Kudos: Westchester County Awards and Distinctions, April 24, 2017

An abundance of awards and recognitions for Top-Tier Westchester businesses.

Coldwell Banker’s Nelson Salazar Named One of NRT’s Top 1,000 Sales Associates

NRT, the largest residential real estate brokerage company in the United States, has named Nelson Salazar as one of the top 1,000 sales associates for the third quarter of 2016.  The licensed Real Estate Sales Associate from Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Katonah is ranked in the top half of the quarterly list, which puts him in the top one percent of approximately 47,000 sales associates nationwide. 

“I am truly honored to receive this recognition from NRT for the hard work and dedication I have towards each of my clients throughout Westchester County. Client satisfaction is my primary goal, and I am pleased to provide a service that results in happiness and success,” said Salazar, who specializes in Northern Westchester real estate, including Bedford, Goldens Bridge, Lewisboro, Katonah, North Salem, Pound Ridge and Somers.

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PR News Announces Top Women in PR Honorees

PR News announces its list of Top Women in PR and honorees will be celebrated during an awards luncheon on January 24, so17 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. The founder and executive director of Girls Write Now, Maya Nussbaum, will be providing a keynote address at the event. Honorees include some of the most influential women in their field such as Marcie Klein of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Catherine Blades of Aflac and many more.


RLA Collective Is Honored at The 2017 North American Innovation & Insights Sabre Awards Ceremony

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RLA Collective marketing agency was recently given the reward for “Digital Marketing/Advertising” ad the Innovation and Insights SABRE Awards ceremony in Chicago.  RLA is one of the only integrated marketing agencies devoted to the non-Rx side of healthcare and their award “Answering a Mom’s Cry for help” was for the Colief Infant Digestive Aid Brand. Insights SABRE Awards recognizes campaigns that demonstrate the highest levels of strategic planning, creativity and business results in various categories and they are judged by senior executives in the communications and marketing industries.


Jill Singer Named “Community Partner of the Year” by Association of Development Officers

Left to Right: Fran Higgins, Interim President, Association of Development Officers and Jill Singer, Founder, Jill Singer Graphics

Jill Singer, the founder of Jill Singer Graphics was honored as the “Community Partner of the Year” at the annual Philanthropy Awards Breakfast at Tappan Hill in Tarry town, NY by the Association of Development Officers (ADO). Each year the ADO showcases examples of philanthropy, fundraising, and volunteerism and celebrates their impact on the area.  Jill Singer donates her graphic design and marketing services to promote events and encourage membership. In addition she has committed most of her career to supporting Westchester nonprofits.

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 Kevin M. Peters Named to Barron’s “Top 1,200 Financial Advisors”

Morgan Stanley announced that Managing Director, Wealth Management and Wealth Advisor in the Firm’s Purchase Wealth Management office, Kevin M. Peters has been named to Barron’s list of America’s Top 1,200 Advisors: 2017 State-by-State.  The list consists of a select group of people who are screened on criteria such as their assets under management, revenue produced for the Firm and quality of service provided to clients.

“Competition is steep to be selected for this list, and those who make the cut represent a very high level of achievement in serving their clients’ wealth management needs,” commented Terri Ferri, Branch Manager of Morgan Stanley’s Purchase office.


Murphy Brothers Among New York SmartCEO 2017 Fast-Growth Companies

Co-Owners of  Murphy Brothers Contracting, Sean and Chris Murphy, were honored  among its “Fast-Growth Companies” at the 2017 Future 50 Awards Ceremony by New York SmartCEO. Over 300 companies joined them in a celebration for 60 of New York area’s fastest growing companies.

“The act of ‘building a building’ is essentially the same as it was when we started”, said Sean Murphy. “However, we’re learning to stay ahead of the curve with regard to green building, energy efficiency, stricter regulations and smart technology. After 40 years, we’re still learning”


Jon Gordon & Joan Simon Receive Costar Power Broker Awards

Jonathan Gordon and Joan Simon have been recognized as CoStar Power Brokers by the CoStar group (NASDAQ:CSGP). This award, announced by the Admiral Real Estate Service Corp., spotlights the U.S. firms and individual brokers who closed the highest transaction volume in commercial property sales or leases for the entire year of 2016 in their respective market. CoStar, as the largest professional research organization serving the commercial real estate industry, identifies the op firms and brokers throughout the United States. Due to their total leasing transactions closed during the year, Simon and Gordon qualified as top brokers in the Westchester/Connecticut real estate market.


Six Bleakley Platt Women Named to New York Metro’s 2016 Super Lawyers/The Top Women List

Partners Susan E. Galvao, Mary Ellen Manley, Frances M. Pantaleo, Nancy J. Rudolph, Annette Hasapidis, Of Counsel to the Firm, and Mary Anne Wirth, also Of Counsel to the Firm are the six Bleakley Platt attorneys that have been included on the New York Metro 2016 Super Lawyers /The Top Women list. Bleakley Platt, Founded in 1937, is one of the preeminent law firms in the Hudson Valley region, with offices in White Plains and Southern Connecticut. Thomas Reuter published a special supplement called Super Lawyers that named the six attorneys and was distributed throughout the New York metro area.


White Plains Hospital to Be Honored with Corporate Citizens Award by Stepinac High School Board of Trustees

White Plains Hospital (WPH) will be awarded the Corporate Citizens Award by the Archbishop Stepinac High School’s Board of Trustees during a Reception ceremony to be held from 6:30 to 9:30 PM, Thursday, April 27 at Fenway Golf Club, 384 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains, NY.  The hospital “Will be recognized for making a meaningful and lasting difference in our community…” said Kevin J Keane, Chair of the Board of Trustees and a Stepinac alumnus.


ANC Awarded Stellar Service Award from Systems Contractor News

System Contractor News awarded ANC the Stellar Service Award for ‘Best Tech Support”. The winners are featured in a Special Spring Edition of Systems Contractor News. ANC received the award in recognition of their dedicated Operations Team working with venue partners to provide flawless event management services.


Pace University Student Taslim Tavarez Garcia Named a 2017 Truman Scholar

Taslim Tavarez Garcia, a junior at Pace University’s Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, is one of just 62 students to be selected as 2017 Truman Scholar. Garcia has established a student organization called ABRIR (which means “to open” in Spanish; Advocates Bring Resources to Immigrant & Refugees) that hosts college application workshops to undocumented students. In addition interns at the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, and she volunteers and recruits Pace students to volunteer for the office’s “We Are New York” program.


Great Place to Work and Fortune Name WESTMED Medical Group One of the Best Workplaces in Health Care

Left to right:  Mona Bickler (of Chappaqua) , director of talent development, WESTMED Medical Group; Anthony Viceroy, (of Pleasantville)  CEO, WESTMED Medical Group; and Joseph DiCarlo (of Irvington), senior vice president and director of human resources, WESTMED Practice Partners.

WESTMED Medical Group has been named by Great Place to Work and Fortune Magazine as one of the country’s “Best Workplaces in Health Care.” WESTMED ranked 27th on the list based surveys from close to 88,000 employees across the industry nationwide. The distinction was earned for being an organization dedicated to the well being of their patients, physicians and employees.


Mamaroneck Self Storage To Receive 2017 Best of BOMA Award

The Murphy Brothers Contracting will receive The Best of BOMA Westchester County’s Signature Award in the category of “Re-position/Re-purpose Award” at the 26th Annual BOMA Hall of Honors Awards Dinner. Murphy Brothers collaborated Steven Winter Associates to construct their building under NYSERDA’s New Construction Program to rate better than 52% more energy efficient than required by the NYS building code. The results were successful in averaging yearly operating cost savings of over $30,000. 

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