THE CITY OF NEW YORK
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
I am pleased to join the Italian Trade Commission in welcoming everyone to the inaugural Italian Brand Ambassador Awards Ceremony.
As the crossroads of the world, New York’s markets are as diverse as our city itself, offering food and drink from every corner of the globe. Thanks to dedicated business leaders like today’s honorees, New Yorkers are able to enjoy the classic culinary traditions of Italy and beyond. I applaud Mel Bomprezzi of The Kroger Co. and Steve Jenkins of Fairway Market for not only sharing the joys and tastes of Italian culture, but also strengthening the economic and cultural ties between our countries. With your help, we can ensure that New York remains a hub for international trade and culture.
On behalf of the City of New York and as a proud Italian-American, please accept my best wishes for a wonderful event and continued success.