Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen – Movie Trailer

Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen is a 2013 documentary film about the 20-year friendship between writer Ernest Hemingway and film actor Gary Cooper. Written and directed by John Mulholland, it is narrated by actor Sam Waterston with actor Len Cariou as the voice of writer Ernest Hemingway. The film was reviewed by The New York Times film critic Andy Webster and received a Critics’ Pic by Manohla Dargis, A. O. Scott and Stephen Holden. Webster said the picture was proof that the work of these two men "endures and so does what they stood for". Produced by Richard Zampella.

Learn more at: http://cooperhemingway.com

Monday, December 8, 2014

Richard Zampella at Transmultimedia Designing New Website for Doc Scantlin and His Imperial Palms Orchesta

Called the “Best Band in America”, by Forbes Magazine, Doc Scantlin and His Imperial Palms Orchestra has performed at countless prestigious events internationally, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Ball, the wedding of Marie Chantal to Prince Pavlos of Greece, the weddings of both Aerin and Jane Lauder, Ronald Reagan’s 80th birthday celebration, Cartier’s 125th Anniversary Gala at the Museum of Modern Art, the dedication of the World War II and Air Force National Memorials, the Centennial Celebration of the New York Public Library, numerous inaugural events and concert performances for people of all ages. The orchestra performed yearly as the featured entertainment at New York’s famous Rainbow Room’s legendary New Year’s Eve Celebration, as well as performing regularly at their own supper club events in Washington, D.C.

Richard Zampella, Managing Partner of Transmultimedia is proud to announce that his company will be launching a new website for the band in the coming weeks. The site will be rich in multimedia interactivity and will incorporate extensive social media connectivity. 

For more on Transmultimedia; visit: www.trans-multimedia.com

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Richard Zampella: Art Director

Richard Zampella

Richard Zampella’s experience is based in a mastery of web/interactive, design, print, graphics, brand development, marketing and project management. His conceptual thinking blends with his technical expertise and creative vision to bring projects from development through completion.

To achieve his design criterion, Richard Zampella immerses himself in clients' products, including the audience and target for the brand. He is skilled at conceiving new design elements while focusing on the end user interface so that consumers and businesses can get information quickly and in a concise format that focuses on sales conversion. An experienced speaker, Richard regularly delivers design presentations for clients.

In addition, Richard has experience with studio and natural lighting, digital photography, and processing, developing, printing and prepress production. He is proficient in Adobe InDesign, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator,  both Mac and PC platforms.

To read more, visit: http://www.restaurantconsultingny.com

Monday, October 27, 2014

Richard Zampella, Managing Partner Transmultimedia, Inc., Launches New Broward Website

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Richard Zampella: Webdesigner

Richard Zampella is the Webdesigner for Broward Limousine and is the founder and Managing Partner of Transmultimedia, Inc., A NYC based creative services firm. He has designed and deployed over 400 websites in his career and specializes in website SEO and branding for small business nationally. Richard Zampella has designed websites for Broward Limousine since 2011.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen Now on DVD

Richard Zampella

Passion River Films distributes Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen on DVD for Universities and Libraries around the country. Produced by Richard Zampella

Friday, September 26, 2014

Richard Zampella Authors DVD for Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen

Richard Zampella

Richard Zampella: Creative Director of Transmultimedia, Inc. Completes SD DVD Authors initial special DVD for educational use in Colleges/Libraries.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Richard Zampella Produces Lookout Back Video for Heneghan's Tavern

September 12, 2014 marks the one year anniversary of Heneghan's Tavern in Point Lookout, NY. Richard Zampella, Creative Director of Transmultimedia, Inc., produced this 3 minute retrospective from media collected during the tavern's first year of operation.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Richard Zampella Designs DVD Sleeve for Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen

In advance of the Passion River Films DVD release of Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen, Richard Zampella of Transmultimedia Entertainment releases artwork for Blue Ray and DVD for the documentary film narrated by Sam Waterston.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Richard Zampella Designs Sales Sheet for Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen

Richard Zampella
Richard Zampella designs sales sheet for the DVD release of Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen narrated by Sam Waterston. The documentary which received a Critics' Pic from The New York Times, will be available on DVD from Passion River Films in September 2014.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Richard Zampella: Art Director


Transmultimedia, Inc. Is a creative service company located in New York City that specializes in internet branding and marketing for small business. Transmultimedia works directly with clients to identify, implement, anticipate and deliver technical solutions designed to maximize client's bottom lines.

To learn more about Richard Zampella visit: http://www.nycwebcreate.com

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Richard Zampella is the Webdesigner for The NY Soup Exchange

Richard Zampella is the Webdesigner for the NY Soup Exchange
Richard Zampella is the Webmaster for
The New York Soup Exchange

Richard Zampella has been the webmaster for the New York Soup Exchange since 2011, when he designed the corporate identity and website for the restaurant.

Richard also provides ongoing graphic support elements that include promotional material and indoor menu signage.

The New York Soup has maintained No. 1 seach position on Google for the search term "NY Soup" for the last three years.

To learn more about him & Transmultimedia visit:
Transmultimedia, Inc.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Richard Zampella Graphic Design


Richard Zampella: Graphic Designer

Richard Zampella is a Professional Graphic Designer that provides branding & marketing services to small business and restaurants in the United States, Europe and Asia. He is the Managing Partner of the Creative Services Company, Transmultimedia, Inc. located in New York City.

He is also a a documentary Filmmaker and Producer that received a Critics' Pic from Andy Wester, Film Critic from the New York Times in October 2013 for Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen.

The film explores the 20+ year friendship between Actor Gary Cooper and Writer Ernest Hemingway. The film is narrated by Sam Waterston was an Official Selection at The Sedona Film Festival in Feb 2014.

View Portfolio at:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Richard Zampella Restaurant and Hospitality Photography

Richard Zampella is the founder and President of the Restaurant Consulting Firm Zampella & Company.

They provide services that include; restaurant interior design, marketing, branding and online multimedia for hosptality projects in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Richard Zampella: Restaurant Branding & Marketing Consultant

Richard Zampella is the Branding & Marketing Consultant for Heneghan's Irish Tavern in Point Lookout, NY. He recently completed menu designs for Easter Sunday Brunch and Dinner service for the restaurant. Richard is responsible for the design of  heneghanstavern.com and handles all social media responsibilities for the operation.

About Richard Zampella:

Richard Zampella is the founder and President of the restaurant consulting company Zampella & Company. The restaurant consulting company provides numerous services, that include; restaurant interior design, marketing, branding and online multimedia for hosptality projects in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Richard Zampella: Sveti Stefan, Montenegro -- Resort Photography

In a country famed for its beauty, the most iconic images associated with Montenegro are of the tiny islet named Sveti Stefan. Attached to the coast by a narrow isthmus, the island lies across the bay from Villa Miločer, and together these two historic sites comprise Aman Sveti Stefan.

Once a fortified village dating back to the 15th century, the island of Sveti Stefan is a uniquely atmospheric setting of cobbled lanes, quaint courtyards and remarkable sea views. The stately villa of Villa Miločer – once the summer residence of Queen Marija Karađorđević – lies on a  seaside estate graced with more than 800 olive trees and embraced on three sides by ancient cedar and pine forests.
Richard Zampella was Guest of Sveti Stephan in March 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014


Richard Zampella is The Managing Partner at Transmultimedia, Inc.
At Transmultimedia, we are design managers. We do creative and conceptual thinking. We preform the very same work for ourselves that we preform for our clients. We’ll study a problem and find a unique solution to any challenge. It is no wonder that we are film producers, because we successfully assemble the elements and implement the work.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Preserving the Past by Richard Zampella

 © 2014 Richard Zampella: Rockefeller Center

In 2009 art conservators worked around the clock in the lobby of 30 Rockefeller Plaza to remove years of urban soot and varnish that needed to be removed one inch at a time from the murals originally painted by the Spanish painter José María Sert.

In the design phase of Rockefeller Center, Edward Trumbull, a painter, designer and muralist, created the color schemes of all the artwork and the finishes for the lobbies of every building in the complex. But over the years the surfaces grew darker and as the murals’ topcoat of varnish deepened, the maintenance staff painted the undecorated parts of the walls a darker color to match. A visit to the lobby of 30 Rock today yields a brilliant restoration of the murals as they appeared  when unveiled to the public in 1929.

Read more at: Preserving the Past

Long Island Waterfront Home and Property for Sale

Long Island Waterfront Home and Property for Sale
If the allure of sandy shores and the sound of gentle ocean breezes are your pleasure, Point Lookout, NY may be the backdrop for your dream home. Point Lookout, an idyllic South Shore beach front community where walking and bicycles are the favored mode of transportation, located a mere 45 minutes from New York City. One prime waterfront lot is available with a luxury home designed by an award winning architect and built by a celebrated Long Island contractor.

This new luxury beach home may be built to suit and alterations may be made to the existing plan including downsizing sq/ft at a reduced price. The lot includes a brand new bulkhead and boat dock. The architectural plans include 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, EIK, Formal Dining Rm, Family Rm, Central Air, Wood Floors and 3 Reynolds Channel Waterfront Sun Decks. The lot allows for boating and swimming right from your backyard. Navigate your boat to Jones Inlet and beyond. Don't miss this great opportunity with stunning water views.

New Transmultimedia Client: http://longislandwaterfronthome.com

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Mon Ami Bagi: Las Vegas

Richard Zampella at Mon Ami Bagi in Las Vegas

The other night in Las Vegas, I wandered into Mon Ami Bagi located at the Paris Hotel and Casino. With it's envious location overlooking the strip and authentic French cuisine, it is a gem in the highly competitive Las Vegas dining landscape. A bit of Paris smack dab in the middle of the Vegas Strip, with patio seating facing the Italianate fountains of the Bellagio. The diver sea scallops were excellent and the service was great…very polite and accommodating.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Feb 2014 LInks for Richard Zampella


The Hotel Congress in Tucson Arizona by Richard Zampella

Located in the downtown district of Tucson, Arizona stand the historic Hotel Congress. The hotel was originally built in 1919 as the sister building of the Rialto Theater which is directly across the street. The hotel is widely recognized for the capture of bank Robber John Dillinger in 1934. After a number of robberies, Dillinger and his gang used a room on the third floor as a hide out to evade the the FBI. When a fire broke out in the basement, two members of the gang identified themselves in order to retrieve their luggage from local fireman. Local authorities arrested the group and they were transferred to a fail in Indiana where Dillinger eventually escaped.

The current day hotel houses the Club Congress and has become a site for touring bands in Souther Arizona and the Tap Room at the hotel is a favored period bar. The lobby still maintain it's original decor complete with the original phone booths and registration desk. Hotel Congress has received write-ups in Playboy, SPIN, and Blender—among others. In the June 2007 issue of Esquire magazine, Club Congress was named one of the best bars in America.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Transmultimedia Entertainment: Sedona Film Festival

Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen was an Official Selection of the Sedona International Film Festival in February of 2014. The film was introduced by actress Mariel Hemingway and played at the Sedona Arts Center on Thursday, Feb 27th at 8pm. The feature length documentary is narrated by Sam Waterston with Len Cariou as the voice of Ernest Hemingway. The is film directed and written by John Mulholland and produced by Richard Zampella.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Mariel Hemingway Introduces Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen

Mariel Hemingway Introduces Cooper & Hemeingway: The True Gen at the Sedona International Film Festival

As an Official Selection of the Sedona International Film Festival, Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen was introduced by actress Mariel Hemingway on Thursday February 27 at the Sedona Arts Center. The film was sponsored by True Financial Wealth Management and was followed by a Q & A conducted by Festival Director Patrick Schweiss.

Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen
Produced by Richard Zampella
Writen & Directed by John Mulholland

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Enchanment Resort in Sedona, AZ by Richard Zampella

Richard Zampella: Guest of Enchantment Resort while attending the Sedona International Film Festival in Feb 2014

Situated in Sedona, Arizona, the Enchantment Resort offers guests accomodations and rugged scenery of the highest order. The 70 acre resort  takes advantage of the panoramic views provided by surrounding Boynton Canyon. The 218 exclusive casitas are spread around the property and are elegantly decorated and furnished with a Southwest theme.

Guest will find that Enchantment combines the tranquility of a pristine environment with the luxury of a sophisticated vacation experience with 5 Star service from a world class resort. Don't miss the resort's Mii Amo Spa on you visit. It has been voted as #1 Destination Spa in the United States by Travel & Leisure Magazine.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Fort Huachaca Arizona: Richard Zampella

Richard Zampella was stationed at Fort Huachuca, AZ in from 1989 to 1990
Nestled in the foothills of the Huachuca Mountains in southeastern Arizona stands one of the oldest continually operating military installations in the United States. Beginning in 1877, Ft. Huachuca served as the base for the "Buffalo Soldiers" which had been designated by congress as the 10th Calvary Regiment. The Regiment was named by the native American tribes they fought.

By 1886, the term "Buffalo Soldier" had been extended to the four African American Regiments that had been formed by Congress.

With the approach of World War II, Ft Huachuca maintained a garisson of approximately 1,251 officers and 24,437 enlisted soldiers. The 92nd and 93rd Infantry Divisions, composed of African-American troops, trained at Ft. Huachuca.

Today, Ft. Huachuca is the home of  US Army Intelligence Center, Fort Huachuca is the home to the 111th Military Intelligence Brigade, which conducts Military Intelligence (MI) MOS-related training for the armed services.

The history of the U.S. Army in the Southwest is the basis of at Fort Huachuca Historical Museum which opened in 1960 and now houses the most comprehensive collections in the state. The Fort Huachuca Historical Museum offers to the military community and general public an awareness of the colorful history of the Southwest and, especially, the prominent part played by the U.S. Army.

The museum, in building 41401, is open to the public without charge. Civilian visitors are welcome.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Beverly Hills Hotel by Richard Zampella

Richard Zampella was a guest of The Beverly Hills Hotel in February of 2014
Located on Sunset Boulevard in the heart of Beverly Hills, California, The Beverly Hills Hotel and Bungalows first opened on May 12, 1912.

This historic hospitality property attracted early Hollywood directors and actors including Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin, Rudolf Valentino and Will Rodgers.

The main structure was designed in the  Mediterranean Revival Style and including 23 separate bungalows that adorned the property.

The popularity of the hotel as a social center for royalty and celebrities drew guests such as the Duke and Dutchess of Windsor, John Wayne and Elizabeth Taylor. Howard Hughes lived at the hotel on- and-off, for a period spanning 30 years.

The hotel is home to the Polo Lounge which catered to society polo matches early in the history of Beverly Hills and remains the favorite breakfast spot and watering hole for generations of stars and Hollywood deal-makers.

The hotel is also home to the intimate 19 seat Fountain Coffee Room, which is a vintage soda fountain that first opened it's doors in the 1940s. The outlet serves breakfast all day long the and also serves lunch and dinner with an array of specialty salads, hot and cold sandwiches and burgers grilled to order.

The Beverly Hills Hotel remains superlative in every way. From the front desk to in room dining, to incomparable decor, to spa and pool, the hotel is an absolute wonderful stay. The Beverly Hill Hotel remains a testament of a luxurious era long gone by with the finest personal service you could expect from a five star hotel property.

Monday, February 17, 2014

The Hotel Del Coronado: Richard Zampella

© Richard Zampella, The Hotel Del Coronado
Situated on Coronado Island on the bay at San Diego, California stands one of the last surviving examples of an American architectural genre known as the Victorian Resort Beach Resort. When opened in 1888, the Hotel Del Coronado was the biggest hotel resort in the world hosting presidents and attracting  celebrities from around the world.

By the 1920's the hotel had hosted Presidents Harrison, McKinley, Taft, and Wilson. Due to the hotel's close proximity to Los Angeles,  Hollywood's stars and starlets discovered that 'the Del' was a fashionable place to see and be seen. Many celebrities made their way south to party during the era of Prohibition and used the Hotel Del as their personal playground. Douglas Fairbanks, Rudolph Valentino, Charlie Chaplin, Clark Gable, Errol Flynn and Mae West were a few of the many actors who stayed at the hotel during weekend getaways of the period.

The hotel’s heyday continued into the 1920s, and the clientele began to shift. There had been a war, and federal income tax had been instituted.

During the Depression, the hotel suffered some, but not as much as many other turn-of-the-century resorts, which could not survive such hard times. Fortunately, the strong military economy in San Diego helped keep The Del afloat. In fact, the hotel continued to draw guests all through the Thirties, despite the Depression.

In 1958, director Billy Wilder chose The Del for the filming of Some Like It Hot, starring another timeless American legend, Marilyn Monroe. The hotel is probably best know for this association with Monroe.

In 1963, the hotel faced demolition with a development plan intended to demolish the hotel. Instead, the developer changed his mind and invested $150 million to refurbish and expand much of the hotel.

Today, The Hotel Del Coronado with its iconic red turrets and pale pink skin, radiates with a confidence of gracious Victorian splendor that is without equal.

Richard Zampella is a travel writer that regularly visits resorts in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Richard Zampella Photography

Richard Zampella Photography

Richard Zampella is a Film & Multimedia Producer that recently received a New York Times Critics' Pic for the feature documentary Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen, which chronicles the 20 year relationship between writer Ernest Hemingway and film actor Gary Cooper. The film is narrated by Sam Waterston with Len Cariou as the voice of Ernest Hemingway.

Zampella is a professional photographer whose work can be seen in many magazines and periodicals.

For more info visit his company website at : Transmultimedia

Richard Zampella for Frangelico

Richard Zampella for Frangelico

Friday, January 31, 2014

Richard Zampella Recalls The Rainbow Room

Richard Zampella
Richard Zampella pictured in The Rainbow Room for Gourmet Magazine 

Richard Zampella
Richard Zampella Recalls The Rainbow Room
After the Rainbow Room had been reopened in 1986, a guest asked restauranteur Joeseph Baum how he had managed to improve the views so dramatically from the 65th Floor of the GE building. He told her that he had lifted all the Rivers and Bridges. Baum would later recall, "She seemed to be satisfied with that answer."

Joe was fascinated with all the great urban spaces in New York City where people gather together. He viewed them as market places of ideas serving a similar function to the Forum in ancient Rome. It was not surprising that one of his first projects; The Newarker, situated in the vast airport terminal at Liberty International, became his warm up exercise for a fast succession of spectacular restaurants with hospitality projects that soured above the bustling city plazas of the former World Trade Center and Rockefeller Center.

Baum's genius lay in the simple premise that it is the combination of ambiance, food and service that defines a great restaurant. He went far beyond the traditional ways of creating and running restaurants when he integrated the services and skills of fashion designers, acoustical and efficiency experts and consultants, including James Beard and Julia Child, but the part he enjoyed most was working with architects and graphic designers. Among his many colleagues were Philip Johnson. Warren Platner, Eero Saarinen, I. M. Pei, Mies van de Rohe, Alexander Girard, William Pahlmann, Philip George,
Hugh Hardy and Milton Glaser.

From the beginning, Joe knew architecture held the secret to realizing his vivid and revolutionary concepts. It was pivotal to his dreams- He was drawn to architects and designers whose intellect and cultural depths grabbed his ideas and were willing to wrestle with outmoded rules and blinkered thinking.

Richard Zampella will always remember the Rainbow Room fondly where he worked from 1989-2003

Richard Zampella: Film Opener Transmultimedia Entertainment

Richard Zampella is a documentary film producer who has created content for Warner Home Video and Paramount Pictures. Among his production credits are producer of Segeant York of God and Country, narrated by Liam Neeson. Inside High Noon narrated by Frank Langella and Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen narrated by Sam Waterston. The later was chosen by the New York Times as a Critics’ Pic in October of 2013.

Visit Transmultimedia Entertainment

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Richard Zampella Producer of Cooper & Hemingway The True Gen

Richard Zampella

By Official NYC Movie Poster Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen poster designed by Richard Zampella Date uploaded: Jan 28, 2014 © & ™ Richard Zampella, Transmultimedia Inc., All Rights Reserved

The Oak Room at The Plaza Hotel in New York City

Richard Zampella

By Photographed in The Oak Room at The Plaza Hotel in NYC Date uploaded: Jan 28, 2014 © & ™ Richard Zampella, Transmultimedia Inc., All Rights Reserved

Monday, January 27, 2014

Richard Zampella: The Pierre Hotel in New York City

Richard Zampella at The Pierre Hotel in NYC
Born and raised in Northwest, NJ Richard Zampella was exposed to the world of food and hospitality at a young age; he took his first position at the age of nineteen when he accepted his first management position at The Oyster Bar in Grand Central Station under Jerome Brody and Mario Staub. He credits his father for introducing him to the culinary world which led him to a fifteen year engagement at The Rainbow Room under his mentor Joseph Baum.  He continued his experience working as restaurant manager in some of New York's best restaurants including Le Cirque, Aureole, and The Oak Room & Bar at The Plaza Hotel before being recruited as a Food & Beverage Manager of the Essex House Hotel on Central Park South.

Richard Zampella is the founder and President of the restaurant consulting company Zampella & Company. The restaurant consulting company provides numerous services, that include; restaurant interiors design, marketing, branding and online multimedia for hosptality projects in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

For More Information visit:
Zampella & Company

Richard Zampella: The American Literary and Film Series Interviews

PRLog (Press Release) - Jan. 15, 2014 - NEW YORK -- TransMultimedia Entertainment www.trans-multimedia.com has announced that it is remastering its standard definition library which includes over a 1000 hours of never seen before interview footage.

TransMultimedia will bring over 1000 hours of archival interviews featuring subjects of Classic Hollywood actors, directors, fashion designers, producers, authors and more into HD format for Blu-ray or new media exploitation in the years to come. A full list of subject matter will be released in the coming weeks.

Richard Zampella, Managing Partner of TransMultimedia, commented: “Our decision to remaster these incredible interviews not only allows existing fans to experience these historical stories of the golden age of Hollywood in high definition, but also encourages a new global audience to discover and see some of these interviews for the first time.

“We have an exciting and busy year ahead but are confident that our Blu-ray plans for these treasures will ensure that these informative and educational archival interviews will live on for generations to come.”

TransMultimedia is a New York based media company that produces content in all media throughout the world. Learn more on various preservation projects by Managing Partner of TransMultimedia, Richard Zampella at his Historic Continuance blog.

TransMultimedia produced the NY Times Critic’s Pick feature documentary in HD/Blu-Ray “Cooper and Hemingway: The True Gen” (cooperhemingway.com) released in theaters in 2013 as well as numerous multimedia projects.

Monday, January 20, 2014

The Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce Welcomes 2014

Richard Zampella Designs 2014 Business Guide
The Point Lookout NY Chamber of Commerce continues to make innovation its theme in 2014. “We are aware that in order to help our members flourish we must be thoughtful with our initiatives, says Chamber Executive Board Member, Richard Zampella.

Earlier this year, the organization launched its annual online presence with the Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce website. The site enhances local business exposure in order support the local Point Lookout, NY economy.

“Listing in the printed and online directory is an effectual tool for promoting our local businesses, and one that comes with nominal costs to members” added Zampella. “We want local consumers and businesses to shop with Chamber members first, and the directory and website will significantly help facilitate this objective.”

The Directory released its 2014 Membership Directory in December as an animated online flip book as an part of the chamber website. The online flip book format increases viewership from the 2,500 printed books to potentially more than 40,000 users in the greater Point Lookout area.

The Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce has over 50 members and supports local businesses by ensuring a strong local economy, promoting the community, and providing networking opportunities. The Chamber organizes numerous community promotions, including sponsorship of the Point Lookout Little League, The Annual Pumpkin Walk, the Fourth of July Parade, The Village Gardeners, the Welcome to Summer Party held in May and other programs to support the Point Lookout economy.
For more information, please visit http://www.pointlookoutcommerce.com

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Grand Central Station: Gateway to the World by Richard Zampella

Richard Zampella
© 1988 Richard Zampella: Grand Central Terminal

My first job in the city of New York was in 1987 as the Dining Room Manager at the Oyster Bar at Grand Central Station. This was prior to the renovation of the terminal which would return it to its former glory.  Back then, the windows were still covered with the black paint that was intended to guard against aerial bombings of New York during World War Two. The interiors were coated with layers of black soot from years of coal powered trains entering and exiting the station compounded by years of neglect.

Just 12 years prior, the building has been threatened with demolition. Were it not for the efforts of people like Hugh Hardy, The Municipal Arts Society and Jaqueline Onassis, Grand Central Terminal would have been relegated to the scrap heap of our collective memory.

I took this photograph in the year of Grand Central’s 75th Anniversary. In 2013 the building celebrated it’s 100th Birthday.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Richard Zampella Restaurant Design Portfolio Now on Tumblr

Richard Zampella’s food service career spans nearly three decades, most of them spent at a fifteen year stint at The Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Center under restaurant impresario Joseph Baum. Zampella’s career began in 1987 when he began his career as Dining Room Manager at The Oyster Bar in Grand Central under Jerome Brody and Mario Staub.

Subsequently, Zampella managed Thee Oak Room and Bar at The Plaza Hotel where he caught the attention of Atif Youssef, then Vice President of Sheraton Hotels, who recruited Zampella to serve as a Food & Beverage Manager at The Essex House Hotel on Central Park South.

In 2001, Zampella parlayed his expertise to found Zampella & Company, a collaborative team of hospitality experts that consults and develops restaurant concepts in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

When not consulting or lecturing on hospitality subjects, Zampella serves as the Managing Partner of Transmultimedia, Inc., a creative services agency with offices in New York City and on Long Island which recently produced the feature length documentary, Cooper & Hemingway: The True Gen.  The film focuses on 20 year friendship between writer Ernest Hemingway and actor Gary Cooper. and received a Critic’s Pick from The New York Times in October of 2013. Zampella supports many non-for-profit organizations and serves as President of the Point Lookout Chamber of Commerce in Nassau County.

View Richard Zampella Restaurant Portfolio

Thursday, January 9, 2014

West Milford had a great loss on this date in 1992


It was 22 years ago today on Jan. 9, 1992 that Arthur Dante Louis Zampella, M.D. was stricken with a heart attack while caring for the patients in his Idylease medical office in the Newfoundland section of the Township of West Milford.

Zampella’s accomplishments in serving the municipality and its people were already notable. At the time of his death he had proposed and planned to do so much more. But this was not to be.

The winter weather was bitterly cold on Jan. 9, 1992. It was a typical day at Idylease with a waiting room full of patients in the doctor’s office. As usual Zampella was taking time with each one – never tiring of listening to what they had to say and offering fatherly advice along with administering needed medical care to them.

The nursing home in the main building was operating smoothly and the patients were being tended to by the caring staff chosen by Zampella. As Idylease staff public relations person I was in the business office preparing advertising copy for the facility with Business Administrator Neil Malloy.

Read Complete Article at: http://www.northjersey.com/community/239374851_West_Milford_had_a_great_loss_on_this_date_in_1992.html

Dr Arthur Zampella: 22nd Anniversary of his Death

Dr Arthur Zampella
May 15, 1917 - January 9, 1992

Dr. Arthur Zampella lived at Idylease on Union Valley Road in West Milford Township. For thirty eight years he lived in a house by the side of the road, as the poem goes. He was a friend to all men. Immune to the paranoid fears of litigation felt by so many of his colleagues, he never failed, day or night, to rush to the aid of anyone sick or injured. He pushed himself physically and financially to bring expensive equipment, diagnostic aids, and specialist associates to cover as many services of medicine as were physically possible to service his community.

A geriatric specialist, no one observing his quiet, self-effacing manner would ever realize that he had, for many years, serviced our youngsters in their schools, on the playing fields, in the Cub and Boy Scouts, the YMCA and actively participated on youth counseling boards.

Perhaps a wife and five children gave him an early start on the last. From the Police Athletic League, to the police body itself, his energies are always available officially as well as a friend.

His offices, memberships and awards are far to numerous to mention here, but they run the gamut of such extremes as the Federal Aviation Agency to the New York Athletic Club to the churches of our community.

From infants, to youth, to geriatrics, in almost every phase of
medicine and philanthropy, he served our township not only for the affluent, but especially for the poor and elderly who have never suffered at his hands either medically or financially.

He was much, much more than a Citizen of the Year; he was an outstanding, quiet servant for us for several generations. I seriously doubt, that however hard we tried, we were ever be able to repay him fully.

January, 26, 1990

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Richard Zampella Producer of Sergeant York: Of God & Country Narrated by Liam Neeson

Narrated by: Liam Neeson
Written & Directed by: John Mulholland
On Camera Participants: Maria Cooper, Joan Leslie, June Lockhart, Michael Birdwell, M.Z. Ribalow, and Film Historian Robert Osborne.
Produced by: Richard Zampella

This Documentary produced for Warner Home Video entitled Sergeant York: Of God and Country runs 38 minutes and 55 seconds as it mixes movie clips, archival materials, and interviews. It includes on camera interviews with authors Michael Birdwell and MZ Ribalow, actors June Lockhart and Joan Leslie, Gary Cooper’s daughter Maria, and film historian Robert Osborne. The film chonicles how Alvin York's story was brought to the screen; and explores York’s restrictions and requirements. The film follows casting decisions, war-related issues of the era and script development, performances, characters, shooting topics and production problems. Watch the story behind Gary Cooper's Academy Award winning role.

For more information contact:
Richard Zampella