Malverne, W.H. merchants honored by officials


Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray, Councilman Ed Ambrosino and Town Clerk Nasrin Ahmad congratulated West Hempstead Chamber of Commerce representative Patricia LoCurcio and Kathi Monroe, Secretary of the Malverne Merchants and Professional Association and sole owner of Harmony Acupuncture of Lynbrook, at the 2013 Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce Small Businessperson of the Year and Legislative Breakfast at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury on October 18.

LoCurcio — despite being forced to retire at the age of 30 after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis — has continued to be an active member of her community. She helped start the Long Island Breakfast Club to help residents find employment, and volunteers her time with “Home Free Home,” an organization that helps build accessible homes for people with disabilities.

Monroe also serves her community as a small businesswoman by using her acupuncture to help patients achieve and maintain their optimal state of health.