Chamber honors businesses, community leaders

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 21 September 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

GAINES – The Orleans County Chamber of Commerce recognized entrepreneurs and community leaders during the 16th annual awards banquet on Saturday at Tillman’s Village Inn. About 110 people attended the event.

The following were recognized, front row, from left: Phoenix Award for Linda and Ray Burke, owners of Fairhaven Treasures; Lifetime Achievement for Bruce Krenning; Community Service Award for Anni Skowneski; New Business of the Year for BAD-AsH-BBQ owner J.J. Heideman; Carl Tuohey, son of the late Marcia Tuohey, winner of Lifetime Achievement.

Back row: Chamber Board Award and special recognition for Lisa Ireland, outgoing director of United Way of Orleans County; Community Service Award for Ken DeRoller; Agricultural Business of the Year for Lake Ontario Fruit – co-owners John Russell, Rod Farrow and Eric Brown; Brad MacDonald, vice president for Brunner International, the Business of the Year; Greg Piedmonte, purchasing manager for Precision Packaging Products, winner of Entrepreneurial Excellence; and Craig Tuohey, son of the late Marcia Tuohey, recognized for Lifetime Achievement.

Orleans Hub will have more on the awards dinner.