ThisWayOnBay.com is written by Staten Islanders for Staten Islanders, here are the people making the content that you’re reading today:
Ettore Mazzei | Founder, Writer, Editor
Ettore grew up working in the restaurant/catering business from the age of 12. He graduated from the College of Staten Island with a Bachelors in Mathematics & Finance in 1985. In 1986 he started chez vous caterers from the basement of his home in Dongan Hills. In Oct 1987 he rented the first floor of Edgewater Hall at 691 Bay Street. A few years later he added the party rental division to chez vous. In 1997 he purchased Edgewater Hall and renovated the lofts on the second & third floor making them party spaces. Shortly thereafter he purchased from his tenant the cellar bar creating Dock Street Underground a live music venue. With real estate prices increasing in NYC, Ettore expanded to the Catskill Mountains and purchased Shandelee Lake Inn, an 1860 dutch barn and the first mansion built in Liberty NY and restored them. His creative projects include his CD Sweet on you, his book, It’s Your Right to be Fit, Sexed, and Happy, So Claim It, and he is developing a TV series called Business Underground. He is a partner in Hanz On Music, an R&B/Hip Hop record label. Their latest project method Man presents Hanz On, includes the single “Shining Star” which is available on iTunes. Their upcoming project is Method Man’s The Meth Lab to be released in the Spring of 2015 . His publishing company, Relationship Ed Publishing has released “You Jump, I Jump”: reflections on finding the positive in life and will be releasing Healthy Relationships 101:The Book.
Christopher Olivieri | Managing Editor
Chris is the co-owner of NB Technologies, co-founder of Dog and Pony Show, video producer, freelance writer, internet coach, fire alarm inspector, former child model, and Photoshop guy. He’s also a fan of pop-culture, a proponent of awesomeness in the world, Mets fan, self-improvement enthusiast, & ENTP.
Clayton Ray | Sales Manager
Clayton is a Staten Island resident who is passionate about helping businesses increase their prosperity through reaching new customers. With years of sales experience and a new digital platform, Clayton can be reached for inquiries about advertising on ThisWayOnBay.com and it’s print version, available on Staten Island.
E-Mail: Clayton [at] ThisWayOnBay [dot] com
Vin Forte | Arts Contributor
Vin Forte is a writer. He also hosts the ‘Any Time with Vin Forte‘ podcast. He is currently working on an anthology of short stories due out later this year.