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The 8th Annual RBA Green Council Awards Luncheon took place on Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Rockland Country Club. The lunch was sponsored by Orange & Rockland Utilities, Inc. The goal of these awards is to highlight the success of members who advance environmentally-conscious business practices. The awards were adorned with beautiful photographs by Paul Tappaden.
The winners were:
The September 7th General Membership Luncheon featured Rockland County Executive Ed Day. He spoke about accomplishments and challenges his administration face.
The Rockland County Executive got a special welcome from the RBA Anniversary Gold Jester.
New member Carmela Carpentieri, Spinak Medical Eye Center and Sharon Fagan, Lakeland Bank
New member Bruce Barrett, AFLAC, Jackie Grillo, Maser Consulting and Daniel Ortega, Engineers Labor-Employer Cooperative 825
New member Harold Willis, Palisades Federal Credit Union with Roger Scheiber, RBA, Brian Campbell, Rockland Professional Services
July 20th RBA General Membership Luncheon addressed the opioid addiction problem with a discussion on what the RBA and its business members can do to help.
Al Samuels, President/CEO, presented his research concerning the opioid addiction problem before opening it up to the audience. Members' voiced their suggestions on how the business community can help with this issue.
Domenick Cocchiara, Reclaim New York, Seth Cantor, Rockland Boulders and Chris Bailey, Vista Electrical Contractors
New members Michael and Esther Apter, MDA Accounting & Business Services joined by our own Roger Scheiber
Dick Neely, Vista Electrical Contractors and new member Tejash Patel, Firehouse Subs
Fran Reinstein with new member Joseph Minuta, Joseph Minuta Architecture
The June General Membership Luncheon featured Jeremy Schulman, President/CEO, Rockland Economic Development Corporation. He discussed REDC's outreach to bring more businesses into Rockland County. The lunch took place at Paramount Country Club and was sponsored by Joe D'Urso, Rockland-Bergen Music Festival. The festival is taking place on June 24 and 25thin Tappan, NY and is one of Rockland's premier events.
Joe D'Urso, Rockland-Bergen Music Festival;
Tom Clifford, Sunshine Plumbing & Heating and
Joe Allen, Active International
RBA President/CEO Al Samuels speaks with
REDC President/CEO Jeremy Schulman
New member Joseph Rossi, Turtle Bay Advisory Service
and guest Justin Berson, Terrytech
Barry Dorfman, Liberty Mutual Group joins
new member Gloria Papasophocles, CPA
The May 18th General Membership took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Suffern, NY, and featured Thomas P. DiNapoli, NYS Comptroller.
Engineers Labor-Employer Cooperative 825 sponsored this month's lunch.
NYS Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, Rockland Country Executive Ed Day and Al Samuels, RBA President/CEO
The April 20th General Membership took place at the Paramount Country Club and featured Dr. Cliff Wood, President, Rockland Community College. Dr. Wood gave an overview of his accomplishments during his tenure and his work on the Mid-Hudson Regional Council with Al Samuels. Rand Commercial sponsored this month's lunch.