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Crystal Windows Founder & CEO Thomas Chen Honored
-Business Leader Inducted into Queens Hall of Fame-
FLUSHING, NY, October 1, 2015 - Business leader Thomas Chen, the founder, Chairman and CEO of national manufacturer Crystal Window & Door Systems, was recognized recently at the annual Queens Courier Kings of Queens Awards and Networking Event. While several dozen notable executives of the Queens business community were honored that evening, Chen received a special award when he was inducted into the Kings of Queens Hall of Fame, for his long term, exceptional and sustained dedication to Queens. In addition, he was presented with congratulatory certificates and proclamations from NY State Senate, NY City Council and NY City Public Advocate elected officials.
"This honor is truly appreciated," said Chen. "I am humbled that I have been included in the Kings of Queens Hall of Fame along with others I respect and admire." Previous Hall of Fame inductees include developers Michael Meyer, President of F&T Group and Joseph Mattone, Sr. of The Mattone Group, Michael Dowling, President & CEO of North Shore-LIJ Health System, and Joseph Ficalora, President & CEO of New York Community Bank.
Chen continued, "Sharing my success with my neighbors has always been part of me. When I came to New York City years ago, I worked hard to build a business that has been successful beyond my dreams. Crystal Windows in Queens now employs over 350 people from the local community. Through the cultural and educational foundations I support, I remain committed to the Borough that has been my home for so long."
The awards event took place at Terrace on the Park in Queens on the evening of Thursday, September 17, 2015. Exhibits by numerous local businesses were available throughout the evening, along with networking and dinner. Special guest NY1 TV News anchor Angi Gonzalez served as emcee and Fox 5 TV meteorologist Mike Woods and USA National Miss 2015 Katherine McQuade were guests of honor. The gala also raised thousands of dollars for St. Mary's Children's Hospital in Queens and other local charitable initiatives. The Kings of Queens annual event is sponsored by the Queens Courier newspaper and Schneps Publications. Queens, with a population of 2.2 million, is the second most populous of New York City's five Boroughs.
Crystal Window & Door Systems is one of the top 35 manufacturers in North America of replacement and new construction vinyl and aluminum window and door products and high-end fenestration systems. Crystal offers a full product line, rapid order-to-delivery times, quality workmanship, innovative product features and outstanding value. During 2015, Crystal celebrates its 25th year of operation and remarkable growth from immigrant startup to national manufacturer. Headquartered in New York, the company operates branches, subsidiaries and affiliates in Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, and California. For further information about Crystal and its products, call 718-961-7300.