Executives’ Association of New York City and SmartCEO Honor New York’s Top Business Deals


 Hauppauge, NY – May 2015 – Optical industry leader ClearVision Optical was recently honored in the Executives’ Association of New York City’s (EANYC) 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 (BBBSLI), particularly, for a record breaking clothing drive. The company was recognized at a 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 on its fall 2014 “Hand Me Downs” clothing drive, in which the company donated over 12,000 lbs. (6 tons) 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: https://youtu.be/2_9QdlVnhpo


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.


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About ClearVision Optical

Founded in 1949, ClearVision Optical is an award-winning leader in the optical industry, designing and distributing eyewear and sunwear for top brands such as Aspire Eyewear, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Cole Haan, Ellen Tracy, IZOD, Marc Ecko Cut & Sew, Op, and Jessica McClintock. ClearVision’s house brands include ClearVision Collection, Junction City, PuriTi, DuraHinge, and Dilli Dalli pediatric eyewear. A privately held company, ClearVision is headquartered in Hauppauge, New York and has more than 250 associates throughout the U.S. ClearVision’s collections are distributed throughout North America and 20 countries around the globe.


About the Deals of Distinction Awards

The 2015 Executives’ Association of New York City Deals of Distinction program honors innovative business leaders and dealmakers from the Greater New York City region who have a unique story to tell about a business transaction and/or partnership that made a significant impact on the company and its success. Finalists and winners were chosen by an independent panel of local business leaders and assessed based on the details of their deal/partnership, and how it positively affected the organizations involved, the industry or the business community as a whole.



The Executives’ Association of New York City is comprised of leading businesses represented by their owners or principal senior executives. Every member company, admitted only after careful qualification, is the exclusive representative of its specific business category. Members come from all business sectors, including service industries, professions, trades, manufacturing, and associations. Executives’ Association member representatives work to expand business opportunities for each other by meeting weekly to share worthwhile business information and to arrange introductions to key individuals at companies where members would like to do business. The Executives’ Association tries to aid each member firm in growing its business locally, nationally and internationally, in line with its own growth objectives. The Executives’ Association openly welcomes all companies as prospective members, including woman-owned and minority-owned enterprises.


About SmartCEO

SmartCEO’s mission is to educate and inspire the business community through its award winning magazine, connections at C-level events and access to valuable online resources. SmartCEO’s integrated media platforms reach decision makers in the Baltimore, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, metropolitan areas.