The Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) presented community service awards to Lynier Richardson, former CEO of Brick City Development Corporation (BCDC), Michael Davidson, Executive Director, Greater Newark Convention and Visitors Bureau (GNCVB), Lauren Hall, Director of Marketing, GNCVB, Chip Hallock, President & CEO, Greater Newark Regional Business Partnership, Hal Laessig and Yoland Skeete, Sumei Arts Center, Steven Yglesias, Mompou Tapas Wine Bar & Lounge and IBID President, Luis Nogueira, EXIT Realty, Lucky Associates, Jacinto Rodrigues, Chairman & CEO, Crown Bank, Victor Nichols, Publisher of NewarkBound Magazine and Roosevelt Donat, Director of Government Relations and Strategic Planning, BCDC. The awards were presented in recognition of outstanding contributions, commitment and service to the betterment of the City of Newark and the Ironbound community.

In presenting the awards, Seth A. Grossman, Ph.D., the IBID’s Executive Director, noted the personal ties to Newark and the Ironbound community of each award recipient. He underscored the importance of building upon the partnerships that support the Ironbound’s continued success and growth and revitalization efforts throughout the City.

“From helping our community during the recent property reevaluation process, to supporting the Ironbound’s artistic and cultural heritage, to marketing the best that our City and our business district have to offer on behalf of the people who live and work in the Ironbound and the thousands of visitors we welcome each year, each of these individuals has contributed to cooperative efforts in support of a shared vision for Newark and the Ironbound District,” Grossman concluded.

Ironbound Business Improvement District

(left to right) Luis Nogueira, one of the recipients of the Ironbound Community Service Awards presented by the Ironbound Business Improvement District, was congratulated at the recent awards ceremony by Steven T. Yglesias, IBID President and Seth A. Grossman, IBID Executive Director.

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