Top Brooklyn Women in Business honorees announced

June 8, 2012 Helen Klein
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The Home Reporter and Brooklyn Spectator will be honoring influential Brooklyn women in business whose major achievements and whose participation in many community activities throughout the years have helped the borough grow.

The first annual Top Brooklyn Women in Business Networking Awards Dinner will be held on Thursday, June 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the New York Marriott at Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams Street, in Downtown Brooklyn.

The honorees are: Denise Arbesu, Senior Vice President / Relationship Manager, Citi Commercial Bank; Mary Anne Cino, CEO, NIA Community Services Network; Sister Dolores F. Crepeau, Principal, Fontbonne Hall Academy; Helena De Paola, Owner, Indoor Outdoor Gardener; Renee Dorsa, President, Brooklyn Real Estate Board; Dr. Tobechi Ebede, Dermatologist, Preferred Health Partners; Teresa Fabi, Executive Assistant District Attorney, Kings County District Attorney’s Office; Dr. Laila Farhat, President, Jana Healthcare and Spa; Dr. Alice B. Farkouh, Principal, A.Fantis Parochial School; Arlene Figaro, Principal, Visitation Academy; Wendy Goldstein, President & CEO, Lutheran Healthcare; Dr. Karen Gould, President , Brooklyn College; Devorah Halberstam, Director of Foundation & Government, Jewish Children’s Museum ; Alice Halkias, Owner, Grand Prospect Hall; Sister Elizabeth A. Hill, President, St. Joseph’s College; Haney Ho, Vice President, Brooklyn Chinese American Association; Marlene Hochman, Founder , The Toy Museum of NY; Judith Kapner, Vice President/Business Banking, Flushing Bank; Arlene Keating , Paralegal, Connors & Sullivan Attorneys At Law, PLLC; Marina Kovalyov, President, Russian American Foundation; Zoe Koutsoupakis, Senior Vice President, Marathon Bank; Yolanda Lezama-Clark, Former President, West Indian-American Day Carnival Assoc.; Marci McCall, Community Relations Marketing & Communications, Emblem Health; Renee McClure, Manager, Community & Customer Management, National Grid; Regina Peruggi, President, Kingsborough Community College; Phyllis Pressa, Business Banking Market Manager, JPMorgan Chase; Melissa Rabinovich, Executive Editor, NY1 News; Maria Roca, Founder & Chair, Friends of Sunset Park; Ada Rodriguez, Chief Marketing Officer, Health Plus; Sandra Russo, Director of the Nursing Program, Touro College; Ilene Sacco, President, 68th Precinct Community Council; Joanne Seminara, Attorney, Grimaldi & Yeung LLP; Ella Weiss, President, Brooklyn Arts Council; Candiece Wilson, Senior Cost Engineer, Turner Construction Company; and Toni Yuille-Williams, Director of Public Affairs, Con Edison.

“It’s my privilege and honor to recognize the extraordinary women who have built their careers in Brooklyn or have achieved their success in Brooklyn,” remarked Victoria Schneps-Yunis, the papers’ co-publisher. “We invite the business community to come out and salute these women on June 21.”

In addition, honored as Best Man of the Year will be Brooklyn District Attorney Charles J. Hynes.

The evening will also feature networking with Brooklyn’s top professionals, an expo with leading businesses in the area, and a charity raffle benefiting two not-for-profit organizations: Camp Brooklyn and the Tunnel to Towers Foundation’s campaign to build a smart home for SPC Bryan Dilberian, who lost both legs and one arm while on patrol with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan.

The newspapers’ sister publication, The Queens Courier, has held a top women in business event in Queens for the past decade, honoring female leaders in that borough. The most recent event attracted more than 700 business leaders, making it one of the largest business events in the city.

Tickets cost $125 each. To purchase tickets, or for sponsorship/participation opportunities, please call 718-224-5863, extension 226.

Tickets can also be purchased on line; go to www.homereporternews.comevents.

The event is sponsored by Health Plus, Con Edison, EmblemHealth, St. Josephs College, Citi Commercial Bank, Flushing Bank, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, City University of New York and Ehren Joseph Studios.

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