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Grand Island Chamber of Commerce: Citizen of the Year Award winners announced

Sat, Mar 19th 2016 07:05 am

The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce has announced six individuals, organizations and businesses are the recipients of the Citizen of the Year Awards.

The Citizen of the Year Awards are presented annually to businesses and individuals whose contributions have made Grand Island a better place to live, work and play.

In making the announcement Thursday, Eric Fiebelkorn, president of the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce, said each recipient was nominated by someone from the Grand Island community. All nominations were reviewed by the Citizen of the Year committee and chosen for each particular category.

"The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize those who so graciously give their time and energy," Fiebelkorn said. "These individuals are the foundation and spirit of our great community."

The recipients are:

•Business: Mallwitz Island Lanes

•Business Development: Corey McGowan

•Community Leadership: Fahim Mojawalla

•Educator: Maggie Kennedy

•Environmental Steward: LDC Construction

•Lifetime Service: Joanne Kud

•Organization: Islettes Elite

The 50th annual Citizen of the Year Awards ceremony and dinner will be held Thursday, April 28, at the Byblos Niagara Resort & Spa.

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