Maltese to unveil portrait of publisher – QNS.com

Maltese to unveil portrait of publisher

During the The Queens Courier and Queens Business Today’s Sixth Annual Top Women in Business Networking Awards Dinner on Thursday, March 13 at Terrace on the Park, past honoree Constance Maltese will unveil her portrait of publisher Victoria Schneps-Yunis.
Since 1989, Maltese, a portrait artist and 2004 honoree, has been working on a series featuring American women of varying backgrounds and areas of expertise. She said that because of Schneps-Yunis’ professional and charitable work, she thought she would be “an excellent choice” to include in the series, which has about 12 portraits so far.
“I think Vicki deserves many kudos and the portrait is my way of doing it,” Maltese said.
The portrait will officially be unveiled at the business event, which Maltese will also be attending. She also said that she will be offering special prices to this year’s honorees to have their portraits done.
The 2008 honorees are Dr. Michelle J. Anderson, Dean, CUNY School of Law; Sandra E. Bentley, VP, Business Banking Group, Citibank; Domenique Camacho Moran, Partner, Farrell Fritz, P.C.; Bernadette Catanzano, Queens Branch Manager, Chase Home Mortgage; Carol Conslato, Director of Public Affairs, Con Edison; Susan Deutsch, Financial Advisor, Jamaica Development Corporation; Bruna L. DiBiase, Esq., President of Women’s Queens Bar Association, Office of Deputy Chief Administrative Judge; Mary Ann DiBlasi, General Manager, DiBlasi Ford; Pouran Eshghi, President, Pouran Salon & Spa; Jean Fleischman, MD, Chief of Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine, Queens Hospital Center; Patricia Flores, President, Publimax Printing; Joann Gull, Deputy Executive Director, Elmhurst Hospital, Charlesetta Horton, Executive Vice President, CWA Local 1182; Karen S. Karsif, M.D., Director, The Breast Center, New York Hospital Queens; Theresa Kelly, Senior Vice President, Flushing Savings Bank; Benedetta LeoGrande, Regional Executive, Sovereign Bank; Mary Ann Mattone, President of Queens Borough Library Trustees; Marci McCall, Manager, Commercial Sales, HIP; Grace Meng, Partner, Law Firm of Yoon & Kim, LLP; Melva M. Miller, Director, Business & Work Force Development, Office of the President, Borough of Queens; Dorothy Ogundu, M.D., Aki Life Health Center/AngelDocs; Donna Reardon, Branch Manager, Prudential Douglas Elliman; Ada Rodriguez, Chief Marketing Officer, Health Plus; Dr. Neeta Shah, VP of Women’s Services, North Shore-LIJ Health System; Annette Vallone, President, Landrum School of Dance and Precious Moments Nursery School and Day Care Center; Lata Singh Vasconcellos, Chief Marketing & Development Officer, Queens Long Island Medical Group; and Martha Wolf, Director, Granat Alzheimer Center at the Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation.
Margaret Zarzana-Vitale, Assistant Vice President, Commerce Bank, will receive the Commerce Bank Wow Award. The Claire Shulman Award will be given to Susan Baer, the General Manager of JFK International Airport, Port Authority of NY & NJ.
The sponsors of the 2008 Top Women in Business are A&S Whitestone Flowers & Gifts, Astoria Federal Savings Bank, Bombardier, Chase Home Lending, Citibank, Commerce Bank, Con Edison, Daily News, DiBlasi Ford, Elmhurst Hospital, Farrell Fritz, P.C., Flushing Savings Bank, HIP, MetLife, New York Hospital Queens, New York Mets, North Shore-LIJ Health System, Parker Jewish Institute, Parkway Hospital, Publimax Printing, The Queens Courier, Queens Business Today, Queens Chamber of Commerce, Queens County Savings Bank/New York Community Bank, Queens Hospital Center, Queens Long Island Medical Group and Verizon.
The event will also feature Borough President Helen Marshall and City Councilmember Melinda Katz singing “God Bless America.”
The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with cocktails, a silent auction to benefit Go Red for Women and networking. It will be followed by the formal presentation and dinner at 7 p.m.
Terrace on the Park is located at 52-11 111th Street in Corona.
For more information, contact Paula at 516-222-0236 or e-mail publicrelations@businessdevelopmentgroup.com.

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