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PHOTOS: Upward Niagara Chamber of Commerce celebrates community leaders

by jmaloni
Fri, Nov 10th 2023 10:00 am

The Upward Niagara Chamber of Commerce celebrated the community at its annual awards dinner on Thursday inside the Niagara Falls Convention Center.

Honorees were selected by the membership to recognize the dedication, leadership and contributions made by members to make the River Region stronger. The following businesses and individuals were specifically recognized:

2023 Member of the Year: DiMino's Lewiston Tops

Anthony DiMino


Distinguished Service: George Osborne

George Osborne


Chairman's Award: Lewiston Fire Co. No. 1

Chief Spencer Lilly


Community Partner: Celebrate Wilson

Janet Hoffman



Emerging Business: Skydive The Falls

Tom Neilson and Jason Berger


Award of Excellence: Simply The Best Cleaning Service

Reanna Richner and Marcus Daniels


Honorees were nominated by Chamber of Commerce members and selected by the Chamber of Commerce board of directors.

Chamber President Jennifer Pauly served as emcee. Board Chairman Matt Villnave provided an overview of the past year and presented the awards. Each awardee was recognized via a prerecorded video interview.

Music was provided by Dave Stayner. Attendees were treated to dinner and dessert, and could bid on a number of silent auction items.

Visit www.UpwardNiagara.com.


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