Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and the Business Initiative Corporation of New York co-hosted the 21st Annual Bronx Bankers Breakfast at the Villa Barone Manor in Throggs Neck.
John C. Williams, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York served as this year’s keynote speaker. Mr. Williams discussed the status of banking in The Bronx, banking deserts, homeownership in the borough and the state of the local economy. Mr. Williams also engaged in a question and answer session with Borough President Diaz and those in attendance, which included over 400 financial leaders, elected officials business owners, real estate brokers and other professionals.
“The annual Bronx Bankers Breakfast is always a wonderful opportunity for the finance community to come together and learn more about some of the great things that are happening in The Bronx,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. “I am especially grateful that Mr. Williams joined us this morning to offer his unique perspective on some of the issues that face our borough and our region’s banking, finance and business communities.”
“Each year, the Business Initiative Corporation of New York looks forward to organizing this signature event. I want to thank Borough President Diaz for his continued partnership and Mr. Williams for spending time with the Bronx finance community this morning to discuss the opportunities and challenges they face,” said Rafael Roger, Executive Director of the Business Initiative Corporation of New York.
The 21st Annual Bronx Bankers Breakfast Diamond Sponsors were TD Bank & JP Morgan Chase.
Photos from the event can be downloaded at https://flic.kr/s/aHsmDoYmZQ.
The 21st Annual Bronx Bankers Breakfast was part of Bronx Week 2019. Now in its 48th year, Bronx Week is the annual celebration of everything that makes The Bronx a great place to live, work and raise a family.
For more information about Bronx Week 2019, visit www.ilovethebronx.com.