MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Westfair Communications recently held its inaugural Milli Awards to honor exceptional millennials living or working in Fairfield County or Westchester County and changing the world around them.
Nat Mundy, executive vice president of Sales and Marketing at Diamond Hospitality Group in Mount Kisco, was one of the 22 recipients, receiving the award for “Millipreneur.”
The event welcomed 250 people at Chelsea Piers Connecticut in Stamford and benefitted Norwalk-based Community Plates, a nonprofit organization committed to ending American food insecurity by delivering food from businesses that have too much to people in need.
The 22 young professionals honored that evening, who ranged from 21 to 34 and represented several different industries, were presented 3D-printed awards in 10 categories, including Community, Millipreneur, Nonprofit, Innovation, Creative, Technology, Medical and Finance.
The winners were chosen by a five-judge panel representing the Westchester County Association, Sacred Heart University, McIntyre Group, Madison Approach Staffing and Robert Half.
Mundy, a 34-year-old New Canaan, Conn., resident, was acknowledged for his entrepreneurial work in Westchester County. Mundy began his work as an entrepreneur many years ago when he ran a hot dog stand and has since risen to great success with Grand Prix New York (GPNY) and Spins Bowl New York.
He co-founded GPNY in 2007 to provide entertainment needs to various markets while aiming to maintain a singular, one-of-a-kind experience. During the recession, he took a risk and changed GPNY’s business model.
The risk paid off and since launching GPNY, Mundy and his partners have created 80 positions, thousands of dollars in tax revenue to Mount Kisco and the county, accrued more than 75,000 clients, and increased tourism with 60 percent of their visitors coming from outside Westchester.
“I’m so proud to receive this award and am thankful to Westfair Communications for bestowing this honor upon me,” Mundy said. “It’s wonderful to be recognized for my work in Westchester County, and I hope to continue to have a hand in making Westchester great.”
Diamond Hospitality Group is the hospitality and entertainment division of Diamond Properties, a commercial real estate investment and management company based in Mount Kisco.