The Initiative’s 3rd Annual Meeting will feature a panel discussion entitled Made it on Broadway with a panel that includes an artist pioneer, leaders from the SoHo Broadway tech and design communities, a fitness groundbreaker, a legal innovator and a forward-thinking craft market operator.
The Made it on Broadway panel discussion promises to bring out SoHo’s influencers, trendsetters and leaders to learn more about these trailblazing individuals and businesses.
Don Saladino is a fitness expert and owner of Drive495. Don is always a few steps ahead of traditional fitness trends, making him in high demand for professional athletes, golfers and celebrities. Don and his brother Joseph opened Drive495 on Broadway in 2006, taking an integrated approach to fitness by combining strength, core, nutrition and mobility.
Harry Skopas is the Director of Technology at The Mill’s New York studio. He has over 30 years of experience in building and managing state of the art systems and technical teams in complex digital video and film environments. The Mill, a visual narrative company that focuses on visual effects and digital products for advertising, gaming, and music, opened its doors at 451 Broadway in 2002.
Margaret Baisley has been a real estate attorney in SoHo for over 25 years. Her firm specializes in real estate transactions in the New York area representing clients from small cooperative apartments to multi-million-dollar construction projects. Margaret’s firm has offices in 561 Broadway.
Nicolas Petrou is a fashion designer and couturier, whose works have been worn by the likes of Lady Gaga and Beyonce´as well as being featured in numerous fashion publications. Nicolas is also the Director and co-founder of the Broadway Market, a designer and vintage goods flea market where designers can sell their unique handmade items, test the market, and learn the business all under one roof. Broadway Market has been located at 483 Broadway since mid 2016.
Patrick McCormick is the NYC General Manager at Breather, the world’s leading provider of on-demand meeting spaces where teams host their most productive off-sites, brainstorms, and client meetings. Breather operates 400 meeting spaces worldwide, 150 of which are located in NYC. Patrick was Breather’s first US employee overseeing the company’s New York City operations which is currently Breather’s largest market. His favorite Breather space is in SoHo, at 594 Broadway. Breather has been located at 455 Broadway since the summer of 2016.
Zigi Ben-Haim is an artist who has lived in SoHo since 1975. Much of his work is influenced by the places he has lived such as Baghdad, Iraq, Tel Aviv, Israel, and Berkeley, California where he received his MFA. Zigi’s work has been featured in public collections throughout New York City such as the Guggenheim, the Jewish Museum, and the Brooklyn Museum, and he continues to exhibit work internationally.
Yukie Ohta – Moderator is a SoHo native and founder of The SoHo Memory Project, a mobile museum, archive, and blog celebrating and preserving the history of SoHo as a New York City neighborhood. The SoHo Memory Project’s mission is to document the evolution of the area that is now called “SoHo” from colonial days through the present, with a focus on the decades between 1960 -1980, when it was a vibrant artists community.
In addition to the panel, we will also take care of the normal Annual Meeting business with reports, elections and Q&A.
Membership Packet for 3rd Annual Meeting June 20,2017
DATE AND TIME:
Tue, June 20, 2017
5:45 PM – 8:00 PM
New York, NY 10012
While everyone is welcome to join the celebration, only registered members of the Initiative are eligible to vote at this meeting. Eligible property owners, commercial tenants or residents within the district, who submit a completed Membership Registration Form are considered a member. Please see our map and membership form HERE.
Space is limited, RSVP is required to attend this event.
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