Chamber Recognizes Business Excellence

 The Columbia County Chamber of Commerce announced the award recipients ofthe 2012 Excellence in Business Awards and Showcase on Thursday, June 21, 2012.  The Business Showcase and Awards Ceremony were attended by over 100 local business people where all the nominees and award recipients were recognized.

Nominees for this year’s awards were for Business Person of the Year: Lisa Light, Destination Bride; Otto Leuschel, Otto’s Market/Germantown; Dan Gibson, Grazin’ Farm to Table-Direct   For Most Promising New Business:  Couturier N.A. LLC; Crossroads Food Shop; Won Dharma Center.  For Small Company of the Year: VanKleeck’s Tire Service; Hudson Cruises, Inc.; SunDog Solar. For Large Company of the Year:  Whittier Rehabilitation & Skilled Nursing Center; Saturn Industries, Inc.; Hawthorne Valley Association.  For Community Service Award:  Lori Selden, Mexican Radio; Michael Molinski, Photographics Solution; Linda Fix, Fix Bros. Inc.

 The following were the 2012 Award Recipients: 

 Business Person of the Year:

Otto Leuschel, Otto’s Market/Germantown

 Most Promising New Business:

Couturier N.A. LLC

 Small Company of the Year:

Van Kleeck’s Tire Service

 Large Company of the Year:

Saturn Industries, Inc.

 Comunity Service Award:

Lori Selden, Mexican Radio

 The event celebrates the many accomplishments that businesses make toColumbiaCountyeach year.  The Chamber is proud to celebrate business excellence in Columbia County and recognize businesses for their efforts.

 A. Colarusso & Son, EP Nevins Insurance Agency, Inc, First Niagara Bank, Kinderhook Bank and Taconic are Major Sponsors of the event.  Berkshire Homesyle, Chatham Courier/The Register-Star, Clear Channel Radio and Midhudsonmedia are Media Sponsors.  The Columbia Hudson Partnership is a Contributing Sponsor.  The Bank of Greene County and Shallo, Galluscio, Bianchi & Fucito, CPAs, PC, are Supporting Sponsors.