The following is a summary of promotions, hires and recognitions in the last month in Staten Island business. For a complete listing, see the May print edition of Business Trends.
The Special Tees division of Community Resources announced the addition of John Moran to their staff. Moran had previously worked for Special Tees for six years. He now serves in the capacity of production supervisor.
In 2007, Moran and Special Tees were featured in a Japanese documentary film.
Casale Jewelers announced the return of owner Dominick Casale from semi-retirement.
Casale has resumed full-time management of the Richmond Road location, where he has plans for changing the look of the store and for adding additional inventory.
His plans include increasing the number of fashion lines and providing a wider range of price points to accommodate shoppers at all economic levels.
College of Staten Island
The Foundation of the College of Staten Island has announced that Joe Rende, vice president of energy solutions services, Metro New York, for National Grid, is the newest member of its board of directors.
In 1985, Rende joined Brooklyn Union as a management trainee. Since then, he has progressed up through Brooklyn Union and later KeySpan Energy, holding director positions in Key Account Sales, Long Island Regional Sales and Corporate Marketing. He was promoted to his current position of vice president of energy solutions services in July 2007.
Dr. Saidi Clemente
Staten Island University Hospital
Assemblyman Lou Tobacco and Staten Island University Hospital announced the hiring of Dr. Saidi Clemente, a certified pediatrics and neuro-developmental disabilities physician. Clemente was hired by the hospital to help diagnose and evaluate children who have or may develop a developmental disability.
Northfield Bank held its 31st Annual Employee Awards Dinner, celebrating the achievements and accomplishments of the bank’s employees during 2008.
The special contributions of Northfield employees were recognized through the following awards:
The Trustee’s Award for exceptional work outside a person’s specific area of responsibility was presented to Joan Dalton.
The President’s Award for exceptional work inside a person’s specific area of responsibility was presented to Jennifer Pitre and Maria Weinstein.
The Customer Service Award for demonstrating exemplary customer service was awarded to Arlene Cammarano, Carol Baldassano, Daria Scala, Larry Ong, Joyce Cicciarello, Jennifer Passanisi, Tracey Echavarria, Jessica Reisman and Anna Bobek.
The INVEST Award for outstanding success within the Bank’s Financial Planning Program went to Angie Tskias, Josephine Lindquist and Adeline Nastasi.
The Sunshine Award, given to persons who exhibit a positive attitude and contribute to high morale, was presented to Sera Gambino, Amandeep Bedi, Jeremy Garcia, Ashiat Pelemo, Tiffany Trentacosta, Linda Reale, Fran Gambino, Joseph Zagame and Namada Tissera.
The Excellence in Service Award was presented to Kim Zych, Rosemarie Thomas, Mary Ellen Bongailas, Kim Berowski, Maura Stoimenides, Francine Gambino, Damarys Villanueva, Gladys Maloney and Camille Albanese.
Jessica Reisman, Nadia Cruz and Evelyn Cruz received recognition for the Suggestions of the Year.
Awards were also presented to those with exceptional years of service. 25 years: Cathy Dezelich and Carol Baldassano; 20 years: Roy Vanenburg, Kim Tucciarelli, Joan Fiore, Kenneth Doherty; 15 years: Kim Zych; 10 years: Jane Deluca, Mona Ghanem, Wanda Nieves, Camille Albanese, Janice Collazo and Antoinette Mirabello.
In addition, Rebecca Bernardino, Constance Corsale, Amanda Kain, Danielle Sapia, Christina Tesoriero, Lauren Cambria, Dawn Chirarello, Stephanie Musso and Angela Schillizzi were recognized for their scholastic achievement during 2008.