Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,SAM,ROS-Mahopac) honored the Yorktown winners of his first annual Best in Business competition on Friday, Sept. 30. The contest was created by Byrne to honor and highlight all the businesses within the 94th Assembly District that served their community through the extraordinary challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents of the district were able to vote for their favorite business in twenty different categories. Byrne partnered with various chambers of commerce and business associations throughout the district to promote this event, including the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce. He will continue to honor the other business winners in the district over the next week.
“Local businesses are the backbone of our community, and have made extraordinary sacrifices over the last year and a half to remain open and continue to serve their customers,” said Byrne. “These entrepreneurs employ our friends and family, are civic leaders, and take pride in their professions. It’s hard to open and run a business under the most favorable of circumstances, let alone during a pandemic. I’m grateful to all the businesses within the 94th Assembly District for what they have done to help our community during such difficult times.”
“We have so many great businesses and people here in Yorktown and the results of the Best in Business contest are a testament to that fact,” said Sergio Esposito, Yorktown Chamber of Commerce President. “I am proud to have played a part in honoring the true entrepreneurial spirit of all our contestants. Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to all the businesses in our amazing town.”
"It's a wonderful feeling to have our business honored by the community. We take pride in our work and appreciate this recognition," said Pattie Cerbone, co-owner of JCM Racing.
Before honoring the winners, Byrne and Esposito met at the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce headquarters for a raffle for all the residents who voted. Five local businesses donated gift cards to the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce for the competition, including Jewel of Himalaya, Little Sorrento, Furci's Restaurant, Hudson Valley Steakhouse and Yorktown Pizza and Pasta.
The eight businesses honored from Yorktown are:
Furci’s Restaurant: “Casual Dining” category
Suburban Wine & Spirits: “Wine and Spirits” category
JCM Racing: “Manufacturing” category
House of Hair Westchester: “Cosmetology” category
Trailside Café: “Deserts” category
JK Junk Removal: “Home Improvement” category
Toney Kitchens of Westchester: “Construction” category
Kimberly J. Brennan Agency, Inc.: “People’s Choice” category
***A video of Assemblyman Kevin Byrne announcing the winners of the competition in Yorktown can be found here***