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Annual Awards

Nominations due by February 15, 2021.

The Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce presents the 2020 Annual Awards...

 

The Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce will be presenting their Annual Awards at the 2021 Virtual March After Hours Mixer on March 3, 2021. Nominations are being sought for four awards, including the Community Spirit Award, the Leader in Business Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Max Neal Award. The award criteria for consideration are listed below. Community members are invited to nominate deserving individuals!

 

Community Spirit Award-

Must be awarded to a business and/or individual that has demonstrated leadership and excellence in philanthropy; must have encouraged civic initiatives, and/or facilitated humanitarianism; made a significant contribution within the last five years; positively impacted the community in which the business operates. Click here to download nomination form. 

 

Leader in Business Award-

Must have made a dynamic contribution to the Schuyler County business community within the last decade; must have expanded the business mix in Schuyler County; continues to foster economic opportunity such as creating new job opportunities; must have assumed considerable risk; highly respected entrepreneur. Click here to download nomination form.

 

Lifetime Achievement Award-

May include a successful partnership of one or more persons; must own or manage a local business and have taken business risks to create jobs or trade over a period of time; must have demonstrated staying power as an established business; must be actively involved in community and civic organizations in Schuyler County over the last 15 years; must be of the stature as to keep the award prestigious and compliment past/future winners; must be respected and recognized throughout the community; and must be a resident or own/manage a business in Schuyler County. Click here to download nomination form.

 

The Max Neal Award- 

Must have demonstrated consistent dedication, selflessness, faith, determination, and solid support in the future and well-being of the Chamber; must have made it clear to the Community that they recognize the Chamber as their Schuyler County organization of choice; is an amazing investor and mentor into the future leadership of Schuyler County; must be well-respected, highly honored and beloved by the residents of Schuyler County; and must have served on a committee or the board of directors ore been employed by the Chamber for a minimum of five years. Click here to download nomination form.

 

Award nominations must be completed and sent to the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce by no later than Monday, February 15, 2021. Nomination forms can be dropped off or mailed to 214 N. Franklin Street, Watkins Glen, NY 14891, faxed to (607) 535-6243 or emailed to Michael Hardy, Executive Director at michael@watkinsglenchamber.com.

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Annual Awards Winners 

Gala 2020 Award WinnersCommunity Spirit Award – awarded to a member of the Chamber (a business or an individual) that has demonstrated leadership and excellence in philanthropy. The Community Spirit Award winner also encourages civic initiatives, facilitates humanitarianism, and positively impacts their community. The Community Spirit Award was given to John KingVillage of Montour Falls Mayor.

 

 

Leader in Business – awarded to a member of the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce that has made a dynamic contribution to the Schuyler County business community within the last decade, expanded the business mix in Schuyler County, and continues to foster economic opportunity, while assuming considerable risk and being a highly respected entrepreneur. The Leader in Business Award was given to Chicone Builders and Chicone Cabinetmakers.

 

 

Lifetime Achievement Award – awarded to a member who has taken business risks to create jobs or trade over a period of time and demonstrated staying power as an established business owner in Schuyler County. The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Edward (Ted) Marks current owner of Atwater Estate Vineyards, among many other businesses over the past few decades. Mr. Marks’ daughter, Katie Marks, accepted the award on her father’s behalf.

 

 

The Max Neal Award – must have demonstrated consistent dedication, selflessness, faith, determination, and solid support in the future and well-being of the Chamber. This individual has made it clear to the community that they recognize the Chamber as their Schuyler County organization of choice and further, invests and mentors the future leadership of Schuyler County; must be well-respected, highly honored and beloved by the residents of Schuyler County. This individual must have served on a committee or board of directors or been employed by the Chamber for a minimum of five years. The Max Neal Award was given to Dennis Fagan, founder of Fagan Engineers and Land Surveyors, PC and longtime Schuyler County Legislator and past Chairman of the Schuyler County Legislature.

 

 

 

And another hearty thank you to the Winter Interlude Auction's Presenting Sponsor, Visions Federal Credit Union

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