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31st Annual Community Awards

By on May 18, 2016
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Greece Chamber Announces Award Recipients for 31st Annual Community Awards

The Greece Chamber of Commerce announced award recipients to be recognized at its 31st Annual Community Awards presented by WCI Realty and Wegman Companies, Inc. The premier event will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Rochester Marriott, 1890 West Ridge Road, Greece from 6:00PM to 9:30PM.

The 2016 Greece Chamber of Commerce Community Award winners are: Business Person of the Year, Melissa Jordan (M & T Bank); Girlie Goodwin Citizen of the Year, John Zink; Arts & Culture Award, Judith Ranaletta; Thomas E. Schommer Spirit of the Chamber, Jim Johnson and Jason “Jmac” McElwain; William E. Selke Senior Citizen of the Year, Frederick Amato; Young Professional of the Year, Shamila Craddock (Doc’s Facilities Solutions); First Responder Award, Jason Bortle (Greece Volunteer Ambulance); History Award, Marie Poinan (Greece Historical Society & Charlotte Genesee Lighthouse); New Construction, AVID Indoor Golf & Fitness (3655 West Ridge Road); Transformation of Existing Space – Non-Profit, The Coffee Connection at Cannonball Café (4437 Lake Avenue); Transformation of Existing Space – Commercial, Sharon Quataert Realty (2170 West Ridge Road).

Sponsors for the 31st Annual Greece Chamber of Commerce Community Awards are:

Presenting Sponsors: WCI Realty, Wegman Companies, Inc.

Platinum Sponsors: Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home, Inc., Greece Chamber Board of Directors, Donald B. Felter, Rochester Regional Health System, Russell Herman, PetSaver Healthy Pet Superstore, Del Smith, Delbert J. Smith, CPA, Sharon Quataert, Sharon Quataert Realty, Brian Ward, Ward & Schmerbeck, P.C., Paul Keenan, Genesee Regional Bank, Leighann Billig, Ward & Schmerbeck, P.C., Kathy Graupman, Greece Central School District, Michael Mordenga, The Victors Gymnastics, Inc., Dr. Shaun Nelms, Warner School of Education, Wendy Rockcastle, Rockcastle Florist, Eugene Welch, Esq.,, Harris, Chesworth, Johnstone & Welch, LLP, M&T Bank, Rockcastle Florist

Media Sponsor: 13WHAM / Fox Rochester / The CW Rochester

Diamond Sponsor: Party Productions

Gold Sponsor: AVID Indoor Golf & Fitness

Silver Sponsors: Doodle Bugs!, USA Payroll, Inc., Van Putte Gardens

Friends Sponsors: Caine & Associates, NYS Assemblyman Peter Lawrence

13WHAM News Anchor Doug Emblidge will be the emcee.

“Our 31st Annual Community Awards will provide us the opportunity to highlight the wonderful talents and assets of our community,” said Sarah Lentini, Greece Chamber of Commerce President & CEO. “In addition to attending the Community Awards, regional businesses and organizations can show their support and gain exposure through program advertising and sponsorship of a high profile event.”

Each year, the Greece Chamber of Commerce recognizes exceptional individuals, business people, and organizations whose business and volunteer activities demonstrate significant contributions to our community. Nominations are solicited and received throughout the community and reviewed by the Chamber’s Community Award Selection Committee, which then makes its recommendations to the Greece Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for approval.

Tickets for the 31st Annual Greece Chamber of Commerce Community Awards are available at the Greece Chamber office, 2402 West Ridge Road (behind Men’s Wearhouse), and are $50 each for Greece Chamber members and $60 each for non-members. Reservations are required. For more details, or to purchase event tickets contact Sue Edgett, Director of Events and Member Services, at 585-227-7272 or

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