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36TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY AWARDS GALA
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
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
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)