Bronx Chamber Celebrates Italian Heritage Luncheon

Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj (back, l) and Bronx Chamber officers with honorees Patrick Caruso (back, 3rd from l), Edward Angelino (back, 4th from l), Gene DiNapoli (back, c), Victor Sabatini (back, 4th from r), Michael Florio (back, 3rd from r) and Valerie Smaldone (front, c).
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

The Bronx Chamber of Commerce toasted six distinguished individuals at its annual Italian Heritage Celebration Luncheon on Thursday, October 13 at F&J Pine Restaurant. The Chamber honored media personality Valerie Smaldone; Patrick Caruso, Community Board 10 staff member; Michael Florio for the Florio Family Golden Glow Cookie Company; Victor Sabatini, Just Nuts Party Band lead singer; Bronx entertainer Gene DiNapoli and Edward Angelino, Power Express Mortgage Bankers vice president and Throggs Neck Merchants Association vice president.

Honorees Michael Floria and Valerie Smaldone enjoyed Thursday evening’s cultural celebration.
Photo by Silvio Pacifico

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