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Your Chance to Embrace The Staten Island Coastline From Sea

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‘Circumnavigate the Isle of Staten’ July 19 during National Lighthouse Museum’s 2nd boat tour of 2014

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Many experienced world travelers will tell you the experience of seeing a popular destination from a vessel at sea is extremely memorable. The views are dramatically different from those available on land, nature paints inspiring vistas, and history and culture come alive in new ways.

This is true in New York, as well, where Staten Island’s coastline adds to the allure of the city.logo-lighthouse-jpeg

On July 19, a sea-faring tour experience will be available to Staten Island enthusiasts when the National Lighthouse Museum launches the second offshore excursion in its series of boat tours for 2014.

The home port for the Saturday event, which takes place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., is NY WATERWAY®, Pier 11 on the East River at South Street and Wall Street in Manhattan.

The National Lighthouse Museum is inviting everyone to “Circumnavigate the Isle of Staten.”

Guests will see magnificent lighthouses around and about Staten Island, as they view the shipping lanes of one of the world’s leading ports. They also will see the shoreline of New York and New Jersey along the Arthur Kill; observe unique bird sanctuaries and ship grave yards, and pass under four bridges: Bayonne, where they will glimpse the current project of elevating the road bed of the bridge 64 feet; Goethals; Outerbridge Crossing, and Verrazano Narrows.

Additionally, an in-depth narration will be provided.

The cost of admission to the tour is $60 for adults; $40 for children, age 10 and younger, and $50 for seniors (age 62 and over).

Refreshments will be available on board, but guests may bring their own snacks.

LEARN MORE

For tickets and additional information, the National Lighthouse Museum may be reached by email at info@lighthousemuseum.org, or by phone at 855-656-7469. The museum may also be visited online at lighthousemuseum.org.

NYC Police Commissioner Bratton To Recognize Staten Island’s Standout Cops at Police Officer Of The Year Luncheon

NEW YORK CITY METRO NEWS Jun 03, 2014 Comments Off

Annual event to be hosted by the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce and Staten Island Advance 

BRATTON

Police Commissioner William J. Bratton

Staten Island, N.Y. (June 3, 2014) –  The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce and the Staten Island
Advance will host its annual Police Officer of the Year Luncheon June 16  in LiGreci’s Staaten, West Brighton.

The gathering, which will start at noon, will honor Staten Island’s top cops of 2013, who will be recognized by New York City Police Commissioner William J. Bratton,  as well as the Chamber’s Safety and Security Committee. 

Honorees will receive the Police Officer of the Month award for their daily commitment and
service to borough residents. A Police Officer of the Year will also be announced during the
event. This ceremony occurs each year to commemorate the NYPD’s great work and positive
influence on the community.

Tickets begin at $50 per person and $40 for members of the NYPD. Reservations are required
and can be made online at www.sichamber.com or with Jennifer McGurk at 718-727-1900.

Relevant Public Relations New York: 10 Essential Questions To Ask When Seeking A Publicist/Marketing Expert For Your Business or Professional Practice

BUSINESS, MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS May 27, 2014 Comments Off

Relevance of content is vital for reaching your target audience

NEW YORK — In today’s world of fast-paced communications, valuable news can degrade into irrelevant chatter in a matter of minutes, if not seconds.

For public relations and marketing professions in New York, across the nation and around the globe, ensuring the relevance of content is vital in order for the message to reach the client’s target audience. Relevancy often is tied to the speed –and accuracy – with which a media release is produced and distributed.

Preparing relevant PR is more than a skill – it’s an art form that requires the experience and talent to write an impactful press release from start to finish, with the know-how of steering it into the hands of news professionals who are most likely to share its content.

When shopping for PR and marketing professionals, keep in mind that price is not the most important factor when deciding which firm to bring on board, as the quality of work – and results – are of prime importance and may vary from company to company.

If you operate a business or professional practice, and are interested in using your time and money to best advantage, we suggest you ask the following questions of any public relations or marketing firm you are considering to hire:

1) What makes your firm different from the next?

2) How will you help my brand stand out from the competition?

3) What is the range of your public relation and/or marketing services?

4) Do you offer both traditional and digital public-relations services?

5) Can you provide me with published hard-copy and online newsroom results of your work?

6) How much experience do you have representing businesses or professional practices like mine?

7) What should my realistic expectations be in regard to results?

8) What strategies do you incorporate to increase the chances of publication?

9) Can you provide me with references from satisfied clients?

10) How will I know if the marketing and public relations services you provide on my behalf are working?

About Relevant Public Relations LLC

Relevant Public Relations LLC (Relevant PR), “Where Success is Written®,” is a New York City-based multimedia public relations and marketing company with local, national and global reach. The firm’s founder and president, Barton Horowitz, is a Small Business Administration (SBA) Champion of the Year Award winner and recipient of a 2013 Louis R. Miller Business Leadership Award.

Economically headquartered in the New York City borough of Staten Island, Relevant Public Relations is “America’s Journalist-Empowered PR & Marketing firm®,” leading businesses, professional practices and organizations to greater heights by cost-effectively integrating all marketing and PR strategies into a single efficiently run operation.

Relevant Public Relation’s custom-designed branding methods succeed due to an innovative recipe of press releases; traditional, digital and broadcast-news distribution; social-media management; Website and blog content; e-mail marketing; commercial copywriting, and more.

Whether your enterprise requires a single press release, a multimedia campaign or the information on a company brochure or Website professionally written, edited or updated, Relevant Public Relations is the right choice.

Relevant Public Relations is available online at www.RelevantPR.com, and may be reached at 718-682-1509 or via email: info@RelevantPR.com.

Staten Island Social Media, E-Marketing, Blog Package

BUSINESS, MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS May 19, 2014 Comments Off
Relevant Public Relations offers cost-effective digital marketing for businesses on a budget

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The program features a combination  of public relations and marketing strategies designed to enhance your brand, such as: Daily Social Media posts; an average of four times per day, minimum of five days a week.

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About Relevant Public Relations LLC

Relevant Public Relations LLC (Relevant PR), “Where Success is Written®,” is a New York City-based multimedia public relations and marketing company with local, national and global reach. The firm’s founder and president, Barton Horowitz, is a Small Business Administration (SBA) Champion of the Year Award winner and recipient of a 2013 Louis R. Miller Business Leadership Award.

Economically headquartered in the New York City borough of Staten Island, Relevant Public Relations is “America’s Journalist-Empowered PR & Marketing firm®,” leading businesses, professional practices and organizations to greater heights by cost-effectively integrating all marketing and PR strategies into a single efficiently run operation.

Relevant Public Relation’s custom-designed branding methods succeed due to an innovative recipe of press releases; traditional, digital and broadcast-news distribution; social-media management; Website and blog content; e-mail marketing; commercial copywriting, and more.

Whether your enterprise requires a single press release, a multimedia campaign or the information on a company brochure or Website professionally written, edited or updated, Relevant Public Relations is the right choice.

Relevant Public Relations is available online at www.RelevantPR.com, and may be reached at 718-682-1509 or via email: info@RelevantPR.com.

Victory State Bank Experiences $27.4M Jump In Total Assets

BANKING & FINANCE, BUSINESS NEWS May 05, 2014 Comments Off

Annual stockholders’ meeting highlights growth of Staten Island, N.Y.’s only community-based commercial bank 

Staten Island, N. Y. (May 5, 2014) – An upbeat mood filled Victory State Bank headquarters April 22, as stockholders received a favorable 2013 roundup from the financial company’s holding company, VSB Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQB: VSBN).

“We are pleased with the results of our annual meeting and we appreciate the faith that our stockholders place with management and the board,” said Joseph J. LiBassi, chairman of VSB Bancorp.

 Joseph J. LiBassi, chairman of VSB Bancorp, and Ralph Branca, president and CEO of Victory State Bank, present 2013 results to stockholders during VSB Bancorp’s annual meeting.

Joseph J. LiBassi, chairman of VSB Bancorp, and Ralph Branca, president and CEO of Victory State Bank, present 2013 results to stockholders during VSB Bancorp’s annual meeting.

The bank, which had stable earnings in 2013, experienced a variety of positive results that combined to produce a successful year in which total assets increased by $27.4 million to $297.1 million.

For example, tier 1 capital, a measure of strength and viability, is holding strong at VSB Bancorp, at 9 percent at the close of last year.

Also during 2013, deposits increased by $27.9 million to $268.6 million.

“All the deposit growth was organic,” said Ralph Branca, president and CEO of Victory State Bank. “We did not utilize any borrowings, brokered CDs or listing-service deposits.”

As a percentage of average assets, the bank’s non-interest expenses in 2013 – which include most operating costs other than attracting depositors – decreased to 2.65 percent, placing it in the 19th percentile among its peers. The bank additionally decreased non-performing, or seriously past due, loans in the year by $2.2 million to $4.2 million.

“As evidenced by our $14.9 million increase in demand deposits [which can be withdrawn without advance notice] rising to $96.9 million in 2013, we are continuing to build relationships,” Branca said.

STOCKHOLDERS VOTE

During the meeting, Branca and Chaim Farkas were re-elected as directors for additional three-year terms.

Two other proposals, an amendment to the 2004 Director Stock Option Plan and the sale of 89,000 shares of common stock to the Employee Stock Ownership Plan, were both approved.

The stockholders also ratified the appointment of Crowe Horwath as Victory Bancorp’s independent public accountants, and additionally approved, on an advisory basis, Branca’s executive compensation with the affirmation of over 70 percent of the votes cast.

About VSB Bancorp

VSB Bancorp, Inc. is the one-bank holding company for Victory State Bank. Victory State Bank, a Staten Island-based commercial bank, commenced operations on Nov. 17, 1997.  The Bank’s initial capitalization of $7 million was primarily raised within the Staten Island community. The Bancorp’s total equity stood at $27.7 million by March 31, 2014.

Victory State Bank operates five full-service locations on the Island: The main office in the community of Great Kills, and branches in the communities of West Brighton, St. George, Dongan Hills and Rosebank. Pending regulatory and building department approvals, the bank plans to open a sixth branch in the Island’s Charleston/Tottenville area.

For additional information, Victory State Bank may be reached at 718-979-1100 or visited online at http://www.victorystatebank.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements contained in this article, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements, as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to materially differ from those currently anticipated. Those risks and uncertainties include, among other things, possible future changes in (i) the local, regional or national economy, (ii) market interest rates, (iii) customer preferences, (iv) competition or (v) federal or state laws.

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Email: Bhorowitz@RelevantPR.com

3 Business-Fostering Programs Highlighted By SBDC During Island Conference

BUSINESS NEWS, NEW YORK BUSINESS May 02, 2014 Comments Off
Gathering for a presentation by the Staten Island Small Business Development Center at the College of Staten Island during the 16th Annual SIEDC Business Conference, April 30, in the Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomfield, are, from left, Joseph Bottega, business advisor, SI SBDC; Dean L. Balsamini, director of the SI SBDC and featured speaker; DB Lampman, featured speaker and associate director of Staten Island MakerSpace, a small-business incubator in Stapleton; Scott Van Campen, featured speaker and executive director, Staten Island MakerSpace; Edward J. Piszko, New York State Certified Senior Business Advisor, SI SBDC, and Robert Rose, business advisor, SI SBDC.

Gathering for a presentation by the Staten Island Small Business Development Center at the College of Staten Island during the 16th Annual SIEDC Business Conference, April 30, in the Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomfield, are, from left, Joseph Bottega, business advisor, SI SBDC; Dean L. Balsamini, director of the SI SBDC and featured speaker; DB Lampman, featured speaker and associate director of Staten Island MakerSpace, a small-business incubator in Stapleton; Scott Van Campen, featured speaker and executive director, Staten Island MakerSpace; Edward J. Piszko, New York State Certified Senior Business Advisor, SI SBDC, and Robert Rose, business advisor, SI SBDC.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (May 2, 2014)  – A seminar presented by the Staten Island Small Business Development Center during the Staten Island Economic Development Corp. business conference on April 30 showcased three programs of importance to the borough’s economic engine: Staten Island MakerSpace, START-UP NY, and the Small Business Development Center at the College of Staten Island (SBDC at CSI).

STATEN ISLAND MAKERSPACE

The workshop, a segment of the daylong conference in the Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomfield, featured representatives of the three programs, including Staten Island MakerSpace, a small-business incubator in Stapleton.

DB Lampman, associate director of Staten Island MakerSpace, joined with Executive Director Scott Van Campen to discuss the many low-cost, business-fostering opportunities available to entrepreneurs and other members of the community at the incubator.

The site includes a fully equipped metalworking studio; woodworking studio; computer lab with a 3D printer; private studio spaces, and much more.

START-UP NY

SBDC 2 Dr. Michael Kress

Dr. Michael Kress, vice president for technology and economic development, and executive director of the City University of New York High Performance Computer Center, College of Staten Island, discusses START-UP NY.

Also of interest to both fledgling and seasoned business owners, was a discussion of START-UP NY presented by Dr. Michael Kress, vice president for technology and economic development, and executive director of the City University of New York High Performance Computer Center at CSI.

START-UP NY, Kress explained, is a groundbreaking New York state initiative designed to provide major incentives for businesses to relocate, start up or significantly expand in New York state through affiliations with public and private universities, colleges and community colleges.

Businesses will have the opportunity to operate with state and local tax-free status on or near academic campuses, and their employees will pay no state or local personal income taxes. In addition, businesses may qualify for additional incentives. On Staten Island, the area slated for inclusion in the program is on the campus of CSI.

SBDC at CSI

The seminar also placed Dean L. Balsamini, director of the SBDC at CSI and moderator of the workshop, at center stage. Balsamini shared an overview of the many ways his organization provides free assistance to aspiring and established entrepreneurs.

The SBDC at CSI is part of the New York State Small Business Development Center, which is administered by the State University of New York.

The center operates as a full-time enterprise during weekday business hours, assisting small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs with a wide array of cost-free confidential guidance and technical assistance.

Since launching in 1993, the experienced advisers of the Staten Island SBDC have worked directly with more than 6,500 businesses, helping them to invest over $146.5 million in the area’s economy, and creating or saving more than 4,500 jobs.

The Staten Island SBDC is located at: The College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Blvd., Building 3A, Room 105; Staten Island, NY 10314-9806.

The Staten Island SBDC additionally operates two outreach sites: The Small Business Development Center, Bay Ridge Satellite Office, in the Santander Building, 9512 Third Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11209, and the Small Business Development Center, Staten Island Office, in the Empire State Bank Building, 1361 North Railroad Ave., Staten Island, NY 10306.

For information about business counseling on Staten Island, the SBDC at CSI may be reached at 718-982-2560, or via email at Christine.Purelis@csi.cuny.edu. The Brooklyn office may be contacted at 718-619-5603; the Staten Island satellite office may be reached at 718-873-4496.

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Media Contact: Barton Horowitz

Relevant Public Relations, LLC

Headquarters: 718‑682‑1509

Mobile: 917‑715‑8761; Email: Bhorowitz@RelevantPR.com

New York Business Conference To Highlight Strategies For Working With Global Real Estate Buyers, Sellers

BUSINESS, Manhattan Association of Realtors, NEW YORK BUSINESS, REAL ESTATE Mar 21, 2014 Comments Off

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 2014

 Steve Brown, president of the National Association of Realtors®, and John (Janno) Lieber, president, World Trade Center Properties, are among those who will speak at the Manhattan Association of Realtors® Global Real Estate Symposium on March 26

NEW YORK — The Manhattan Association of Realtors® (MANAR) will mark its third annual Global Real Estate Symposium March 26 by providing the essential strategic tools needed for conducting business with international buyers and sellers. 

STEVE BROWN, president of the National Association of REALTORS®

STEVE BROWN, president of the National Association of REALTORS®

“New York is today the leading destination for the global buyer,” said Rick Wohlfarth, event chair and a past president of MANAR. “The MANAR Global Real Estate Symposium will provide a platform for all stakeholders to gain insight into the investment potential of the New York real estate market.”

The event will take place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the McGraw-Hill Conference Center, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, Manhattan. The day’s agenda includes lunch and a close-of-day cocktail party.

“The conference is a one-day networking hub for real estate industry leaders, practitioners and international buyers and sellers,” Wohlfarth said. “Visitors to the symposium will receive an enhanced understanding of how international buyers are changing the face of New York real estate.  For those who are interested in closing more deals, attending this year’s Global Real Estate Symposium is a must.”

The slate of distinguished speakers, panel members and moderators will include: Steve Brown, president of the National Association of Realtors®; John (Janno) Lieber, president, World Trade Center Properties; Jennifer Berman, general manager, Hilton & Hyland; Darla Delayne, Coldwell Banker Bellmarc; Nikki Field, senior global real estate advisor, Sotheby’s International Realty; Arthur Hung, senior global real estate advisor, Sotheby’s International Realty; Peter Acocella, managing director, Keller Williams Commercial Division, New York City; Eleonore Rojas, principal product manager and vice president, Partnerships and Product Integration, Move Inc.; Robb Pair, Harlem Lofts; Alan Dixon, Dixon Advisory; Wendy Fitzsimmons, Esq., principal, Madison Law Group; Dr. Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist; Vanessa Saunders, GPS Real Estate; Chris Smith, President, DotLoop Technology; Austin Allison; DotLoop Technology; Amir Korangy, publisher, The Real Deal; Kyle Kimball, president, New York City Economic Development Corp.; Michael Samuelian, vice president, Related Companies; Joel Bergstein, president, Lincoln Equities Group; Stan Gale Jr., vice president, Gale International; Justin Palmer, partner, Synapse Capital, and William C. Rudin, CEO and vice-chairman, Rudin Management Co.

Rick Wohlfarth, chairman of the 2014 Manhattan Association of Realtors'®  Global Real Estate Symposium, is a past president of the organization.

Rick Wohlfarth, chairman of the 2014 Manhattan Association of Realtors’® Global Real Estate Symposium, is a past president of the organization.

A segment of the program will feature a panel featuring representatives from international organizations, including Triston Harper of Douglas Elliman, representing the International Real Estate Federation; Kathy Tsao, also of Douglas Elliman, representing the Asian Real Estate Association of America; Carmen Mercado, Century 21, representing the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, and Donnell T. Williams, Destiny Realty Inc., representing the National Association of Real Estate Brokers.

Topics covered during the day will include: “New York ‘Rising,’” “Global Buyers, Sellers and Investors: Challenges and Opportunities,” “The International Investor,”  “Real Estate Trends and Forecast,”  “Cultural Differences: Roadblocks and Advantages,” “The Global Impact of Social Media, Mobile Apps and Digital Marketing,”  “Organized Real Estate – The Global Advantage,” and “Developing for the International Clients.”

 The cost of admission, including lunch and the cocktail, is $49 for MANAR members, and  $99 for non-members. As seating is limited, advance registration is suggested.

Registration is available online at: http://manarrealtor.com/ (CLICK ON “GLOBAL SYMPOSIUM”).

For additional information, a MANAR representative may be reached at 212-594-2233, or via email: info@MANARRealtor.com.

 

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Agenda of MANAR’s Global Real Estate Symposium: March 26, 2014

Manhattan Association of Realtors, NEW YORK BUSINESS Mar 21, 2014 Comments Off

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Relevant Public Relations Chosen To Market Brand Of Staten Island Small Business Development Center

BUSINESS NEWS, MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS, Relevant PR, RELEVANT PR IN THE NEWS Mar 20, 2014 Comments Off

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Relevant Public Relations LLC has been retained by the Staten Island Small Business Development Center (SI SBDC) in a mission to enhance community awareness of the organization’s free business-mentoring services.

DEAN BALSAMINI, Director of the Staten Island SBDC

DEAN BALSAMINI, Director of the Staten Island SBDC

“Former business journalist Bart Horowitz and his firm, Relevant Public Relations, are talented, creative and dependable, with a solid handle on commerce and news distribution in the New York metropolitan area,” said Dean Balsamini, director of the Staten Island SBDC. “It’s reassuring to have this PR firm and its award-winning leader on our team.”

The SI SBDC is an important community asset, said Barton Horowitz, president of Relevant Public Relations.

“Under the leadership of Dean Balsamini, each adviser and support-staff member at the Staten Island Small Business Development Center is dedicated to helping business people and aspiring entrepreneurs achieve their goals,” Horowitz said. “It’s a privilege to be working with such highly motivated individuals, and gratifying to know that the services I provide to the Center will touch the lives of countless individuals in such a positive way.”

About the Staten Island Small Business Development Center

The Small Business Development Center at the College of Staten Island (SBDC at CSI) is part of the New York State Small Business Development Center, which is administered by the State University of New York.

The center operates as a full-time enterprise during weekday business hours, assisting small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs with a wide array of cost-free confidential guidance and technical assistance.

Since launching in 1993, the experienced advisers of the Staten Island SBDC have worked directly with more than 6,500 businesses, helping them to invest over $146.5 million in the area’s economy, and creating or saving more than 4,500 jobs.

The Staten Island SBDC is located at: The College of Staten Island, 2800 Victory Blvd., Building 3A, Room 105; Staten Island, NY 10314-9806.

The Staten Island SBDC additionally operates two outreach sites: The Small Business Development Center, Bay Ridge Satellite Office, in the Santander Building, 9512 Third Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11209, and the Small Business Development Center, Staten Island Office, in the Empire State Bank Building, 1361 North Railroad Ave., Staten Island, NY 10306.

For information about business counseling on Staten Island, the SBDC at CSI may be reached at 718-982-2560, or via email at sullivane@mail.csi.cuny.edu. The Brooklyn office may be contacted at 718-619-5603; the Staten Island satellite office may be reached at 718-873-4496.

About Relevant Public Relations LLC

Relevant Public Relations LLC (Relevant PR), “Where Success is Written®,” is a New York City-based multimedia public relations and marketing company with local, national and global reach. The firm’s founder and president, Barton Horowitz, is a Small Business Administration (SBA) Champion of the Year Award winner and recipient of a 2013 Louis R. Miller Business Leadership Award.

Economically headquartered in the New York City borough of Staten Island, Relevant PR leads businesses, professional practices and organizations to greater heights by cost-effectively integrating all marketing and PR needs into a single efficiently run operation.

Relevant Public Relation’s custom-designed branding strategies succeed due to an innovative recipe of press releases; traditional, digital and broadcast-news distribution; social-media management; Website and blog content; e-mail marketing; commercial copywriting, and more.

Whether your enterprise requires a single press release, a multimedia campaign or the information on a company brochure or Website professionally written, edited or updated, Relevant Public Relations is the right choice.

Relevant Public Relations is available online at www.RelevantPR.com, and may be reached at 718-682-1509 or via email: info@RelevantPR.com.

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Media Contact: Barton Horowitz

Relevant Public Relations, LLC

Headquarters: 718‑682‑1509

Mobile: 917‑715‑8761

Email: Bhorowitz@RelevantPR.com

Staten Island Board of Realtors Honors ‘Top Producers’

BUSINESS, BUSINESS NEWS, NEW YORK BUSINESS, REAL ESTATE, SIBOR, STATEN ISLAND BOARD OF REALTORS Mar 19, 2014 Comments Off

Daylong trade show begins with Awards breakfast

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Traci Cangiano, immediate past president of the Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR), left, and Laird Klein, president of SIBOR, prepare to greet guests during the organization’s Top Producer Awards Breakfas, Agent Day and Trade Show in the Hilton Garden Inn, Staten Island.

Staten Island, N.Y. – The Staten Island Board of Realtors (SIBOR) honored its best achieving members on March 13 during the group’s annual Top Producer Awards Breakfast.

The event, sponsored by Continental Home Loans and Peoples Home Loans,  launched SIBOR’s daylong Agent Day & Trade Show at the Hilton Garden Inn, Bloomfield, which included 90-plus national and local real estate-related vendors, and abundant networking opportunities.

Among those honored were three new inductees into the SIBOR’s Top Producer Club Hall of Fame: Celia Iervasi, Nancy Pezzolla and Margaret “Peggy” Power. Each was recognized for being a “top producer” for a minimum of 10 consecutive years. Thomas DeLese received SIBOR’s “Rising Star” Award.

“Realtors work long and hard to ensure the satisfaction of homebuyers and home sellers,” said Laird Klein, president of SIBOR. “Being among the best of the best in this profession requires an abundance of knowledge and an unrelenting passion for helping others. I am proud to share this day with such wonderful and extraordinary colleagues.”

A total of 126 Top Producer awards for performance in 2013 were presented at yesterday’s breakfast gathering. Top Producer designations are annually awarded to associate brokers and sales associates for exceptional listing and selling activity. SIBOR is comprised of over 1,700 members.

The Top Producer Committee was co-chaired by Kathy O’Leary Garbarino and Ann Coppola.

TOP PRODUCER AWARD-RECIPIENTS, GOLD

Maryann Batiancela, Robert Bianco, Teresa Carmona, Cindy Cheung, Kawing Chiu, Becky Chum, Chanpen Cronin, Scott Dobrin, Maged Girgis, Cathy Greco, Celia Iervasi, Gaetano Marasa, Joyce Marchione, Judith McKenna, Nicole Molinini, Gary Papirov, Anthony Ragucci, Joseph Tsomik, Laura Vallone

TOP PRODUCER AWARD-RECIPIENTS, SILVER                          

Eric Bacelli, Rayann Besser, Edward Bruno, Salvatore Carola, Sandra Cascio, Theresa DeCrescenzo, Elizabeth Del Priore, Jo Ann Della Rocca, Dawn Eugenio, Yolanda Felton, Douglas Franks, Dritan “Tony” Gashi, Ann Grande, Joseph Haskell, Laird Klein, Joseph Lebron, Edie Lederman, Irene Lee, Joanna Miarrostami, Marylou Palladino, Kristina Patafio, Nancy Pezzolla, Eileen Pinto, Peggy Power, Lori Sinagra, Virginia Spaventa, Marina Sulava, Gail Sweeney, Nina Timpone, Nicholas Tortora, Antonio Vega, Catherine Volpe, Anthony Whalen, Fanny Yang, Diane Yetman, Stephanie Zhang, Joseph Zubrycky

TOP PRODUCER AWARD-RECIPIENTS, BRONZE

Ayman Aid, Valerie Bartolone, Kathleen Barzal, Albert Benzaken, Matthew Black, Richard Camerlengo, Giovanna Cardinale, Audrey Casso, Laura Catuogno, Gloria Craven, RoseAnn Crecca, Raya Daniels, Kerry Debellis, Jeannine Del Gaudio, Thomas DeLese, Maryann DeMagistris, Rosetta Demenna, Cynthia Dgheim, Kathleen Feola, Martin Friedman, Jillian Gannon, Natalie Garber, Francine Gilberto, Lee Goldstein, Bella Grossman, Daniel Hall, Vivian Kokkinos, Linda Kramer, Michael Landolfa, Monty Li, Ken Licata, Patricia Licata, Li Liu, Geralyn Liverani, Diane Malagreca, Anthony Masucci, Hector Mesa, Mario Minelli, Steven Monterosso, Jason Myerwold, Dawn Nasella, Constance Nixon, Neila Nuzzi, Holly Olivieri, Theresa Panarella, Svetlana Pascarella, Jill Pinto, Joyce Powers, Pasquale Pucella, Marija Radic, Nirosh Ranasinghe, Giovanni Randazzo, Rosemarie Rivicci, Louis Rizzo, Stephanie Rosenthal, Michael Santangelo, Frank Selovic, Lai Siew, Gale Strassberg, Francine Taglianetti, Denise Tarkenton, Barbara Tringali, Annmarie Triola, Rocio Uchofen, Josephine Vaccaro, Lee Venezia, Elizabeth Walsh, Norma Sue Wolfe, Pamela Zappulla, Natalia Zukhovich

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