Revolving Door: Hirings, Firings, Promotions, New Businesses, and Relocations in Westchester County

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David Cingari of David’s Soundview Catering

David Cingari of David’s Soundview Catering has been honored by The Food Bank this year at the Chef’s Dinner to Fight Hunger. David’s Soundview Catering is based in Stamford, Connecticut and serves both Westchester and Fairfield County. Cingari said he was ecstatic to have been chosen.

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Rebecca Rubenstein Goldberg is the new director of meetings and special events for The Ritz-Calton, Westchester. Goldberg has 14 years of hotel management experience and is responsible for ensuring seamless execution of all property events, from social occasions such as weddings and bar and bat mitzvahs to corporate and non-profit events. Goldberg comes to The Ritz-Carlton, Westchester from The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City in Virginia, where she was senior manager of meeting and special events starting in 2007. There she received both the Leader of the Quarter award for the fourth quarter and Leader of the Year in 2007. Before joining The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Goldberg worked with the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York. She also worked with the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers in New York.

Jennifer Bliss of North Salem has joined Sleepy Hollow Stables at Sleepy Hollow Country Club as a trainer and rider. In making the announcement, Head Trainer and Equestrian Department Manager Geoffrey Case, who has had long-time success as a show-jumping and equitation trainer and Grand Prix competitor, said, “We are pleased to welcome Jennifer, whose vast experience with ponies and top-level hunters perfectly rounds out our stable for riders of all levels and disciplines. In keeping with our ongoing enhancement of the equestrian program, Jennifer adds to the high quality, experienced staff we have assembled.” The staff also includes trainer Ashley Woodhouse and Stables Manager Megan Mulrooney. Bliss, who grew up in Bedford, first became very involved with horses at a very young age. As a young rider, she won many titles in the Pony Hunter divisions, including multiple championships at Pony Finals, and rode four horses that won the Horse of the Year award.

Jaime Zager of Ossining, a member of the kitchen cooking staff at DoubleTree by Hilton in Tarrytown, was selected as the hotel’s Employee of the Month for July.

Philip Bronzi

Community Mutual Savings Bank has announced that Philip Bronzi has joined the bank as a vice president in their Small Business and Commercial Lending Division. Bronzi, who has been working with small-business owners and their families since 2002, began his banking career at Wachovia, which is now Wells Fargo. He later moved to TD Bank (formerly Commerce Bank) where he served as senior store manager and vice president of Business Banking. Bronzi is active in the local community having volunteered his time with numerous organizations, including the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester. He currently serves on the Young Professionals Advisory Committee of the Westchester County Association and was recently elected president of the Mount Kisco Chamber of Commerce. In 2010, he was recognized as a “Rising Star” by the Business Council of Westchester’s “Forty Under Forty” awards and currently serves on its Steering Committee. He resides in Hopewell Junction, New York, with his wife, Jennifer, and their four children.

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New Businesses, Relocations & Operations

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) announced that it received a $20,000 grant from the MBIA Foundation, which will help underwrite the work of attorneys in the LSHV Housing Unit who protect low-income families and the elderly from unlawful foreclosures and evictions. Based in Armonk, the MBIA Foundation “sponsors projects and programs that enhance the overall quality of life in the communities where MBIA employees live and work,” according to the group. Last year, the MBIA Foundation contributed over $750,000 in grants and sponsorships.

Workers recently put the finishing touches on the scoreboard at Provident Bank Park, the new home of the Rockland Boulders professional baseball team in the town of Ramapo in Rockland County. In May, Provident Bank announced it had signed a multi-year agreement that gives the bank exclusive naming rights for the state-of-the-art ballpark. The agreement also designates Provident Bank as the primary marketing partner for the Rockland Boulders. Located off exit 12 of the Palisades Parkway in Pomona, New York, the new Provident Bank Park, which officially opened June 16, features over 4,000 fixed seats, 16 luxury suites, and 11 loge boxes. .

Ann Taylor announced the opening of its new concept store in The Westchester, the first in White Plains and third in the state of New York. Ann Taylor opened two concept stores this past year, at Roosevelt Field in July and in Manhattan’s Flatiron district last December. The grand opening at The Westchester will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 21 with an in-store party and styling clinic co-hosted by fashion expert Lucy Sykes in partnership with the Junior League of Central Westchester Wayside Cottage, a not-for-profit organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers in the area. Five percent of sales proceeds from the event will be donated to Junior League of Central Westchester Wayside Cottage. An in-store shopping event for clients and the public will follow on Saturday, September 24 from 1-5 pm The shopping event will include a live DJ, refreshments, sweets, raffles, and a gift with any purchase over $100.

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Kudos

Inc. magazine recently ranked White Plains-based WTP Advisors in the top 15 percent of its fifth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
Joining Spirit Airlines, television maker VIZIO, and Dunkin’ Donuts, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list, WTP was ranked 572 out of 5000. An award-winning global tax and business advisory consultancy, WTP was also recognized earlier this year by Fortune magazine in its David vs. Goliath column which noted WTP’s ability to win Fortune 500 clients away from the Big Four accounting firms. In a written statement, Michael Minihan, co-founder and partner of the firm said, “WTP was founded on the idea that we could do a better job serving clients than the old guard of the accounting world. In less than a decade, our vision has come to fruition: we’ve created an entirely new industry model for client service, and have won contract after contract from some of the biggest companies in the world.”

Medical Management Corporation of America (MMCOA), a revenue-cycle management company based in Brewster, New York, announced it is honoring two employees, Elizabeth Case of Brewster and Robert Dziedzic of Orange County, for their dedication to the company. Case and Dziedzic have worked with MMCOA since it opened in 1996. MMCOA employs more than fifty residents of Westchester, Putnam, Orange, and Dutchess Counties and said it intends to recognize outstanding employees annually for their continued dedication.
 

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