James Riso

Briarwood Organization: 100 years of solid foundation
Briarwood Organization: 100 years of solid foundation
Business Terence M. Cullen 6/02/2012 at 10:20AM

An antique picture of Luigi Riso sits in his grandson Raymond’s office in Bayside. The mustached Riso is well-dressed in the fading photo. Riso, an Italian immigrant who came to New York by way of Argentina, was working as a carpenter when he started L. Riso & Sons Co. Inc. in 1912. His sons, Vincent [...]

Bayside BID director vows to better biz
Bayside BID director vows to better biz
Business Liam La Guerre 5/11/2012 at 10:38AM

Bayside business and property owners were introduced to Lyle Sclair, the new executive director of the Bayside Village Business Improvement District (BID), who discussed plans for the BID’s future. Sclair, who succeeded recently-ousted Gregg Sullivan, was presented to a packed room of more than 50 BID members at All Saints Church on Tuesday, May 8. [...]