Fairway Market Executives to Share Insights with SHA Students

Apr 06, 2011

Contact:  Jane Henion, 607.255.9780, jmh222@cornell.edu

Howard Glickberg, co-owner, and Danny Glickberg, vice president of Fairway Market, will be the featured speakers in the Conversations with Entrepreneurs series presented next Tuesday, April 12, 2011, by the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship at Cornell University. They will speak about their professional experiences from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. in 198 Statler Hall and will dine with selected students after the event. They will be available to meet with students, staff, and faculty the following day.

For more than 30 years, Howard Glickberg has led Fairway Market in achieving the high standard of excellence established when his grandfather founded the market before World War II. Howard came back to the family business in 1974 when it was clear that Fairway was suffering under absentee management. Howard and his dedicated team spent the next 20 years adding specialty food items, expanding the space, and building Fairway Market into a New York City icon. He has been named Entrepreneur of the Year from Deloitte & Touche and Business of the Year by the Westside Chamber of Commerce. With his partners, he was named to the Top 50 Influential Businessmen in NYC by Crain's in 1997.

Howard's son, Danny Glickberg, joined Fairway full-time in 2005. He helped open the Red Hook Brooklyn store with great success in 2006 and has since helped open three more new stores. Danny also runs Fairway's marketing department and the Fairway Wines & Spirits operation. In 2008, he launched Discover Fairway, a video-focused website featuring food tips and monthly cooking segments with Mitchel London, Fairway's Chef de Cuisine. Danny and London also host a weekly cooking segment on NBC's LX New York, and, in 2011, Danny launched a new food segment, "At the Table," on News Talk radio 710 WOR with Joan Hamburg.

The Conversations with Entrepreneurs series is sponsored by Hotelie Entrepreneurs, Cornell Hospitality Advisors, and eClips.