Chamber Honors Local Government

Manhasset Chamber from left: Lil Lindergren, Pat Grace, Katie Miller Harun Hassouni, Elizabeth Johnson, Robbie Donno,
Stephanie Solomon, T.J. Costello, Nancy Morris with Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and C.J. Coleman

More than 60 members of the Manhasset Chamber of Commerce gathered on a snowy Jan. 17 at the annual installation luncheon held at Plandome Country Club.

The event was also an opportunity for the Manhasset Chamber to pay tribute to the newly reelected Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth and New York State Senator Elaine Phillips. The senator was in Albany in session and was not able to attend in person, but sent her Chief of Staff Kathy Wade to speak on her behalf.

The supervisor spoke fondly of the Manhasset community and her accomplishments in office. Several members of the town were in attendance including Town Clerk Wayne Wink and Councilwoman Anna Kaplan.

During the ceremony both honorees received chocolate gift baskets personalized and emblazoned with a chocolate medallion of the logo of their office from Manhasset Chamber Copresident Stephanie Solomon, owner of Chocolate Works. Her copresident T.J. Costello of Hierarchy Architecture and Design spoke to the audience of the latest chamber accomplishments that have occurred during the first year of his tenure as president. Costello’s business has been in Manhasset for 20 years. He enumerated the events that occurred in 2017 including ribbon cuttings, beautification flowering plantings and new businesses opening in the area, as well as, providing a new informational lectures with the building department. The highly successful business card exchange and a new initiatives including creating documentation on a “how to” book for everything related to the chamber. In the upcoming year, each month will host a new program which will be available to all chamber members.

The following officers were sworn in to a second term by the Town of North Hempstead supervisor: Presidents Stephanie Solomon of Chocolate Works and T.J. Costello of Heirarchy Architects; Elizabeth Johnson of Anton Media Group; Katie Miller for Coalition for a Safer Manhasset; Rafealla Marcari of Chase Bank and board members Robbie Donno, Pat Grace, Diane Harragan, Lil Lindergren, Harun Hassouni and Sam Lund, C.J. Coleman and Nancy Morris.

The winner of the Holiday Poster contest came with her mom to the luncheon. Jessica Strassberg, a fourth grader from Shelter Rock School created the winning poster which used buttons in getting the message across. Strassberg addressed the audience and was excited about receiving the award of a gift certificate to Matty’s Toy Stop on Plandome Road.

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