Daniel Mambrino

Daniel Mambrino Real Estate Advisory Services has joined forces with Coldwell Banker Commercial-Scalzo Group. The partnership will allow the firm to expand its operations into the New York commercial real estate market and will operate under the name Coldwell Banker Commercial Scalzo/Mambrino Group.

Daniel A. Mambrino, president of the new venture, will spearhead the organization’s strategic plans to grow and expand its presence in New York’s Westchester area with a strong emphasis on servicing its New York and Fairfield County client base.

“Daniel has close ties to the Westchester community and his integrity, professionalism and in-depth knowledge of the area’s commercial and industrial real estate markets will bring tremendous value to our company,” said Paul Scalzo, president of Scalzo Group Real Estate Services. “We are very excited to have him onboard and are looking forward to a successful partnership with him.”

Mambrino brings more than 25 years of commercial real estate experience to his new role and specializes in office leasing, build-to-suit transactions and regional and national account representation. He has negotiated domestic and international office and industrial leases in excess of $800 million aggregate. A graduate of New York University, Mambrino has held senior management positions with CB Richard Ellis and Cushman & Wakefield and also has served as a national real estate manager for PepsiCo.

“The quality of the Coldwell Banker Commercial brand and the integrity of the Scalzo organization made this a natural partnership for my organization,” Mambrino said. “It will enable us to deliver an even greater level of service to our local, regional and national clients.”

Chamber Seeks Members

The Waterbury Regional Chamber of Commerce recently launched its annual membership drive to recruit new member businesses in the Waterbury region. This year’s effort is being chaired by Carmen Anthony Vacalebre of Carmen Anthony Restaurant Group.

Eighty-five member-volunteers who have committed to the chamber’s cause will call approximately 7,000 prospects from a command center established in the chamber’s office building for the drive’s duration. In preparation, volunteers will be familiarized with the benefits of chamber membership as they pertain to the industry with which the prospect is affiliated. Benefit statements for the health care, retail/hospitality, small business/professional services and manufacturing industries that were developed by the chamber’s Communications Committee, led by Tom Peterson of the Worx Group, will serve as a reference tool for volunteers. Among the benefits of joining the chamber for all industries are networking, exposure, training, public policy, insurance and services.

The chamber is offering over $3,800 in incentives to members who join during the campaign. Those include a three-month chamber membership extension (15-month membership), free business card size ad and 25 percent off an ad in the Republican-American newspaper in Waterbury, promotion on the WATR Radio Chamber Hour, five Chamber Out for Business networking events and numerous other free benefits.

The Waterbury Regional Chamber, which bills itself as the preeminent business membership organization in the region, is committed to supporting the goals of its members with services, products and an informed committed staff while advocating the needs of the region’s business community on major issues. Founded in 1889, the chamber boasts over 1,000 members in Waterbury, Watertown, Oakville, Bethlehem, Thomaston, Woodbury, Middlebury, Southbury, Oxford, Beacon Falls, Naugatuck, Wolcott, Prospect and Cheshire. Its Web site can be found at www.waterburychamber.com.