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Business Council Inducts New Rochelle's Steiner Sports Into Hall Of Fame

Standing, from left, Jeffery Dain; Brandon Steiner; Anthony Justic; Marsha Gordon; Mark Tulis; John Tolomer; Thomas Lala. Seated, from left, Karen Smith; Nancy Trim; Mary Beth Del Balzo; Wendy Wollner; Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson.
Standing, from left, Jeffery Dain; Brandon Steiner; Anthony Justic; Marsha Gordon; Mark Tulis; John Tolomer; Thomas Lala. Seated, from left, Karen Smith; Nancy Trim; Mary Beth Del Balzo; Wendy Wollner; Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson. Photo Credit: Contributed

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- More than 600 business people turned out for the Business Council of Westchester’s Business Hall of Fame Awards Dinner where six businesses were inducted into the group.

These are the winners in their respective categories:

  • Corporate Citizenship: Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla. Michael Israel, president and chief executive office and board of directors Vice Chair Mark Tulis accepted the award.
  • Small Business Success: The Westchester Bank in White Plains. John Tolomer, president and chief executive officer, accepted the award.
  • Entrepreneurial Success: Steiner Sports in New Rochelle. Brandon Steiner, founder and chief executive officer, accepted the award. \
  • Family Owned Business: The College of Westchester in White Plains. Mary Beth Del Balzo, president, accepted the award.
  • Women in Business Success: Wendy Wollner, founder and president, Balancing Life’s Issues, Inc. accepted the award.
  • Chairman’s Recognition Award: N. Dain's Sons Co., Inc. in Peekskill. Jeffrey Dain, president, accepted the award.

This year’s program, which was held April 19 at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle, featured a “Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.”

“This year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame theme perfectly reflects the energy, spirit and enthusiasm of our members in the Business Council of Westchester. As Westchester County’s largest and most influential business organization, we take pride in seeking out and shining a spotlight on the accomplishments – and contributions – of Westchester’s top businesses,” said Marsha Gordon, Business Council president and chief executive officer.

“The winners represent the diversity of businesses that make up the Business Council membership: Fortune 500 organizations; mid-size corporations, family-owned businesses; entrepreneurs and women in business. You are the face of Westchester business today and you stand for Westchester’s bright economic future,” said Business Counci Chairman Anthony Justic.

County Executive Robert P. Astorino congratulated the winners and thanked them for their contributions to Westchester’s economy. The master of ceremonies was News12 Westchester anchor Scott McGee. The event co-chairs were Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson of Thompson & Bender, Jeffery Haydon of Caramoor Center for Music and Arts, and Thomas Lala.

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