• 34th Annual Community Awards Dinner Gala

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    Name: 34th Annual Community Awards Dinner Gala
    Date: May 21, 2019
    Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
    Registration: Register Now
    Our 2018 Award Winners
    Event Description:
    Join us as we honor individuals and organizations who have made a significant impact on the quality of life in the Gates and Chili Communities.   
    Nominations are now closed..

    Award Descriptions:
    Beautification Awards Town of Chili & Town of Gates         Recognizes an individual or organization for new construction or restoration of existing facilities to enhance the area.
    Youth Leadership Award
    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.
    Dream Big Award Small Business of the Year Award
    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.
    Innovative Business Award New Commerce                                                                      
    Acknowledges a recent addition to the business community which has stimulated economic growth and commerce, with regard to product demand and originality of the enterprise.
    Joseph Entress Memorial Award
    Economic Development                         
    Recognizes an individual or organization for on-going improvement encouraging continued economic development in the area. Joe who owned Coldwater Lumber, helped found this Chamber and served as its second president.
    Culture and Arts Award
    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.
    Special Recognition
    Given to an individual or individuals in recognition for their contributions that make our community great.
    Outstanding Citizen
    Recognizes an individual located in or servicing the Gates-Chili area, who has contributed to the betterment of the community.
    Young Professionals Award
    This award honors an emerging leader between the ages of 22 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
    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.

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    Event Media:
    Italian American Community Center
    50 Frank DiMino Way
    Rochester, NY 14624


    Date/Time Information:
    5:30 pm     Registration, Cocktail & Hors D'oeuvres ▪ Cash Bar 
    6:15 pm     Dinner & Awards Presentation       
    Online Registration available at 
    Contact Information:
    Please make your reservations by Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    Checks payable to:
    Gates-Chili Chamber 2019 Awards  
    Mail payment 
    to GCCC Awards,
    PO Box 24083, Rochester, NY 14624

    Credit Cards accepted 

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