MILLBURN, NJ – The Millburn-Short Hills Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting and awards ceremony at La Cucina di Clemenza Ristorante on Monday evening. 

The Chamber installed its slate of officers for 2014-2015 and paid tribute to special supporters and local businesses.

“Design and Renovation” awards were presented to Studio 1200, Millburn Deli and The Dining Room at Hilton Short Hills.

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Special recognition was given to outgoing Chamber President Michael Shapiro, founder and CEO of

The Chamber also honored outgoing Director Lou LaSalle of Saint Barnabas Medical Center for his 15 years of service.

“Networking is what builds businesses,” LaSalle said. “Organizations like this Chamber of Commerce are the best way to network with other businesspeople in your community and I think this Chamber in particular does a great job for its members.  You are in good hands with your officers and I know your future is bright.”

Officers for 2014-2015 are:

President: Ileana Martin-Novoa, Katz Novoa Architects

First VP: Mitchell Rait, Esq., Budd Larner, PC

VP: Richard Davis, Saint Barnabas Medical Center

VP: Patti Brown, Investor’s Bank

Co-Secretary: Claudia Karp, Weichert Realtors

Co-Secretary: Shayne Miller, Paper Mill Playhouse

Treasurer: Kim Kaminski, Investor’s Bank

Immediate Past President: Michael Shapiro, The Alternative Press

Member-At-Large: Michael McAvenue, The Mall at Short Hills



Haydee Baculy, Charlie Brown’s Steakhouse

Michael L. Cohn, Michael L. Cohn & Associates, Inc.

Donna Kotkin-DeCarvalho, Cartier

Richard Futter, Futter’s Shoes

John Brun and Marcella Gencarelli, Peapack-Gladstone Bank

Dennis F. (Denny) Klein, Rand, Feuer & Klein, LLC

David Lackey, The Alternative Press

Ricky Perlman, Edward Jones

Robert Renshaw. Prestige Wealth Management Group

Catherine Salerno, Hilton Short Hills

Leigh Schaedel, Paper Mill Playhouse

Fred Smith, Deborah Gilbert Smith

Jonathan Sym, Evermedia Biometrics Corporation

Ralph Tarnofsky, Professional Audio Consultants