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