Business Briefs

Rye lawyers honored
Super Lawyers has recognized Dorf & Nelson LLP partners, Jon A. Dorf, Jonathan B. Nelson and Daniel R. Alcott for their excellence in the practice of law and is including them on the list of 2013 New York Metro Super Lawyers, an honor that is limited to only five percent of the attorneys in the state.

Managing partner Jon A. Dorf was selected for his work in his primary practice area, business/corporate law. Jonathan B. Nelson is being recognized in the area of business litigation, and Daniel R. Alcott is being acknowledged for his accomplishments in the area of non-profit law.

Dorf & Nelson is headquartered in Rye, N.Y.

The Rye Arts Center  welcomes new board members
Steve Cadenhead, a market risk manager with Deutsche Bank, brings an eclectic portfolio of interests to The RAC. He is an avid cyclist, music performer and arts collector. His past and current affiliations include several community traffic and pedestrian safety initiatives, member and past organizer of the Westchester Acoustic Guitar Society, past chorister with the N.Y. Chamber Symphony Chorus and the Juilliard Evening Division Chorus, and president of the DratelisHajji Baba Club, the oldest and most prestigious rugs-as-art club in North America. Steve has lent works from his private collection to RAC Gallery shows and has performed in RAC’s live music events such as Festival 51 and Rye Rocks Earth Day. He is interested in expanding RAC’s music programming, with a focus on the “boomer” generation of music lovers, and possibly curating a future gallery exhibit. Steve and wife Melanie live in Rye along with their two high school-aged children, Alexander and Amanda.

Athena Dratelis, an executive at MasterCard International, brings to the RAC a background in corporate development with a focus on strategic equity investment and acquisition. She is an active volunteer with the Cornell University Alumni Association, The Greek Orthodox Church of Our Saviour in Rye, the Appalachian Mountain Club and Westchester Cycle SandlingClub. She enjoys hiking, biking and photography.

Jennifer Sandling, an active community volunteer, has a deep interest in music and the performing arts. Her entire family, including husband Jim, and four children‑Katie, Jackie, Cristina and Jimmy‑have taken music lessons or performed in theater workshops at the RAC over the last 10 years. Jennifer has served in numerous capacities as a parent volunteer at Rye Country Day School and is a board member of Stanford University’s Alumni Club and its NYC Arts Immersion Committee. She previously worked for Korn/Ferry International and Heidrick & Struggles. She cites The Rye Arts Center as a major factor in her move to Rye after 13 years of living in Tokyo, recognizing that “Rye is a community that values and embraces the arts.”Taylor

Dr. Jeffrey Taylor, is an assistant professor of arts management at Purchase College and an art advisor and appraiser. He has lived in Rye along with his wife, Andrea, and 6-year-old son Benjamin since 2011 after living abroad for 20 years. He is an art historian consultant and a member of the Elmyr Foundation. Fluent in Hungarian and an expert tour guide, Dr. Taylor is interested in fine art-related public programming and will chair The RAC’s Gallery Committee in the upcoming year. A little known fact about Jeff is that he plays back-up quarterback for the Westchester Steelers, a local semi-pro football team.

Douglas Elliman welcomes two star agents to its Westchester division
EllimanDouglas Elliman Real Estate welcomes two of Westchester’s top-producing real estate specialists, Tory Miller and Debbie Goldenberg, to the firm’s Chappaqua brokerage. The two were formerly at Houlihan Lawrence and are now partnering together as the Miller Goldenberg Team at Douglas Elliman.

“Tory and Debbie’s extensive experience representing buyers and sellers in Chappaqua and throughout Westchester County make them a perfect addition to the Douglas Elliman team,” said Gabe Pasquale, executive vice president and regional director. “Both are longtime area residents with a deep understanding of Westchester’s communities. We are thrilled that they have joined us.”

Tory is an award-winning real estate sales agent with an extensive knowledge of the local real estate market, a keen understanding of the buying and selling process; she pays attention to detail and has a network of service providers. She can assure an easy, seamless process to all of her clients.

Before selling real estate, Tory was a director of marketing for several Fortune 500 companies, including Unilever and The Limited. The marketing, sales, negotiation and communication skills she honed serving in those positions are evident in the glowing testimonies given by her current real estate clientele. Tory currently is a co-chair of the New Castle Historical Society House Tour and a member of Westchester PTA, the Real Estate Buyers Agency Council and the Fairfield County and Connecticut Multiple Listing Service.

Debbie is accomplished in the world of real estate and has served a diverse clientele ranging from first-time homebuyers to empty-nesters as well as relocations, banks and corporations. As a certified home-stager, Goldenberg has prepared many homes in the area and sold them quickly. Prior to real estate, Debbie spent 15 years in fashion and design in New York City as head designer and design director for prominent handbag and accessories companies. She holds a BA from Tulane University and underwent professional training in design at F.I.T. Debbie is a member of the New York State Association of Realtors and headed the House Committee at Temple Beth El of Northern Westchester for many years.

Both serve as members of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, Empire Access Multiple Listing Service and National Association of Realtors.

Awisco to be honored by Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle
AwiscoOn Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, New Rochelle resident and Awisco President Lloyd Robinson will be recognized as corporate community leader by the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle. This recognition will take place during the organization’s 51st annual golf outing dinner reception at Wykagyl Country Club. This award is presented to Robinson and his company for their commitment to the community and steadfast support of youth development. Robinson and his wife Barbara are the parents of two current club members. The family has been longtime supporters of the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle’s mission and message. Whether making monetary donations to benefit programs, needed facility improvements and general operations or strategizing with Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle senior staff about the feasibility of implementing a flag football program for children under the age of 10, the Robinson family is always on hand to support the organization and those children it serves each day.

“I can’t think of a corporate leader more deserving of this recognition,” Quay Watkins, Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle executive director, said. “Lloyd is a shining example of the sort of corporate supporters that have enabled the club to thrive and grow since its founding over 80 years ago.”

The Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle’s 51st annual golf outing is co-chaired by Bruce Daniele and John J. McCarthy, longtime supporters of the organization. This year’s outing offers a barbeque style luncheon, 12 p.m. shotgun start, gift for each participating golfer and dinner reception complete with award presentations for top golfers. Individual tickets are $450 and a foursome is $1,800. A limited number of sponsorship opportunities and journal advertising options are available for purchase by calling the club’s Development Department at 914-235-3736.

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