Throggs Neck Merchants Toast Local Business Trailblazers

Doctors Katherine Andreadis (l) and Jessica Spinelli received congratulations from Spinelli’s father.
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Several local business leaders were toasted at this year’s 11th annual Throggs Neck Merchants Association Dinner Dance on Thursday, October 25 at Villa Barone Manor. This year’s distinguished honorees were Business Man of the Year recipient Vincenzo Aprea, Business Women of the Year recipients doctors Jessica Spinelli and Katherine Andreadis, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Dr. Robert Marini, Excellence Achievement Award recipient Elizabeth Engeldrum and Tireless Advocate for Bronx Small Businesses John Bonizio.

Dr. Robert Marini’s lifetime of service was formally recognized by the TNMA.
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John Bonizio was honored to be named this year’s Tireless Advocate for Bronx Small Businesses.
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Vincenzo Aprea (3rd from r) proudly accepted his award from the local merchant leaders.
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Captain Robert Doonan (l) happily accepted his Military Service Award.
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Elizabeth Engeldrum (c) graciously accepted her award from Bobby Jaen (r), TNMA president.
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TNMA’s Bobby Jaen (c) and Stephen Kaufman (r), legal counsel honored captain Carlos Ghonz (2nd from r), 45th Precinct commanding officer and his fellow officers.
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