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Archive for February 2014

Gold Regional Award with the National Association of Home Builders

I am so proud to have learned that two of Swig Equities‘ former sales executives, Sophia Cicilioni and Stephanie  Mastronardi, who have worked on the Sheffield project since the initial conversion to condominium status, have won the Gold Regional Award with the National Association of Home Builders for the Nationally Recognized sales team of the year!

For the past four years, they have won the Silver award and this year, and so deservedly so, they brought home the Gold!

It has been such a pleasure to work with Sophia and Stephanie over the years and I congratulate them on their industry-wide recognition.

National Association of Home Builders Award

National Association of Home Builders Award

The base of National Association of Home Builders Award

The base of National Association of Home Builders Award

Sheffield 57 Project

The Sheffield

Sheffield

The Sheffield

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February 20, 2014 at 3:24 pm

National Board of Directors Meeting for Israel Bonds

Kent Swig (left) and Israel's Deputy Finance Minister Mickey Levi

Kent Swig (left) and Israel’s Deputy Finance Minister Mickey Levi

On January 24th-26, I attended the annual National Board of Directors meeting for the State of Israel Bonds. The two day event included participating in the National Board meeting, where I had the privilege of meeting with Israel’s Deputy Finance Minister Mickey Levi (see photo).

From left to right: Israel's Permanent Representative to the United Nation, Ambassador Ron Prosor, Kent Swig, Israel's Consul General to New York City, Ambassador Ido Aharoni.

From left to right: Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nation, Ambassador Ron Prosor, Kent Swig, Israel’s Consul General to New York City, Ambassador Ido Aharoni.

Also included was a private and limited invitation dinner with Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Ron Prosor, who I had the honor of introducing as the key note speaker (see photo). The Ambassador, as usual, gave a fascinating and clairvoyant talk on the current events of the Middle East and what is going on within the United Nations in response to these events.

The last event was the gala dinner where several important leaders from Canada and the United States were honored for their outstanding contribution to the Israel Bond Organization. The dinner’s Master of Ceremonies was Paul Riser who entertained the audience with wonderful jokes and very emotional and touching personal stories. Deputy Finance Minister Mickey Levi gave the key note address.

The dinner was the culmination of hard work by the honorees, the Board of Directors and the entire Israel Bond organization staff and resulted in a record breaking sale of over $250 million in Israel Bond sales! Needless to say, this achievement was certainly awe-inspiring!

Kent Swig and Master of Ceremonies Paul Riser

Kent Swig and Master of Ceremonies Paul Riser

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February 18, 2014 at 2:17 pm

Gala dinner benefiting the American Museum of American Finance

This past January 14, 2014, I was once again invited to attend the gala dinner benefiting the American Museum of American Finance, located in the Swig Equities building at 48 Wall Street.
This year, the honoree was Duncan Niederauer, head of the New York Stock Exchange.

The evening was a wonderful success and Duncan spoke very thoughtfully, including a fond memory of one of his heros, John C. Whitehead, who is the namesake for the award: The Whitehead Award for Distinguished Service & Financial Leadership.

This gala dinner is among one of my favorite annual events and this year was no exception.

Kent Swig at Museum of American Finance

John C. Whitehead who spoke at the gala dinner

Museum of Finance Gala Dinner Invitation

Museum of Finance Gala Dinner Invitation

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February 5, 2014 at 3:08 pm