Small Business Professional Group

To learn more and join the group, email Stacey Varghese '99C, Director of Leadership Annual Giving and Engagement.

Looking to meet fellow alumni small business owners and professionals? Join us at our monthly networking events every first Thursday of the month and make new connections.
 

Save the Date!

People networking at a firelight dinner event

Small Business Professionals Networking Event

Date: Thursday, April 28
Time: 6-8 p.m.

The Harrison
86 S Tyson Avenue
Floral Park, NY 11001
Owner: Vincent R. DiRico '86CBA

Thursday, April 28

Meet our Small Business Professionals!

Business NameBusiness OwnerLocationContact InformationBusiness Description
P. Sinaly, CPA, P.C. and Private Equity Ventures, LLC  Paul C. Sinaly '80CBA, '87MBA  

251 5th Ave, Floor 4 
New York, NY 10016 

Phone: (212) 686-9310
Email: [email protected]

P. Sinaly CPA, PC, a New York City based Business Advisory firm specializing in Financial Services and Tax Accounting, in addition to Private Equity Ventures, LLC, a Private equity advisory firm. Both companies are located in Central Manhattan. 

 

Business NameBusiness OwnerLocationContact InformationBusiness Description
ECMA, LLCJane Carragee-McDermott '84COnlinePhone: (516) 331-4848
Email: [email protected]
ECMA, LLC works with organizations to enhance existing products and assist in analyzing market sectors for expansion. ECMA’s concentration and expertise are in event/tradeshow/conference launches, marketing, sales and production. Clients include/have included: New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC), ALM, 1105 Media, Brand Activation Association/ANA, UBM Live, Cal Ripken Facility, H.A. Bruno, The Negotiation Institute, Rodman Media, and more. 
LBE Business Solutions, LLC Moniquea McClean Allan '07CPSRaleigh, NC 27610Phone: (646) 922-6791
Email: [email protected]
LBE Business Solutions provides virtual administrative support to women entrepreneurs. 
LVO Management ConsultingLouise A. Van Osten '85SVC120 E. Main Street, Suite 113 
Ramsey, NJ 07446
Phone: (201) 446-7321
Email: [email protected]
Van Osten advises businesses on how best to accelerate financial, operational, and marketing performance through comprehensive business plans, evaluation of business practices and market trends. She provides recommendations on methods for lowering costs and increasing market share. 
Rhonda Kleiman Group, LLC Rhonda H. Kleiman '88MLS1653 Lititz Pike, Suite 128 
Lancaster, PA 17601
Phone: (717) 327-9338 
Email: [email protected]
Rhonda Kleiman Group LLC is an independent information consulting firm serving businesses and nonprofit organizations. Rhonda Kleiman serves as a strategic partner to her clients by providing them with authoritative information and insight, empowering them to continue to grow and remain competitive in the marketplace. 
Essex SuitesJohn P. O'Connell, Jr. '03MBA

25 Pompton Avenue, Suite 101 Verona, NJ 07044

Phone: (973)-233-7155
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.essexsuites.com/

Essex Suites was established in 2020 by Jack O'Connell and Joshua Kahr.

Jack O'Connell and Josh Kahr launched Essex Suites with one goal in mind; to create an entrepreneurial community for startups, small businesses, and independent professionals to thrive together.

Essex Suites' high-quality office space combines quality amenities with an on-site community manager and a simple pricing structure for an easy and professional experience for all members and their guests.

Essex Suites manages its members' real estate needs so members can spend more of their time where it matters most.

We are located at 25 Pompton Avenue, Suite 101 in Verona, New Jersey.

 

Business NameBusiness OwnerLocationContact Information
Stadium Custom KicksAlexander B. Katz '17CPS

Operates Online: StadiumCustomKicks.com

Instagram: @StadiumCustomKicks
Email: [email protected]

 

Business NameBusiness OwnerLocationContact InformationBusiness Description
Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co.Glenn R. Closson '12MBA

1300 Alden Road 
Orlando, FL 32803 

Phone: (407) 270-6749
Email: [email protected]

An independent craft brewery and tasting room located in the historic Ivanhoe District of Orlando, Florida, Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company celebrates the spirit and pioneering ways of early 20th century Lake Ivanhoe founder George I. Russell.

 

Business NameBusiness OwnerLocationContact InformationBusiness Description
Just BubblyMariann Smith '09CPS, '12G, MA

7222 Elizabeth Avenue 
Arverne, NY 11692 

Phone: (718) 474-1705
Email: [email protected]
Just Bubbly is a woman owned and operated business located on the shore of Rockaway Beach in New York. Established in 1988, they offer handcrafted, novelty bath soaps, lotions, scrubs, creams, and many other unique bath & body feel good creations for children, women, and men of all ages. Just Bubbly’s soaps are hypoallergenic, meet vegan standards, and do not clog pores. They never test on animals. 
Jamesport CandleEmilie Zilnicki '75CBA 
 
Based in North Fork, NYEmail: [email protected] Jamesport Candle is owned and operated by a mother-daughter team on the North Fork of Long Island. Jamesport Candle’s candles are hand poured and created with 100% American Soybean wax.

 

 

Business NameBusiness OwnerLocationContact InformationBusiness Description

San Diego Woman Magazine 

Judith Habert '80SVC

11835 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite 1304 

San Diego, CA 92128 

Phone: (888) 275-7125
Email: [email protected]
San Diego Woman Magazine was founded in 2006 to highlight to highlight women in the San Diego area. 

 

Business NameBusiness OwnerLocationContact InformationBusiness Description
Adam A. Cortes, Esq. LLM. Adam Anthony Cortes '00CPS

1444 Clove Road, Level 3 
Staten Island, NY 10301 

Phone: (718) 869-1114
Email: [email protected]
Private practice law firm dealing with wills, trust and Estates; real estate; and civil litigation.
Parapp-Legal Timothy Turane '18CPS Queens Village, NY Phone: (323) 818-6673
Email: [email protected]
Founded in 2020, Parapp-Legal provides on-demand paralegal support. 

 

Business NameBusiness OwnerLocationContact InformationBusiness Description
Always LKM Transportation, LLC Philip Larusso '91CBA

5660 Strand Ct., Suite 110 
Naples, FL 34110 

Phone: (877) 329-3418
Email: [email protected]
Worldwide transportation (limousines and van) company specializing in servicing corporations, the travel and hospitality industries. 

 

Business NameBusiness OwnerLocationContact InformationBusiness Description
Wexford Realty LLC/Wexford Enterprises, Inc. Kevin Smith '10CPS

215 Thompson Street, Suite 450 
New York, NY 10012

Phone: (646) 357-1260A full service residential and commercial real estate brokerage in NYC. Wexford also has an invest division that focuses primarily on purchasing distressed properties in New York, Texas, Florida, and Missouri.