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The Yorktown Chamber of CommercePresidents

Perry Burrell --1945 - 1947

Edward McCaulay - 1952

Jim Fennelly --1954

Robert Kohl --1955

Joseph Roma --1956 - 1957

Alfred Mongero --1958

Lucy Stern --1960

Harry Samuels --1961

Edward Ciachine --1962

Bill Freyer --1964

Joseph Lauria -- 1965 - 1968

Ralph Gottlob --1969 - 1970

David Marmor --1971

Sambor Burger --1972

Frank DeBartolo --1973 - 1974

Walter Decker --1975

Elizabeth Russo --1976

Jack DiMaria --1977 - 1978

Alfred Mongero --1979 - 1981

Grace Roma --1982 - 1983

Steve Ruderman --1984

Alfred DePrado --1985

E. Jane Lalor --1986

Gloria DePrado

Stuart Wadler --1996

Peter Lembo --1997

Denise DAmico --1998 - 2003

James Stropoli --2003 - 2004

Jared Feinberg --2005 - 2008

Joseph Visconti --2009 - 2014

Eric DiBartolo --2015 -

From the President

Good evening and let me welcome all of you to the Yorktown Chamber of CommercesYorktown Best of... Awards & Cocktail Reception. We are marking our 19h year. Thisevent began as an idea and has evolved into an annual celebration not only for a personbut for a company and organization.

The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce is proud to honor the following community leaders:

Irene Amato, recipient of the Business- Person- of- the- Year Award is an outstandingbusiness leader and has been for some time. Surrounding herself with true profession-als who share the same beliefs and passions as she does is one of Irenes top priorities.Her unsurpassed success is a direct result of her dedication and commitment to herclients and Industry.

Yorktown Autobody, Inc., under the leadership of Perry Gusikoff, is our Business- of-the-Year. Perry attributes his success to values that were instilled in him early in hiscareer such as integrity, honesty, trustworthiness and perseverance. Throughout theyears he has forged many strong friendships, business relationships and communitypartners.

The Yorktown Police Benevolent Association is this years Organization- of- the-Year.The men and women of the Yorktown Police PBA strive to keep this community safe.Every member is dedicated to continue the battle against crime and drugs and at thesame time preserve the integrity of the entire Yorktown community.

It is our honor to recognize these people as part of our organization and to let it beknown that their contributions to making our community a better place to live havebeen realized and that their efforts are appreciated.

These are special people that make up this community we call Yorktown. I am especiallyhappy that we can show them our thankfulness and gratitude by honoring themtonight.

I would also like to thank everyone who has supported this journal and all who havemade this evening possible. Your support keeps this organization going. It is each andevery one of you who have brought this Chamber to the level that it is and we can allbe proud of its accomplishments. Our event tonight is one of seven major eventsplanned for 2017. The 6th Annual Car Show, the Scholarship Awards PresentationDinner, the Member Appreciation Night, our 9th Annual Festival and Street Fair, theAnnual Holiday Party and the New Years Eve Ball Drop all contribute to the successof this Chamber. It is our hope that you will join us at all of these events.

Enjoy your evening. . .

Eric DiBartoloPresident

Message From the Town of Yorktown

It is with great pleasure that on behalf of the Town of Yorktown, I have been given theopportunity to extend the Towns heartfelt congratulations to this years honorees.

The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce continues to be a driving force in improvingand enhancing the local business community so vital to the long term prosperity ofour Town. Tonights honorees exemplify the best in our Town.

Congratulations to the Business Person of the Year, Irene Amato of A.S.A.P. Mort-gage Corp. Our community remains appreciative of the level of services you bringto your clients, so many for whom you are the first contact with the Yorktown busi-ness community.

Congratulations to the Organization of the Year, Yorktown Police Benevolent Associ-ation. Incorporated in 1966, the mission of the Yorktown Police Benevolent Association(PBA) is to promote the good and welfare of the union and its members and to supportthe goodwill of the community. The Town remains indebted to your members com-mitment to the security, peace, goodwill and overall quality of life of the town.

Congratulations to the Business of the Year, Yorktown Auto Body. Not only have youbecome a mainstay business in our Town but you have become a true friend of thecommunity. Your dedication, commitment, and warmth has made Yorktown a specialplace.

To all of this years honorees may God bless you and once more, our most sincere andheartfelt thanks!

Michael J. GraceSupervisor

Town of Yorktown


Yorktown Autobody, Inc.

Perry Gusikoff was born in Rego Park and

grew up in Rockaway where he attended

school. He is a wonderful husband, father &

savvy business man. His career started in

Queens where he landed his first job at

Serges Auto Body. Perrys interest in the

auto body business began to grow and in

1986, he opened his first Auto Body Shop, PG

Auto Body. Four years into the business

there was a fire, so in 1991, Perry rebuilt the

shop to what is now one of his successful

businesses, All-n-All Automotive. After

moving to the Yorktown area and in 2009 he

seized the opportunity to purchase what is

Perry Gusikoff

now Yorktown Auto Body. With hard work

and dedication, the business is thriving and

well known to the community. Perry opened

another shop in Poughkeepsie, QB Collision.

Perry never seems to miss an opportunity

and in 2015, he opened a mechanic shop,

Town Automotive, in Poughkeepsie just

around the corner from QB Collision. His

most recent venture is Fishkill Auto Body

which was bought & completely renovated

this past year and will be opening soon! Perry

attributes his success to values that were in-

stilled in him early in his career such as in-

tegrity, honesty, trustworthiness and

perseverance. Throughout the years, he has

forged many strong friendships, business re-

lationships and community partners. He is a

very generous and good hearted person.

Perry is active in the community and always

willing to help whenever he can. He is a

member of the Yorktown Chamber of Com-

merce & the Dutchess County Chamber of

Commerce. He has also piloted an internship

program with the Lakeland Central School

District which enables students to come into

the shop, learn, work and be mentored all

while learning what could possibly become a

trade for life. He is a proud supporter of

many community organizations such as

ASK, MADD and Relay for Life, just to men-

tion a few. When not working, Perry enjoys

family time, hunting, skiing, vacationing and

working around the house.


Irene Amato, ASAP Mortgage Corp.

Irene began her career in the mortgage in-dustry in 1996. She established A.S.A.P. Mort-gage Corp. and has become a top asset to theindustry. Surrounding herself with true pro-fessionals who share the same beliefs andpassions as she does is one of Irene's top pri-orities. Her unsurpassed success is a directresult of her dedication and commitment toher clients and industry. Irene's clients be-come her friends, and these friends, refertheir friends and family to A.S.A.P. Mortgageand this how Irene and her staff measuresuccess! Irene has been heavily involved withthe NYAMB Board of Directors for the pastsix years as President Elect and President ofthe Lower Hudson Valley Region. Irene is in-volved in the legislative committee and trav-els to Washington D.C. for lobby day on

behalf of the mortgage industry. Irene has al-ways been an advocator for continuing edu-cation within the Industry. Irene is an NMLSapproved instructor teaching courses to loanoriginators. In addition, Irene is a NYS ap-proved Real Estate Instructor.

History of ASAP A.S.A.P. Mortgage Corp. wasestablished in 2001. ASAP Mortgage is a proudrecipient of the following awards 2013 HGAR"Affiliate of the Year", 2013 NYAMB "Broker ofthe Year", 2015 914INC "General Excellence",2015 "Best Mortgage Broker", 2016 "Best Busi-ness Woman" in Westchester by WestchesterMagazine. ASAP has a multitude of specialtylenders enabling them to offer clients a fullarray of mortgage products combined with ex-emplary service and the most competitiverates in the industry. Team A.S.A.P. is commit-ted to researching all programs available tobest suit the individual needs of our clientele.A.S.A.P. is licensed in NY, CT, NJ, PA, MA andFL and offers bilingual services in all office lo-cations. A.S.A.P. recognizes that purchasing ahome is one of the largest investments of a life-time. We at A.S.A.P. encourage you to researchour company, as well as the individual licensedloan originator of your choice. Choosing theright team to represent you through the mort-gage process is a key factor on the path tohomeownership. Specialties A.S.A.P. MortgageCorp. has developed an excellent reputationwith clients, referrals and our community.A.S.A.P. Mortgage is fully staffed with sea-soned individuals that specialize in every as-pect of the mortgage industry. We specializein residential home financing. Jumbo loans, re-financing, debt consolidation, FHA, VA, reno-vation loans, and First Time Buyers are justsome of the programs we offer. A.S.A.P. Mort-gage is a certified Military Housing office as-sisting our Veterans and Military clientele ona daily basis. A.S.A.P. originators are licensed,bonded and dedicated to the consumer.A.S.A.P. Mortgage currently has offices locatedin Yorktown, Cortlandt and Yonkers, NY.

Irene Amato

Best Of Awards Committee

Eric DiBartolo President

Yorktown Chamber of Commerce

Chereese Jervis-Hill Events To Remember

Margaret Primavera Yorktown Chamber of Commerce

Nancy Stingone Yorktown Chamber of Commerce


Yorktown Police Benevolent Association

The men and women of the Yorktown Police PBA strive tokeep this community safe. Every member is dedicated to con-tinue our battle against crime and drugs and at the same timepreserve the integrity of the entire Yorktown community.Many of our members grew up here and also live here withtheir families. The Yorktown PBA is a non-profit group thatdonates to the DARE program, School Resource Program andvarious other groups and programs within Yorktown as wellas working side by side with the Alliance for Safe Kids. Weare all determined to continue the battle against violence anddrug use impacting our community and many of the sur-rounding communities as well. We are grateful for the sup-port from this community. Know that we will continue ourdedication and hard work to this town and we are proud tobe called the Yorktown Police Benevolent Association.


Hall of Fame

Business Person of the Year

2001 Barry Rost, Mohegan Lake Motors

2002 Robert Cecere, Yorktown Pharmacy

2003 Gary Breuilly, Fieldhome

2004 Beth Beck, Club Fit

2005 Albert Cappellini, Esq.

2006 Joel Seligman, Northern Westchester Hospital

2007 Frank DeCicco, DeCicco Marketplace

2008 David & Nancy Paganelli, Travelers Rest of Westchester

2009 John Federspiel, Hudson ValleyHospital Center

2010 Sheila and Alan Drogy, ColonialTerrace

2011 Carla Chase, Chase Media Group

2012 Anna Freyer, Freyer's Nurseryand Florist

2013 Marc and Sheryl Saidel, Saideland Saidel, P.C.

2014 Dr. Scott Hayworth, Mount KiscoMedical Group

2015 Nancy Brophy, Tom Thumb Preschool

2016 Rita and Joe Bertino, CampNabby

Organization of the Year

2006 The Jack DeVito Foundation

2007 Alliance for Safe Kids-ASK Inc.

2008 Shrub Oak Athletic Club & Yorktown Athletic Club

2009 The Lower Hudson Valley Building and ConstructionTrades Employee Assistance Program

2010 Harrison Apar Field of DreamsFoundation

2011 Hudson Valley Hospital CenterFoundation

2012 Support Connection

2013 Yorktown Teen Center

2014 Guiding Eyes For the Blind

2015 Relay for Life

2016 Yorktown Citizens Task ForceAgainst Heroin

Chairman's Award

2010 Joseph Visconti

2011 Leon Drogy

2012 Dr. Ferdinand Esser

James Stropoli

2013 Barry Levin

2014 Andrea Wagner

2015 Tony Grasso, Civic Member

2016 Alice Roker

Community Service Award

2007 Posthumously Charlie Murphy

2013 Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

2014 Purple Heart Recipients

2015 Yorktown and Mohegan Volunteer Ambulance Corps

Lifetime Achievement Award

2012 Aaron Bock

2013 Jeanmarie Klaus, Diana Penna,James Stropoli

Executive Board of DirectorsEric DiBartolo Yorktown Funeral Home


Sergio Esposito Comprehensive Computers, Inc.Vice President

Jeffrey Jankowski SCORETreasurer

Anthony Grasso Civic MemberSecretary

Aaron Bock Durante, Bock & Tota , PLLCChairman of the Board

James Stropoli Club FitPast President

Board of DirectorsAlbert Capellini Albert Capellini, Esq.

Tom Diana Comfort Heating Fuel & Service

Gina Dipaterio Little Sorrento Restaurant

Ron Guarino Autobahn Car Repairs

Perry Gusikoff Yorktown Autobody, Inc.

Pamela Hirsch Landcor

Patti Horvath Fieldhome

Lucy Khorram Elite Dental Studios

Peter Lanza Derosa, Rockefeller, Sohigian & Werdel

William LaScala - Civic Member

Barry Levin American Solutions for Business

George Lucciola State Farm Insurance

RoseMarie Panio Civic Member

Dr. Michael Popp Lower Hudson Valley EAP

Gary Raniolo UBS Financial Services, Mitchell Group

Marc Saidel Saidel and Saidel, PC

Nancy StingoneExecutive Director

Margaret PrimaveraPublic Relations Director


For a

Special Treat


House of Flowers

Father John LaFarge, SJ

Council #4012

Knights of Columbus



Officers and Members

Congratulations to this years Honorees

Our Best Wishes to all


2017 Special Events

Yorktown Chamber of Commerce 6th Annual Car Show in conjunction with Yorktown Community Day

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Jefferson Valley Mall, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Yorktown Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Awards Presentation Dinner

Monday, July 17, 2017

Little Sorrento Restaurant, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567

Yorktown Chamber of Commerce Member Appreciation Night

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Frankie & AugieZ Ristorante

Jefferson Valley, NY 10535

9th Annual Yorktown Festival & Street Fair

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

Annual Holiday Party

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Savannahs Southern Ho...


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