For Immediate Release:  August 4, 2022

Hamburg, NY – After a brief hiatus, The Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce is bringing back their annual Member Recognition Reception. Chamber members nominated local businesses that best accomplish the characterization of each award category; Impact, Innovation, Community Involvement, Non-Profit of the Year, and Business of the Year.  Voting was then opened to the public to choose the top three and the winner in each category was the business with the most votes. Nominees will be recognized at the event where the winners will also be announced. The nominated businesses include:

Impact – Hamburg Development Companies, O’Brien’s West End Inn and People Inc.

Innovation – PITCH Hamburg, Southtowns Radiology and Your CBD Store, Hamburg

Community Involvement – Clyde’s Feed & Animal Center, Jeff Leyonmark – An Affiliate of the Wolf Agency and Lockwood’s Garden Center

Business of the Year – Jay’s Barber Shop, Southtowns Salt Cave and The Grange Community Kitchen

Non-Profit of the Year – Harmonia Collaborative Care, OLV Human Services and Ten Lives Club

“We feel it is always important to honor our hard working business owners, and even more so now with the state of the economy over the last couple of years. It is not easy owning and operating a business and we believe they deserve to celebrate their accomplishments”, Cyndi Matla-Executive Director Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce

The reception includes one hour open bar with cash bar to follow, hors d’oeuvres, and a brief award presentation at Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant in Blasdell from 3-6pm on August 25, 2022. We encourage everyone in the business community to come on out and celebrate with their peers. Tickets are available for purchase on the SRCC’s website under the Annual Events tab or call 716-649-7917 to find out how to get involved.  A big thanks goes out to the event Sponsors, The Hamburg SUN, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Graycliff, Jeff Leyonmark (Wolf Agency), Urban Air, Great Erie Federal Credit Union, FranNet of WNY, and the Hamburg IDA.

The Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce is a dedicated local business membership organization that works as a resource for entrepreneurs, corporate business leaders, and community efforts to help improve quality of life, economic development, and tourism of the Southtowns region of Western New York.  For press quotes contact [email protected]