Business Initiative Corporation of New York (BICNY) Presents 18th Annual Bankers Breakfast

The Eighteenth Annual Bronx Bankers Breakfast will be held on May 6, 2016 at the Villa Barone Manor at 8:30am. The theme is “If It’s Good For The Bronx, It’s Good For New York.” The keynote Speaker is Hon. Kathy Hochul, Lt. Governor of New York State.



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BICNY Hosted Its 18th Annual Event in 2016


BICNY welcomed over 400 financial leaders, business owners, real estate brokers, accountants, attorneys and technical assistance providers in the largest event of its kind. The gathering highlighted the unprecedented number of economic development projects currently underway in the borough.


Missed the Bankers Breakfast? Want to relive the memories? Click to view and download images from this year’s event.



Connecting Businesses & Banks For Growth


The Bankers Breakfast was hosted by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. and produced in partnership with the Business Initiative Corporation of New York (BICNY) and the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation (BOEDC). The official kick-off to Bronx Week, the event has grown in attendees and sponsorship each year.


“This is a great networking event. Businesses needs capital to grow, banks need businesses to grow,” explained Madeline Marquez, Vice President of BICNY, in an exclusive interview. “And both are inherently important to the economic development of our borough.”


The 2015 keynote speaker was Mr. William C. Dudley, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Mr. Dudley serves as Vice Chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), the group responsible for formulating the nation’s monetary policy. He joins a distinguished list of prior speakers that serve the Bronx, New York City and New York State.



Select Bankers Breakfast Keynote Speakers


  • 2012    Michael Bloomberg,  NYC Mayor
  • 2013    Benjamin Lawsky,  New York State Superintendent of Financial Services
  • 2014    Kyle Kimball,President,  President NYC EDC
  • 2015    William C. Dudley,  President Federal Reserve Bank of New York
  • 2016    Kathy Hochul,  Lt. Governor of New York


Presenting Sponsors – 2016 Bankers Breakfast


Diamond Level


TD Bank Logo_BICNY




Platinum Level


     Popular Bank Logo_BICNY


Gold Level


Con Edison
Mohr Partners
M&T Bank
Rite Check
Webster Bank

Silver Tier


City National Bank
Johnson Security Bureau Inc.
Ridgewood Savings Bank

Bronze Tier


Empire State Bank
IDS Corporation
Lehman College
Monroe College
Ponce De Leon FSB
Spring Bank
Valley National Bank

Supporter Tier


Capital One Bank
Flushing Savings Bank
Signature Bank
Sterling National Bank



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SBDC at Lehman College, and SCORE