Evergreen Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Local Businesses

Evergreen staff welcome their guests.  (l to r) Natalie Vichnevsky, Karen Nieves, Stephen Fabian, Emil Fraija, Gabriel Lefferts, Leah Archibald Photo Credit: Evergreen

Evergreen held their annual gala at the Brooklyn Winery on October 5.  This year’s theme was Welcome Back Brooklyn, and representatives from the community business sector were glad to be welcomed.  In addition, the event hauled in the largest amount of money that Evergreen has ever raised at its fundraising events: over $120,000!  Evergreen hopes that this is an indicator of future fundraising success.

Leah Archibald (Evergreen executive director) and Tod Greenfield (Evergreen board chair) present Williamsburg-based Leerform with the Business of the Year award Photo Credit: Evergreen

“The organization will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2022 and will be marking the milestone with a year-long campaign to recognize its history and successes, and will share the stories of business clients and its vision of growing an equitable industrial business community that will thrive for the next 40 years,” said Leah Archibald, Evergreen executive director.

New York & Atlantic Railway received the Community Partner of the Year award Photo Credit: Evergreen

Evergreen also used their annual celebration platform to acknowledge business achievements.  
LEERFORM who provides comprehensive design, custom fabrication and installation services to museums, art galleries, etc. received the Business of the Year award.   New York & Atlantic Railway a short line railroad formed in 1997 to provide freight service over the tracks of the Long Island Rail Road was honored as Community Partner of the Year.  The Industrial Development Champion Award had two honorees:  BJH Advisors a real estate development and advisory firm and LISC NYC the local arm of the national nonprofit organization that equips underinvested communities with funding and strategy.

Leah Archibald (Evergreen executive director) and Tod Greenfield (Evergreen board chair) present the BJH Advisors team with the Industrial Champion Award Photo Credit: Evergreen
Leah Archibald (Evergreen executive director) and Tod Greenfield (Evergreen board chair) present the LISC NYC team with the Industrial Champion Award Photo Credit: Evergreen

Author: The Greenline

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