GHGWBA CELEBRATES THE END OF A GREAT YEAR WITH HOLIDAY PARTY
December 18 2014 -- Members, families and friends of the Glen Head Glenwood Business Association packed the upstairs meeting hall of the Glenwood American Legion Post on Glen Head Road for the group's annual Holiday party on Wednesday evening. The size of the crowd reflected the group's tremendous growth over the past year, with it now boasting more than 100 members compared to just 32 last September.
Ramona Bobe, a local counselor and psychotherapist, and Chairperson of the Holiday Party Committee, presided over Wednesday's event. She recognized two members for their outstanding service to the organization - Deborah Orgel Gordon, the group's Corresponding Secretary and owner of Gem Craft Boutique, and Tucker Tounge, the GHGWBA's President and owner of Brookwood Contracting.
Attributing the group's expansion over the past year to Ms. Gordon's tireless efforts, Ms. Bobe presented her with the "Member of the Year" award. "Deb does so much and as a result our membership tripled," she said.
Ms. Bobe then presented a plaque to Mr. Tongue. "This is for all of your hard work and dedication," She said.
Mr. Tongue returned the favor, presenting Ms. Bobe, who served as Vice President for thirty years, but chose to retire from the position at the end of this year, with a plaque honoring her decades of service and dedication to the group. "Ramona has been instrumental in making us who we are," he said. Ms. Bobe will continue to serve the group as a Board Member.
Mr. Tongue then addressed the party goers speaking of the importance of a thriving, vibrant business culture to communities. "If you don't have business in the community, you don't have a community," he said.
Also Wednesday night, the organization's new Executive Board was officially installed with a swearing in ceremony presided over by Scott Whitting. (See officers to the right.)
Brookville Deli and Catering prepared the excellent buffet meal, and local businesses donated goods and services for the Chinese Auction. William and Barbara Laderer donated the poinsettias that adorned each of the tables.
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President - Tucker Tongue - Brookwood Contracting
Vice President - Bill Manfredonia - A+ Graphics & Signs
Corresponding Secretary - Deborah Orgel Gordon - Gem Craft
Recording Secretary - Cathy Elorriaga - Northwordnews.com
Treasurer - Mike Grieco - Glen Head Motors
Co-Treasurer - Merrily Glaviano - Gold Coast Library
Ramona Bobe, LMHC, NCC - Counseling & Psychotherapy
Aaron Klein - Paramount Pest Management
Kenny Kraft - Anchor Audio Sound Systems
Linda Rowse - First National Bank of Long Island
Karen Schenck -President Glenwood American Legion Aux.
Steve Warshaw - Exit Realty Achieve
Moe Yazdanfar - M&S Plan It, Inc.
Susan Yazdanfar - M&S Plan It, Inc.