Restoration is awarded “Brooklyn Century Award” at Brooklyn Chamber Centennial Gala
February 8 – Restoration received the Brooklyn Century Award at Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce (BCC) Centennial Celebration. The event was held February 10th, 2018 at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. Andrew Hoan, President and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce presented the award, the first of its kind to be awarded. Founded February 6th, 1918, the BCC is celebrating 100 years of dedication to the economic development of Brooklyn. The Brooklyn Century Award award not only recognizes excellent organization’s leadership in Brooklyn, but individuals whose contributions make Brooklyn a better place to live and do business. In addition to Restoration’s award, other awardees Colvin Grannum, Pamela Brier, Robert B. Catell, Alan H. Fishman, Joeseph M. Mattone, Sr, and Bruce Ratner. In congratulating the BCC, President and CEO Colvin Grannum remarked, “What we wish for the borough is it continues to be a place for genuine diversity than we have had in the past, where there is integration of families of different racial, religion, income backgrounds. We have to be intentional about creating opportunity for everyone. It is not going to happen by accident or happenstance.”
This historic event brought out many of Brooklyn's political, civic, and social leaders. In attendance were the Brooklyn Borough president, Eric Adams, along with former borough presidents Marty Markowitz and Howard Golden. Elected officials in attendance were U.S. Representatives Dan Donovan and Nydia Velazquez, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, state Senators Marty Golden, Jesse Hamilton and Roxanne Persaud; Kings County Democratic Chairman Frank Seddio, Public Advocate Letitia James, Assemblymembers Peter Abbate, Nick Perry; City Councilmembers Justin Brannan, Mark Treyger and Brad Lander.
For 100 years, BCC has been a leading example of good business acumen serving the public good. Restoration looks forward to working with the BCC to create a diverse and vibrant Brooklyn.