White Plains Road Business Improvement District Executive Director Joe Thompson gave the opening remarks, and BID Chair Howard Spring gave the greetings to all attendees. The Keynote Speaker was NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer who gave part of his vision for the future of New York City. Today's part was about how technology as it grows will change the future of the city, and what needs to be done so the city and all its residents benefit.
Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj was also on hand since the White Plains Road bid is in his assembly district. Both Comptroller Stringer and Assemblyman Gjonaj presented awards to "Business Person of the Years. Mr. Vincenzo Cafaro owner of BX Sports an anchor store on White Plains Road in teh BID area.
Left - Comptroller Stringer speaks to the White Plains Road BID merchants.
Right - Afterwards Comptroller Stringer shakes hands.
Bx Sports owner Vincenzo Cafaro holds first of 2 awards hew would receive as Businessman of the year from Comptroller Stringer.
The second award for BX Sports owner from Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj.