Chamber Inducts Its Board for 2019 and Honors Community Members

The Levittown Chamber of Commerce, at its annual Installation of Officers and Directors, honored several community members for their service to the Chamber and the community.

Donald Patane was recognized with the President’s Award for the assistance he offered to outgoing President Joan Lynch, who succeeded him as president in 2016. Lynch thanked him for the advice and consistent reliability he provided.

The Levittown Public Library, Levittown Historical Society, and Deejay/Attorney Timothy Aldridge were honored for their Outstanding Community Service. Levittown Library Director Trina Reed accepted on the library’s behalf and, Bob Koenig, vice president of the Historical Society for that organization. Aldridge is well known for his interest in and generosity in providing deejay services throughout the communities of Levittown and Island Trees.

The Chamber recognized Thomas DiIorio as Citizen of the Year. DiIorio is President of the Lions Club of Levittown and active in American Legion Post 1711 and VFW Post 9592. His military service and his service to the veterans’ organizations and the Chamber were cited as the grounds for the recognition given.

Nassau County Legislator Thomas McKevitt, Town of Hempstead Councilman Dennis Dunne, Sr. and Chamber of Commerce Office Manager Tara Cassano were presented with Special Appreciation Awards: McKevitt and Dunne for their commitment and service to the county and town; Cassano for her exceptional quality of service to the chamber.

For her 25 years of service to the Chamber of Commerce, Louise Cassano was recognized with the Distinguished Service Award. Now a director and chair of several committees, Louise served as president of the Chamber in 2004 and 2005.

On a solemn note, the evening’s honors began with presentations to the families of Lois Cornibert and Eric Rosenblum, who passed away during last year. Accepting Lois’ award was her husband Gary, their son Gary and his wife Danielle. Accepting for Eric was his companion Gail Montello.

Attorney and actor Jon Probstein (aka Jon Avner) was installed as the president of the Chamber of Commerce along with Michael Levy, owner of Minuteman Press/Levittown, as 1st vice president; Christine Sweeney, manager of Sterling Bank as 2nd vice president; Robert Ryan, Esq. as Counsel Secretary; and Frank Mormando as treasurer. The named officers include Joan Lynch, as immediate past president.

Installed as directors were: Donna Callegari, manager of Bethpage Federal Credit Union; Louise Cassano, principal of LuCas Communications; Beth Dalton-Costello of Dalton Funeral Homes; Matthew DiGregorio, commander of VFW Post 9592; Tom DiIorio, principal of Island Smart Home Inspections; Kathi Donnelly of Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., Brian Fielding, principal of Mobile Flicks 2U, Inc.; William Mullan, of LevitStyle; Donald Patane of Main Street Financial Group; William Powell of William J. Powell Associates, LLC and, Ann Torcivia of Friends Travel and The Joey Foundation.