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Chamber names award-winners, including Baxter Healthcare as ‘Business of the Year’

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 30 August 2013 at 12:00 am

ALBION – The Orleans County Chamber of Commerce has named Baxter Healthcare Corp., a company that bought that former Sigma in Medina, as “Business of the Year.”

Baxter became the owner of Sigma last year and has remained committed to the community and the employees who work out of the old “Pickle Factory” on Park Avenue in Medina.

Baxter develops and manufactures smart infusion pump technology, including the Spectrum large volume pump that provides advanced safety and clinician-friendly features.

Other winners announced today by the Chamber include:

New Business of the Year – Hojack’s Bar & Grille in Carlton

Entrepreneurial Excellence – OrleansHub.com

Phoenix Award – Roger Andrews of Evans Ace Hardware, for remodeling the former Medina Jubilee

Community Service – The GLOW YMCA in Medina

Community Service – Genesee-Orleans Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse

Lifetime Achievement – Jodi Gaines, CEO of Claims Recovery Financial Services, a growing company with sites in Albion and Medina.

Lifetime Achievement – the late Judy Christopher of Albion, who was active in many community groups and also was co-owner of the Four C’s Marina and the founding owner of Phoenix Fitness.

Agricultural Business of the Year – Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension.