The Melville Chamber of Commerce named Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci its Business Advocate of the Year for 2015 during an annual dinner held at the Colonial Springs Golf Club in Farmingdale on January 28th.

The Assemblyman thanked Melville Chamber President David Gustin, Executive Director Ted Macaluso and all of the members of the Chamber’s board for their efforts to foster a collaborative environment in which businesses, ranging in size from a neighborhood bagel shop to an international player like Leviton, can prosper.
“Each of you here is an asset to the State of New York and Long Island – not to mention, each of you in your own way make the 10th Assembly District an economic epicenter,” he said.
In his keynote address, the Assemblyman pledged he would continue to keep a sharp eye on advancing issues and causes critical to stimulating Long Island’s economy and making New York a more attractive place to do business.
“I will continue to remain steadfast on bringing real tax relief, cutting red tape, removing regulation and doing my best to foster a more-friendly business climate on Long Island and across New York State,” he said.
Lupinacci, who is the Ranking Minority Member on the Higher Education Committee, also touted his higher-education legislative package, which includes: a student loan payment tax deduction; generous scholarships for community college students and a “Learn for Work” program designed to accelerate career readiness.