YES Network Yankees Analyst John Flaherty, a Pearl River resident, will be the keynote speaker at the Rockland Economic Development Corporation (REDC) 18th Annual Economic Development Awards Luncheon Friday at the IBM Executive Conference Center in Palisades, NY.
The REDC honors companies, organizations and individuals for showing "a commitment to Rockland County's economic vitality" and improving the local business climate at this event, which is sponsored by TD Bank.
There will be a panel to discuss national election results and their potential impact on local business moderated by CBRE Executive Vice President James B. Tully at 11 a.m. Also on the panel are TD Bank Director of Private Investment Fernando Garip, Bons Secours Charity Health System CEO Philip Patterson and Robert Martin Company, LLC Managing member Tim Jones.
2012 Honorees include:
- Award of Distinction: Dr. Margaret Mary Fitzpatrick, S.C., Ed.D., President, St. Thomas Aquinas College
- Manufacturer of the Year: Nice-Pak Products, Inc.
- Service Provider of the Year: Center for Safety and Change, Inc. (formerly Rockland Family Shelter)
- Entrepreneur of the Year: Malcolm G. McLaren, P.E, President & CEO, McLaren Engineering Group