The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has recognized Fahim Mojawalla, owner of Creative Leather Concepts and Island Ship Center, along with Liz Wilbert of Realty USA, for their generosity by stepping up as a Bronze sponsors for this year's Citizen of the Year Awards event. The awards ceremony and dinner will be held on Thursday, April 25, at the Holiday Inn Grand Island, with WIVB-TV's Luke Moretti serving as the master of ceremonies.
The Grand Island Chamber thanked the following local businesses for showing their support of this event. Platinum sponsors to date are Holiday Inn Grand Island and Niagara Frontier Publications (consisting of several papers including the Island Dispatch, Niagara-Wheatfield Tribune, Lewiston-Porter Sentinel, the Grand Island PennySaver andwww.wnypapers.com). Bronze sponsors to date are Aceti's Wine and Spirits, Sam Long Landscaping and Excavating, Liz Wilbert of Realty USA, Creative Leather Concepts and Island Ship Center, McMahon's Family Restaurant, and Mr. Best Wrench.
To nominate someone for the Citizen of the Year award (by March 8), find a nomination form on the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce website,www.gichamber.org, or pick one up up at the chamber office, 2257 Grand Island Blvd.