NEW YORK – Greek News USA [Photos: GANP/ Dimitris Panagos]
Billionaire entrepreneur John Catsimatidis, owner and CEO of the Red Apple Group, a diversified corporation that has holdings in the energy, aviation, retail and real estate sectors and over 8,000 employees, presented his new book entitled “How Far Do You Want to Go? Lessons from a Common-Sense Billionaire”on April 6 at the Archdiocesan Cathedral of the Holy Trinity’s “Chiotes Hall” in Manhattan.
In the book, Catsimatidis shares his beginnings in the grocery business, his experience in the political arena, including a New York City mayoral campaign, his transition to development and offers the insights and wisdom he has gained along the way.
The book signing event was co-organized by AHEPA, Capital Link, Cyprus-U.S. Chamber of Commerce, East Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA), Federation of Hellenic-American Educators, Hellenic-American Association for Professionals in Finance (HABA), Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce (HACC), Hellenic-American Cultural Foundation, Hellenic Congress of America, Hellenic Lawyers Association, Hellenic Medical Society of New York, Hellenic Professional Women, the International Coordinating Committee Justice for Cyprus- PSEKA, Leadership 100, and The Hellenic Initiative.
Consul General of Greece, Dinos Konstantinou, was also in attendance.
Eftihia Pylarinou-Piper, Red Apple Group Senior VP and HACC Executive Member of the Board, gave the welcoming remarks, Ernie Anastos, WABC radio’s Positive Talk host and Fr. Alexander Karloutsos, Presbyter of the Ecumenical Throne spoke about Catsimatidis.
“All of us that are outside of Greece should never forget the land of our forefathers and that’s a good reason I wrote this book”, said Catsimatidis. “God forbid, I ever get Alzheimer’s and forget to tell my children and my grandchildren some day to come, at least they’ll have something written down. So, I urge all of you, maybe you should write a book someday, why not? Or write a memoir or write something because your kids, your grandkids, your great-grandkids, they have to know where they came from”, he added.
Catsimatidis answered questions and signed copies of his book for the attendees.