Episode 015

Scott Lief

President, Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce

by | Mar 27, 2021

Show Notes:

Scott Lief is a very busy man. He is the President of the Ridgewood Chamber of Commerce, the President and Co-Founder of Ridgewood Business Connections, and works his day job as a senior mortgage banker for Atlantic Home Loans.

Scott started his professional career in the radio industry, working for 20 years in a variety of roles at radio stations across the country. Scott shares his career transition from radio to mortgages — going through the subprime boom-and-bust of the mid-2000s — and how he’s adjusted along the way.

He also delves into Ridgewood’s efforts during the pandemic to keep businesses alive, deliver food to those who need it most, and use a $1 million grant the village won to make that happen on a bigger scale. Scott also shares his thoughts on working with village government and mistakes he wishes won’t get repeated as Ridgewood continues to evolve post-pandemic.