(photo: Nancy Weshkoff)At its annual installation dinner this past week the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores named four Bellmore residents as “Chamber Board Member of the Year,” Lifetime Achievements Award Winners,” Chamber Member of the Year” and “Community Person of the Year.”
COMMUNITY PERSON OF THE YEAR
Nancy Weshkoff is the owner, principle teacher and workshop creator at Moonflower Yoga located on Bellmore Avenue. Moonflower Yoga was launched three years by Nancy with the vision of being a warm, friendly yoga studio with small, semi-private classes and personal attention. As a baby boomer, Nancy wanted to create a yoga studio that welcomes all age groups including fellow baby boomers.
What started as a few classes has now grown to 24 classes per week, with 11 teachers. Moonflower Yoga has students ranging from seniors in their 80s trying yoga for the first time, to classes for young children discovering yoga and meditation as tools to help them gain confidence and cope with school and peer pressure.
Nancy has created a diverse workshop program at Moonflower Yoga ranging from topics such as health issues, astrology, sound healing, Feng Shui, goal setting, art programs, essential oils, cooking workshops and much more.
Nancy has also formed the Moonflower Yoga Book Club, with its fun meetings and lively discussions, as well as the Moonflower Yoga Needle Arts Group where members can learn crocheting, knitting and quilting.
CHAMBER BOARD MEMBER OF THE YEAR
Dan Yngstsrom is honored and humbled to be chosen as this year’s Board Member of the Year. Dan has been involved with the Chamber since 2008 and a member of the board since 2012. He is the chamber representative for the Vietnam War Veterans Association.
He is on the Friday Night Car Show Committee, as well as the Street Fair Committee. He can also be seen at the Easter parade mingling and assisting parade revelers, and had played the role of Santa Claus at the Christmas Tree Extravaganza each December.
A former Calhoun High School graduate and college graduate from the Sacred Heart Academy in Connecticut, Dan was a chief of staff for former Nassau County Legislator David Denenberg, working in the legislature. He is now on county Legislator Carrie Solages’s team.
Dan will also be getting married on February 20 to his lovely bride-to-be Rebecca. Dan thanks his fellow board members for the honor, and his family and soon-to-be wife Rebecca for all their support.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD WINNERS
Zagarino Realty was established in 1922 by grandfather Frank Zagarino and, later, by father William Zagarino.
In 1956 and continuing through today, it is operated by brothers William Zagarino and Patrick Zagarino, and recently by William’s son, Bill Jr.
The business consists of property management sales as brokers of residential and commercial properties. Through the many years, Zagarino Realty has sold thousands of houses and thousands of acres of vacant residential land on Long Island.
Over the 94 years of continued operation, Bellmore has been a great place to do business.
Today the office deals with all forms of Real Estate, general insurance and appraisal work.
COMMUNITY PERSON OF THE YEAR
Mike has been a longtime friend of the Bellmore cvommunity and the Chamber of Commerce of the Bellmores. He can always be found lending a helping hand at any event, especially the Annual Street Festival and the Friday Nite Car Show.
Born in Brooklyn, Mike moved to Merrick at 7 years old. He graduated from Mepham High School, class ’83, and started Alpine Towing in ’86. Father of 4 – Dominic 19, Alexa 17, Brooke 14 & Samantha 12, Mike is moving his business to a new Bellmore location.