Westchester’s “Best in Business” honored by new initiative in 94AD

Posted: October 9, 2021 in Business, Community
Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,SAM,ROS-Mahopac) presented citations to “Best in Business” winners of the “Manufacturing” category, John Cerbone and Pattie Cerbone, Co-Owners of JCM Racing with Sergio Esposito, President of the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce.

Assemblyman Kevin Byrne (R,C,I,SAM,ROS-Mahopac) honored the Yorktown winners of his first annual Best in Business competition on Friday, Sept. 30. The contest was created by Byrne to honor and highlight all the businesses within the 94th Assembly District that served their community through the extraordinary challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents of the district were able to vote for their favorite business in twenty different categories. Byrne partnered with various chambers of commerce and business associations throughout the district to promote this event, including the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce. He will continue to honor the other business winners in the district over the next week. 

“Local businesses are the backbone of our community, and have made extraordinary sacrifices over the last year and a half to remain open and continue to serve their customers,” said Byrne. “These entrepreneurs employ our friends and family, are civic leaders, and take pride in their professions. It’s hard to open and run a business under the most favorable of circumstances, let alone during a pandemic. I’m grateful to all the businesses within the 94th Assembly District for what they have done to help our community during such difficult times.”

“We have so many great businesses and people here in Yorktown and the results of the Best in Business contest are a testament to that fact,” said Sergio Esposito, Yorktown Chamber of Commerce President“I am proud to have played a part in honoring the true entrepreneurial spirit of all our contestants. Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to all the businesses in our amazing town.”

“It’s a wonderful feeling to have our business honored by the community. We take pride in our work and appreciate this recognition,” said Pattie Cerbone, co-owner of JCM Racing.

Before honoring the winners, Byrne and Esposito met at the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce headquarters for a raffle for all the residents who voted. Five local businesses donated gift cards to the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce for the competition, including Jewel of Himalaya, Little Sorrento, Furci’s Restaurant, Hudson Valley Steakhouse and Yorktown Pizza and Pasta. 

The eight businesses honored from Yorktown are:

Furci’s Restaurant: “Casual Dining” category

Suburban Wine & Spirits: “Wine and Spirits” category

JCM Racing: “Manufacturing” category

House of Hair Westchester: “Cosmetology” category

Trailside Café: “Deserts” category

JK Junk Removal: “Home Improvement” category

Toney Kitchens of Westchester: “Construction” category

Kimberly J. Brennan Agency, Inc.: “People’s Choice” category

***A video of Assemblyman Kevin Byrne announcing the winners of the competition in Yorktown can be found here***

The above information was previously distributed and made public for immediate release by the Office of Assemblyman Kevin Byrne