FDIC Money Smart For Small Business Workshops In Nassau [ENDED]

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


Photos from JFKCoC Golf (9/18/17)

A wonderful time was had by everyone that attended! A huge thank you to those that helped make this event a success.

Click on any pictures to view larger version
(Photos credit: Airport Voice)


Personal Note of Thanks

Hello All!

Yesterday was amazing! I believe we surpassed even our own expectations. Clearly we achieved to bring to life Mike Moran’s vision. September 11, 2017 marked a new beginning for us as a Chamber! More importantly, we did our JFK Community proud, we did ourselves proud and we did each other proud. We came together and did something really special and I want to say, to each and every one of you, THANK YOU!!!


Mercedes Altman
Executive Director, JFK Chamber of Commerce

Disaster Relief Drive – Hurricane Harvey [ENDED]


The New Jerusalem Worship Center is partnering with The Thomas White Jr. Foundation in a Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Drive.

We are in need of these items:

* Bottled water
* Canned ready-to-eat items with pull tops; vegetables, fruit
* Protein in pouches or pull-top cans: tuna, beef stew, chili, canned chicken
* Peanut butter
* Snacks: granola bars, breakfast bars, etc.
* Toiletries
* Diapers
* Cleaning supplies: mops, mop buckets, brooms, wipes, bleach, garbage bags, bug spray

Drop-off locations and dates:

New Jerusalem Worship Center
122-05 Smith Street
(near Baisley/Guy R. Brewer Boulevard)
Jamaica, New York 11434
September 5 to September 8 (Tuesday – Friday)
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thomas White Jr. Foundation Building
162-04 Tuskegee Airmen Way
Jamaica, NY 11433
September 5 to September 9 (Tuesday – Saturday)
10:00 am to 6:00 pm (Tuesday – Friday only)
10:00 am to 2:00 pm (Saturday only)

Lamar White @ 718-658-4984
Bryan White @ 917-923-8270

Please pass on to neighbors, friends, relatives, other organizations. Below is a link to a flyer you can share with others:

FLYER (pdf)