Back in March, one of our COMPEL Members, Esther Fortunoff, was recognized at the Family Business Awards Gala hosted by RichnerLIVE. Esther, Owner & President of Fortunoff Fine Jewelry, received the Legacy Award for her work in growing the brand through the generations and continuing her family’s legacy. Before opening the Westbury-based location, her grandparents started the business in Brooklyn almost 100 years ago.

“What’s great about family business is that you don’t have to get permission from senior corporate powers, you can respond to changes and adapt,” Esther recalled. “Of course family members have differing viewpoints but that’s what makes it fun.”

We were excited to sponsor the event in support of Esther Fortunoff & Fortunoff Fine Jewelry, as a family-owned business ourselves. We invite you to read the full article and pictures below.

Esther Fortunoff addressing the audience as she accepts the Legacy Award
COMPEL CEOs & Esther Fortunoff
Esther Fortunoff accepting the Legacy Award
Proud sponsor displaying our ad in the event brochure