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Business Council Of Westchester Inducts Executives Into Hall Of Fame

From left, Ron Cohen, Dr. Laura L. Forese, Tom Kallish, Dani Glaser, Bruce Bernacchia and Joe Murphy.
From left, Ron Cohen, Dr. Laura L. Forese, Tom Kallish, Dani Glaser, Bruce Bernacchia and Joe Murphy. Photo Credit: Contributed

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The Business Council of Westchester recently held its 2014 Hall of Fame Awards and awarded Westchester executives with the honor on Wednesday, April 23.

This year’s event, which had a festive baseball theme, was held at Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle. The event had more than 500 attendees.

Scott McGee, anchor and managing editor of News12 Westchester and News12 Hudson Valley, was the master of ceremonies.

Marsha Gordon, president and chief executive officer, of the Business Council and Stephen Jones, chairman of the Business Council’s board of directors, presented each winner with a glass trophy.

The following are the winners:

Corporate citizen: Dr. Laura L. Forese,group senior vice president and chief operating officer of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division.

Entrepreneurial success: Tom Kallish, founder, Tommie Copper.

Small business success: Ron Cohen, chief executive officer, Acorda Therapeutics.

Women in business : Dani Glaser, founder/chief executive officer Green Team Spirit.

Family-owned business: Bruce Bernacchia, Joe Murphy and Gerard Bernacchia, managing partners, Liberty Line Transit. Since its inception 13 years ago, the Business Hall of Fame has inducted more than 60 business leaders. The name of this year’s winners will be added to a bronze plaque honoring past, present and future Business Hall of Fame honorees that is prominently on display at the Westchester County Airport.

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