College Honors Two Business Leaders at 48th Annual Grand Reception

Sam Fratto, Business Manager of IBEW Local 363 (left) and Larry Weiss, President & CEO of Atlantic Tomorrow’s Office will be honored at Dominican College’s 48th Annual Grand Reception

Dominican College will honor two local business leaders — Sam Fratto, Business Manager of IBEW Local 363, and Larry Weiss, President & CEO of Atlantic Tomorrow’s Office as Persons of the Year —  at the 48th Annual Grand Reception. The gala will be held on Sunday, October 17, 2021, at 12:30 p.m.at the Old Tappan Manor in Old Tappan, NJ.

“We are so pleased to announce that this year we have two outstanding honorees who were chosen for their professional leadership, community involvement, and philanthropic works,” said College President Sr. Mary Eileen O’Brien, O.P., Ph.D.

Sam Fratto was appointed Business Manager of Local 363 by the Executive Board in 2011. He has since been elected by the membership three times, twice without opposition. His appointment as Business Manager of Local 363 came 33 years after he first joined the electrical trade as an apprentice with IBEW Local 631, one of three local unions that later merged into a bigger and stronger IBEW Local 363 that covers the entire Hudson Valley.

Under Fratto’s leadership, Local 363 has supported many community organizations, including the Boy Scouts, United Way, United Hospice, Child Care Resources of Rockland, Helen Hayes Hospital, and Jawonio.  He has been recognized nationally by the IBEW for his work within his local union and the Hudson Valley.  In addition, he has been honored by the Rockland Business Association, Good Samaritan Hospital, and the Hudson Valley Labor Federation.

In 1982, Larry Weiss rescued Atlantic Photocopy from bankruptcy and what was a staff of five is now more than 400 strong. Atlantic Tomorrow’s Office is an Office Technology and IT Solutions company providing services to small and mid-sized businesses in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, as well as the Greater Philadelphia area and the Delaware Valley.

Weiss has fostered a spirit of philanthropy at the company and donated his time to many organizations.  He is a board member of the National Kidney Foundation and St. Christopher’s Inc.  He sits on the Advisory Board of Bridges of Rockland County and is an enthusiastic supporter of the Jillian Fund, Englewood Hospital, the Fresh Air Fund, Cooley’s Anemia Foundation, the New Jewish Home, and United Hospice of Rockland County, in addition to other organizations.

Proceeds from the Grand Reception will go toward student scholarships, academic programs, and campus improvements. Tickets can be purchased online at. https://www.dc.edu/events/grandreception2021/ . For additional information, please contact Mary Lichtman at 845-848-7406 or mary.lichtman@dc.edu