Patchogue chamber nominates new third VP
Earlier last week, the Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce announced their newest nominee, Tiffany Rivera, for third vice president of the executive board to replace longtime member Lou Cammiso of Briarcliffe College, who will be stepping down.
Currently, Rivera, formerly the manager of Roast Coffee & Tea Trading Company, sits on the board as corresponding secretary and is the newly hired Farm to Truck chamber representative charged with marketing and bookings. She is a mother of two, aged 2 and 4, currently living in Medford.
She has been a member of the chamber for the last three to four years, ever since Roast owner Bill Closson vacated the seat on the board of directors and left her as a Roast representative. Now, she seeks the higher position of third vice president.
“Tiffany has been a tremendously active member of the chamber and there is no doubt that she loves this community,” said executive director David Kennedy. “She is from that millennial generation that is really keyed into social media and connecting with people a different way. She has been a great advocate and spokesperson for the younger generation that now finds Patchogue as the place to be.”
President James Skidmore agreed. “Tiffany will make a great addition to our executive board. Her commitment to the community and her youth will add a value to our organization and community at large,” he said.
The board has nominated Rivera for the seat, but letters have just recently gone out requesting any and all suggested nominations. As of yet, no one else has been nominated. The vacancy will be voted on and filled on Sept. 19.
“I am really excited about the nomination,” said Rivera. “The board thought that I would be a good fit for the position and I have a fresh new look on things. And I always think about saving money.”
If elected, her goals as third vice president include updating the chamber, spending less money and being more creative with marketing tools. She said she also wants to largely focus on tourism with a newly formed tourism committee.
“Blue Point Brewery will be opening in the next 18 months; we need to focus on bringing people not only there but to explore the entire village,” she said.
Longtime chamber member Jo Bennett of Edward Jones has been nominated to fill Rivera’s seat as corresponding secretary. This will be the first time Bennett will be a member of the executive board, but she also looks forward to continuing her work with the Midnight on Main Street committee.
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