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Small Business Outlook Breakfast & Annual Chamber Board Installation

Kristin Foye - January 8, 2018


WHO:  Staten Island Chamber of Commerce

Guest Speaker: Kevin Moriarty, Wells Fargo Advisors

WHAT:  Annual Small Business Outlook Breakfast & Chamber Board Installation

WHEN: Starts at 8 am on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

WHERE: The Historic Old Bermuda Inn, 301 Veterans Road West, Staten Island, NY

ADMISSION: $50 for SI Chamber of Commerce members and $75 for non-Chamber members

RSVP: Visit or call 718.727.1900 

STATEN ISLAND, NY – The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce will host its 2018 Small Business Outlook Breakfast and Board Installation on Thursday, Jan. 18 at The Historic Old Bermuda Inn, located at 301 Veterans Road West, Staten Island, NY. The Small Business Outlook Breakfast is sponsored by Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, Richmond Wealth Management. The Chamber hosts this annual program to provide Staten Island business owners with an expert perspective of the economy. 

The 2018 breakfast will feature keynote speaker Kevin Moriarty of Wells Fargo Advisors, Senior Vice President, Regional Advice Officer – Advice and Market Strategy. The Advice and Market Strategy team uses the entire suite of research available at Wells Fargo Advisors to help pinpoint potential investment solutions for financial advisors and their clients or prospects. Moriarty is responsible for driving the awareness of the firms’ advice capabilities and solutions to help financial advisors effectively scale and integrate the advice resources into their practice. In partnership with regional and area productivity managers, Moriarty works with both field leaders and financial advisors to support their efforts to meet the advice needs of Wells Fargo clients. Moriarty joined Wells Fargo Advisors in October 2014 as the first Regional Advice Officer. Prior to Wells Fargo Advisors, he spent 24 years at UBS Wealth Management, where he held several leadership positions in the field and home office. Moriarty received his BA in Economics from Yale University and holds Series 7, 63, 65 and 24 registrations.  

In addition to the keynote speaker, the Chamber’s Executive Board of Directors, the Board of Directors and the Foundation Board of Directors for 2018 will be sworn into office in the presence of the organization’s most active and influential members. Richmond County Civil Court Judge, The Honorable Robert J. Gigante, Surrogate Richmond County, will conduct the oath of office. 

The Executive Board, headed by Glen Cutrona, A.I.A. of Cutrona Architecture PLLC., will continue the 123-year mission of protecting and representing the business community on Staten Island. Cutrona’s firm is a long-term member with the Chamber and he is active on the Board of Directors. He has co-chaired the Chamber’s Gala, the Building Awards program, the Louis R. Miller Business Leadership Awards, and has served on many committees including Quality of Life.



CHAIRMAN: Glen Cutrona, Cutrona Architecture PLLC

VICE CHAIR:  Michael Assenza, Stat-Land Security Services

TREASURER: Frank Scarangello, SCARAN

SECRETARY:  Ed Wiseman, Moving Pictures Inc.

President & CEO: Linda Baran, Staten Island Chamber of Commerce

Legal Counsel: Bruce G. Behrins, The Behrins Law Firm PLLC

Immediate Past Chair: Annamarie Gulino Gentile, ESQ, Angiuli & Gentile LLP 



Gerald Amerosi, Gerald Peters Inc.

Sam Angiuli, The Angiuli Group

John Atkins, New York Container Terminal Inc.

Dean Balsamini, SBDC (Small Business Development Center)

Anthony Carro, Point Vantage Employee Benefits

Gail Castellano, Richmond County Savings Bank

Carol Decina, National Grid

Tom Ferrie, United NY Sandy Hook Pilots Benevolent Association

Katia Gordon, Consolidated Edison Co. of NY, Inc.

Philip Guarnieri, Empire State Bank

Louis Tobacco, Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH)

Christopher M. Lee, Port Authority of NY and NJ

Robin Lefkowitz, Northfield Bank

Robert Myers, IDB Bank

John Maccarelli, Jr, TD Bank

James Prendamano, Casandra Properties

Chad Reyes, Wealth and Legacy Group

Joan Risko, Santander Bank

Wayne Roye,

Dan Ryan, Staten Island Advance

Cory Schifter, Casale Jewelers

James Thomson, Esq., Scamardella, Gervasi, Thomson & Kasegrande, P.C.

Mark Tranchina, It's Our Pleasure Hospitality Group                                               


2018 FOUNDATION BOARD:                                     

CHAIRPERSON: Annamarie Gulino Gentile, ESQ., Angiuli and Gentile LLP.

TREASURER: Frank Scarangello, SCARAN

SECRETARY:  Ed Wiseman, Moving Pictures Inc.

James Easley, SI Mall Merchants Association

Joseph Sciame, St. John's University

Joseph Tornello, LCSW, Meals on Wheels of Staten Island

Ann Carletta, Spectrum Reach

Ram Cherukuri, NY Fragrance

Michael V. Porpora, RPM Insurance                                          


Founded in 1895, the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce is the largest and most respected business organization on Staten Island. The Chamber is comprised of over 700 businesses representing over 20,000 employees from across the tri-state area. Most of its members are small businesses, 80 percent of which have less than 10 employees. In addition to its circle of 700-plus members, the Chamber has affiliations on local, state, and federal levels. It is associated with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Chamber of Commerce Executives, the Business Council of NYS, the Chamber Alliance of NYS, the Five Borough Chamber Alliance of NYC, and The Partnership for NYC. Through these relationships, the Chamber can provide access, address business concerns, and pass along information that is pertinent to its members.

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