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The awardees.
The awardees.

Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce Awards Gala photo gallery

Sat, Apr 29th 2017 12:15 am

The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce honored businesses and individuals at its annual Chamber Awards Gala on Friday at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.

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 began with a cocktail hour and hors d'oeuvres, and then a sit-down dinner was served during and following the awards program. A silent auction took place throughout the evening, with $10,000 worth of donated items up for grabs.

Chamber President Jennifer Pauly served as mistress of ceremonies. Chamber employees Suzanne Raby and Christina Crane assisted in presenting awards.

A moment of silence was held for the late Sandy Tuck, who passed shortly her family business, Sanger Farms & Bakery, was named Youngstown Business of the Year. The audience gave her, and her family, a standing ovation.

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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 & Bakery


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: Arlene Sliz and Claudia Marasco


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 Chamber Awards Gala recognizes these businesses and citizens who help make this region a wonderful place to live and do business.
















Photos by Joshua Maloni

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