The SI Bucks Better Business Network held an installation ceremony at the Hampton Garden Inn, SI to install their 2014-15 Officers and Board of Directors. District Attorney Dan Donovan presided over the installation and America’s Tenor, Danny Rodriguez, “the singing policeman”, began the ceremony with an exquisite rendition of the National Anthem.Jerry Amerosi, owner of Gold Mine Jewelers and Pandora, was installed as the 2014-2015 President succeeding David Rampulla of Ferryads.Special guests in attendance were: Councilman Vincent Ignizio, Councilman Steven Matteo, SI Chamber of Commerce President Linda Baran, Richard andLois Nicotra, proprietors of the Hilton Garden Inn and the Hampton Garden In, and Ed Wiseman, Executive Director and CEO of Historic Richmondtown. Many Bucks members also brought business associates and family members as their guests.In his parting remarks as President of the Bucks from 2012-2014, David Rampulla of Ferry ads, commented, “It was a privilege to serve as President of this prestigious organization. As I look back on my term, I am grateful for the hard work shown by so many members and our club’s ability to speak with one voice. I will use everything I learned and experienced as President and use it to help this organization continue to move forward and grow as a well-respected networking organization in our community.”
Jerry Amerosi, owner of Gold Mine Jewelers and Pandora, was installed as president. After the installation, Amerosi said, "It is an honor to lead an organization of 70 business leaders who consistently commit to helping each other grow their business and excel in their field. Week after week, we help each other be better business people and that makes me so very proud."
He continued: "I extend my thanks and gratitude to all the community leaders who joined us this morning. Your presence here means a lot to me and all of our members."
Also installed were: Sal Sottile, vice president, Sottile Security International; Steven Villamarin, sergeant at arms, VillaMarin; Marlene Markoe-Boyd, recording secretary, MLM Public Relations; Mary Goodacre, corresponding secretary, Staten Island Audiological Services, and Pat Santillo, treasurer, Office Equipment Company of Staten Island.
Amerosi succeeded David Rampulla of Ferryads.
Staten Island District Attorney Dan Donovan presided over the event and Danny Rodriguez, "the singing policeman", and America's Tenor, began the ceremony with the National Anthem.
Also attending were: City councilmembers Vincent Ignizio and Steven Matteo, Staten Island Chamber of Commerce President Linda Baran, hoteliers Richard and Lois Nicotra, and Ed Wiseman, Executive Director and CEO of Historic Richmondtown.
Installed to the board of directors were: David Rampulla; John Constantino, Clove Auto Body; Jeff Henick, Stop & Stor, Dr. Steven Acker, Elite Dental of Staten Island; Mario Rapaglia, Bario's Pizzeria Restaurant Catering; John Tardy, JVN Restoration; Steve Coppola, APB Security Systems, and Harold Otterbeck, Otterbeck Law Firm.
The Bucks Business Network has more than 70 Island-based members. Weekly breakfast meetings are held on Wednesday mornings at the Hampton Inn, 1120 South Ave.