Three Installed to Chamber of Commerce Board

Hospital administrator, bank vice president and printer sworn in at dinner.

Three new board members were sworn in Thursday evening at the Glen Cove Chamber of Commerce's annual installation dinner at Page One Restaurant.

Judge Richard McCord performed the ceremony - "one of my more pleasurable duties," he remarked as he arrived.

The new members of the board were Joshua Strugatz of Glen Cove Hospital, Janet Knipfing of American Community Bank and Kevin Lahrius of The Glen Cove Printery.

Lahrius, who had a three-year stint on the board ten years ago, said he was asked back by the chamber's executive director, Phyllis Goram.

"I have some ideas for fundraising for them," he said of what he'll bring to the chamber, adding that he is interested in generating more helpful ideas for individual businesses.

Strugatz is associate executive director of administration at Glen Cove Hospital. He stressed the importance of the hospital's ties to the community as the city's largest employer, and said that supporting local business is in line with its overall mission of serving the community.

"We may have grown, but we're still a local entity and we still have that family atmosphere," said Strugatz.

Knipfing is vice president of American Community Bank. She has lived in Glen Cove for a quarter-century and said she is active in her church, St. Paul's Episcopal.

She said she brings her organizational skills and an ability to provide structure to her new position on the board. 

"I have a feel for the dynamic in the business community here," she said.


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