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2019 9th Annual

Long Island Hospitality Ball Presented by:

THE LONG ISLAND HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY Benefiting:

Honoring:

DAVID C. DRUCKER

Executive Vice President, Sales, Empire Merchants

JOHN MURRAY, JR Owner Mulcahy’s Pub & Concert Hall

Ed Lowe Media Award

RICHARD SCHOLEM

Restaurant Consultant & Critic; former NY Times Restaurant Critic Hosted by:

ALEC BALDWIN AND THE BALDWIN FAMILY MONDAY, JUNE 24, 2019 CREST HOLLOW COUNTRY CLUB WOODBURY, NY

“The price of living is giving” - Unknown


V.I.P. Sponsor

Congratulates Our Very Own Honoree David Drucker John Murray, Jr. Mulcahy’s Pub Richard Scholem Restaurant Consultant & Critic We are proud to support the Long Island Hospitality Ball


Thank you to the 2019 Long Island Hospitality Ball Executive Committee for your amazing dedication

Jay Grossman, Larry Golus, Nicholas Paccione, Richard Bedrosian, Richard Rubenstein, Heather Hart, Keith Hart: Chairperson, MariaElena DiMino, Frank Minier, Brian Rosenberg (Missing from the photo: Billy Wolfe, George Voutsinas, Gregory Bartolotta)

Grateful appreciation to all members of the 2019 Long Island Hospitality Ball Committee for your hard work and collaboration

Special recognition and thanks to the 2019 Long Island Hospitality Ball Honorees David C. Drucker & John Murray, Jr.


In loving memory of

Grace RobertHart Hart Graceand & Robert in loving memory of

1st Annual Long Island Hospitality Ball, March 21, 2011 1st Annual Long Island Hospitality Ball, March 21, 2011

with love, with love, The Hart Family The Hart Family


KEITH HART President - The Hart Agency Chairman - 2019 Long Island Hospitality Ball Welcome to the Long Island Hospitality Ball 2019! This year marks our ninth annual Long Island Hospitality Ball! Every year the LIHB pays tribute to the best wine, spirits, beer companies, restaurateurs, nightclub owners, saloonkeepers, promoters, entertainers, bartenders and wait staff on Long Island. It is also a night of philanthropy, giving to a cause that effects too many of us and because cancer knows no boundaries.The executive committee and I started this event as a spin-off of our “Bartenders Ball” from the 1980’s, with new profound focus of giving back to cancer research. Flash-forward to the present day, the LIHB has grown tremendously; raising over $2 million dollars and is an event that is looked forward to by many Long Islanders. We have accumulated an amazing team that “leaves their egos at the door” for this cause greater than them.We have some of the best in the hospitality and entertainment industry that serves as our executive committee and members. I think back to the first year we started, I will never forget both my mother and father were there with me. Seeing them while my father had his own battle at the time… simply having the time of their lives. Six months after the first ball, my father had lost his battle to cancer.This ignited the passion within me to never give up on finding the cure for this dreadful disease. Unfortunately, I know that each and every one of our members has a cancer-related story to tell, and this is the reason they continue to give their valuable time to the LIHB. Firstly, I would like to give a very special thanks to MariaElena who works endlessly to make this event possible. She not only keeps me on track but is detailed-oriented making sure everything runs smoothly. Secondly, thank you to Nicole for burning the midnight oil making sure all the publications are perfected in a timely manner. I would like to give gratitude to the committee members and the executive committee for all of their valuable time and hard work that makes an event of this caliber possible. Next, to our partners from the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, Anne Line for her unending dedication and Dr. Brian O’Hea, Board President of the Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund; it has been a pleasure working with you over the last few years. A special thank you to my beautiful wife, Heather for her constant support and exceptional enthusiasm. Lastly, but definitely not least, much appreciation for all who participate and for the sponsors that show support year after year. Every year we select honorees based on their years in the business and for their accomplishments. I would like to congratulate this year’s honorees: David C. Drucker, Executive Vice President, Sales, Empire Merchants and John Murray, Jr., Owner Mulcahy’s Pub & Concert Hall. A special congratulation to our Ed Lowe Media Award recipient, Richard Scholem, Restaurant Consultant & Critic; former NY Times Restaurant Critic. Thank you everyone for making the Long Island Hospitality Ball 2019 the most anticipated event of the year! It is the collaborative efforts of our members, participants and your contribution that helps bring awareness to a cause close to our hearts and creates a night that will be “the most fun you will have with your clothes on!” So please enjoy the fabulous food, delicious libations and exceptional entertainment. Cheers to you Mom & Dad!

Keith Hart

Keith Hart Chairman, Long Island Hospitality Ball


Special Appreciation to the 2019 Long Island Hospitality Ball Participants and Supporters ePremium Sponsors Brown Forman E & J Gallo Pop’s Seafood Shack & Grill Stoli Group

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Deep Eddy Vodka Delicato Family Wines Diageo E&J Gallo Empire Merchants Essentia Water Fetzer Vineyards GT Spirits Inc. Ghost Tequila Heaven Hill Brands Infinium Spirits Jackson Family Wines JaM Cellars Koffi’s Jello Bar Lexington Brewing & Distilling Loyal to the Soil Beer Lucas Bols Luxco Manhattan Beer Mast Jägermeister US Mike’s Hard Lemonade MillerCoors Mionetto USA Moët Hennessy Montauk Hard Label Montauk Wine Company Murph’s Famous Bloody Mary Mix Nuvo Opici Family Distributing Palm Bay International Patron Spirits Company Pernod Ricard Proximo Spirits Regatta Craft Mixers Remy Cointreau Sagamore Spirit Sazerac Company Southern Wine & Spirits Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Stoli Group Terlato Wine Imports The Family Coppola The London Essence Company The Long Drink Theme Night Wines Tito’s Handmade Vodka Top Shelf Trading Corp Treasury Wine Estates Trinchero Family Estates Vallformosa William Grant & Sons Inc.

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eNight Club, Bar & Grill Supporters Aura B.K. Sweeney’s Uptown Grille Carriage House Changing Times Dublin Deck Mulcahy’s Pub & Concert Hall The Paramount Vienna of Roslyn

eAdditional Supporters “21” for Fun Alex Wolf Photography American Protection Bureau Anthony DeFranco Salon Apple Ice Bangz Hair & Color Lounge Barely-Basic Boutique Beautiful Addiction Best Western Woodbury Inn Beverage Media Group Big Cat Worldwide Big Foot Entertainment Brian Rosenberg NY Bucket List Tours NY Buglino Plastic Surgery Bullfrog Communications Cactus Salon and Day Spas Chef Jonathan Scinto Chef Paula & CookingWithStars.com Complete Hemp Dan’s Hamptons Media Date Night w/Connie & Chrissy DiCarlo Distributors Inc. Echo Events LLC Elite Parking Equity First Foundation ESPN ET Week Media Event Photography by Ross EventHub Everything Lidia Inc. FIOS 1 Flowers by Brian Gloss New York Salon Happy Family Brands Hart Agency Health Extension

HX Salon Industrial Coverage Corp J & S Photography Jack Miller Photography John Joseph Dowling Jr. Director of Photography Len Marks Photography Lincar Salon Long Island Press Long Island Promotion Group Mack Bradley Photographer/Videographer Making a Difference with Gail Maximum Security Mega Food Men on the Move Miss Long Island Pageant Nader Agency Public Relations News 12 Long Island Nightlife Magazine Paint Cosmetics Paper Tops Party 105 pHresh Products Price Paper & Twine Shake It Up with Karen & Regina Shinbone Photography Slomin’s Inc Society Allure South Bay’s Neighbor Newspaper Stage Screen & In Between w/Helen Star Balloons Stony Brook Medicine Suffolk Cardiovascular The Cook’s Studio at wineUdesign The Donna Drake Show-Live It Up! The Inn at Fox Hollow The List Magazine Threshold Distributors Total Nutrition Syosset Triple Crown Sports Memorabilia, Inc. Tru Salon Twins Veterinary Hospital UNFI Wellness Vanity Photo Booths Village Connection WBAB WFAN WordHampton PR Z100


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Dear Keith and the Long Island Hospitality Ball Execu:ve Commi>ee: I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for honoring me at the 9th Annual Long Island Hospitality Ball. I would also like to congratulate fellow honoree, John Murray Jr., owner of Mulcahy’s Pub and Concert Hall, and the Ed Lowe Media Award recipient, Richard Scholem. I am thrilled to be a part of this organiza:on and its worthy cause benefiPng the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund. Unfortunately, cancer has affected and con:nues to affect way too many people. Research that goes towards early dedica:on, poten:al cures or prolongs the life of someone suffering from this disease is something we all should be commi>ed to. In addi:on, as a Long Island na:ve and resident, I couldn’t think of a more appropriate organiza:on to be involved with and support. Our industry is also remarkable in how we, compe:tors or colleagues, can come together at events like this to support worthwhile chari:es. I want to sincerely thank all of our customers, our associates at Empire Merchants and all industry suppliers that have supported tonight’s event. Without your par:cipa:on for this cause, none of this would be possible. A hearVelt thanks to Giovanni Casano, fellow 2017 honoree, for helping spearhead Empire Merchant’s par:cipa:on in this event as well as the :reless dedica:on of the Hospitality Ball Execu:ve Commi>ee. A big thank you to all of my team at Empire for all that they do for our company day in and day out. They make Empire Merchants what it is and without each and every one of them, our success is not possible. Finally, to my wife, three children and my en:re family for their unwavering pa:ence and support of me that allows me to do what I love. Best Regards,

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David C. Drucker


Long Island Hospitality Ball HONOREE - DAVID DRUCKER David Drucker is the Executive Vice President of Sales and a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Empire Merchants, LLC. In his sales role, he oversees all sales and marketing for the Empire Merchants side of the house. A native of Long Island, David obtained a BS from School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University and then continued on to Hofstra University School of Law for his J.D. David started his law career at Dickstein Shapiro LLP as an associate in the Corporate and Finance group focusing on corporate law and then moved to Sidney Frank Importing Company as Legal Counsel. David then returned back to the business side and joined his family business, Premier Beverage of Florida. In February 2007, as the merger was underway in New York between Peerless Importers and Charmer Industries, David returned to New York to join Empire Merchants where he was instrumental in establishing the sales structure and fostering his relationships with suppliers. Since 2007, David has held various sales roles including overseeing the Vintage, Empire Merchants Wines, Empire Merchants Wine and Spirits, and Big Apple selling divisions. David’s passion for this business comes through in everything he does.


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John Murray Jr. Owner, Mulcahy's Pub and Concert Hall


Long Island Hospitality Ball HONOREE - JOHN MURRAY, JR. John Murray Jr. was born on July 23, 1955, as the proud son of John and Winifred Murray. The Murray family lived in Queens, then later moved to East Meadow, where John spent most of his childhood. As a devout Catholic, John attended and graduated from Holy Trinity High School, where he met life long friend and mentor Joseph Delgiorno. It was also during these years where the first signs of John’s business acumen began to show: he managed the basketball team, sold concessions at Nassau Coliseum, and even started his own landscaping business. Having not attended college, John is the epitome of hard work and perseverance. Shortly after high school, at the ripe age of eighteen, John opened his first bar, Binkeys, in East Meadow. After operating numerous different bars, including The Nightwork Lounge in Bellmore, John bought Mulcahy’s in 1983. Over the past thirty-six years, John has been responsible for transforming Mulcahy’s from a small town bar on the corner of Railroad Avenue to the Long Island landmark that it is today. He has been the driving force thrusting Mulcahy’s to flourish into a highly successful gathering place for live music, events, holidays, and sports viewing. Although he is known for his business success, John personally is most proud of his opportunity to give back to his community. He has opened his doors to numerous organizations that continue to host annual events at Mulcahy’s, such as The John Theissen Children’s Foundation, AMT Children of Hope Baby Safe Haven, Firefighter Michael J. Cawley Memorial Foundation (one of the longest running 9/11 foundations on Long Island), James D. McNaughton Foundation, Rick Bailey Memorial, and many more. For his contributions to local business and charity, John has received many previous awards, such as the Wantagh Business Person of the Year (1992), Holy Trinity Hall of Fame (1998), Seaford 9/11 Patriot Award (2005), Wantagh Chamber of Commerce Inaugural Good Guy Award (2013), Nassau County Police Emerald Society Man of the Year (2013), and Inaugural Grand Marshall of the Wantagh St. Patrick’s Day Parade (2019). John credits his parents for instilling in him a sense of responsibility to the needs of the broader community. John would also like to thank his team at Mulcahy’s who ensure the smooth operation of daily business. This honor is not just given to John himself, but bestowed upon the entire Mulcahy’s family. John resides in Wantagh with his loving and supporting wife, Laurie, and is the father of five wonderful children: John III, 34; Mary, 32; Timothy, 27; Christian, 17; and Julia, 12. On December 22, 2017, John became and grandfather with the birth of John “Jack” Murray IV. John’s life currently revolves around God, his family, and his business. Father Robert McGuire, S.J., when asked about John, praised him as “a good man with a generous heart and loving spirit.”


Long Island Hospitality Ball 2019 ED LOWE MEDIA AWARD RICHARD SCHOLEM Richard J. Scholem, born in New York City, was a graduate from Harvard University and Bowling Green State University, majoring in speech radio and minoring in business administration. Richard worked as a writer/reviewer for the great restaurant brands in many markets, one in particular being The New York Times, Long Island edition, where he wrote about 800 reviews. Richard Scholem won several awards. These awards were The Elliot Stewart award United Press International- Editorial Comment, Olive Award: Council of Churches City of New York- Outstanding local Broadcast service, Sigma Delta Chi: Radio Editorial Award, Special Citation: Distinguished editorial writing, New York state broadcasters associated press editorial awards, Long Island Coalition for fair broadcasting journalism awards, and Press Club of Long Island first place magazines opinion essay. Richard is affiliated with several groups as well, including the James Beard Foundation NYC, Long Island Wine Gazette Board of Directors, Board Member of NY Drama critics circle, Massillon Planning Commissioner-Ohio, Chairman of Suffolk County ACLU, YMCA Board Member of Huntington, NY, Board Member of Huntington Arts Council, President of the Suffolk Family Service League, Board Member of Suffolk Community Council, and a member of the National Broadcast Editorial Association in Washington D.C.


BREAST CANCER RESEARCH FUND, INC.

June 24, 2019 Board of Directors Carol M. Baldwin Chairwoman of the Board Dr. Brian O'Hca President William Baldwin Vice President Ellen Burke Treasurer Barbara Conroy Secretary Jeanette Zirogiannis Ken Ripp Margaret Fullam Gcncrnl Counsel De1mis Chase, Esq.

Dear Friends: Welcome to the 9'h Annual Long Island Hospitality Ball. This extraordinary evening brings together colleagues, family and friends for a night filled with wonderful food, wine and entertainment, while also supporting the Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund. Through the goodwill and support of individuals and companies, we have been able to fund research grants totaling over 5 million dollars to Stony Brook Medicine. This would not be possible without your support. Your kindness allows us to continue this valiant effort. On behalf of the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund and my family, we would like to thank Long Island Hospitality Ball creator and organizer, Keith Hart, for all your devoted time, kindness and generosity. A special thank you to MariaElena DiMino and the Hart Agency Staff, the Executive Committee & all the committee members who worked so diligently to make tonight's event a reality. It is their commitment to teamwork and their dedication to this worthy cause that makes it possible for us to enjoy the Long Island Hospitality Ball. Congranilations to our 2019 Honorees: David C. Drucker, John Murray, Jr. and Richard Jay Scholem, in recognition of their generosity and service to the community. Have a wonderful evening! Sincerely,

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