OPTX Rhode Island, the eye-care boutique and gallery located at 1277 Hartford Ave. in Johnston, and Dr. Giulio Diamante impressed as host of last Thursday evening’s Business After Hours for the North Central Chamber of Commerce (NCCC).
“OPTX Rhode Island is a spectacular business,” said Deborah Ramos, the NCCC president. “Dr. Diamante and his company are true assets to the local business community and people in Johnston, and our state as well.”
Johnston Mayor Joseph Polisena added, “This place is just drop-dead gorgeous. We’re lucky … extremely fortunate … that Dr. Diamante chose to build this extraordinary facility in our town. He could have gone anywhere in the state, yet he chose Johnston, and for that we are grateful.”
The mayor, who was among the night’s special speakers, continued, “Dr. Diamante is a fabulous man and surgeon. Just look around the beauty and detail in this place. It’s magnificent.”
For more than two hours, Chamber members and guests networked, reminisced and made new business connections. OPTX Rhode Island provided special gift bags for all attendees as well as a number of hors d’oeuvres accompanied by beer, wine and champagne.
“No wonder people say OPTX Rhode Island is exceptional in eye-care and results,” said Arnie Vecchione, Johnston’s public works director. “Look at this gallery of eyeglasses; there’s so much detail. It’s something like you’d find in New York or even Hollywood, and Dr. Diamante built it right here in Johnston.”
Ramos explained the benefits of Business After Hours events.
“Business After Hours is an opportunity to visit a local business and learn more about how it works behind the scenes while enjoying an evening of networking in a relaxed social setting,” she said. “It is ideal for meeting fellow professionals, suppliers, community leaders, and clients while you establish long-lasting business relationships.”
OPTX Rhode Island general manager Robert Folgo, retail manager Ted Nelson, Dr. Teresa Head and Dr. Diamante’s technician Meg Sylvia took time to chat with guests about the many OPTX offerings.
“There’s no question Dr. Diamante and OPTX Rhode Island made this a memorable Business After Hours,” said Kelly Patz, the NCCC’s events coordinator. “It was, without question, the perfect business and social event.”