2008-01-11 / Community

Business Leaders Network At PHC Card Exchange

RDRC, Chamber, REMA, Keyspan Host Get-Together


A large crowd of business leaders and officials showed up at the Peninsula Hospital Center on Monday evening for a business card exchange and discussion hosted by the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation, the Rockaway Chamber of Commerce, the Rockaway East Merchants Association and Keyspan Energy. More than 100 business owners and officials showed for the event. Those who attended viewed a number of business presentations and had a chance to network by exchanging business cards and discussing the state of business in Rockaway. A large crowd of business leaders and officials showed up at the Peninsula Hospital Center on Monday evening for a business card exchange and discussion hosted by the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation, the Rockaway Chamber of Commerce, the Rockaway East Merchants Association and Keyspan Energy. More than 100 business owners and officials showed for the event. Those who attended viewed a number of business presentations and had a chance to network by exchanging business cards and discussing the state of business in Rockaway. Kevin Alexander, the executive director of the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation, speaks to the attendees. Kevin Alexander, the executive director of the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation, speaks to the attendees. John Lepore, past president of the Rockaway Chamber of Commerce (left) with Jack Friedman, the executive vice president of the Queens Chamber of Commerce and John Napolitano, Broad Channel resident and president of Deztech Information Services, Inc. Friedman designated $7,500 dollars to the Rockaway Chamber of Commerce to use for outreach programs for minorities and women. John Lepore, past president of the Rockaway Chamber of Commerce (left) with Jack Friedman, the executive vice president of the Queens Chamber of Commerce and John Napolitano, Broad Channel resident and president of Deztech Information Services, Inc. Friedman designated $7,500 dollars to the Rockaway Chamber of Commerce to use for outreach programs for minorities and women. Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer (left) with Eric Matza from St. John's Episcopal Hospital, and Napolitano. Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer (left) with Eric Matza from St. John's Episcopal Hospital, and Napolitano. Chamber officials Harold Cornell and his wife, artist Arlene Cornell, speak with Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer. Chamber officials Harold Cornell and his wife, artist Arlene Cornell, speak with Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer. Matza (left) with attorney Ira Seplow and Andrew Langer, who owns a number of Dunkin Donuts shops on the peninsula as well as Century 21 real estate. Matza (left) with attorney Ira Seplow and Andrew Langer, who owns a number of Dunkin Donuts shops on the peninsula as well as Century 21 real estate. Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer with Steve Greenberg, a vice president with Smith Barney who is also the president of the Breezy Point Cooperative, and Glenn Riddell, a local lobbyist. Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer with Steve Greenberg, a vice president with Smith Barney who is also the president of the Breezy Point Cooperative, and Glenn Riddell, a local lobbyist. Members line up to listen to one of the presentations. Members line up to listen to one of the presentations. Susan Locke, the publisher of The Wave and a board member for the Rockaway Chamber of Commerce (left) with Vivian Ratan Carter, a sales representative for the newspaper, and watercolorist Arlene Cornell. Susan Locke, the publisher of The Wave and a board member for the Rockaway Chamber of Commerce (left) with Vivian Ratan Carter, a sales representative for the newspaper, and watercolorist Arlene Cornell. LaVida Jarvis, the president of the Rockaway East Merchants Association (left) with Linda Plummer, the president of the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation and Alan Cahmi, the president of the Rockaway Chamber of Commerce and the owner of Condor Pest Control. LaVida Jarvis, the president of the Rockaway East Merchants Association (left) with Linda Plummer, the president of the Rockaway Development and Revitalization Corporation and Alan Cahmi, the president of the Rockaway Chamber of Commerce and the owner of Condor Pest Control.

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