• 36th Annual Community Awards Dinner Gala

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    Name: 36th Annual Community Awards Dinner Gala
    Date: October 20, 2021
    Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:
    Wednesday, October 20, 2021

    Nominations are now being accepted and can be made online at www.gcchamber.com
    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.

    Our 2020 Winners:
    Beautification Awards 
    – Town of Gates & Town of Chili (one each)
    Recognizes an individual or organization for new construction or restoration of existing facilities to enhance the area.
    2020 Winners:   Chili - Chili Square Plaza
                       Gates - Roto-Rooter

    Joseph Entress Memorial Award – Economic Development
    Recognizes an individual or organization for on-going improvement encouraging continued economic development in the area.
    2020 Winner: American Packaging
    Innovative Business Award
    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.
    2020 Winner: Climbing Vines
    Culture and Arts Award
    Recognizes an individual or organization whose talents or patronage have strengthened the understanding, appreciation, and support of art and culture as an integral part of community life.
    2020 Winner: Roberts Wesleyan Community Theatre
    Outstanding Citizen
    Recognizes an individual located in or servicing the Gates and Chili area, who has contributed to the betterment of the community.
    2020 Winner: Nellie & Quintino De Cesare 
    Youth Leadership Award
    Acknowledges a youth group or individual (21 years or under) who lives or works in the Gates and 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.
    2020 Winners: Carlos Mateo

    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.
    2020 Winner: Green Gables Florist 
    Young Professionals Award
    Acknowledges 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.
    2020 Winner: Andrew Loughlin
    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.
    2020 Winner: Abby Reinhard

    Special Recognition: Senator Joe Robach, Senator Mike Ranzenhofer, Joseph Manuse Gates Fire District (In Memorium), Dolomite (100 Years), Gates Chili Rotary (50 Years)


    Event Media:

    Brook-Lea Country Club
    891 Pixley Road
    r, 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:
    Cash or Credit Cards accepted   
    Checks payable to:
    Gates-Chili Chamber 2021 Awards  
    Mail payment 
    GCCC Awards
    PO Box 24083
    Rochester, NY 14624


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