According to Stefanie DeMario, an associate at Angiuli & Gentile, LLP and co-chair of the Young Professionals Group (YPG), the main focus of the group is “to get newer and upcoming businesses to be the faces people think of when they need something done.” A networking organization consisting of professionals from a mix of industries across Staten Island, the YPG strives to help local businesses by referring its trusted members while giving back to the community.

Although Hurricane Sandy has come and gone, it has left a lasting impact on businesses across Staten Island. During their monthly mixers, the Young Professionals Group focuses on gathering customers for businesses affected by the storm. By doing so, they have been able to help 10 local businesses raise their revenue.

Read more about the event and the YPG here.