ACCNE Holds 5th Annual International Trade Night

State Senator Sal DiDomenico delivered the keynote address at the 5th Annual Air Cargo Club of New England International Trade Night held at the Four Points Sheraton in Revere. Shown with him is the President of the AACNE, Michelle DeFronzo.

The Air Cargo Club of New England (ACCNE), a non profit organization founded in 1965 by industry professionals in the various fields of Cargo held its 5th Annual International Trade Night on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at the Four Points Sheraton in Revere, MA.  Michelle DeFronzo, the recently appointed ACCNE President and owner of IMEX Cargo in Boston invited State Senator Sal DiDomenico to attend the function as guest speaker covering topics of interest to the community including the Alford & Chelsea Street Bridge repairs, his stand on the bill for several local casinos in the area as well as the recent growth and revenue of several airlines serving Boston Logan Airport including JetBlue, Delta and Southwest.

DeFronzo said Senator DiDomenico has consistently shown a dedication to his community and public service. He currently serves as Vice Chair of the Everett Democratic City Committee and Vice Chair of the Ward 3 Democratic City Committee. He has been a member and President of numerous cultural and civic organizations throughout the district and has a unique understanding of issues and concerns that are important to the ACCNE locally, she added.

DeFronzo said the ACCNE over the past four decades has held successful coat drives, donated food and money to many local and non local charities including:  Piers Park, YWCA, Brothers Kitchen, Little Home for Wanderers and Susan G. Komen for the Cure to name a few.

This year in addition to the charities the ACCNE continues to support, DeFronzo said, the organization is dedicated to serving the local community and industry professionals as it relates to cargo and is looking forward to making positive changes and giving back locally to its members, community and supporters of the organization.

Two important issues DeFronzo is committed to achieving this term are helping employers/ employees connect with local talented individuals who may have been affected by job loss during the recent global economic downturn by providing a job posting/ job search on its newly revamped website at

DeFronzo also launched a brand new college scholarship fund for members/ members employees affording them the opportunity to be one of three lucky participants each year in June to receive college scholarship monies, a brand new tradition started this year she hopes will continually grow.

Also included in the lineup of guest speakers was Safran Morpho Detection, a leader in the security market. Officials from Safran brought a scanning device used for demonstration purposes as Morpho’s field proven explosives, narcotics and chemical detection systems are used to help safeguard people and high-risk targets including air and ground transportation, government and military facilities and other critical infrastructure.

19 comments for “ACCNE Holds 5th Annual International Trade Night

  1. April 6, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Good luck to Michelle DeFronzo she is a hard worker in anything she puts her mind too.

  2. Jtall10736
    April 10, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Michelle is such an inspiration to family, friends and community. She volunteers often and supports many great causes and charities.
    She is the right person for the job!!

  3. Leo Pagliaro
    April 10, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Michelle the air cargo club event was great and WOW I dont know how you did it but you got a Senator to attend and speak great job. I am looking forward to working with you in the future. I wish I had you working on my events. Again great job

  4. Anthony
    April 10, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Michelle I always knew you were committed to doing great things but you are truly amazing!
    Good luck in the new venture….they picked the right person for the job 🙂

  5. Alas78
    April 10, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Type your comment here.ACCNE has selected a new true leader in Michelle DeFronzo as president. She will lead the organization in a new a dedicated direction. Good luck in the coming year, Michelle.

  6. Danemoduris
    April 11, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Great event. Very Informative. Great networking. These meetings are not just “air freight” centered! Looking forward to upcoming ACC gatherings!!!

    *** DA; Oceanair

  7. Lviscarello
    April 11, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Michelle continues to contribute to society and always makes a positive impact on young adults. Thank you for your efforts. Laura Viscarello

  8. Lil_john11792
    April 11, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Michelle, good luck to everything! you’re a very hard worker and i wish you the best! i know you’re deffinately the right person for the job!

  9. Toniandstacia
    April 11, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Michelle Puts 100 % of all her energy into her charities and all her events Great Job once again.

  10. Jburt
    April 11, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    I’ve been in the airport since 1985. The ACC has been slowly diminishing since the early 90’s. With Michelle’s vision this group has begun to revive the club back to a point where the airport community is now excited to be a part of.
    Keep it up.

  11. Nick Tzannos
    April 11, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Congratulations Michelle on a very successful meeting on March 31st. Having State Senator Di’Domenico give the keynote speech and having Morpho, one of the leaders in explosive and narcotic detection, put on a demonstration, are what the Air Cargo Club of New England is all about, i.e., keeping the membership well informed on relevant issues affecting our industry.
    Sincerely, Nick Tzannos (member of ACCNE since 1969).

  12. Linda Chastain
    April 12, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Michelle has also been instrumental in organizing a charity golf tournament benefiting the Prevent Cancer Foundation. This national organization supports cancer prevention research, education and community outreach. The golf tournament will take place in Hollywood, Florida on May 21, 2011.

  13. Mslily18
    April 12, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    Good Job Michelle. You are such an inspiration!!

  14. Khristine Sena
    April 12, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    You have done an awesome job with all of the hard work put in to Charity and all of the events you have accomplished….”Congratulation Michelle”!!!!

  15. Sirrickimusic
    April 12, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Goodluck Michelle in everything that you do .You have always done a good job and I know you will continue to do so. Your the best.

  16. CiusR.
    April 13, 2011 at 3:40 pm

    Michelle Good luck with everything. you are doing a fantastic job

  17. Natasha
    April 13, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Great job Michelle! I think it’s great that you are all about your employees and the community! I especially love the scholarship fund; it’s always nice when someone helps the community:)

  18. myron
    April 14, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Great Job Michelle. You are my inspiration!!

  19. Robert Gennuso
    April 20, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    I have known Michelle for more years than either of us want to recall – close to 20. We do not see each other as often as we did back then. It is nice to know that she is continuing her lovely ways and treating people with the same respect that she always has. Congratulations Michelle, on a beautiful write-up!

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