NASDAQ Memorable Market Opens and Closes And NASDAQ Guests
08/31/07 - Performers from American Idols Live! Tour 2007, including
season finalist and recording artist Jordin Sparks, presided over
the NASDAQ closing bell.
08/15/07 - John Jacobs, Executive Vice President of The
NASDAQ Stock Market & Head of The NASDAQ PORTAL Market, presided over the
opening bell to celebrate the launch of NASDAQ's PORTAL Market Trading System.
08/01/07 - National Restaurant Association chairman Dick Rivera &
Celebrity Chef Cat Cora
presided over the closing bell along with companies in the food and restaurant
industry participating in NASDAQ's inaugural Food and Restaurant Industry
07/24/07 - Country music star and American Idol Finalist Kellie Pickler
presided over the closing bell with the Country Music Association.
07/13/07 - Stephen Musso, Executive Vice President ASPCA, and actress Bernadette
presided over the opening bell.
07/11/07 - The greatest soccer player in history, Pelé, presided
over the opening bell. Pele
was joined by Félix Sención, Founder and Publisher of Fútbol Mundial, in
celebrating the magazine’s literacy campaign.
06/18/07 - Wayne Gretzky, Boomer Esiason, and Tim Baxter,
Executive Vice President of Samsung Electronics North America, presided over
the opening bell in honor of Samsung’s “Four Seasons of Hope” campaign.
06/08/07 - Frederic de Narp, North American CEO of Cartier and actress Julianne
Moore, presided over the opening bell to kick off Cartier’s
“Declare Your Love Day.”
05/30/07 - Co-founders, Paul Simon
and Irwin Redlener of The Children’s Health Fund presided over the closing
05/22/07 - Manoel Felix Cintra Neto, Chairman of the Board of
The Brazilian Mercantile & Futures Exchange, and Brazilian Congressional
Delegates rang the opening bell.
05/16/07 - Jazz Foundation of America closed the market before their
"Great night in Harlem" event to help jazz musicians from New Orleans. Devel
played the keyboard during the ceremony.
05/03/07 - Jesse L. Martin, star of Law & Order; and actress Karen
closed the market to celebrate the Entertainment Industry Foundation Revlon
Run/Walk for Women in New York City.
04/27/07 - Fullback for the Atlanta Falcons Ovie Mughelli
presided over the closing bell.
04/18/07 - Aisha Tyler, Red Cross National Celebrity Cabinet
Member, and youth from the Junior Special Agent Program presided over the
closing bell celebrating National & Global Youth Service Day.
04/09/07 - Ambassador of Australia Dennis Richardson
opened the market in celebration of his visit to New York.
04/05/07 - Actor Kevin Bacon
rang the closing bell as the UJA- Federation Music for Youth celebrated the
all- star Tribute to the Music of Bruce Springsteen at Carnegie Hall.
04/05/07 - Miss USA Rachel Smith
presided over the opening bell to celebrate being crowned Miss USA 2007 on
Friday, March 23, 2007.
04/04/07 - Larry Johnson, running back for the Kansas City
Chiefs rang the opening bell to highlight his foundation, LJ’s Legacy and
Growth Youth Foundation.
03/28/07 - Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City Mayor
presided over the opening bell and held a press conference at MarketSite to
announce Steve Forbes endorsement for his potential Presidential run.
03/19/07 - Congresswoman Maloney and Congressman Vito Fossella
visited the MarketSite for an opening bell ceremony. Joining them were members
of the House of Representatives including Congressmen Edolphus Towns, Eliot
Engel, Jerrold Nadler, Gregory Meeks, Tom Reynolds, Joe Crowley, and Michael
Arcuri. The delegates met with New York based companies to discuss
issues related to competition and the global marketplace.
03/12/07 - Kathy Hilton, Honoree of the Women’s Project 22nd
Annual Women of Achievement Gala, presided over the closing bell.
02/20/07 - Boxing World Champion Floyd Mayweather, came to ring
the closing and announce his May 5, 2007 mega-bout with Oscar De La Hoya.
01/22/07 - Ambassador Vassilakis of Greece and Ambassador Sen
of India presided over the opening bell to kick off the World Economic Forum.
01/16/07 - “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer rang the opening bell as a
representative of Children for Children honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
01/03/07 - CNBC’s Dylan Rattigan and Tim Strazzini came to
ring the opening bell and kick off the network’s new show, “Fast Money,” which
airs from the Nasdaq MarketSite.
12/20/06 - Singer Jose Feliciano rang the closing bell.
12/01/06 - Kelly Thalman, Miss Universe 2006, closed the market to
highlight World AIDS Day.
11/30/06 - Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer presided over the opening
bell to celebrate the business availability to volume license consumers of
three major releases; Windows Vista, Microsoft Office system, and Microsoft
11/03/06 - Peabody Award winner Larry King rang the opening bell.
10/30/06 - Actor Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje rang the opening bell. Adewale
Akinnuoye-Agbaje plays Mr. Eko in the ABC hit drama "Lost".
10/16/06 - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger rang the opening
10/06/06 - Dr. David A. Caputo, President of Pace University, rang the
opening bell to celebrate its 100-year anniversary. Dr. Caputo was joined by
James Lipton, Host of Bravo Channel's "Inside the Actors Studio" and founder of
the Actors Studio Master of Fine Arts program now at Pace, and Ellen Burstyn,
Academy Award-Winning actress and co-President of The Actors Studio.
09/25/06 - Oprah Winfrey and Hugh Panero, CEO of XM Satellite Radio,
rang the opening bell to celebrate the debut of the "Oprah & Friends" channel
on XM Satellite Radio. Joining them was Oprah's "friends" who host shows on the
new XM channel: legendary poet, award-winning actress and best-selling author
Dr. Maya Angelou; interior design and style expert Nate Berkus; financial coach
and money expert Jean Chatzky; renowned exercise physiologist and fitness
expert Bob Greene; O, The Oprah Magazine editor-at-large Gayle King; noted
cardiologist and award-winning author Dr. Mehmet Oz; distinguished psychologist
and best-selling author Dr. Robin Smith; and spiritual teacher and
internationally acclaimed author and lecturer Marianne Williamson.
09/05/06 - Fern Mallis, Vice President of IMG Fashion, rang the closing
bell to celebrate the upcoming Olympus Fashion Week. Fern was joined by IMG
Model's Gemma Ward and Olympus Fashion Week participating designers Nicole
Miller and Betsy Johnson.
09/01/06 - Michael Becker, president and CEO of Cytogen Corporation
(CYTO) and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani rang the opening bell to
help kick off Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and the fifth annual "Screen,
Stage and Support" campaign to promote prostate cancer education. "Screen,
Stage and Support" is the annual awareness campaign sponsored by Cytogen to
help patients, families and caregivers to recognize the important role that
proper screening, diagnosis, treatment and support can have for anyone affected
by prostate cancer.
08/25/06 - Kevin McCollum and Roy Miller, Producers; Bob Martin, Tony
Award(r) winning creator and star of the hit Broadway musical The Drowsy
Chaperone and the full cast rang the closing bell.
08/17/06 - Jim Courier, former US Open men's tennis star, Frank
Branchini, Board member & Skip Hartman, President, NYJTL and Lee Hamilton,
Executive Director and COO, USTA rang the closing bell, in celebration of the
14th year of the GHI Bronx Tennis Classic, a USTA Pro Circuit event benefiting
08/17/06 - Amado Guevara, Todd Dunivant, Taylor Graham and Assistant
Coach Des McAleenan of the New York Red Bulls MLS team rang the opening bell.
08/16/06 - Gary D. Henley -- President and Chief Executive Officer of
Wright Medical Group, Inc. (WMGI) and Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors rang the
opening bell to celebrate the company's five year listing anniversary on the
NASDAQ. Jimmy is participating in honor of his new Wright Medical CONSERVE(r).
08/01/06 - Henry M. Paulson, Jr., Secretary of the Treasury rang the
06/14/06 - Dr. Benjamin Chavis, CEO of The Hip-Hop Summit Action
Network, along with Chairman Russell Simmons, rang the opening bell to
celebrate the organizations fifth anniversary.
06/08/06 - Musical artists, The Wreckers, featuring Michelle Branch and
Jessica Harp, break-out band and Gym Class Heroes accompanied Reuters Media
division to ring the closing bell to commemorate a year of double-digit
advertising growth in Consumer Media Group.
06/08/06 - Frederic de Narp, CEO of Cartier and New York City icons
Sarah Jessica Parker and Spike Lee rang the opening bell to officially proclaim
June 8th, 2006 as the first official “Declare Your Love Day.”
05/24/06 - Chairman and CEO Ron Sargent of Staples Inc. rang the opening
bell remotely from their Home Office to celebrate the invention of the office
superstore industry 20 years ago this month and to celebrate this 20th
05/02/06 - Remote Open Ceremony from Louisville, KY-Tom Meeker,
President and CEO of Churchill Downs Inc. and Bruce Aust, Executive Vice
President of The Nasdaq Stock Market, along with hundreds of guests and members
rang the opening bell to celebrate Derby week.
03/21/06 - Latina music superstar, Kmart fashion idol and March of Dimes
National Celebrity Spokesperson Thalia Sodi joined Don Germano, Senior Vice
President of Kmart Retail, and Jane Massey, Chief Operating Officer of the
March of Dimes, to ring the closing bell
03/16/06 - Stars of the Broadway Musical CHICAGO; Robin Givens as Roxie
Hart and John O'Hurley as Billy Flynn rang The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing
03/08/06 - Dominic Chianese, Junior Soprano from the HBO hit series "The
Sopranos" rang the opening bell to kick off the sixth season
02/16/06 - Academy Award Winning Actress Marcia Gay Harden rang the
closing bell along with Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation
01/26/06 - Jon Bon Jovi along with the Arena Football League
Commissioner rang the closing bell to kick off the new season.
01/03/06 - Mel Karmazin, CEO of SIRIUS Satellite Radio Inc. (SIRI)
N-100, and Howard Stern rang the opening bell to celebrate the Jan 9th debut of
"The Howard Stern Show" on SIRIUS.
12/16/05 - Dustin Grosse, General Manager of Sales and Marketing and
Janice V. Kapner, Director of Marketing Communications for the Real-time
Collaboration Business Unit at Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:
MSFT) N-100, rang the closing bell along with "The Apprentice" winner
Randal to highlight the NASDAQ & Microsoft Apprentice task featured on the
December 1 episode of NBC's "The Apprentice."
10/04/05 - NY Mets Keith Hernandez and The Cobble Hill Health Center of
NY Rang The Opening Bell
09/30/05 - Dan Marino joined Papa John's CEO and Founder for a Times
Square event, directly outside the NASDAQ MarketSite, to celebrate the launch
of their new Deep Dish Pan Pizza named "Go Deep"
09/29/05 - Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Grammy® Award-winning artist and
Actor rang the opening bell with Hugh Panero, CEO of XM Satellite Radio
Holdings Inc to celebrate the launch of his show on XM
09/20/05 - Donald Trump Rang the Opening Bell to celebrate Trump
Entertainment Resorts Inc. [TRMP] listing on the NASDAQ
09/06/05 - Arturo Sarukhán Casamitjana, Consul General of Mexico in New
York Rang the Opening Bell
09/06/05 - New York Jets offensive lineman including Jason Fabini and
Pete Kendall and other members of the NY Jets Offensive Lineman joined Jon
Butler, Executive Director of Pop Warner in the Closing Bell Ceremony
08/25/05 - Roger Federer, winner of the 2005 NASDAQ-100 Open
08/10/05 - Virtual Open and Closing Bell Ceremonies from San Jose CA. -
John Chambers, President and CEO of Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) N-100,
and Bob Greifeld, President and CEO of The NASDAQ Stock Market, along with
2,000 Cisco employees, will preside over the Opening and Closing bell
"virtually" to celebrate the closing of its 20-year anniversary on the NASDAQ
06/23/05 - Sir Richard Branson joined the Yahoo Search Marketing Team to
celebrate the winner of "Yahoo Think Big" Contest. Yahoo held a press
conference in the morning, then the winner of the contest worked all day in a
glass cubicle constructed in Times Square.
05/05/05 - Jim McCann, CEO of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. and newly
appointed Miss USA, Chelsea Cooley, in celebration of "Mother's Day" and in
support of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF).
05/02/05 - Mair Faibish, CEO of Synergy Brands, Inc. (SYBR)
& Bill Rancic, Director (Season 1 "The Apprentice" Winner)
04/01/05 - Mark Roithmayr, Sr. Vice President Revenue Development of the
March of Dimes, along with be Laurie Hibberd, CBS "Early Show" correspondent,
her husband, Michael Gelman, Executive Producer, "LIVE with Regis and Kelly" to
talk about the recent premature birth of their daughter, and the 2005 March of
Dimes National Ambassador Family
02/14/05 - Deborah Forte, President of Scholastic Entertainment, the
media division of Scholastic Corporation (SCHL), along with Clifford The Big
Red Dog to celebrate Valentines Day
01/10/05 - Treasury Secretary John Snow
12/21/04 - Kelly Perdew, the Winner of the Apprentice along with Carolyn
Kepcher, and George H. Ross
12/02/04 - 2004 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series Champion; Jimmie Johnson; Jeff
Gordon; Mark Martin; Dale Earnhardt Jr.; Tony Stewart; Ryan Newman; Matt
Kenseth; Elliott Sadler; Jeremy Mayfield; Donald Trump, Chairman, President and
CEO of the Trump Organization; and Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan along with Timothy
Donahue, President and Chief Executive Officer of NASDAQ-100 Nextel
Communications Inc. [NXTL]George Pyne, Chief Operating Officer of NASCAR; Kurt
11/30/04 - UNICEF with Mia Farrow
11/02/04 - Tiki Barber, Amani Toomer and Kurt Warner from the New York
Giants, Brandon Short from the Carolina Panthers and Brandi Chastain and
Christie Rampone from the U.S. Women's National Soccer with "Join the Team -
09/09/04 - Cytogen Corporation, and Lou Piniella, Tampa Bay Devil Rays'
manager and former New York Yankee
09/08/04 - The Warnaco Group, Inc. and SPEEDO® along with Olympic Gold
Medalists; Michael Phelps, Natalie Coughlin and Amanda Beard
09/03/04 - U.S. Senator Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa), Chairman of the
Committee on Finance
09/02/04 - U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE)
09/01/04 - Hector Barreto, U.S. Small Business Administrator
08/31/04 - U.S. Congressman Richard H. Baker (R-LA), Chairman of the
U.S.House Subcommittee on Capital Markets
08/30/04 - U.S. Congressman David Dreier (R-CA)
08/27/04 - Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Ed Gillespie, Chairman of the
Republican National Committee and David Norcross, Chairman of the Committee on
Arrangements for the Republican National Convention
08/26/04 - Daniel Clifton, Executive Director of the American
08/25/04 - US Congressman Scott Garrett (R-NJ)
08/12/04 - Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc. [BSET] President and CEO
and John Elway Hall-of-Fame Quarterback
07/29/04 - WB television stars, Nick Zano of "What I Like About You" and
Joanna Garcia from the show "Reba" with Kmart
05/11/04 - Chris McCarron, Former World-Famous Jockey with Magna
Entertainment Corp. [MECA]
05/04/04 - Shandi Finnessey, Miss Missouri USA 2004, with 1-800
04/16/04 - New York Giants star Tiki Barber joined Lifetime TV and the
Mayors office for the Times Square Project: Stop Violence Against Women
03/29/04 - Congressman Ed Royce [R-California]
02/12/04 - US Secretary of Commerce Don Evans
12/29/03 - The Cast of the Little Shop of Horrors
12/12/03 - Dontrelle Willis, Florida Marlins Pitcher & '03 NL All Star &
Rookie of the Year
12/05/03 - Congressman Jim Nussle, Chairman of the House Budget
12/03/03 - George Forman with The Casual Male
09/26/03 - Mayor Guilanni with Hollis-Eden Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
09/05/03 - Whitey Ford, New York Yankee Hall of Fame Pitcher, with
08/22/03 - Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon.com, Inc. & Anna Kournikova
08/20/03 - U.S. Men's Tennis Professional Andy Roddick
08/05/03 - Retired Air Force Col. Gail Halvorsen
07/21/03 - U.S. Senator Mike Enzi [R-WY]
07/16/03 - Tenors Marcelo Alvarez and Salvatore Licitra and the New York
City Department of Parks and Recreation
07/03/03 - The American Tenors, Mauricio O'Reilly, Nathan Granner and
06/19/03 - Dale Earnhart and Jeff Gordon with NASCAR
06/06/03 - The Cast of Tony Award Nominee Movin' Out
05/13/03 - Congressman Harold Ford (D-Tenn) and The Blue Dog Coalition
05/01/03 - Ambassador Adolfo Aguilar Zinser, Permanent Representative of
Mexico to the United Nations
04/22/03 - Don Shula, Pro Football Hall of Famer
03/14/03 - House Financial Services Committee Democratic Delegation
01/21/03 - Governor James E. McGreevey [NJ-D] & NJTC
12/31/02 - Young People's Chorus
12/26/02 - Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
12/20/02 - Congressman Benjamin A. Gilman [R-NY]
12/02/02 - The Irish Tenors (John McDermott, Anthony Kearns & Ronan
10/11/02 - Caspar Weinberger
09/18/02 - Steve Forbes
09/13/02 - Congressman Gary L. Ackerman [D - NY, 5th District]
08/26/02 - Jimmy Fallon
08/23/02 - Serena Williams
08/22/02 - Michael C. Hall Six Feet Under
08/12/02 - Congressman Barney Frank [D-MA]
07/18/02 - Anne Heche & Neil Patrick Harris from Proof
07/15/02 - Congressman Joseph Crowley [D]
07/02/02 - Congressman Mike Ferguson [R-NJ]
05/30/02 - Liza Minnelli
05/10/02 - Congressman Steve Israel [D-NY]
04/26/02 - Speaker of the House J. Dennis Hastert
04/15/02 - Hillary Clinton, Matrix Award
04/08/02 - Congressman John LaFalce
03/28/02 - Cast of Contact Broadway Musical
03/27/02 - Congressman Ric Keller
03/19/02 - Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus
03/08/02 - Teresa Weatherspoon of the WNBA
03/05/02 - Actor Hal Linden
02/04/02 - Congressman Michael G. Oxley
01/17/02 - Mary Wilson of the Supremes
01/02/02 - Senator Chuck Schumer