Mayor Terry Collesano and James Franey. 

Gala celebrates River Region

Bandana's Bar & Grill 

The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce honored 10 businesses and individuals at its annual Chamber Awards Gala Friday, May 16, at the Niagara Falls Country Club in Lewiston.

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Jon DiBernardo and Rick Haight 

Awardees were recognized in the following categories:

•Chairman's Award - Great Lakes Real Estate

•River Region Partnership Award - Brett's Tent & Awning

•Lewiston Business of the Year - Water Street Landing

•Youngstown Business of the Year - Bandana's Bar & Grill

•Ransomville Business of the Year - Patti's Cut Above

•Sanborn Business of the Year - Sanborn Old General Store Antique Co-op

•Village of Lewiston Citizen of the Year - James R. Franey

•Village of Youngstown Citizen of the Year - Tina Oddy

•Town of Porter Citizen of the Year - Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co.

•Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year - Lee Simonson

The awards were given based on leadership, dedication and achievement in the community.

The gala included an evening of live music, silent auction and hors d'oeuvres, followed by a sit-down dinner.

Patti Lacey and Jeff Baker

Mert Wiepertl, left, honored the Ransomville Volunteer Fire Co. 

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Mayor Raleigh Reynolds and Tina Oddy.

Marlo Briglio, Lori Caso and Jennifer Pauly.


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