PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- In addition to celebrating its 10th anniversary, Pleasantville's Glass Onion Originals owners Matthew Jaros and Emily Wong are celebrating being named Pleasantville Chamber Business Person Of The Year.
Glass Onion Originals first opened in 2004 on Manville Road to support artists and craftsmen of America. In 2007 the business had the opportunity to move to its present location at 4 Washington Avenue and the mission expanded to "not only represent American Artists and Craftsmen but to bring a beautiful store with beautiful items to the community," representatives said in a release.
"Emily continues to have an influence on buying and merchandising," representatives said. "The move from Manville to Washington resulted in a lot of growth in the business for which Matt and Emily are grateful. We continue to grow professionally and learn from our employees, customers, artists and neighboring businesses."
Jaros grew up in Westchester and has a bachelor of arts degree from Catholic University of America and a masters of business administration from Pace University. Wong has a bachelor of fine arts from the California Institute of the Arts and a masters and doctoral degree in Piano from the Juilliard School.
"Matt and Emily not only run a beautiful gift store, providing exceptional customer service, they also support numerous organizations, such as PCTV, local baseball and football teams, Reflections, Jacob Burns Film Center, Girl Scouts of Pleasantville, Pleasantville Blood Drive, Pleasantville Police Dept and Officer Phil, Pleasantville Music Festival, Children's Reading Program at the Pleasantville Library, Pleasantville Rotary, Mt. Pleasant School District, Pleasantville Recreation Department," representatives said.