Petrone Addresses BOOM Business Network Expo
Huntington Supervisor Frank P. Petrone delivered welcoming remarks April 27, 2017 at the opening session of the BOOM Business Network’s B2B Expo and Executive Speaker Conference, held at the Hilton Long Island here.
In addressing the group, Supervisor Petrone highlighted the most unusual feature of the expo: linking attendance at the conference’s nine breakout conferences to individual Long Island charities, with the admission fee for each session going directly to that not-for-profit. Those organizations, Supervisor Petrone said, are “the safety net for our community that picks up where government leaves off.” The Supervisor also noted that businesses can increase their success by linking to organizations that serve the community.
Supervisor Petrone congratulated BOOM’s founder and president, Commack attorney Frank Gargano, for creating an event that attracted more than 2,000 people and a networking group whose membership ranks are growing. Following the Supervisor, greenings were also presented by State Sens. John Flanagan and Phil Boyle and DuWayne Gregory, presiding officer of the Suffolk County Legislature. The Supervisor joined the other officials and BOOM board members afterward in cutting a ribbon to open the business expo.
In the photo (l-r): Ralph Ventura, vice president and relationship manager, Metropolitan Commercial Bank; State Sen. Phil Boyle; Suffolk Legislature Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory; Huntington Supervisor Frank P. Petrone; State Sen. John Flanagan; Frank Gargano, president, BOOM; and Luis Vazquez, president, Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce