Photos by Tom Rivers: The Orleans County Chamber of Commerce presented its annual awards on Thursday at Maison Albion on West Countyhouse Road. Pictured, front row, from left: Gatlen Ernst, owner of Ernst Lake Breeze Marina (Hidden Gem Award); Karen Kinter, daughter of Fred Pilon who received a lifetime achievement award; Cassie Langdon, assistant director of The Treehouse in Albion and Michelle Waters, owner The Treehouse (new business of the year); Amy Schrader, a nurse at Orleans Community Health (business of the year) and Amanda Mrzywka, co-owner of Navarra’s Greenhouses (agricultural business of the year). Back row: Steve Mowers, president of CRFS, and Sean Casher, human resources director for CRFS (employer of the year); Spencer Pilon, son of Fred Pilon (lifetime achievement award); Marc Shurtz, CEO of Orleans Community Health (business of the year); and Markus Mrzywka, co-owner of Navarra’s greenhouses (agricultural business of the year).
Missing from photo: Sam’s Diner in Holley (small business of the year); Hospice of Orleans (community service award); Home Leasing in Rochester, owner of Holley Gardens – former Holley High School (phoenix award); and Bryan and Larissa DeGraw, owners of 810 Meadworks (business persons of the year).

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