NEWS: Articles, Press Releases and Chelsea Happenings

  • Chelsea Financial Services’ Chris Vetrano Heads Firm’s Thanksgiving Food Drive for Project Hospitality
  • On A Run To End Cystic Fibrosis: Chelsea Rep Joins the NYC Marathon to Raise Money for the Boomer Esiason Foundation
  • Chelsea Financial Services Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary as a National Full Service Brokerage Firm
  • Chelsea Financial Services’ Chris Vetrano Heads Firm’s Thanksgiving Food Drive for Project Hospitality

    STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK, November 4, 2019 — Chelsea Financial Services Representative Chris Vetrano is spearheading a Thanksgiving Food Drive to help benefit Staten Island community members who are hungry, homeless or otherwise in need this holiday season.

    Vetrano, a Registered Representative who has been at Chelsea Financial Services for 12 years, wanted to do something special for the community for the holidays. “We selected Project Hospitality as the beneficiary of our food drive due to their excellent work with the homeless and others in need, in Staten Island and beyond.” Vetrano said. “Besides providing food when and where it’s needed, they also do outreach, education and youth programs to help improve the lives of those going through tough times.”

    Drop off non-Perishable food items at Chelsea Financial Services’ Corporate Office located at 242 Main Street, Staten Island, any time between the hours of 9 and 5, Monday through Friday, until November 21st. Non perishable items most needed are: Canned Fish and Meats, Hot/Cold Cereals, Shelf Stable Milk [Parmalat], Tomato Sauce/Canned Tomatoes, Black & Kidney Beans).

    The following perishable items may be dropped off on November 21st only: White & Sweet Potatoes, Onions, Winter Squash, Carrots and other Root Vegetables.

    All items will be delivered to Project Hospitality in time for Thanksgiving on November 22nd

    Please join Chelsea Financial Services in supporting the fight against hunger this holiday with Project Hospitality.

    Founded in 1985 as an interfaith, all-volunteer effort to provide food and shelter to homeless people in the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Project Hospitality has grown to serve more than 30,000 of Staten Island’s most marginalized residents every year. It is Project Hospitality’s mission to reach out to community members who are hungry, homeless or otherwise in need, in order to work with them to achieve their self-sufficiency and advocate on their behalf. Project Hospitality’s compassionate continuum of care includes food, clothing and shelter, health and mental health services, substance use treatment, HIV care, domestic violence and immigrant services, educational and vocational training, transitional and permanent housing, legal and financial assistance and opportunities for at-risk youth. Visit Project Hospitality for more information or to donate.

    ON A RUN TO END CYSTIC FIBROSIS: Chelsea Rep John Pirozzi Joins the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon to Raise Money for the Boomer Esiason Foundation

    STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK, OCTOBER 15, 2019 — Chelsea Financial Services (Chelsea) Representative John Pirozzi will participate in the TCS New York City Marathon on November 3, 2019 to benefit the Boomer Esiason Foundation and Cystic Fibrosis Research.

    Chelsea Company President, John Pisapia remarked: “John Pirozzi has been a longtime Representative (since 2009) and a longtime Resident of Staten Island (since 1993) who has always been deeply involved in his community. I’m proud to support his incredible fundraising efforts to help end Cystic Fibrosis.”

    Pirozzi is no stranger to running but this will mark his first marathon. He has run the Brooklyn Half Marathon twice plus quite a few 5K runs, fundraising all the while. “My family is also a huge motivator for my fitness and fundraising goals…My wife of 27 years, Maria, plus my daughters Amanda and Brianna with my two Grandchildren keep me busy, not only running, but running around!” laughed Pirozzi.

    Pirozzi Adds: “Running is a big part of my daily routine. Even when I’m not running around my neighborhood in Prince’s Bay, running is incorporated into my training at my gym, Outerbridge Crossfit, where my coach John has been preparing me to make sure that I finish the race…Plus, I’m running for a great cause, so that makes it all that more rewarding and motivating!”

    Please join Chelsea Financial Services in supporting John and the Boomer Esiason Foundation in the fight against Cystic Fibrosis via his CrowdRise Fundraising Page.

    About the TCS New York City Marathon/NYRR (New York Road Runners)
    NYRR’s Mission: Help and Inspire Through Running. Over 52,813 Race Finishers in 2018 from 129 Countries raised over $40M for Charity. Visit for more information.

    About the Boomer Esiason Foundation
    The Boomer Esiason Foundation is a dynamic partnership of leaders in the medical and business communities joined with a committed core of volunteers to heighten awareness, education and quality of life for those affected by cystic fibrosis, while providing financial support to research aimed at finding a cure. Visit for more information.

    Chelsea Financial Services Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary as a National Full Service Brokerage Firm

    STATEN ISLAND, NEW YORK, September 23, 2019 — Chelsea Financial Services (Chelsea) announced its 20th anniversary as a national full service Broker/Dealer. The firm opened its first brokerage office in Staten Island, New York in 1999 with just a few independent financial service professionals. During the past two decades, Chelsea has grown steadily and currently provides financial services to clients in 51 States and Territories. Clients receive investment, retirement and financial planning advice from over 60 Registered Representatives based in 16 States.

    Company President, John Pisapia remarked: “I started Chelsea Financial Services in my hometown of Staten Island with a simple mission: To provide a secure and supportive environment for our Representatives, with no minimum production requirements and no sponsored proprietary products. That way, our Reps aren’t pressured to sell any specific product line. This benefits our clients immensely since our Reps can utilize a full range of financial products without any pressure to sell a particular stock, bond, option, mutual fund or CD.”

    The Company utilizes Texas-based Hilltop Securities, a diversified national investment banking firm established in 1946, as their clearing house. Chelsea Financial Services is also a member of FINRA and SIPC .

    Chelsea continuously researches new financial products and investment opportunities while maintaining an objective viewpoint concerning all securities. Pisapia adds: “Neither financial professionals nor the clients they represent should feel restricted by limited product availability. Because of our objective viewpoint, our Reps are empowered to develop diversified solutions for our clients.”

    The Company strongly adheres to the concept of “Paying it Forward” by actively supporting both local and national charities, including the Susan G. Komen Race for a Cure, The American Cancer Society, Michael’s Cause, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, along with many more.