Networking event of the year! – QNS.com

Networking event of the year!

If it is not what you know, but whom you know as the adage goes, everyone intent on succeeding in business in Queens must take this opportunity to network with some of the borough’s biggest and brightest women in business.
The fifth annual Top 10 Women in Business Awards dinner will take place on Thursday March 22, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at Terrace on the Park, where Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and First Deputy Mayor Patricia Harris will be in attendance.
A particular highlight of the event is a Business Expo Networking Event with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres hosted by Queens Business Today and The Queens Courier which will precede the awards dinner ceremony.
Businesses that will have Expo tables at this special event include sponsors Bombardier, Con Edison, Parker Jewish Institute, Farrell Fritz, P.C., New York Hospital Queens, Flushing Savings Bank, Elmhurst Hospital and Queens Hospital, Commerce Bank, Chase Home Loans, Family Certified Services, Verizon, Queens County Savings/New York Community Bank, Citibank, CUNY, as well as Queens Theater in the Park, HIP, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, BNI and Queens Center Mall. Participating businesses will have representatives on hand to answer questions and provide information on services offered.
In addition, during this time, those in attendance will have the opportunity to mingle and network with this year’s honorees including Maggie Wall, New York Region Manager, Citibank; Sue Henderson, Vice President, Queens College; Dr. Kelly O’Malley-Mattone, Founder/Medical Director, Aesthetic Associates; Jill Knee, Director Community Outreach, New York Mets; Mayra DiRico, Regional President/Executive VP, HSBC Bank; Linda De Sabato, President, Vallo Transportation; Theresa Facciuto, NY Region Office Manager, White Castle; Delores B. Mitchell, Human Resources Director, Bombardier; Antoinette Graci, President, A&S Whitestone Nursery; Maureen Schneider, Director Adult Health Care Program, Parker Jewish Institute; Judy Lev, Senior Vice President, Wealth Management, The Lev Group @ Smith Barney; Maria A. Grasso, Executive Vice President /Chief Operating Officer, Flushing Savings Bank; Frances Resheske, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Con Edison, Phyllis August, M.D., Director of Research, New York Hospital Queens, and Diana Chapin, Executive Director, Queens Library Foundation.
Also in attendance the special award winners including The Claire Shulman Award, Marcia V. Keizs, President, York College; Commerce WOW Award, Margaret McGowan, Vice President, Commerce Bank/Queens Region; Realtor of the Year Award, Diane Macari, Vice President, Exit Realty Lewis & Murphy; Health Care Leader of the Year Award, Dr. Ann Marie Sullivan, Senior Vice President, Queens Health Network;
Professional of the Year Award, Charlotte A. Biblow, Partner, Farrell Fritz, P.C.; Government Leader of the Year Award, Ellen Young, Member, New York State Assembly; Rookie of the Year Award, Lourdes M. Ventura, Deputy Chief of Staff, NYS Senate Democratic Leader; Religious Leader of the Year Award, Reverend Elaine McCollins Flake, and Hospitality Industry Woman of the Year Award, Sonia JT Saleh, Director of Sales & Marketing, Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel.
Other sponsors for this event include A & S Whitestone Flowers & Gifts, and JetBlue. This unique networking opportunity is only open to dinner ticket holders. To purchase tickets or an Expo table contact Maria Romero at 718-224-5863, Ext. 226, or e-mail her at mromero@queenscourier.com.

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