Congratulations to the 2014 Prosperity Awards given by the East Boston Chamber of Commerce. The awards were given to individuals in the East Boston business community for outstanding business practices and community service.
Neffo Cappuccio of Cappuccio Enterprise.
Josephine (Joey) Cuzzi of the East Boston YMCA
Gina Fiandaca of the City of Boston Office of Parking
Frank Fredella of Sterlingwear of Boston
Richard (Dick) Gavegnano CEO of the East Boston Savings Bank
Manny Lopes CEO of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center
Veronica Robles of Veronica Robles Cultural Center
Joseph Ruggiero Sr., of Ruggiero Memorial Home
Chip Tuttle of Suffolk Downs
Walter Yourawski of East Boston Diamond and Gold Exchange
The Award Ceremony was held at the Hyatt Boston Harborside Hotel at Logan Airport. Mistress of Ceremony was Eastie’s own News Anchor Cheryl Fiandaca.
Cheryl Fiandaca joined WHDH-TV as an Investigative Reporter in January, 2014. An award-winning broadcast journalist. Cheryl is an East Boston native who grew up in a big Italian family with six brothers and sisters. A graduate of Suffolk University, Cheryl later went on to receive a J.D. from New England School of Law.
Fellow East Bostoniano Lou Imbriano was the guest speaker. Lou Imbriano serves as President and CEO of TrinityOne, a marketing strategy and business advisory consultancy that works with organizations to turn around their marketing efforts and increase profitability through building stronger consumer ties and a more trustworthy brand. Formerly the Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of the New England Patriots and Gillette Stadium for nine seasons and Chief Operating Officer for the New England Revolution for three seasons, Imbriano built powerful relationships that allowed the organization to achieve an increase in revenue by more than 600%.
The event will become a signature Chamber gathering each year to honor businesspeople in the East Boston community.