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Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame was established to “recognize and honor dedicated individuals who have unconditionally contributed their energy, commitment, and persistence to achieving their vision for Schuyler County.” In that process, each member of the Hall of Fame will have improved and enhanced life in Schuyler County for the benefit of all.

Sponsored by the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce and in partnership with the Schuyler County Legislature, the Schuyler County Hall of Fame was first instituted in 1995. The inaugural class of eight honorees was inducted on October 27, 1995. Awards were made in 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2016, and 2018, recognizing 48 individuals over the years. These 48 individuals’ pictures are framed an on display in the Schuyler County Court House in Watkins Glen, NY.

Hall of Fame Inductees: Dutton Peterson; Anthony Specchio, Sr.; William Wickham IV; Bill Peters; Nick Anagnost; Lt. William Elkins; John Patrick Callanan, Sr; Max Neal; James D. Howell; James Wilson; Kenneth Wilson; Arthur Richards; Jean Argetsinger; Patricia Suits Ellison; Walter D. Hoffman; Phil Smith; Dr. Francis Ward; Mark Martin; Dr. Thomas (Jack) Love; Joseph Hoffman; Barbara Bell; John A. Beers; Stewart Coats; D. Lloyd Cotton; Maurice Dean; Michael Maloney; Anthony Poulos; William Simiele; Charles “Monte” Stamp; Hon. William Ellison; Irving D. Goodrich Sr.; Dr. Daniel L. Haley; Howard A. Hanlon; Gilbert H. Hillerman; Dr. James J. Norton; Dr. William F. Tague; Cameron Argetsinger; Harlow J. Bailey; Donald Brubaker Sr.; Warren W. Clute; Dr. Robert Michel; Dr. Lloyd N. Peak; Louise Stillman; Don J. Wickham; Kathleen A. LaMoreaux; Brian J. O'Donnell; Judith H. Phillips; and Georgie C. Taylor.

About Us

The Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce serves nearly 500 members and continues to grow. Our members include sole proprietors, small businesses, home businesses, corporations, and non-profits. Although Watkins Glen is in our name, we are truly a Chamber of Commerce with open doors and open minds. Our members hail from throughout the villages and...

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