Immigrant Heritage Week Awards 2023

This year we were thrilled to receive special messages from Commissioners Manuel Castro of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and Kevin D. Kim of the NYC Department of Small Business Services, as well as from Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, one of the biggest advocates for supporting small businesses at the federal level. Celebrate the invaluable contributions immigrants and refugees make to their communities at this virtual ceremony held on April 20, 2023.

Meet the speakers and the honorees from our 11th Annual Awards event:

Commissioner Manuel Castro of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs
Commissioner Kevin D. Kim of the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS)
Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez
Nancy Vargas, CEO of DH2 Chauffeured Transportation and Job Creator Awardee 
Sarina Prabasi, owner of 3 Buunni Coffee cafés and Made in New York Awardee
Kelvin King, pilot, owner of Alpha Drones USA, and Innovation Awardee
Awa Konate, owner of Ladoux Beauty Bar and New Beginnings Awardee
Watch the full 2023 event