STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — A prominent Staten Island business is on a quest to identify the “10 Most Influential Staten Islanders.”
Relevant Public Relations launched a Web-based campaign on May 14 to determine which Islanders carry the greatest clout. The election, marketed almost entirely on Facebook. Twitter and LinkedIn, will conclude on May 28, at 9 p.m.
“The election is placing highly worthy individuals in the spotlight. It’s a lot of fun, and it’s giving everyone involved an opportunity to experience the growing influence of social-media sites upon grass-roots initiatives,” said Barton Horowitz, Relevant’s founder and president.
Voters have the option of nominating one or more individuals for the distinguished list, with every nomination being counted as a vote; or they may vote for one or more of the candidates listed on the Relevant Public Relations Facebook page.
DEAN BALSAMINI, DIRECTOR OF THE SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER AT CSI
LINDA BARAN, SI CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PRESIDENT & CEO
RALPH BRANCA, PRESIDENT, VICTORY STATE BANK
PAT CALTABIANO, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WORLD OF WOMEN S.I.
CESAR CLARO, CEO & PRESIDENT, SIEDC
SAMIR (SAM) FARAG), CHAIRMAN OF SCORE
ANTHONY FERRERI, PRESIDENT & CEO, SIUH
VINCENT IGNIZIO, CITY COUNCIL MEMBER
SANDY KRUEGER, CEO, STATEN ISLAND BOARD OF REALTORS
BRIAN LALINE, STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE EDITOR
AL LAMBERT, ENTERTAINER
ANDREW LANZA, NEW YORK STATE SENATOR
R. RANDY LEE, ESQ., DEVELOPER
MICHAEL MCMAHON, U.S. CONGRESSMAN
JIM MOLINARO, BOROUGH PRESIDENT
RICHARD & LOIS NICOTRA, DEVELOPERS & HOTELIERS
JAMES ODDO, CITY COUNCIL MEMBER
DEBORAH ROSE, CITY COUNSEL MEMBER
DIANE SAVINO, NEW YORK STATE SENATOR
TERRY TROIA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PROJECT HOSPITALITY
VOTE FOR ONE OF THE ABOVE, OR NOMINATE ANOTHER WORTHY CANDIDATE.