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Schneps Media To Honor Healthcare Heroes at Virtual Gala

Join us — virtually — as we fete the 2020 Healthcare Heroes.
Schneps Media, in conjunction with amNewYork Metro and the Long Island Press, will be paying tribute to those front-line workers who give so much to keep us all healthy and safe. We will celebrate their strength and courage, and recognize their tireless efforts in saving lives, not just during the public health crisis, but every day.
The virtual gala will debut on Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.
If you know someone who is a “Healthcare Hero,” nominate him or her by emailing the name/company, phone number and email to events@schnepsmedia.com, or by calling 718-260-4581.

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Calling All Women Webinar: Hear From Women at Top of Their Game

Join Schneps Media and Ronald Fatoullah & Associates for the Calling All Women webinar, a discussion about being savvy, sensational, smashing and successful in work and life.

The webinar will be a dynamic, insightful, educational and spiritual program focused on the savvy women who can benefit from the advice of women at the top of their game.

Panelists include Victoria Schneps, founder, president and publisher of Schneps Media, the parent company of the Long Island PressKelly Mattone, a cosmetic physician at Aesthetic Medical Sudio, Debbie Rosenfield, a lawyer with Ronald Fatoullah & Associates, Monica Bennet, a naturopathic doctor and licensed life success consultant with Positive Mind and Patrice Da Costa Fernandez, an image and style expert with Stoosh Images.

The webinar will take place on Monday, Aug. 10, from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Register for the discussion here.

Contact jrothermel@fatoullahlaw.com with any questions.

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Long Island Press Seeking Digitally Savvy Sales Representatives

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Long Island Press and Schneps Media are hiring a full-time salesperson to sell across leading digital media outlets in New York City and Long Island.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about marketing and sales, super persistent, and have New York City real estate and home services industry experience and knowledge. Familiarity with Long Island is a plus.

Representative will work closely with businesses to help sell and create effective digital campaigns for the Press on and across Schneps Media channels such as Brownstoner, amNY, QNS.com and New York Family. Campaigns will include sponsored content, email marketing, online display advertising and social media promotion.

The Press is the region’s premier news and lifestyle publication covering Nassau and Suffolk counties. With a history dating back nearly two centuries, it has earned hundreds of honors from local, New York State, and national journalism organizations for its editorial excellence. 

The position will be based out of Schneps Media’s downtown Brooklyn headquarters with access to major transportation. Compensation will include salary plus commission, bonuses and benefits. 

To apply, email a resume to humanresources at schnepsmedia dot com.

The Press is owned by Schneps Media, which reaches more than 1 million readers per week across community newspapers, magazines, websites, email newsletters, social media channels, and events in New York City, Westchester, and Long Island.

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Dime Community Bank Names New President, Executive VP

L. to R.: Stuart H. Lubow and John Romano

Dime Community Bank announced the promotion of two executives last week.

Stuart H. Lubow, the former chief banking officer, has been promoted to president, and John Romano has been promoted to serve as Dime’s executive vice president and chief retail officer.

Lubow, who has been a banking executive for more than 40 years, joined Dime in 2017 as a senior executive vice president and head of Business Banking. In addition, he served as an executive with Community National Bank, Garden State Bank, Dollar Dry Dock Bank and People’s Bank.

Romano also joined Dime in 2017 and has also had a lengthy career in community banking. He’s worked as an executive at First Central Savings Bank, Amalgamated Bank, People’s United Bank, Bank of Smithtown and Astoria Federal Savings.

“In the past three years and under John’s direction, Business Banking has grown into a strong and critical part of the Bank,” Lubow said of Romano’s promotion. “With retail and business banking, along with operations, under the same leadership, I look forward to continued collaboration and growth in these areas in the future.”

“Stu’s promotion to president recognizes his outstanding leadership, customer-centric focus, enterprise-wide vision, and our Business Banking division’s strong performance to-date,” said Kenneth J. Mahon, the bank’s CEO. “In a short span of time, under Stu’s leadership, Dime has made significant strides to become a well-respected community commercial bank. The Business Banking division’s strong loan and deposit growth has enabled us to increase our core net interest margin for six consecutive quarters, diversify our balance sheet and grow sources of non-interest income.”

“Stu has contributed tremendously to our long-term goal of becoming the best business bank in New York. I very much look forward to working closely with Stu in the years ahead and creating value for our customers, employees and shareholders,” Mahon added.

Dime Community Bank was founded in 1864. With headquarters in Brooklyn, the bank has 28 branches throughout Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Long Island.

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Enjoy Hours of Great, Challenging, And Free Games at Metro.us

Want something new and fun to do while in quarantine? Find hundreds of great online games to play for free at games.metro.us.

Visit the site anytime and anywhere to experience all kinds of exciting games to play, including the daily commuter crossword and sudoku published every day in amNewYork Metro.

On games.metro.us, you’ll find additional crossword and sudoku puzzles of various levels of difficulty, as well as word searches, word scrambles and other word games to challenge your vocabulary and skill.

In the mood for a great card game? The site has you covered with various versions of solitaire, blackjack and more. 

Digital versions of board games are also available for your pleasure including mahjong, backgammon, chess and 5 dice roll. 

You can also try out the newest game on the site, Pool Ball, which offers all of the excitement of billiards at your fingertips.

Visit games.metro.us now to play!

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In Memoriam: Bob Brennan, 68, COO of Schneps Media

Schneps Media Chief Operating Officer Bob Brennan

The Schneps Media family mourns the loss of our chief operating officer, Bob Brennan, who died on March 31 at the age of 68.

Bob passed away peacefully at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip. He resided in Babylon for 20 years with his loving companion, Cathy.

Bob was the fourth oldest in a closely knit family of 10 children, born to the late Margaret and the late William Brennan of Little Neck: Mary, Bill (deceased), Tom, Sue, Terrie, Grace, Joe, Dick and Dan. Bob was a cherished brother-in-law to Roger, Rita, Glenn, John, Karsten, Mary, Marie and Jeanne. He was a dear uncle to over 20 nieces and nephews.

Beginning as a paperboy, Bob spent his entire career in the newspaper industry. As a young entrepreneur, he owned and operated newspaper franchises throughout Queens and Nassau before becoming a newspaper senior circulation executive.

For the past 15+ years, he was the chief operating officer of Schneps Media, the parent company of the Long Island Press, where he was the publishers’ cherished advisor on every aspect of the business — especially while leading their huge expansion initiatives throughout the boroughs of New York City and into Long Island, Westchester County, and Philadelphia.

Bob’s passions were running, skiing, and playing tennis, all of which he excelled at. His outgoing personality, good humor, inspirational leadership and business acumen endeared him to everyone who knew him.

The value Bob placed on the importance of family and the example he set will never be forgotten. His untimely loss is also deeply felt by many work colleagues and friends.

In 1975, he married his long-time high school girlfriend, Nancy (ex-wife), remaining her forever dear friend. During their long marriage, they resided in Manhasset, raising two cherished sons who survive him: Mike, husband of Cara, and Matt, husband of Katie. Bob also leaves behind Cathy, his loving companion, and her son Jason, husband of Molly.

A proud grandpa, he is also survived by his precious first granddaughter, Chloe, born March 12 to Mike and Cara.

Bob will be interred in Nassau Knolls Cemetery in Port Washington. In light of the current situation, there will not be a wake or burial services. Instead, a memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

To Chloe from Grandpa
I never got to kiss your face,
Or bounce you on my knee,
Or take you on the bunny slope
and teach you how to ski.
I never got to read to you,
Or play your favorite game.
I wish that Grandpa could have been
Much more than just a name.
What happened was God needed me,
I quickly had to go.
But Chloe, though I’m far away,
I’ll always love you so.

Are You A Medic on Long Island? Tell Us Your Coronavirus Story


As the coronavirus pandemic rages on across Long Island, we want to hear from the health care workers on the front lives battling to save lives.

Our reporters want to hear about what local medical professionals have witnessed in emergency rooms, medical centers, nursing homes, and other facilities where lives hang in the balance every day. We want to tell their stories to show Long Island their courage but also the severity of the conditions they work in — and the situation they face.

We welcome submissions at any time from active Long Island physicians, nurses, lab technicians, and other health care workers who are helping to treat patients.

Click here to submit your information to us, and a reporter may contact you soon. Your information will be held confidentially; your name will be used only with your express permission, or withheld upon request.

By submitting, you understand that the content must not be false, defamatory, misleading or hateful, or infringe any copyright or any other third party rights or otherwise be unlawful.

We will use the contact details that you provide to verify your identity and answers to the questionnaire, as well as to contact you for further information on this story. If we publish your content, we may include your name and location.

Queens Courier: The No. 1 Source of Local News in The World’s Borough

The Unisphere at Flushing Meadows - Corona Park, in Queens. (Photo by Carine06)

The Long Island Press’ sister publication the Queens Courier and its online home QNS.com is a go-to destination for the top local news coverage in Queens.

The borough’s premier weekly news and lifestyle publication was founded in 1985, when it published its first edition of the Queens Courier. In 2015, the Courier launched QNS.com, the premiere news website of the borough powered by the journalists at the award-winning Courier, TimesLedger, Ridgewood Times newspapers, as well as BORO and LIC Magazines.

Recent examples of its award-winning news, business, health, and entertainment coverage includes stories about the upcoming special election for Queens Borough President, feature stories of acts of kindness from throughout the borough, and a series of stories on the proposed Queens bus redesign

The Courier is owned by Bayside-based Schneps Media, one of the largest local news chains in New York State with more than 70 newspapers and websites across Long Island, New York City, and Westchester. Besides the Long Island Press, sister publications include amNew York Metro, The Brooklyn Paper, The Bronx Times, and many more.

While the Courier’s print edition is weekly, its website, QNS.com has daily updates on the borough’s biggest news and entertainment happenings. Among its many offerings are regular roundups of upcoming local events, new restaurant openings, breaking news and crime stories, as well as human interest and business features. 

It also regularly hosts events such as its annual Power Women event in April, which celebrates the borough’s women who lead by example in their chosen fields and communities.

The Presswill be publishing a Courier story each day this week. We invite our readers to check out the Courier, like it on Facebook, follow it on Twitter and Instagram, and subscribe to its daily email newsletters.

Power Women Podcast: The Importance Of Being Authentic, According to Ann Conroy, President of the Long Island Division of Douglas Elliman Real Estate

In the latest episode of Schneps Broadcasting’s Power Women podcast, Schneps Media Publisher and President Vicki Schneps is joined by power woman Ann Conroy, the President of the Long Island Division of Douglas Elliman Real Estate. Conroy talks about her family, growing up in Brooklyn, what brought her to real estate, and gives her advice to our listeners on the importance on being authentic. To listen to the full show, visit podcasts.schnepsmedia.coms Power Women can also be heard on iTunes or Spotify, or wherever podcasts are found. 

Art of Thriving Not-for-Profit Conference To Teach Tools For Success

Portrait of Eric Gertler, co-Chairman & co-Publisher of the New York Daily News on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 in Manhattan, N.Y. (James Keivom/New York Daily News)

Investors Bank, in assistance with the Long Island Press and Schneps Media, will present their annual Art of Thriving Not-for-Profit Conference for nonprofit organizations in Queens and on Long Island next month.

Attendees will have the opportunity to network with colleagues who represent a broad mix of nonprofit organizations that serve on the local, regional and national levels. Leaders, professional staff, and volunteers from the nonprofit community in New York City as well as Nassau and Suffolk counties are invited to attend the conference.


The conference will be on Tuesday, Sept. 10, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Inn at New Hyde Park, located at 214 Jericho Tpke. in New Hyde Park.

The event will begin with a catered breakfast and networking, followed by opening remarks from Investors Bank Chairman and CEO Kevin Cummings. The keynote address is scheduled for 10 a.m., with Executive Chairman Eric J. Gertler of U.S. News & World Report, as the conference’s featured speaker. Gertler serves as a trustee of both the Zuckerman Family Foundation and the Zuckerman Mind Brain and Behavior Institute at Columbia University.

Gertler’s theme will focus on the value that not-for-profits may derive by building stronger relationships with the traditional, digital and social media platforms. Ultimately, these relationships can create greater awareness of an organization’s mission and its achievements and foster a wide range of new connections and alliances.

A panel discussion will follow the keynote address, led by Investors Bank Vice President Gilbert Ricotta, an expert at helping not-for-profits secure financing for their operations, as the moderator.

A team from the Investors Foundation is also participating in the conference. The foundation is marking its 15th anniversary in 2019, and the organization has provided over $30 million in grants to nonprofits since its founding.

Admission is free, however pre-registration is required as seating is limited. To register online, visit the Art of Thriving Conference web page at www.myinvestorsbank.com/nynfp. For more details about the conference, contact Assistant Vice President and Community Development Officer Jennifer Smith at 718-330-3830 or by email at JLSmith@investorsbank.com.