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Southern New Jerseyʼs www.vinelandchamber.org Business-to-Business GREATER VINELAND Newsletter Serving Cumberland, Salem, CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Atlantic, Cape May and Gloucester Counties News & Views Volume 20 June 2007 Number 6 Chamber salutes outstanding businesses, ‘Person of Year’ he President’s Gala May 17 at Centerton Country Club, T community. attracting more than 250 members and guests, paid tribute to the businesses and individuals who contributed not only to their business interests but also to the betterment of the In the upper left photo, outgoing Chamber President Gary Galloway at far left, standing next to incoming President Gina Biagi, joins Ken Dondero, far right, and Kevin Kleiner, partners in Dondero’s Jewelry, named one of the outstanding businesses of 2007. Above right is Lou Tramontana accepting his designation as Person of the Year. At left is Paige Desiere, Chamber Executive Director, with John Borelli of Newfield National Bank as he accepts the award as the other outstanding business of 2007. (Prestige Publications photos) More coverage of the annual dinner on page 3 Volunteerism is the theme for this year’s awards N ewfield National Bank, Dondero Diamonds & Fine Jewelry and Lou local schools and community and service organizations. Its philosophy is to “get Tramontana of Torchio Brothers, a building contractor, may pursue vastly differ- involved and make a difference.” ent interests and clients. But they all share one quality in common: a concern Luigi “Lou” Tramontana, successful in his two careers at Ware’s Van and Storage for their community that translates into positive action. At a gala celebration dinner and Torchio Brothers, has combined his pro- held May 17 at Centerton Country Club, the three received the Chamber’s ––and com- munity’s –– accolades and appreciation as the year’s Outstanding Businesses and fessional know-how with a dedication to vol- unteer projects that have enhanced the quality Calendar of Events Person of the Year. of life for the people of Vineland. He is a Tuesday, June 12 Newfield National Bank was originally chartered in 1934 as the “First National strong supporter of the Vineland Fire “Chamber Chatter” Bank in Newfield” at the corner of Salem Avenue and West Boulevard, where it Department’s campaign to help burn victims Luciaʼs Ristorante, Vineland 5 to 7 p.m. remained until 1969 when it moved to its present location at 18 So. West Blvd. The and has long been involved with the Vineland same year, the Malaga branch office opened, to be followed by an additional 10 YMCA as a Board member and past presi- Thursday, June 21 branches. The most recent was in Washington Township in November 2006. dent. One of his most impressive accom- Membership Luncheon Newfield has been a business presence in Vineland for 73 years and has always been plishments was directing the Challenger Ramada Inn, Vineland involved in supporting the community. In addition to corporate giving, many employ- League Project, a facility for special needs 11:45 a.m. • Speaker: ees of the bank are active members of local civic and charitable organizations with the individuals at Cunningham Park, for the Bob Ingle, Gannett N.J. backing of the bank. Some of these organizations are the Police Athletic League, Boys Vineland Rotary Club, of which is a past pres- Newspapers & Girls Club, Vineland Rotary, Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce, Main Street ident. He organized fellow Rotary members, Vineland and Cumberland County College. Many employees are mentors in the local the City of Vineland and other volunteers to Tuesday, June 26 school system, and the bank conducts a program to teach children about savings, credit complete the project, which had been envi- Sunrise Seminar, 8:30--9:30 a.m. and fraud prevention. sioned for 12 years before its completion. “Your Computer Dondero Diamonds & Fine Jewelry was established in 1948 by present owner In his acceptance remarks, Tramontana Business System” Chamber Conference Room Ken Dondero’s grandfather Charles in his home on North Delsea Drive. After Charles’ noted that his parents, who immigrated to the death in 1959 the store relocated to 848 Arbor Ave. but moved back to the original U.S. from Italy, instilled the values he lives by Thursday, July 19 location on Delsea Drive in 1988 when Ken, along with co-owner Kevin Kleiner, was today. He was born in Brooklyn and moved to Annual Golf Tournament searching for a larger facility. Vineland when he was 10 years old. Buena Vista Country Club Dondero’s has long been associated with local charitable projects. In its 58-year his- “I’ll continue to work for the community,” Shotgun Start: Noon tory as a Vineland business, it has always been generous in its support of projects by he promised. Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce 2115 S. Delsea Drive Businesses celebrate grand openings Vineland, NJ 08360 Phone: (856) 691-7400 Fax: (856) 691-2113 Web Page: www.vinelandchamber.org E-mail: email@example.com Executive Director Paige Desiere Officers President of the Board Gina Biagi, Eye Associates First Vice President Robert DeSanto, Gruccio, Pepper, DeSanto & Ruth, P .A. Second Vice President Wayne Triantos, Triantos, Deon & Delp Third Vice President Kathy Farinaccio, Comcast Immediate Past President Gary Galloway, Rental Country Board of Directors Tony Asselta, Asselta Mechanical Dignitaries, including Freeholder Director Douglas Rainear and Vineland Mayor Photos by Prestige Publications Diana Caraballo, AFLAC Dennis DeMatte Jr., Cumberland Perry Barse, cut the ribbon at the opening of Colonial Bank at Sherman Avenue County Improvement Authority and Delsea Drive in Vineland. Looking to unwind Jeff George, Cold Stone Creamery Doug Grant, Landis Title Corporation after a long day? Russell Kadlac, Stanker & Galetto Lilly Kejzman, Ramada Inn Join us for “Chamber Kevin Kleiner, Dondero’s Jewelry Chatter” where business Victor LaTorre, LaTorre Hardware professionals and community Glenn Lillie, Allen Associates leaders meet and mingle in a Jeannine MacDonald, Cumberland Empowerment Zone relaxing, informal atmosphere. Rod MacDonald, Diamonds & Design When? Tuesday, June 12 Tammy Maciocha, South Jersey Gas Where? Luciaʼs Ristorante Dennis Palmer, Landis Sewerage What time? 5 to 7 p.m. Authority Ron Rossi, Rossi Honda Cost? FREE to Chamber Diane Sacco, Sun Bank members who register in Lou Tramontana, Torchio Bros. advance; $10 for non- Scott Zucca, L.J. Zucca Chamber members. Treasurer: Harry Hearing, Romano, Hearing, Testa & Knorr, C.P.A. Contact: For more informa- Champion Trophies at 368 E. Wheat Rd., Vineland, has opened under new Solicitor: Michael Benson, owners Jeff and Linda Anconetani. From left are Paige Desiere, Chamber tion or sponsorship opportu- Buonadonna, Benson & Parenti, P .C. Director; Gina Biagi, Chamber President; Betty Galloway and granddaughter nities contact Debbie at NEWS & VIEWS Publisher Della Anconetani; Jeff and Linda Anconetani; Brittany Solazzo, art coordina- (856) 691-7400. Cohansey Cove Publishing tor; and Gary Galloway, Chamber Past President. Editor: Paige Desiere Donʼt Miss Out! Sponsored by Romano, Hearing, Testa Drugs Don’t Work & Knorr, Around Certified Public Accountants & Here! Consultants Call the Chamber Please fill out and return to GVCC office at 2115 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland NJ 08360 691-7400 or fax (856) 691-2113 ___ YES! Sign me/us up for For help with “CHAMBER CHATTER” Name(s): • Discounted ____________________________ drug testing ____________________________ Phone: _____________________ • Employee Assistance Chamber of Commerce photo Email: ______________________ Programs Mr. Ritt’s Gluten-Free Bakery at 212 East Vine St., Millville, celebrates its grand opening with Millville Mayor Jim Quinn at center, flanked by co-owners Paul Register online at Sponsored by the Kelty (left) and Richard Gallo (right). Employees and customers assisted with the www.vinelandchamber.org Vineland Municipal Alliance ribbon cutting. One-year-old Devin Desiere represented the Vineland Chamber. Complimentary Market Analysis Before you make your next move, call us for a no-obligation overview of your propertyʼs value. Call us. You’ll be glad you did! Pearce-Jannarone Real Estate, Inc. SUPERIOR SERVICE SINCE 1977 24 HOURS 1071 E. Landis Ave. Vineland, NJ 08360 Office: (856) 696-4500 Fax: (856) 691-1668 Page 2 News & Views•June 2007 Humorist entertains, motivates audience On a more serious note, he pointed out that churches are “the most successful volunteer organization in a community.” Combining volunteerism with a commitment to making the fami- ly a priority will result in “win- ning communities,” he said. “We must set priorities––decide what’s really important in life ––and then go ahead and do it. Our dreams hang in the balance.” Scott and Karen Zucca enjoying the festivities at the President’s Gala. Dr. Petty was no stranger to adversity in his earlier years. His New Chamber Board members installed parents divorced when he was Gina Biagi was installed as the directing her comments to both “families.” six. His mother died three years Chamber’s new President as one of the Other Board members installed were later. When he was sixteen his highlights of the President’s Gala Bob DeSanto, First Vice President; father and younger brother were evening at Centerton Country Club. Wayne Triantos, Second Vice President; killed in a car accident. He lived She replaces outgoing President Gary Kathy Farinaccio, Third Vice President; by himself for a year and then Galloway, who finished his two-year and Gary Galloway, Immediate Past became a foster child. term as president along with another President. Photo by Prestige Publications Currently Dr. Petty is the pres- longtime Board member, Peter Capizola, Members of the Board of Directors, Dr. Charles Petty at the Chamber’s ident of Family Success Unlimited in who at nine years had reached the also installed that evening, are: Tony President’s Gala. North Carolina. He is a native of Chamber’s term limits. Asselta, Diana Caraballo, Dennis Arkansas and is married and has two Biagi said she “promises to uphold DeMatte, Jeff George, Doug Grant, E grown children. He has been a coun- the Chamber’s mission statement” but Russell Kadlac, Lilly Kejzman, Kevin arly in his speech at the acknowledged the job would “require Kleiner, Victor LaTorre, Glenn Lillie, selor and professor and has worked for President’s Gala, sacrifice” on the part of her own immedi- Jeannine MacDonald, Rod MacDonald, large corporations in Texas and North speaker/humorist Dr. Charles ate family and her family at Eye Tammy Machiocha, Dennis Palmer, Ron Carolina. He is a member of the Petty looked at his audience and asked, Associates, where she is administrator. Rossi, Diane Sacco, Lou Tramontana and National Speakers Hall of Fame. “How many of you are married?” When “Don’t schedule anything without Scott Zucca. Michael Benson is Solicitor the majority of the audience members checking with me first!” she warned, and Harry Hearing, Treasurer. raised their hands, he asked a second question: “Did you get what you deserved?” That set the tone for the sometimes SERVICES...Provided by Fellow Chamber Members! serious, mostly tongue in cheek presen- tation, “Winning Communities are Made of These: Strong Economy, Auto Electric Auto/Truck Service Caring Volunteers and Stable Families.” To show how most men don’t com- 382 S. Delsea Dr., Vineland, NJ 08360-5387 Melini Bros., Inc. 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S u Voz, a Spanish newspaper at 721 Little Acres Learning Center, 2384 Landis Ave.,Vineland, will cele- E. Landis Ave., Vineland, has announced brate its first year in business on its schedule of summer camps. “Camp June 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the offices Littlefoot” is for ages 2 1/2 to kinder- across from the Vineland Post Office. garten; “Camp Chippewa” for grades 1 to Both Spanish and non-Spanish busi- 4; “Hobby Camp” for grades 5 to 8; nesses are invited. The party will include and“Fun and Fitness Camp” for grades 7 broadcast drop-ins on WVLT Radio, and 8. Latin dancers, compliments of the Boys Field trips are part of each camp’s & Girls Club of Vineland and local youth itinerary. For information, call the direc- boxers with their trophies. Businesses tor, Nancy Pollard, at 692-6470 or stop may request an information table by call- in for an application. ing 856-691-8887. Admission is free and will include opportunities for discounts The Bay-Atlantic Symphony will The Sweet Tooth at 1851 W. Landis Ave., Vineland, observes its grand opening on advertising. present a Thursday concert at the Cape with (from left) Gina Biagi, Chamber President; store assistant Dolores Cardarel, May Convention Hall on June 14 at 8 owner Anthony Cardarel, Vineland Mayor Barse, Gary Galloway, Chamber Past Discounted tickets for Morey’s Piers p.m. On the program will be Bartok’s President, Paige Desiere, Chamber Director, and Denise Jackson, Vineland- in Wildwood are on sale now at the Romanian Folk Dances, Copland’s Millville UEZ Director. (Prestige Publications photos) Chamber office. Call Cathy Pantilione at Appalachian Spring and Beethoven’s 856-691-7400 for information. Concerto, Op. 61 in D major. Call 609- We l c o m e , Ne w Me m b e r s ! 884-5404 for ticket information. 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Monday - Wednesday: DeSoto Jewelers, Inc 8:30 AM – 5 PM Our Directors and Lending Team have deep banking and financial Edward Duffy, Esq Shop Rite Liquors Thursday: experience. But they also know what it’s like in the real world – of Ehrlich Pest Control Siloam Cemetery Association 8:30 AM – 6 PM Friday: real estate and manufacturing, construction and plumbing, trucking Eric Gaines Electrical Construction, Inc Sun National Bank 8:30 AM – 7 PM and food processing, medicine and government. The world of Fitness Connection Texas Roadhouse Saturday: 9 AM – 1 PM Flaim Farms Inc The Bank raising families and paying taxes right here in the county. Frank Guaracini Transportation Co. PLLC The Good Life Family Chiropractic Centre Present Location: (While Our New Vineland Headquarters Complete Business and Consumer Banking Services. 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