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Entrepreneurs Organization - Long Island Meets with Congressman Andrew Garbarino

Entrepreneurs Organization-Long Island Meets with Congressman Andrew Garbarino

The Entrepreneurs Organization Long Island Chapter (EO-LI) hosted Congressman Andrew Garbarino (R-NY2) as part of its “Conversations with Elected Leaders” series. These events bring together elected leaders with many of Long Island’s leading entrepreneurs for open and frank conversations.

Congressman Garbarino said, “I enjoyed the conversation because these are the people creating jobs and driving innovations on Long Island.”

Congressman Garbarino serves on the Homeland Security and Small Business Committees giving him an important voice on national issues and the issues that concern Long Islanders. 

Mark X. Cronin, Communications Chair and Co-Founder of John’s Crazy Socks moderated the conversation. “We hold these conversations via Zoom, and they allow for a free flow of ideas and questions so we can learn more from our elected leaders and they can learn more about our businesses and what issues entrepreneurs face on Long Island.”

Congressman Tom Suozzi (D-NY3) already met with the group and future sessions will include not only Federal representatives, but leaders from State and local government.   

EO-Long Island President and President of Arrow Security, A.J. Caro said, “it is important that we learn from our elected officials and that they hear our issues and concerns. We also want them to know how we can help.”

Steve Distante, a founding member of EO-Long Island and Chairman of the Vanderbilt Financial Group said, “As entrepreneurs, we are interested in having an impact and solving problems. Entrepreneurs help drive innovation, so it is important that we have an ongoing dialogue with our elected leaders.”  

Ted Panebianco, an EO-LI member and Founder and President of College Hunks Hauling Junk and College Hunks Moving-Long Island, said, “Events like this are why I joined EO-Long Island. They educate me and inspire me.” 

The Long Island Chapter of the Entrepreneur’s Organization 

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a dynamic, global network of more than 13,000 business owners in 40 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. 

The Long Island Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO-LI) was founded in 2018 and has grown rapidly to 30 members representing over 35 Long Island businesses with more than $70 million in revenue and employing nearly 4,000 people. Our members are all founders, CEOs or primary shareholders of businesses doing at least $1 million in revenue, so you are talking about a dynamic group of leaders who have a substantial impact on the local economy. Our businesses range from manufacturing to education to healthcare to finance to retail.

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization also operates the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards program, the premier award for undergraduate students who own and run businesses while attending a college or university, as well as the Accelerator Program, a series of quarterly, high-impact learning events that provide business owners with the tools, knowledge, and skills to grow their businesses to more than $1 million in annual revenue.

To learn more or to learn how you can join EO-Long Island, visit our web page or send an email to hello@eolongisland.org.  

Entrepreneurs Organization - Long Island Welcomes Two New Members – Huntington, NY Patch

 The Long Island Chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organization Welcomes Two New Members

The Long Island Chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organization has welcomed two new members: Gerald Abatemarco and Peter Favaro. The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a dynamic, global network of more than 13,000 business owners in 40 countries. 

The Long Island Chapter the Entrepreneurs Organization has over 30 members representing over 35 Long Island businesses with more than $70 million in revenue and employing nearly 4,000 people. Our members are all founders, CEOs or primary shareholders of businesses doing at least $1 million in revenue. Our businesses range from manufacturing to education to healthcare to finance to retail.

 

Welcome Gerald Abatemarco

Gerald Abatemarco is the third generation family leader of A&A Brake located in Brooklyn. Gerald’s grandfather started the business in 1944 and Gerald joined in his early 20s, working his way up. In true entrepreneurial fashion, he started the Transit line of the busines in 2015. Gerald is married with two young children, a girl and a boy, who keep him running.

 

 

Welcome Peter Favaro

Peter Favaro is a true Renaissance man working in the fields of psychology, education, computers, and robotics. He has started multiple businesses and authored dozens of books. Peter began work as a child and adolescent psychologist after graduating from Hofstra University in 1984. And has performed over 6,000 forensic evaluations for the courts in his 30 year career.

Those experiences led Peter to open SmartParenting, The Family Center in Port Washington where he concentrates exclusively on court referred cases which include forensic evaluations, parenting education, supervised and therapeutic visitation, reunification, and parenting coordination. He also established the Center for Improved Human Relationships and The Center for Improved Family Relationships with his partner Jenna Silverman, Esq. to conduct research on estranged relationships as well as create programs designed to teach parents how to manage their divorce conflicts without litigation.

Wearing his hat as a technologist and educator, Peter has edited several educational and consumer publications including Family Computing, a Scholastic Publication. He has designed and programmed innovative tiles for Activision (Alter Ego). He has lectured on artificial intelligence and expert systems at Harvard Medical college, and he was a principal investor and tech consultant to Odyssey Marine Exploration, a deep sea robotics archeology and recovery group.

Peter is the author of more than a dozen books including books on conflict resolution, parenting during and after divorce, anger management. He has spoken at the United Nations and serves on the board of The Foundation for Gender Equality. Peter’s current projects include a book/seminar series called “Staying in Love: Secret Recipes for Lasting Love,” and a top secret AI and social media based game.

About Entrepreneurs’ Organization

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a dynamic, global network of more than 13,000 business owners in 40 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life.

The Long Island Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization was founded in 2018 and has grown rapidly to nearly 30 members owning businesses in fields such as finance, technology, retail, education, and manufacturing.

The Entrepreneurs’ Organization also operates the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards program, the premier award for undergraduate students who own and run businesses while attending a college or university, as well as the Accelerator Program, a series of quarterly, high-impact learning events that provide business owners with the tools, knowledge, and skills to grow their businesses to more than $1 million in annual revenue.

To learn more or to learn how you can join EO-Long Island, visit our web page or send an email to hello@eolongisland.org.

 

Global Entrepreneurs' Organization Announces Launch of Long Island Chapter Membership Opportunities and Upcoming Events