The Inaugural North Shore Social Networking Event Meets at The Metropolitan Restaurant & Bar at Glen Cove


Long Island Business and Community Social Networking Event on the North Shore (photo by Ed Shin)

The monthly North Shore Social event got off to a great start. The series is the first to combine the networking world of Long Island with the island’s vibrant hospitality industry with high attendance and a great vibe.

Connections, fun and great food were all central themes, along with a 21 for fun Charity Showdown Tournament. The wine pairings featuring ArtesaPanLI and the Long Island Dip Company were a huge hit with the crowd, as was LI chef Chris LaVecchia. great offerings. Steven Murphy “The Murph” was also on hand to kick off the party with his Murph’s Famous Bloody Mary Mix. The guests were also very happy to contribute to Camp Happy Tails NYC, who were on hand to raise much needed funds for the fantastic dog rescue.

The event was an extension of the popular Long Island Business and Community Facebook group and its strategic partners, IBO Networking, North Shore Hispanic Chamber of New York, Tradeworks NY and Nelson Rivera JR Allstate. They host this series of monthly events aimed at the North Shore Nassau County area. Check out upcoming band events on June 6 and the first Monday of every month going forward.

Photo 2 Josephine Fusco Caty Salgado
Josephine Fusco & Caty Salgado (Photo by Ed Shin)
Image 3 Tony Busse Stephen Murphy owner of The Murphs Famous Bloody Mary Mix Raj Maini
Tony Busse, Stephen Murphy, owner of The Murph’s Famous Bloody Mary Mix & Raj Maini (Photo by Ed Shin)
Picture 4 Regina Mendoza
Regina Mendoza (Photo by Ed Shin)
Image 5 Ever Padilla Gexi Girón JoNell Campanella John Muscat
Ever Padilla, Gexi Girón, JoNell Campanella and John Muscat (Photo by Ed Shin)
Photo 6 Cheryl Paris Josephine Fusco
Cheryl Paris and Josephine Fusco (Photo by Ed Shin)
Picture 7 Gaitley Stevenson Mathews
Gaitley Stevenson-Mathews (Photo by Ed Shin)
Image 8 Janine Burns Matthew Silver
Janine Burns and Matthew Silver (Photo by Ed Shin)
Frame 9 Regina Mendoza Chef Chris LaVecchia Shermelee Carrasco
Regina Mendoza, Chef Chris LaVecchia & Shermelee Carrasco (Photo by Ed Shin)
Picture 10 Alberto Vazquez Rosy Orzuna Shermelee Carrasco William Santiago
Alberto Vazquez, Rosy Orzuna, Shermelee Carrasco and William Santiago (Photo by Ed Shin)
Picture 11 Donna Garone Mike Garone owners of LI Dip Company
Donna Garone and Mike Garone, owners of LI Dip Company (Photo by Ed Shin)
Image 12 Marci Mainzer Regina Mendoza Director Camp.Happy Tails NYC
Marci Mainzer & Regina Mendoza Director Camp. Happy Tails NYC (Photo by Ed Shin)
Picture 13 Sue Sullivan Lori Ciotol Holly Byrne
Sue Sullivan, Lori Ciotol and Holly Byrne (Photo by Ed Shin)
Picture 14 Dinorah Rosich owner of Dinorah Creations
Dinorah Rosich owner of Dinorah Creations (Photo by Ed Shin)
Picture 15 Roy Schneider Nelson Rivera
Roy Schneider and Nelson Rivera (Photo by Ed Shin)

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