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Professional Profile: Sajjad Khalfan, Jr. 2016

About

  • Title: Founder and Owner
  • Company: Awards, Signs and Etching
  • Location: 347 Meacham Avenue, Elmont, NY 11003
  • Birthplace: Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania

Education: Business Administration, Baruch College, NYC; Minority Business Education, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, N.H.; 10,000 Small Businesses – LaGuardia Community College, LIC, NY

First job outside of real estate: I have been working in the family business since I was nine or ten years old

First job in real estate or allied field: Prime  Signs Contractor for Greiner Maltz Realty; Commercial Real Estate –  Richard Maltz, Sr.

What do you do now and what are you planning for the future? Expand via franchising options, vision is to go nationwide

How do you unwind from a busy day in real estate? Take over on diaper duty (we have a 3 year old at home); Weekends cook omelets with a twist for family; Sneak out the back door and head out to the local cigar lounge to puff away a Rocky Patel Mild Cigar.

Favorite book or author: Nahjul Blagha – Peak of Elloquence by Hazarath Imam Ali

Favorite movie: “Biutiful,” “No Country of Old Men,” “Fargo,” and dozens of chick flicks– I have wife and two daughters

Last song you purchased/downloaded? “Going my Way” and “Fly Away” by Lenny Kravitz , “Beautiful Day” and “Vertigo” by U2

One word to describe your work environment: Hectic and on the Edge but so much fun -A great adrenalin rush

Rules to live by in business: Offer excellent customer service – we offer personalized service at rock bottom prices. We tell our customers we don’t have much competition, we are unique in our own individual ways

If you could invite one person to dinner (living or dead, but not related to you) who would it be and where would you go? John F. Kennedy, I feel his life was cut way too short, everyone loved him, I was born in 1967 so, I was too young when he passed away

What is your DREAM job? (something other than your current job) Would love to knock some sense into the United Nations and its negotiators; and make world peace a reality.