if his workshops could function in a remote learning environment. He posted a question on his Facebook page to gauge interest. “Needless to say, so many other activities had been canceled, so the kids in my network, and the parents of kids in my network, were really looking for ways to occupy kids’ time. So moms started talking to moms, gathering up dozens of kids,” he says of his post going viral. “By the middle of June. I had over a hundred and fifty kids across the country.” What started out as a local storytelling school has now exploded into an international one, thanks to the online, Zoom-fueled version of Shelov’s original idea. Spring 2020 classes had full rosters and summer online camps were even more popular. In addition to attracting kids to share the joy of self-directed creativity, Shelov says his students are also connecting in ways that have helped ease the isolation of the past eleven months. “One of the happiest experiences we’ve had this fall is meeting a kid from Mobile, Alabama; in such a football-focused area, he’s just not like that. He’s a high fantasy kid,” Shelov says. “Now this young man is in a creative crew with a girl from Fairfield and a girl from Los Angeles. The three of them text, FCBJ

Student writers collaborating with Written Out Loud founder Josh Shelov.

growing and creating stories together. That kind of companionship, bringing together people regardless of geography, is what this the remote version of Written Out Loud has really brought about.” Due to the tremendous growth of the business, Shelov has added 10 additional directors to his staff, including a U.K.-based crew. He also has two business partners who have helped him to scale operations quickly. With remote workshops keeping everyone busy, Shelov says his original plan for a brickand-mortar location remains on hold, but not canceled. He expects to have a homebase for Written Out Loud somewhere in the Fairfield area at some point, but for now, he’ll keep bringing students together virtually every chance he gets. “This has all come to life in less than a year. This winter we’ll produce our 500th student book, while giving companionship to kids who can be otherwise quite isolated,” he says. “It turns out this program is extraordinarily functional, useful and inspirational in a remote way.” The next Written Out Loud session begins on March 1. For more information visit writtenoutloud.org. WCBJ

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STARTUP SPOTLIGHT Shelton’s Sugar Rush USA puts nitrogen twist on ice cream offerings BY PHIL HALL phall@westfairinc.com

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ost people don’t include nitrogen as part of their daily diet, but this unlikely ingredient is part of the menu at Sugar Rush USA, a new family-owned ice cream shop that recently opened in Shelton. According to Ali Nasufi, who co-founded the business with his brother Flamur, liquid nitrogen is used to flash-freeze some of the ice cream offerings. Nasufi offered assurances that this unlikely ingredient is safe to consume when it is properly applied to the creamy desserts. “You can’t let it over freeze,” he explained. “If you go under the extreme, it is just going to be mush and all watery. The tablets that we use for the machines themselves and for the nitrogen is all controlled — it tells you specifically how

much you’re going to need, so everything is measured.” Nasufi’s liquid nitrogen is at negative 320 degrees before it can be used to flash freeze the ice cream and flavors that are created in-house. Computer tablets control the machines, thus ruling out the potential for human error, although the only thing beyond Nasufi’s control is the fluctuating price of this special commodity. “It is not usually expensive to buy,” he said, noting that the business also has to cover the cost of the tanks and hoses required for this culinary application. Nasufi said Sugar Rush USA fulfilled a longstanding goal of opening a dessert-oriented retail shop. “My family’s been in the food industry for a little over 45 years and we’ve been in the restaurant since I was about 11 years old,” he said. “It’s always something we did and always something we

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had a passion to do.” Coming from the restaurant industry, Nasufi was aware that Sugar Rush USA’s selection needed to stand out with a wider variety of selections. Soft-serve, ice cream sandwiches and scooped ice cream cones share the menu with the nitrogen selections, and toppings run a wild range from nature’s bounty (bananas, walnuts, peanuts) to old-school snack favorites (M&Ms, sliced Butter Fingers bars, gummy bears) to beloved childhood breakfast cereals. Ice cream is also scooped into the establishment’s selection of crepes and stuffed doughnuts. “We had to make sure the menu was big enough to satisfy all of our customers,” he continued. “We wanted to make sure that they could get a little bit of everything. If six, seven or 10 people come in, one may like soft serve, one may like to scoop and one likes the nitrogen. We had to make sure that we took care of all of them — we don’t have everything on the menu, but we plan to put a lot more on the menu to serve more people.” Sugar Rush USA opened last month at 901 Bridgeport Ave. in a new shopping center developed by R.D. Scinto, with Nasufi admitting he “fell in love with the space.” And despite the trauma that many eateries have experienced during

Flamur and Ali Nasufi, co-founders of Sugar Rush USA. Photo by Phil Hall.

the Covid-19 pandemic, Nasufi intentionally avoided naysayers who might have questioned a new food trade business at this time. “The truth is that we didn’t talk to anybody about whether we should open or not,” he said, noting the planning was strictly a family affair. “We just discussed amongst each other and said, ‘Hey, if you’re ready, I’m ready. You want to do it? Let’s do it.’ “Because you have to understand something,’” he added. “You’re going to get positive and negative feedback. And we didn’t want that.” As for looking forward, Nasufi is not currently entertaining thoughts about creating additional locations for this concept. “We don’t know what the future is going to bring,” he said. “People love this and they tell us, ‘Hey, come to my town or come to my city.’ That would be phenomenal and that’s the dream, but as of right now we are fully 100% focused on this one and this one only.”


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Wall Street and health care intersect for pair of Fairfield County companies BY KEVIN ZIMMERMAN kzimmerman@westfairinc.com

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wo Fairfield County technology firms that specialize in health care are raking in big bucks: One through a merger with an eye toward going public and the other via its own initial public offering. On Feb. 12, Stamford genomics-testing company Sema4 entered a definitive agreement with CM Life Sciences to accelerate growth. That transaction — which values Sema4 at approximately $2 billion — is expected to provide up to $793 million in cash proceeds and includes a fully committed PIPE (private investment in public equity) of $350 million from such growth and life science investors including Casdin Capital, Corvex Management, Fidelity, Morgan Stanley Perceptive, SoftBank, T.

Rowe, Viking and existing investors. CM Life is a special-purpose acquisition company led by institutional investors Casdin Capital and Corvex Management. The deal is expected to close during the second quarter; upon closing, CM Life Sciences, which now trades as “CMLF,” will be renamed and its common stock will be listed on the Nasdaq global market under a name and a ticker symbol to be announced at a later date. “The additional resources will allow us to greatly accelerate our business plans organically and inorganically, developing and bringing in more cutting-edge precision model solutions across multiple disease areas,” Sema4 founder and CEO Eric Schadt said. Sema4 claims to have established the largest, most comprehensive and fastest growing integrated genomic and clinical

data platform. Its database includes more than 10 million patient genomic profiles and de-identified clinical records, integrated and delivered in a way that enables physicians to proactively diagnose and manage disease. “We exist in a remarkable period of time as the life sciences and broad health care industries undergo a technology-driven data revolution,” Eli Casdin said. “The disruptive promise in combining these genomic and clinical data sets, at the patient level, is profound but takes a team of experts, the right business model and lots of growth capital. We therefore could not be more excited to lend our partnership and fill the balance sheet for the foremost leader in the field, Eric Schadt and the expert team he’s assembled at Sema4. “With an early start, unique business strategy and more than 150 leading data scientists, this is the premier company in one of the biggest, winner-take-most markets in life sciences,” he added. The combined company is expected to receive proceeds of up to approximately $793 million at the closing of the transaction, up to $343 million of which will FCBJ

Signify Health CEO Kyle Armbrester rings the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Feb. 11 to mark the company’s initial public offering.

be paid to Sema4 stockholders, with the remainder utilized by Sema4 in its business It will continue to operate under the Sema4 management team, led by Schadt. “Eric has built a truly unique business at Sema4 with a combination of scale, growth and innovation that we rarely see,” CM Life Sciences Chairman Keith Meister said. “Revenues are projected to grow from $200 million to $500 million and gross margins to double from today to 2023, while Sema4 leverages its existing platform in women’s health and oncology to quickly grow into high margin relationships and partnerships across health systems and biopharma partners.” The merger has been unanimously approved by both CM Life Sciences’ and Sema4’s board of directors. Meanwhile, Norwalk-based Signify Health — which offers a value-based » SIGNIFY HEALTH

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care platform that uses advanced analytics and other technology to help move health services from medical facilities to the home — reaped a windfall with its IPO. First announced last month, Signify was looking to raise $100 million in its initial public offering when it threw open the figurative doors on Feb. 10. Though its 3.5 million shares of Class A common stock were priced at $24 per share, they opened at $32 the following day — giving it a market capitalization of $7.12 billion, according to Reuters. Ultimately the IPO raised approximately $564 million. Signify Health trades under the “SGFY” symbol. “When we formed Signify Health (in December 2017), our dream was to improve the quality of life for millions of Americans by driving better outcomes and activating the home as a key part of the care continuum,” Signify Health CEO Kyle Armbrester said in a statement. “As we move forward as a public company, we will continue to pursue our vision and focus on making a positive impact on the health of those we are privileged to serve.” The company — which also maintains a headquarters in Dallas — is expected to use the funds raised by the IPO to pay expenses and to back further acquisitions and/or investments in other firms. It picked up

Norwalk’s Remedy Partners last summer, thus establishing its presence in that city; Remedy CFO Steve Senneff retained that position and was also named Signify president. In November, Signify acquired

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Old-world elegance with modern convenience. Outstanding for the region, The Club also represents trends in senior living, where communities increasingly aim to mirror the style and culture of their neighborhoods. Older adults moving to a community make few – if any – sacrifices in lifestyle, finding that the community aligns with their expectations for how they wish to continue to live. The community also integrates a continuum of health services. Where independent living welcomes older adults into maintenance-free living, with a host of amenities to make daily living as unencumbered and delightful as possible, assisted living and memory care services provide vital care for residents with particular needs.

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Specialized care helps those who have Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. Memory care is a program that preserves individuals’ dignity and helps them find meaning and contentment in their daily lives. At The Club, the embrace memory care program offers highly individualized plans for care, attentively matching needed services to each person. In a secure setting, residents discover moments of joy daily; their loved ones can be confident and assured. The program offers residents: • • • • • • • • •

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The Club follows CDC guidelines for masks, handwashing and social distancing and requires the following: • Everyone entering the community wears a face mask and is screened according to CDC guidelines • Staff are screened at the beginning, middle and end of their shifts • Every assisted living and memory care resident is monitored for temperature, oxygen saturation level and condition changes • The community works with national-level laboratories for staff and resident testing • Staff welcome PCPs (primary care physicians) and medical specialists, as residents require, and arrange resident transportation to medical appointments Residents need to connect with other residents and create bonds of friendship. At The Club, every effort is made to maximize those possibilities by enabling small group events, hallway and doorway happenings, and remote activities via web-based or phone options. The community also provides easier access to exercise equipment and walking paths and helps residents remain fit and engaged. The Club at Briarcliff Manor is a Senior Lifestyle community. To find out more about Senior Lifestyle, visit SeniorLifestyle.com. For information about The Club, contact the marketing office at 914-922-0671 or visit THECLUBBCM.COM.

A helping hand makes daily living easier – and fully rewarding. Assisted living is a system of services and skilled care providers that matches care delivery to an individual’s exact level of need. Ensuring every individual’s independence is well preserved, The Club’s assisted living provides personalized assistance with the tasks of daily living – only in an amount that makes it possible for the individual to continue to exercise his or her independence. Exemplary among assisted living providers, The Club’s services and amenities in assisted living include: • • • • • • • •

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On Feb. 25, ‘everyone can be a philanthropist’ BY KAREN SACKOWITZ ksackowitz@westfairinc.com

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uanita James, president and CEO of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, is used to running short on sleep in February, especially on the charity’s biggest fundraising day of the year. “The first few years of Giving Day, I stayed up all 24 hours,” she said. “Now, I take a couple of naps in-between. I stay up until one or two, get a little sleep, then get back up at six-thirty or seven.” Feb. 25 will mark the eighth annual Fairfield County Giving Day, a 24-hour online philanthropy campaign in which thousands of donors contribute to nonprofit organizations from all over southwestern Connecticut. While the nonprofits use the campaign to market their missions and grow their donor bases, supporters have the opportunity to put a small contribution toward a greater impact. In 2020, 77 percent of the gifts donated were under $100, yet the event brought in a total of over $1.6 million from more than 12,600 community members, benefitting nearly 400 nonprofits. In the weeks and months leading up to Giving Day, the foundation offers resources to help participating nonprofits raise aware-

ness and drive donors, including workshops, training, access to high-volume technology and inclusion in regional ad campaigns. In addition, $100,000 in grant prizes is secured to offer bonus contributions during giving hours throughout the event. It’s not just the day itself, James tells the Business Journal, “It’s much more of a learning and teaching experience. It’s an education in how to do digital marketing and promotion, sponsorships and customer relationship management for our nonprofits, many of whom can’t afford that kind of consulting advice from a professional marketing firm.” Since the first Giving Day in 2014, Bank of America has been the event’s champion sponsor, something Carol Heller, senior vice president and market manager for enterprise business and community engagement for the bank, said has been a highlight for the branches in her region. “We put signage, posters and all kinds of things in all of our financial centers to get everyone revved up about it in the weeks leading up to Giving Day,” she said. “We also use communication to feature nonprofit work in different sectors so our associates can understand what’s going on, why the need is so pressing and what great nonprof-

its we have in this county.” Heller and James tell the Business Journal that this year, fundraising is especially critical for hundreds of organizations who are struggling in the wake of the pandemic. “That’s a big part of the story this year. Nonprofits have been impacted by the pandemic in terms of higher overhead costs, as well as the increased number of service users and demand for services,” Heller said. “This is the year that we need to stand behind our nonprofits by continuing our steadfast support to help them keep their doors open, and to grow that support even more.” “In total, we’ve raised over $9.6 million for the nonprofit community. Some of the organizations say it’s the biggest fundraiser they have for the year,” James said. “On the donor side, it doesn’t have to be a big investment to be part of making a big impact. We’ve got sponsors, elected officials, the

Juanita James private sector, even kids; that’s what makes it exciting, because everyone can be part of this. Everyone can be a philanthropist.” For more information on Fairfield County Giving Day visit fcgives.org.

DISCOVER THE FINEST IN SENIOR LIVING The Bristal Assisted Living has been serving seniors and their families in the tri-state area since 2000, offering independent and assisted living, as well as state-of-the-art memory care programs. We are committed to helping residents remain independent, while providing peace of mind that expert care is available, if needed. Designed with seniors in mind, each of our communities feature exquisitely appointed apartments and beautiful common areas that are perfect for entertaining. On-site services and amenities include daily housekeeping, gourmet meals, a cinema, salon, plus so much more. Discover a vibrant community, countless social events with new friends, and a luxurious lifestyle that you will only find at The Bristal.

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Good Things END-OF-LIFE CARE ADVOCACY GROUP GAINS SUPPORT Compassion & Choices and its Connecticut supporters recently praised the state legislature’s public health committee for reintroducing a bill that would authorize medical aid in dying as an option for terminally ill, mentally capable state residents to peacefully end unbearable suffering. The bill, An Act Concerning Aid in Dying for Terminally Ill Patients (H.B. 6425), is championed by Joint Public Health Committee House Chair Representative Jonathan Steinberg (Westport). The Connecticut State Medical Society dropped its opposition to medical aid in dying and adopted a neutral position. “This Covid-19 pandemic reminds us of the fragility of life and the limits of modern medicine to relieve suffering,” said Steinberg. By a 2-1 margin (63% vs. 31%), Connecticut voters support medical aid in dying, including a majority of Republicans, Democrats, independents, men, women and age groups, according to a 2015 Quinnipiac University poll. The Connecticut bill is modeled after the Oregon Death with Dignity Act, which has been successfully implemented for more than 20 years with no record of abuse or misuse. Medical aid in dying also is authorized in Washington, D.C., and eight other states: California, Colorado, Hawaii, Maine, Montana, Oregon, Vermont and Washington. “There is no good reason why terminally ill Connecticut residents should not have the same peaceful dying option as residents of nearby states of Maine, New Jersey and Vermont,” said Compassion & Choices Connecticut campaign director Tim Appleton. “We’re living through unprecedented, difficult times, but the need for compassionate end-of-life care hasn’t gone away,’” said Westport resident and Tony Award-winning actor James Naughton. Compassion & Choices is the nation’s oldest, largest and most active nonprofit working to empower each person to chart their end-of-life journey. For more, visit CompassionAndChoices.org/Connecticut.

THE ART AND SCIENCE OF SNOWFLAKES

The Bruce Museum in Greenwich will host a virtual presentation by photographer Don Komarechka and physicist Kenneth Libbrecht on the art and science behind one of winter’s most elegant creations: the snowflake. Learn about the physics behind how snowflakes form and the in-

credible technology used to capture their beautiful crystalline structures by joining the Bruce Experiences webinar The Art and Science of Snowflakes on Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., via Zoom. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. Sponsored by Bank of America,

Bruce Experiences programs are offered free of charge, though advance reservations are required. Visit brucemuseum.org or call 203- 869-0376, ext. 311, to reserve your place. Donations are appreciated to help support the museum’s exhibitions and programs.

ESSENTIAL WORKER AWARDED FOR OUTSTANDING CARE

From left: Tom Daly, ALS director of live-in services, Platinum Caregiver Awardee Precious Bobson and ALS COO Mario D’Aquila.

Precious Bobson of East Hartford, a caregiver with Assisted Living Services Inc. (ALS), was selected for the $5,000 Platinum Caregiver Award for October in Cheshire by ALS. Mario D’Aquila, ALS chief operating officer, said “It is such a proud moment every time we present one of our caregivers with

the Platinum Caregiver Award but it is even more meaningful this year,” he said. “The presentation was delayed due to Covid safety precautions.” Bobson expressed her gratitude for the award “I’m really surprised and really shocked. I didn’t know this was coming.”

Since 1996, award-winning ALS, located in Cheshire, Clinton and Fairfield, has provided quality care to residents across Connecticut. It was ranked on the 2020 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies and recognized by Home Care Pulse® as a “Best of Home Care Leader in Excellence.”

LM LIONS AND SEDONA SUPPORT CRC EVICTION PROTECTION The Larchmont Mamaroneck Lions (LM) joined with Mamaroneck’s Sedona Tap House Monday’s Dine Out for Charity to raise funds for the Community Resource Center’s (CRC) eviction relief program. During the current coronavirus rent moratorium, the CRC has been working

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with at-risk households, identifying those in need, helping provide legal counseling, negotiating with the landlords and funding direct negotiated payments to the landlords. Every month on every Monday, Sedona donates $2 per steak meal to a local service group or project. To encourage support at

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both lunch and dinner, it offers its $18 steak meal for only $10. The LM Lions and Sedona teamed up in January to support the CRC’s eviction protection effort. The Lions agreed to match Sedona’s donation, which was $610 (305 meals served). Individual Lions have made separate donations to increase

the Lions total to $1,000. Checks totaling $1,610 were presented to CRC director Jirandy Martinez. The LM Lions are part of the Lions Clubs of the Sound Shore and Lions Clubs International, the world’s largest service organization.

HGAR INAUGURATES 2021 PRESIDENT The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors® (HGAR) recently inaugurated Crystal Hawkins Syska, an associate broker with Keller Williams New York Realty in White Plains, as its 2021 president, along with the appointment of its 2021 executive officers and directors. Hawkins Syska has been in the real estate business since earning her license in 2004. The Bronx native first joined the HGAR Board of Directors in 2017 and served as secretary before being named president-elect in 2020. She also serves as a director with the New York State Association of Realtors. A graduate of City College of New York, she began her real estate career with a small brokerage firm in Ossining. Hawkins Syska specializes in short sales and has a Certified Distressed Properties Expert (CDPE) certification and a service area from the Bronx to Dutchess County. In addition to her appointment, the 2021 HGAR executive officers installed include Anthony Domathoti of Exit Realty Premium, the Bronx, president-elect; Carmen Bauman of Green Grass Real Estate Corp., Bronxville as treasurer; Tony D’Anzica of Dynamax Realty New York City Inc., Manhattan as secretary; and Gail Fattizzi of Westchester Real Estate Inc., Somers as Immediate past president. New regional directors include Maurice Owen-Michaane, Capital Realty New York LLC, New Rochelle as regional director, New York County (Manhattan); Vincent Buccieri, Today Realty Corp., the Bronx, as regional director, the Bronx; Carol Christiansen, Café Realty, Mount Kisco as regional director, Westchester County; Clayton Livingston, Grand Lux Realty Inc., Chappaqua, as regional director, Putnam County; Eydie Lopez, Keller Williams Hudson Valley United, Middletown, as regional director, Orange County; and Roberta Bangs, Howard Hanna Rand Realty, New City, as regional director, Rockland County. The Hudson Gateway Associa® tion of Realtors is a not-for-profit trade association consisting of almost 13,000 real estate professionals doing business in Manhattan, the Bronx, Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, and Orange counties. It is the second ® largest Realtor Association in New York state and one of the largest in the country.


ARTS MID-HUDSON APPOINTEES

PEEKSKILL POLICE REFORM TASK FORCE DRAFT PLAN On Thursday, Feb. 11 the city of Peekskill Police Reform Task Force held a virtual public meeting to discuss its draft plan for police reform recommendations. Chaired by Peekskill Mayor Andre Rainey and Antonio Knott, the task force is charged with leading a community engagement process that will result in a reform plan that addresses policies, procedures, practices and deployment (including but not limited to use of force) as well as issues of racial disparities wherever they exist. The draft plan will be completed following review of all public comments made on Feb. 11 or via email by Feb. 18. Following this deadline, revisions will take place as needed and the plan moves to the City Council for review.   Rainey said, “…This draft plan is the beginning phase and I look forward to more input from the community and ultimately discussion by the City Council to decide how to move the process forward in concrete ways to implement the plan.”  A public presentation of the Peekskill Police Reform Plan to City Council is anticipated to take place March 1. The plan must be adopted by the City Council and submitted to New York state by April 1 for the city of Peekskill to be eligible for future state funding for police. “Commencing with the signing of Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 203, members of the Peekskill Police Department, along with community stakeholders who represent the core of the city, have worked very hard to compose this draft,” said Peekskill Police Chief Donald Halmy. Information for these features has been submitted by the subjects or their delegates.

During the 2021 Arts Mid-Hudson (AMH) annual meeting in Poughkeepsie, two new board members were elected for their first three-year term. They are: Sydney Cash, an artist/sculptor who has worked with glass, metal, paper and light and appeared in more than 50 one-person shows. He has taught at Pratt Institute, The New Jersey City University and The Brooklyn Museum Art School. Awarded several fellowships, Cash’s work is in many U.S. and international public collections. About his appointment, Cash, said, “As an elder artist and a brand-new board member, I’m looking forward to being part of the team that creates AMH’s long-term vision.” Uriel Pinelo restructuring attorney with Brown Rudnick LLP, represents equity sponsors, trade vendors and official and ad hoc committees of creditors and equity interest holders in Chapter 11 cases. A native of Oaxaca, Mexico, Pinelo resides in Dutchess County and commented on his appointment, “Art,”

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he said, “is a powerful and a unifying medium that enriches our lives. I am honored and grateful for the opportunity to help support and grow local arts in our communities with Arts Mid-Hudson.” Since 1964, AMH initiatives have engaged and promoted the arts benefiting regional artists, arts organizations and communities.

For more information and future arts events, sign up for the monthly e-newsletter at artsmidhudson.org. Although the Arts Mid-Hudson offices are temporarily closed due to Covid, the staff is working remotely and can be reached by leaving a voicemail at 845-4543222 or email info@artsmidhudson.org. www.ArtsMidHudson.org.

NEA AWARDS ARTSWESTCHESTER

Gallery space in ArtsWestchester building.

A $20,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts  was recently awarded to ArtsWestchester in White Plains to support a contemporary art exhibition titled  The Social Fabric: Common Threads and Uncommon  Visions. This art exhibition will feature new work and site-responsive commissions featuring Hudson Valley-area artists who use textiles to explore issues of broad social consequence. ArtsWestchester’s project is among 1,073 projects across America totaling nearly $25 million that were selected during this first round of fiscal year 2021

funding in the Grants for Arts Projects funding category.  “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support this project from ArtsWestchester,” said Arts Endowment Acting Chairman Ann Eilers. “ArtsWestchester is among the arts organizations across the country that have demonstrated creativity, excellence and resilience during this very challenging year.”  In recent decades, art made with fabric and fibers has commanded increasing attention said  ArtsWestchester CEO Janet Langsam explaining, “Textiles are approach-

able artifacts of daily life. Beyond the clothes we wear, textiles and their associations, tactile qualities and labor-intensive ways in which they are made can trigger moments of nostalgia, or an increased social consciousness when thinking about the impact of ‘fast fashion.’ As such, textile artworks offer a unique entree into contemporary art.” Deputy Director of Programs Kathleen Reckling said, “This project includes commissioning three site-specific works that leverage the unusual spaces of ArtsWestchester’s White Plains gallery, housed in an historic bank building.   FCBJ

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LRC PROPERTIES ADDS TO ACQUISITIONS TEAM Seth Hall has joined LRC Properties in Rye Brook as vice president, acquisitions. He will be responsible for growing the firm’s portfolio in Atlanta, Memphis, Nashville, Tampa, Orlando and Richmond/Norfolk. Prior to joining LRC, Hall was a director of capital markets at Newmark Knight Frank, focusing on debt and equity placement. Previously, he spent five years at Mesa West Capital, which was acquired by Morgan Stanley in 2018. Hall started his career in the commercial real estate group at Wells Fargo Bank. Karie Nero, principal at LRC Properties, said of Hall, “He brings a deep expertise and proven track record in commercial real estate and capital markets that will be beneficial in helping us identify and purchase properties that we can reposition, restructure and redevelop in these key markets and ensuring we can add value to the properties as well as generate a substantial return to our investors.” Hall received his Bachelor of Science degree in real estate development from the University of Southern California. LRC Properties is a commercial real estate firm focused on East Coast commercial real estate investments, creating above-market returns for its investment partners by providing substantial value to the properties it purchases.

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Good Things BURKE CATHOLIC ACADEMY IS CREATED Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York and John S. Burke Catholic High School in Goshen, have jointly launched a new opportunity for middle school students to attend grades 6-8 in an academy setting on the expanded high school campus at Burke Catholic, a college-preparatory high school All eligible students currently enrolled in Catholic schools are guaranteed placement at the new  Burke Catholic Academy and also offered a seamless transition to enroll. The Burke Catholic Academy will be open to all sixth, seventh and eighth grade students in the Hudson Valley. “This is great news for our Catholic school families in a year of turmoil for the archdiocese and the world,” said Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York. “The archdiocese introduced organized education to New York more than 200 years ago. The academy’s formation is a strategic move toward preserving and re-imagining

Catholic education in Orange County for generations.” Superintendent of Schools Michael J. Deegan, said “The leadership of Burke Catholic have created a truly impressive opportunity for middle school students to prepare for high school and beyond while continuing the same, academically superior, values-infused curriculum they know so well.” All families of every faith with elementary-school-aged children are always welcome to visit http://www.catholicschoolsny. org at any time, year-round, to learn more about the opportunity to provide their children education at an affordable price in a Catholic school. Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of New York serve nearly 55,000 students from pre-K through 12th grade across 172 schools in 10 counties and boroughs throughout New York.

RING2MEDIA HIRES SENIOR VP OF MEDIA A national leader in data-driven, performance-based advertising Ring2Media in Westport has hired direct response industry veteran, Lauren Mitchell, as senior vice president of media. She brings a wealth of media knowledge and results-driven marketing experience to Ring2Media having built and led effective media forecasting and buying strategies, which served as the foundation for revenue growth. Mitchell joins Ring2Media from Nutrisystem Inc., a direct-to-consumer brand specializing in health and wellness and weight-management products, where she served as vice president, television and video, supporting Nutrisys-

tem and South Beach Diet brands. Mitchell has a deep understanding of media attribution and media mix modeling, both of which are critically important in today’s media landscape. She reports to Ring2Media’s CEO Mark Fidel and is responsible for all aspects of the media buying process – from planning and purchasing to analytics and reporting. “I am excited to be a part of the Ring2Media team,” said Mitchell. “I was drawn to the culture of the organization, its data-driven approach to performance-based media buying and the opportunity to help grow the in-house media team….”

DORF & NELSON CELEBRATES NEW PARTNERS’ LEGACY

Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr.

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Dozens of elected officials, prominent legal figures and community leaders honored former Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino Jr. and former First Deputy District Attorney Paul J. Noto for their combined 70 years of public service at a virtual event Feb. 11 hosted by Dorf & Nelson LLP, the law firm Scarpino and Noto recently joined as partners in its litigation department. Headquartered in Rye the firm also has offices in Manhattan, Garden City and Los Angeles. “Public service is in my DNA,” said Scarpino, who served as Westchester County District Attorney from 2017 to

2020. “For as long as I can remember, my desire has been to serve and protect people. Being able to do just that throughout my career from my time as an FBI agent, a judge, to the DA of Westchester County, I can say I never felt I worked a day in my life. It’s been truly an honor serving the people of Westchester County.” Noto, a former mayor of Mamaroneck, was deputy district attorney and special counsel under Scarpino from 2016 to 2020, advising the DA on significant matters related to cases and policy initiatives.“I have always viewed public service as a force for good. It is one way you can have a positive impact on people’s lives,”

said Noto. Scarpino and Noto were presented awards by Jon A. Dorf, managing partner, Dorf & Nelson, and Jonathan B. Nelson, chair of the litigation department of the firm.“Public service is and always has been at the heart of our profession,” said Dorf. “We’re so pleased to recognize both Tony and Paul, esteemed community leaders, who have made a career out of building trust in the profession and making public service a priority.”  Westchester’s First Youth Poet Laureate, Danielle Kohn of Scarsdale, closed the program by speaking about the importance of public service.

UNITED WAY’S ‘RIDE UNITED’

HELP FOR SUBSTANCE-USE DISORDER Every day, more and more families in Connecticut are affected by substance-use disorders or realize they have a teen at risk of developing a substanceuse disorder (SUD). On Wednesday, March 3, a local organization in Simsbury, A Promise to Jordan, will present a session to introduce families to Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT).  The session will be held virtually via Zoom at 6 p.m.  The two-hour session is geared to families who have a loved one with substance use disorder or an at-risk teen, as well as for professionals in the addiction treatment field who are working informally with families and want to learn techniques for motivating substance users to seek treatment. The program will be led by Dr. Dom-

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inique Simon-Levine and Laurie MacDougall. Simon-Levine is founder and CEO of Allies in Recovery (AiR), an online learning platform for families of those struggling with SUD.  MacDougall is the founder of Resources Education Support Together (REST), a peer-led mutual aid group for families with a loved one with SUD.  Individuals may register by going to the A Promise to Jordan website, APromisetoJordan.org, or by emailing  info@ apromisetojordan.org. A Promise to Jordan is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit named for a young Simsbury man, Jordan Arakelian, and was founded by his mother, Lisa Gray, in the wake of his death from an opioid overdose on June 30, 2018. FCBJ

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Delivering food boxes to the needy.

United Way of Westchester and Putnam located in White Plains announced on Feb. 3 that its delivery of meals, food boxes and household supplies 10,000 to vulnerable populations throughout Westchester and Putnam counties was completed through the Ride United Last-Mile Delivery initiative. This milestone delivery also marks the delivery of one million meals to those in need throughout the country.

The United Way Ride United LastMile home delivery program, launched locally in July, covers populations in communities across the U.S. “The last mile represents the final hurdle in getting food to people who must remain at home due to Covid-19 and who experience food insecurity,” said Tom Gabriel, CEO of United Way of Westchester and Putnam. “United Way and the 211-network have convened local agen-

cies, food banks and grocery partners to identify available food for people who can’t travel and arrange for deliveries by DoorDash ‘dashers,’” he said. “United Way has been a great partner to work with on addressing hunger,” Feeding Westchester Programs Services Associate Chris McGregor said. For those agencies interested in partnering with United Way’s Ride United Program, visit uwwp.org/doordash.


DEPRESSION HITS HOME Two months after being closed, the Port Chester, school district reopened its doors despite the village designation as a code orange Covid cluster zone. A well-coordinated collaboration among the county and state departments of health, the Port Chester School District, and the OpenDoor Family Medical Center’s School-Based Health Center program provided expanded Covid testing that enabled the village to bring students back to the classroom. However, the risks of social isolation are significant and this continues with many students still attending in-person classes on a limited basis in Port Chester and around the country. “We see high rates of depression among both students who are home full time and those who are attending school within the hybrid model – from elementary school through high school,” said Sara Hodgdon, associate director of Open Door’s School Based Health Center (SBHC) program embedded in the Port Chester school system. “We also see substantial weight gains among elementary school children, particularly those whose families who are food insecure and rely on food distributions. The uncertainty about when the next meal may be available causes so much anxiety and fluctuations in health and weight, which is compounded by the very limited access to extracurricular sports and outdoor activities.” This is most evident in underserved communities, like those supported by OpenDoor. Shonny Capodilupo, Open Door’s  senior director of behavioral health, said her clinicians see increased depression, social anxiety and bullying among students due to the loss of structure that comes with attending school daily.   OpenDoor’s behavioral health clinicians work with families to coach them through difficult times like this and offer real-time solutions.  “At the end of the day,” Capodilupo said, “it’s this alliance with the communities and the trust we have with our patients that are our best hope to keep from having more unwanted outcomes.” Information for these features has been submitted by the subjects or their delegates.

WESTPORT COUNTRY PLAYHOUSE PRESENTS VIRTUAL SCRIPT “A Sherlock Carol,” a new, mystery mashup featuring familiar characters from the literature of Arthur Conan Doyle and Charles Dickens is being presented by the Westport Country Playhouse. It was written and directed by Mark Shanahan with co-curator Anne Keefe of the playhouse’s Script in Hand series. The virtual event, Monday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m., and on-demand from Tuesday, Feb. 23 through Sunday, Feb. 28 at 10 p.m. runs 108 minutes, including intermission. Virtual tickets can be purchased for $20 individual, $40 pair and $80 household. Each purchase entitles the ticket buyer to one individual link. Set in 1894 London, where the great detective Sherlock Holmes is downcast ever since the death of his archenemy, criminal mastermind Professor Moriarty, “A Sherlock Carol” is about how Holmes’ spirits are lifted with a mysterious case to solve: Did someone murder Ebenezer Scrooge? Co-curator of the Script in Hand series, Keefe is the associate artist at Westport Country Playhouse. She  has served as artistic director of Westport Country Playhouse with Joanne Woodward for a number of years. To date, there are three more Script in Hand Play readings scheduled with performances on Mondays on March

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Mark Shanahan and Anne Keefe, co-curators of Westport Country Playhouse’s Script in Hand Playreading series. Photo by Cynthia Astmann.

22, April 26 and Dec. 13, at 7 p.m.; titles and ticketing options to be announced. To purchase tickets to the playhouse’s virtual season, visit westport-

playhouse.org, leave a message on the box office voicemail at 203-227-4177 or email boxoffice@westportplayhouse.org.

DURANTE RENTALS CONTINUES EXPANSION Durante Rentals, a leader in the construction equipment rental industry, recently announced the grand opening of its new full-service rental facility located at 81 Commerce Drive in Carmel. At 20,000 square feet, the new store is five times larger than its previous Carmel location and is its second location in Putnam County. The new location will offer rentals, sales, parts and service of equipment for construction, industrial and homebuilding applications. “This new Carmel facility is strategically located to quickly and efficiently service our northern customer base as we expand into new geographies,” said President of Durante Rentals Liam Harrington. The new showroom will carry everything a contractor needs, and will also feature a fully stocked parts department, a 10,000-square-foot service center and plenty of customer parking. The Carmel store will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Orthopedic surgeon Steven M. Andelman, M.D., has joined White Plains Hospital Physician Associates division. He  specializes in adult and pediatric sports medicine, providing comprehensive surgical and nonsurgical care for orthopedic conditions of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle focusing on arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgical treatment of conditions in those areas. Additionally, he has specialized expertise in the management of complex orthopedic conditions such as hip arthroscopy, cartilage restoration and resurfacing, and revision or “re-do” surgery of the shoulder and knee. After receiving his medical degree from Georgetown University, Andelman completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center, a fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Connecticut, where he had the opportunity to learn from leading experts within the field of sports medicine. He will see patients at the White Plains Hospital Physician Associates offices at 325 Route 100 in Somers; 222 Westchester Ave., Suite 101, in  West Harrison; and  688 White Plains Road, Suite 225, in  Scarsdale. White Plains Hospital is a member of the Montefiore Health System, serving as its tertiary hub of advanced care in the Hudson Valley. It has been named Best Regional Hospital by “U.S. News & World Report.” 

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Good Things NEUBERGER MUSEUM COLLECTION GROWS Tracy Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., director of the Neuberger Museum of Art in Purchase, revealed the recent acquisitions that have been added to the museum’s collection. The objects range from drawings and paintings to screen and photographic prints and from mixed media works to sculpture. Among the new acquisitions are works by Louisa Chase, Engels the Artist, Cleve Gray, Ignacio Iturria, Alfredo Jaar, Lilla LoCurto and Bill Outcault, Margot Lovejoy, Alison Miller, Reuben Nakian, Joseph Stapleton, Jessica Stockholder, Fan Lee Warren and Sophie von Hellermann. “Collecting, supporting and encouraging the work of living artists— especially those by artists we feature in our exhibitions — reflects the philosophy of our founding patron, Roy R. Neuberger,” said Fitzpatrick. Some works in the collection include 11 objects by Iturria, created on site during an artist-in-residency in conjunction with his monographic fall 2017 Neuberger exhibition.. “We are thrilled to be able to include works in the collection that were actually created inside our galleries,” said Fitzpatrick. Another signature work in the museum’s collection is Gray’s “Threnody,” a monumental site-specific painting. Many of the works in the collection will be on view in an exhibition of Recent Acquisitions planned for summer 2021. The Neuberger Museum of Art opened on the campus of Purchase College, State University of New York, in 1974 with a core collection donated by Neuberger, one of the greatest private collectors, philanthropists and arts advocates of the 20 th century.

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MAPLE SUGAR FEST SERIES AT MUSEUM AND NATURE CENTER The traditional First County Bank Maple Sugar Festival at the Stamford Museum & Nature Center (SM&NC) on Scofieldtown Road in Stamford was changed this season. All the fun and games of the minifestival were bundled into a single admission price for three Sundays this winter beginning with Feb. 21 and continuing Feb. 28 and March 7. Each Sunday, grounds open at 10 a.m. with added attractions and enhanced programming for the whole family until 2 p.m. Standard admission rates apply after 2 p.m. and online pre-registration is required to ensure a safe and socially distanced experience at stamfordmuseum.org/fcbfest. Sponsored by First County Bank, the series of Maple Sugar Fest Sundays feature a wide variety of activities and its very own line of maple syrup is available for purchase. “Year after year, we are proud to have a long-standing presence in support of the SM&NC’s Maple Sugar festivities,” said Robert Granata, chairman and CEO of First County Bank, which has been headquartered in Stamford for 170 years. “We’re one of only two official maple

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MIKU SUSHI CONTINUES PARTNERSHIP WITH ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL Last year, owners of award-winning Miku Sushi in Greenwich, K Dong and chef Steve Chen, donated more than $10,000 to local organizations. During this month of February, Miku has relaunched its campaign with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which was nominated by Greenwich resident and Miku patron Tina McCann. Each month a special menu is created by the Miku team and 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these dishes benefit the selected partner. Due to the pandemic and a temporary restaurant closure, several organizations will have the opportunity to partner again this year and several months are still available for new partnerships.  “Last year was so challenging, my team and I worked so hard to stay afloat and aside from still being open I feel so fortunate that we had the ability to continue our community impact campaign that launched last February,” said K Dong. He continued, “…we’ve learned so much about the community and what really matters to our customers. Greenwich is truly unique and we’re grateful for being a part of the community. Especially during a time like this.”  “…We’re thrilled to see them supportFCBJ

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ing the life-saving work at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during the month of February,” said McCann. “The research taking place at St. Jude is helping to increase survival rates for pediatric cancer here in our community and around the world. No family ever pays St. Jude for treatment, housing or travel,

making support like Miku’s critical to the work at the hospital,” said Marilena Greig, American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities (ALSAC)/St. Jude Advisory Board member. Visit Miku’s award-winning sister restaurant in Scarsdale, New York, Kumo Sushi Lounge.

One of the nation’s largest provider of comprehensive support services to private foundations, Foundation Source in Fairfield, recently announced the appointment of Sunil Garga as president and CEO. He assumes the position at a pivotal time in which the company is investing heavily in people and technology to increase capabilities for private foundations and the broader philanthropic community. A visionary leader and entrepreneur, Garga has a 25-year record of helping companies realize their potential. He is the founder of two forward-thinking companies that, like Foundation Source, combine professional services, technology and consulting. “I am excited and humbled to be leading Foundation Source,” Garga said. “The company has an impressive 20-year history of pioneering foundation management and providing expert consulting and technology solutions that help clients pursue their philanthropic vision and establish their legacy. Foundation Source is the recognized leader for private foundations and is well-positioned to deliver innovative solutions and broader expertise to its clients….” Garga replaces Susan Friedlander Calzone, who led the company for the last five years as CEO. Joe Choorapuzha, partner with Incline Equity and speaking on behalf of the Foundation Source Board of Directors, said: “Sunil Garga is a strategic and inclusive leader who has demonstrated expertise leveraging technology to help companies position and scale for growth. His proven ability makes him the ideal person to maximize Foundation Source’s abundant untapped potential. …This is a very exciting time for Foundation Source.”


FULL-SERVICE REPRESENTATION TO BUYERS/ SELLERS OF SMALL TO MID-SIZED BUSINESSES IN HUDSON VALLEY LAUNCHED J. Philip Commercial Group in Carmel recently announced the launch of a new service arm, J. Philip Commercial Group (JPCG) Business Brokerage. The first Putnam County-based business broker, the company aims to fill a gap for entrepreneurs and business owners who have been underserved in the Hudson Valley, particularly in the Putnam and northern Westchester County area. The new service is led by Jennifer Maher, broker and co-owner, J. Philip Commercial Group and David Lewis, JPCG business broker. “The pandemic has shaken up the market and that’s not all bad,” says Maher. “Yes, some businesses are closing their doors or accelerating their exit strategy, but entrepreneurs, trans-

WMCHEALTH LEADS HUDSON VALLEY HUB VACCINES As the lead for the Hudson Valley Region Hub of New York state’s regional vaccine network, WMCHealth is responsible for the Hudson Valley’s largest-ever collaboration of health care providers and logistics efforts to ensure the safe, equitable and efficient distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine across Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam, Dutchess, Ulster and Sullivan counties. Working with a broad group of nearly 320 hospitals, health care organizations and agencies, community organizations and many other stakeholders, WMCHealth is supporting the historical allocation of more than 169,000 Covid-19 vaccination doses across the region to date, including directly administering more than 55,000 vaccinations at WMCHealth campuses and the Westchester County Center Mass Vaccination Center. Josh Ratner, WMCHealth executive vice president and hub lead, said, “We have also established four task force groups to ensure open communication, transparency, efficiency and equity in this important work.” He said that now more than 160 pharmacies have joined the hub’s Provider Task Force.

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plants from New York City and career changers are looking for business opportunities. …There is a demand for a service that links business owners with potential buyers.” “We have to quickly adapt to the

needs of the market,” said co-owner J. Philip Faranda. “Business brokerage is in demand in a post-pandemic world….” JPCG Business Brokerage expects the firm’s business model to attract clients based on its favorable fee

structure. According to Lewis, a business broker and member of the International Business Brokers, a lot of business brokers charge an upfront fee in addition to commission. “They require anywhere from $2,500 to $5,000 or more, depending on the size of the business, to cover the time spent recasting the financials. JPCG Business Brokerage only charges a commission when the business sells. We don’t make clients pay for the analysis.” Specializing in “Main Street” freestanding and investment properties, J. Philip Commercial Group was founded by Maher in 2015 as a sister company to J. Philip Real Estate founded by Faranda.

GREENWICH LAW FIRM WELCOMES ATTORNEYS Veteran law firm Gilbride, Tusa, Last & Spellane LLC has expanded with five new attorneys. Based in the town of Greenwich for more than 38 years, the firm specializes in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate, trust and estate planning and administration, corporate and business law, aviation law, employment law, intellectual property and tax planning and disputes. The new attorneys who will help expand the Greenwich firm’s reach within the tri-state area and beyond are: Lorraine Slavin, E. Parker Neave, Brooke E. Marcogliese-Debany, Nathan P. Pereira and Morgan E. Crabtree. “This is a great group and combined with our other outstanding attorneys, I know that the legacy of the firm is in excellent hands,” said Frank J. Gilbride, founding partner. Slavin  was named partner and practices in the area of residential real estate. She brings more than 25 years of extensive experience in all purchase and sales agreements for. Buyers and sellers. Neave,who was named partner advises individuals and families on the techniques available to preserve and transfer wealth and achieve the clients’ testamentary objectives. Marcogliese-Debany  joins the firm as senior counsel. She practices in the private clients group representing lenders and high-net-worth individuals in connection with a wide variety of residential real estate transactions. Pereira joins the firm as senior counsel in the business and corporate department. He advises private companies on risk management, corporate governance and employment matters as well as business own-

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ers in their confidential matters. Crabtree joins the firm as an associate in the private clients group concentrating in estate planning, estate administration and tax planning. She has experience in nonprofit formation and works extensively with several private charitable foundations. Since 1983, the Greenwich and New York City-based law firm of Gilbride, Tusa, Last & Spellane has provided representation to individuals and families in personal and business matters. It also has offices in New Canaan; Pelham; and Naples and Palm Beach, Florida.

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UNITEX CEO APPOINTED PRESIDENT BOYS & GIRLS CLUB The Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon Board of Directors has elected Robert Potack as president. He succeeds Fred Powers as president who will continue as vice president.  Potack is the CEO of Unitex, a medical uniform and linen services company based in Elmsford, a family-run business that has been leading the way in the medical uniform and linen rental industry for more than 90 years. He is a fourth-generation family member in the business. Potack earned his college degree from Northwestern University. He was born and raised in Scarsdale and currently resides in Westport, Connecticut.   “We are very fortunate to have Rob assume leadership of our board to lead our club growth plans,” said Mel Campos, CEO, Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon. “We are also grateful for the amazing accomplishments we achieved under Fred Powers’ leadership and thank him for his tireless efforts to help build our programs and provide resources to our members. …” The Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon offers after-school, teen and summer programs for more than 800 youth in the Mount Vernon community and serves more than 1,400 through a variety of other programs.

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Good Things DRONE MANUFACTURING TAKES ROOT IN CONNECTICUT Aquiline Drones (AD) meets the increasing demand for “Made in America” drones by opening the first drone manufacturing and assembly plant in Connecticut. The Hartford-based aviation cloud-solutions provider and commercial drone manufacturer now produces Drone Volt’s Altura Zenith and Hercules 2 drones – re-branded by AD as the Spartacus line of drones: Spartacus Macks and Spartacus Hurricane. Last year, AD signed exclusive U.S. manufacturing, sales and distribution licensing agreements with Drone Volt (ALDRV.PA), a French drone manufacturer of professional civilian drones. AD also entered into a strategic partnership agreement with Drone Volt and Aerialtronics through a 10% stock/equity swap with these entities. Under the terms of a five-year deal with Drone Volt, Aquiline Drones becomes the sole manufacturer of the Pensar smart camera – a multispectral sensor, complete with artificial intelligence and edge computing capabilities, along with manufacturing the above-mentioned drones. “Growing data security concerns over foreign-manufactured technology, mainly from China, has created an immediate need for increased drone production capacity in the United States,” said Barry

Alexander, AD chairman and CEO. “Our goal is to not only position our country as a leader in the multibillion-dollar global drone industry, but also, to reestablish America’s manufacturing dominance.   This is in perfect harmony with our company’s powerful strategic vision of making Connecticut the drone capital of the nation.” Alexander notes that AD now has a team of 25 technicians working in its new 7,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, drone manufacturing and assembly lab. This manufacturing team projects to double in the coming weeks to address the rapidly accelerating market demand for American-made drones.    AD occupies 15,000 square feet in the Stark Building, a historic architectural landmark located in Hartford’s financial district. The company is now constructing a street-level showroom and retail store for drones and sensors, as well as maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of various drone models.  To address the economy’s growing demand for commercial drone technologies, ADs company-wide manufacturing expansion plans include adding a second shift of production workers, moving into a larger facility in Bridgeport and sourcing of specific components from American-only suppliers.

Stephanie Hernandez of East Hartford is one of 25 newly hired production technicians assembling American-made drones at Aquiline Drones in Hartford.

AD’s new venture comes on the heels of the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) announcement Oct. 9, 2020, officially banning the use of DOJ funds to purchase

or operate any drone from ‘covered foreign’ countries. China is estimated to originate more than 70% of the global share of commercial-off-the-shelf drones.

RECOVERED COVID PATIENT, RECEIVES SUCCESSFUL LIVER TRANSPLANT The transplant center team at Westchester Medical Center (WMC) in Valhalla, the flagship of WMCHealth, successfully transplanted a liver in a patient who had recently recovered from Covid-19, demonstrating that appropriate, prospective organ recipients who have recovered from the viral infection can be safely considered for organ transplantation. Abhay Dhand, M.D., director of transplant infectious diseases at Westchester Medical Center, said, “Transplanting organs in recently recovered Covid-19 patients can be challenging and this was especially true during the earlier days of the pandemic, as we struggled to learn more about the virus and its resulting complications. Uncertainties with diagnosis, the involvement of multiple organs and systems, prolonged viral shedding and immunosuppression were all weighable factors in our care decisions. “In the end, we concluded that prospective liver recipients can and should be considered for transplanta-

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NONPROFIT WESTCHESTER GAINS MEMBERS White Plains-based Nonprofit Westchester (NPW), which strengthens the visibility, capacity and impact of the county’s nonprofit sector, has welcomed seven new members bringing its membership to more than 200 organizations. A diverse group, the new members embrace strategies that strengthen the fabric of the community for all residents. They are: • Soulful Synergy, a for-profit social enterprise providing a multifaceted approach to sustainability, workforce and community development. • SHORE/ICARE, addresses the critical needs of homeless families. • The Sharing Shelf, Westchester’s clothing bank for children, provides clothing and related essentials to low-income children, teens and economically vulnerable families. • WESPAC Foundation, a leading force for progressive social change. • Westchester Residential Opportunities, promotes equal, affordable and accessible housing opportunities for all residents of Westchester County. • New Flex, a youth mentorship program, using basketball as a platform for positive youth development. • Keeping Communities Safe, a youth mentoring and community advocacy program for youth who are at high risk or may already have involvement in the juvenile or criminal justice system. “We are proud to welcome these new members and excited that so many organizations are realizing great value from their NPW membership,” said Jan Fisher, executive director, Nonprofit Westchester. “Together we’re working to strengthen Westchester as a welcoming, equitable and inclusive community where all people can live, work, attend school, recreate and thrive.”

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NEW PRINCIPAL AT GROWING CPA FIRM CironeFriedberg LLP in Bethel has added a new principal to its firm. Patrick Dunleavey, CPA, will serve as audit principal providing services for not-forprofit, manufacturing and distribution, arts and cultural organizations, independent schools and human service agencies. He brings more than 13 years of experience to the firm. Previously, he served as a principal at a regional CPA firm. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Fairfield University, where he is a member of the accounting advisory board for the university’s Dolan School of Business. CironeFriedberg is a leading CPA firm serving middle-market, closely held and family-owned businesses, high-net-worth individuals and notfor-profit organizations in Fairfield and New Haven counties and the neighbor-

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NEW ROCHELLE LAUNCHES WEBSITE FOR VIRTUAL REALITY-DRIVEN PLATFORM NRVR.com, launched by the city of New Rochelle, is the website for its new virtual reality-driven platform to inspire citizen engagement and local input in the planning and development process throughout the city. The use of virtual reality will help citizens visualize and experience the city’s upcoming development plans and allow city officials to gain direct and objective feedback from residents. Through NRVR, residents can visualize 360-degree views of nearly 3 million square feet of proposed developments in the city.  The first project featured on NRVR.com is  The LINC ––  a new, open public space proposed for Memorial Highway that will connect the Lincoln Avenue Corridor neighborhood to much-needed services in downtown New Rochelle. A new Phase 1 Survey is now open, soliciting additional feedback from residents about the LINC project site and boundaries. This new survey is a follow up to the baseline survey launched last fall to create baseline data to be measured throughout the project timeline. Surveys will continue to be ongoing throughout the redevelopment process to help establish a direct and regular dialogue with residents, businesses and other community stakeholders.   “The LINC is a truly transformative project, one of the most significant in New Rochelle’s modern history and we need active public engagement to get it right. Through this new virtual reality tool, our Information for these features has been submitted by the subjects or their delegates.

PACE’S LUBIN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS MAINTAINS DUAL ACCREDITATION The Lubin School of Business at Pace University has successfully maintained its dual accreditation for both business and accounting by AACSB International. Lubin’s dual accreditation by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business  is an elite distinction shared by fewer than 2% of business schools in the world offering business degree programs.  “Pace University has a steadfast commitment  to providing our students with the tools they’ll  need to succeed in their careers after graduation,” said Pace President Marvin Krislov. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest-serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in business and accounting. It is the hallmark of excellence in business and accounting education. There are currently 882 business institutions in 57 countries and territories that have earned AACSB Accreditation. Similarly, 189 institutions hold a supplemental, specialized AACSB Accreditation for their accounting programs. “Earning the distinction of dual  AACSB accreditation reflects a business institution’s commitment to the highest standards of excellence,” said Lawrence G. Singleton, dean of the Lubin School of Business. Achieving accreditation is a multiyear

process of rigorous internal review and peer review. These standards require excellence in areas relating to strategic management and innovation; student, faculty and staff as active participants; learning and teaching; and academic and professional engagement. Stephanie M. Bryant, executive vice president and chief accreditation officer of AACSB International, said ”… The Lubin School of Business’ dedication to delivering high-quality business education will create the next generation of great leaders.” Pace University has a rich history of excellence in business education and was founded as a school of accountancy in 1906. With a strong focus on experiential learning and one of the largest internship placement programs in the New York

metropolitan area, Lubin’s combined job placement rate is more than 93%. The accounting department successfully launched a new MS in accounting data analytics and technologies (MSADAT) program, which teaches students cutting-edge STEM skills while  preparing them for CPA licensure examinations. Pace is ranked the No.1 private, fouryear college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the university provides. Established in 1916,  AACSB, with a presence in more than 100 countries,  is the world’s largest business education alliance, connecting educators, learners and business to create the next generation of great leaders.

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community is invited as never before to help design New Rochelle’s future, while also establishing a collaborative, engaging, fun process that can be used for other developments going forward,” said New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson. New Rochelle and its partner, Crafted Creative, created the NRVR platform to visualize plans and renderings for new buildings and public spaces through a $1 million award from the 2018 Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge, a competition challenging city leaders to think big and develop innovative ideas that tackle today’s toughest problems. 

A national network working to bring communities together around data to make decisions and improve results for kids, Strivetogether, has designated Bridgeport Prospers as an awardee of its Challenge Fund, an initiative of United Way of Coastal Fairfield County. Bridgeport Prospers in Bridgeport received $140,000 in support and joins 50 other communities across 26 states to deliver more equitable outcomes for children and families. These communities are part of the Cradle to Career Network, a national movement led by StriveTogether to ensure every child has every opportunity to succeed. “Our goal is to ensure success for all children, from cradle to career,” commented Allison Logan, executive director of Bridgeport Prospers. “To do that, we take a holistic view, focusing on external initiatives and systems to promote the equitable health and development of families and their children. At the same time, we are focusing internally to ensure that our internal structure and practices advance

racial and ethnic equity and justice.” “When the pandemic hit in early 2020, we made the strategic decision to shift cost savings from cancelled events and travel to expand grants we award to our network members,” said Jennifer Blatz, president and CEO, StriveTogether. FCBJ

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FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESSES | FAIRFIELD COUNTY A-Quick Pick Crane Service Inc. 205 Water St., Derby 06418 924-2000 • aquickpickcrane.com cschrade@aquickpickcrane.com Year company established: 1984 Business description: crane with operator and rigging services Abercrombie Burns McKiernan & Company Insurance Inc. 484 Post Road, Darien 06820 655-7468 • abmck.com info@abmck.com Year company established: 1952 Business description: insurance agency Accurate Lock and Hardware 1 Annie Place, Stamford 06902 348-8865 • accuratelockandhardware.com sales@accuratelockandhardware.com Year company established: 1972 Business description: architectural door hardware manufacturer AffinEco LLC 855 Main St., Suite 900 Bridgeport 06604 878-0638 • affineco.com Year company established: 1966 Business description: janitorial and maintenance services Amodex Products Inc. P.O. Box 3322, Bridgeport 06605 877-866-1255 • amodexink.com customerservice@amodexink.com Year company established: 1958 Business description: manufacturer of soapbased, nontoxic stain remover The Ashforth Company 707 Summer St., Stamford 06901 359-8500 • ashforth.com info@ashforth.com Year company established: 1896 Business description: real estate firm B & B Moving & Storage LLC 121 Towne St., Brookfield 740-1224 • bbmovingandstorage.com Year company established: 1985 Business description: moving company Bigelow Tea 201 Black Rock Turnpike Fairfield 06825 334-1212 • bigelowtea.com Year company established: 1945 Business description: tea manufacturer

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Black Dog Remodeling 3043 High Ridge Road, Stamford 06903 536-8787 • blackdogremodeling.com blackdogct@optimum.net Year company established: 1996 Business description: home remodeling services Bosak Funeral Home & Cremation 453 Shippan Ave., Stamford 06902 325-9300 • bosakfuneralhome.com info@bosakfuneralhome.com Year company established: 1919 Business description: funeral home Building and Land Technology 1 Elmcroft Road, Suite 500 Stamford 06902 846-1900 • bltoffice.com info@bltoffice.com Year company established: 1982 Business description: real estate firm

Collins Medical Equipment 500 Kings Highway East Fairfield 06825 576-8642 • collinsmedical.net info@collinsmedical.net Year company established: 1931 Business description: pharmacy

Enhance A Colour Corp. 15 Old Newtown Road, Danbury 06810 748-5111 • eacgs.com facebook@eacgs.com Year company established: 1988 Business description: custom graphics and displays

Commerce Packaging Corp. 305 Wilson Ave., South Norwalk 06854 838-0304 • commercepackaging.com commpkg@commercepackaging.com Year company established: 1954 Business description: packaging

Fairfield Center Jewelers 1498 Post Road, Fairfield 06824 259-5693 • fairfieldcenterjewelers.com info@fairfieldcenterjewelers.com Year company established: 1933 Business description: jeweler

Cornerstone Contracting 301 Valley Road, Cos Cob 06807 861-4200 • cornerstone-builders.com brussell@cornerstone-builders.com Year company established: 1992 Business description: homebuilder

FD Rich Company Inc 222 Summer St., Stamford 06901 359-2900 • fdrich.com Year company established: 1920 Business description: real estate firm Felner Corp. 35 Brentwood Ave., Fairfield 06825 331-4770 • felnercorp.com info@felnercorp.com Year company established: 1978 Business description: property management

Building Blocks Early Learning Center 72 Camp Ave., Stamford 06907 517-9769 • blockslearning.com inquiries@blockslearning.com Year company established: 2008 Business description: child day care

Craig’s Fine Jewelry 394 Main St., Ridgefield 06877 438-3701 • craigsfinejewelry.com terri@craigsfinejewelry.com Year company established: 1950 Business description: fine jewelry

Byrd’s Books 178 Greenwood Ave., Bethel 06801 730-2973 • byrdsbooks.com info@byrdsbooks.com Year company established: 2011 Business description: retailer of books and gifts

Cultec Inc. 878 Federal Road, Brookfield 06804 438-3701 • craigsfinejewelry.com custservice@cultec.com Year company established: 1986 Business description: manufacturer of plastic storm-water chambers

Callari Auto Group LLC 140 Ledge Road, Darien 06820 656-1804 • callaricars.com Year company established: 1966 Business description: car dealership Cannondale Generators 390 Danbury Road, Wilton 06897 762-2608 • cannondalegenerators.com bill@cannondalegenerators.com Year company established: 1990 Business description: residential emergency power installation and maintenance Centrix Inc. 770 River Road, Shelton 06484 929-5582 • centrixdental.com customerservice@centrixdental.com Year company established: 1970 Business description: manufacturer of dental supplies Christopher Noland Salon & Beauty Spa 124 Greenwich Ave., Second floor Greenwich 06830 622-4247 • christophernoland.com info@christophernoland.com Year company established: 2010 Business description: beauty salon and spa

David’s Soundview Catering 471 Elm St., Stamford 06902 324-5724 • davidscatering.com events@davidscatering.com Year company established: 1988 Business description: catering company Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits 201 Tresser Blvd., Suite 500 Stamford 06901 965-4100 • deutschfamily.com info@deutschfamily.com Year company established: 1981 Business description: wine and spirits importer The Dowling Group 1171 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich 06878 967-2231 • thedowlinggroup.com advisors@thedowlinggroup.com Year company established: 1979 Business description: financial advisor Eastern Land Management 142 Hamilton Ave., Stamford 06902 316-5433 • easternland.com bmoorejr@easternland.com Year company established: 1976 Business description: landscape management services

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Fisherman’s World 2 Fort Point St., Norwalk 06855 866-1075 • fishermansworld.net support@fishermansworld.net Year company established: 1950 Business description: bait and tackle shop The Fitzpatrick Agency Inc. 840 Clinton Ave., Bridgeport 06604 336-2138 • fitzpatrickagency.com paul@fitzpatrickagency.com Year company established: 1919 Business description: insurance for cars, homes, businesses, life and health Forever Sweet Bakery 235 Main Ave., Norwalk 06851 939-9600 • sweetendingsbakery.com info@foreversweetbakery.com Year company established: 2012 Business description: bakery Front Row Kitchens Inc. 117 New Canaan Ave., Norwalk 06850 849-0302 • frontrowkitchens.com barbara@frontrowkitchens.com Year company established: 1985 Business description: kitchen design and installation firm

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FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESSES | FAIRFIELD COUNTY Game Haven of Connecticut LLC 10 Cross St., Norwalk 06851 475-355-1755 • ctgamehaven.com gg@ctgamehaven.com Year company established: 2015 Business description: video game center

Lapine Inc. 15 Commerce Road, Stamford 06902 327-9099 • lapineinc.com brandbuilders@lapineinc.com Year company established: 1962 Business description: brand performance agency

Gault Energy & Home Solutions 11 Ferry Lane West, Westport 06880 227-5181 • gaultenergy.com info@gaultfamilyco.com Year company established: 1863 Business description: energy, heating and cooling and maintenance and repair

The McIntyre Group 2 Enterprise Drive, Shelton 06484 750-1111 • themcintyregroup.com ijm@themcintyregroup.com Year company established: 1986 Business description: staffing and recruiting

Greenwich Transportation 2 Greenwich Plaza, Greenwich 06830 869-6000 • greenwichtaxiinc.com gt.transportation@gmail.com Year company established: 1968 Business description: transportation Hatfield Insurance Agency Inc. 1735 Post Road, Unit 5, Fairfield 06824 256-5660 • hatfieldinsuranceagency.com ghatfield@hatfieldinsuranceagency.com Year company established: 1905 Business description: insurance firm High Ridge Printing & Copy Center 1009 High Ridge Road, Stamford 06905 329-1889 • highridgeprinting.com csr@highridgeprinting.com Year company established: 1987 Business description: printing and copying

New England Total Energy 469 W. Putnam Ave., Greenwich 06830 869-5869 • newenglandoilcompany.com fc@neoil.net Year company established: 1939 Business description: energy and heating and coolingservices Nielsen’s Florist & Garden Shop 1405 Post Road, Darien 06820 655-2541 • nielsensflorist.com nielsen@nielsensflorist.com Year company established: 1944 Business description: florist

Méli-Mélo Crêperie & Catering 362 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich 06830 629-6153 • melimelogreenwich.com marketing@melimelogreenwich.com Year company established: 1993 Business description: restaurant

Hobbs Inc. 27 Grove St., New Canaan 06840 966-0726 • hobbsinc.com info@hobbsinc.com Year company established: 1954 Business description: homebuilders

Mohawk Tool & Die Manufacturing Company Inc. 25 Wells St., Bridgeport 06604 367-2181 • mohawktoolanddie.com vbmohawk@gmail.com Year company established: 1946 Business description: plastic injection molding, mold making, hot stamping and ultrasonic wedging

John J. Brennan Construction Company Inc. 70 Platt Road, Shelton 06484 929-6314 • jjbrennan.com jjb1@jjbrennan.com Year company established: 1897 Business description: construction company

Nagi Jewelers 828 High Ridge Road, Stamford 06905 964-05515 • nagijewelers.com info@nagijewelers.com Year company established: 1980 Business description: jeweler

La Jolie Salon & Spa 388 Summer St., Stamford 06901 327-4102 • lajoliesalonandspa.com salon@lajoliesalonandspa.com Year company established: 1960 Business description: salon and spa

Nest of Southport 362 Pequot Ave., Southport 06890 255-1734 • nestofsouthport.com esanta@nestofsouthport.com Year company established: 2002 Business description: interior design, upholstery, windows

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Shreve, Crump and Low 125 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich 06830 622-6205 • shrevecrumpandlow.com shreve@shrevecrumpandlow.com Year company established: 1796 Business description: jeweler

Orbit Marine Sports Center 3273 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport 06605 333-3483 • orbitmarine.com orbitdive@aol.com Year company established: 1973 Business description: marine and dive shop

Mitchells/Richards 670 Post Road East, Westport 06880 227-5165 • shop.mitchellstores.com norma@mitchellstores.com Year company established: 1958 Business description: retail clothing store

Paramount Stone Company 338 Courtland Ave., Stamford 06906 203-353-9119 • paramountstone.com info@paramountstone.com Year company established: 1991 Business description: marble, granite and building stone R.D. Scinto Inc. 1 Corporate Drive, Shelton 06484 929-6300 • scinto.com info@scinto.com Year company established: 2005 Business description: commercial real estate firm The Rizzo Companies 64 Triangle St., Danbury 06810 731-3131 • rizzocompanies.com bkeating@rizzocompanies.com Year company established: 1962 Business description: construction, electrical contractor, environmental consultants RMS Companies 1 Landmark Square, Stamford 06901 968-2313 • rms-companies.com inquiries@rms-companies.com Year company established: 1995 Business description: consulting, leasing, property management and sales

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Scalzo Group 2 Stony Hill Road, Bethel 06801 205-7608 • scalzogroup.com jganser@scalzogroup.com Year company established: 1987 Business description: real estate firm Shapiro Law Offices LLC 32 Washington St., Middletown 06457 860-347-3325 • shapirolawofficesct.com sshapiro@shapirolawofficesct.com Year company established: 1975 Business description: law firm

O&G Industries Inc. 112 Wall St., Torrington 06790 860-489-9261 • ogind.com sethduke@ogind.com Year company established: 1923 Business description: construction

Mills & Mills Insurance Agency Inc. 35 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton 06897 762-8373 • millsandmillsinsurance.com Mills@dt-ins.com Year company established: 1953 Business description: insurance company

Santa Energy 154 Admiral St., Bridgeport 06605 800-937-2682 • santaenergy.com communications@santaenergy.com Year company established: 1940 Business description: heating and air conditioning

Silver Creative Group 50 Washington St. South Norwalk 06854 855-7705 • silvercreativegroup.com ideas@silvercreativegroup.com Year company established: 2003 Business description: branding and web development Spot On Veterinary Hospital & Hotel 184 Selleck St., Stamford 06902 973-7768 • spotonvet.com info@spotonvet.com Year company established: 2015 Business description: veterinary hospital and hotel Stew Leonard’s 100 Westport Ave., Norwalk 06851 847-7214 • stewleonards.com stewleonard@stewleonards.com Year company established: 1969 Business description: farm fresh and prepared foods Strategy Leaders 149 Water St., Suite 301 Norwalk 06854 952-0000 • strategyleaders.com askandi@strategyleaders.com Year company established: 1995 Business description: business-consulting firm specializing in small to midsize businesses

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FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESSES | FAIRFIELD COUNTY Sustainable Indulgence LLC 480 Barnum Ave., Suite 15 Bridgeport 06608 549-9650 • sustainableindulgence.com sales@sustainableindulgence.com Year company established: 2013 Business description: wholesale bakery Triax Technologies Inc. 18 Marshall St., Norwalk 06854 803-9879 • triaxtec.com info@triaxtec.com Year company established: 2012 Business description: develops and delivers solutions for the construction industry Troy Fine Art 42 Blaine St., Fairfield 06824 255-1555 • troyfineart.com troy@troyfineart.com Year company established: 1998 Business description: fine art and design Unger Enterprises LLC 425 Asylum St., Bridgeport 06610 800-431-2324 • ungerglobal.com unger@ungerglobal.com Year company established: 1964 Business description: cleaning supplies and equipment U.S. Chemicals LLC 22 Thorndal Circle, Darien 06820 202-2808 • uschemicals.com customerservice@uschemicals-wob.com Year company established: 1960 Business description: Chemical sourcing and distribution company Val’s Putnam Wines and Liquors 125 W. Putnam Ave., Greenwich 06830 869-2299 • valsputnamwines.com valsputnamwines@hotmail.com Year company established: 1957 Business description: retailer of wine, liquor and craft beer Wades Dairy Inc. 1316 Barnum Ave., Bridgeport 06610 800-247-9233 • wadesdairy.com rwade@wadesdairy.com Year company established: 1893 Business description: dairy and food products Viking Construction Inc. 1387 Seaview Ave., Bridgeport 06607 353-0260• vikingconstruction.net receptionist@vikingconstruction.net Year company established: 1991 Business description: construction company

FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESSES

Wee Care Nanny Agency 1435 Bedford St., Suite 1M Stamford 06905 359-8410 • weecarenanny.com info@weecarenanny.com Year company established: 2001 Business description: full-time nannies, housekeepers and temporary coverage Westmore Fuel Company Inc. 86 N. Water St., Greenwich 06830 888-696-4031 • westmorefuel.com Year company established: 1938 Business description: heating fuel dealer William Raveis 45 Field Point Road, Greenwich 06830 869-9263 • raveis.com Year company established: 1974 Business description: residential real estate Wilton Electric Company Inc. 26A Danbury Road, Wilton 06897 762-9690 • wiltonelectricct.com wiltonelectric@aol.com Year company established: 1968 Business description: electronics Wings Unlimited Inc. 455 Boston Post Road, Suite 102 Darien 06820 656-9591 • wingsunlimited.net wings@wingsunlimited.net Year company established: 1986 Business description: corporate meeting and event planning Yumi EcoSolutions 4 Bruce Lane, Westport 06880 803-1880 • yumieco.com info@yumieco.com Year company established: 2010 Business description: biodegradable products

Job Descriptions Are Effective Tools for Management and Strategy By Allison Madison, President, Madison Approach Staffing, Inc.

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here are many reasons to have up-todate and accurate job descriptions, especially when there is some sort of disruption or change in the business environment happening — like Covid-19. When business is slow, hiring managers look to reduce staff costs. When business is ramping up, business owners are desperate to fill seats to stop balls from dropping. To get off this rollercoaster it’s important to first address “why” the business needs a particular job to operate and then create the job roles and job descriptions. Here’s how to get started.

1) Audit the overall activity and service lines of your business: As time passes the market can shift, which may change the way you run and staff your business. For example; improvements in technology may alter day-today tasks that shift responsibilities and require training, additional credentialing or a new hire. Be objective on how to react to change in a fiscally responsible way, as staffing is the most important and highest-cost line item of any budget.

2) Keep job descriptions up to date and realistic: Be careful not to throw in “pie-in-thesky” expectations into a job description, as it makes meeting goals unattainable and will frustrate staff. An effective checkpoint is to have both the employee and supervisor write out the job objectives and tasks (independent of input from the other) to cross reference that they are aligned. Managers may not know what the tasks are and employees may not understand the objective of their job. The ideal times to review job descriptions are during performance reviews, when hiring, when an incumbent is promoted or retires and during an exit interview. Also pay particular attention to how technology advances change a job description.

3) Job descriptions help the entire team: Accurate job descriptions give a clear understanding to current employees and/or candidates of what their duties and responsibilities for a particular position are. They also provide a consistent understanding across departments of job roles, reporting lines and necessary collaborative interactions. It also helps employees create goals for job advancement, establishes boundaries and justifies an employee’s pay and title. 4) Include soft skills in job description: We all have aptitudes for different kinds of work with some skills easily trained for, but others — like soft skills — are more intangible and tricky

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to articulate. If the job requires specific traits include them to help insure the likelihood of success. Make sure they are behaviors that are measurable, like the need to be punctual and be careful of gender, disability or age bias in the descriptions.

5) Job descriptions are important in the review process: When a job description is supplied right from the start of the hiring process, there should be no confusion as to what the expectations are for success during a review. It gives a baseline standard and holds the employee accountable, while giving the manager definitive performance-measurement guidelines. It also supplies a viable way to gauge salary increases, necessary hard skills and supports training and development activities. A job description is the first step toward creating a culture of accountability and fairness that everyone understands and trusts.

6) An accurate job description gives legal protection: Job descriptions play a role in regulatory compliance both for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and for the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Under the ADA, a disabled individual must be able to perform the “essential functions” of the job – with or without reasonable accommodations – to be protected. Under the FLSA, job descriptions play a key role in determining whether or not jobs are exempt or nonexempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act [overtime provisions]. Accurate job descriptions gives employers the opportunity to set forth essential job functions in writing — before a controversy ever arises. Think of job descriptions as the instruction manual for the people who help run and build your organization. If they are out of date or unclear, then you will end up with the business version of a bad “Do-It-Yourself” project where you may find yourself spending unnecessary time and money fixing problems that could have been avoided. Lead on!

AN ADVERTORIAL SHOWCASE | FEBRUARY 22, 2021


FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESSES | WESTCHESTER COUNTY Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill Mansion 81 Highland Ave., Tarrytown 10591 631-3030 • abigailkirsch.com tappanhillmansion@abigailkirsch.com Year company established: 1990 Business description: catering services and event venues A.G. Williams Painting Company Inc. 411 Fifth Ave., Pelham 10803 738-2860 • agwilliamspainting.com info@agwilliamspainting.com Year company established: 1906 Business description: painting contractor Albert Palancia Insurance Inc. 116 Mamaroneck Ave. Mamaroneck 10543 698-1373 • palanciainsurance.com info@palanciainsurance.com Year company established: 1954 Business description: insurance broker

ATPGroup 2 Madison Ave., Larchmont 10538 834-1881 • atpgroup.com Year company established: 1991 Business description: supplier of acidulates, fine chemicals and production equipment Bash the Trash 11 Wilson Place Hastings-on-Hudson 10706 478-1103 • bashthetrash.com bashthetrash@mac.com Year company established: 1988 Business description: science-based environmental arts performances and events Ben’s of Scarsdale 718 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale 10583 468-2367 • bensdeli.net bensfriends@bensdeli.net Year company established: 1972 Business description: delicatessen

Ambrosi Cutlery 55 Fields Lane, North Salem 10560 617-8444 • ambrosicutlery.com info@ambrosicutlery.com Year company established: 1930 Business description: knife sharpening

Berkeley College 99 Church St., White Plains 10601 694-1122 • berkeleycollege.edu socialmediamail@berkeleycollege.edu Year company established: 1931 Business description: four-year college

Andron Construction Corp. 21 Anderson Lane Goldens Bridge 10526 232-7531 • androncc.com dschunter@androncc.com Year company established: 1969 Business description: construction company

Best Plumbing Tile & Stone 1019 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale 10583 723-2002 • bestplg.com info@bestplg.com Year company established: 1960 Business description: plumbing and tile showrooms

Annese & Associates Inc. 747 Pierce Road, Suite 2 Clifton Park 12065 518-371-9000 • annese.com Year company established: 1970 Business description: technology solutions

Bilotta Kitchens 564 Mamaroneck Ave. Mamaroneck 10543 381-7734 • bilotta.com getinfo@bilotta.com Year company established: 1985 Business description: custom kitchens, bathrooms and other living spaces

Arnold K. Davis Insurance (A division of Eifert, French, & Ketchum) 330 Fifth Ave., Pelham 10803 701-5200 • arnoldkdavisinsurance.com rdavis@arnoldkdavisinsurance.com Year company established: 1954 Business description: personal and business insurance brokers Atlantic Westchester Inc. 264 Adams St., Bedford Hills 10507 666-2268 • atlanticwestchester.com bud@atlanticwestchester.com Year company established: 1961 Business description: commercial HVAC and energy efficiency business

FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESSES

Broken Bow Brewery 173 Marbledale Road, Tuckahoe 10707 268-0900 • brokenbowbrewery.com kristen@brokenbowbrewery.com Year company established: 2013 Business description: alcoholic beverage manufacturer

D. Bertoline and Sons 7 John Walsh Blvd., Peekskill 10566 737-0266 • dbertolineandsons.com facebook@bertoline.com Year company established: 1933 Business description: beverage distributor DeCicco & Sons Family Market 21 Center St., Ardsley 10502 813-2009 • deciccoandsons.com info@deciccos.com Year company established: 1972 Business description: supermarket

Calgi Construction Co. 56 Lafayette Ave., Suite 350 White Plains 10603 666-9423 • calgiconstruction.com info@calgiconstruction.com Year company established: 1919 Business description: construction

Diamond Properties LLC 333 N. Bedford Road, Suite 145 Mount Kisco 10549 773-6249 • dpmgt.com info@diamondproperties.com Year company established: 1993 Business description: commercial real estate firm and developer

Caspi Development 120 Bloomingdale Road, Suite 105 White Plains 10605 694-8300 • caspidevelopment.com rj@caspidevelopment.com Year company established: 1975 Business description: real estate Classic Westchester (A division of First Choice Staffing Inc.) 50 Main St., White Plains 10606 948-9600 • classicwestchester.com resumes@classicwestchester.com Year company established: 1988 Business description: staffing and recruiting The College of Westchester 325 Central Ave, White Plains 10606 855-403-7722 • cw.edu admissions@cw.edu Year company established: 1915 Business description: Four-year college

Eifert, French & Ketchum 330 Fifth Ave., Pelham 10803 738-4011 • efk.com InsureIt@efk.com Year company established: 1933 Business description: insurance and risk management Equity Land Developers LLC 32 Burling Lane, New Rochelle 10801 636-6070 • eldproperties.com Year company established: 2005 Business description: real estate developer

Cornell’s True Value Hardware 310 White Plains Road Eastchester 10709 961-2400 • ccornells.com hardware@cornells.com Year company established: 1932 Business description: hardware store

Evermist Lawn Sprinklers 16 Palace Place, Port Chester 10573 939-5782 • evermist.com sales@evermist.com Year company established: 1988 Business description: lawn sprinkler service and installation

Blossom Flower Shops 980 McLean Ave, Yonkers 10704 237-2511 • blossomflower.com sales@blossomflower.com Year company established: 1925 Business description: florist

Curto’s Appliances & Grills 1966 Central Park Ave., Yonkers 10710 793-5600 • curtos.com jonathan@curtos.com Year company established: 1948 Business description: appliance store

Bradsell Contracting 2 Hollyhock Lane, Bedford 10506 434-3492 • bradsellpc.com info@bradsell.com Year company established: 1982 Business description: painting and carpentry

Danziger & Markhoff LLP 1133 Westchester Ave, S-N208, White Plains 10604 948-1556 · danzigermarkhoff.com dm@dmlawyers.com Year company established: 1960 Business description: A Business and Tax-Oriented Law Firm

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Eclipse Limousine 2233 Central Park Ave., Yonkers 10710 771-5466 • eclipselimousine.com mreclipselimo@aol.com Year company established: 1973 Business description: transportation

FEA Home Inc. 500 Nepperhan Ave., Yonkers 10701 423-3380 • feahome.com Info@feahome.com Year company established: 1964 Business description: home furnishings, antiques and art Golden’s Bridge Family Dentistry 190 Golden’s Bridge Road Katonah 10536 232-1070 goldensbridgefamilydentistry.com gbfdentistry@gmail.com Year company established: 1984 Business description: dentist

AN ADVERTORIAL SHOWCASE | FEBRUARY 22, 2021


REPRESENTING FAMILY OWNED BUSINESSES SINCE 1960 Business Succession Planning •

How and when to transfer control to next generation •

How to treat non-family members fairly

When to sell or merge

Is an ESOP an option?

Achieving the best tax result

Estate and Tax Planning •

How to treat children equally when family business is major asset Creating trusts for children and grandchildren

Creditor Protection planning

Executive Compensation Plans •

Retention, severance or change in control agreements • •

Stock-based compensation arrangement Non-qualified deferred compensation plans

Westchester Office: 1133 Westchester Ave, Suite N208, White Plains, NY 10604 Long Island Office: 135 Pinelawn Road, Suite 245 South, Melville, NY 11747 Contacts Robert B. Danziger, Esq., bdanziger@dmlawyers.com Michael Markhoff, Esq., mmarkhoff@dmlawyers.com danzigermarkhoff.com 914-948-1556

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FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESSES | WESTCHESTER COUNTY Goldschmidt & Associates 1 Chase Road, Scarsdale 10583 723-1616 • ga-re.com Year company established: 1991 Business description: commercial real estate broker Graphics by Color Group 168 Saw Mill River Road Hawthorne 10532 769-8484 • colorgroup.com production@colorgroup.com Year company established: 1946 Business description: photo studio, signage, graphic design and production GS & S Awning Inc. 18-20 N. Central Ave., Hartsdale 10530 949-9877 • gssawning.com info@gssawning.com Year company established: 1990 Business description: custom awnings Houlihan-Parnes Realtors LLC 4 W. Red Oak Lane, Suite 200 White Plains 10604 694-60704 • houlihanparnes.com info@houlihanparnes.com Year company established: 1891 Business description: real estate Innovative Health Systems Inc. 20 Church St., White Plains 10601 683-8050 innovativehealthsystemsinc.com Year company established: 1985 Business description: substance-abuse treatment services JP Promotional Products Inc. 100 Executive Blvd., Suite 101 Ossining 10562 944-3451 • jppromoproducts.com info@jppromoproducts.com Year company established: 2003 Business description: promotional products Kencal Maintenance Corp. 399 Knollwood Road White Plains 10603 761-5900 • kencalmaintenance.com khirschberg@kencalmaintenance.com Year company established: 1974 Business description: maintenance and janitorial services Koren Rogers Executive Search 4 W. Red Oak Lane, Suite 312 White Plains 10604 686-5800 • korenrogers.com mail@korenrogers.com Year company established: 1988 Business description: recruiting firm

FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESSES

Levitt-Fuirst Associates Ltd. 520 White Plains Road Tarrytown 10591 457-4200 • levittfuirst.com pandersen@levittfuirst.com Year company established: 1969 Business description: insurance

Murphy Brothers Contracting 416 Waverly Ave., Mamaroneck 10543 777-1039 • murphybrothers.com info@murphybrothers.com Year company established: 1979 Business description: residential and light commercial construction

Lippolis Electric Inc. 25 Seventh St., Pelham 10803 738-3550 • lippoliselectric.com sales@lippoliselectric.com Year company established: 1984 Business description: electric company

New Crystal Restoration 109 S. Regent St., Port Chester 10573 937-0500 • newcrystalrestoration.com lisa@crystalrestoration.com Year company established: 1960 Business description: property damage restoration

Madison Approach Staffing, Inc 7 Skyline Drive, Hawthorne 10523 914-428-4800 • madisonapproach.com Year company established: 1988 Business description: Workforce solutions firm providing staffing, recruiting, training and consulting

NYCitySlab 180 Buena Vista Ave, Yonkers 10701 239-3556 • nycityslab.com info@NYCitySlab.com Year company established: 2004 Business description: sourcing wood, wood projects, metal shop

Majestic Kitchens & Baths 700 Fenimore Road Mamaroneck 10543 381-1302 • majestickitchens.com kathie@majestickitchens.com Year company established: 1985 Business description: kitchen and bathroom design and installation

Paraco Gas Corp. 800 Westchester Ave., Suite S604, Rye Brook 250-3700• paracogas.com contactus@paracogas.com Year company established: 1968 Business description: privately held marketers/ distributors of propane gas

Markhoff & Mittman PC 120 Bloomingdale Road, Suite 401 White Plains 10605 946-1452 • thedisabilityguys.com info@thedisabilityguys.com Year company established: 1933 Business description: disability law firm Mid-Westchester Sewer & Drain Service 35 Pinecrest Parkway Hastings-on-Hudson 10706 478-4375 • yourlocaldrainman.com billing@yourlocaldrainman.com Year company established: 1976 Business description: drain cleaning services Mr. Chimney / Phil McCrackin 529 Rockland Ave., Mamaroneck 10543 777-8200 • mrchimney.com info@mrchimney.com Year company established: 1969 Business description: chimney and fireplace repair and asbestos removal Mount Kisco Truck and Auto Parts 135 Kisco Ave., Mount Kisco 10549 666-3155 • mtkiscotruck.com info@mtkiscotruck.com Year company established: 1916 Business description: auto, truck and industrial parts supplier

Rey Insurance Agency 219 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow 10591 631-7628 • reyinsurance.com service@reyinsurance.com Year company established: 1978 Business description: insurance agency

Party Line Tent Rentals 21 Vreeland Ave., Elmsford 10523 592-1200 • partylinerentals.com sales@partylinerentals.com Year company established: 1990 Business description: party and event rentals Pearlgreen Corp. 30 Pine St., New Rochelle 10801 636-0505 • pearlgreen.com sales@pearlgreen.com Year company established: 1934 Business description: building maintenance and contractor supplies Proftech LLC 200 Clearbrook Road, Elmsford 10523 347-3000 • proftech.com support@proftech.com Year company established: 1980 Business description: office supplies and workplace solutions Red Oak Transportation 307 Boston Post Road Port Chester 10573 694-2222 • redoaktrans.com info@redoaktrans.com Year company established: 1999 Business description: transportation

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San Signs & Awnings 925 Saw Mill River Road Yonkers 10704 375-6674 • sansigns.com info@sansigns.com Year company established: 1994 Business description: customized signs and awnings Simone Development 1250 Waters Place, PH1, Bronx 10461 718-215-3000 • simdev.com Year company established: 1976 Business description: commercial real estate Sound Associates Inc. 979 Saw Mill River Road, Yonkers 10710 963-3452 • soundassociates.com info@soundassociates.com Year company established: 1946 Business description: provider of audio/video and assistive learning systems Spring Hill Kennels 171 Bedford Road, Katonah 10536 232-3532 • springhillkennelsny.com springhillkennels@gmail.com Year company established: 1934 Business description: pet care and boarding Statewide Abstract Corp. 202 Mamaroneck Ave. White Plains 10601 800-325-5901 • statewidea.com kdimartino@statewidea.com Year company established: 1979 Business description: title insurance Steiner Sports 145 Huguenot St., New Rochelle 10801 800-759-7267 • steinersports.com social@steinersports.com Year company established: 1987 Business description: sports marketing Summer Trails Day Camp 93 Mahopac Ave. Granite Springs 10527 245-1776 • summertrailsdaycamp.com office@summertrailsdaycamp.com Year company established: 1974 Business description: summer camp

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FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESSES | WESTCHESTER COUNTY T Square Properties Inc. 56 Lafayette Ave., White Plains 10603 328-7511 • tsquareproperties.com reception@tsquareproperties.com Year company established: 1983 Business description: commercial real estate services TF Andrew 607 Main St., New Rochelle 10801 654-8000 • tfandrew.com info@tfandrew.com Year company established: 1981 Business description: flooring provider Thalle Industries 50 S. Warehouse Lane, Elmsford 10523 919-201-1111 • thalleindustries.com Year company established: 1985 Business description: Aasphalt products, brownfield fill, construction industry Thompson & Bender 1192 Pleasantville Road Briarcliff Manor 10510 762-1900 • thompson-bender.com Year company established: 1986 Business description: public relations firm

Tompkins Excavating 27 Morrissey Drive Putnam Valley 10579 528-8513 • tompkinslandscaping.com stacey@tompkinsexcavating.com Year company established: 1986 Business description: excavation and landscape construction company

Valerie Wilson Travel 2500 Westchester Ave. Purchase 10577 701-3200 • valeriewilsontravel.squarespace.com purchase@vwti.com Year company established: 1981 Business description: travel management company

Toy Box of Mamaroneck 300 W. Boston Post Road Mamaroneck 10543 698-7110 • toyboxmamaroneckny.com info@toyboxmamaroneckny.com Year company established: 1996 Business description: toy store

Westchester Automated Gate LLC 34 Tomahawk St., Baldwin Place 10505 962-7770 • westchesterautomatedgate.com westautogate@yahoo.com Year company established: 2003 Business description: automated gate operators and surveillance systems

Trapp Optical 42 Pondfield Road, Bronxville 10708 337-0707 • trappoptical.com marty@trappoptical.com Year company established: 1945 Business description: optical retail

Westchester Tobacco & Stationary 189 Main St., Ossining 10562 941-1185 angela.sal@outlook.com Year company established: 1990 Business description: retail stationary, tobacco and food products

Urgent Care Dental 1088 Central Park Ave., Scarsdale 10583 861-4777 • emergencydentalny.com urgentcaredentalny@yahoo.com Year company established: 2014 Business description: urgent care dental facility

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ho would have thought that in 1984, Carmine Lippolis and Charles Small, brothers-in-law and friends for 15 years, would decide to combine their talents and start a business that would turn out to be the success it is today. With Carmine’s mother, Ida, at their side from the very beginning, his son, Paul, heading up a division, and his daughter, Michelle, managing their social media and marketing, they began building their legacy. Lippolis Electric, Inc., 2018 Family-Owned Business Award winner and 2021 Family-Owned Business Hall-of-Fame Award winner, today represents three generations of family members emulating their goals and commitment. The Lippolis family is also blessed to have a dedicated team of employees and their family members, some of whom have been with them for more than 30 years. From their humble start, Lippolis Electric has grown to become a multifaceted

FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESSES

White Plains Linen 4 John Walsh Blvd., Peekskill 10566 737-2532 • whiteplainslinen.com order@whiteplainslinen.com Year company established: 1938 Business description: supplier of fine linen rentals William A. Kelly & Co. 87 Bedford Road, Katonah 10536 232-3191 • wakellyco.com charity@wakellyco.com Year company established: 1933 Business description: construction company Wilson & Son Jewelers 18 Chase Road, Scarsdale 10583 723-0327 • wilsonandsonjewelers.com mike@wilsonandsonjewelers.com Year company established: 1905 Business description: jewelry sales and repair Woodrow Jewelers 21 Purchase St, Rye 10580 967-0464 • woodrowjewelers.com rswim21@aol.com Year company established: 1985 Business description: fine jewelry

PROUD FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS AWARD WINNER

electrical contracting business and one of the most respected electrical contractors in the tri-state area. We embrace our mission statement, “We can do it all,” from changing a light bulb to wiring a skyscraper. The various divisions and services tackle the complex issues in today’s changing marketplace and provide customers with state-ofthe art electrical testing, pre-construction engineering and energy-efficient solutions for both their business and their homes. As one of the most respected electrical contractors in the tri-state area, Lippolis Electric has a long-standing tradition of commitment to its customers. Our abilities to meet the challenges of residential, commercial and energy-efficiency projects that require specialized and professional support are far superior to the competition. We have the proven ability to provide quality service to meet project requirements on time and within budget.

25 Seventh Street, Pelham, NY 10803 914-738-3550 www.lippoliselectric.com

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I FEEL SO POWERLESS. WE HAVE TO WATCH HER EVERY MINUTE. FAMILY AND FRIENDS STOPPED COMING AROUND. HE KEEPS SAYING: “THERE’S NOTHING WRONG WITH ME.” IT’S DESTROYING OUR FAMILY. I FEEL SO GUILTY WE HAVE TO MOVE HER INTO A HOME. IT’S SO HARD TO CARE FOR SOMEONE WHO’S MEAN TO YOU. HE HIDES THINGS ALL THE TIME. I’M GRIEVING THE LOSS OF SOMEONE WHO’S STILL ALIVE. WE DON’T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START.

LIVING WITH FTD IS HARD. LIVING WITHOUT HELP IS HARDER. THERE’S COMFORT IN FINDING OTHERS WHO UNDERSTAND. WE FINALLY FOUND A DOCTOR WHO GETS IT. I GOT SO MUCH ADVICE FROM OTHER CAREGIVERS. UNDERSTANDING MORE HELPS ME DEAL WITH HER SYMPTOMS. SEEING THAT OTHERS MADE IT THROUGH, I KNEW I COULD TOO. WE HONOR HIM BY ADVOCATING FOR A CURE. NOW I’M BETTER AT ASKING FOR HELP. NO MATTER HOW BAD IT GETS, WE KNOW WE’RE NOT ALONE. It can feel so isolating and confusing from the start: Just getting a diagnosis of FTD takes 3.6 years on average. But no family facing FTD should ever have to face it alone, and with your help, we’re working to make sure that no one does. The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) is dedicated to a world without FTD, and to providing help and support for those living with this disease today. Choose to bring hope to our families: www.theAFTD.org/learnmore

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U.S. BANKRUPTCY COURT White Plains & Poughkeepsie Local business cases, Feb. 10 - 16 DeNardo Capital Management, Irvington, 21-22098: Chapter 11, assets and liabilities from $10 million to $50 million. Attorney: Dawn Kirby. DeNardo Capital II, Irvington, 21-22099: Chapter 11, assets and liabilities from $10 million to $50 million. Attorney: Dawn Kirby.

U.S. DISTRICT COURT White Plains Local business cases, Feb. 10 - 16 Veronia Ashley, Mount Vernon vs. North Westchester Restorative Therapy and Nursing Center, Mohegan Lake, 21-cv-1190-KMK: Job discrimination. Attorney: Paul Cisternino. District Council No. 9 Painting Industry Insurance Fund, White Plains vs. Minelli Construction Co., Bayport, New York, et al, 21-cv-1227-KMK: Civil enforcement of employee benefits. Attorney: Dana L. Henke. Janet Moore, White Plains vs. Abbott House, Irvington, 21-cv-1237-PMH: Removal from Westchester Supreme Court, Fair Labor Standards Act. Attorney: Anthony J. Centone.

Joseph Rabadi, Yonkers vs. County Auto & Commercial Towing North Inc., Yonkers, et al, 21-cv-1258-VB: Civil rights. Attorney: James Monteleon. Mercy Perez vs. Pearl River Pastry, West Nyack, et al, 21-cv-1259-NSR: Fair Labor Standards Act. Attorney: Peter A. Romero. International Union of Operating Engineers funds, Briarcliff Manor vs. State Contracting Corp., Yonkers, 21-cv-1281-PMH: Labor – Management Relations. Attorney: Michele J. Harari. George Rivera, Middletown vs. Greater Hudson Valley Health System, Middletown, et al, 21-cv-1324: Job discrimination. Attorney: Jimmy M. Santos. Blanco Romero, Corona, Queens vs. Rendezvous Day & Nail Spa Inc., Yorktown Heights, 21-cv-1342-CS: Failure to pay wages and overtime compensation. Attorney: Peter H. Cooper. CCAP Auto Lease Ltd. vs. City of Mount Vernon, et a,l 21-cv-1361-VB: Civil rights. Attorney: Nicholas A. Duston.

DEEDS Above $1 million 1 Carriage Trail LLC, Scarsdale. Seller: Broadway on Hudson Estates LLC, Huntington. Property: 1 Carriage Trail, Greenburgh. Amount: $3.5 million. Filed Feb. 8. 158 Brite Ave LLC, Scarsdale. Seller: U.S. Bank N.A. Property: 158 Brite Ave., Scarsdale. Amount: $1.3 million. Filed Feb. 12.

Items appearing in the Fairfield County Business Journal’s On The Record section are compiled from various sources, including public records made available to the media by federal, state and municipal agencies and the court system. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, no liability is assumed for errors or omissions. In the case of legal action, the records cited are open to public scrutiny and should be inspected before any action is taken. Questions and comments regarding this section should be directed to: Larry Miles c/o Westfair Communications Inc. 701 Westchester Ave, Suite 100 J White Plains, N.Y. 10604-3407 Phone: 694-3600 • Fax: 694-3699

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2 Carriage Trail LLC, Scarsdale. Seller: Broadway on Hudson Estates LLC, Huntington. Property: 2 Carriage Trail, Greenburgh. Amount: $3.5 million. Filed Feb. 8. 632 Anderson Hill Road Associates LLC, White Plains. Seller: George’s Hilltop Restaurant Inc., Middletown, Delaware. Property: 632 Anderson Hill Road, Harrison. Amount: $1.2 million. Filed Feb. 9. Aeat LLC, Bedford Corners. Seller: Leonard Steinberg, Waccabuc. Property: 1 Redcoat Lane, Lewisboro. Amount: $2 million. Filed Feb. 8. HTR Old Quarry Lake LLC, Rye. Seller: Consul General of the Government of the Republic of Seychelles, North Castle. Property: 1503 Old Orchard St., North Castle. Amount: $2 million. Filed Feb. 10. Ivanhoe Old Aspetong LLC, Sacramento, California. Property: 65 Old Aspetong Road, Bedford. Amount: $1.2 million. Filed Feb. 12. LL Parcel E LLC, Horsham, Pennsylvania. Seller: Lighthouse Landing Communities LLC, New York City. Property: Horsemen Blvd., Mount Pleasant. Amount: $4.4 million. Filed Feb. 12. Sunspot Greystone LLC, Scarsdale. Seller: Broadway on Hudson Estates LLC, Huntington. Property: 6 Southern Path, Greenburgh. Amount: $8 million. Filed Feb. 8. Tucker Road LLC, Bedford Corners. Seller: Lehini LLC, Bedford Corners. Property: 11 Tucker Road, Bedford. Amount: $3.5 million. Filed Feb. 12.

Below $1 million 1155-3K Warburton Avenue LLC, Yonkers. Seller: 1155 Apartment Associates LLC, White Plains. Property: 1155 Warburton Ave., 3K, Yonkers. Amount: $176,287. Filed Feb. 10.

155 Vista Ventures Inc., Yonkers. Seller: Ricardo Molina, Yonkers. Property: 17 Bell Place, Yonkers. Amount: $325,000. Filed Feb. 10. 23 Ardell Road Inc., Mount Vernon. Seller: Margaret Yang Soong, Bronxville. Property: 23 Ardell Road, Yonkers. Amount: $247,500. Filed Feb. 8. 50 Mulligan LLC, Yonkers. Seller: Daniel Baum, et al, Delray Beach, Florida. Property: 50 Mulligan Lane, Greenburgh. Amount: $900,000. Filed Feb. 8. 579 North Street LLC. Seller: Karen J. Tackm, et al, Harrison. Property: 579 North St., Harrison. Amount: $999,000. Filed Feb. 8. Aerial Management Services Inc., Hempstead. Seller: Parsauram Shiwdin, Pelham Manor. Property: 97 Lorraine Ave., Mount Vernon. Amount: $700,000. Filed Feb. 11. Arcadia Reunion LLC, Yorktown Heights. Seller: Jeanette D. Lardiere, Peekskill. Property: 63 Campus Road, 13G, Peekskill. Amount: $304,000. Filed Feb. 10.

Hikari Express Company Ltd., Tokyo, Japan. Seller: Daiji Ozawa, Tokyo, Japan. Property: 88 Park Ave., Eastchester. Amount: $750,000. Filed Feb. 9. Infinity Holdings Group Inc., Newburgh. Seller: Choong W. Kim, Scarsdale. Property: Route 9 Hudson River, A-30, Cortlandt. Amount: $10,000. Filed Feb. 12. J + J Main Street LLC, Yonkers. Seller: Jim-Dan Graphics Inc., Dobbs Ferry. Property: 101 Main St., Greenburgh. Amount: $550,000. Filed Feb. 8. KEGB Holdings LLC, Bronx. Seller: Suite 201 Holdings LLC, Briarcliff. Property: 970 N. Broadway, 201, Yonkers. Amount: $275,000. Filed Feb. 10. Lake Osceola Corp., Peekskill. Seller: Balter Properties Inc., Chappaqua. Property: 321 E. Main St., Yorktown. Amount: $40,000. Filed Feb. 12. Lipscomb Properties LLC, Bronx. Seller: George Makris, Wappingers Falls. Property: 655 S. Third Ave., Mount Vernon. Amount: $770,000. Filed Feb. 8.

Bismillah Realty Holdings LLC, Yonkers. Seller: Christina Mendes, et al, Yonkers. Property: 10 Pembroke Drive, Yonkers. Amount: $567,500. Filed Feb. 8.

Lord and Chin Properties LLC. Seller: Martin J. McGlynn. Property: 71 Dartmouth Ave., Yonkers. Amount: $15,100. Filed Feb. 9.

Clard Corp., Port Chester. Seller: Junjie Xiong, et al, Rye Brook. Property: 32 Lincoln Ave., Rye. Amount: $515,000. Filed Feb. 8.

NPRK LLC, New York City. Seller: Peter Spies, et al, Elmsford. Property: 19 Hillside Ave., Mount Pleasant. Amount: $329,000. Filed Feb. 12.

Croton Riverside LLC, New Rochelle. Seller: Giovanbatistta Apollonio, Yorktown Heights. Property: South Riverside Avenue, Cortlandt. Amount: $125,000. Filed Feb. 12.

Remus LLC, Ossining. Seller: Abby Eller, Ithaca. Property: 257 Sleepy Hollow Road, Ossining. Amount: $390,000. Filed Feb. 11.

Daneri Realty Corp., Yonkers. Seller: Caterina Ricciardi, et al, Yonkers. Property: 81/83 Maple Place, Yonkers. Amount: $830,000. Filed Feb. 10.

Search For Change Inc., Valhalla. Seller: Scott Edwards, Peekskill. Property: 3202 Villa at the Woods, B-202, Peekskill. Amount: $175,000. Filed Feb. 11. Shangod 2 Nu Realty LLC, New Rochelle. Seller: 85 Surrey Drive LLC, Brooklyn. Property: 85 Surrey Drive, New Rochelle. Amount: $485,000. Filed Feb. 9.

The Bank of New York Mellon. Seller: Polly Watt, Yonkers. Property: 17 Mayfair Road, Yonkers. Amount: $462,948. Filed Feb. 12. U.S. Bank N.A. Seller: Jay B. Hashmall, White Plains. Property: 116 Warburton Ave., 110, Yonkers. Amount: $189,000. Filed Feb. 9. Wilmington Savings Fund Society FSB. Seller: Andrew Kulak, White Plains. Property: 104 Bainbridge Ave., Mount Pleasant. Amount: $370,000. Filed Feb. 8.

JUDGMENTS Brenmac Construction Inc., Yonkers. $178,350 in favor of Cutler Properties LLC, Mount Vernon. Filed Feb. 8. Eagle Brothers Inc., Yonkers. $17,085 as claimed by Carey and Walsh Inc., Briarcliff. Filed Feb. 8. Five Star Glass Services LLC, Englewood, New Jersey. $11,451 in favor of Bronx Westchester Tempering Inc., Mount Vernon. Filed Feb. 8.

LIS PENDENS The following filings indicated a legal action has been initiated, the outcome of which may affect the title to the property listed. Dorveus, Exinord, et al. Filed by Aurora Loan Services LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 123 Edgepark Road, White Plains 10603. Filed Feb. 10. Jahaly, Kristina A., et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $936,250 affecting property located at 11 Todd Road, katonah 10536. Filed Feb. 8.


Facts & Figures Public administrator of Westchester County as administrator to the estate of Edward Sillie, et al. Filed by The vBank of New York Mellon Trust Company N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $435,000 affecting property located at 130-3 Glenwood Ave., Apt. 3, Yonkers 10703. Filed Feb. 10. Ukaegbu, Ndu, et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $571,200 affecting property located at 28 Saxon Way, New Rochelle 10804. Filed Feb. 8.

MECHANIC’S LIENS Gubuan, Pamela, as owner. $5,530 as claimed by Lou Levy Construction, Carmel. Property: in Bedford. Filed Feb. 8. Levine, Irene, et al, as owner. $4,030 as claimed by Awning FX Inc. Property: in Mount Pleasant. Filed Feb. 8. PVE Company II LLC, as owner. $174,590 as claimed by Schnell Contracting Systems LLC. Property: in New Rochelle. Filed Feb. 9. Robinowitz, Robert, as owner. $5,530 as claimed by Lou Levy Construction, Carmel. Property: in Bedford. Filed Feb. 8.

NEW BUSINESSES This paper is not responsible for typographical errors contained in the original filings.

SOLE PROPRIETORSHIPS Ancestral Legacy, 24 S. Kensico Ave., No. 1B, White Plains 10601, c/o Anjette H. Payne. Filed Aug. 20. Ayant Photo Studio and Office Services, 66 Mount Vernon Ave., Mount Vernon 10550, c/o Stephen Paul. Filed Aug. 19.

Casual Hair Design, 5 Highland Road, Rye 10580, c/o John P. Passerelli. Filed Aug. 19. Crucilla Consultant Services, 3 Devoe Road, Airmont 10504, c/o Sarah Crucilla. Filed Aug. 20. Digital Twin, 23 Waccabuc Road, Goldens Bridge 10526, c/o Todd Gardner. Filed Aug. 21. Ego United, 355 S. First Ave., Mount Vernon 10550, c/o Toussaint Gauvin. Filed Aug. 20. Flex and Sweat by Carmen Sofia, 18 Robinson Ave., Bedford Hills 10507, c/o Carmen S. Gutierrez. Filed Aug. 20. GioAmani Boutique, 125 S. Fifth Ave., Apt. 304, Mount Vernon 10550, c/o Nicole Ann Marie Campbell. Filed Aug. 21.

Oliveira Painting, 234 N. Seventh Ave., Mount Vernon 10550, c/o Fabiano Cardoso de Oliveira. Filed Aug. 19.

Modular micro dosing dispensing system. Patent no. 10,918,238 issued Gurmeet Bhutani, et al. Assigned to PepsiCo, Purchase.

OumoukBrand, 715 S. Sixth Ave., Mount Vernon 10550, c/o Oumou Diallo. Filed Aug. 20.

Multiresonant coupling architectures for ZZ interaction reduction. Patent no. 10,924,095 issued David McKay, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk.

pLafond Music, 415 Gramatan Ave., Apt. 2C, Mount Vernon 10552, c/o Nathan Gardner Siler. Filed Aug. 21. Rosa CNA and Cleaning Services, P.O. Box 697, Mamaroneck 10543, c/o Rosa Abreu. Filed Aug. 21. Snyzer Tech, 1350 E. Main St., Unit 122, Shrub Oak 10588, c/o Ian Lorber. Filed Aug. 20. The Drink and Snack Guy, 14 Highclere Lane, Valhalla 10595, c/o Joseph Costabile. Filed Aug. 21.

Go Taxes and Accounting Services, 355 S. First Ave., Mount Vernon 10550, c/o Toussaint Gauvin. Filed Aug. 20.

Westchester Cleaning Co., 46 Rogers St., Tuckahoe 10707, c/o Sahil Alvarez. Filed Aug. 19.

Hair Passion, 29 Pratt St., New Rochelle 10801, c/o Kadian Rose. Filed Aug. 19.

Xclusive Mobile Carwash, 10 S. 15th Ave., Apt. 13, Mount Vernon 10550, c/o Basil Daley. Filed Aug. 19.

Happily Her, 48 Burling Lane, Apt. 514, New Rochelle 10801, c/o Chyanne S. Salmon. Filed Aug. 19.

PATENTS

Payment card network data validation system. Patent no. 10,922,761 issued to Debashis Ghosh, et al. Assigned to Mastercard International, Purchase. Secure access management for tools within a secure environment. Patent no. 10,924,486 issued to Olgierd Pieczul, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk. Sterilisation method. Patent no. 10,918,754 issued to Philip Shodder. Assigned to Regeneron, Tarrytown. System and method for automated distribution to selected multiple receivers. Patent no. 10,922,727 issued to Prashant Sharma, et al. Assigned to Mastercard International, Purchase. System and method for facilitating a combined purchase of online and in-store products. Patent no. 10,922,669 issued to Raul Escribano, et al. Assigned to Mastercard International, Purchase.

Heaven Nail Spa, 23 Beaumont Circle, Apt. 4, Yonkers 10710, c/o Jasmine I. Rosado. Filed Aug. 21.

Implementing enhanced network device labeling via ethernet. Patent no. 10,924,422 issued to Derek Brewer, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk.

Lavor Morris Mobile Detail and Retail, 255 Lafayette Ave., Cortlandt Manor 10567, c/o Lavor Morris. Filed Aug. 19.

Method of cooling a beverage container. Patent no. 10,924,095 issued Emad Jafa, et al. Assigned to PepsiCo, Purchase.

System and methods for client identification and verification. Patent no. 10,924,477 issued to Sheila Panus, et al. Assigned to Mastercard International, Purchase.

Made 2 Style, 11 Westview Drive, Katonah 10536, c/o Cindy Valloni. Filed Aug. 19.

Methods, systems, networks and media for generating location-based clusters of merchants based on consumer transaction activity. Patent no. 10,922,338 issued to Po Hu, et al. Assigned to Mastercard International, Purchase.

Systems and methods for generating gratuity analytics for one or more restaurants. Patent no. 10,922,765 issued to Manash Bhattacharjee, et al. Assigned to Mastercard International, Purchase.

Myadolls Kloset, 20 E. Third St., Mount Vernon 10550, c/o Tiffany Taffe. Filed Aug. 21.

Systems and methods for characterizing geographic regions. Patent no. 10,922,701 issued to Lisiane Pereira, et al. Assigned to Mastercard International, Purchase. Validating keys derived from an oblivious pseudorandom function. Patent no. 10,924,267 issued to Jason Resch, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk.

HUDSON VALLEY BUILDING LOANS Above $1 million Bard College, as owner. Lender: The Bank of New York Mellon, et al. Property: in Red Hook. Amount: $18.8 million. Filed Feb. 9. Conew LLC, as owner. Lender: Valley National Bank, Wayne, New Jersey. Property: NWC Route 300 and Meadow Hill Road, Newburgh. Amount: $5 million. Filed Feb. 1.

Below $1 million 59 Carson Avenue LLC, Jamaica, as owner. Lender: Loan Funder LLC Series 14494, New York City. Property: 59 Carson Ave., Newburgh 12550. Amount: $142,000. Filed Feb. 8. 65 Carson Avenue LLC, Jamaica, as owner. Lender: Loan Funder LLC Series 14495, New York City. Property: 65 Carson Ave., Newburgh 12550. Amount: $155,000. Filed Feb. 8. Bernsen, Corbin, et al, as owner. Lender: Arixa Secured Income Fund LLC. Property: in Red Hook. Amount: $240,000. Filed Feb. 10.

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Equity Homes New York II Inc., Montgomery, as owner. Lender: EH Capital LLC, Port Jervis. Property: 48 Fernwood Way, Montgomery. Amount: $430,000. Filed Feb. 8. Freed, Benjamin, et al, Westbrookville, as owner. Lender: Walden Savings Bank, Montgomery. Property: in Mount Hope. Amount: $100,000. Filed Feb. 4. Gerkhardt, Noelle M., et al, as owner. Lender: Trustco Bank. Property: in Beekman. Amount: $266,150. Filed Feb. 4. Henry Hearth and Home Realty LLC, as owner. Lender: Commercial Lender LLC. Property: in LaGrange. Amount: $89,304. Filed Feb. 10. Maher, Keane, Middletown, as owner. Lender: Homestead Funding Corp., Albany. Property: 302 Lake Road, Salisbury Mills. Amount: $192,755. Filed Feb. 10. Patmar United LLC, Woodbury, as owner. Lender: RCN Capital LLC, South Windsor, Connecticut. Property: in Newburgh. Amount: $85,686. Filed Feb. 16. SRS Property Holdings LLC, as owner. Lender: Flip Funding LLC. Property: in Poughkeepsie. Amount: $531,723. Filed Feb. 10. Wehner, Thomas James William, et al, as owner. Lender: Primelending. Property: in Beacon. Amount: $485,000. Filed Feb. 4.

DEEDS Above $1 million 2602 Route 17 Developers LLC, Brooklyn. Seller: Daramo LLC, Beverly Hills, California. Property: in Goshen. Amount: $2.2 million. Filed Feb. 10.

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Facts & Figures 845 Rt 17M LLC, Spring Valley. Seller: 845 Route 17M Associates LLC, Chester. Property: 845 Route 17M, Monroe. Amount: $3.4 million. Filed Feb. 11.

2711 Whispering Hills LLC, Norwood, New Jersey. Seller: John F. Stephenson, Chester. Property: 3406 Whispering Hills, Chester. Amount: $185,000. Filed Feb. 11.

99 Safe Key LLC, Millbrae, California. Seller: A and K Restaurant Enterprises Inc., Monroe. Property: 17-21 W. Main St., Middletown. Amount: $1.5 million. Filed Feb. 2.

305 Kings Highway LLC, Newburgh. Seller: Torkwase Dyson, Newburgh. Property: 315 Liberty St., Newburgh. Amount: $175,000. Filed Feb. 4.

Middletown Apartments LLC, Brooklyn. Seller: Middletown North Dev LLC, Monsey. Property: 48-54 North St., Middletown 10940. Amount: $1.4 million. Filed Feb. 5.

59 Carson Avenue LLC, Newburgh. Seller: Hudson Valley Real Estate Partners LLC, Austin, Texas. Property: 59 Carson Ave., Newburgh. Amount: $55,000. Filed Feb. 8.

Terminal Logistics II Northeast SPE LLC, Annapolis, Maryland. Seller: Caleast Nat LLC, Oak Brook, Illinois. Property: 12 Stone Castle Road, Rock Tavern 12575. Amount: $2.7 million. Filed Feb. 8. Wildercliff LLC, Rhinebeck. Seller: Andrew Zobler, et al, Red Hook. Property: 524 Mill Road, Rhinebeck 12572. Amount: $7 million. Filed Feb. 4.

Below $1 million 1 Zlotchev 302 Corp., Linden, New Jersey. Seller: Hershel Engel, Monroe. Property: 1 Zlotchev Way, Unit 302, Palm Tree-Kiryas Joel. Amount: $450,000. Filed Feb. 1. 110-112 Wisner LLC, Monroe. Seller: Boulder II LLC, Monroe. Property: 110-112 Wisner Ave., Newburgh. Amount: $555,000. Filed Feb. 4. 16 Galveston LLC, Monroe. Seller: Diane Menck, Monroe. Property: 16 Galveston Drive, Blooming Grove South. Amount: $396,550. Filed Feb. 10. 20 Bridge Group LLC, Brooklyn. Seller: Carolyn Savinon, et al, Monroe. Property: 20 Bridge St., Newburgh. Amount: $125,000. Filed Feb. 10.

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65 Carson Avenue LLC, Newburgh. Seller: Hudson Valley Real Estate Partners LLC, Austin, Texas. Property: 65 Carson Ave., Newburgh. Amount: $55,000. Filed Feb. 8. 8 Forest LLC, Monroe. Seller: Sarah Schwartz, Monroe. Property: 483 Route 105, Palm Tree-Kiryas Joel. Amount: $995,000. Filed Feb. 3. 90 Firefighters Memorial Drive LLC, Fort Montgomery. Seller: Team Win914 LLC, Fort Montgomery. Property: 90 Firefighters Memorial Drive, Highlands. Amount: $62,500. Filed Feb. 2. 91-95 North Street Inc., Middletown. Seller: North Street Entrance LLC, Kerhonkson. Property: in Middletown. Amount: $714,000. Filed Feb. 9. Amante and Norris Associates LLC, Washingtonville. Seller: Raymond Sullivan, et al, Pine Island. Property: in Warwick. Amount: $70,000. Filed Feb. 1. CKDF Holding LLC, Newburgh. Seller: Bashim Inman, Newburgh. Property: 121 William St., Newburgh. Amount: $66,250. Filed Feb. 11.

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CKDF Holding LLC, Newburgh. Seller: Bashim Inman, Newburgh. Property: in Newburgh. Amount: $66,250. Filed Feb. 11.

Rombout Fire District, Fishkill. Seller: Robert Chiuli, Fishkill. Property: in Fishkill. Amount: $325,000. Filed Feb. 5.

BMG Powersports Inc., Goshen. $764 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Feb. 9.

D and L of Dutchess Corp., Fishkill. Seller: Eileen R. Saha, et al, Beacon. Property: in Beacon. Amount: $28,000. Filed Feb. 3.

Rutgers Food Services PC, Hyde Park. Seller: Ronald Diaz, Goshen. Property: 66 Green St., Goshen. Amount: $246,000. Filed Feb. 4.

Cove Castle Hospitality Inc., Greenwood Lake. $10,453 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Feb. 4.

Da Adventure Corp., Wappingers Falls. Seller: Luis Collaguazo, East Elmhurst. Property: 54 Montgomery St., Poughkeepsie 12601. Amount: $162,000. Filed Feb. 4.

Tabernacle of Faith Christian Fellowship Inc., Walden. Seller: Kenneth G. Copans, Newburgh. Property: 540 Gidney Ave., Newburgh 12550. Amount: $325,000. Filed Feb. 5.

Creative Kitchen Concepts Inc., Middletown. $1,647 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Feb. 4.

Translink Global Inc., Norwood, New Jersey. Seller: WH Mutual Inc., Norwood, New Jersey. Property: 302 Tower Ave., Maybrook. Amount: $269,000. Filed Feb. 3.

CSE AML Services New York Inc., Greenwood Lake. $42,500 in favor of the Workers’ Compensation Board of the State of New York, Albany. Filed Feb. 11.

Logan Nails Spa Inc., Newburgh. $1,654 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Feb. 9.

Tzedek Realty Inc., Monroe. Seller: Irena Elbaum, Pine Bush. Property: 35 Main St., Walden 12586. Amount: $525,000. Filed Feb. 5.

Di Il Signore Ristaurante, Harriman. $2,069 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Feb. 4.

Marimad Realty LLC, Monroe. $68,000 in favor of the Workers’ Compensation Board of the State of New York, Albany. Filed Feb. 11.

Emsixteen Consulting Inc., Middletown. $3,430 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Feb. 9.

Noam Estates R LLC, Monroe. $1,071 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Feb. 4.

Gefen Associates Inc., Monroe. $1,529 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Feb. 9.

Nordahl Hardwood Flooring Inc., Pine Bush. $1,594 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Feb. 9.

Eastgate Estates LLC, Monroe. Seller: Yehuda Berger, Monroe. Property: 148 Seven Springs Road, Palm Tree-Kiryas Joel. Amount: $115,000. Filed Feb. 5. Morning Sun Farms Inc., Pawling. Seller: Washed Aggregate Resources II LLC, Wassaic. Property: 4352 Route 22, Amenia. Amount: $600,000. Filed Feb. 5. My Country Corp., New Rochelle. Seller: Route 343 Properties LLC, Millerton. Property: 3404 and 3412 Route 343, Amenia 12501. Amount: $550,000. Filed Feb. 3. OCWB Properties LLC, Goshen. Seller: Scotties Diner LLC, Blooming Grove. Property: in Washingtonville. Amount: $265,000. Filed Feb. 1. On the Hudson LLC, Washingtonville. Seller: Linda J. Hoffman, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Property: 5 Maple Ave., Cornwall-on=Hudson 12518. Amount: $375,000. Filed Feb. 5. PHM Property LLC, Highland Mills. Seller: Bianca Diaz-King, Middletown. Property: 8 High St., New Windsor. Amount: $20,000. Filed Feb. 4. Rombout Fire District, Fishkill. Seller: Frederick W. Stiefel, Poughkeepsie. Property: in Fishkill. Amount: $595,000. Filed Feb. 3.

U.S. Bank Trust N.A. Seller: Steven Raabe, et al, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Property: 50 Stony Acres Trail, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Amount: $285,000. Filed Feb. 11.

JUDGMENTS ACI-American Carpet Installations, Montgomery. $6,586 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Feb. 4. All Over Beauty Inc., Monroe. $24,000 in favor of the Workers’ Compensation Board of the State of New York, Albany. Filed Feb. 11. Amorosso Commercial Contracting LLC, Circleville. $5,000 in favor of the Workers’ Compensation Board of the State of New York, Albany. Filed Feb. 11. Balmville Collision Inc., Newburgh. $6,641 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Feb. 4.

Julians Trucking Company Inc., Newburgh. $1,652 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Feb. 4. K and S Radiator and Auto Air Conditioning Inc., Middletown. $199 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Feb. 4. KJE Construction Services Inc., Sugar Loaf. $1,654 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Feb. 9.

Healthcare Revenue Management Inc., Cornwall-on-Hudson. $9,500 in favor of the Workers’ Compensation Board of the State of New York, Albany. Filed Feb. 4.

Orange County Choppers Inc., Newburgh. $11,217 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Feb. 4.

Hollender and Associates Inc., Monroe. $1,599 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Feb. 9.

Pretzel Time of Newburgh Inc., Newburgh. $809 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Feb. 4.

Hops Craft Beer Burger LLC, Monroe. $2,571 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Feb. 4.

PTX International Sales Ltd., Rock Tavern. $1,429 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Feb. 4.


Facts & Figures Rentals Unlimited of New York Ltd., Goshen. $1,553 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Feb. 9. Roccoroma Food Products LLC, Goshen. $17,250 in favor of the Workers’ Compensation Board of the State of New York, Albany. Filed Feb. 11. Roljo Express Delivery Company Inc., Middletown. $1,835 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Feb. 9. Somerset Packaging Inc., Monroe. $10,000 in favor of the Workers’ Compensation Board of the State of New York, Albany. Filed Feb. 4. SOS Flooring Solutions Corp., Montgomery. $33,411 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Feb. 4. Three Mama’s and Mike Inc., Chester. $11,409 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Feb. 4. Yesterdays Village Pawn Brokers LLC, Highland Mills. $1,255 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Feb. 4.

LIS PENDENS The following filings indicated a legal action has been initiated, the outcome of which may affect the title to the property listed. 47B LLC, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $308,000 affecting property located at 47 Burrow Drive, Highland Mils 10930. Filed Feb. 9.

Bussey, Monroe Jr., et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $360,578 affecting property located at 488 Liberty St., Newburgh 12550. Filed Feb. 2. Campbell, Howard, et al. Filed by Bayview Loan Servicing LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $261,900 affecting property located at 6 Little Country Road, Newburgh 12550. Filed Feb. 1. De Muro, Lane, et al. Filed by New Residential Mortgage LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $360,000 affecting property located at 21 Hickory Hill Road, Newburgh 12550. Filed Feb. 5. Ferrazzara, Stephen F., et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $625,731 affecting property located at 12 Bianca Blvd., Chester 10918. Filed Feb. 4. Frusciante, John, et al. Filed by Windward Bora LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $141,700 affecting property located at 88 Velie Road, LaGrangeville 12540. Filed Nov. Feb. 4. Kalnik, Mary E., et al. Filed by Loancare LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $292,000 affecting property located at 5834 Route 9, Rhinebeck 12572. Filed Nov. Feb. 5. Piasecki Realty LLC, et al. Filed by New York Business Development Corp. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $650,000 affecting property located at 857 Union Avenue, New Windsor and 4 Stanley Way, Campbell Hall. Filed Feb. 4. Terwilliger, Tim J., et al. Filed by HomeBridge Financial Services Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $100,000 affecting property located at 20 Lafayette St., Walden 12586. Filed Feb. 8.

MECHANIC’S LIENS Cabassa, Jose, et al, as owner. $510 as claimed by Dicks Concrete Company Inc., New Hampton. Property: in Wallkill. Filed Feb. 10. Davis, Kathleen, et al, Beacon, as owner. $7,600 as claimed by DBK Remodeling, Beacon. Property: 116 Caroline Drive East, Wappingers Falls 12590. Filed Feb. 4. Ferencz, Martin, as owner. $6,750 as claimed by Five Star Interiors Inc., Valley Cottage. Property: 23 Vanderbilt Drive, Woodbury. Filed Feb. 5. Legoland New York LLC, Carlsbad, California., as owner. $470,201 as claimed by Sullivan County Paving and Construction Inc., Cochecton. Property: 332-400, 420 and 422 Harriman Drive, Goshen 10924. Filed Feb. 4. Monhagen and West Main LLC, as owner. $21,201 as claimed by Dick’s Concrete Company Inc., New Hampton. Property: in Middletown. Filed Feb. 10. Olivet University, as owner. $8,457 as claimed by F and M Electrical Supply Company Inc. Property: 181 Hutchinson Ave., Dover. Filed Feb. 5. Sheri Torah Inc., as owner. $191,100 as claimed by DCSS Services Inc., Newburgh. Property: 3 Y D Goldberger Drive, Monroe. Filed Feb. 5.

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El Sol, 164 Lake St., Newburgh 12550, c/o Jason Gustavo Rosales and Dilcia Hernandez. Filed Jan. 8.

SOLE PROPRIETORSHIPS 302 Tina’s Consignment, 2464 Route 302, Middletown 10941, c/o Chong Choi. Filed Jan. 8. A Cut Above Auction, 18 Orchard St., Warwick 10990, c/o Natalia N. Iwanow. Filed Jan. 15. Angela Amoia, LMFT, 43 McCall Place, Newburgh 12550, c/o Angela Marie Amoia. Filed Jan. 8. Bad Kitti Claws, 13 James P. Kelly Way, Unit 9, Middletown, c/o Danielle L. Correy. Filed Jan. 12. Blue Fox Books, 612 Decker Road, Apt. 1, Wallkill 12589, c/o Brittani L. Ohearn. Filed Jan. 4. Brows by Kristy, 108 Main Street B., Pine Bush, c/o Kristy Marie Strype. Filed Jan. 7. Brunwasser Consulting and Investigations, P.O. Box 333, Fort Montgomery, c/o Arthur Lee Brunwasser. Filed Jan. 11. Craft Consultancy, 9 Colonial Place, Cornwall-on-Hudson 12520, c/o Laurie M. Alfonso. Filed Dec. 29. Crème, 16 Fillmore Court, No. 301, Monroe 10950, c/o Chaim Spielman. Filed Jan. 6.

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Cutting Edge Landscapes, 31 Interlochen Parkway, Monroe, c/o William John Brenden Notman. Filed Jan. 5.

PARTNERSHIPS

D Baisley Construction and Renovation, 377 Fort Van Tyle Road, Port Jervis 12771, c/o Derek Joseph Baisley. Filed Jan. 7.

#iblamesociety.tm, 150 Creamery Pond Road, Chester 10918, c/o Felix Liberato and Ysauny Brito. Filed Jan. 11.

Eco Dash Pro Cleaning Services, 39 Freezer Road, Middletown 10941, c/o Alla Stepyko. Filed Jan. 11. Estep Consulting, 122 Castle high Road, Middletown, c/o Paul Frederic Estep. Filed Jan. 11. Glam Studio and Academy, 60 N. Plank Road, Newburgh 12550, c/o Yesenia Zamitis Heredia. Filed Jan. 14. Hazy Sticks, 579 Grand Ave., Newburgh 12550, c/o Justin Gabriel Duchin. Filed Dec. 29. HG Sales, 7 Sasev Court, No. 201, Monroe 10950, c/o Hershel Grossberg. Filed Jan. 4.

Loop de Loop, 27 Fairview Ave., Warwick 10990, c/o Marci Kim Scarano. Filed Jan. 7. Mis Artesanias, 156 Dolson Ave., Middletown, c/o Angelica M. Romero. Filed Jan. 7. Shop At Home, 5 Zenta Road, Unit 102, Monroe 10950, c/o Aron Pollak. Filed Jan. 6. Sicura Creations, 291 Kirbytown Road, Middletown 10940, c/o Amanda Marie Stewart. Filed Jan. 14. Skarlet Beauty and Nail Salon, 2 Washington Terrace, Newburgh, c/o Escarlyn Ramos. Filed Dec. 31.

Home Repairs by Tim Taylor, 368 Pressler Road, Wallkill 12589, c/o Timothy W. Taylor. Filed Jan. 8.

Stephen Alexander Band, 357 S. Plank Road, Newburgh 12550, c/o Stephen Alexander Angelone. Filed Dec. 31.

Humble Home Shop, 148 Grand St., Goshen, c/o Olivia Anne Doyle. Filed Jan. 5.

Stuff by Hazel Bazil, 16 Hoffman St., Middletown 10940, c/o Angela Storms. Filed Jan. 11.

HV Launch, 5661 Searsville Road, Pine Bush 12566, c/o Richard Ray Murray, II. Filed Jan. 5.

Supremacy Vibe’s, 12 Lexington Lane, New Windsor 12553, c/o Ranshawn D. Keys. Filed Jan. 11.

Impact Studio, 54 Beers Drive, Middletown 10940, c/o Nicole L. Benedetto. Filed Dec. 28.

Tags and Titles by Emmanuel, 111-3 Schimpf Court, Maybrook, c/o Emma Y. Vazquez. Filed Jan. 4.

JC Software Development, 8 Lemberg Court, (basement room) No. 5, Monroe 10950, c/o Joel Reich. Filed Jan. 12.

Thin Man Cocktails, 9 Bainbridge Place, Unit 501, Newburgh 12550, c/o Richard Felix Regan. Filed Jan. 8.

John Szefc Mergers and Acquisitions, 35 Ridge Road, Goshen 10924, c/o John M. Szefc. Filed Jan. 14.

Time Slot Dispatch, 7 Quarry Road, Goshen 10924, c/o Sean Michael Golden. Filed Jan. 5.

Just Skiddin, 12 Melissa Lane, New Windsor 10992, c/o Charles William Beyer. Filed Dec. 30. KKRagz, 52 Varick Homes, Newburgh 12550, c/o Brittnie Vanae Lloyd. Filed Jan. 11.

Unlicensed Karebear, 2011 Whispering Hills Drive, Chester, c/o Karen Vidals. Filed Jan. 5. Upstate Management Team, 12 Sears Road, Monroe 10950, c/o Yermie Smilowitz. Filed Dec. 29. Wen V and B Properties, 306 Cortland Drive, Newburgh 12550, c/o Wanda Garcia. Filed Jan. 12.

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BUILDING PERMITS Commercial Arduini Construction, Bridgeport, contractor for Scott Westlund. Build foundation only for one-story single-bay garage for vehicle repair at 219 Evergreen St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $18,000. Filed Jan. 29. Arduini Construction, Bridgeport, contractor for Scott Westlund. Build one-story single-bay garage for vehicle repair at 219 Evergreen St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $75,000. Filed Jan. 19. Babayev, George, Bronx, New York, contractor for self. Renovate 18 dwelling units at 677 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $180,000. Filed Jan. 20. Bismark Construction, Milford, contractor for St. Vincents Hospital Hartford Healthcare. Renovate entire seventh floor, commercial kitchen and exterior ductwork at 2800 Main St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $10,000,000. Filed Jan. 13. Glen Gate Company, Wilton, contractor for Robert Greene. Construct new pool at 970 Lake Ave., Greenwich. Estimated cost: $75,000. Filed January 2021. Gould, James E., Greenwich, contractor for James E. Gould. Construct new pool at 94 Pecksland Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $83,000. Filed January 2021. Hilltop Farm Properties LLC, Greenwich, contractor for Hilltop Farm Properties LLC, renovate doors, remove partition walls, add powder room and repair deck railing at 25 Lower Cross Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $150,000. Filed January 2021.

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Landis Partners Inc., Greenwich, contractor for E A Foster LLC. Perform replacement alterations at 398 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich. Estimated cost: $12,250. Filed January 2021.

Baldessar, Alexandro, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Build dormer with bath, kitchen and remodel bath at 730 Garfield Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $25,000. Filed Jan. 28.

MS Partners, Bethel, contractor for Greenwich Property LLC. Build wall, and two conference rooms and relocate pantry at 200 Greenwich Ave., Greenwich. Estimated cost: $89,000. Filed January 2021.

Basil, Roberto, Bridgeport contractor for self. Perform renovations to single-family home to convert existing unfinished basement into a playroom and laundry area and renovate existing attic bonus room. Repair existing front porch and rear deck at 114 Keeler Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $7,500. Filed Jan. 7.

Turner Construction, Shelton, contractor for The Bank of New York. Perform replacement alterations at 10 Mason St., Greenwich. Estimated cost: $600,000. Filed January 2021.

Cleveland Riggs Construction, Fairfield, contractor for Todd and Megan Vallely. Perform replacement alterations at 1 Fairgreen Lane, Old Greenwich. Estimated cost: $1,100,000. Filed January 2021. CM Barrcenyes, Stratford, contractor for Christopher Parker. Convert garage to two bedrooms at 161 Sunburst Road, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $20,000. Filed Jan. 5. Conte Company LLC, Norwalk, contractor for Peter and Britta Szekrenyessy. Perform replacement alterations at 4 Orchard St., Cos Cob. Estimated cost: $3,000. Filed January 2021.

Residential

Basim Salijaj, Waterbury, contractor for M&T Bank. Perform a roof replacement at back of house and replace drywall and insulation at 154 Clarence St, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $9,800. Filed Jan. 22.

6 Butternut Lane LLC, Riverside, contractor for 6 Butternut Lane LLC. Construct new single-family dwelling at 5 Pleasant View Place, Old Greenwich. Estimated cost: $535,000. Filed January 2021.

Batista Brothers, Trumbull, contractor for Manuel Batista. Build a new single-family house at 24 Wing St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $123,000. Filed Jan. 11

Advanced Window Systems LLC, Cromwell, contractor for Marlene Licitra. Re-side 101 Toni Place, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $17,700. Filed Jan. 11

Better Built Basements, Berlin, contractor for Jeremah Feverstock. Finish basement at 335 Seltsam Road, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $28,000. Filed Jan. 5.

AJM Builders LLC, Stamford, contractor for Blair Greenberg. Finish attic, basement, bedroom, full bathroom, family room and gym at 651 River Road, Cos Cob. Estimated cost: $200,000. Filed January 2021.

Brown Roofing, Seymour, contractor for Helen White. Replace roof covering at 188 Dayton Road, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $5,463.00. Filed Jan. 22.

Conte Company LLC, Norwalk, contractor for Peter and Britta Szekrenyessy. Perform replacement alterations at 4 Orchard St., Cos Cob. Estimated cost: $2,500. Filed January 2021.

Catalfamo, Joseph, Southport, contractor for James and Anne Denaut. Renovate basement at 21 Vineyard Lane, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $25,000. Filed January 2021.

Conte Company LLC, Norwalk, contractor for Peter and Britta Szekrenyessy. Perform replacement alterations at 4 Orchard St., Cos Cob. Estimated cost: $4,000. Filed January 2021.

Aquamagic, Bridgeport, contractor for Oscar Ramirez. Construct above-ground pool and bathroom in basement at 115 Woodrow Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $26,890. Filed Jan. 26.

Conte Company LLC, Norwalk, contractor for Peter and Britta Szekrenyessy. Perform replacement alterations at 4 Orchard St., Cos Cob. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed January 2021. Conte Company LLC, Norwalk, contractor for Peter and Britta Szekrenyessy. Perform replacement alterations at 4 Orchard St., Cos Cob. Estimated cost: $2,000. Filed January 2021.

D’Andrea, Molly, Bridgeport, contractor for self. Build two bathrooms and exterior stairs at 124 Seaided Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed Jan. 5. Denis landry, East Hampton, contractor for Willie Hooks. Replace siding at 1509 Old Town Road, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $20,000. Filed Jan. 13. Frattaroli Development Group, Greenwich, contractor for Hiromi Nomoto. Rebuild car garage at 8 Fletcher Ave., Greenwich. Estimated cost: $24,000. Filed January 2021. Goncalves, Joana, Greenwich, contractor for Joana Goncalves. Construct new single-family dwelling at 84 Pecksland Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $1,470,000. Filed January 2021. Hemingway Construction, Greenwich, contractor for Sean and Hill Grogan. Construct a new single-family dwelling at 90 Club Road, Riverside. Estimated cost: $3,000,000. Filed January 2021. Kettle Ridge Construction LLC, Bridgewater, contractor for Alison Mahon. Renovate 1804 home, add new kitchen, bedrooms and garage at 177 Riverside Ave., Riverside. Estimated cost: $1,505,000. Filed January 2021. Kyritsis, Nector, Greenwich, contractor for Nector Kyritsis. Perform replacement alterations at 52 Caroline Place, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $80,000. Filed January 2021.

Leo Restoration Service LLC, Stamford, contractor for John B. Riis. Remove existing roof and re-roof 56 Wesskum Wood Road, Riverside. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed January 2021. Mark A. Caviola LLC, Ridgefield, contractor for Hawthorne Development III LLC. Perform replacement alterations at 54 Round Hill Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed January 2021. Parker, Edward, Old Greenwich, contractor for Stephen and Maria Musante. Construct new single-family dwelling at 30 Sunset Road, Old Greenwich. Estimated cost: $1,200,000. Filed January 2021. Radman, Daniel J., New Canaan, contractor for Pickwick Plaza Associates. Perform replacement alterations at 1 Pickwick Plaza, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $600,000. Filed January 2021. Rosa Carpentry, Greenwich, contractor for John and Marina Yoegel. Build addition for master bedroom with bath at 22 Hettiefred Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $100,000. Filed January 2021. Rossi, Danielle, Cos Cob, contractor for Danielle Rossi. Renovate kitchen, powder room, pantry closet, bedroom closets, windows and repair roof at 34 Pleasant St., Cos Cob. Estimated cost: $90,000. Filed January 2021. Significant Structures LLC, New Canaan, contractor for Josh and Yael Rosen. Install a new elevator at 41 Shore Road, Old Greenwich. Estimated cost: $130,000. Filed January 2021.

Items appearing in the Fairfield County Business Journal’s On The Record section are compiled from various sources, including public records made available to the media by federal, state and municipal agencies and the court system. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, no liability is assumed for errors or omissions. In the case of legal action, the records cited are open to public scrutiny and should be inspected before any action is taken. Questions and comments regarding this section should be directed to: Larry Miles c/o Westfair Communications Inc. 701 Westchester Ave, Suite 100 J White Plains, N.Y. 10604-3407 Phone: 694-3600 • Fax: 694-3699

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Facts & Figures Soracco Building LLC, Fairfield, contractor for Bill and Lisa Haid. Remodel kitchen and dining room, renovate upstairs and finish attic at 13 Kent Place, Cos Cob. Estimated cost: $300,000. Filed January 2021. Sound Beach Partners LLC, Stamford, contractor for 7 Meadow Place LLC. Repair and rebuild seawall at 7 Meadow Place, Old Greenwich. Estimated cost: $60,000. Filed January 2021. Vision Development LTD, Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, contractor for Benjamin Offenberg. Install new kitchen cabinets and appliances at 14 Widgeon Way, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $30,000. Filed January 2021.

COURT CASES Bridgeport Superior Court Castro-Berrios, Jose, et al Bridgeport. Filed by Jose FloresCruz, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Tortora Law Firm LLC, Fairfield. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendants and sustained severe damages and injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FBT-CV-216102409-S. Filed Dec. 10. Czel, Stephen J., et al, Bethel. Filed by Fernando Dinis, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Papcsy Janosov Roche, Norwalk. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendants and sustained severe damages and injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FBTCV-21-6102804-S. Filed Dec. 29.

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Gulick, James W., et al, Bridgeport. Filed by Tower Lien LLC, Morristown, New Jersey. Plaintiff’s attorney: Bernstein Volpe & McKeon PC, New Haven. Action: The plaintiff is the owner and holder of the tax lien which the defendants promised to pay. The defendants allegedly failed to pay the property taxes and as a result the plaintiff suffered monetary damages. The plaintiff claims foreclosure of the tax liens, possession of the premises and monetary damages less than $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs. Case no. FBT-CV-206102233-S. Filed Dec. 3. Kanh, Adalas, Bridgeport. Filed by Erica Orellana, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Delucia & Levine LLC, Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendant and sustained severe damages and injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FBTCV-20-6102509-S. Filed Dec. 16. Kishinevsky, Anya, et al, Stamford. Filed by Tess P. Conroy, Fairfield. Plaintiff’s attorney: Connolly Brennan Ralabate PC, Stratford. Action: The plaintiff suffered medical malpractice by the defendants who allegedly failed to take appropriate steps to prevent plaintiff from suffering third-degree burns on her upper-left lip leaving a scar and causing painful injury. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FBTCV-21-6102507-S. Filed Dec. 16.

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Danbury Superior Court Airgas USA LLC, Radnor, Pennsylvania. Filed by Mannkind Corp., Village, California. Plaintiff’s attorney: Day Pitney LLP, Hartford. Action: The plaintiff ended a pharmaceutical supplier agreement with the defendant and selected a new supplier. Subsequently the defendant allegedly engaged in unethical behavior by removing chemical storage tanks and replacing them with inoperable tanks to cause loss and substantial harm to the plaintiff. The plaintiff seeks termination of the agreement and monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. DBD-CV-21-6038086-S. Filed Dec. 29. Capone, John L, Providence, Rhode Island. Filed by Ella Chen, Newtown. Plaintiff’s attorney: Christopher Gerard Winans, Danbury. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendant and sustained severe damages and injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. DBD-CV-21-6038017-S. Filed Dec. 21. Dillon, Mary, Northfield. Filed by Sandra Mejia-Ordonez, Danbury. Plaintiff’s attorney: The Pickel Law Firm LLC, Stamford. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendant and sustained severe damages and injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. DBDCV-21-6038053-S. Filed Dec. 24.

Naylor, Edward, Southbury. Filed by Michael Peralta, Danbury. Plaintiff’s attorney: Alan Barry & Associates, Danbury. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendant and sustained severe damages and injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. DBD-CV-20-6038047-S. Filed Dec. 23. Tibillin, Byron Galarza, et al, Danbury. Filed by Justine Arnold, New Fairfield. Plaintiff’s attorney: Moore O’Brien & Foti, Middlebury. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendants and sustained severe damages and injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. DBD-CV-20-6037957-S. Filed Dec. 14.

Stamford Superior Court Cochrane Jr., William, Maplewood, New Jersey. Filed by Debranne Cingari-Cavalier, Weston. Plaintiff’s attorney: The Flood Law Firm LLC, Middletown. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendant and sustained severe damages and injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FSTCV-21-6049601-S. Filed Dec. 15. Stone, Melisande, Cos Cob. Filed by John Harrison, Riverside. Plaintiff’s attorney: The Pickel Law Firm LLC, Stamford. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendant and sustained severe damages and injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FSTCV-21-6049673-S. Filed Dec. 21.

BOFI Connecticut Properties LLC, Hartford. Filed by Martha Solomon, New York, New York. Plaintiff’s attorney: Mario Carter Law Firm, North Haven. Action: The plaintiff was lawfully on the premises controlled and maintained by the defendant. She was inspecting the property as a prospective buyer when she entered into the porch area and was caused to slip and fall on ice and sustained painful injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FST-CV-216049726-S. Filed Dec. 22. Pasten, Lukas, et al, Stamford. Filed by Donnie Cobb, Stamford. Plaintiff’s attorney: James G. O’Rourke Law Office, Stratford. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendants and sustained severe damages and injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FSTCV-21-6049720-S. Filed Dec. 22. Horne, Douglas J., et al, Norwalk. Filed by Geoffrey M. Carroll, Monroe. Plaintiff’s attorney: Loughlin Fitzgerald PC, Wallingford. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendants and sustained severe damages and injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FSTCV-21-6049891-S. Filed Jan. 4.

DEEDS Commercial 20 Hamlet Hill LLC, Fairfield. Seller: PPG Development LLC, Meshoppen, Pennsylvania. Property: 20 Hamlet Hill Lane, Fairfield. Amount: $266,666. Filed Jan. 4.

44 Hamlet Hill LLC, Fairfield. Seller: PPG Development LLC, Meshoppen, Pennsylvania. Property: 44 Hamlet Hill Lane, Fairfield. Amount: $266,666. Filed Jan. 4. 50 Hamlet Hill LLC, Fairfield. Seller: PPG Development LLC, Meshoppen, Pennsylvania. Property: 50 Hamlet Hill Lane, Fairfield. Amount: $266,666. Filed Jan. 4. 96 Papurah Road LLC, Fairfield. Seller: Anthony R. DeLaurentis and Carmella A. DeLaurentis, Fairfield. Property: 96 Papurah Road, Fairfield. Amount: $385,000. Filed Jan. 4. Giannuzzi, Nicholas L. and Karen B. Giannuzzi, Greenwich. Seller: Fairway LLC, Fairfield. Property: 7 Fairway Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $4,625, 000. Filed Dec. 23. IJ Group OZ, Norwalk. Seller: Jay M. Dulberg, Wilton. Property: 11 Isaacs St., Norwalk. Amount: $350,000. Filed Jan. 7. Klement, Alan and Melanie Ende, Great Neck, New York. Seller: Sonora Connecticut Property Management LLC, Dallas, Texas. Property: 12 Long View Ave., Riverside. Amount: $3,675,000. Filed Dec. 21. Parker, Helene DeDube and Geoffrey Kenneth Parker, Stamford. Seller: 70 Highland LLC, Norwalk. Property: 70 Highland Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $2,275,023. Filed Jan. 6. Pisarkiewicz, Steven and Patricia Pisarkiewicz, Greenwich. Seller: RS 125 Field Point Road LLC, Miami Beach, Florida. Property: 125 Field Point Road, Unit A-4, Greenwich. Amount: $2,950,000. Filed Dec. 21. Prospect 2B LLC, Stamford. Seller: 99 Prospect LLC, Stamford. Property: Unit P-2B, Prospect Grove Condominium, Stamford. Amount: $149,000. Filed Jan. 4.


Facts & Figures White Barn LLC, Norwalk. Seller: 78 Cranberry Road II LLC, New Canaan. Property: 78 Cranberry Road, Norwalk. Amount: $1. Filed Jan. 6.

DePaz, Daniel, Stamford. Seller: Gokaran Narine and Dolsie Narine, Stamford. Property: 14 Jackson St., Stamford. Amount: $415,000. Filed Jan. 5.

Zero King Street LLC, Wilmington, Delaware. Seller: Bonfiglio Inc., White Plains, New York. Property: King Street, Greenwich. Amount: $665,000. Filed Dec. 22.

Disanza, Charles A., Norwalk. Seller: Paul J. Bupivi, North Port, Florida. Property: 22 Melrose Ave., Norwalk. Amount: N/A. Filed Jan. 4.

Residential Accomando, Drew, Norwalk. Seller: Evan Penalba, Trumbull. Property: 25 Cottage St., Unit 203, Norwalk. Amount: $260,000. Filed Jan. 11. Anderson, Drew and Emma Dupont, Brooklyn, New York. Seller: Sevil J. Becklo, Norwalk. Property: 29 Betts Place, Norwalk. Amount: $479,000. Filed Jan. 8. Asmundson, Renee and William Asmundson, Brooklyn, New York. Seller: Eric W. Hopp and Karen D. Hopp, Greenwich. Property: 88 Birch Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $10. Filed Dec. 22. Awodele, Olusegun, Bridgeport. Seller: Elio Piotti and Lisa Piotti, Cos Cob. Property: 25 Valley Road, Unit 1, Cos Cob. Amount: $610,000. Filed Dec. 22. Bannister, Brynn and Scott Ball, Riverside. Seller: Sudha Raghunath, Stamford. Property: 7 Gerald Court, Riverside. Amount: $1,195,000. Filed Dec. 21. Battinelli, Paul J., Stamford. Seller: Sean Barret, Stamford. Property: 7 Fourth St., Unit 1E, Stamford. Amount: $255,000. Filed Jan. 4. Bisceglia, Chris, Port Chester, New York. Seller: Salim Patel and Rameela Patel, Stamford. Property: 143 Hoyt St., Unit G6, Stamford. Amount: $202,500. Filed Jan. 4. Canavan, Daniel and Jennifer Canavan, Fairfield. Seller: Daniel Canavan and Jennifer Canavan, Fairfield. Property: 89 Paul Place, Fairfield. Amount: $0. Filed Jan. 5.

Heiss, Marion Simone, Westport. Seller: Pasquale Staltaro, Fairfield. Property: Unit 32, Pequot Landing Condominium, Fairfield. Amount: $820,000. Filed Jan. 8. Hurtado, Karina and Eduardo Nilo Huanca Qispe, Port Chester, New York. Seller: Francisco Oliveros, Stamford. Property: 20 Raymond St., Stamford. Amount: $579,000. Filed Jan. 4. Hyde, Dennis R., Norwalk. Seller: Thomas M. Hyde, Monroe. Property: 128 Stuart Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $100,000. Filed Jan. 6. Keresey, Sean and Jennifer Keresey, Fairfield. Seller: Daren Hirst and Nicola Hirst, Fairfield. Property: 58 Smith St., Fairfield. Amount: $700,000. Filed Jan. 5. Ketcham, Saunders, Greenwich. Seller: Travis M. Sluss and Samantha P. Kretmar, Greenwich. Property: 130 N. Water St., Greenwich. Amount: $10. Filed Dec. 24. Kurdziel, Douglas Hall and Michaella Gabrielle Kurdziel, Greenwich. Seller: Estelle C. Jones, Stamford. Property: 3 Stanwich Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $1,245,000. Filed Dec. 23. Lambert, Christie Lynn and Guruprasad Sathiyanarayanan, New Haven. Seller: Mark Doherty and Kathleen Doherty, Fairfield. Property: 630 Duck Farm Road, Fairfield. Amount: $695,000. Filed Jan. 4.

Leeder, Alexandra S. and Aaron B. Leeder, Norwalk. Seller: Thomas M. Kirchgasser and Joyce D. Kirch gasser, Fairfield. Property: 19 Meadow Court, Fairfield. Amount: $985,000. Filed Jan. 7. Longo, Christopher M. and Judith K. Longo, Danbury. Seller: Gloria Longo and Joseph L. Longo, Cos Cob. Property: 89 Valley Road, Cos Cob. Amount: $900,000. Filed Dec. 22. Malloy-Zaleski, Suzanne, Stamford. Seller: Ainstein Molina, Stamford. Property: 637 Cove Road, Unit A4, Stamford. Amount: $170,000. Filed Jan. 6. Marcangeli, Mario, Greenwich. Seller: Jesper Bo Mogensen and Alexina A. Carothers, Greenwich. Property: 351 Pemberwick Road, Unit 701, Greenwich. Amount: $697,000. Filed Dec. 21. Martschenko, George A. and Patricia Martschenko, Fairfield. Seller: Susan S. Glod, Stratford. Property: 817 Riverside Drive, Fairfield. Amount: $601,250. Filed Jan. 8. Morris, Margaret A., Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. Seller: Kerri Ann Fortune, Fairfield. Property: 74 Southport Woods Drive, Fairfield. Amount: $447,400. Filed Jan. 5. Newhall, Nathan and Alessandra Newhall, Norwalk. Seller: Patricio E. Maldonado and Jessica M. Maldonado, Norwalk. Property: 25 Powder Horn Road, Norwalk. Amount: $680,000. Filed Jan. 8. Nygard, Emma and Chad Weiss, Greenwich. Seller: Charles A. Guevara, Norwalk. Property: Unit 12, Horizon Townhouse Condominium, Norwalk. Amount: $290,900. Filed Jan. 6. Orrell, Herbert Magnus, Riverside. Seller: Benjamin P. Fisher, Greenwich. Property: 15 Stanwich Road, Greenwich. Amount: $1,745,000. Filed Dec. 21.

Patel, Nitaben G., Norwalk. Seller: Aino H. Latvakoski and Lenni Elias Latvakoski, Norwalk. Property: 22 ½ Walter Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $675,000. Filed Jan. 4.

Troyer, Ronald J. and Theresa Cernera-Troyer, Norwalk. Seller: Ronald J. Troyer, Norwalk. Property: 114 Chesnut Hill Road, Norwalk. Amount: $1. Filed Jan. 6.

Pepe, Erica L., Branford. Seller: Lisa Mount, Stamford. Property: 377 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4, Stamford. Amount: $353,000. Filed Jan. 6.

Uhl, Thomas J. and Linda Uhl, Riverside. Seller: Ronald G. Harris and Sunny Harris, Riverside. Property: 76 Silo Circle, Riverside. Amount: N/A. Filed Dec. 23.

Perez, Nicholas and Kathryn Perez, Fairfield. Seller: Amy L. Kaplan, Delray Beach, Florida. Property: 570 S.. Pine Creek Road, Fairfield. Amount: $510,000. Filed Jan. 6.

Warford, Lindsay and Luke Warford, Stamford. Seller: Katherine L. Krill, Stamford. Property: 375 Ocean Drive West, Stamford. Amount: $1,525,000. Filed Jan. 4.

Peters, Tamique R. and Azikiwe M. Peters, Tarrytown, New York, Seller: Shahrukh R. Khan and Stephanie Bunker, Stamford. Property: 45 Brownley Drive, Stamford. Amount: $600,000. Filed Jan. 5. Richards, Michele A. and Ramon Medina, Stamford. Seller: Margarita Guevara, Stamford. Property: 27 Northill St., Unit 5A, Stamford. Amount: $125,000. Filed Jan. 6. Rubin, Susan, Stamford. Seller: Stephen P. Hall and Anne E. Hall, Evanston, Illinois. Property: 357 Meadowbrook Road, Fairfield. Amount: $435,000. Filed Jan. 6. Sanchez, Michael, Norwalk. Seller: Paul T. Caciula and Kathryn T. Caciula, Norwalk. Property: 13 Frances Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $380,000. Filed Jan. 7. Schurick, John E. and Robert M. Palm, Bronxville, New York. Seller: Johnaton Scott Sulsa and Robert E. Dombrowski, Property: 615 Foxboro Drive, Norwalk. Amount: $472,500. Filed Jan. 5. The Connecticut Light and Power Company, Berlin. Seller: 290 Railroad Avenue LLC, Greenwich. Property: 290 Railroad Ave., Greenwich. Amount: $4,900,000. Filed Dec. 22.

Webber, Matthew and Briana Webber, Fairfield. Seller: Gerald Belli and Brita Belli, Fairfield. Property: 8 Garden Drive, Fairfield. Amount: $45,000. Filed Jan. 6. Zaki, George M. and Yana Rozman, Stamford. Seller: Eamonn Store and Lucy Store, Stamford. Property: 31 Hobson St., Stamford. Amount: $1,260,000. Filed Jan. 5.

LIENS Mechanic’s Liens 33 Doubling LLC, Greenwich. Filed by Greenwich Construction LLC, by Louis Van Leeuwen. Property: 33 Doubling Road, Greenwich. Amount: $3,994. Filed Jan. 29. Camp Plaza Management LLC, Stamford. Filed by MK Squared Inc., by Matthew Vance. Property: 72 Camp Ave., Stamford. Amount: $5,610. Filed Feb. 12.

MORTGAGES Alebiosu, Kenny and Joy Alebiosu, Norwalk, by Scott Rogalski. Lender: American Financial Network Inc, 10 Pointe Drive, Suite 330, Brea, California. Property: 42 Marlin Drive, Norwalk. Amount: $324,582. Filed Jan. 4.

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Attre, Yogesh P.S. and Richa Behari Attre, Stamford, by Benjamin McEachin. Lender: First Bank, 722 Columbia Ave., Franklin, Tennessee. Property: 1787 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Amount: $357,500. Filed Jan. 4. Barclay, Robert A. and Tracy M. Barclay, Norwalk, by James P. Blanchfield. Lender: Bank of America NA, 101 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, North Carolina. Property: 61 Cove Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $303,000. Filed Jan. 5. Berkman, Allison B., Stamford, by Antonio Faretta. Lender: Home Point Financial Corp., 9 Entin Road, Suite 200, Parsippany, New Jersey. Property: 85 Camp Ave., Unit 11L, Stamford. Amount: $377,400. Filed Jan. 4. Bernadel, Gary and Danielle Bernadel, Norwalk, by Scott Rogalski. Lender: Wells Fargo Bank NA, 101 N. Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Property: 8 Catalpa St., Norwalk. Amount: $474,900. Filed Jan.5 Boiling Place LLC, Greenwich, by Jennifer A. Pirrello. Lender: Citizens Bank NA, 1 Citizens Plaza, Providence, Rhode Island. Property: 5 Bolling Place, Greenwich. Amount: $1,215,000. Filed Jan. 6. Boran, Eduard and Mihaela Boran, Fairfield, by David J. Bisceglia. Lender: TD Bank NA, 2035 Limestone Road, Wilmington, Delaware. Property: 85 Chapel Hill Drive, Fairfield. Amount: $355,000. Filed Jan. 4. Brucker, William H.E. and Beth M.B. Brucker, Stamford, by Stephen J. Schelz. Lender: CrossCountry Mortgage LLC, 6850 Miller Road, Brecksville, Ohio. Property: 92 Den Road, Stamford. Amount: $575,500. Filed Jan. 4. Colbert, Robert A. and Tiffany G. Wilson, Norwalk, by James M. Bryson. Lender: Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, 451 Seventh Street SW, Washington, D.C. Property: 53 Magnolia Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $32,195. Filed Jan. 5.

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Facts & Figures Demattia, Dean, Stamford, by Descera Daigle. Lender: CrossCountry Mortgage LLC, 6850 Miller Road, Brecksville, Ohio. Property: 276 Culloden Road, Stamford. Amount: $332,859. Filed Jan. 4.

Klein, Julia and Eli Freedberg, Stamford, by N/A. Lender: Blueleaf Lending LLC, 112 S. Sangamon St., Second floor, Chicago, Illinois. Property: 30 East Lane, Stamford. Amount: $327,000. Filed Jan. 5.

Desai, Kinjal P. and Vinit Desai, Stamford, by James P. Blanchfield. Lender: BNC National Bank, 20175 N. 67th Ave., Glendale, Arizona. Property: 149 Little Hill Drive, Stamford. Amount: $334,700. Filed Jan. 4.

Lacoff, Allison, Greenwich, by N/A. Lender: Wells Fargo Bank NA, 101 N. Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Property: 31 N Porchuck Road, Greenwich. Amount: $1,977,500. Filed Jan. 5.

Eraclio, Kimberly and Jeremy Barowsky, Greenwich, by Vicki K. Johnson. Lender: US Bank National Association, 4801 Frederica St., Owensboro, Kentucky. Property: 57 Old Mill Road, Greenwich. Amount: $1,987,500. Filed Jan. 6. Fraizer, Bradley and Brianne Fraizer, Fairfield, by Giacomo Tolomeo. Lender: Home Point Financial Corp., 9 Entin Road, Suite 200, Parsippany, New Jersey. Property: 279 Jackman Ave., Fairfield. Amount: $385,000. Filed Jan. 6. Hegyi, Alisa N., Greenwich, by Jeremy E. Kaye. Lender: First Republic Bank, 111 Pine St., San Francisco, California. Property: 35 Glen Ridge Road, Greenwich. Amount: $500,000. Filed Jan. 5. Hurtado, Karina and Eduardo Nilo Huanca Quispe, Stamford, by Stephen J. Schelz. Lender: Welchert Financial Services, 225 Littleton Road, Morris Plaine, New Jersey. Property: 20 Raymond St., Stamford. Amount: $431,100. Filed Jan. 4. Jones, Jeffrey W. and Christie E. Jones, Fairfield, by Michael J. Jones. Lender: First Republic Bank, 111 Pine St., San Francisco, California. Property: 455 Fairfield Woods Road, Fairfield. Amount: $386,935. Filed Jan. 4. Kelley, Scott M., Greenwich, by Donald P. Tutson. Lender: Morgan Stanley Private Bank National Association, 4270 Ivy Pointe Blvd, Suite 400, Cincinnati, Ohio. Property: 11 Rock Ridge Ave., Greenwich. Amount: $2,618,000. Filed Jan. 4.

LaMura, Robert M. and Monica LaMura, Fairfield, by Jonathan T. Hoffman. Lender: US Bank National Association, 4801 Frederica St., Owensboro, Kentucky. Property: 265 Sturges Road, Fairfield. Amount: $574,000. Filed Jan. 4. Landolt, Jennifer L., Fairfield, by Nicholas R. Maneiri. Lender: First Home Bank, 9190 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, Florida. Property: 245 Homeland St., Fairfield. Amount: $421,600. Filed Jan. 6. Luchetta, Stephanie and Frederick Ebenau, Norwalk, by Jeremiah N. Ollenna. Lender: Better Mortgage Corp., 120 Broadway, Fifth floor, New York, New York. Property: 10 Maplewood Terrace, Norwalk. Amount: $310,500. Filed Jan. 4. Martin, Rodney C., Greenwich, by Maria C. Miller. Lender: Citibank NA, 5800 South Corporate Place, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Property: 68 Josephine Evaristo Ave., Greenwich. Amount: $33,000. Filed Jan. 5. Massimino, Paola and Phillip Massimino, Fairfield, by Nicola Corea. Lender: Quicken Loans LLC, 1050 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Michigan. Property: 36 Windermere St., Fairfield. Amount: $506,000. Filed Jan. 5. Morrone, Alessandra and Christian Morrone, Norwalk, by Matthew L. Corrente. Lender: Newrez LLC, 1100 Virginia Drive, Suite 125, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania. Property: 30 Fox Run Road, Norwalk. Amount: $359,000. Filed Jan. 4.

Nieva, Rhode Edith, Stamford, by Pedro F. Delgado. Lender: United Wholesale Mortgage LLC, 585 S. Boulevard East, Pontiac, Michigan. Property: 25 Taylor St., Unit H8, Stamford. Amount: $254,382. Filed Jan. 4.

Strom, Eric D. and Lisa M. Strom, Stamford, by Jennifer Brown. Lender: First Internet Bank of Indiana, 11201 USA Pkwy., Fishers, Indiana. Property: 19 Merriman Road, Stamford. Amount: $384,000. Filed Jan. 4.

Oshry, Mark James and Naomi Oshry, Stamford, by Jeffrey A. Stern. Lender: First Home Bank, 9190 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, Florida. Property: 77 Havemeyer Lane, Unit 48, Stamford. Amount: $463,580. Filed Jan. 4.

Sullivan, Ulric T. and Megan S. Sullivan, Riverside, by Robert E. Murray. Lender: First Republic Bank, 111 Pine St., San Francisco, California. Property: 3 Marks Road, Riverside. Amount: $2,537,500. Filed Jan. 6.

Rocco, David, Fairfield, by Nicole E. Reid. Lender: JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 1111 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 54 Franklin Lane, Fairfield. Amount: $494,600. Filed Jan. 5.

Terrell, Barbara Jean, Fairfield, by Peter Ambrose. Lender: Caliber Home Loans Inc., 1525 S. Belt Line Road, Coppell, Texas. Property: 74 Fairmount Terrace, Fairfield. Amount: $128,000. Filed Jan. 6.

Rubin, Steven A. and Emily K. Rubin, Greenwich, by Donald P. Tutson. Lender: UBS Bank USA, 299 South Main St., Suite 2275, Salt Lake City, Utah. Property: 636 Riversville Road, Greenwich. Amount: $762,000. Filed Jan. 4.

Tinker, Mary Catherine and Lynn Ann McCowen-Tinker, Greenwich, by Emily Resnik Conn. Lender: Radius Financial Group Inc., 600 Longwater Drive, Suite 107, Norwell, Massachusetts. Property: 1465 E. Putnam Ave., Unit 416, Old Greenwich. Amount: $250,000. Filed Jan. 6.

Rubin, Susan, Fairfield, by Charlene M. Pederson. Lender: United Wholesale Mortgage LLC, 585 S. Boulevard East, Pontiac, Michigan. Property: 357 Meadowbrook Road, Fairfield. Amount: $250,000. Filed Jan. 6. Sabol, Christopher S. and Norma C. Sabol, Norwalk, by Myrna McNeil. Lender: Citibank NA, 5800 S. Corporate Place, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Property: 2 Tod Road, Norwalk. Amount: $40,000. Filed Jan. 5. Schnabel, Robert and Peter Anton, Fairfield, by Loretta F. Glazier. Lender: JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 1111 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 1575 Catamount Road, Fairfield. Amount: $1,404,600. Filed Jan. 5. Sokotch, Melvin and Joan Sokotch, Norwalk, by Robert G. Walker. Lender: Guaranteed Rate Affinity LLC, 1800 W. Larchmont Ave., Chicago, Illinois. Property: 6 Oliver St., Norwalk. Amount: $420,000. Filed Jan. 5.

Vecchio, Victor, Norwalk, by Louis J. Colangelo. Lender: Loandepot. com LLC, 26642 Towne Centre Drive, Foothill Ranch, California. Property: 7 Vollmer Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $484,500. Filed Jan. 4.

City Lives in Common, 8 Washington Court, Unit 23, Stamford 06902, c/o City Lives in Common LLC. Filed Jan. 14.

Marking transport cleaning pad. Patent no. 10,919,707 issued to Linn Hoover, et al. Assigned to Xerox, Norwalk.

Delicias de Mama Tere, 749 Atlantic St., Stamford 06902, c/o Alisha Social Club LLC. Filed Jan. 8.

Methods for operating printhead inkjets to attenuate ink drying in the inkjets during printing operations. Patent no. 10,919,310 issued to Stuart Schweid, et al. Assigned to Xerox, Norwalk.

Equine Endeavors, 1127 High Ridge Road, Suite 161, Stamford 06905, c/o Hubbard Business Solutions LLC. Filed Jan. 7. Estrada’s Masonry LLC, 45 Mohawk Trail, Stamford 06903, c/o Jose L. Estrada. Filed Jan. 7. Germ X Pro Cleaning Service LLC, 139 Ridge Park Ave., Stamford 06905, c/o Patrick Corelli. Filed Jan. 8. Legrant Trucking DBA Rise & Grind Express, 38 Sylvan Knoll Road, Stamford 06902, c/o Montigo Legrant. Filed Jan. 13. NewMark Capital, 680 Washington Blvd., Stamford 06901, c/o Berkeley Point Capital LLC. Filed Jan. 11. NewMark Management, 680 Washington Blvd., Stamford 06901, c/o G&E Real Estate Management Services Inc. Filed Jan. 11.

Warburton, Roberta, Greenwich, by Nicola Corea. Lender: Quicken Loans LLC, 1050 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Michigan. Property: 39 Buena Vista Drive, Greenwich. Amount: $250,000. Filed Jan. 4.

Teodoro Milone, 179 Winesap Road, Stamford 06903, c/o Teodoro Milone. Filed Jan. 7.

Whamond, Keith and Diana Whamond, Norwalk, by Scott Rogalski. Lender: Better Mortgage Corp., 120 Broadway, Fifth floor, New York, New York. Property: 6 Jennifer Road, Norwalk. Amount: $478,038. Filed Jan. 4.

Dynamic compression acceleration using real-time image data entropy analysis. Patent no. 10,924,625 issued to Louis La, et al. Assigned to Xerox, Norwalk.

NEW BUSINESSES ATF Contractor LLC, 638 Cove Road, Stamford 06902, c/o Angel De Ferretto. Filed Jan. 11.

PATENTS

Interaction system using collocated visual, haptic, and/ or auditory feedback. Patent no. 10,921,899 issued to Joseph Verbeke, et al. Assigned to Harman International, Stamford.

Self-clamping self-curing bond method. Patent no. 10,919,233 issued to Jonathan Garhart. Assigned to Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford. Sewing method and apparatus to increase 3D object strength. Patent no. 10,922,475 issued to Mark Daniels. Assigned to Xerox, Norwalk. System and method to counteract the drying of aqueous inks in a printhead. Patent no. 10,919,299 issued to Seemit Praharaj. Assigned to Xerox, Norwalk. Systems and methods for managing documents containing one or more hyper texts and related information. Patent no. 10,922,475 issued to Magesh Waran, et al. Assigned to Xerox, Norwalk.

IT Lead Systems Engineer, Applications Servicing, Synchrony Bank, Stamford, CT. Prvd tech expertise for development & support of Web based Contact center apps on Java & Cloud tech. Req. Bach’s deg, or foreign equiv. in Comp Sci, Engg, or rel. + 5 yrs of postbach, progrssv rel. IT work exp.; OR Master’s deg or foreign equiv. in Comp Sci, Engg, or rel. + 3 yrs of rel. IT work exp. Telecommuting permitted. To apply, email resume to HR Manager referencing job code CT0014 in subject line to: kristine.mackey@syf.com


LEGAL NOTICES NME Properties LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 9/18/2020. Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to Nicole Martucci, 290 Drake Ave, New Rochelle, NY 10805. General Purpose #62761 El Rincon Colombiano LLC. Art of Org. filed with the SSNY on 10/19/2020 Office: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 2303 Villa At The Woods Peekskill, NY 10566 Purpose: Any lawful purpose. #62762 King Elias Ambulette, LLC Art of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/20/2017. Office loc. Westchester County. Cert of Amendment filed with SSNY on 12/28/2020. Name changed to King Elias At 76 Chestnut, LLC. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served and shall mail copy of any process to the LLC, 8 Park Avenue, Tarrytown, NY 10591. Purpose of LLC: all lawful activities #62764 MEADOW SHOPPE LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 1/6/21. Office location: Westchester. SSNY has been desig. as an agent of the LLC upon whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to Nicole Schmidt, 5 Old Mamaroneck Rd., Apt 4L, White Plains, NY 10605. General Purpose #62766 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: SUPERIOR COLLISION, LLC. LLC Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/24/2020. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: Superior Collision, LLC., 3228 Albany Post Road, Buchanan, NY 10511, principal business location of the LLC. Purpose: any lawful business activity. #62767 Notice of Formation of LKF Consulting Services, LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/19/2020. Office Location: Westchester County SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 104 Parkview Dr. Bronxville, NY 10708. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #62768

Notice of Formation of WESTMONT REAL ESTATE CAPITAL LLC. Arts. of Org. files with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/19/19. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Marc Samwick, 709 Westchester Ave., Ste. 300, White Plains, NY 10604. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #62769 99 Cleveland Drive LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 1/12/2021. Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to Barnard Doran, 30 Grand Street, Croton On Hudson, NY 10520. General Purpose #62770 MFB Ortho Services LLC Art. of Org. filed with NY Secretary of State on January 15, 2021. Office located in WESTCHESTER COUNTY. Secy. Of State designated as agent upon which process may be served. Secy. Of State shall mail a copy of any process against it served upon him/her to: 27 Foothill Rd. Bronxville, NY 10708 (the LLC's primary business location). LLC may engage in any lawful act or activity for which a limited liability company may be formed. #62771 Bofabri Realty LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 1/8/2021. Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to Francesco D. Nesci, 2 Beechtree Dr., Larchmont, NY 10538. General Purpose #62772 Notice of Formation of The TriFocal Advisor, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 9/22/20. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Company, 80 State Street, Albany, New York, 122072543. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #62773 Paula Lincoln LLC, Art. of Org. filed with SSNY 3/5/2020. NY office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent for process. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: c/o The LLC, 145 Westchester Ave., Tuckahoe, NY 10707. Any lawful act or activity #62774 BB & H LI LLC Filed 4/15/20 Office: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 570 Taxter Road, Suite 550, Elmsford, NY 10523 Reg. Agent: USA Corporate Services Inc, 19 W 34th St Ste 1018, New York, NY 10001. Purpose: All lawful #62775

Monticello Venture Capital LLC. Filed 10/27/20 Office: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 34 Norm Ave, Bedford Hills, NY 10507 Purpose: All lawful #62776 Notice of formation of Rossana Valentino Textiles, LLC. Art.of Org. filed with the SSNY on Jan. 6, 2021. Office: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 137 Cedar Lane, Bronxville, NY 10708. Purpose: Any lawful purpose #62777 Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC): C. F. S. Consortium, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed on January 5, 2021. The LLC is located in Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: the principal business location of LLC at 104 N. Lawn Avenue, Elmsford, NY 10523. Purpose: any lawful business activity. #62778 Christian Schreib Architect, PLLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 1/11/2021. Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to Christian P. Schreib, 657 Forest Ave., Rye, NY 10580. Purpose: Architecture #62779 Notice of Formation of Kotahís Cakes, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with NY Secy of State (SSNY) on 10/9/2020. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 342 Westchester Ave. Port Chester, NY 10573. Purpose: any lawful activity. #62780 Notice of Formation of Lighty Lockhart, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/04/2019. Offc. Loc: Westchester Cty. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 104 N. Lawn Ave. Elmsford NY, 10523. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #62781 Notice of Formation of Pancake Punch LLC filed with SSNY on 11/18/20. Offc. Loc: Westchester Cty. SSNY desig. as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 100 Fisher Ave #506 White Plains, NY 10602. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #62782

Sean's Lawn Care & Property Maintenance, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/28/20. Office: Westchester County. United States Corporations Agents, Inc. designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to United States Corporations Agents, Inc. at 714 13th Avenue, Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. #62783 7 Victoria Lane LLC, Art. of Org. filed with SSNY 9/19/2019. NY office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent for process. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: c/o The LLC, 145 Westchester Ave., Tuckahoe, NY 10707. Any lawful act or activity. #62784 Notice of Formation of The DiMartino Group, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/28/2020. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to The DiMartino Group LLC, 445 Tarrytown Rd. Suite 1160, White Plains, NY, 10607. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #62785 Mako Apparel LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 10/06/20. Office: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 125 King St., Chappaqua, NY. 10514. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. #62786 Notice of Formation of Noop Innovations, LLC Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/10/21. Offc. Loc: Westchester Cty. SSNY desig. as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 188 Murray Avenue, Larchmont., NY 10538. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #62787 Notice of Formation of Lady & The Plant LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/07/21. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Lady & The Plant LLC, 40 Smith Street, Chappaqua, NY 10514. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #62788 Notice of Formation of Barone Highview LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/07/2021. Office location: Westchester County. Princ. Office of LLC: 20 Highview Avenue, Port Chester, NY 10573. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the address of its principle office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. #62789

Sealed bids will be received as set forth in instructions to bidders until 10:30 A.M. on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at the NYSDOT, Office of Contract Management, 50 Wolf Rd, 1st Floor, Suite 1CM, Albany, NY 12232 and will be publicly opened and read. Bids may also be submitted via the internet using www.bidx.com. A certified cashier’s check payable to the NYSDOT for the sum specified in the proposal or a bid bond, form CONR 391, representing 5% of the bid total, must accompany each bid. NYSDOT reserves the right to reject any or all bids. Electronic documents and Amendments are posted to www.dot.ny.gov/doing-business/opportunities/const-notices. The Contractor is responsible for ensuring that all Amendments are incorporated into its bid. To receive notification of Amendments via e-mail you must submit a request to be placed on the Planholders List at www.dot.ny.gov/doing-business/opportunities/const-planholder. Amendments may have been issued prior to your placement on the Planholders list. NYS Finance Law restricts communication with NYSDOT on procurements and contact can only be made with designated persons. Contact with non-designated persons or other involved Agencies will be considered a serious matter and may result in disqualification. Contact Robert Kitchen (518)457-2124. Contracts with 0% Goals are generally single operation contracts, where subcontracting is not expected, and may present direct bidding opportunities for Small Business Firms, including, but not limited to D/W/MBEs. The New York State Department of Transportation, in accordance with the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation and Title 23 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 200, Title IV Program and Related Statutes, as amended, issued pursuant to such Act, hereby notifies all who respond to a written Department solicitation, request for proposal or invitation for bid that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to this advertisement, disadvantaged business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability/handicap and income status in consideration for an award. BIDDERS SHOULD BE ADVISED THAT AWARD OF THESE CONTRACTS MAY BE CONTINGENT UPON THE PASSAGE OF A BUDGET APPROPRIATION BILL BY THE LEGISLATURE AND GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. Please call (518)457-2124 if a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the letting. Region 08: New York State Department of Transportation 4 Burnett Blvd., Poughkeepsie, NY, 12603 D264428, PIN 881519, Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster, Westchester Cos., Culvert Job Order Contract: NYSDOT Region 8, Region wide, Prebid Meeting, Bid Deposit: 5% of Bid (~ $75,000.00), Goals: MBE: 5.00%, WBE: 10.00%, SDVOB: 6.00% D264458, PIN 881422, FA Proj Z24E-8814-223, Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster, Westchester Cos., Stormwater Management MBC, Columbia, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Ulster and Westchester Counties., Bid Deposit: 5% of Bid (~ $75,000.00), Goals: DBE: 7.00%

BCS Cleaning Services LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 11/18/2020. Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 50 Guion Pl., apt. 2E, New Rochelle, NY 10801. General Purpose #62790 Notice of Formation of F.L.Y. Fully Love Yourself, LLC Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/19/2020. Offc. Loc: Westchester Cty. SSNY desig. as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United States Corporation Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Avenue, suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228 Purpose: any lawful purpose. #62791 Notice of Formation of Terra Ferma NY, LLC Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 2/1/21. Offc. Loc: Putnam Cty. SSNY desig. as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, PO Box 124 Armonk NY 10504. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #62792

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Notice of Formation of NSCH Enterprise, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/28/21. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to NSCH Enterprise LLC, 9 West Prospect Avenue, Suite 210, Mt Vernon, New York 10550. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #62794 Notice of Formation of SCM Real Estate Management, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/28/21. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to SCM Real Estate Management LLC, 9 W Prospect Ave., # 210, Mt Vernon, New York 10550. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #62795 Notice of Formation of Home Makers NY LLC. Home Makers NY LLC (the “LLC”) filed Articles of Organization with the New York Department of State on 2/01/21. Office location: Westchester County. The New York Secretary of State is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served and is directed to forward service of process to 77 Tunstall Rd, Scarsdale, NY 10583. Purpose: home restoration #62796

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Hartsdale Optical, LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 11/12/2020. Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 14 Ashington Dr., Ossining, NY 10562. General Purpose. #62797 Notice of Formation of 115 West Lincoln LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/05/2016. Office location: Westchester County. Princ. Office of LLC: c/o Daniele Dimatteo 139 Valentine Street, Mt. Vernon, NY 10550. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the address of its principle office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. #62798 The Annual Return of the Mucci Family Foundation for the year ended December 31,2020 is available at its principal office located at c/o Shulman Jones & Company, 287 Bowman Avenue, Purchase, New York 10577 for inspection during regular business hours by any citizen who requests it within 180 days hereof. Principal manager of the Foundation is: Robert Mucci Dated: February 2021. #62799

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ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MARKETING UNIVERSITY OF BRIDGEPORT

A business advisor with the Small Business Development Center, Nelson Merchan services prospective and business owners in Connecticut. In 2019, he was the business advisor with the highest-lending impact in the state of Connecticut. A board member of Housatonic Habitat for Humanity, Housatonic Industrial Corporation Inc. and United Way of Western Connecticut, Merchan advises several businesses in Costa Rica and has been invited as keynote speaker to Chile and El Salvador. He earned his MBA from Georgia State University and BBA from Universidad del Rosario in Bogota, Colombia.

Associate Professor and Department Chair of Marketing at Ernest C. Trefz School of Business the University of Bridgeport, Nikki Wingate earned her Ph.D. in marketing from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business, New York University. She has published her research in the U.S. top 30 marketing journals. In addition to teaching and developing numerous marketing courses at New York University, Rutgers University, Fairfield University, and the University of Bridgeport, Wingate consults several companies on branding and marketing research projects.

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2021 WINNERS, A GLIMPSE Our winners’ answers, chosen from a set of questions posed to them, reveal much about their interests, sense of humor and downright good, smart sense. That’s why they have made it to the 2021 40UnderForty. Read and enjoy!


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PAUL AMADO

ZAHYA BEALL

PETER BELBITA

GREGORY BENNICI

BUSINESS BANKING RELATIONSHIP MANAGER M&T BANK Norwalk

FINANCIAL ADVISOR EDWARD JONES Fairfield

CEO NOBLE HOUSE MEDIA GROUP Darien

ATTORNEY ROBINSON & COLE LLP Stamford

A Connecticut native, Paul Amado was raised in Trumbull and is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. As business banking relationship manager at M&T Bank he focuses on helping small businesses with lending and cash-management services. Paul resides in Milford and in his free time enjoys playing golf, skiing and hiking with the two rescue dogs he adopted from “Thank Dog Rescue.”

Before building her own small business in 2018, Zahya Beall served as a public speaker for Legg Mason Asset Management. During her tenure she hosted 300 investment workshops around the nation. With experience spanning 16 years working in investments and insurance, Zahya’s purpose is to help people make sense of investing and financial planning. In addition to financial advising she serves as the chair of Fairfield Emerging Leaders Organization, board member of Stanwich Congregational Church Missions Board and committee member for Bridgeport Rescue Mission. She resides in Stamford with her husband, Joel, and chihuahua rescue Bruiser.

At the forefront of digital innovation for more than two decades, Peter Belbita has successfully guided companies as a venture marketer, technology consultant and digital services expert. His approach combines technology and creativity to expand new business models and reimagine existing ones. Peter’s venture marketing vision has blossomed at United Alliance, a concierge digital services company in the Northeast that serves high-profile top 100 companies. Currently growing, with multiple new major clients and hires in 2020, United Alliance is pushing for international expansion and growth in 2021. Under the umbrella of United Alliance, Peter’s Noble House Media Group assists clients by creating, branding and marketing their products and services through trendsetting digital promotions. His influence at Noble House goes far beyond traditional marketing strategies where the search for new avenues for e-commerce expansion are consistently explored and the next “big-thing” in digital innovation is just a thought away from implementation.

Frequently handling cases related to group welfare benefits, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), health insurance, disability insurance and life insurance coverage as a member of Robinson+Cole’s Managed Care + Employee Benefit Group, Greg Bennici regularly defends claims brought against plan fiduciaries and represents plan administrators and insurers in enforcing plan and policy terms and recovering plan assets. He contributes to his group’s ERISA Claim Defense Blog, a platform that offers commentary and insight on administration, evaluation and litigation of group benefits claims as well as other issues involving ERISA. Greg also has substantial experience representing clients involved in complex commercial litigations before trial courts at the federal and state level. In addition, he handles a variety of pro bono matters. He was selected as a Rising Star in the Connecticut Super Lawyers lists from 2017 to 2020 and was named to the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: “Ones to Watch” in 2020.

How would you describe yourself in five words? Focused, determined, earnest, tenacious, grateful.

Which business tip has been the most helpful to you? There are two: (1) Understand your client's business to understand its problems and (2) Treat your colleagues like they're your clients.

How would you describe yourself in five words? Driven, considerate, genuine, reliable, adventurous. Which business tip has been the most helpful to you? Treat everyone with respect and courtesy. What quote do you find most motivating? "Play by the rules, but be ferocious." – Phil Knight

How would you describe yourself in five words? Curious, determined, enterprising, conscientious, genuine. How would you describe achieving your own personal success? Being a servant leader and focusing on team and clients – success follows. What quote do you find most motivating? Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.

Which business tip has been the most helpful to you? Elon Musk’s advice to ‘pick the right team’ has guided me from day one. The right team will get you across the finish line to your goals. What series are you most addicted to and why? ’Life Below Zero’ fascinates me because of the grit and determination people have in making the choice to live daily life under extreme circumstances.

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How would you describe achieving your own personal success? The same way Maya Angelou would describe it, ‘Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it.


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JASMIN MORREALE Our Branch Operations Manager, for being selected as a Fairfield County’s 40 Under 40 Award recipient. Your dedication, professionalism and willingness to help others makes you an exceptional USB team member and community leader. Thank you for all that you do! unionsavings.com

Our community rises when leaders step up Your vision and commitment to lead the way is an inspiration to all. We salute the time and talent you bring to making our community a better place to live, work, and prosper. Let’s join together in honoring Kim Chamberlain and all of the 40 Under Forty honorees.

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VALERIA G. BISCEGLIA

RAZUL BRANCH

CANIO CARLUCCI

EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAMS ADVISER CONNECTICUT SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER Bridgeport

KRISTINA LAUREN CAPRETTI

EVENT MANAGER AND PUBLIC ART STRATEGIST MAGNACON 7 ENTERPRISES Bridgeport

ONCOLOGY CLINICAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR GREENWICH HOSPITAL Greenwich

PRINCIPAL CARLUCCI WELDING & FABRICATION Norwalk

Razul Branch is an artistic, cultural and social innovator and lightning rod for some of the creative movement in Bridgeport. Born in Stamford and raised in Bridgeport, Razul somehow always knew he was going to help change the world, including his own. Since 2009, Razul has been incessantly barraging the arts, business and community scenes with strong influences from his travels around the country as well as his own brand of seeing the world through his eyes. His greatest expertise revolves in the worlds of community development and outreach, social media, brand identity design, creative consulting, content creation, print collateral and executive production.

Providing leadership in the development and implementation of a strategic agenda to support the continuous growth and strengthening of cancer services keeps Kristina L. Capretti, clinical program director for Yale New Haven Health (YNHH) Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Center at Greenwich Hospital very busy. In addition, her strong leadership extends to all health care professionals and administrative staff within the oncology service line. Kristina is a Miller Scholar in the DNP Nurse Executive Track, Case Western Reserve University. She received a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in nursing from New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing.

Working tirelessly with a welder in a pickup truck since 2013, Canio Carlucci has grown his business, Carlucci Welding & Fabrication, into one of the most capable, dependable and renowned structural steel and miscellaneous metal shops in Fairfield County. He has built a powerful team of more than 25 passionate and experienced people who deliver some of the best and most creative work in the industry. Canio has had an insatiable desire to build and create things since childhood and to this day considers metalwork his top hobby.

Passionate about helping organizations achieve their goals through thoughtful discussions that engage all partners and stakeholders, Valeria Bisceglia believes success today relies on organizations being able to make meaningful connections with whom they serve. As a strategist, Valeria sees herself as a longterm partner working from the inside out to help organizations build their capacity for sustainable growth. An entrepreneur, nonprofit founder, adviser and professor, she believes in sharing knowledge and creating community. Valeria holds two undergraduate degrees in chemistry and business management studies and a master's degree in business administration with a focus on social innovation and impact. How would you describe achieving your own personal success? A portion of achieving personal success for me is to see the progress others make in their organization and know I played a role, however small, in encouraging and supporting them in their journey. It is incredibly rewarding. What series are you most addicted to and why? I am a fan of historical fiction and have recently finished watching the latest season of ‘The Crown.’ I don't find myself addicted to any series, but most well-done historical fiction series will capture my attention. What quote do you find most motivating? "There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure." – Colin Powell

Which business tip has been the most helpful to you? Write down everything, doesn’t matter if the meeting lasted five minutes, you always write down who, why, what and when you talked. That came from my dad.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I hope to still be right here at Greenwich Hospital, serving my community, which is like family. What quote do you find most motivating? “Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison

How would you describe achieving your own personal success? Nothing about this trip through success has been linear. It’s been a journey of process by elimination, peaks and valleys. There’s been plenty of realtime lessons to be learned with each endeavor and step forward in my progress as an entrepreneur.

How would you describe yourself in five words? Compassionate, kind, loyal, dedicated, determined.

How would you describe yourself in five words? Tenacious, steady, observant, focused, good-hearted.

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How would you describe yourself in five words? Visionary, charismatic, driven, impatient, independent. How would you describe achieving your own personal success? I am a very hardworking and passionate person. Dedication and making a lot of sacrifices has been instrumental in working toward achieving my goals. What quote do you find most motivating? “Would you give up the craft of your hands, and the passion of your heart and the hunger of your mind, to buy safety?” – Ursula K. Le Guin


Congratulations to Savings Bank of Danbury’s own Delia Espinal, Community Development Manager.

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We congratulate our friend and partner

Adam M. Swanson on being named one of the Fairfield County Business Journal’s 2021 40 under 40 honorees.

One Canterbury Green, 201 Broad St., Stamford, CT 06901 203.399.5900 www.mccarter.com

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KIMBERLY CHAMBERLAIN

SABRINA CHURCH

LISA MARIE COLANGELO

ALLIE COSTANZO

DISTRICT MANAGER WELLS FARGO Trumbull

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND TOURISM CITY OF NORWALK Norwalk

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT THE PALACE THEATRE Stamford

SENIOR FINANCIAL ANALYST JOHN J. BRENNAN CONSTRUCTION CO. Shelton

A proven leader with a strong track record of mentoring teams and team members to achieve excellence, Kimberly Chamberlain, joined Wells Fargo in 2007, under Wachovia, as a financial specialist. She was promoted to branch manager in 2009 and in 2012 became community bank district manager for the Fairfield region overseeing the operations at 10 branches and managing 115 team members. Prior to Wells Fargo, Kimberly was an account executive at Accredited Home Lenders. Presently she co-chairs the Wells Fargo PRIDE Team Member Network Connecticut chapter, which fosters inclusion and acceptance for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) team members, customers and allies, and the Latin Team Member Network. In 2015, she was appointed to the company’s Northeast Diversity and Inclusion Council and was a recipient of the 40 under 40 award for Meriden/ Hartford. Active with community matters, Kimberly organizes team member volunteerism frequently with Habitat for Humanity, and raises awareness for local causes, including Colin’s Crew, which helps support the families of children fighting cancer. A former college athlete, she graduated from Hofstra University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in international business.

A resident of Norwalk for 26 years and a holder of multiple positions within the city during her five-year professional career there, Sabrina Church was ready for her appointment in August 2019 as director of the newly formed Norwalk Department of Business Development and Tourism. In this role, Sabrina assists businesses from interest to expansion and has been a resource for companies throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and recovery. She holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from the University of New Haven and a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of Southern California.

Responsible for planning and managing all donor cultivation and fundraising events, including The Palace Theatre’s annual gala, which raises between $250,000 and $300,000 annually, Lisa Marie Colangelo is up to the challenges of The Palace Theatre as its director of development. She serves as the primary liaison to donors, board members, sponsors and prospects, coordinating all donor stewardship and recognition efforts. Prior to The Palace, Lisa Marie worked in the development department at Queens Theatre in the Park. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in communication arts from St. John’s University.

With more than 10 years of experience in the construction industry, combined with a finance, accounting and human resources background, Allie Costanzo is valued for her thirst for knowledge, ability to multitask, can-do attitude and willingness to think outside of the box as senior financial analyst for John J. Brennan Construction Co. since 2015. While working full time, Allie earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree in business administration from Southern Connecticut State University.

How would you describe yourself in five words? Passionate, optimistic, caring, driven, motivator.

What series are you most addicted to and why? I am most addicted to true crime series (both podcasts and shows). It has the ability to transport me into a different profession even if just for a short period of time. I find it both relaxing and fascinating.

Which business tip has been the most helpful to you? Actively seek out those who inspire you to do better, to set and reach ambitious goals and to grow. Don't be afraid to be uncomfortable, it's part of the journey.

How would you describe yourself in five words? Hardworking, personable, outgoing, helpful, motivated.

How would you describe yourself in five words? Conscientious, organized, professional, respectful, responsible.

How would you describe achieving your own personal success? Through education, dedication, teamwork and my background in urban planning, I was able to connect with and network with a multitude of people from different professions and circumstances. This led to becoming a well-rounded professional with the ability to assist all who request my assistance.

How would you describe achieving your own personal success? I would describe achieving my personal success by paying attention to detail, my well-developed people and communication skills and being knowledgeable regarding my professional duties and responsibilities. What quote do you find most motivating? Your reputation is your most valuable asset.

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How would you describe yourself in five words? Hardworking, ambitious, enthusiastic, friendly, loyal. How would you describe achieving your own personal success? Success is a combination of hard work, determination, learning from mistakes along the way, having an end goal and figuring out the steps to get there. If you aren't happy with something in your life, figure out a way to change or improve it. What quote do you find most motivating? "If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse." – Jim Rohn


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JENNIFER DASILVA

JOHN DEMPSEY

PATRICK DUNLEAVEY

DELIA ESPINAL

CLINIC DIRECTOR AMERICARES FREE CLINIC Stamford

PHOTOJOURNALIST NEWS12 CONNECTICUT Stamford

PRINCIPAL CIRONEFRIEDBERG LLP Shelton

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MANAGER SAVINGS BANK OF DANBURY Danbury

A photojournalist recognized locally and nationally for his storytelling abilities, John Dempsey works for News 12 Connecticut covering a plethora of news events in Fairfield County. Some of his notable awards include a National Edward R. Murrow for Excellence in Journalism and three Emmy Awards from The New York Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. John owns Zack’s Frozen Yogurt in Stratford, which helps propel his philanthropic efforts through various fundraisers. Currently, he is teaming with area production companies to produce a docuseries on sustainable living. He also creates content for Yale University and his hometown.

Overseeing staff accountants during engagements, providing audit services and supervising fieldwork, are part of Patrick Dunleavey‘s responsibilities as a principal in the accounting and auditing department of CironeFriedberg, where he specializes in supporting clients that are part of a private equity portfolio. He also has been involved in numerous purchase and sale transactions. Patrick provides services to a variety of industries, including manufacturing and distribution; and nonprofit organizations such as independent schools, arts, cultural organizations and human service agencies. In addition, he is a member of the grant committee responsible for the Blum Foundation.

With a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry, strong sales and customer service background, fluency in Spanish and more than 11 years of finance experience, Delia Espinal is more than qualified for her position as community development manager at Savings Bank of Danbury. She is responsible for providing solutions and support to solve complex customer needs. Delia is passionate about her role and is a contributing member of her community.

Which business tip has been the most helpful to you? The only thing worse than being the smartest person in the room is believing you’re the smartest person in the room.

How would you describe achieving your own personal success? My personal success was best illustrated over the last six to eight months as I helped guide my clients through extremely uncertain times, while navigating a constantly changing landscape of regulation. We faced each new challenge as a team, to help get them through the darkest days of the pandemic and into 2021 as stronger and better organizations.

How would you describe achieving your own personal success? Success is a state of mind and having a positive attitude and outlook. You can be successful in anything if you’re passionate about it and put your heart into it.

What quote do you find most motivating? “Any hour of the day, any place, any person is a subject for narrative…” – Cesare Zavattini (Some Ideas on Cinema, 1952).

Which business tip has been the most helpful to you? In a service-related industry, if you do a great job every day the clients you already have become your best marketing tool.

With 15 years of experience as director of the Fred Weisman Americares Free Clinic of Bridgeport since 2006, Jennifer DaSilva’s prior work experience includes several years as a specialty team coordinator and registered nurse for Bridgeport Hospital. She served as an emergency travel nurse for hospitals in Connecticut and New York state as well as a public health nurse for the city of Bridgeport where she provided preventative health care, home health care and clinical services for patients. Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Fairfield University and holds several certifications. Which business tip has been the most helpful to you? Never accept anything short of what your patients need or require to maintain a just and healthy lifestyle. Nothing is impossible – stay on course and find a way. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I see myself diligently working to bridge the health care gap in severely underserved communities in any capacity that will bring the most awareness and change. What quote do you find most motivating? "Try and leave this world a little better than you found it." – Robert Baden-Powell

How would you describe achieving your own personal success? Perseverance is the key to success. The ability to overcome negativity while working through problems and disagreements is necessary in any professional environment.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? In 10 years, I see myself as a leader in our nonprofit community continuing to serve clients throughout Fairfield and Westchester counties while taking on an increased leadership position in my firm.

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How would you describe yourself in five words? Passionate, people-person, innovative, creative, dedicated.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I see myself being a contributing member of my community and inspiring kids and future generations to believe in themselves and build confidence.


CONGRATULATIONS SEAN FLYNN Essex Financial is delighted to congratulate Sean Flynn of our Southport Group as a recipient of this years 40 Under 40 recognition. Sean’s commitment to providing outstanding service and support to his clients and leadership in his community is notable. We also congratulate this year’s other nominees.

The Southport Group takes a client-centric approach to wealth management and planning. Our success in growing our business is largely due to our singular focus on the unique needs of our clients and our willingness to go beyond what they would normally expect from an advisor relationship in terms of providing service.

Investment Advisory Services offered through Essex Financial Services, Inc., a Registered Investment Advisor, Member FINRA, SIPC. A subsidiary of Essex Savings Bank. The securities and insurance products obtained through Essex Financial Services, Inc. are not a deposit of, or other obligation of, or guaranteed by any bank, or an affiliate of any bank, are not insured by the FDIC or any other agency of the United States, the Bank or an affiliate of the bank and involve investment risk, including the possibility of loss of the principal amount invested.

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KRISTIN FERRARESE

SEAN FLYNN

MARIA GARCIA

SCOTT GILBERT

EXECUTIVE CHEF AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR FORTUNA’S CATERING CO. Bridgeport

FINANCIAL ADVISER ESSEX FINANCIAL - THE SOUTHPORT GROUP Southport

ATTORNEY MGQ LAW LLC Westport

LEAD DESIGNER BLACK BRIDGE MOTORS LLC Norwalk

Passion for expressing creativity and love through food started at a young age, cooking for large family gatherings alongside her grandparents and mother and led the way for Kristin Ferrarese’s success as executive chef and creative director of Fortuna’s Catering Co. in Bridgeport. Since joining Fortuna's, she has cultivated a unique ability to plan and execute a vast spectrum of occasions – from small family gatherings to grand weddings, she approaches each event with thoughtfulness, enthusiasm and artistic expression. Outside of work, Kristin enjoys spending time with her two daughters, engaging in civic action groups in the community and going on hikes.

With more than 10 years of experience in the financial industry, Sean Flynn gives his clients the unique insights necessary to bridge the gap between their overall financial plan and the design of their investment portfolio. As a financial adviser with Essex Financials’ Southport, he has an investment philosophy deeply rooted in academia providing the framework for constructing efficient and diversified portfolios based on clients’ personal and financial goals and objectives.

Which business tip has been the most helpful to you? Always learn. You will never know everything, be constantly open to learning. Also, reach out to your icons.

Which business tip has been the most helpful to you? Be grateful and forge your own way.

Representing individuals and employers throughout Connecticut in all aspects of employment litigation, negotiations and advising, Maria Garcia, an employment attorney, founded MGQ Law LLC based in Westport in 2018. Prior to founding her firm Maria practiced labor and employment at Mitchell & Sheahan PC, a boutique labor and employment law firm, where she handled complex employment litigation matters on behalf of individual, private business and municipal clients throughout the state. She also worked with attorney Lewis Chimes aggressively litigating discrimination, retaliation and civil rights cases on behalf of individuals. Maria began her legal career representing diverse corporate clients in high-stakes commercial and civil litigation cases at Pullman & Comley PC. And clerking for Justice Holly B. Fitzsimmons of the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. Maria has been recognized as a Labor & Employment Super Lawyer and a Connecticut Rising Star by Super Lawyers. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University and her Juris Doctorate from George Washington University. She lives in Westport with her sons, Oscar and Henry.

Founder of an automotive company that engineers, fabricates and develops modern technological products for classic and vintage vehicles, Scott Gilbert of Black Bridge Motors in South Norwalk is also pioneering a STEAM- based vocational initiative named Harbor Bridge Academy. It aims to provide alternative educational pathways, options and skillsets to high-school-age students as well as private classes or post-secondary education. Prior to his career in the automotive industry, Scott worked in the financial services industry for more than 10 years. The majority of his career, starting in 2006, was spent in New York City with Goldman Sachs providing institutional-level investment advice for sovereign wealth funds, pension funds, ultra-high-net-worth individuals and Fortune 100 companies. He graduated from Bucknell University in 2004 and lives in New Canaan with his wife and two children.

How would you describe yourself in five words? Passionate, perseverant, detail-oriented, hard-working, gracious.

Which business tip has been the most helpful to you? There comes a time when you must make the conscious decision to work on your business rather than in it.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I’d like to have higher-profile clients, to be juggling more large events again and working on a cooking/entertaining book.

How would you describe achieving your own personal success? I try to learn something new every day and always take care to listen to people. I work hard and truly enjoy what I do.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I see myself still giving back to the community, traveling with my family and growing my thriving business in Fairfield County.

What quote do you find most motivating? “The biggest risk is the one you don’t take.”

How would you describe achieving your own personal success? Starting my own firm has been a dream come true. It comes after many years of late nights and hard work. I am so grateful for the opportunity to practice law with no strings attached, where I can work with individuals and small-business clients to find creative solutions to achieve their goals.

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How would you describe achieving your own personal success? Watching all of our employees achieve all of their professional and financial goals at our company.

What quote do you find most motivating? “Whether you think you can or you think you can't – you're right.” – Henry Ford


Americares congratulates our Bridgeport Clinic Director Jennifer DaSilva and all of the 40 Under 40 award winners making an impact in Fairfield County.

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Congratulations Valeria Bisceglia

Education and Training Programs Advisor Connecticut Small Business Development Center Valeria has worked tirelessly to make the complicated federal legislation and guidelines of the CARES Act meaningful for so many. She has kept the CTSBDC staff of business advisors, Connecticut’s small businesses and municipalities, and our partner organizations informed throughout the pandemic.

And the entire 2021 Class of Honorees Thank you for making a difference in our communities. CTSBDC is a no-cost resource for small business owners needing access to emergency financing and assistance with recovering after the pandemic. Let’s start working together today: ctsbdc@uconn.edu

www.ctsbdc.com Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, and UConn.

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MIKE HANAUER

CHELSEA KORDIAK

PATRIK KOVAC

PARTNER DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP Stamford

CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER SKOUT CYBERSECURITY Fairfield

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR STRATFORD YMCA, A BRANCH OF THE CENTRAL CONNECTICUT COAST YMCA Stratford

DIRECTOR CLIFTONLARSONALLEN (CLA) Shelton

Having served public and private clients of all sizes during her career in various industries, including investment management, diversified asset managers, hedge funds, private equity and credit funds, banking and securities, consumer and industrial products, technology and media, Jeralyn Haber is now a partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP for 16 years. Throughout her various roles, she has assisted companies with their accounting, financial reporting and control matters. Previously, she served in Deloitte’s national office, focusing on assurance services and risk matters for its national client base. Jeralyn is a certified public accountant licensed in Connecticut and New York state and is an active member of the AICPA. She holds a Master of Science degree in accounting and Bachelor of Science degree, with a concentration in accounting, from the University of Connecticut.

Previously, as part of the team that achieved becoming Connecticut’s first $1 billion privately held company, Mike Hanauer is a process-focused and datadriven sales leader. As chief revenue officer at Skout Cybersecurity, Mike oversees sales, marketing and customer success. In his previous role as vice president of U.S. sales at Datto, which when he joined the company had 25 employees, he led multiple teams and assisted growth to reach nearly 1,700 employees. In addition to sales, Mike has a background in military nuclear engineering. He is a creative thinker and is always striving to improve and optimize sales processes through automation and creativity.

Before becoming the executive director of the Stratford YMCA, Chelsea Kordiak served as the operations director. Previously she spent six years at the Greater Waterbury YMCA, as the member engagement and communications director and the outdoor center program director. A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Chelsea has been with the Y movement for more than 10 years. She also serves as the co-chair of the Greater Bridgeport Healthy Lifestyles Taskforce, is a member of the Stratford Chamber and the Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families. She and her husband live in Milford and enjoy spending time outside with friends and family, running, hiking and sailing.

Providing audit services, supervising fieldwork and overseeing staff accountants during engagements are part of Patrik Kovac’s responsibilities as a director at CliftonLarsonAllen in addition to the completion of financial statements and presentations to the audit and finance committees. He is also a multiunit franchise owner of Robeks Juice, a chain that offers smoothies, acai bowls and fresh squeezed juices. A graduate of Sacred Heart University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting, Patrik holds an MBA with a focus in finance.

How would you describe yourself in five words? Driven, creative, optimistic, empathetic, gregarious.

How would you describe yourself in five words? Determined, honest, reliable, innovative, dedicated.

Which business tip has been the most helpful to you? Assume everyone's actions are done with good intentions.

How would you describe achieving your own personal success? My personal success has only been possible because of the people around me. My family and friends keep me motivated. I have great mentors within the Y and the community and none of what I do would be possible without my team.

Which business tip has been the most helpful to you? Invest in people you believe in, embrace and be open to ideas different than your own. Followed closely by my mantra to leave things better than I found it.

What quote do you find most motivating? "Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will." – Suzy Kassem

Which business tip has been the most helpful to you? Always meet people where they are. People come to the Y for all different reasons and it's our job to make them feel welcome and engaged in their community.

What quote do you find most motivating? "If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you." – Fred Devito

What quote do you find most motivating? “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

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How would you describe yourself in five words? Persistent, motivated, determined, hardworking, ambitious. Which business tip has been the most helpful to you? Be fearless. What quote do you find most motivating? "Persistence is very important. You should not give up unless you are forced to give up.” – Elon Musk


Create Opportunities Achieve more than you believed possible. We’re proud to see CLA’s Patrik Kovac among the Fairfield County 40 Under 40.

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Investment advisory services are offered through CliftonLarsonAllen Wealth Advisors, LLC, an SEC-registered investment advisor. ©2021 CliftonLarsonAllen LLP | GEN-201615-ADVER

Congratulations to Ari Yasgur and all the 40 under 40 honorees.

We thank you for your dedication and for making a positive impact on the real estate community.

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TINA MAZZULLO

COURTNEY MCSHERRY

ROBERT MOORE

DOCTOR OF OPTOMETRY GREENWICH EYE CARE Greenwich

DUAL DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING COURTYARD AND RESIDENCE INN STAMFORD DOWNTOWN Stamford

DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL MARKETING BLUE BUFFALO Wilton

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY IMPACT GREENWICH UNITED WAY Greenwich

Having trained with some of the top hospitals in the United States, including the Albert Einstein Medical Center and The Eye Institute, both in Philadelphia, Inna Lazar has done a significant amount of clinical work covering everything from diagnosing and managing ocular diseases to pediatric and geriatric exams. She loves working with her patients throughout Connecticut, particularly children at Greenwich Eye Care. She has also volunteered with the Head Start program, where eye exams and initial screenings are provided to children throughout Philadelphia. Inna received her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and minored in biology. She received her Doctor of Optometry degree from Salus University. Passionate about eye care she continues to stay up on the latest trends. She’s married and loves spending time with her family. She plays tennis and loves to cook.

Beginning her career as a customerservice agent in the hotel industry and quickly growing into operations and sales management roles, Tina Mazzullo brings a decade of hospitality experience to her role as dual director of sales and marketing at Courtyard and Residence Inn Stamford Downtown. Previously, she served as general manager and director of sales in the Raleigh-Durham market in North Carolina, where she helped drive revenue across various brands, including Hilton, Starwood and Marriott. Tina is very passionate about community outreach and spends time volunteering at Boys and Girls Club of America, Inspirica and the Stamford Chamber of Commerce.

Working at digital agencies, which supported such companies as Unilever, Coca-Cola and Procter & Gamble, Courtney McSherry brings 10 years of experience in a variety of marketing roles to her position as director of digital marketing at Blue Buffalo, which she assumed in 2019. She has helped drive digital transformation and improve consumer experience across Blue Buffalo’s website and social and CRM programs. Previously, Courtney was with Philips Consumer Products where she held roles in brand management, communications, e-commerce and their digital center of excellence. She graduated from Emerson College in Boston with a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing communications and lives in Fairfield with her husband, Pete, and their two children, Madison and Peter Warren.

Responsible for developing and managing innovative programs, developing key coalitions and building relationships with a shared sense of purpose are the major quests for Director of Community Impact at Greenwich United Way Robert Moore. He attended undergraduate and graduate school at Fordham University and obtained his master’s degree from the Graduate School of Social Service and Gabelli School of Business. Robert lives in Greenwich with his wife, Natasha, and daughter, Lily.

How would you describe achieving your own personal success? Not easy, but absolutely worth it. I’m a very ambitious person so my goalsetting never stops, and I learned to enjoy everything that comes my way. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Still doing what I love, helping people see and feel better. I am a strong believer in life-work balance therefore I would like to get a pilot license to allow me to travel more freely. What quote do you find most motivating? “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius

How would you describe yourself in five words? Versatile, passionate, supportive, motivating, energetic.

How would you describe yourself in five words? Innovative, loyal, driven, friendly, resilient.

Which business tip has been the most helpful to you? Focus on employee morale. The most important business tip when it comes to leading a team is to create a space that is safe, encouraging, motivating and fun. By doing this employees will feel more empowered and take pride in working together to achieve a company’s goals.

How would you describe achieving your own personal success? By continuing to learn new things, putting in the hard work and being fortunate to have an amazing support system of people who have always encouraged me.

What quote do you find most motivating? "Effective leaders are made, not born. They learn from trial and error, and from experience." – Colin Powell

What quote do you find most motivating? “Don't be intimidated by what you don't know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” – Sara Blakely

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How would you describe achieving your own personal success? Ongoing reflection and building on what I have learned from taking steps toward accomplishing my goals. Which business tip has been the most helpful to you? You only have so much time, so much energy and so much in the way of resources. You don't want to waste any of it. What quote do you find most motivating? "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." – Wayne Gretzky


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JASMIN MORREALE

TAYLOR O'BRIEN

KARA PRUNTY

VIJAY RATHNA

BRANCH OPERATIONS MANAGER UNION SAVINGS BANK OWNER | SAL’Z PIZZA Bethel & Newtown

PUBLIC RELATIONS CITY OF DANBURY Danbury

ACTING DIRECTOR OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CITY OF DANBURY Danbury

DIRECTOR OF ENTERPRISE APPLICATIONS CHATEAUX SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT INC. Norwalk

On behalf of the Office of the Mayor and city departments in Danbury, Taylor O’Brien leads their public relations as public information officer. Communicating Covid-19 information became an integral part of Taylor’s tasks. She coordinated a “Live @ 5” Facebook briefing with Mayor Mark Boughton that reached 100,000 weekly viewers and allowed for Q&As between the public and key stakeholders. Additionally, she helped wage a community fundraising campaign, which raised more than $100,000 to feed Danbury families facing food insecurity. Taylor earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Syracuse University and is completing her Master of Science degree in communication at Purdue University.

As acting Director of Health and Human Services for Danbury Kara Prunty is leading the city in its fight against Covid-19. She provides critical services, including the operation of the city’s emergency homeless shelter, the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine, contact tracing and education and enforcement of the governor’s executive orders. Kara lives in Danbury with her husband, P.J., and their two young sons. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Hartwick College, a Master of Public Administration degree from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy and is completing her Master of Public Health degree from the University at Albany.

A passionate programmer, Vijay Rathna has been creating solutions with cutting-edge technologies for the past 15 years. His areas of expertise are blockchain solutions, artificial intelligence and machine learning. Using his vast experience in leading global teams to deliver enterprise and consumer services, Vijay heads the technology division at Chateaux. He holds a master’s degree in technology management from Columbia University and teaches a hyperledger blockchain program at University of Texas Austin. His technology experience and entrepreneurial skills help him mentor startups and bring them to success.

As if being the mother of five children, Sam, 29; Jashira, 22; Brian, 19; and twins Lia and Lexi, 5, wasn’t enough for Jasmin Morreale who was born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, and moved to Connecticut in 1998. She is also, one of the owners of Sal’z Pizza in Bethel as well as a branch operations manager for Union Savings Bank in Newtown. Jasmin recounts in her own words, “Since I was a little girl I have always wanted to live on the main land, which was to me the land of opportunities. At age 16, I came to Connecticut and started working to support my family. With dedication and effort, I was able to graduate high school using the adult learning program – I achieve my diploma. Throughout these years with the support of my loving husband and my hard work I was able to grow professionally into the role I am in today. I am passionate about giving back to the community and I have established these values with my children and my coworkers. Which business tip has been the most helpful to you? A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all. What quote do you find most motivating? “Your life is your story. Write well. Edit often.” – Susan Statham What series are you most addicted to and why? ’Chicago Fire.’ I love how they always work together as a team to accomplish their goal of savings lives.

How would you describe yourself in five words? Ready for the next challenge.

How would you describe achieving your own personal success? As obstacles are a part of life, completing each challenge sparks a new reward. In public service, my success is measured by helping others achieve their goals.

How would you describe achieving your own personal success? Success is a moving target. I consider reaching my goals, small measures of success. My goal each day is to make a difference in someone’s life. If I am able to accomplish that, I consider the day to be a success.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I hope to have found new ways to support my community. There should always be opportunities to lift up those around you and I am certain that my future self will not only find them – but create them.

What quote do you find most motivating? “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” – Wayne Gretzky

What quote do you find most motivating? "Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it." – Marian Anderson

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How would you describe yourself in five words? Innovative, visionary, motivated, friendly, reliable. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Creating innovative solutions in the space sector and motivating futuregeneration entrepreneurs. What quote do you find most motivating? “If you are working on something that you really care about, you don’t have to be pushed. The vision pulls you.” – Steve Jobs


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LONI RICHARDS

LINDSEY SHELLMAN

TRAVIS SLUSS

ADAM SWANSON

CEO AND PRESIDENT SERVICE AFTER SERVICE Shelton

CHIEF COMMERCIAL OFFICER WIN, WEB INTEGRATED NETWORK Norwalk

FOUNDER AND CEO MACINSPIRES Greenwich

PARTNER MCCARTER & ENGLISH LLP Stamford

A highly decorated Navy veteran with a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, Loni Richards’ career highlights include her assignment on the USS Monterey as the electrical officer, a tour at the Pentagon, deployment to Djibouti, Africa, and serving with Seal Team 18. Her corporate experience includes positions of increasing responsibility at Merck Pharmaceuticals, United Technologies Corp. and Lockheed Martin Corp. She is the CEO and president of the veteran-founded nonprofit Service After Service in Ansonia.

Demonstrating a history of growing and empowering successful sales, operations and development teams, Lindsey Shellman has years of logistics and supply-chain industry proficiency and strong sales experience. She is chief commercial officer of WIN Business Services leading her team of experienced professionals in delivering the industry’s premier cloud-based transportation management products. Lindsey has proven ability to lead highly successful teams in improving customers’ processes and resolving complex technical matters. Lindsey holds degrees in business and communications from The University of Connecticut at Storrs.

His first start in the technology industry was printing labels for his local community at age 11. Following his fervor for all things tech, Travis Sluss spent several years working for Apple Inc. before launching MacInspires with the goal of empowering both people and businesses with education and technology. After graduating from Purchase College in Purchase, New York, where he was born and raised, Travis moved to Connecticut. He has traveled to more than a dozen countries and more than 30 states for various technologybased work, including as a sound engineer for rock and roll bands like the Spin Doctors.

In his practice, Adam Swanson represents major financial institutions in disputes brought by consumers, including those concerning consumer mortgage lending and servicing and consumer credit, as well as major title companies in real property, land title and title insurance litigation for the McCarter & English law firm. Passionate about giving back to the community, Adam serves on the Board of Directors of Connecticut Legal Services, Connecticut’s largest legal aid agency; the Board of Directors for the Fairfield County Bar Association; and the Quinnipiac University School of Law Alumni Association.

How would you describe yourself in five words? Honest, observant, collaborative, focused, teachable.

How would you describe yourself in five words? Motivated, creative, curious, kind, unique.

How would you describe achieving your own personal success? Personal success is building something greater than yourself. It's creating jobs. It's watching your team buy their dream homes. It's watching employees start families. It's knowing that you are making a difference.

Which business tip has been the most helpful to you? Failure is a part of success.

How would you describe yourself in five words? Veteran, strong, humble, courageous, fierce. What quote do you find most motivating? "Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don't just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles." – Tina Fey Which business tip has been the most helpful to you? It's not what you know, but who you know. It's all about networking.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I hope to have my own family to share STEAM with and to have many makerspace with more happy employees and more happy students.

What quote do you find most motivating? "Whatever expect with confidence becomes your own self-fulfilling prophecy." – Brian Tracy

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How would you describe achieving your own personal success? I have not yet achieved my own personal success. I have had some small victories along the way so far and I am excited to achieve the next, even greater successes. Which business tip has been the most helpful to you? (1) Give without expectation; (2) Define your brand, stay true to your brand and focus all your energy on being the best at your brand. What quote do you find most motivating? “There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt


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TIFFANI VALENTIN

BENEDICT VETTER

MARC WEBER

ARI YASGUR

ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT, PORTFOLIO MANAGER FIRST COUNTY BANK Stamford

DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP GREATER NORWALK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Norwalk

FOUNDER ONTHEMARC CATERED EVENTS Stamford

PRINCIPAL NEW ENGLAND INVESTMENT PARTNERS Stamford

After spending the last 16½ years growing her career working from human resources to commercial banking, where she worked both in credit administration and loan operations, Tiffani Valentin, was recently promoted to assistant vice president, portfolio manager at First County Bank. She has utilized her resources within her community and the experience and knowledge of her peers to continue to expand her career, including participating in the annual banking summer internship program for the last five years. Tiffani recently graduated from the Connecticut School of Finance and Management.

Born and raised in Norwalk, Benedict Vetter’s work at the Greater Norwalk Chamber shows how passionate he is about his business community and the local community as a whole. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from UConn and a Master of Science degree from Southern Connecticut State University. In Norwalk, Ben has worked for a few organizations, including Velo-CT and Stepping Stones Museum for Children before finding his challenge at the Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce where he can help to support all chamber members and the entire business community.

How would you describe yourself in five words? Balanced, resilient, transparent, encouraging, resourceful.

How would you describe achieving your own personal success? Only I know what I am capable of and what I deem a success in my mind. Usually, when I am working on a task and complete – feeling good and proud about that project is an indication that it is a personal success for me.

The founder and owner of OnTheMarc, an events company that Marc Weber established in 2006 is today responsible for more than $10 million in catering sales per year with 10 exclusive venues across the tristate area. Understanding and respecting the value of employees, OnTheMarc is unique in that it is a purpose-driven, employee-first catering company, which creates memorable, well-executed events using deliberate and mindful event planning, warm and caring service and consistent menu delivery and execution. The events range from small, highly customized and creative parties to large corporate functions. Not only a leader in his industry, but also in his community, Marc has donated food and time to many local nonprofits; his company provides meals for the homeless in his hometown each Thanksgiving. He is part of a local group of entrepreneurs that raises and donates funds to a charity each year. In 2019, he established the OnTheMarc Young Caterers Scholarship at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park to help promote the catering industry to rising chefs. Marc lives in Westport with his wife and two children. In addition to his passion for food, he is a car enthusiast, an avid gardener and enjoys skating, swimming, yoga, skiing and rock climbing.

It was 2002, when Ari Yasgur began his real estate career acquiring and managing multifamily property in New Haven County. After building an investment group, which had acquired apartments in that area, Ari partnered with co-principal Jonathan Marcus to form New England Investment Partners, a Stamford-based real estate investment company focused on buying, developing and managing quality commercial real estate in New England. Since its inception, the company has bought more than two dozen properties in the region, including several prominent locations in Fairfield County. Ari lives in Stamford with his wife and three children.

How would you describe achieving your own personal success? Growth equals success. Whether it’s something I’ve learned that I was able to apply in my personal life or my career, I take pride in knowing that I am growing as an individual. Which business tip has been the most helpful to you? Always remain marketable. A former supervisor of mine told me this during an interview and it helped lay the foundation for me as my career continues to grow.

Which business tip has been the most helpful to you? “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.” – Muhammad Ali What quote do you find most motivating? "Just do it." – Nike

Which business tip has been the most helpful to you? Education is expensive. The road to success is paved with failure and mistakes. These can come at a significant cost. Sometimes it’s emotional, sometimes its monetary. Either way it is comforting to consider this concept when I make mistakes. employees and more happy students.

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How would you describe yourself in five words? Fair, reasonable, dealmaker, caring, dad. Which business tip has been the most helpful to you? You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? As principal of New England Investment Partners. I love what I do and I hope to keep doing it for many more years.


40 UNDER FORTY AWARDS 2021 | PREVIOUS WINNERS Due to Covid-19 and the quarantine and restrictions beginning in March last year, it was decided to postpone 40 Under Forty 2020. All the nominations received were merged with 2021 nominees and the 40 Under Forty list will appear as 2020/2021 winners.

2019 Amanda Almonte Andy Cabell Godiva Cadena Kevin Caskin Roger Chappuis Thomas Cingari Jr Michelle Coletti Sasha Collins Evan Cygler Shannon Daniels Kate Dischino Jackie Essex Katia Garcon Rachel Ginsburg Robyn Goldenberg Angelica Gorrio Brian Higgins Christian Keane Adam Kirshner Rhonda Klein Marisa MacLean Joshua Marcus Elisabeth Marrocolla Eddie Martinez Samantha Mauro Peter McSherry Amanda Meeson Erin Mercede Kelli Meyer Oliver Page Roberta Rich Suobo Richards Chloe Richland Charles Rocco Erick Russell Katherine Russian Emily Anne Scalise Josh Weinshank Angela Wong Laura Zap

2018 Karolina Alexandre Clare Bolduc John Breznen Richard C. Buturla Bryan Collins Ardonyx Day Erica DePalma Amanda Desai-Mauro Angelica Durrell Rory Farrell Lisa Feinberg Michael Ferguson Anthony Gaglio, Jr. Rachel Ginsburg Keith Hassell Lori Jones Katie Kasinskas David Kaye Laura Laboissonniere Emily Larkin Muguette Maignan Kristen Manginelli Jarrett Meiers Reese Mitchell Annie Nardi Meagan Neville Nicole Palazzo Hannah Perry Philip C. Pires Nick Rongoe Scott Santa Christina Scott Tom Simonetti Christine Stafstrom Amy Steele Melanie Strout Allison Tait-Enright Jake Tavello Steven Williams Christopher Wirth

2017 Cortney Ansel Melissa Basile Eric D. Bernheim Justin Charise Josh Cohen Christopher Cortese Kayte Cwikla-Masas Alison D. Davis Anthony DeCandido Robyn Drucker Taruna Garg Michael Gretczko Rachel Haughey Sean Hurley Ken Jacobi Rebecca Kaplan Jacqueline Olschan Kaufman Blake Leonard Brian P. Lowell Allyson Mahoney Chris Manimbo Angela Medina Jennifer Mezzapelle Alexandra Mililli Jacqueline Novotny Kelly F. O'Donnell Jeff Osta Kate Petrov Quentin W. Phipps Kate Pipa Natalie A. Pryce Brett Robinson Devon Scanlon Jagjiwan Singh Lindsay Smith Salvatore Sorce JP Sredzinski Nicole Thomas Brian Van Wagener Julie Varughese

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2016 Kayleigh Apicerno Hunter Arton Kris Barker Adam Blank Allison Carballo Jason Castaldi Brian A. Clarke, Jr. Marissa Donnelly Ali Farsun Dembishack Steven Ferguson James Frommert Meaghan George Andrew Herr Michelle Johnson Nick Khamarji, Jr. Jackie Kosiba Dyan Kozaczka Enoch Lenge Vladimir Mariano Derrek Metz Lauren Millar James Moffat Britta Mulderrig Stephen Napier Brandon Oldham Kristi Olds Staci Peete Tanya Popolizio Sean Rabinowitz Amy Reina Tim Rorick Ryan Santoro Michael Sciamanna Michael Sullivan Jon Thomas Kelly Trahan Daniel Trust Ken Tuccio Corinne Vanbeek MD Cecilia Zhang Stiber

2015 Joshua Aferzon Megan Baroni Eliot Bassin Assaf Z. Ben-Atar Kelly Berwick Paul A. Bonomo Peter M. Bryniczka James Calkins Anthony A. Carpentieri Nate Checketts Joseph Cichowski Mario F. Coppola, Esq. Jessica Curtis Sergio DaSilveira Lara Devgan, MD Steven Fusco Emily Goldschmid Nicole Licata Grant Benjamin Healey Jason Jaronko Sean Keating Bryan J. Kelsey Christiane Kinseley Dr. Daniel T. Ksepka John Lim Patrick B. McKiernan Katrina V. Melei Kathryn Scheinberg Meyer, Esq. Nick Nguyen Carrie O’Connell Thomas P. O’Connor Douglas Polistena David Sansone Jr. Paul Santos Lindsay Clauss Sheehy Alison Smith Dave Stambone Laurie Stefanowicz Jamie Toole Kristen L. Zaehringer


40 UNDER FORTY AWARDS 2021 | PREVIOUS WINNERS

2014 Fahad Ahmed Jeffrey Alexander Alison P. Baker Brian Bidolli Victoria F. Bolton John P. Bonora Jason Boyea Spruille S. Braden Rebecca B. Brown Brian R. Falkowski Trish Fontes Joshua Forler Robert A. Gambardella Edward Gormbley Daniel Granucci Peter Hall Alison Held Marc Hoffman Francis S. Infurchia Jr. David Kooris Ashley Krauss Vincent Lariccia Louis M. Marino Kerri Mandelker Bruce T. Moore Jr. Bryan Morris Anna Nelmes-Stoughton James N. Parker Angela Pellegrini Christopher J. Pia Kelly Pia Shaye Roscoe Courtney Rose Nicholas Ruickoldt Justin Shaw Steven J. Stafstrom Jr. Jimmy Tickey Elikem Tomety Archer Katherine Vadasdi, MD Mark A. Vitale, MD Dan Viteri

2013 Nathan M. Allen III Craig M. Baker Ramón Bentley Bill Brucker Cara Ann Ceraso Emily Chalk Manish Chowdhary Michael Church Christa Clark Michelle Cole Maria Conlon Brandon Dufour Brian R. Feidt Anne Gagnon Mary C. Grande Ella Gudwin Brandon P. Hall Theresa Hatton Doodnauth Hiraman MD Mitch Hoffman Blanca L. Kazmierczak Christian Deneb Koether Daniel L’Altrella Janeen W. Leppert Dana M. Loch Matthew R. Meier Thomas C. McCarthy Sean Morits Kristen Okesson Jodie Orzechowski Robert Rahilly Kevin Richards David B. Schaffer Megan Smith-Gill Timothy N. Simpson Jon Stellwagen Grant W. Tankoos Jesse Turley Nicholas Vazquez Desiree Wolfe Kerry Wood

2012 Julia Ambrosi Matt Briand Washington Cabezas Jr. Mark Carmody Lauren Cimino Brian Cohen David Cohen William Conron Jennifer Stewart Ellison Dawn Emmerich Benjamin Fetterman Daniel P. Fitzgerald Benjamin Henson Ari J. Hoffman Jay Inzitari Christina Kazanas Kerri Leavay Michael Lestinsky Adam Luysterborghs Jarrod Manfro Charles F. Martin III John Martinez Austin McChord Stephanie McLaughlin Sarah Mehner Michael Moore Michelle Naggar Brendan Naughton Becca Nell Joe Orlando James Palsa Georgette Pascale Chris Peck Leah M. Reeves ScottS okolowski Medha Thomas Elizabeth Torres Anthony J. Truino Melanie Varian Jennifer Wiesner

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2011 Michele Albano Jessica Angier James Bergers Colleen Bike Adam Birnbaum Jenn Bond Huisking Lisa Bratt James Solomon Burshtein Gina Calder Mark Calzone Jason Corsi Jackie Effren Alison Fischer Christopher Fleming Bonnie Geppert George Gerhard Christopher Given Paul Gojkovich III Taryn Harrigan Jennifer M. F. Hillgen-Santa Amy Jacabacci Lisa Lou Joaquim Jamie Jones Adam Klimek Jennifer Lynne David Marceau Penni Martin Patrick Minicus R. Patrick Morrow Eli Newsom Eric Niederer Caitlin Nurge Brian Reklaitis Maureen “Mo” Reynolds Joanna Rotonde Robert Russo Jonathan Shapiro Matthew Storch Kate Truesdell Whitney Wasserman

2010 Olga Adler Jason Andrews Ken Angier Tracy Bleier Ronald L. Brown Jr. Xiomara Chiluisa Gregory Coghlan T. Scott Cowperthwait Lamond Daniels Ronald L. Dragotta Jerrod Ferrari Justin Galletti Jessica Grosswarth Ali Haffner Rebekah Harriman Timothy Herbst Daniel Johnson Esq. William J. Kelleher III Chris Lackowski Emanuela Lima Russ Liner Virgilio Lopez Daniel Mazabras Tom McFeeley Stpehanie McMahon R. Michael Meo Jr. Sean Morris Ryan T. O’Connell Carmine Perri Michael Silvestro Marcus Sweeney Lisa V. Thygerson Sheena Tracy Tim Tracy Jr. Christopher W. Tymniak Daniel Walsh Adrienne Wallace Thomas Walsh Brian Walsh Heather Ziegler


40 UNDER FORTY AWARDS 2021 | PREVIOUS WINNERS

2009 Vincencia Adusei Erica Bartelson Michael Basile Laura . Beck Esq. Cara Brook Markie Campbell Michael Canniff Carmelo “Mel” Carrozza Mally Chakola Rebecca Christopherson Joseph I. Chu Adam J. Cohen Dave Coughlin Gregory Frisoli David Galla Natalie Holder-Winfield Brooke Hourigan-Bertholf Laura Jacob Mark Kaduboski LaTanya Langley Rikki Lawrence Nicole Lyons Christopher Major John M. McCAreins, Jr. Sean Murray Mehner Tami A. Moe Glen J. Moore Heather L. Neff Daniel Onofrio Scott Orstad Jon Paul Pirraglia Brendan Reidy Paige Ridley AIA Roberto Romano Brock Saxe Katie Scinto Landria M. S Seals Mark Sherman Jonathan Soares Kristen Sullivan

2008 Carrie L. Amos Kimberly Bankston Jeffrey A. Blanco Jodi Boldrighini Kea Chiang Alice Ferreira David Gavin Jennifer Gerwien Jared Haines Kathryn Humphrey Ryan Kaisoglus Jason Kinard Jennifer Loporchio A.J. Lucas Maxine Lum Mauricio Todd Marlin Jeffrey S. Medina Loren M. Meyer Lou Occhicone Suzanne Palazzo Devang C. Patel John Pierro Tony Polito Jeffrey Quadrato Richard A. Rosano Ryan Salvatore Jorge Santiago Michael Serrao Steve Soyland Eric Stone Melanie Szlucha Brad Tippett Matthew Tuttle Keith S. Varian Cory Visi Kevin F. Viteri Karin Vota Adam Wood Craig Wood Eli Zimmer

2007 William Bardani Jennifer K. Baringer Lisa V. Bisson Jeffrey A. Blomberg Frank Carpenteri Jr. Michael W. Coffey Peter Deane Raymond J. DiGiorgio Tom Dillon Cynthia Drexel Matthew G. Fair Brooke Feder Donald J. Garamella Scot Gladstone David J. Grant Katherine L. Knowlton Susan Kohn Marc Kosak Christopher S. Leonard Erika Liverani Joseph L. LoPresti John J. Louizos Christophr K. McKiernan Lee Milazzo Rani Newman Mathura Tracy Persson Jennifer K. Roberto Chris Russell Stanley J. Ruszkowski Thomas Sanseverino Gregory Smith Alexander Soule Naiden Stoyanov Harris Towne Kim Tuffarelli Albert Unger John Vitro Daniela M. Walsh Myrna Yannieh Dr. Robert Zembroski

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R. Scott Beach Matthew Lloyd Brovender Christopher G. Brown Esq. Christian Burns Zvi Cole Michael DiDonato Garry Feldman Greer Fredericks R. David Genovese Sussanah Gillette B. Scott Gioffre Lateef Habib Peter Hastings Ian Hobbs Erica Killion Fritz Knipschildt Michael Kramer Todd B. Lindvall Gregory Lodato Raj R. Mahale Allison McGahren Kevin P. McKiernan Ian Murray Shep Murray Douglas H. Olin Jason Palmer Carlos Perez Daniel M. Petrelle Gerald Pia Jr. Mark E. Pizzi Heather Porter Christy Pugh Colin Reilly Randy Salvatore Mia Schipani John Slattery William D. Starbuck Jr. Gregory Stelluti Kieran P. Theissen Scott B. Witkin

David Adamo Jon Angel F. Michael Ayles Ivy Burke Sean Carroll Robert Caruso David Colella Patrick Connors George D’Angelo Michael Daglio Paul Delano David Didato Meghan Flynn Frank Forte Marc Grenier Brian Griffin Lee Hendrick Stephanie E. Katz Matthew Kolk Donna Kuebler Thomas Lambert Brian Landi Lee Milazzo Lisa Moholt Gilbert Ohls Darren Pocsik Yvette Prybyski James Ritman Babe R. Rizzuto Peter Rosato Jr Lisa Schildwachter-Messina Jason Stewart Mark Swimm Peter James Tesei John Unger Gerald Valenti Gregory Walsh Craig Woerz Ronald Young Jr Carl Zuckerberg


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Under We congratulate all “40 Under 40” honorees, thank them for their contributions to area businesses and communities, and recognize our members and partners:

CONGRATULATIONS to all the “40 under 40” honorees for their achievements, success and stellar contributions to the business community. And a very sincere and special acknowledgement to our Fairfield Chamber member and FELO Committee Chair:

Paul Amado M&T Bank Zahya Beall Edward Jones Gregory Bennici Robinson & Cole Valeria Bisceglia Small Business Development Center Sabrina Church City of Norwalk John Dempsey News 12 Connecticut Delia Espinal Savings Bank of Danbury Scott Gilbert Black Bridge Motors Vijay Rathna Chateaux Software

Zahya Beall, CIMA®, AAMS® Financial Advisor Edward Jones

Tiffani Valentin First County Bank Benedict Vetter Greater Norwalk Chamber

Fairfield Chamber of Commerce 1597 Post Road Fairfield, CT 06824 203.255.1011 ww.FairfieldCTChamber.com

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"There is more in us than we know if we can be made to see it." Jess Ekstrom

Congratulations to all the 2021 Fairfield County 40 Under 40 especially the Valley's own 

Allison Costanzo John J. Brennan Construction Co

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The Darien Chamber of Commerce congratulates:

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WESTFAIR COMMUNICATIONS INC. A privately held firm based in White Plains, publishes tabloid- sized business newspapers online: the Westchester County Business Journal and the Fairfield County (Connecticut) Business Journal; WAG magazine, a glossy monthly publication judged to be the “Best Magazine in New York State” for the past five years; and industry-specific newsletters. The Business Journals are more than 60 years old and are the only weekly countywide business newspapers. They were founded by former Westchester resident David Moore, a grandson of celebrated New York publisher Joseph Pulitzer, and John Smith, a former Wall Street Journal editor. In keeping with its founders’ principles, the newspapers focus only on the local business community with news and information that are helpful to businesspeople and profiles on entrepreneurs and professionals, which are inspirational to the readers. The papers have gained credibility and respect in the region for their information, integrity, relevance and usefulness to readers. WAG, a lifestyle magazine with unique upscale content, has become a popular and successful must-read for the savvy residents of Westchester and Fairfield counties. The company also sponsors interactive programs for its readers, some of which are joint-ventured with other businesses or community organizations. These programs cover a variety of subjects and take different forms, including seminars, expos, conferences, roundtable discussions and debates. For more information, visit westfaironline.com, wagmag.com or call 914-694-3600.

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT (UConn), founded in 1881, is a land grant public research institution and Connecticut’s flagship university. One of UConn’s 14 schools and colleges, the School of Business was established in 1941 and has evolved into an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. Primarily operating in four Connecticut locations – Storrs (main), Greater Hartford, Stamford and Waterbury, the UConn School of Business offers a comprehensive academic program portfolio, including bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, advanced certificates, as well as customized education and outreach services to the corporate community and the general public. In addition to Connecticut’s largest MBA Program (full-time, part-time and executive formats), UConn also offers specialized master’s degrees in accounting (online), business analytics and project management, financial risk management and human resource management. UConn business faculty scholars are leaders in their fields, as well as true teaching professionals, embracing a dynamic and experience-based approach to learning. In addition to their interactions with students and research contributions, faculty work closely with state government and the business community providing insight and counsel on local, national and global issues. Among some of the innovative learning opportunities that UConn provides are the Business Connections Learning Community, Innovation Quest (iQ), and a $3.7M Student Managed Fund. Other unique programming at UConn includes xCITE – Connecticut’s Conference for Women in Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship; Experiential Learning Collaborative; Innovation Accelerator; and the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities. The UConn School of Business ranks among the nation’s top public institutions by CEO magazine, Financial Times, Forbes, Military Times and U.S. News & World Report, and has been fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) since 1958. Learn more at www.business.uconn.edu.

GREENWICH HOSPITAL, founded in 1903, has been a member of Yale New Haven Health since 1998 and is an academic affiliate of the Yale School of Medicine. It is a progressive, 206-bed regional medical center and teaching institution serving residents of Fairfield and Westchester counties. The hospital has garnered a national reputation for patient safety, clinical excellence and customer service, combining the latest technological advances with skilled, compassionate physicians and health care professionals who deliver the highest level of patient care. For a fifth consecutive year, Greenwich Hospital has earned Healthgrades 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience Award, placing the organization among the top 15% of hospitals nationwide for patient experience. Greenwich Hospital’s patients have access to a comprehensive range of medical, surgical, diagnostic and wellness programs. The hospital offers medical innovations from robotic surgery to sophisticated diagnostic imaging to national clinical trials. The hospital is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet Hospital, the highest honor of nursing excellence. The completely renovated emergency department now has Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital pediatric specialists to care for the smallest patients any time of day or night. Yale New Haven’s Smilow Cancer Hospital on the Greenwich Hospital campus is across from the main hospital and offers high-quality advanced cancer care close to home. Satellite facilities include the Rye Brook walk-in clinic in New York; the outpatient surgical and primary care center at 500 West Putnam and the Helmsley Ambulatory Surgical Center, both in Greenwich; and the Long Ridge Medical Center and Greenwich Hospital Diagnostic Center, both in Stamford.

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