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The event honored DC 1707 Executive Director Kim Medina; 32BJ Secretary/Treasurer Kyle Bragg; Maf Misbah Uddin – Local 1407 President, ASAAL National President, DC 37 Treasurer; NYC Central Labor Council Political Director Lucia Gomez; and New York City and Vicinity District Council of Carpenters Executive Secretary/Treasurer Joseph A. Geiger.

The breakfast was co-hosted by New York State Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie; New York State Assembly Member and Chair of the NYS Assembly Labor Committee Marcos Crespo, NYS AFL-CIO President Mario Cilento, NYC Central Labor Council President Vincent Alvarez, President of the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York Gary LaBarbera, DC 37 Executive Director Henry Garrido, and Transport Workers Union Local 100 President Tony Utano.

“We support our brothers and sisters in labor on the ground in rallies throughout the year, so this event serves to celebrate their overall efforts for working Bronxites and to connect different groups in the labor community for Bronx Week,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. hosted the annual Business Day Luncheon, where he gave an update on The Bronx’s economic development and business growth as part of Bronx Week 2019. The event was hosted in conjunction with the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation.

At the event Borough President Diaz honored successful Bronx business people who have contributed to the economic growth of the borough, including: Kang Chae Jung, Kyun Chae Jung, Suzanne Jung Angell and Dosun Jung of C. Kenneth Imports, Inc.; Ceetay’s Amir Chayon; F&F Supply’s Gary Jacobs; Fordham Road Business Improvement District’s Wilma Alonso; Charlie DiMaggio and Stu Rice of FresCo and FresCo International; Liz Neumark and Dean Martinus of Great Performances; GVC Ltd’s Michael LaVallie; KZA Realty Group, Inc.’s Kathy Zamechansky; Mon Amour Coffee & Wine’s Jeffrey Garcia and Sidco Foods, Inc.’s Jose Negron.

“Our local businesses are the lifeblood of our borough, employing Bronxites with jobs close to home and providing them with vital goods and services which make this borough a great place to live. This year’s honorees are exceptional entrepreneurs and community partners who each contribute a valuable part of our diverse economic landscape,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

“The BOEDC is proud to support all of our local titans of industry and to see Bronx businesses thriving. We will continue to work closely with the business community to ensure their ongoing success,” said Marlene Cintron, President of the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation.

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