BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OFFICERS
PRESIDENT – Jim McGuire
1st VICE-PRESIDENT – Joseph Graziano
2nd VICE-PRESIDENT – Kevin Knight
TREASURER – Helen Carroll
GENERAL COUNSEL – Frank Costenbader
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT – Andy Garruto

Members of the Executive Board serve a two-year term.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS
Executive Board Meeting are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 8:00 am at the Chamber office. For a complete list of dates, go to the Calendar of Events. All Executive Board meetings and General Membership Luncheons are subject to change, call the office for confirmation.

MEMBERS-AT-LARGE
HEALTH PROFESSIONALS – Nick Licameli
FINANCIAL – Joseph Graziano
EATERIES/SERVICES – TBA
MEMBERSHIP – Joyce Frazza & Jason Vanblarcom
5K – Mike Zippo
WEBSITE & EMAIL MARKETING – Eric Francais
GATEWAY TO ON3 PROJECT – Eric Francais
SOCIAL MEDIA – Kevin Knight
RIBBON CUTTING – Pasquale Pisani
SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY – Robert Noone & Joyce Lin
PAST PRESIDENT – Luther Engler
MEMBER-AT-LARGE – Barbara Chiarieri
MEMBER-AT-LARGE – Nella Ciccino

Jim McGuireJIM McGUIRE, PRESIDENT
Jim McGuire is the President of the Nutley Chamber of Commerce. He is a lifelong resident of Nutley and a Graduate of Nutley High School. Jim owns Essex Cigar in Belleville, NJ, is a realtor with Coldwell Banker Franklin Realty of Nutley and is a sales associate with Merchant Management of Nutley.

Helen CarrollHELEN CARROLL, TREASURER
A resident of Nutley since 2000, Helen moved to Nutley for its close proximity to her job at a global financial services firm, where she was the Client Reporting manager, responsible for 3.5 million monthly client statements, average of 1.5 million monthly trade confirmations, compliance monitoring data feed and document archive.

After 24 years with the same firm, Helen decided it was time for a change and left the corporate world to start her own business, Carroll & Associates, providing bookkeeping services to small and medium size business. She also provides setup, implementation and training in QuickBooks. Helen is the current President of the Friends of the Nutley Public Library.

Andy GarrutoANDREW GARRUTO, IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Andrew Garruto is a lifelong Nutley resident. He graduated Nutley High School in 1982, opened his law practice here in 1997, and renovated his office in 2007 where he maintains his practice with partner Joseph Calabria. Andy is an active member and officer of the Nutley Chamber, which he believes is one of the many strengths in the Nutley community.

Nicolas LicamelliNICHOLAS M. LICAMELI, MEMBER-AT-ARGE
Dr. Licameli believes in improving quality of life and inspiring healthy living by helping patients, athletes, and clinicians rise above health misinformation. He was born and raised in Nutley and graduated from Nutley High School in 2008. Dr. Licameli graduated summa cum laude from Ramapo College of New Jersey with his bachelor’s degree in biology.

He then furthered his education by completing his doctoral degree in physical therapy from Rutgers School of Biomedical and Health Sciences (previously the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey) at the age of 24. Nick is a doctor of physical therapy, professional natural bodybuilder, international speaker, the Injury Reduction and Management Specialist for 3D Muscle Journey, the director of an outpatient physical and occupational therapy clinic, the CEO of Strength Together Inc. (online physical therapy and wellness), a writer, published author, and lead content producer and course instructor for the BFR Pros.

Joe GrazianoJOE GRAZIANO, MEMBER-AT-LARGE
Joe work at Proponent Federal Credit Union as Vice President, Continuous Improvement. Prior to coming to Proponent, Joe was President of Professional Development, Inc., a Management Consulting and Training firm. He was also a Dale Carnegie Course Instructor. His volunteer activities include the Wayne Rotary Club, President of Wayne Township’s Wayne Day Festival.

He also sits on the Advisory Board for Eastwick College. In his spare time, Joe plays the guitar in the classic rock Band Till We Can't. He and his daughter have a podcast called Morning Coffee and Mimosas about business and life.

JASON VANBLARCOM, MEMBER-AT-LARGE
A member of Nutley’s amazing community since 2015, Jason and his family immediately fell in love with the town, its sense of community, and all that the great businesses and shops have to offer. As an Aflac Insurance representative, Jason helps ensure people are safeguarded from unexpected injury, cancer, and other medical expenses.

Joyce FrazzaJOYCE FRAZZA, MEMBER-AT-LARGE
Joyce Frazza came to Nutley in 1979. She graduated from Nutley High School in 1981 and raised her 2 daughters here in town. Joyce joined the Nutley Chamber of Commerce in 2010 and in 2013 joined the Board of Directors as co-chairperson for memberships. She has been reaching out to new and old businesses and promotes the benefits of being a Nutley Chamber of Commerce member.

Joyce entered the Telecommunications industry in 1995 working for various Telecom carriers. In 2004 Joyce created her own Telecommunications Consulting firm, Voyce Enterprises, Inc. She provides the most cost effective, efficient solutions for businesses and assists them with all of their Telecommunications needs.

LUTHER ENGLER, MEMBER-AT-LARGE
Luther has been a resident of Nutley for over 45 years. He served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps during Viet Nam and retired from the Newark Police Department as Captain after 30 years on the job. While working for the Police Department, he attended evening classes at Rutgers University for 17 years, receiving 5 degrees including an MBA, and became a Certified Financial Planner.

He started working part time helping police officers with their retirement plans and founded what is now Engler Financial Services, 363 Centre St., almost 30 years ago. He is a member of Nutley Post #70 of the American Legion and is past president of the Nutley Lions Club. He is also an active member and past president of the Nutley Chamber of Commerce.

Pasquale PisaniPASQUALE PISANI, MEMBER-AT-LARGE
Pasquale Pisani joined the Nutley Chamber in 2010 and helped promote its membership to new and current members. In 2011, he joined the board and helped with ensuring Chamber members paying their dues in a timely manner. Since then, he joined the Ribbon Cutting committee to help promote new businesses in Nutley.

Pasquale still enjoys the Ribbon Cutting role today. Professionally, Pasquale is a financial advisor & fiduciary with Kingsview Asset Management. With more than 19 years of financial services experience, he offers full-service investments, annuities and life insurance. He has a genuine passion in helping people achieve their financial goals.

MIKE ZIPPO, MEMBER-AT-LARGE
Mike Zippo is Race Director of the Nutley Chanmber of Commerce 5K. He has been a member for 16 years. He is in business with his brother where they have three retail stores in Belleville, East Bruswick and North Plainfield. His first store opened in 1974. His goal for the race is to bring people in to our community, so they can see how wonderful a place Nutley is.

Nella CiccinoNELLA CICCINO, MEMBER-AT-LARGE
Nella Cicchino, owner of Mamma Vittoria Catering in Nutley, an event space/banquet facility offering on and off-site catering for social and corporate events. Nella has lived in Nutley since emigrating from Italy in 1971. A Nutley HS and Fairleigh Dickinson University graduate where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Administration and Management.

Prior to joining Mamma Vittoria, she was a partner at the former Landmark, a popular banquet facility in Bergen County. She feels fortunate to live and work in a beautiful town such as Nutley that has a strong sense of community for families and businesses.

ERIC FRANCAIS, MEMBER-AT-LARGE
Eric Y. Francais, founder and principal of e-outbox, LLC, is a graduate of Parsons School of Design in New York City. His career spans over 20+ years in the publishing, corporate ID and web design fields. After 10 years of creative direction, Eric took the Creative Director and Marketing Manager position in the email acquisition division of infoUSA for the following 5 years.

A 10-year resident of Nutley until June 2021, Eric founded e-outbox, LLC and provides web design and digital marketing to independent businesses and non-profit organizations.

DAN LEON, R.I.P. – October 13, 1967 – September 2, 2020
Daniel was born in Teaneck and has resided in Nutley for many years. He is a graduate of Jersey City State College (now New Jersey City University). He spent most of his years employed in the banking industry but found his true calling in working with students at Eastwick College, Nutley, as the Director of Career Services.

He saw promise in every student and was committed to helping them reach their full potential. Dan served as President of the Nutley Chamber of Commerce and was strongly committed to the small businesses in town. Dan also coached the Bogata Baseball Youth Organization, the Fairlawn Youth League, International Youth Leagues and he also coached baseball at Bogata High School.