25 Queens Immigrants Who Made a Difference Honored in TimesLedgers’ First-Ever Ambassador Awards

Antigua2Queens: Winnie Benjamin came to the U.S. at age 16, created a string of successful beauty salons and now teaches other small-business entrepreneurs how to do the same.
Photo by Naeisha Rose

The TimesLedger Newspapers selected 25 immigrants living in the borough to honor at the Queens Ambassadors Awards gala last week at the LaGuardia Plaza Hotel.

They were chosen after an extensive search for their contributions to their communites, enriching all of Queens and making its diversity such a positive force.

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