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Pictured are the 2015 Chamber Gala awardees. Click for a larger image.
Pictured are the 2015 Chamber Gala awardees. Click for a larger image.

Chamber Gala: 10 years in the making

by jmaloni
Fri, May 15th 2015 11:55 pm

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):

Chairman's Award - Rivershore Inc.



Lewiston Business of the Year - Lewiston Music


Youngstown Business of the Year - The Ontario House aka "Stone Jug"



Ransomville Business of the Year - Knead the Dough


Sanborn Business of the Year - KeyBank



Village of Lewiston Citizen of the Year - Tasia Fitzpatrick



Village of Youngstown Citizen of the Year - Marjorie (Marge) McCollum



Town of Porter Citizen of the Year - Tom Baia



Town of Lewiston Citizen of the Year - Paulette Glasgow


River Region Partnership Award - Lewiston Council on the Arts

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.



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