The Board

Andrew Lamkin 2018Andrew Lamkin
President and Board Member
Law Offices of Andrew Lamkin, P.C.

Andrew Lamkin is principal in the law firm of Andrew M. Lamkin, P.C., where he focuses his practice in the areas of elder law, estate planning and special needs planning, including Wills and Trusts, Medicaid planning and estate administration. He is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey.


David Weinstein headshot 2019David Weinstein
Executive Vice President and Board Member
Straight Forward Media /

 Mission: Help clients achieve marketing success with a transparent and Straight Forward approach.

As the founder and CEO of Straight Forward Media, a full-service media company, David Weinstein strives to help clients grow their business via integrated marketing. Focused on objectives and budget, David creates strategies for success. Straight Forward Media has over 15 years of working with clients covering such categories as pharmaceuticals, financial, packaged goods, foot wear, retail, beauty and luxury goods.

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Andrea Goldman

Second Vice President and Board Member

The Family College Experience

Andrea Goldman is the founder of The Family College Experience, LLC. She works with many students and families to reduce the stress as they navigate the college process, and is especially gratified to watch the growth in self-confidence of each student. She works with those having all types of educational aspirations and has been a mentor to first-generation students.

Gary Epstein headshot 2017Gary Epstein
Treasurer; Board Member and Past President
Gary Epstein, C.P.A., P.C.

Gary Epstein CPA, has joined Zapken & Loeb LLP as a Partner after recently completing a merger with the Woodbury based full service accounting, tax and consulting firm. The firm has over 30 professionals and clients including businesses of all sizes, trusts, estates and non-profits. In addition, the practice includes the preparation of several thousand personal tax returns for individual taxpayers.

Asher Allweiss headshotAsher Allweiss
Membership Secretary and Board Member
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Laffey International Realty

Asher Allweiss is a licensed real estate broker at Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Laffey International Realty. His unparalleled tenacity and work ethic has earned him an exemplary reputation with clients and customers.

A Plainview resident for over 26 years, Asher understands the importance of being an active participant in his community, and not just in selling homes.

Stephanie Horn headshotStephanie Horn
Recording Secretary and Board Member
Synergy Professional HR Consulting

Via her independent business, Synergy Professional HR Consulting Inc., Stephanie provides human resource services and staffing services for employers. Established in 2016 after many years in corporate Human Resources, Stephanie’s business model evolved from her hands-on experience leading many special projects.

Ben Alssid headshotBenjamin Alssid
Board Member
C2 Education of Plainview

Benjamin Alssid is the Center Director of C2 Education of Plainview. He works with students and families every day to help them ensure a successful academic future. Helping them navigate through schoolwork at every level, from elementary grades to college prep testing, Ben says, “Seeing students gain confidence in themselves and reach new heights they never thought possible, are what I enjoy most about my job.”

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Michael Chad, CPA
Board Member

Michael Chad is an accountant in private practice since 1988. His services include coop and condominium financial statement preparation, general accounting for businesses and preparation of personal income taxes. His office recently moved to Crossways Park in Woodbury.

Lindsay Covello headshotLindsay Covello
Board Member
L & M Party Productions 

Lindsay Covello joined the Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce in early 2017 and immediately became active, volunteering for various committees including the membership, networking and charity committees. The Plainview native also contributed to the chamber’s Fall Festival and holiday party committees. She was elected to the POB Chamber board of directors in May 2018.

Cheryl Dender headshot 2018Cheryl Dender
Board Member
InterviewSource Consulting

A high profile community leader, Cheryl Dender now brings her decades of experience to the POB Chamber of Commerce. Cheryl joined the chamber in 2016 and has shared her expertise on several committees. She was elected to the chamber board in 2018.

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Sherri Gillespie,

Board Member

MRG Marketing Corp.

Since 1998, Sherri Gillespie has taken the reins of MRG Marketing Corp., expanding the business that her mother founded in 1991. Currently, MRG’s primary focus is on the sale of promotional products and gift baskets, but the company also provides printing and direct mailing services.

An avid networker, Sherri joined the Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce in 2016, encouraged by a fellow chamber member.

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Alan Goldberg

Board Member

CWA Merchant Services

& Wellsys NY


Alan Goldberg became a board member of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce in May 2017. Active since joining the chamber in 2015, he currently chairs the organization’s networking committee and co-chairs its membership committee.



Ned headshot updated 2019Ned M. Marzigliano

Board Member
State Farm – Marzigliano Insurance Agency, Inc.


Ned Marzigliano is a local owner of a successful State Farm Insurance agency, located in Plainview’s busy Manetto Hill Shopping Center. Since November 2015 Ned and his staff have been serving the community’s insurance needs, providing auto, classic cars, home, life, supplemental medical, and small business insurance. In addition, Ned’s agency can help clients refinance car loans. Ned’s been in the insurance industry since 2008 and has held multiple positions with State Farm before ultimately opening the doors to his local office.

Larry Weiss headshotLarry Weiss
Board Member

The broad field of mass communications is obviously important to him, but interpersonal relationships are paramount to Chamber Board member Larry Weiss of ACG Telecom who encourages people to get to know the guy behind the voice.

ELAN WURTZEL-smallest--on line - CopyElan Wurtzel, Esq.
Immediate Past President and Board Member
Law Offices of ELAN WURTZEL, P.C.

Elan Wurtzel is a respected and successful attorney with over 30 years experience protecting the rights of clients throughout New York State, including Long Island and New York City. Elan’s offices are located in Plainview; his practice includes Negligence & Personal Injury Law, Family Law, Estate Planning, Real Estate and General Litigation.

AMW 5712-Edit Barbara Mar smallBarbara Mars
Chamber Administrator

A freelance writer and editor for the past decade, and a manager of corporate communications and magazine editor prior to that, Plainview resident Barbara Mars had the skills set and the community presence that the Plainview-Old Bethpage Chamber of Commerce was seeking when the board agreed to hire its first employee in 2014.

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