2017-10-25 / Front Page

Queens Chamber Of Commerce Honors Business Person Of The Year

Dr. Dan Miller and Joyce Vetere Milowski

Assemblyman David Weprin congratulates all of the honorees for the Queens Chamber of Commerce 2017 Business Awards along with Commerce Executive Director Tom Grech.
Photos by Victoria Canore/DMD IMAGESAssemblyman David Weprin congratulates all of the honorees for the Queens Chamber of Commerce 2017 Business Awards along with Commerce Executive Director Tom Grech. Photos by Victoria Canore/DMD IMAGESOn Wednesday October 18, the dining room of Terrace OnThe Park was filled to capacity for the Queens Chamber of Commerce 2017 Business Person of The Year Awards. Chamber Executive Director, Tom Grech was all smiles as he had the opportunity to announce the award winners. On hand to help with the honors was State Senator Michael Gianaris and Assembly Member David Weprin who each had something complimentary to say about each of the honorees.

The honorees were Evan Jerome, Senior Vice President King Peter Tu, Director, Chinese Business Association.
Peter Tu, Director, Chinese Business Association. Graduate School of Monroe College, Sheila Lewandowski, Executive Director, The Chocolate Factory and Peter Tu, Director, Chinese Business Association. And the Hall of Fame Honoree was Joseph M. Mattone, Sr. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mattone Group and Senior Partner of Mattone, Mattone, Mattone, Mattone, Mattone, Megna and Todd, LLP

Mr. Mattone, thankful that he has been receiving awards for the last 30 years was grateful to be selected again by his pears to now be honored with the Hall of Fame Award. Mr. Mattone, a man of a few words congratulated the other three honorees for their accomplishments.

Peter Tu has been instrumental in bringing the Chines business community together as a group supporting Queens as the top international community in America, with more than 123 languages spoken in the public schools of the borough.

Sheila Lewandowski has been credited for starting her own business that has taken the borough of Queens by storm, with her chocolate delights seen all over the borough.

State Senator Michael Gianaris compliments all of the honorees.State Senator Michael Gianaris compliments all of the honorees.Monroe College’s senior vice president Evan Jerome has moved the college into the limelight with programs being offered at different times of day and night to accommodate the students work schedule and creating partnerships with local businesses. ”When you work in Queens and interact with such rich cultural tapestry of individuals working together with connections to so many nations around the world you ask the question,: Why can’t the world be more like queens?” Mr. Jerome has been energized by his meetings with business leaders in Queens. “One of the great joys I have had over the last 2-3 years is meeting business leaders in Queens and setting up Corporate Partnerships.’ Mr. Peters pointed out that Monroe College is for adults as well as younger students. “We educate adult professionals who need to advance their education,” added Mr. Jerome.

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