JFK Networking Mixer (October 24, 2017)


Trotters Bar and Grill 1050 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square, NY

The Board of Directors of the JFK Air Cargo Association invites you to join us for an after work drink and a bite to eat. Come network with your fellow air cargo professionals.

Joe Badamo, Mike Bednarz, Jim Burnett, Laura Cascino, Dayna Harap, John Ryan, Phil Jensen, Pete DeBenigno and Mike Bacarella all invíte you to join us for our inaugural ACA Networking Mixer.

We know that not everybody can get away for a meeting at lunch because they’re busy or they feel the pressure to get back to their office. This event is after work, so you hopefully can leave without having to worry about returning to the office and sorting out that one last thing.

Come out and meet your ACA Board, our members and learn about the exciting things available to you as a member of the association. If you’re looking to meet other air cargo professionals, advance your career or are looking to volunteer on one of our many professional or social committees, we’d love to have you for the evening!


When: Tuesday, October 24th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Where: Trotter’s (formerly Shackleton’s)
How much: $20.00 which includes hors d’oerves and a complimentary cocktail.
Why: Because you need to know your industry peers, that’s why.

Due to limited space, we cannot accept any unregistered attendees. Please register by October 23rd to attend this function.

If you have any questions or need assistance with registering for this event, text Laura Cascino at (347) 226-0726 by October 23rd.

Act now! Availability is closing fast.

Make your reservations on our website

Wanted: Data Entry / Business Development

Our member, Aramax New York Ltd., is hiring!

Data Entry – Warehouse position checking and data entry for export shipments. Hourly position, flexible hours

Business development – Research, seek and secure global e-commerce and cargo customers to partner with Aramex. Position based in JFK. No experience necessary. Looking for smart, high energy people that can learn fast. Excellent benefits and commission structure.

If interested, call 718-553-8740

Aramex on YouTube


Wanted: College Students or Recent Grads

Our member, Donyshia Boston-Hill, CEO of Keeper of the Brand Marketing & Digital Agency (Certified M/W/DBE) is looking for 10-12 College Students or recent Grads to join the team as Freelance Brand Ambassadors for our Fall / Winter 2017 and upcoming events in New York.

Roles will include a concentration on Events, Community Initiatives, Sales Appearances & Special Projects (on-site event set-up and breakdown, engagement activation in the means from Text to Win lead generation and the HALO Photo Booth lead generation system). Ambassadors will also assist with check-ins, surveys, contesting and photo activation/social media sharing.

Details below:

Location: New York, NY
Rate: $15
Various Date(s): September 2017 – November 2017
Event Hours: 4 Hour and 8 Hour Events Available
Attire: Determined Upon Booking from Sports / Active Wear to Gala Attire
End of Year: Freelance 1099 Position

Bilingual is a plus

If interested please contact:

Victor Escalona and copy to Careers@Keeperofthebrand.com; put in Subject: Fall 2017 Brand Ambassadors

JFKCoC Board of Directors Meeting

JFK Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
General Monthly Meeting
Held Second Wednesday of Every Month
@ Port Authority Building 14

If you’re not a member of JFK Chamber of Commerce and would like to attend one of our general meetings to see how we work and to meet with us, we’d be more than happy to welcome you.
Please fill out this form.

Our next meeting: October 11th

Mill Neck Family’s Apple Festival (October 7-8, 2017) [ENDED]

Apple Festival at Mill Neck Manor
A Long Island family tradition since 1957!

Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8
9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Apples, baked goods, country store, face painting, crafts, seasonal produce, manor house tours, free hearing screenings, cheese house, children’s activities, sign language items, and more! Please, no smoking or dogs on campus (certified service dogs, with proof, are permitted).
Parking: $15.00

More info at millneck.org

Mill Neck Manor, 40 Frost Mill Road, Mill Neck, NY 11765
(link to map)

FDIC Money Smart For Small Business Workshops In Nassau

Are you a start-up or existing business? Come learn how to manage your small business’ finances to prepare for growth and success using the nationally recognized FDIC Money Smart Financial Literacy for Business Curriculum.

Workshops Dates & Topics

October 24: Banking Services

October 31: Taxes

November 7: Financial Management

November 14: Credit Reporting

Time: 8:00 am to 10:00 am

Cradle of Aviation Museum
Charles Lindbergh Blvd.
Garden City, NY 11530

Continental Breakfast will be served.

Workshop participants must pre-register. Please visit www.LIDC.org and click on
NYCB Money Smart Series. Any questions, please call 516-433-5000.

Women in Manufacturing / STEM Summit (October 6, 2017) [ENDED]

Friday, October 6, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Suffolk County Community College

Michael J. Grant Campus

Health, Sports and Education Center
Wicks Road, Brentwood, NY

Presented by Suffolk Community College’s Office of Workforce and Economic Development, this free event will explore the importance and impact that women have in a wide range of manufacturing and manufacturing-related sectors and how STEM education can support further growth in these industries. This conference is FREE but registration is required.

Panel Discussions

Panel I discussion features a Q & A with industry leaders from a wide range of regional sectors. including food service manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, clothing and design, wine and spirits, aerospace and defense, and electronics. 

Panel II STEM/CTE discussion features a Q & A comprised of women engineers, cybersecurity experts, scientists, mathematicians, and other academic role models from local colleges and universities. 

Exhibitions and Demonstrations

Exhibitions including robotics demonstrations and STEM project displays. In addition, leading regional companies will be showcasing core products. Exhibitor space is free but you must sign up in advance. Please call 631-851-6200 for details.

The conference is free but registration is required.
To reserve your attendance, visit sunysuffolk.edu/MFG

A Letter from PANY&NJ’s General Manager

The Port Authority of NY & NJ

TO: Airport Community

DATE: September 27, 2017


Nearly five years ago, this airport community was astounded and grateful in the wake of Superstorm Sandy for critical assistance provided by various agencies around the nation, as we and the rest of the shaken metropolitan region sought to recover from damaging floodwaters. Now, amid a devastating hurricane season for the Southeast United States and Caribbean, we at the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey are in the midst of giving something back to those suffering severe hurricane damage in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

Later this week, the agency will be deploying more than 70 members of our Aviation, Port, Police and Office of Emergency Management staff to Puerto Rico to help with potential search-and-rescue operations and security needs, as well as assisting local officials get San Juan International and other island airports back to full flight operations and to resume shipping operations at the Port of San Juan. They will go as part of a request made by Puerto Rico officials through FEMA’s Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), which is administered through the states, following the harrowing wreckage wrought by Hurricane Maria.

More than fifty staffers from the Port Authority’s Aviation Department, many from JFK including our own Deputy General Manager, John Selden, are poised to help our aviation counterparts throughout Puerto Rico, with a particular focus in San Juan, the commonwealth’s capital.

To all of those in the airport community that are helping in various ways already, thank you. We admire the willingness of our colleagues to volunteer to help others in need, and I applaud those of you who are already providing financial support for the relief effort. I know that the JFK community is eager to help and we will be collecting supplies-diapers, non-perishable baby food (not glass), baby formula, flashlights, batteries, disinfecting wipes, first aid kits and feminine hygiene products in the Building 14 lobby.

Our hearts go out to the people of Puerto Rico as they deal with a one-two punch from this season’s hurricanes, culminating in the unprecedented damage from Hurricane Maria. Our airport has a reputation for coming together to those in need and I appreciate your support in this vital humanitarian endeavor for our fellow Americans.

Michael Moran
General Manager

General Manager’s Letter (pdf)

Support the Island of Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria

Collection Box located in JFK Airport Building 14 lobby

Donations accepted:

Baby Food (not glass)
Baby Formula
Disinfecting Wipes
First Aid Kits
Feminine Hygiene Products

All donated items must be non-perishable, not second-hand, nor contain liquids of any kind.

Opened or unsealed donations of any food or hygiene supplies will not be accepted.

Donations will be made through the PANYNJ’s support efforts

Italian Heritage Day Luncheon Celebration (October 5, 2017) [ENDED]


One of our members is involved with this event and you’re welcome to attend!

Columbia Association of U.S.
Customs & Affiliated Federal Agencies

Italian Heritage Day Luncheon Celebration

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Russo’s On The Bay
162-45 Cross Bay Boulevard
Howard Beach, NY


Colleen Piccone
Associate Chief Counsel
U.S. Customs & Border Protection
Department of Homeland Security

Judge Vincent M. DelGiudice
Supreme Court Justice
Kings County

Fred Rizzo
Assistant Special Agent in Charge
Homeland Security Investigations
JFK International Airport
Ibtisam Amer
Border Security Coordinator
New York Field Office
U.S. Customs & Border Protection

All are welcome to attend!!!

Donation: $40.00 Per Person

Cocktail Hour: 12:00pm – 1:00pm | Dinner: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

For Tickets, Contact Phil Maddalena – 516-791-2958

JFK Airport
Joe DiSalvo (Building 77) – 
Joseph Perrone (Building 77) – 
Pete Salamone (PERT) – 
Bob Batchelor (Terminal #4) – 
(718) 487-2628
(718) 487-2583
(718) 553-0159
(718) 553-1642/48
New York City
John Lombardi – 
Pat Dellamura – 
(646) 733-3049
(646) 733-3017
Newark Area
Russ LoBello – 
Dominic Calise – 
(973) 332-4757
(973) 624-6948

Flyer available