The Long Beach Chamber of Commerce has added three new members to its board at its meeting at the Allegria Hotel Monday night.
The new board members, John Boland, Benjamin Metzger and Mike Ruvolo, were all already chamber members. Boland is a home mortgage consultant for Wells Fargo, Metzger is a music teacher at his studio, “Studio Noir,” and Ruvolo works for the Hicksville Minuteman Press. There are now a total of 18 board members in the Long Beach chamber.
The Chamber has never had so many members. But newly appointed Co-Chairwoman Leah Rosensweig-Tozer, who was appointed alongside fellow co-chair James Lynch, has no fear that the number is too large, saying everyone has been able to work together.
“I think we have been able to cultivate all board members where, now, they are doing something,” said Tozer. “To me, it’s not about the amount of members, it’s the quality of all their work for the businesses.”
Along with the additions to the board, 12 chamber members joined by the end of the meeting. Tozer hopes all the new additions can help continue the trajectory that the chamber is headed towards.
“I think we were lacking a massage about what we were doing,” Tozer said. “Now, we are clearer about what we do and what we want to do and will be doing in the future.”