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Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce: Awards Gala honorees announced

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Sat, Feb 18th 2017 07:00 am

The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor businesses and individuals at the annual Chamber Awards Gala on Friday, April 28, at the Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls. This is the second consecutive year the event is being held in Niagara Falls. It's due to the growth in event participation over the years.

The evening is one of the highlights of the year, held to celebrate the business community and the citizens who help contribute to the success of the region.

The annual awards gala begins with a cocktail hour and hors d'oeuvres, followed by a sit-down dinner and awards program. A silent auction will take place throughout the evening. Tickets are available through the Chamber of Commerce office (895 Center St., Lewiston) at $100 per person (valet parking included).

The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor businesses and/or individuals in the following categories:

Chairman's Award: Niagara Falls National Heritage Area

River Region Partnership Award: Rainbow Air Inc.

Lewiston Business of the Year: Apple Granny Restaurant

Youngstown Business of the Year: Sanger Farms

Ransomville Business of the Year: O'Connor Family Greenhouses & Garden Center

Sanborn Business of the Year: Willco Auto Care

Village of Lewiston Citizens of the Year: Claudia Marasco and Arlene Sliz

Youngstown Citizen of the Year: Paul Waterstrat

Town of Porter Citizens of the Year: Claudia Fleckenstein and Ellie Murphy

Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year: Thomas Deal

The awards are given based on leadership, dedication and achievement in the community. The businesses award recipients are chosen by the Chamber of Commerce and business associations associated with the chamber, while the municipalities choose the citizen winners. Event organizers said the Awards Gala recognizes these businesses and citizens who help make this region a wonderful place to live and do business.

The event is open to the public to attend. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are available at the Chamber of Commerce office, or by calling 716-754-9500.           

The 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 more information, visitwww.NiagaraRiverRegion.com.

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