3rd Ave. BID Sponsors Leadership Breakfast

Roger Saad (l) and his sons accepted the award for his late father Eli Saad who passed away prior to the ceremony.
Photo by Kasey Rodriguez

The Third Avenue Business Improvement District honored several local leaders at its annual meeting and breakfast on Wednesday, June 6 at Metropolitan College of New York. This year’s exemplary honorees included Councilman Rafael Salamanca, La Central developer Hudson Companies, opioid treatments pioneer Dr. Melissa Freeman and posthumous Lifetime Achievement to the Avenue Award recipient Eli Saad.

Councilman Salamanca (l) was honored by Michael Brady (c), Third Avenue BID executive director and Roger Saad, the son of the late honoree Eli Saad.
Photo by Kasey Rodriguez

Dr. Melissa Freeman, a pioneer for opioid treatments, graciously accepted her Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. citation of merit from Michael Brady.
Photo by Kasey Rodriguez

Sally Gilliland thanked the Third Avenue BID for honoring the Hudson Companies.
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Sally Gilliland accepted the award on behalf of La Central developers Hudson Companies.
Photo by Kasey Rodriguez

(l-r) Michael Brady with Roger Saad and his sons Elie, Elliot and Marc Saad.
Photo by Kasey Rodriguez

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