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Melville, NY (Oct.12, 2017) — The Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island (CIBS) contributed $10,000 to the American Red Cross for hurricane relief efforts in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. The donation was announced and a check was presented at an Oct. 12 CIBS educational program in Melville. Pictured (l-r) are:  Frank Chau, a director of the Red Cross’ Long Island chapter; Kyle Burkhardt, president of CIBS; Neela Mukherjee Lockel, chief executive of the Red Cross Long Island chapter; Dawn Neilson, senior major gift officer at the Long Island chapter, and, Sammy Chu, also a Long Island chapter director.

About CIBS

CIBS was formed in 1992 out of the shared belief among the region’s leading brokers that the region needed a unified voice to advocate on behalf of professionalism, ethics and industry cohesion.  Today, CIBS is a leading voice and advocate for commercial development in the Long Island market.  Since its formation, CIBS has helped upgrade the industry by offering hundreds of educational programs, seminars and presentations; advocated professional standards and offered grievance resolution; provided informal mentoring relationships; raised tens of thousands of dollars for local charities; and created social settings in which colleagues have become friends, and competitors respected peers.  For information about the Commercial Industrial Brokers Society of Long Island


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