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Chamber honors local entrepreneurs

Contributed Story Posted 15 September 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Michael Karcz

The Orleans County Chamber of Commerce honored businesses and local residents during its 15th annual awards banquet Saturday night at the White Birch Golf Course in Lyndonville.

The Chamber honored the following, front row, from left: Carol Culhane, Honorary award from the Chamber board; Tom Rivers and Karen Sawicz of OrleansHub.com, Entrepreneurial Excellence; Jodi Gaines, Lifetime Achievement; Pat Crowley of GCASA, Community Service; Tony Conrad of Hojack’s Bar and Grille in Carlton, New Business of the Year; and Gene Christopher in honor of his late wife Judy for Lifetime Achievement.

Second row: Ed Neal and Paul Lehman of the Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension for Agricultural Business of the Year; Jeff Winters of the Orleans County YMCA, Community Service; Nelson Patterson of Baxter International in Medina; Business of the Year; Roger and Jen Andrews of Evans Ace Hardware in Medina, Phoenix Award; Dan Conrad of Hojack’s; and David Cristofaro, Judy Christopher’s son.

Orleans Hub will have more coverage later today on the Chamber awards banquet.