Queens Chamber honors business leaders

The Queens Chamber of Commerce honored four local business leaders at its annual Business Person of the Year awards last Thursday at Terrace on the Park.

This year’s recipients included Sister Tesa Fitzgerald, founder and executive director at Hour Children, Christopher Horch, associate partner at JB&B, and Nick Tziazas, president of Lyons Mortgage Services, Inc.

John Catsimatidis, the president and CEO of Red Apple Group, was this year’s Hall of Fame honoree.

“It’s our opportunity to honor people in the Queens community who have added something special to the business community and to their own community,” said Chamber chair Thomas Santucci.

The honorees were chosen for demonstrating business acumen, street smarts, hard work, success and for “doing well by doing good.”

Queens Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Thomas Grech said the honorees all have made a difference by giving back.

“That’s the legacy of the people out here tonight,” he said.