Mell Goldman, who runs Amityville-based remediation and restoration firm All Boro, Inc., had been in business for more than 15 years and was running a successful firm. But he didn’t have one thing that even the greenest start up typically has. “I never had a written business plan,” Goldman said. “Only in my head.” That changed three years ago when he enrolled in a free business education program funded by Goldman Sachs. The plan, which included the goal of growing revenues to $30 million in five years, turned out to be more fact than fiction. “I doubled my revenue after my first year and purchased a building the second,” Goldman said of goals he achieved as he grew from 14 to 18 employees. “They teach you a lot of lessons. You learn negotiation, dealing with bankers, putting an interview
Credit Union’s Business Development Officer Also Awarded “Wantagh Citizen of the Year” By Local Paper WESTBURY, NY – While looking forward to the New Year, Heidi Felix can’t help but be reminded how special 2015 was for her, as the Wantagh resident has just been honored with two annual awards for her civic and community service by the Wantagh Chamber of Commerce and the Wantagh Herald Citizen newspaper. Ms. Felix, a business development officer at the Westbury-based credit union NEFCU, will be named “Citizen of the Year” by the local chamber of commerce, January 14 at its annual meeting to be held at the Riviera at Massapequa. And this past week, her hometown newspaper also named her “Wantagh Person of the Year” for 2015.
1 The Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Golf Classic raised $90,000, with help from (from left) Tom Blasi, Maria Grasso, honoree Allen Brewer and Cathy DePasquale. 2 (From left) Ronald Bauer, David Daly, Katherine Heaviside and Neal Galloway accepted accolades during United Way of Long Island’s 2017 Live United Celebration Luncheon, which raised an unprecedented $670,000. 3 (From left) Allison Rosenzweig, Nancy Gilbert, Susan Lucci, Melissa Joan Hart, Ross Ellis and Fern Karhu took part in the Long Island Center for Business & Professional Women’s Achievers’ Awards Gala. 4 At the Long Island Business News Corporate Citizenship Awards, LIBN Publisher Scott Schoen congratulated Sarah Holzberg of Prager Metis CPAs on her “Volunteer of the Year” award. 5 GM Advisory Group, a sponsor of Smile Farms’ Spring 2017 Benefit, was well represented at the event. (From left) Lyndsey Gorham, Chris Fusaro, Jayson Siano, Christopher