The Levittown Chamber of Commerce would like to introduce a person who really needs no introduction… That would be Louise Cassano, sole proprietor of LuCas Communications established in 1994. Cassano is celebrating her 30th anniversary in the communications industry and 30 years in the private sector. Her work history is unique and transitional from insurance broker, to reporter, to independent business proprietor and, now, pursuing her dream profession as an artist.
A resident of Levittown since 1951, when Levittown was expanding in population and the educational communities of Levittown and Island Trees were growing rapidly, Louise, along with other students of her era graduated from five different Levittown schools. Cassano and her husband, travel companion and her greatest supporter, Mauro, have two children along with two daughters-in law and four grandchildren.
Cassano is no stranger to the Chamber having been involved for 30 years in numerous positions as President, Board officer and Director and no stranger to the Levittown community. There may just be a few things that you may not know about her!
Cassano’s out-of-high school career, stemming from a high school internship, was in the general insurance industry as a personal lines broker and then became an award winning reporter while working for a community newspaper as a community affairs reporter. This led in 1994 to starting her own business, LuCas Communications. As a mother and non-traditional student, she achieved her Associates Degree in Fine Arts from Nassau Community College, a Bachelor’s degree in American Studies from SUNY Old Westbury and a Master’s degree in Communication Arts from New York Institute of Technology.
Believing communication to be an art form, was the reason Cassano started LuCas Communications, doing public relations and marketing for small businesses, not-for-profit groups and local organizations. Retiring from that business, she continues to work in public relations as a community volunteer, but started a new venture several years ago - Art Works by Louise Cassano.
Relating both art and communications, Louise has pursued activity in her dream career as an artist through her new business entity ArtWorx by Louise Cassano. She welcomes visitors to her online sites at https://www.etsy.com/shop/artworxfineart/; https://fineartbylouise.wordpress.com/; and, https://www.facebook.com/artworx.louisecassano/.
Cassano, as member of the Board of Directors of Levittown Chamber of Commerce, has been instrumental in making the Chamber’s Holiday Tree Lighting a successful and fun event. Cassano is a founding member of Levittown Community Council and was Chairperson of the Levittown Special Events 75th Anniversary Committee and is an active member of Suburban Art League, Independent Art Society, and a wide variety of other community groups.
Cassano has been the recipient of many awards over the years including the Levittown Chamber of Commerce Nassau Council of Chambers Small Business Person award, the Town of Hempstead Pathfinder Award, the PRPLI Mentor award and the New York State Assembly’s Woman of Distinction award.