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Hundreds Turn Out To Honor Westchester’s Business Leaders

Business leaders and honorees at the Business Council of Westchester's 17th annual Business Hall of Fame Awards
Business leaders and honorees at the Business Council of Westchester's 17th annual Business Hall of Fame Awards Photo Credit: Business Council of Westchester

The Business Council of Westchester (BCW) celebrated visionary leadership at the 17th annual Business Hall of Fame Awards, which had more than 600 attendees.

The program was held Tuesday, April 30 at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle. It honored a total of six people the BCW considers “visionary leaders” with business successes that have contributed to the overall “vitality” of Westchester County’s economy.

“All of the Hall of Fame winners possessed an uncanny sense of what potential customers were looking for and stayed ahead of the curve by delivering their products and services through innovation and creativity,” said BCW Chairman Anthony Justic.

The honorees in their respective categories are as follows:

  • Corporate Citizenship: Pentegra (Award accepted by John Pinto, President and CEO)
  • Entrepreneurial Success: Hudson Hospitality Group/Hudson Realty Investors (Award accepted by Louie Lanza, President)
  • Family Owned Businesses : Houlihan Parnes Realtors, LLC (Award accepted by Managing Partners Jim Houlihan and Jim Coleman)
  • Small Business Success: Corporate AudioVisual Services (Award accepted by Joe Guilderson, President)
  • Women in Business Success: Stacey Tompkins of Tompkins Excavating (Award accepted by Stacey Tompkins, President)
  • Chairman’s Recognition Award: Walter’s Hot Dogs (Award accepted by Christine Warrington, Owner/Operator)

The names of this year’s honorees will be added to a plaque that sits on display in the waiting area of the Westchester County Airport.

“Visionary leadership is what all of this year’s winners have in common,” said Marsha Gordon, President and CEO of the BCW. “These companies exemplify the transformational ability to actualize their companies’ goals. In other words, they inspired strategic change and evolved to meet the emerging trends of their industries.”

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