The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce honored 10 businesses and individuals at the annual Chamber Awards Gala Friday, May 15, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.
The annual awards gala included an evening of live music, silent auction and hors d'oeuvres followed by a sit-down dinner and awards program.
The Academy Awards-style evening was held to celebrate the business community and those citizens who help contribute to the success of the River Region. It also paid tribute to the chamber's 10th anniversary. The tourism, marketing and events agency was born out of the Greater Lewiston Business and Professional Association.
This year's honorees included (with link to profile):
The awards are given based on leadership, dedication and achievement in the community. The respective business associations, citizens and municipal leaders choose the honorees.
Chamber President Jennifer Pauly served as master of ceremonies. She and co-worker Suzanne Raby were recognized for their service to the chamber membership and for organizing the gala.
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is a personalized chamber whose mission is to unify the region and to promote it as a premiere place to live, work and play. The organization is responsible for coordinating efforts in the marketing and promotion of tourism, business development, quality of life and the history and culture of the region, which encompasses Lewiston, Youngstown, Porter, Ransomville and Sanborn. For additional information, visit www.NiagaraRiverRegion.com.