Business Guilds


Every Tuesday • Meeting runs 7:45 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Hilton Garden Inn, 1100 South Ave.
Members and invited guests only


The group meets every Tuesday at 7:45 AM for an hour to work towards increasing each other’s business success. These weekly meetings help to build close professional relationships by offering members the opportunity to learn about each other’s businesses, share tips, exchange leads and hear speakers on a variety of topics.

Create valuable business relationships to grow your business by joining a SICC Business Guild I.

There are a few rules of participation we would like to ensure you are comfortable with:

  • You must be an SICC member to join the group.
  • Commitment is for one year.
  • Commitment encompasses attending weekly meetings.
  • Information is shared confidentially among participating members.
  • Business Guild works best when everyone participates and active participation by every member is necessary for the group’s success.

You may request to attend up to two meetings for free before committing to joining a group here.
** $15.00 non-refundable application fee due with every Business Guild application. There will be a $85 membership fee upon acceptance into the Business Guild. 


Business Guild 1


Irene Nikhamov - Vextor Data (President)
Having formal education in mechanical engineering and physics, with an extensive background in business administration, human resources, executive recruiting, and e-Commerce website development, Irene Nikhamov, CEO and Founder of Select POP, brings a myriad of dynamic skills to any table – all of which play an important role. Between overseeing multiple areas of practice within her current role as an entrepreneur, she exemplifies the position of a hands-on executive, setting a level of precedence amongst the workforce.  Her passion lies in understanding how companies utilize all technical resources to position themselves ahead of their competition. Thinking "out-of-the-box" and possessing a top tier level of creative strategy, Irene can analyze how companies strategize their production and conceptualize how technology can help achieve goals, while streamlining the processes to get there.


John Shall Jr., CPA. - DeSantis, Kiefer, Shall and Sarcone (Vice President)
John Shall Jr. is a second generation partner in the Certified Public Accounting firm of DeSantis, Kiefer, Shall & Sarcone, LLP, which is one of the largest and oldest accounting firms on Staten Island. Mr. Shall is partner in charge of client development with an emphasis in providing tax, consulting and accounting services to businesses in the metropolitan area.

Mr. Shall is a lifelong Staten Islander who is a graduate of Staten Island Technical High School. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a Masters of Business Administration in finance from Wagner College, Staten Island. He holds membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. Additionally he holds insurance licenses in New York, New Jersey, and Florida and is associated with 1st Global, Inc. where he is a registered representative holding Series 7 and Series 66 licenses.

Mr. Shall is currently the treasurer of The Seaman's Society for Children and Families. He is also currently a member of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Business Guild 1.


Michael Anicito, CFP - Inspire Investment Solutions (Treasurer)
Michael is an independent CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ who practices in New York and New Jersey. He works with individuals and business owners alike to help save for retirement and manage their assets. He is currently the President of Inspire Investment Solutions, LLC.



Sam Gregorio - Sam Gregorio's Florist
Bio to come.

Glen Mancuso - Allstate
Bio to come.

Tim O'Halloran - Johnny's Auto Body 
Bio to come.

Michael Raghunath - Michael's Moving & Storage
Bio to come.

Jamey Rimshnick - Computer Parts Unlimited
Bio to come.

Roy Rucci - Rucci Oil
Bio to come.

Alfred Saulo - Alfred V. Saulo, Architect PC
Bio to come.

Ken Tirado - Killmeyer's Old Bavaria Inn
Bio to come.

Maryann Torre – Northfield Bank
Bio to come.

Jennifer Roberto - Integrity Senior Services
Bio to come.

Louis Fabiano - Reliable Office Solutions   
Bio to come.



Joseph J. Asterita, Esq. - Bonfiglio & Asterita, LLC 
Joseph J. Asterita, Esq., is an a partner at the law firm of Bonfiglio & Asterita, LLC. Among the many legal services offered by his firm. Mr. Asterita focuses on providing clients with his expertise in three primary practice areas; Real Estate; Wills, Trusts & Estates; and Business Law. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs at The George Washington University in 1996 and his Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1999. While attending Brooklyn Law School Mr. Asterita studied abroad at the University of Bologna, Italy, where he focused on Business Law. He is admitted to practice law in the state courts of New York and New Jersey, as well as in the United States Federal District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey. He is a member of the New York and New Jersey State Bar Associations, the American Bar Association, the Richmond County and Monmouth County Bar Associations, the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce, and the Eastern Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce.

Claire Bisignano Chesnoff ABR, CRS - Claire Properties
Bio to come.

Michael Ezra - Michael Ezra Art Studio
Bio to come.