Member Spotlight


Select Safety Sales LLC.jpgSelect Safety Sales, LLC


Select Safety Sales, LLC

1145 Maurice Avenue

Clark, NJ 07066


Select Safety Sales, LLC is a small woman owned business that distributes safety equipment and supplies.  Our business was established in July 2005 and has steadily been expanding into different markets since its inception.  The internet has given us the opportunity to sell our safety products in a global marketplace to a versatile customer base. In July 2009 Select Safety Sales was awarded a GSA contract with the Federal Government for its product lines of Eyewash Stations, Portable Hand-Wash Stations and Cyalume Light Sticks.


We have recently become members of the Gateway Chamber of Commerce and are delighted to become part of the community.  For additional information about our business and the safety products that we offer please visit our website at





Fitzgerald Arch Studio.jpgFitzgerald Architecture Studio


67 Main Street

High Bridge, NJ 08826


Fitzgerald Architecture Studio (FAS) was established in 2001 as a boutique firm in response to client requests for a service-oriented approach to architectural services, particularly in the areas of residential and commercial rehabilitations. Our range of services address precise solutions to our clients design challenges utilizing specialized staff who demonstrate their expertise whether building your home from scratch or renovating your office suite.  Critical to the success of every project is a clear vision of the concepts about to be developed.


How does one translate vision into reality? At FAS, success is achieved through comprehensive information gathering and analyses. We assess client needs, investigate systems and economic resources, and evaluate precedents.  Once complete, the stage is set for the development of a detailed set of documents, thus eliminating the need for reassessment during construction.  We invite you to call us, or visit our website, to discuss how FAS might help you with your next project.




Columbia Bank 

You can “count on” Columbia’s team of experienced lenders and banking professionals to satisfy even your most challenging business and personal banking needs!


Through their statewide network of 44 full-service branches and three regional lending offices, the bank services a diverse client base that includes business owners, corporations, professionals, developers, entrepreneurs, municipal government entities and over 100,000 consumers.


Since 1927, Columbia has operated as an independent, community bank without stockholders.  From a customer’s perspective, banking with a “mutual” financial institution, like Columbia Bank, means that a hostile takeover, by merger or acquisition, is not possible.  Today, with over $4.5 billion in assets, Columbia is the largest mutual bank domiciled in New Jersey.


Columbia is also a designated “Preferred” and “Express” Small Business Administration (SBA) lender and a New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) “Preferred” lender, with the ability to grant loans and lines of credit to qualified small businesses.   


For more information please visit

Count on Columbia!




Monarch Plumbing and Heating Company
701 North Stiles Street
PO Box 370
Linden, NJ 07036


Since 1956, Monarch Plumbing offers complete plumbing and piping installations, maintenance and repair, as well as sewer and drain cleaning services, 24/7, to our commercial, industrial, residential and institutional clients. A live person will always answer your call.

Monarch Plumbing can handle your needs, be it a one-hour service call or a year long undertaking. Your project is critical to you… and to us. We also provide, video sewer inspection and location, backflow certification and repair, hydronic heating systems, installation of new “green plumbing” items such as, new energy efficient water heaters and water conserving fixtures and many more services.




Arc of Union County.jpgThe Arc of Union County – Contract Services
Linda DiMarco, Business Solutions
52 Fadem Road, Springfield
Phone: 973-315-0079
Cell: 908-405-1576


Arc Vocational Services has been providing quality services to local businesses since 1977. Contract sales representative Linda DiMarco has 30 years of sales experience calling on all types of businesses that make up our local communities. For the adults with developmental disabilities served by The Arc, the piece work that has been brought into each of the work centers has translated into a steady, and interesting and diverse flow of work. Services include:

Hand Assembly Heat Sealing Collating
Labeling Folding Shrink Wrapping
Repackaging Packaging Mailing
Rework Pick-N-Pack Promotions
Cleaning Wrapping And much, much more…






Fazio - 080 copy.jpgFazio, Mannuzza, Roche, Tankel, LaPilusa, LLC
Mary Parente, CPA, Principal • 908-272-6200
20 Commerce Drive, Suite 301
Cranford, NJ 07016


FMRTL has been providing accounting, tax and consulting services to individuals and privately-held, family-owned businesses for 40 years. Mary heads up the firm’s Trust and Estate department, providing estate planning, tax preparation services and administration of trusts and estates.


Developing an estate plan or trust is an essential piece that assures your family or loved ones will be provided for and secure both now and in the future. Estates are composed of assets, but an estate plan incorporates many other aspects of life. Mary and her team can advise you every step of the way and assure you that you have the right plan, providing you piece of mind.




Lynne Crystal.jpgLynne Crystal Company
Management Development Consultants
Phone: 732-936-0808


Welcome back! Happy Labor Day! We help one another at Gateway. My clients are all management levels from large corporations worldwide. Some private and group courses/coaching are:


• Advanced Presentation Techniques – For highest degree of confidence/clarity/ polish/any audience/any medium/anywhere on the planet.


• Mastering Consulting Skills – Mindset to control your position/career/lead/ influence/sell ideas/create solutions/ move up.


• The Phonetics Session – Professional Voice, Diction and Corporate Language. Perfect any language.


• Great Meeting Leadership & Participation – Lead/motivate superior meetings/ domestically/ globally. Be a strong, influential participant.


• Find and Interview for Ideal Jobs – For Graduates/ In-Transition /Promotion Seekers.


My wonderful clients get unlimited phone/electronic practice free. There’s more…I chair the Gateway Workforce/Education Committee bringing Businesses/Educators/Students together. Join us!


My Best to You, Lynne




Costco.JPGCostco Wholesale
Jim Sinegal, President & CEO


We’re happy to introduce you to Costco, and are confident that you will be pleased with your Costco membership.


Our warehouses, and our Web site,, offer an array of the highest-quality products available from around the world. We are confident in the quality and value of our products, and we stand behind them with our guarantee of satisfaction.


We’re proud of the savings and benefits we offer our members and are constantly looking for ways to help you make the most of your membership.


That’s why we also offer substantial savings on services that you use every day in your business and personal life. We invite you to check out these services so you can take advantage of all of the savings from your Costco membership.


Don’t hesitate to let us know how we can make your shopping experience the best it can be.




Angie Tsirkas Northfield Bank.JPGNorthfield Bank
Angie Tsirkas, Vice President and Branch Manager
908-925-3755 or visit


Northfield Bank was established in 1887 in Staten Island, NY, and entered the New Jersey marketplace in 2002 through a merger with Liberty Bank.


The bank operates six New Jersey offices in Avenel, East Brunswick, Linden, Milltown, Monroe and Rahway. In New York, Northfield operates 11 locations in Staten Island and one location in Brooklyn.


The mission of Northfield goes beyond banking products and services. Northfield prides itself on supporting local organizations such as the Rahway Hospital Foundation, the Union County Arts Center and the Arts Guild of Rahway.


Northfield Bank specializes in providing better business banking solutions to help the local small business owner manage its deposits and commercial lending needs. To learn more, contact Angie Tsirkas, Vice President and Branch Manager of the Linden Office, at (908) 925-3755 or visit





Dee Villani Bus.JPGVillani Bus Company
Dee Villani


Villani Bus Company began operations in 1920. The business was started by Frank Villani. His son, Diodato, has been President since 1950.


The first Villani bus was a converted truck providing a ‘Jitney Service,’ for a nickel workers had a ride to work instead of walking. As the word of mouth spread about the service and family atmosphere, demand for the service grew and so did Villani Bus Company.


VBC is respected for safe and reliable transportation and operates at a high standard that thrives to be ethical, friendly and hardworking. The Villani family is humble and feels fortunate to provide great service to the community. Most important, they are proud of how they treat their employees, clients and the general public. Remember – if you need a bus, call us!



Aaron Levitt APL Consulting.JPGAaron Levitt Consulting 
Aaron Levitt
908-233-3671 •


50 years experience in management, pharmaceuticals marketing and credit management, most recently as president and a member of the board of directors of Taro Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.


In this capacity I managed the Israeli company, acquired the Canadian company and grew the US marketing company from $0-250,000,000, recruited staff, motivated them, built the company’s image to one of the major generic pharmaceutical companies in the US. Also, worked with the Canadians, and then bought a company in the US and then in Ireland.


I was also in charge of growing the international division in the UK and South America and Asia and in the US made a close link with the NACDS and established a scholarship for pharmacy students.



Captain Sebastian Leonardi The SalvationArmy.JPGThe Salvation Army
Captain Sebastian Leonardi
1005 E. Jersey Street

Elizabeth, NJ 07201

Ph: 908-352-7057


I was born in Rosario, Argentina, in 1971 where I first met the “Army” through my parents.


Today, I am pastor or a “Captain” at The Salvation Army in Elizabeth along with my wife, Hollie. We have been serving at this location since 2006 and we have been “Officers” for 10 years.


“The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church.


“Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.”


The Salvation Army is an institution that people have trusted and can still trust, when it comes to lending a helping hand to the less fortunate.



Jim Estabrook Lindabury McCormick Estabrook.JPGLindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper
James K. Estabrook, Shareholder
53 Cardinal Drive, Westfield, NJ 07091
908-233-6800 •


Lindabury, McCormick, Estabrook & Cooper, P.C. has been providing legal services to the Gateway community for more than 50 years. With more than 60 attorneys, and offices in Westfield, Summit, Rumson, New York and Philadelphia, we now routinely represent clients throughout New Jersey and in the surrounding region. Over the years, we have built relationships with clients with diverse legal needs. We have represented individuals and their families in issues involving estates and trusts, divorce and family, and real estate and business transactions. We have also represented a wide variety of public entities and privately-held businesses in commercial litigation and business disputes; business formation and transactions; and taxes and regulatory compliance. With all our clients we provide quality legal services at a reasonable cost and with a focus on personalized service.



Devvie D. Howell - Woodlands Center.JPGWoodlands Center
Devvie D. Howell
Phone: 908-753-1113 ext. 4115
Fax: 908-222-0446


Hello fellow and future Chamber members. My name is Devvie Howell and I have been the Customer Relations Manager for Admissions and Marketing at The Woodlands Center Genesis Health Care for the past 8 years. The Woodlands Center offers 120 beds of Short Stay Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Care as well as 20 beds of Independent Living. We Provide 24 hour nursing care, physical, occupational, and speech therapy for short stay customer’s following a qualifying hospitalization. Our well trained staff works in collaboration with personal physicians to provide a seamless continuum of care that supports a speedy recovery. We offer access to clinical specialists and a number of specialty services designed to bring a team approach to our customers care. Please feel free to visit us at 1400 Woodland Avenue Plainfield NJ to learn more about our community.