(Press Release) ClearVision Optical was recently honored at the Executives’ Association of New York City’s inaugural Deals of Distinction Awards.
Developed in partnership between EANYC and SmartCEO, the Deals of Distinction program recognizes the area’s most accomplished executives and the transactions and partnerships that have made their organizations better.
ClearVision won in the B2C, large company category for its philanthropic efforts for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island, particularly, for a record-breaking clothing drive. The company was recognized at an awards ceremony last week in New York City.
“The 2015 Deals of Distinction finalists are the top deal-makers and connectors in the region,” says Marc Mathios, president of the Executives’ Association of New York City. “They are innovative business leaders who have a unique story to tell about a deal that made a significant impact on their company and its success, and we are honored to recognize them.”
To be considered for the award, ClearVision shared details of its fall 2014 “Hand Me Downs” clothing drive, in which the company donated over 12,000 pounds of clothing to BBBSLI. This was the biggest clothing drive in the tri-state area, ultimately providing garments to 4,000 people.
“ClearVision collected more than 1,000 bags of clothing totaling 12,153 pounds, representing the largest clothing drive in the history of our Donation Center,” said Jamison Skala, director of Development of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island.
“We can’t begin to thank ClearVision and their employees enough for what they’ve provided, and that’s the opportunity for children to believe that their present situation doesn’t have to be their future.”
Upon being selected as a finalist for the award, ClearVision’s executive vice president Peter Friedfeld was invited to a video shoot, in which he discussed how the clothing drive originated and transpired, and the positive results it yielded. Portions of each finalist’s video interview were shown at the awards ceremony. View the video interview here.
Finalists and winners were chosen by an independent panel of local business leaders and assessed based on details of their deal/partnership and how it positively affected the organizations involved. ClearVision, along with other category winners, will be profiled in the May/June issue of SmartCEO magazine.