Dean Balsamini Sr., director of the Small Business Development Center at the College of Staten Island, was recently swore in as a member of the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce board of Directors.

Other new members joining the board of directors include: John Atkins, New York Container Terminal; Annamarie Gentile, supervising partner at Angiuli & Gentile, who was also inducted as an executive officer; Joan Risko, SI Bank & Trust, a division of Sovereign Bank, and Victor Vientos, National Grid.

Returning to the board are: Michael Assenza, vice president, Stat-Land Security Services; Allen Bentson, Allen C. Bentson Agency; Josh Caplan, Time Warner Cable; Gail Castellano, Richmond County Savings Bank; Joseph Doolan, TD Bank; Timothy McGovern, United NY Sandy Hook Pilots; Natalie Medina-Risano, Verizon; Anthony Mulholland, Staten Island Advance; Frank Pentecost, Consolidated Edison; Roger Prince, Port Authority of NY/NJ; Frank Scarangello, SCARAN; Ken Schneider, P.A.C. Plumbing,Heating & A/C; Joseph Tornello, Meals on Wheels of Staten Island; Mark Tranchina, The Vanderbilt at South Beach; and Ed Wiseman, Historic Richmond Town.