The Queens Courier will once again recognize the “Rising Stars,” a yearly networking event held to honor the borough’s top young professionals.
In years past, the event has boasted attendance of over 400 people and has raised thousands in charity funds. Honorees have included various elected officials and top business leaders.
This year’s event hopes to bring that and more, and will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, February 13th, 2014 at Terrace on the Park.
Also in attendance, Master of Ceremonies, Greg Kelly, Co-Anchor of Fox 5 “Good Day New York“, “Mentor of the Year” Award Recipient, Eugene Lang, Founder of REFAC Technology Development, the “I Have a Dream” Foundation and the Founder of Project Pericles and Star of Stars Award recipient, Queens Borough president Melinda Katz.
Interested in attending or becoming a sponsor or exhibitor, contact Maria Romero at 718-224-5863 ext. 226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets are $90 per person, or $850 for 10 people
Purchase your Ticket Today at qns.com/events
Proceeds of this years raffle will benefit the Flushing Town Hall Educational Programs
Rising Stars Awards & Networking Event sponsored by City University of New York, Investors Bank, Con Edison, Delta Air Lines, TD Bank, Daily News and Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care & Rehabilitation.
Interested in attending or becoming a sponsor or exhibitor, contact Maria Romero at 718-224-5863 ext. 226 or email@example.com
2014 Rising Stars:
Steven Appel, Assistant Director/Co-Founder, CERRU at Queens College
Stacey Altman, Assistant Administrator, Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care & Rehabilitation
Christine Backel, Senior Advisor-Business Advisory Practice, Grassi & Co
Jacob Berelowitz, Director of Social Services, Queens Boulevard Extended Care Facility
Anthony Brown, Associate, J.P. Morgan Asset Management U.S. Private Bank
Mauricio A. Carrasco, Mortgage Loan Officer, Everbank
Michael Cassano, Financial Advisor, North Coast Financial Group, An Office of MetLife
Joseph Chang, Production Manager, Crystal Window & Door Systems
Denise DeSabato-Pisapia, Chief Operating Officer, Vallo Transportation Ltd
Elizabeth Dickinson, Hub Manager – Terminal 2 / John F. Kennedy International Airport
Ulysses Duenas , Performance Leader, John F. Kennedy Airport
Dana Frankel, Director of Economic Development, Planning & BID Services, Long Island City Partnership
Cesar Garcia, Real Estate Broker, Keller Williams Realty Landmark II
Anat Gerstein, Founder/President, Anat Gerstein, Inc
DJ Peter Gozzi, Owner/President, Live Sounds Entertainment
Efrain Guevara, Assistant Vice President, Branch Administration Manager, New York Community Bancorp,
Benjamin Guttmann, Co-Founder, Digital Natives Group
Nick Hardie, Director of Training, Queens Economic Development Corporation
Delilah Rettagliata Houser, Marketing Manager, Qside Federal Credit Union
Anthony Ingrassia, Producer, Joseph Marc Sports Media
Tamiko Myrna Johnson, TV HOST, BACKYARD TV
Matthew Katakis, Owner, Butcher Bar
Fenella Kim, President & CEO, Reliance Star Payment Services Inc.
Ron Kim, New York State Assemblyman, District 40
Jennifer Krinsky, NYC Press Secretary, State Department of Labor
Vladimir Lackovic, COO, Digital Natives Group
Maria Messados, Principal/Insurance Brokerage, Queens Medallion
Rich Nieto, Owner, Sweetleaf
Logan O’Connor, President/Chef, Logan’s Catering LLC/Logan’s Cafe
Tamar E. Ogburn, Event Planner, EmblemHealth
Francis Papadopoulos, AVP Branch Manager, Investors Bank
Craig Ratigan, Vice President/Relationship Manager, TD Bank
Kleber Silva, Franchise Owner of Jamaica Queens , Rapid Realty
Joseph Schiavone, Community Library Manager, Queens Library at Sunnyside
Sami Abu Shumays, Deputy Director, Flushing Town Hall
Rachel Thieme, Executive Director, Sunnyside Shines Business Improvement District
Sheron Thompson, Department Manager, LaGuardia Airport
Eun Chong “EJ” Thorsen Esq., Associate, Vishnick McGovern Milizio, LLP
Matthew Wallace, Chief of Staff, Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer
Dr. Jessica Widmer, Gastroenterologist, Forest Hills Hospital
Wycliffe Wilkinson, Associate Director of Development, Futures in Education