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Grand Island Chamber says thanks to Citizen of the Year sponsors

by jmaloni
Thu, Apr 18th 2013 04:00 pm

The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has expressed its thanks to the local businesses that have given their support to the annual Citizen of the Year Awards event.

The chamber thanked Fuccillo Automotive Group for generously giving a platinum sponsorship once again towards the Citizen of the Year event. Pictured at right, Liz Wilbert, chairperson of the Citizen of the Year Planning Committee, receives a $2,000 check from Michele Kuwik, office manager of the Fuccillo Automotive Group. Also on hand for the presentation are, left, Kim McMahon, Grand Island Chamber member, and Shannon Zaccaria, right, member of the Planning Committee, as well as David Pignato, representative of the Fuccillo Automotive Group and general manager of the Hyundai dealership.

According to the chamber, "Fuccillo Automotive has given back to the Grand Island community for many years and the Chamber of Commerce greatly appreciates their generosity for this important event."

Tickets and Sponsors

Tickets to the Citizen of the Year Awards Ceremony are $45, a children's ticket is $18, and available for purchase at the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce Office, located at 2257 Grand Island Blvd., or by calling in a reservation to 716-773-3651. A cash bar will be open at 6 p.m., with dinner at 7 p.m.

The chamber thanked the following businesses for supporting the event: platinum sponsors the Holiday Inn Grand Island, Niagara Frontier Publications (consisting the Island Dispatch, Niagara-Wheatfield Tribune, Lewiston-Porter Sentinel, the Grand Island PennySaver and www.wnypapers.com); Fuccillo's Hyundai, Toyota, Scion and Chevy dealerships; gold sponsor Life Technologies; silver sponsors Toshiba Business Solutions and KeyBank; bronze sponsors 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; Mr. Best Wrench; Riverside Federal Credit Union; Citizens Bank; SNAP Fitness; First Niagara Bank; Grand Island Optical and Four Points by Sheraton Hotel; Elderwood Health Care at Riverwood; Tops Markets and Certified AutoBrokers.

If a business would like to join these businesses in supporting 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, it can contact the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce at 716-773-3651.

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