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Bossy, Cairns, Nystrom, Westfall, ESPN's Neil Everett join LI business leaders at event in the Marriott ballroom

ESPN’s Neil Everett with Chris Dey and Garth Snow
Attendees of the first Islanders Business Club event on October 6 were still talking about the star power and connections they made when Wednesday's function began prior to the Rangers game.

Just when members of the IBC thought that Monday's tent gathering outside of the Coliseum couldn't be matched, they were treated with an equally classy gathering across the street, inside the Marriott. The guests were eager to pick up where they left off from the last event that was deemed a huge success by everyone involved.

"All of us here have the same goal – trying to make our businesses and organizations better," said Craig Katinas, Director of Development at the American Red Cross. "It's wonderful that the Islanders have created a networking opportunity to do that for all the businesses here. Joining the Business Club is about seeing what sort of partners the Islanders have, since we're part of that."

Eric Bencivenga and Dave Mirabelli from Thousand Island Equities with Mike Bossy
Decorated with Islanders posters and memorabilia, the Islanders Business Club's second event featured even more Islanders greats, including Ed Westfall and Bobby Nystrom, who on Wednesday celebrated his birthday.

Mike Bossy served as Master Of Ceremonies for this lavish event that also included the likes of ESPN SportsCenter anchor Neil Everett, who traveled from Connecticut and defied the odds – and traffic – to reach the event to meet the honored guests.

There were some interesting stories that evolved between the first and second event, including one from Dr. Allan Mohr, who saw what he missed at the first IBC event and knew he had to become a member.

Bobby Nystrom with Dr. Allan Mohr
"One of the greatest things about the Islanders is they try to gear things towards kids and the family, and not just the single sports fan," said Dr. Mohr. "I just signed up for a partial plan and the Business Club to have a little camaraderie before the game. It's a great way to kick off an evening before going to a packed house at the Coliseum for an Islanders-Rangers game."

For more information about the Islanders Business Club, please contact Catie Bennett at or call (516) 501-6703 to speak to a representative.

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