The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has recognized Life Technologies for once again showing their support for one of the largest community events held on Grand Island, the Citizen of the Year Dinner and Awards Ceremony.
Life Technologies has participated in this event the last several years and was recognized as Business of the Year in 2009. Above, Scott Baird, senior director of operations at Life Technologies, met up with Shannon Zaccaria, left, Citizen of the Year Planning Committee member, and Liz Wilbert, chairperson of the Citizen of the Year Planning Committee, to offer his contribution.
The chamber also thanked Rod Reisdorf, owner of Mr. Best Wrench, located on Bedell Road, and Kimberly McMahon of McMahon's Family Restaurant on Grand Island Boulevard (pictured in photo No. 2) for stepping up as bronze-level sponsors for this year's event.
The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 25, at the Holiday Inn Grand Island, 100 Whitehaven Road, with WIVB-TV's Luke Moretti serving as the master of ceremonies.
The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce thanked the following local businesses for showing their support of this event. Platinum sponsors to date are the Holiday Inn Grand Island and Niagara Frontier Publications (which includes 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 Wilber of Realty USA, Creative Leather Concepts and Island Ship Center, McMahon's Family Restaurant, Mr. Best Wrench, Riverside Federal Credit Union, Citizens Bank and SNAP Fitness.
The chamber reports that individuals or businesses that would like to support the Citizen of the Year Awards ceremony with a platinum sponsorship of $2,000, gold sponsorship of $1,000, Silver Sponsorship of $500 or a bronze sponsorship of $300 can contact the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce at 716-773-3651.
To nominate a person, business or organization for the Citizen of the Year, find nomination forms on the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce website, www.gichamber.org, or at the chamber office, 2257 Grand Island Blvd. Award nominations are due by March 8.