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SIP 2015 Community Leader Bobby Digi
Bobby Digi was born in Brooklyn, and raised in the Clifton section of Staten Island.
He attended The College of Staten Island where he graduated with a BS in Finance, Economics, Accounting & Business Management.
While attending CSI, Bobby started a home improvement company to pay for college while working full-time at the Staten Island Hospital.
There he earned the trust of the doctors who hired him to maintain their vacation homes.
This experience helped to develop his knowledge of property management.
and Notes Lounge After graduating from CSI Bobby
saw an opportunity to invest in Japan by starting a production company, Thello Entertainment Inc.
, the first African American owned entertainment label established in Tokyo.
After spending seven years in Japan, he
returned to Staten Island
saw the need for a live music performance lounge and an opportunity to create Notes Lounge.
The lounge became an instant success.
As an astute businessman he
began to recognize island youth needed more mentoring and guidance.
So Bobby started Island Voice in 2007, a non-profit created to connect the youth to the community through cultural empowerment and economic development.
Since 2007, Island Voice Inc.
has hosted an annual youth empowerment summit at Wagner College
, youth leadership workshops and has uncovered many employment opportunities for its followers.
North Shore Business Association
When Super storm Sandy hit Staten Island, Bobby
and several of his
neighboring businesses along the Bay Street corridor were severely impacted by water damage.
They asked him to advocate on their behalf, and he created the North Shore Business Association to provide services, information and support for local businesses in the area. community through cultural empowerment and economic development.
Bobby Digi LLC
After years of experience in non-for-profit management, business development, branding and marketing; Bobby
own consultancy group in 2014.
Bobby Digi LLC
is a New York City based consulting agency that specializes in social political campaigns, branding, marketing, small business and job development.
Community Advisory Committees
& Awards Bobby Digi is currently the Executive Director of Island Voice Inc.
and the President of The North Shore Business Association
Bobby also sits on New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's New York Rising Committee, Collective Impact Education Executive Committee, Bay Street Corridor Advisory Council, Department of Justice Community Relations Service Council, Staten Island African Advisory Council, JASRAC and ASCAP.
Bobby has been awarded an Honorary Program Degree in Not-For-Profit Management from Columbia University, The United Nations Excellence in Humanitarian Services Award, Jewish Community Center Youth Mentorship Award, Staten Island Economic Development Center 20 under 40 2008, Staten Island Advance - Under 30's Professionals To Watch Award.
has received numerous citations from state, city, and local elected officials for his
active role in community empowerment.
Talk business, talk community but to make him smile ask about his
is doing a wonderful job making all the time needed not for just one but all three.
You have to admire the man's family skills first, see what he
has accomplished at such a young age and we hope you can see why we have selected him as our 2015 SIP Community Leader of the Year …….he has all the tools.
Founder, Bobby Digi of ...
Founder, Bobby Digi of Island Voice has assembled a terrific group of community partners, local businesses and past honorees to build this day into something very special not only for the youth of Staten Island but all of New York City.
The Youth Empowerment Summit was created to give young people an opportunity to have a voice on issues, discussing them with local professionals, their peers and community leaders with organizations
also available to provide valuable career, education, internships, healthy relationships and college readiness information.
Founder Bobby Digi, told us "I am simply proud to see how the Youth Empowerment Summit has grown in leaps and bounds over the last ten years, attracting more teens each year who want to begin to plan for their future and make important decisions about their education and career path.
Island Voice was founded in 2006 by Bobby Digi and three additional founding board members as a grassroots community and youth development organization focused on supporting and giving voice to the African and New immigrants, African American, and Caribbean American communities of Staten Island.
Officers - Island Voice
Bobby Digi - President / CEO
New pub to bring British comfort food to Staten Island | SILive.com
Instead, you'll find an authentic British pub menu, with items such as Scotch eggs, Welsh rabbit, bangers and mash, roast beef with Yorkshire pudding and cottage pie, said Lisa McFarland, an entrepreneur with a history in the restaurant industry, who is opening the pub with Bobby Digi, owner of Island Voice, and a well-known North Shore entrepreneur.
"As a foodie and entrepreneur who loves the North Shore of Staten Island
, it's nice to be able to combine all of that in a fantastic new creation with my friend Lisa McFarland, who is very creative in the kitchen," said Digi
describes the decor as "Old-English with hint of modern."
"We are taking the concept from the London Underground," he
British pub, pizzeria join brewery, DaddyO's at new 'hot spot' | SILive.com
"I always wanted to do something different -- a little off the beaten path of what every other place offers," said Great kills resident Lisa McFarland, who is opening O'Henry's Publick House with Bobby Digi, owner of Island Voice and a well-known North Shore community activist.