Monday, July 22, 2013

Jeff Borysiewicz Wins 2013 European Cigar Journal Ambassador Award

Las Vegas, NV  - July 19, 2013 - Jeff Borysiewicz, President of Corona Cigar Company, was awarded the 2013 European Cigar Journal Ambassador Award at this year's International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association annual convention.

The award was presented to Borysiewicz for his extensive political advocacy and volunteer work in protecting premium cigar consumers, retailers and manufacturers from FDA regulation, draconian cigar taxes and cigar smoking bans.

Borysiewicz is also the Co-Founder and Chairman of Cigar Rights of America, a non-profit consumer organization dedicated to protecting an individuals freedom to enjoy a cigar.  Borysiewicz attributes the win to a team approach on state and federal issues, particularly on the Traditional Cigar Manufacturing and Small Business Preservation Act of 2013 (H.R. 792 and S.772), as well as the organization’s grassroots outreach.

“It is an honor and wonderful surprise to be awarded the 2013 European Cigar Journal Ambassador Award. We have been working tirelessly on gaining support for these two bills, and want to thank all of our CRA members, past Ambassador Award winner IPCPR and 108 House and 11 Senate members for their support” said Borysiewicz.  “Without this team, none of this would have been possible,” Borysiewicz added.

The award was presented this week at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas during an evening reception. The Cigar Journal’s website describes the award as “the greatest accolade in the business” and the award is shaped as a crystal clear chaveta, the traditional torcedore’s knife used to help craft handmade cigars.

The award was given during the IPCPR’s 81st Annual International Convention & Trade Show, which was held in Las Vegas. For more information visit  Jeff Borysiewicz can be reached at

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