Top Businessmen Honored at Star Network’s Kings of Long Island Event

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Emily Davenport via StarNetwork.comIt certainly was a night to remember at the second annual Star Network Kings of Long Island Awards and Networking Event.On Thursday, April 6, nearly 500 people gathered at Leonard’s Palazzo in Great Neck to recognize 45 men from Nassau and Suffolk counties for their work in business and the community.“You are the stars of tonight,” said Victoria Schneps, publisher of The Queens Courier and founder of the Star Network. “We are all thrilled to have you with us.”CHECK OUT PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT HEREThe evening kicked off with a cocktail hour so honorees and their guests could mix, mingle and get to know each other better. The excitement was contagious.“I would like congratulate all of my fellow honorees,” said Anil Kapoor, President & CEO of SVAM International and recipient of the Excellence in Technology Award. “It’s great to be here tonight.”“I’m extremely honored to be here,” said Jeffrey Levy, Director of Development of New York and VP of Pennsylvania at EIHAB Human Services. “I’m very excited about tonight.”Steven D. Lichtenstein, CLU, ChFC at Forest Hills Financial Group, agreed with Levy, saying, “It feels wonderful to be hanging out with a group of very successful businessmen and women from Long Island.”Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos was in attendance that evening, offering his complements to all the honorees.“I would like to congratulate you for your accomplishments,” said Comptroller Maragos. “Each one of you is an incredibly accomplished, and I know you have a lot more to give.”As the night went on, everyone gathered in the main dining hall to receive their awards for the evening.CHECK OUT PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT HEREThe Woman of the Year Award went to Kristin Thorne, Reporter for WABC-TV. The Excellence in Technology Award went to Anil Kapoor, President & CEO at SVAM International. The Family Business Award went to the LaSpina Family, proprietors at the Maple Family Centers. The Excellence in Healthcare Award went to Dr. Adhi Sharma, Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer at South Nassau Communities Hospital. The Champion Service Award went to Billy Richards. The Guests of Honor were Michael Faltischek, Partner at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek P.C., Robert B. Catell, Chairman of Advanced Energy Research & Technology Research Center for Stony Brook University and Dr. Yacov Shamash, Vice President of Economic Development at Stony Brook University.Ashley Edwards, who was crowned Miss Long Island 2017, was also in attendance at the event.This year’s incredible honorees included: George Andriopoulos, CEO & Founder of Launchpad Five One Six; Dean Bennett, President & CEO of J.K. Bennett & Associates, Inc.; Michael Billia, Senior VP, Regional Manager at Investors Bank; Dilip Chauhan, Director of Southeast/Asian Affairs at the Nassau County Comptroller Office; Tim Coleman, Director of Waiver and Family Support Services at Innovative Resources for Independence; Lance W. Elder, President and CEO at EAC Network; Paul Giotis, VP of Operations at EPIC Long Island; Ron Gold, Founder and President of Marketing Works; Peter Goldsmith, President and Chairman at LISTnet; Joe Graziose, Senior Vice President of Residential Construction at RXR Realty; Michael T. Hanley, Managing Partner at Michels & Hanley CPAs, LLP; Tariq Khan, President of Sentar Fuel Co., Inc., and Niats Realty Corp; David Kirschenbaum, Public Relations Manager at Neiman Marcus, Roosevelt Field; Dr. Krishan Kumar, Board of Trustees of American Association of Physicians of Indian Heritage and Professor & Chair of Pediatrics at Nassau University Medical Center; Dr. Kishore Kuncham, Superintendent of Freeport Public Schools; Stew Leonard Jr., President, CEO of Stew Leonard’s; Howard Levitt, Chair of Vistage; Jeffrey Levy, Director of Development of New York and VP of Pennsylvania at EIHAB Human Services; Steven D. Lichtenstein, CLU, ChFC of Forest Hills Financial Group; Raj Mehta, Chairman, CEO of Infosys International Inc.; Dr. Steven Mendelsohn, Chief Executive Officer of Zwanger Pesiri Radiology; Dr. Paul Mustacchia, Chairman of Medicine at Nassau University Medical Center; Brendan O’Brien, President of Gold Coast Wealth Management; Paule T. Pachter, Chief Executive Officer of Long Island Cares, Inc.; Eric Penzer, Estate Litigation Partner at Farrell Fritz, P.C.; Danny Pisani, Vice President/Director of Sales at Contour Mortgage Corporation; Jack Schnirman, City Manager of City of Long Beach; Walter Skinner, President of The Skinner Insurance Agency; Michael Smith, Executive Director at ACDS; Salvatore Spano, First Senior Vice President, Director of Retail Banking Employee Management at New York Community Bank; Nick Symanski, Business Development Manager at Flushing Bank; Joshua Thomas, Vice President of Operations at EIHAB Human Services; Matthew Thompson, Family Wealth Advisor at Morgan Stanley; Bill Waibel, President of A+ Stem Labs; Robert M. Werner, Senior VP of Operations, CFO of Parker Jewish Institute; Timothy Williams, Vice President of Santander Bank NA US; and Simon Zysman, Ph.D., President & Founder of Employee Assistance Resources Services, Inc.CHECK OUT PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT HEREThe evening’s raffle raised nearly $4,000, thanks to a very generous donation by honoree Danny Pisani, who bid–and won–on the trip to Cancun. Proceeds from the raffles went to support EIHAB Human Services and The United Family Beacon House.This event was sponsored by Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, Investors Bank, Flushing Bank, D & F Development, New York Community Bank, Contour Mortgage, AgeWell New York, Forest Hills Financial Group, Stew Leonard’s, Zwanger Pesiri Radiology, Marketing Works, Broadway Stages, EIHAB Human Services, Bethpage Best of Long Island, Georgi Vodka, Neiman Marcus and Godiva.The Star Network, a division of Schneps Communications, brings the most powerful and active members of the community into one room through many targeted events. These provide face-to-face networking, as well as business building and branding opportunities.Nominations are now open for the Queens Power Women in Business. Email [email protected] if you would like to recommend someone to be honored. 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Gabriel Magalhaes makes William Saliba prediction after completing Arsenal transfer

first_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 4 Sep 2020 11:57 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link15.5kShares Comment Gabriel Magalhaes makes William Saliba prediction after completing Arsenal transfer Advertisement William Saliba impressed during the recent friendly win over MK Dons (Picture: Getty)‘He is a great player and I am sure we will get along very well. It is a dream I am living the dream right now to play for this club with such a massive history and achievements.‘Everything is there to achieve and I am very happy to be here. It hasn’t really sunk in yet but i am glad to be here and I can’t wait to play with my new team-mates.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArteta is now likely to turn his attention to selling some of the defenders he has deemed surplus to requirements. Sokratis Papastathopoulos is wanted by Napoli after they missed out on Gabriel, while the Gunners will also listen to offers for the likes of Shkodran Mustafi, Rob Holding and Calum Chambers. David Luiz penned a new deal earlier in the summer while January loan recruit Pablo Mari has been signed on a permanent deal from Flamengo.MORE: Arsenal legend Sol Campbell reveals interest in replacing Freddie Ljungberg on Mikel Arteta’s coaching staffMORE: Alexis Sanchez reveals he asked to rejoin Arsenal after his first Manchester United training sessionFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Gabriel and William Saliba could form a powerful looking new central defensive partnership at Arsenal (Picture: Getty / Twitter)New Arsenal signing Gabriel Magalhaes is confident William Saliba has all the qualities necessary to become a key player for Mikel Arteta’s new-look side.The France Under-21 international joined the Gunners from Saint-Etienne last summer but was loaned back to the French club for another year as part of the deal.Saliba is likely to former a new-look central defensive partnership with Gabriel, whose own move to the Emirates Stadium was confirmed earlier this week.Arsenal beat competition from the likes of Napoli and Manchester United in order to complete the signing of the 22-year-old Brazilian from Lille, and Gabriel is relishing the opportunity to strike up an understanding with his new team-mate.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHe said: ‘I did not follow him much but I know he’s a talented young player and if he is joining arsenal it is because of his quality. We have a few friend in common and I did play against him before. Advertisementlast_img read more