33rd Annual Gates-Chili Chamber of Commerce Community Awards Dinner Gala
Award Descriptions and Our 2018 winners:
Beautification Awards –Recognizes an individual or organization for new construction or restoration of existing facilities to enhance the area.
Special Recognition - William Gillette
Town of Gates - Wishing Well at Gates Town Hall
Town of Chili - St. Pius Tenth Church
Joseph Entress Memorial Award – Economic Development - ATD Precision
Recognizes an individual or organization for on-going improvement encouraging continued economic development in the area.
Innovative Business Award - Pet Spa, Paws and Play, Inc.
Acknowledges an existing or recent addition to the business community which has stimulated economic growth and commerce, with regards to product demand and originality of the enterprise or product/service.
Culture and Arts Award - Rotary Club of Gates Chili
Recognizes an individual or organization whose talents or patronage has strengthened the understanding, appreciation and support of art and culture as an integral part of community life.
Outstanding Citizen - Bob Pacer
Recognizes an individual located in or servicing the Gates and Chili area, who has contributed to the betterment of the community.
Dream Big Award - Small Business of the Year Award - Giuseppe's Italian Restaurant
This award embodies the Spirit of Innovation-they often start small but DREAM BIG. We applaud the example they set, and the enormous contribution they make to our area’s economy.
Youth Leadership Award - Jordon Johnson
Acknowledges a youth group or individual (21 years or under) who lives or works in the Gates and/or Chili area who has provided leadership in a business or business association, community service to others and serves as a role model among their peers.
Young Professionals Award - Kenneth Kraus
This award honors an emerging leader between the ages of 24 and 36 who demonstrates excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession, has a proven commitment to service by contributing time and energy to improving the quality of life of others in the community and serves as a role model both personally and professionally.
Loretta Simmons Women’s Leadership Award - Jane Ahrens
Named after the Chamber’s first president, this award honors women in leadership roles throughout the area who contribute to the betterment of the community.
Special Recognition - Anna Souannavong
This award is given to an individual in recognition for their contributions that make our community great.
Sponsored by Jessica Millan