33rd Annual Community Awards

By on May 8, 2018

On Thursday, April 26, 2018, the Greece Regional Chamber of Commerce presented awards to 15 remarkable individuals and organizations that have made a significant impact on our region. For the past two years the Presenting Sponsor for the event has been A Christina Breen-Hale State Farm Agent and for the past 33 years the Master of Ceremonies has been 13 WHAM ABC News Anchor Doug Emblidge.

The event took place at the Rochester Marriott Hotel, starting with a 6:00PM reception and social hour, followed by a served dinner and awards program.

The Greece Regional Chamber’s annual Community Awards Gala is a celebration of a very broad range of people and organizations whose excellence and generosity have made significant contributions to our connected sense of time and place.

This year, the Chamber recognized an exceptional group of honorees: 2018 Business Person of the Year – Sharon Quataert, Sharon Quataert Realty; 2018 Girlie Goodwin Citizen of the Year – Shirley Munson, Greece Ecumenical Food Shelf; 2018 First Responder of the Year – Chris Bennett, Lieutenant (Retired); 2018 Thomas E. Schommer Spirit of the Chamber Award – Hon. Joseph E. Robach, New York State Senator; 2018 William E. Selke Senior Citizen of the Year – Barbara Cuthbert, Northwest AARP; 2018 Young Professional of the Year – Letty Laskowski, Esq., Harris, Chesworth, Johnstone & Welch LLP; In Memoriam – Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award – Eileen Coyle; Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award – Daniel E. Richardson; 2018 Arts & Culture Award – James Montanus, Montanus Photography.

Building Awards – 2018 Building Transformation Award – RE/MAX Plus, 2850 W. Ridge Road, Rochester, NY; 2018 Building Transformation Award – Ruby Gordon Home, 140 Greece Ridge Center Drive, Rochester, NY; 2018 Education Award – Kathleen Graupman, SuperintendentGreece Central School District; 2018 Environment Award – Eagle Scouts and Eagle Scout Program, Seneca Waterways Council Boy Scouts of America; 2018 Health Award – Episcopal SeniorLife Communities; 2018 History Award – William Sauers, Greece Historical Society & Museum.

For additional information visit  www.Greecechamber.org or call 585.227.7272.

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Photos by Wayne Panepinto

Business Person of the Year - Sharon Quataert

Business Person of the Year – Sharon Quataert

2018 Education Award Kathleen Graupman

2018 Education Award – Kathleen Graupman

2018 Thomas E. Schommer Spirit of the Chamber Award - Joseph E. Robach

2018 Thomas E. Schommer Spirit of the Chamber Award – Joseph E. Robach