Photo Courtesy of Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato’s Office
The assemblywoman (second from l.) and honorees at Key Food.
By Forum Staff
Five area small businesses were recently honored as “Small Business of the Month” by Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato (D-Howard Beach) for their efforts in contributing to American Softball League Organization.
Almonte’s Key Food Supermarket (Howard Beach), Romanelli-Stephen Funeral Home (Ozone Park), Matteo’s (Howard Beach), Cross Bay Diner (Howard Beach), and Wines & Spirits of Howard Beach were each presented with an Assembly Citation.
“The businesses I selected as September ‘Small Business of the Month’ went above and beyond not only in the quality of service they provide for our communities but in donating to the folks that need it most,” Pheffer Amato said. “All of these businesses demonstrate how small businesses help to improve communities. Small businesses are the backbone of our community and deserve all the support we can provide. Thanks for all you do!”
The American Softball League is an organization dedicated to assisting developmentally challenged and handicapped adults through softball. The league meets weekly over the summer. All five small businesses honored by Pheffer Amato provided—free of charge—water, food, and other equipment to the league.
“Randy and Tina [Novick, founders of the ASL] have done a wonderful job providing an outlet for an underserved population through the American Softball League, and we are proud to continue to be their sponsor. Thank you, Assemblywoman Pheffer Amato, for your support of small businesses!” said Frank Almonte, owner of Almonte’s Key Food Supermarket of Howard Beach.