BLI Graduation Year: 1999
James J. Lewis
Piaker & Lyons PC
Tell us briefly about yourself and please update your classmates on your personal/professional experiences since graduating from BLI: I never thought as I graduated from BLI that I would someday be the Chairman of the Board of the Chamber, I was very honored to be able to serve in that capacity.
Favorite books/movies: Any mystery books by John Sandford or Robert Tannenbaum; Favorite movies – The Godfather; Shindler’s List.
Current and Past Notable Civic Activities: Past Chairman Greater Binghamton Chamber, Lourdes Hospital Board, AVRE board, St. Francis Church.
Interests/Hobbies: Avid runner, spending time with my eight grandchildren and my wife of 37 years.
How did your BLI experience change your perception of the community? It showed me all the moving and diverse parts of the community that make it all work and how important the volunteer component is.
Did your BLI experience motivate you to become more involved in the community? Yes it did, especially at the Chamber.
What was your most memorable BLI activity/moment? It would have to be the team building exercises up at BOCES.
What was the most valuable benefit to you from your BLI experience? Meeting a lot of great people and gaining a better understanding of the working of the community.
What “nugget of wisdom” do you have for your fellow BLI alum? Please stay active and continue to be a vital part of our community.