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Sarah Lentini

Greece Regional Chamber President/CEO

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Celebrating Community

 

We are all connected and our relationships to one another give us strength, joy, and a shared identity. 2018 marks the 33rd year of the Greece Regional Chamber's annual Community Awards Gala, a celebration of a very broad range of people and organizations whose excellence and generosity have contributed significantly to our connected sense of time and place.

 

This year, we are recognizing a truly exceptional group of honorees:

 

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  Exceptional Individuals

 

Business Person of the Year

Sharon Quataert

Sharon Quataert Realty

 

Girlie Goodwin Citizen of the Year

Shirley Munson

Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf

 

First Responder of the Year

Chris Bennett, Lieutenant (Retired)

Barnard Fire Department

 

Thomas E. Schommer Spirit of the Chamber Award

Hon. Joseph E. Robach

New York State Senator

 

William E. Selke Senior Citizen of the Year

Barbara Cuthbert

Northwest AARP

 

Young Professional of the Year

Letty Laskowski, Esq.

Harris, Chesworth, Johnstone & Welch LLP

 

In Memoriam

 

Special Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award

Eileen Coyle

Monroe Ambulance

 

Special Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award

Daniel E. Richardson

Braddock Bay Tavern & Grill

  

Outstanding Individuals, Organizations or Projects

 

Arts & Culture Award

James Montanus

Montanus Photography

 

Building Awards

Transformation of Existing Space

RE/MAX Plus

2850 W. Ridge Road, Rochester, NY

Ruby Gordon Home

140 Greece Ridge Center Drive, Rochester, NY

 

Education Award

Kathleen Graupman, Superintendent

Greece Central School District

 

Environment Award

Eagle Scouts and Eagle Scout Program

Seneca Waterways Council

Boyscouts of America

 

Health Award

Episcopal SeniorLife Communities

 

History Award

William Sauers

Greece Historical Society & Museum

 

 

I want to thank the Chamber's Community Awards Committee for their outstanding work in selecting this year's awardees. I also want to thank all of our sponsors and partners, with very special thanks to Presenting Sponsor A Christina Breen-Hale State Farm Agent for her continued generosity and critical support and to 13 WHAM ABC News Anchor Doug Emblidge for joining us for a 33rd year as our Master of Ceremonies.

 

The 33rd Annual Community Awards Gala takes place Thursday, April 26th, at the Rochester Marriott Hotel, starting with a 6:00 pm reception and social hour, followed by a sumptuous served dinner and awards program. We hope you will consider supporting this event by purchasing a ticket or a table, sponsoring the event, and/or placing an ad in the event program book.  Details can be found via the link below:

 

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Please join us in celebrating the extraordinary individuals who bring us together and have contributed so much to create our vibrant, caring, and strong community.

 

Sarah E. Lentini

President and CEO

Greece Regional Chamber of Commerce




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