Full Crowd For Chamber Networking Event

Chamber_062714AThe long-awaited Multi-Chamber Networking Event, organized by the Roslyn Chamber of Commerce, turned out to be a smashing success as over 450 people from 12 Chamber of Commerces met on Tuesday, June 17 at The Muttontown Club in East Norwich to profile their products and share ideas on how to improve the business climate in Nassau County.

The event, sponsored by CareConnect, drew members from the following Chambers: Roslyn, Farmingdale, Glen Cove, Great Neck, Hicksville, Manhasset, Merrick, New Hyde Park, Port Washington, Syosset-Woodbury, Wantagh and Williston Park. [Read more…]

Nassau County Museum of Art Garden Party

Garden Party opened on March 8, 2014 at the Nassau County Museum of Art.  The exhibition is organized by guest curators Franklin Hill Perrell, the museum’s former senior curator, and JoAnne Olian, curator emeritus at the Museum of the City of New York. Garden Party explores the imagery of outdoor entertainments and garden parties through paintings, sculpture, costume, fabrics and decorative arts and designs.

NCMA-Casino Night 2014


NCMA’s Casino Night

Casino Night was a fun evening out as well as a highly successful fundraiser for Nassau County Museum of Art. Held at The Garden City Hotel’s POSH, and featuring exciting games of chance as well as an auction, each year the event continues to raise increasing funding to support exhibitions and programs at the museum. The Museum expresses its thanks and gratitude to the Corporate Committee Co-Chairs Michael Brown and Robert Mayer who spearheaded this really enjoyable evening of dining, networking and gaming.

Get a Hot Body with the Latest Advances in Cosmetic Surgery, by Dr. Stephen Greenberg

Winter is the best time to have that cosmetic surgery procedure you have been dreaming of. Breast augmentation, breast lift or breast reduction with the most beautiful and natural-looking results, can be combined with liposuction, tummy tuck or other non-surgical procedures to create a whole new you. Body contouring can also be the answer to reshaping those undesirable areas of your body. Take advantage of the latest technology in both surgical and non-surgical procedures and unveil a beautiful new body as the weather gets warmer.


There are several new and amazing technologies that are sure to deliver excellent results to anyone looking to enhance their appearance. Cellulaze is the latest revolutionary technology that permanently removes cellulite in just one treatment. It is the first cellulite treatment that attacks the structure of cellulite for clinically proven, longer-lasting results.


In addition to the exciting Cellulaze technology, is the introduction of the Sientra® new cutting-edge “gummy bear” breast implants recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These new implants provide patients additional options for a customized look, a fuller breast shape, a choice of different shapes and a more customized augmentation. This along with Portrait 3DTM Imaging for those patients considering breast augmentation is breakthrough technology that enables women to see what they will look like after breast augmentation surgery. As more and more women are considering breast augmentation, there is a great value and benefit to this latest technology. The Portrait3DTM system photographs a patient’s body before her breast procedure by creating an exact three dimensional replica of her body on screen. This allows women to actually see the expected result in advance of any surgical procedure. The photorealistic result can be viewed from all angles, and implant size can be adjusted to meet a patient’s needs as closely as possible. For the first time, women can select implant size, shape, and position and view the expected outcome on their own body.


If you decide that this isn’t the time for cosmetic surgery, but would like to look younger, the combination of the latest injectables and highly advanced laser options can freshen up your face and give you a youthful appearance. In our med-spa, Glisten, we offer a non-invasive laser skin rejuvenation system that will reverse sun damage, remove wrinkles and tighten skin. Combining the laser treatment with a “Liquid Facelift” (Restylane®, Botox® Cosmetic or Juvéderm® injections), replaces lost volume and erases wrinkles creating the perfect skin rejuvenation program.


I remain committed to working with my patients on the importance of overall health, diet, exercise and maintaining a positive state of mind. A comprehensive assessment of each person’s needs provides for a positive and realistic result as well as a natural and younger look. Whichever procedure, or combination of procedures that you choose, you can enhance your appearance and feel confident that you will see the results that you desire. There is no better time than now to consider that cosmetic surgery procedure that will allow you to show off a younger and more vibrant looking you this spring!



One has to be present to appreciate the FULL impact of this day —  witnessing the hope on the faces of cancer patients and their family and friends who attend this free day of education and feeling their positivity.  Those who have attended know that they will come away with a renewed spirit and vigor, armed with vital information on the latest therapies and treatments to help them win the war.


This free daylong event, provided by the generosity of  the Foundation’s co-founders, Martin & Barbara Sass,  is dedicated to educate and support all who have been or will be affected by Breast Cancer and strives to educate the public. A record number of attendees, over 700, benefitted from this day.


Featured in this special day of education were genetic counselors, outstanding lecturers, interaction with vital support service groups and a “Meet the Experts” Town Hall Forum in which world-renowned physicians discussed the most current information regarding diagnoses and disseminating important information in the breakout sessions regarding treatments and prevention.  The event was co-moderated by Dr. Francis P. Arena, and Dr. Dwight DeRisi. These activities culminated in a luncheon where the distinguished guest speaker and honorees addressed the audience.


The honorees included , Keynote Lecturer, Dr. Franco Muggia, noted Oncologist, NYU Langone Medical Center.  The Lisa Cowan Memorial Award was bestowed upon Mary Murphy, Emmy Award Winning News Reporter at WPIX/11.  News  12 LI’s Shari Einhorn received the Albina Taddeo Humanitarian Award. .  Special recognition at the awards ceremony was given to SASS Foundation Chairman and Co-Founders, Martin D. and Barbara Sass, and Lara Sass Sivin, SASS Foundation Executive Board member.  We

gratefully acknowledge the Sass family who made this day possible.  We also gratefully acknowledge supporters such as Astra Zeneca, Celgene, Genentech, Genomic Health and Myriad Genetics for their help in underwriting sponsorships for this very special day

“Knowledge is Power”


 SASS Fdn Medical Board member,

Dr. Dwight DeRisi,

Honoree Guest Lecturer & SASS Fdn Medical Board member Dr. Franco Muggia; Honoree News12 Long Island Reporter, Shari Einhorn; Honoree WPIX/ News 11
Emmy Award-Winning
Reporter, Mary Murphy; SASS Fdn Chairman & Co-Founder, Martin D. Sass, SASS Fdn Treasurer & Co-Founder, Barbara Sass; and SASS Fdn President & Co-Founder, Dr. Francis P. Arena.

Air Diver Soars Close to Home

“I’ve been on the team for over 20 years,” Lohr-Matrone said.

It has been an impressive 20-plus years.

“I personally have over 2,200 jumps and four world records,” Lohr-Matrone said. She holds the records for largest freefall formation and earned two records for the largest two-point freefall formation plus the largest women’s freefall formation. Lohr-Matrone works inside a plane as well as out. “I also have my pilot’s license,” she said.

As for the shows, she said her favorite part of participating is always the audience. “It’s wonderful to hear them cheering when we land,” Lohr-Matrone said. “Afterwards, we hand out stickers to the kids. Meeting the people has been wonderful.”

She has plenty of opportunities to meet new faces. Because Misty Blues is also an international team, Lohr-Matrone has been able to travel widely.

The highlight “was, for me, Japan,” she said.

Together, the team has performed more than 20,000 jumps and multiple records, including the largest women’s freefall formation. But while Lohr-Matrone insists there is no major difference between being on a co-ed team or an all- women’s team, she understands the novelty of the latter.

“It is a male dominated sport so to have an all women’s team is pretty amazing,” Lohr-Matrone said.

But isn’t it scary jumping out of a plane?

“Not so much anymore. There is a certain degree of respect you have to have for the sport,” Lohr-Matrone said. She explained that a lot of hard work and careful planning go into making each jump successful and that all the equipment is ready and everyone has done their job correctly.

Lohr-Matrone is excited to be participating in this year’s air show with her teammates.

“I was very impressed with the lineup for the Bethpage show, I think it’s going to be a great show,” she said. “We’ve got a really good team and we really enjoy getting together to do these shows.”

In addition to the Misty Blues, the Air show will also feature performances by the Royal Canadian Air Force F-18 Demonstration Team, the Raiders Demonstration Team, the Red Bull Air Force Skydiver Parachute Team and many more.

“We enhanced the civilian show,” explained Linda Armyn, Senior Vice President, Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Armyn has been producing the show for the past 10 years.

“It’s going to be a full day of air show and I think it’s going to be a fantastic show,” Armyn said.

Armyn was able to explain some of the new features of this years show, including Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach 10th Anniversary App, which will be available on iTunes. The App will allow attendees to get up-to-the minute information on parking field availability, listen to live aircraft-to-tower communications from Republic Airport, share content and easily find vendors, attractions and so much more.

“Also new this year is the 10th Anniversary commemoration DVD, which shows what happens at the beach and what goes into making the Air Show,” Armyn said.