Business Initiative Corporation of New York (BICNY) Presents 20th Annual Bankers Breakfast

The Twentieth Annual Bronx Bankers Breakfast will be held on May 11, 2018 at the Villa Barone Manor at 8:30am. The keynote Speaker is Hon. Maria T. Vullo, Superintendent of the New York State Department of Financial Services.



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BICNY Hosted Its 19th Annual Event in 2017


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
  • 2017    Adriano Espaillat, Hon. Congressman Representing New York District – 13 to the U.S. House of Representatives 


Presenting Sponsors – 2017 Bankers Breakfast


Diamond Level


TD Bank Logo_BICNY




Platinum Level




Gold Level


Con Edison
Empire State Bank
Johnson Security Bureau
M&T Bank

Silver Tier


Ridgewood Savings Bank
Webster Bank

Bronze Tier


IDS Corp.
Rite Check
Spring Bank

Supporter Tier


Flushing Bank
Signature Bank
Wells Fargo



United States Small Business Administration
SBDC at Lehman College, and SCORE