Business Guild 1

Business Guild 1


Every Tuesday 7:45–9:00am 

Lorenzo’s at the Hilton Garden Inn 

1100 South Avenue, Staten Island NY 10314 

Members, Invited Guests and Guest Speakers only 


Business Guild 1 works toward increasing each other’s business success. The weekly breakfast meetings build close professional relationships by offering members the opportunity to learn about business trends and best practices, share tips, exchange leads, and listen to presentations from invited guest speakers on a variety of topics.  

Membership to a Business Guild will enable you to establish valuable business relationships and attend networking events to help grow your business. Each year we collectively refer over $1M in business to each other. To become a member, you may contact any of our members and request to attend your first meeting as an invited guest.  

In order to become a member of Business Guild 1 you must accept the following guiding principles:  

  • Your business must be a member of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce. You may attend an introductory Business Guild Meeting before committing to a SICC membership, but SICC membership is mandatory before you can become a Business Guild Member.  
  • Commitment is for a minimum of one year. 
  • Commitment encompasses attending weekly meetings.  
  • Information is shared confidentially among participating members. 
  • Business Guild works best when everyone participates in weekly meeting and networking events. Every member must actively participate for the group to be successful at its mission. 

New members must attend three consecutive meetings, and then if you think Business Guild Membership is a good fit for you and your business, the Business Guild Committee of Directors will vote on your membership.  


  • $20.00 non-refundable application fee is due with every Business Guild application 
  • $85.00 Annual Membership Fee upon acceptance into the Business Guild 
  • $20.00 Weekly dues are billed by the SICC each quarter.  

Members of Business Guild 1

Business Guild 1 President

Chuck Sommers

Sales Director
The GroundForce Companies
Logistics Services (Shipping, Packing, Warehousing, Trade Shows)
50 Park Place, Suite 820, Newark, NJ 07102
(718) 496-5761 (mobile)
(212) 964-4700 (office)

Business Guild 1
Vice President & Treasurer

Thomas Mauro, Jr.

Vice President
Metro One Loss Prevention Services Group
Security Guard Services
900 South Avenue, Suite 200, Staten Island, NY 10314
(917) 525-9262 (mobile)
(718) 370-6778 ext. 440 (office)

Business Guild 1 Vice President

Louis Fabiano

Canon Copiers Sales
Reliable Office Solutions
4442 Arthur Kill Road Suite 6, Staten Island, NY 10309
(917) 691-8772 (mobile)
(718) 967-6000 x233 (office)

Business Guild 1 Membership

Alfred Saulo

Alfred V. Saulo, Architect PC
Architectural Design and Services
1606 Richmond Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314
(917) 697-9034 (mobile)
(718) 370-6700 (office)

Diane Abruzzo

DiLeo’s Pizzeria
2491 Victory Blvd, SI, NY 10314
(718) 761-8888

Joseph Asterita

Attorney At Law
Bonfiglio and Asterita LLC
900 South Avenue, Suite 101, Staten Island, NY 10314
(917) 696-4967 (mobile)
(718) 370-2900 (office)
(732) 741-5800 (office NJ)

Michael Ezra

Timeless Me
15 Tenafly Place, Staten Island, NY 10312
(646) 662-3197 (mobile)

Hazel Gladd

Sales Manager
MNET Mortgage
10 Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 1015, New York, NY 10020
(973) 879-9580 (mobile)
(855) 795-7084 (office)

Sam Gregorio

Sam Gregorio’s Florist
814 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, New York 10310
(917) 881-3327 (mobile)
(718) 447-ROSE (7673) (office)

Glen Mancuso

Allstate Insurance
60 Bay Street, Staten Island NY
(917) 690-2462 (mobile)
(718) 420-9200 (office)
(718) ALLSTATE (office)


Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
KW Empire
9120 4th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11209
(917) 575-8092 (mobile)

Irene Nikhamov

CEO and Founder
Vextor Data Inc.
Human Resources Solutions
136 Bay Street, Staten Island NY 10312
(646) 523-3209 (mobile)

Tim O'Halloran

Johnny’s Auto Body
267 Broadway, Staten Island, NY 10301
(646) 206-9374 (mobile)
(718) 442-7786 (office)

Jamey Rimshnick

Computer Parts Unlimited
Computer Sales, Support, and Servicing
1765 Victory Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10314
(917) 301-8026 (mobile)
(718) 816-4111 (office)

Roy Rucci

Rucci Oil
Heating Oil, natural gas supplier, and heating and air conditioning contractor
1693 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10310
(917) 418-6000 (mobile)
(718) 442-2080 (office)

John Shall Jr.

Certified Public Accountant
DeSantis, Kiefer, Shall and Sarcone
1675 Richmond Road, Staten Island, NY 10304
(646) 286-4271 (mobile)
(718) 351-2233 (office)

Ken Tirado

Killmeyer’s Old Bavaria Inn
Restaurant, Tavern, and Beer Garden
4254 Arthur Kill Road, Staten Island, NY 10309
(718) 510-7404 (mobile)
(718) 984-1202 (restaurant)

Maryann Torre

Vice President; Branch Manager
Northfield Bank
5775 Amboy Road, Staten Island NY 10309
(917) 561-0466 (mobile)
(718) 948-2000 (office)

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