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Record 15 sponsors highlighted at the YPG’s annual Business by the Beach

MICHAEL ANDERSON - Content Development Specialist - August 9, 2018
The Staten Island Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Group’s annual Business by the Beach event – which was open to everyone in the Chamber -- took place last week at Angelina’s Ristorante and the picturesque views outside served as a beautiful backdrop for around 100 business people to mix, mingle, and learn about each other’s offerings. 
While a DJ played music for attendees inside the venue, many took the opportunity to enjoy the summer night and headed outside just feet away from the Arthur Kill. There they swapped business stories and ideas while playing bocce and golf.
“The big misconception with the YPG is that it’s just for young professionals,” said co-chairman Jerry Amerosi Jr.
The annual event is organized by the YPG but open to all professionals. 
“It’s a group of young professionals reaching out to invite new and upcoming professionals in the Staten Island community to help them get their feet wet in the networking world,” said Amerosi. “We try and incorporate everyone. This way, it’s good for everybody.”
Organizers pointed out that this year’s record 15 sponsors gained greater visibility at the popular annual affair, which also featured raffles courtesy of YPG members and Chamber organizations.
The sponsors for the 2018 Business by the Beach were: Gerald Peters; Rab’s Country Lanes; United Activities Unlimited Summer Youth Employment Program; United Activities Unlimited Ladders for Leaders Program; Citrin Cooperman; IDB Bank; PAC Plumbing Heating Air Conditioning; Magicx Studios; Bernard Herald & Co. Inc.; JVN Restoration; Partners In Sound Productions; Tom (TJ) Bilotti of Salmon Real Estate; Oakwood Dental Arts; A.F. Bennett Salon & Wellness Spa; and Michael’s Cause.
The YPG has been part of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce since 2008. It aims to enrich the community by cultivating future leaders, building relationships across industries, actively participating in local events, politics and philanthropy, and creating networking opportunities for Chamber members—new and old—and prospects alike. 
“The Chamber has been a big help to us. They’re big proponents for us,” said event co-chairman Rob Myers. 
The YPG’s 2018 Leadership Council is comprised of Myers, Amerosi Jr., Danielle Johnsen, Michael Anicito, Nicole Bloomfield, James West, Tatiana Arguello, Dan Caropreso, Eric Campione, Teresa Cirelli, and Bilotti.
Six supporting organizations were thanked for marketing the event to their networks to help increase awareness and raise funds for the Chamber. Those organizations were: The Rotary Club of Staten Island; the BUCKS Business Network; the Richmond County Young Republicans; the Young Democrats of Richmond County; the New Lawyers Committee of the Richmond County Bar Association; and the Executive Club of Staten Island.
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