The Queens Chamber of Commerce Presents The Business Person of the Year Awards

Every year, the Queens Chamber of Commerce presents The Business Person of the Year awards, where they honor prestigious business people of Queens.  This year’s Hall of Fame honoree is Joseph M. Mattone Sr., along with Evan Jerome, Sheila Lewandowski, and Peter Tu.

Joseph M. Mattone, Sr., the Chairman of the Board of Mattone Group, LLC has been involved in real estate development since 1955, both individually and under the Mattone Group banner. Mr. Mattone is also a Senior Partner in the law firm of Mattone, Mattone, Mattone, Mattone, Mattone, Megna and Todd, a full service Queens-based law firm.   The Mattone organization currently owns, leases, manages and develops commercial, office, residential and industrial properties.

Evan Jerome is the Senior Vice President of King Graduate School at the Queens Campus at Monroe College. He is responsible for overseeing undergraduate and graduate degree programs as well as off site continuing education in both domestic and international markets.

Sheila Lewandowski is co-founder and executive director of The Chocolate Factory Theater. Through her leadership, the theater has supported over 800 artists and as many as 35,000 visitors since opening its doors in 2004. In addition, Ms. Lewandowski instituted the annual Taste of Long Island City as an economic and community development project, the proceeds of which further the work of The Chocolate Factory’s artists each year.

Peter Tu is the Director of the Flushing Chinese Business Association. Referred to as the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, it is a non-political, non-religious, non-profit group in New York State. Since the founding of 1982, all the members and the board of directors work together to serve the community. The Chinese Chamber of Commerce has been recognized by all levels of government agencies, and people from all walks of life.

AWARDS DINNER
October 18, 2017

TERRACE ON THE PARK
52-11 111TH Street Flushing, New York
6:00 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Awards Program

To register or discuss sponsorship opportunties, please call 718.898.8500 ext 123, email sganosis@queenschamber.org or go to www.queenschamber.org

Queens Chamber of Commerce Celebrates The 2016 Business Person of the Year Awards

  On Wednesday night November 2, The Queens Chamber of Commerce celebrated the Business Person of the Year Awards. There were many elected officials on hand and Borough President Melinda Katz touted the honorees positive impact and service to the … Continue reading 

Queens Chamber of Commerce Presents Business Person of the Year Awards Tomorrow!

Business Person of the Year

Business Person of the Year

Our Hall of Fame honoree is Monte N. Redman, who is CEO/President of Astoria Bank and Astoria Financial Corporation. Mr. Redman was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and elected to the Board of Directors on July 1, 2011. Since his appointment, Mr. Redman has established a strong, seasoned Business Banking team, and has expanded the bank’s focus on multi-family and commercial real estate lending. In 2014, Mr. Redman oversaw the bank’s rebrand to Astoria Bank, reflecting the organization’s extensive range of offerings for its diverse and expanded customer base. In addition to his leadership of Astoria, Mr. Redman is an active member of the board of directors for the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York and the New York Bankers Association, addressing issues of importance to the New York banking community. He is also a member of the American Bankers Association’s American Bankers Council and a director and former chairman of the board of the Tourette Association of America (TA). Under his leadership, the TA helped influence legislation, furthered education and supported cutting-edge research.

John Kaiteris, Executive Director/CEO of HANAC Inc. He has an extensive background in government service and community relations having worked in the New York City Human Resources Administration and in the Mayor’s Office. He has brought these skills and talents to HANAC where he has been the Executive Director/CEO since 1973.

Steve Wei, is the founder/senior partner of Wei, Wei & Co., LLP. He was the principal and founder of Steve Wei, CPAs. As a partner of Wei, Wei & Co., LLP, he is in charge of overall management and administration of the firm’s accounting and tax practice, including directing the activities of managerial, professional and support staff, and coordinating manpower needs, among other resources.

Rhonda Binda, Executive Director of Jamaica Center Business Improvement District. She joined the Jamaica Center Business Improvement District as Executive Director in December 2014. With tri-sector private, government and non-profit experience and expertise in forming effective public-private partnerships, she has been advancing the BID by leveraging technology, tourism and transportation to make it an even more thriving business hub, and enjoyable shopping and cultural destination.

AWARDS DINNER
November 2, 2016

TERRACE ON THE PARK
52-11 111TH Street Flushing, New York
6:00 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Awards Program

To register or discuss sponsorship opportunties, please call 718.898.8500 ext 123, email sganosis@queenschamber.org or go to www.queenschamber.org

Queens Chamber of Commerce Presents Business Person of the Year Awards with Hall of Fame Honoree Monte N. Redman of Astoria Bank

Business Person of the Year

Business Person of the Year

Our Hall of Fame honoree is Monte N. Redman, who is CEO/President of Astoria Bank and Astoria Financial Corporation. Mr. Redman was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and elected to the Board of Directors on July 1, 2011. Since his appointment, Mr. Redman has established a strong, seasoned Business Banking team, and has expanded the bank’s focus on multi-family and commercial real estate lending. In 2014, Mr. Redman oversaw the bank’s rebrand to Astoria Bank, reflecting the organization’s extensive range of offerings for its diverse and expanded customer base. In addition to his leadership of Astoria, Mr. Redman is an active member of the board of directors for the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York and the New York Bankers Association, addressing issues of importance to the New York banking community. He is also a member of the American Bankers Association’s American Bankers Council and a director and former chairman of the board of the Tourette Association of America (TA). Under his leadership, the TA helped influence legislation, furthered education and supported cutting-edge research.

John Kaiteris, Executive Director/CEO of HANAC Inc. He has an extensive background in government service and community relations having worked in the New York City Human Resources Administration and in the Mayor’s Office. He has brought these skills and talents to HANAC where he has been the Executive Director/CEO since 1973.

Steve Wei, is the founder/senior partner of Wei, Wei & Co., LLP. He was the principal and founder of Steve Wei, CPAs. As a partner of Wei, Wei & Co., LLP, he is in charge of overall management and administration of the firm’s accounting and tax practice, including directing the activities of managerial, professional and support staff, and coordinating manpower needs, among other resources.

Rhonda Binda, Executive Director of Jamaica Center Business Improvement District. She joined the Jamaica Center Business Improvement District as Executive Director in December 2014. With tri-sector private, government and non-profit experience and expertise in forming effective public-private partnerships, she has been advancing the BID by leveraging technology, tourism and transportation to make it an even more thriving business hub, and enjoyable shopping and cultural destination.

AWARDS DINNER
November 2, 2016

TERRACE ON THE PARK
52-11 111TH Street Flushing, New York
6:00 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Awards Program

To register or discuss sponsorship opportunties, please call 718.898.8500 ext 123, email sganosis@queenschamber.org or go to www.queenschamber.org