Upcoming Speaker Of The Week


Will Anderson

IT specialist

Will be interesting.  If you’d like to attend, please do.  Breakfast is on us!


Mike Bowerman

Mold & Remediation Expert

Will be interesting.  If you’d like to attend, please do.  Breakfast is on us!


Adam Puello

Property & Casualty Insurance Agent

Will be interesting.  If you’d like to attend, please do.  Breakfast is on us!



Jan Ann Carelli

Security Systems

Will be interesting.  If you’d like to attend, please do.  Breakfast is on us!


Neil Marchi

Marchi Electric, Inc.

Will be interesting.  If you’d like to attend, please do.  Breakfast is on us!



Mark Bernstein

Matrimonial Law


Will be interesting.  If you’d like to attend, please do.  Breakfast is on us!


Adam Puello

Property and Casualty Insurance

Will be interesting.  If you’d like to attend, please do.  Breakfast is on us!



Mondana Rezania

Architect specializing in Home and Office Renovations, Decks, and legalizing spaces with great space changes.

Will be interesting.  If you’d like to attend, please do.  Breakfast is on us!


Joe Rosamilia


Will be interesting.  If you’d like to attend, please do.  Breakfast is on us!



Steve Werner

AV Installation

Will be interesting.  If you’d like to attend, please do.  Breakfast is on us!




Sherry Wiggs

Realtor with Better Homes & Gardens based out of Dobbs Ferry, NY

Will be interesting.  If you’d like to attend, please do.  Breakfast is on us!






Thursday, February 7th, 2013, 7AM


Ivan Alter


I am a lifelong New Yorker. I have a BA from Brandeis University, a JD from Brooklyn Law School and an MS from Columbia University. I was a trial lawyer in New York City for about 15 years specializing in commercial litigation and matrimonial law. More recently, I have decided to put my skills and experience to use helping people resolve their disputes outside of court. I did my intensive mediation training at the Center for Law and Mediation and actively participate in various alternative dispute resolution industry groups. I live in Chappaqua with my wife and three daughters.
Ivan plans to speak about Mediation and the emerging field of Collaborative Law as alternatives to the court system.

Ivan Alter

Mediation and Collaborative Law
O: 9148612034 | E: ivan@ivanalter.com

Thursday January 10th 7AM

Barry Silverman

Barry Silverman

Barry Silverman
Barry E Silverman, Financial Representative| Hudson Financial Group
Guardian Life Insurance Company of America
580 White Plains Road, Suite 205 | Tarrytown, NY 10591
O: 914.460.1206 | F: 914.460.1235 | E: bary_silverman@glic.com

The topic of my speech will be Income Protection – The First Step in Achieving Your Financial Goals!

Thursday December 6th, 7AM

Kevin Brown
Hudson Barter Exchange

Kevin Brown is the co-owner and co-founder of the Hudson Barter
Exchange along with his wife Karen. The company just celebrated its
fourth anniversary and doubled in size in the past 12 months as HBX
will add new customers and decrease cash expenses for member
businesses. Kevin grew up in New Hampshire but moved to NY City
after graduating from Syracuse University in 1984. After more than
two decades of sales management at ABC, CBS and Fox News, Kevin
finally succumbed to his entrepreneurial calling and established his
business in Elmsford, NY. He has 15 year old twins, Heather and
Jordan. He serves on the boards of the Hudson Independent and Temple
Beth Abraham. He is also the Director of Youth Basketball in Tarrytown
and Sleepy Hollow. His hobbies include tennis and fishing and his
long range dream is to fish in all five oceans.

Kevin Brown
CEO, Cashless Exchange Operator
Hudson Barter Exchange
75 North Central Ave/St. 300
Elmsford, NY 10523
Office (914)372-7155
Fax (914)372-7157
Follow us on Twitter: @HudsonBarter
Follow us on Facebook http://www.hbxfans.com

Thursday November 28th, 7AM

Dr. Gilbert Rodriguez earned his BS in Exercise Science from Skidmore College, where he was an active participant in the Sports Medicine Department. He was involved in the rehabilitation of student athletes from serious injuries, as well at the training and maintenance of athletes both on and off of the field. He went on to pursue his Chiropractic education and internship at the prestigious New York Chiropractic College and graduated with an Advanced Certification in Sports Science and Human Performance. In addition, Dr. Rodriguez is board-certified in Chiropractic by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. He is a current member of both the American Chiropractic Association and the New York State Chiropractic Association.

In his spare time, Dr. Rodriguez enjoys music and dancing. He is also an avid sports fan and loves the game of baseball. Dr. Rodriguez resides with his wife Alexandra in White Plains, New York.

Thursday Novmeber 15th

Thursday November 15th, 7AM

Larry Bellom
814 Commerce Street
Thornwood NY 10594
Real Estate Attorney

Thursday October 25th, 7AM.

Steven Troccoli
Steven Troccoli

Steven J. Troccoli, MBA, ChFC®, CFS®, CRPC® | Financial Advisor
An Ameriprise financial Services® practice

NYC Phone: 212-977-3111 Fax 212-977-4888
Westchester Phone: 914-968-1234

Email: steven.j.troccoli@ampf.com

The Financial Planning Process:

-Develop a clear picture of your current financial situation by reviewing your income, assets and liabilities and evaluating your protection coverage, investment portfolio, tax exposure and estate plan.

-Establish and prioritize financial goals and times associated with the achievement of them.

-Implement strategies that address your current financial weaknesses and build on your financial strengths

-Choose specific products and services that are tailored to meet your financial objectives.

-Monitor you plan making adjustments as your goals, time frames and/or circumstances change.

Thursday October 18th 7AM

Ivan Meisner

Gift Finders International.

Imprinted promotional products and apparel.

Ivan will be speaking about the impact promotional products have on business and organizations as well as showing some of the products that can be utilized to promote your business.

Kai Audett

Kai Audett

Thursday September 27th 7AM.

Kai Audett

This week Kai Audett from Luxury Mortgage, will be speaking on “What a lender is looking for when reviewing a loan application”. Kai will go into detail on the four categories of approval; credit, income, employment and property and explain how home buyers can prepare themselves for the financing process.

Kaisley Audett
Senior Mortgage Loan Originator
Luxury Mortgage Corp
Four Landmark Square, Suite 300
Stamford, CT 06901
Mobile: 203.313.2718 | eFax: 203.724.3573
NMLS# 207039 | http://www.luxurymortgage.com
Licensed in CT & NY

Thursday August 9th, 7AM

Steven Warner
Budgie Vision

Steve Budgie Werner is the owner of Budgie Vision. A company which specializes in design and custom integration of home theater, distributed audio,video and remote control programming.

Steve was born in the Bronx and grew up in New Rochelle, NY .Steve is a graduate of DeVry Technical Institute in Woodbridge New Jersey. Steve has been married for 27 years to his wife Marlene and has two children ,Keith 23 and Lauren 15. He currently resides in White Plains. Steve is an avid NY Rangers ,NY Jets and NY Mets fan. He also loves riding one of his two Harley Davidson motorcycles when not working.

Upon graduating school he embarked on a prolonged and successful musical career as a professional drummer. Budgie has recorded and toured the world with Ace Frehley (KISS),Leslie West (Mountain),Duff Mckagen (Guns and Roses), Black Lace, Tang and Richie Scarlet to name a few. Budgie is currently finishing a CD with Three For All- an original rock, funk ,blues project.

Budgie has designed, installed and owned commercial and private Recording studios .He has mixed live bands, as well as installed live sound reinforcement for clubs, houses of worship and theaters.

Budgie Vision is dedicated to making our clients dreams a reality.This can only happen with great communication and design of a system. There are so many options open to consumers in the A/V field. Steve has over fifteen years experience in the home theater industry and has finished projects for actors Susan Sarandon, Alan Rickman, musician Neil Sedaka and Revlon CEO Ron Perelman Its our responsibility to educate and make clients aware of these choices. We can also upgrade older audio or video systems to the latest state of the art technology. .Budgie says “audio can be very subjective to the listener and room it is installed in”. It is our goal to meet and exceed every client’s expectation.

Thursday August 2nd, 7AM.

Will Anderson
Computer Services

Will Anderson is the owner of PC Support Computer Service and Repair, serving Westchester, Putnam and Fairfield counties. Will is a graduate of the Bronx H.S. of Science and attended Princeton University. Will is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, an A+ Certified PC Repair Technician and a Network+ Engineer, which means that independent organizations like Microsoft and Comptia have certified Will to be fluent in the technologies that make your computer work. PC Support works with Small Businesses and Residential clients, and we specialize in Small Business Server, Microsoft Exchange Email, Hosted Exchange Email and Networking. Small Businesses really appreciate that we are happy to service servers and computers in their offices and their homes. We get involved in everything IT: removing viruses, setting up new computers and printers, data recovery and data transfer, configuring mobile devices like iPods, iPads, Droids and Blackberries, wireless and backup.

Thursday July 19th 7am

Sheilah Goodman

. An Independent Agent representing AFLAC New York

C: 914-714-0450

Email: sheilah_goodman@us.aflac.com

Sheila will be speaking about the Dental plan and overall how AFLAC provides employers the opportunity to offer additional, valuable benefits to their team.

Thursday July 12th 7am

Michael Bowerman is the President of Bowerman Restoration. Bowerman Restoration has been a trusted name in the cleaning and disaster restoration industry for over 35 years, servicing Westchester, Putnam, Rockland and Fairfield counties. 1800-638-4799. http://bowermanrestoration.com/

Michael and the entire “Clean Green” team offer a full range of disaster restoration services: water & flood damage repair and restoration, sewage back ups, mold & mildew remediation, fire, smoke and soot mitigation, RRP certified lead paint testing & detection, containment and removal. Our goal is to restore your commercial or residential property back to its pre-loss condition quickly and efficiently, using cost-effective solutions. We ensure successful recoveries from all types of emergency property damage and disasters: water damage from storms, sump pump failure, roof leaks, pipe leaks & bursts, flooded basements, sewage backups, toilet overflows, fireplace malfunctions and furnace puff backs. We take the time to assist our clients through each step of the restoration process: filing claims, communicating with the insurance company, and total reconstruction. Technicians are IICRC certified so we can provide our discerning clientele with a knowledgeable and experienced staff. We supply project management to keep each job running smoothly and a licensed general contractor to oversee all reconstruction.

Bowerman Restoration is a family owned and operated company, so we understand the importance of getting our customers and their families back to their normal routines as quickly as possible. We take pride in guaranteeing customer satisfaction, quality work, and integrity. At Bowerman Restoration we put our family name on the line, and we believe in the work we do… Restoring Lives & Properties With Quality & Care!

Kai Audett

Kai Audett

Kai Audett  ~ Presentation 6/21/12

BNI – We Mean Business Chapter

Kai Audett ~

  • Kai Audett is currently a Private Mortgage Banker with Luxury Mortgage Corp.
  • Previously with Wells Fargo, Kai has been a Mortgage Banker since 2001, and was also a Realtor and Builder  since 1995
  • Her business success is built on referrals and word-of-mouth.  She works hard to consistently exceed expectations.
  • Kai maximizes her borrower’s investments by looking at their long and short term financial goals, estate planning and life events. She continues to monitor her borrower’s home financing structure year after year to ensure they have the most cost effective financing as life changes occur.
  • She also assists Realtors and Financial Planners with business development, offering presentations and workshops on market trends, products and changes in the market to help them stay ahead of the market.

Luxury Mortgage ~

  • Luxury Mortgage has a hybrid platform; they are both a direct lender and broker. Founded in 1996 and licensed in 19 states, Luxury Mortgage is headquartered in Stamford, CT and has offices in NY, CT, NJ, CA, SC, and FL.
  • Besides the generic 30 year fixed and adjustable loans Luxury offers several niche products which no other lender offers;
  • They specialize in 24 hour commitments and quick closings.
  • They put every detail of each transaction in writing so their borrower’s understand and feel confident in the process.
  • They provide exceptional service no matter what the loan size.

Kai Audett’s presentation

On Thursday, June 18th at 7:30 am, Kai will discuss credit scores;  the importance of a good score, what factors are included in a credit score, how the scores are derived and how to improve damaged credit. Please email Kai if you would like to attend KAudett@luxurymortgage.com or call her at (914) 419-0530.

Thursday May 14th, 7AM

Frank Campisi
Bruni and Campisi
Plumbing and Heating

Born in White Plains, Lived in White Plains and Harrison until 2001.

Attended and graduated White Plains school system. I attended a Plumber Local #299 five year trade school for plumbing and heating and graduated #1 in class.

I’m currently living in North Salem alongside a bucolic view of the Titicus reservoir. After a number of years as fun loving bachelor, I remarried in 2007. to a beautiful lady inside and out that I met on match.com. She’s a Texas gal by way of Mississippi and Louisiana. We have between us a total of a total of 5 children (2 of my own with 3 step children and 7 grand children). Never been happier!

I was a member of the area plumber’s union until 1979 serving as Treasurer and chairman of the Political Action Committee for several years. I worked for several area contractors before stating my own company with Mario Bruni in 1979. I was a founding member and first President of The Westchester Independent Plumber’s Association. and later appointed as a co-chairman by the County Executive and the Legislature to a sub-committee write a new countywide plumbing license law that was enacted. I served a 5 year term on the Westchester County Plumbing License Board after that. Our company has been well known and active for many years in some of the national trade associations and mix groups. In 1999 I was awarded Contractor of the Year by Excellence Alliance, a national trade group of HVAC and Plumbing contractors. Features about our company have appeared in a number of national trade publications.

Hobbies: Boating, Fishing, Travel, Cooking, Music (especially Blues and R&B), and an occasional single malt old scotch.

Since 1979, we’ve served Residential and Commercial Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning customers throughout Westchester, Greenwich and Stamford 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Repair parts, materials and replacement equipment are available from our fully stocked warehouse, enabling our Radio dispatched fleet , in most cases, to provide immediate repair or replacements as necessary – even on weekends, evenings and Holidays. Our technicians and staff are consistently trained in order to provide you with excellent service. We can also provide free estimates for installations of new Heating, Air Conditioning or Plumbing systems. We’re fully licensed to perform Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning service, repair and installations in Westchester and Connecticut.

Thursday June 7th, 7AM

Steven Troccoli

Steven Troccoli

Steven is a Financial Advisor with Ameriprise Financial:
“I help successful individuals and small business owners to shorten the time frame in reaching their financial independence by utilizing a comprehensive long term Financial Planning system based upon the four seasons of the year which focus’ on education & motivation. I then manage and protect their time, assets, standard of living, lifestyle and retirement income.”

Steven will be discussing “The Financial Planning Process”
-Develop a clear picture of your current financial situation by reviewing your income, assets and liabilities and evaluating your protection coverage, investment portfolio, tax exposure and estate plan.
-Establish and prioritize financial goals and times associated with the achievement of them.
-Implement strategies that address your current financial weaknesses and build on your financial strengths
-Choose specific products and services that are tailored to meet your financial objectives.
-Monitor you plan making adjustments as your goals, time frames and/or circumstances change.

Thursday May 31st, 7AM

Adam Levine has been a sales manager at Hardwood Flooring Inc for the past 5 years.

Hardwood Flooring Inc. is locally owned and operated and has been serving the tri-state area for over 60 years providing quality flooring products for residential and commercial use. We offer top-quality products at the lowest prices, and we back them with unbeatable service.

We take great pride in our reputation for quality flooring products, low prices and exceptional customer service. Our experienced staff will introduce you to a wide range of wood flooring products that are sure to add warmth and beauty to any home or building.

Adam Levine
Hardwood Flooring Inc.
41 So Saw Mill River Road.
Elmsford NY 10523

Thursday May 17th 7AM.

Marty Felenstein
Today Media Custom Communications
Tel: 914.345.0601 ext.121 • mfelenstein@westchestermagazine.com
2 Clinton Avenue, Rye, NY 10580

Designing & producing targeted communications.

Effective Marketing Strategy targeted for each individual client.

Produce branded print publications in magazines, newsletters,directories, direct mail, brochures annual reports and catalogs.

Services include,writing, editing, graphic design, photography, ad sales, printing & fulfilment.

Marty has over 40 years experience in the design & production of literature & other marketing materials.

A division of Today Media, which produces, Westchester Magazine, Hudson Valley Magazine, Delaware Today, Main Line Today & many other publications.

Sean Duffy

Sean Duffy

Personal Injury Attorney

Sean Duffy is a Personal Injury Attorney dedicated to serving the needs of all accident victims. He is located in White Plains, New York.  Sean is committed to vigorously fight to protect the rights of people seriously injured and works tirelessly to the ultimate satisfaction of his clients. Come hear what he has to say.

Thursday May 10th 7AM

Larry Bellom
Real Estate Attorney

Thusrday May 3rd, 7AM.

Larry Bellom opened The Law Offices of Laurence J. Bellom 23 years ago in Thornwood, NY in the Town of Mount Pleasant, located in the center of Westchester County.
Larry has lived in the Town of Mount Pleasant, which includes Pleasantville, Hawthorne, Valhalla, Thornwood and parts of Sleepy Hollow and Pocantico Hills for over 50 years.His firm specializes in real estate, both residential and commercial sales and purchase transactions, landlord/tenant and all residential and commercial lease and tenancy issues, ZBA zoning issues, and all related land use matters; criminal law; and simple and complex wills, trust and estate matters, and estate probate. The office is conveniently located just minutes from the Taconic, Saw Mill, Bronx River and Sprain Brook Parkways, or via the Harlem Line of Metro North, Pleasantville Station. The
individualized service, honest approach to issues and attention to detail is what matters most, and many clients are third generation. Word of mouth referral sources still account for the majority of new client referrals. Daily, evening and Saturday consultations by appointment.

Laurence J. Bellom, Esq.
Attorney and Counsellor at Law
814 Commerce Street
Thornwood, NY 10594
tel 914/769-9500
fax 914/769-9549


Michael Riina
Financial Services Professional

Michael is a full-time Financial Services Professional and founding Partner of Riverside Financial Partners, Agent with the New York Life Insurance Company and a Registered Representative of NYLIFE Securities LLC.
He has been in business for himself for over 15 years and is one of a select group of Agents certified to conduct MAP seminars and offer MAP as a planning tool for individuals.
In these uncertain times and with anticipated increase on income tax brackets, Michael will be speaking about how to utilizes the tax free benefits of cash value life insurance and as part of your retirement strategies.

Thursday April 19th, 7am.

Mondana Rezania is a local architect.www.mrarchitect.net Mondana will be speaking about her current projects as well as issues that homeowners may encounter when renovating and selling of their home.
Some of Mondana’s professional qualities are that she listens to her clients and respect their requests and is upfront and give them the facts.

Best Regards,
Mondana Rezania Architect, LEED AP

Mondana Rezania, Principal

The City University of New York, Master’s degree in Urban Planning and Urban Design
The University of Texas at Austin, Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering

LEED AP (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design Accredited Professional), UBCI June 2008
Code Enforcement Official Certification, New York State Department of State Code Division July 2006
Member of American Institute of Architects (AIA) Sept. 2000
Licensed in New York State, Architectural Registration Board April 1993

Mondana Rezania is a senior architect with 28 years of practical experience in private and public sectors, and proven record of designing and managing projects of diverse type, scope and complexity in New York Metropolitan area. She has experience in new construction, addition, alteration, gut renovation, structural engineering, construction drawings, detailing, writing specification, contract documents, bid process, construction inspection, feasibility study, space planning, site planning, ADA compliance, and facility assessment.
Mrs. Rezania established an independent practice in 2001 with the intent to uphold excellence in architectural design, project management, construction documents, and client relationship. Today she works in a studio environment where new ideas are welcomed and the highest level of importance is placed upon technical proficiency and professionalism. She believes that a dynamic office culture can be the catalyst for the production of forward thinking work.
Prior to 2001, Ms Rezania worked as a project architect /manager in a number of architectural firms, non-for-profit organizations, New York City Child Care Agency, Stony Brook University and the New York City School Construction Authority.
She has strong background in NY State Codes, NY City Codes, NYC Zoning Resolution and NYC Building Department Expediting; she has obtained approvals from Architectural Review Boards, Planning Boards, Zoning Board of Appeals, Health Departments, DOT, and Building Departments in NYC and NY State.

Donato Palumbo
This Thursday April 12th, at 7:00 AM, Donato Palumbo, a Westchester divorce attorney, www.undomymarriage.com will be giving a short presentation on the divorce process. If you are interested in this topic please join us for breakfast. For more information visit www.wemeanbusinessbni.com

Donato Palumbo is the founder and President of the Law Offices of Donato Palumbo, PLLC. ; maintaining his principal place of business at 44 Church Street, Suite 6M, White Plains, New York, 914-948-2850.
Donato is a full service legal provider, concentrating on Matrimonial Law and Family Law issues. Donato assists his clients with divorce, custody matters, support petitions, orders of protection, enforcement of settlement agreements, paternity matters, pre-nuptial agreements, post-nuptial agreements and immigration issues as relating to divorce. Donato enjoys being a solo practitioner in that he gives his clients the individual attention they deserve, rather than passing them off to a junior associate, as frequently happens in other firms. Donato maintains a large network of fellow matrimonial lawyers as well as memberships in several legal groups to keep up with current trends in litigation.
After graduating Cum Laude from Pace Law School, Donato worked for several years at a personal injury law firm in Manhattan. In addition to personal injury litigation Donato would handle all family law matters for clients of the firm. After gaining proficiency in drafting Wills, the Probate process, appearing in Surrogates Court and participating in custody hearings Donato decided to dedicate his practice more towards family law. As Donato’s immersion into family law increased the area of Divorce law intensified as Donato’s area of concentration.
Before becoming an attorney Donato spent over 20 years as a Professional Firefighter. Donato met his wife Jessica (an immigration attorney) while they were both attending Pace Law School; they are expecting their first child in May.
Today Donato’s law practice can best be summarized as “helping people in crisis”. Please call the Law Offices of Donato Palumbo, PLLC and let him help you. (914)948-2850


5 Responses

  1. Looking forward to your presentation!

  2. Donato,
    Every Thursday you say something new and informative in your 60 second presentation. you have made matrimonial and divorce an interesting subject. i am looking forward to your 10 minute presentation.

  3. your presentaion this morning was very informative. you have the experience and you care for your clients. i will definetely refer you to friends and colleagues.

  4. Hi Donato, Great presentation today. You are very knowledgeable and a true professional.

  5. Hi Donato,
    sorry I missed your presentation. I heard you did a great job and will be looking forward to hearing your next presentation. Thanks. See you at the next meeting.

    -Michael Riina

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