Rick has proudly served as President of the Holbrook Chamber since March of 2000. During his administration, he has successfully guided the chamber into one of the leading local business community organizations on Long Island. In only his second year as President, the chamber grew form 47 members to over 120. Today the chamber recognizes close to 200 members and growing. He has played a large role within the chamber in developing many of the ideas to improve and revitalize the “downtown” business district. Currently, he is still involved along with his multi-talented and hardworking Board of Directors in securing government funds and coordinating numerous infrastructure repairs throughout the town.
During his term of office, several of the chamber cultural events such as the Annual Fair, which has grown into one of the most anticipated and successful fundraisers within the Holbrook area every summer. His love and passion for the community he grew up in is what inspires him most. Born in Mineola, N.Y., Rick moved to Holbrook in 1975 with his parents Nick & Diane along with his younger sister Jen. He attended Merrimac, Seneca (last ninth grade class to graduate Seneca, & played on their undefeated football team) and Sachem High School. Rick also attended Suffolk Community College from 1983-1985. Professionally, he has only worked in two places his whole life both right here in Holbrook. He was an Assistant Manager of Suburban Sports (1981-1986) formerly in the Sun-Vet Mall and now in his current business Friendly Drugs on Main Street for over 21 years. Rick now lives in Port Jefferson Station with his wife, the former Louann Alese of Farmingville. As the longest serving President in the 50 year plus history of the chamber, Rick looks forward to continuing to work with the chamber in developing Holbrook into truly one of the finest places to live, work and shop.
You can also reach Rick at Friendly Drugs, 1036 Main Street, Holbrook, 631-585-8585