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LIC woman wins business award

Among the things, that Mary-Lynn Mondich received from her Italian grandmother was a recipe for wine biscuits - crackers whose main ingredient is wine. Mondich developed the recipe and in 1988 started making and selling these crackers, which come in three flavors and are called American Vintage Wine Biscuits.
Mondich received a Small Business Community Excellence Award because of the success of her company, based on 40-03 27th Street, from Brooklyn Councilmember David Yassky, chair of the City Council Committee on Small Business, and Queens Councilmember Eric Gioia.
“It’s a nice acknowledgement from the city. They really like the product and appreciate the uniqueness of it,” Mondich said, adding that the biscuits can be bought from Whole Foods and city gourmet shops as well as online.
“American Vintage is a terrific example of a great small business in New York,” said Yassky on Thursday, July 24. “They’ve created a great business model.”
He added that the company is also being recognized because it has been helping small start-up businesses in the neighborhood such as the confectioner Gnosis Chocolate.
“It’s small businesses like American Vintage in neighborhoods like Long Island City that are the great economic engine of the middle class in New York,” said Gioia.

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