John Ciferni

John Ciferni, Trustee

Born on 14th Street, John Ciferni is the third-generation owner of Tarzian Hardware. Growing up he worked at the store with his parents, Paula Ciferni and Harry Tarzian. After 9/11, John enlisted in the army, and then returned to the store as the manager, ready to lead the business toward its 100th anniversary. Tarzian Hardware supports local charities, the Civic Sweep, youth baseball, the annual PSCC Ortner Awards, and donates supplies to other local initiatives and sponsors the annual Soapbox Derby at PS 321. John has served as president of the 7th Avenue Chamber of Commerce and was part of an exploratory committee to create a 7th Avenue Business Improvement District (BID). John intends to use his trusteeship to work with the Small Business Committee and help increase membership.



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