The Niagara USA Chamber of Commerce held its annual Chamber Honors Awards Gala on Saturday at the Seneca Niagara Casino and Hotel Event Center. The 2012 Business of the Year and Business Person of the Year were among the many achievements celebrated during dinner.
Award Winner No. 1
Deanna Alterio Brennen, president and CEO of Niagara USA Chamber; Steve Brady, Chairman's Award Recipient; and Kevin Schuler, chairman of the board, Niagara USA Chamber.
Award Winner No. 2
Gary Smith, receiving the Business of the Year Award on behalf of Modern Corporation, is pictured with Deanna Alterio Brennen.
Award Winner No. 3
Business Person of the Year, Lou Knotts, president and CEO of Calspan Corporation, is photographed with Deanna Alterio Brennen.
Award Winner No. 4
Christina Orsi, WNY Regional Director of Empire State Development; Satish Tripathi, president of the State University of New York at Buffalo; Howard Zemsky, managing partner at Larkin Development Group (receiving the Niagara USA Chamber 2012 Visionary Award from Niagara USA Chamber President and CEO Deanna Alterio Brennen).
Award Winner No. 5
Kathy Granchelli, executive Director of YWCA of Niagara, receiving the Community Advocate of the Year Award from Deanna Alterio Brennen.