Yates County Chamber of Commerce Hosts Annual Dinner & Awards
On the evening of Saturday, November 12th, the Yates County Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual dinner and awards ceremony at Seasons on Keuka Lake for the first time since 2019.
Over 150 people attended the event, many dressing to the theme of the Roaring Twenties. Jessica Bacher, President & CEO of the Yates County Chamber, welcomed the guests with a brief presentation and annual update. Awards were given to organizations and individuals that were selected for the annual awards back in 2020 when the event had to be cancelled.
The Norman Snow Jr. Memorial Spirit Award is given annually to an organization or individual in Yates County that demonstrates tremendous community spirit. Milly’s Pantry was the recipient, accepted by Carleen Wilson, Board Vice-President, and Denise Shay, Executive Director.
Carleen Wilson and Denise Shay accepted the award for Milly's Pantry.
The second award presented was the Emily Seager Memorial Pride Award, given to an individual who demonstrates great community pride. The recipients were Lyn and Taylor Fitch. Both long-time active residents of Yates County where they ran F&W Auto Parts for over 25 years. Lyn and Taylor have and continue to serve on many boards and volunteer their time with many local organizations.
The Robert Maxwell Memorial Award was the last award of the evening, presented to the Director of the Year. Sue Anderson was chosen for her years dedicated to the Yates County Chamber of Commerce, serving on the Board of Directors for over a decade.
Ryan Hallings accepted the award on behalf of Sue Anderson.
The Chamber would like to recognize and thank the Lyons National Bank as the Platinum Sponsor, Vineyard View Winery and Seneca Shore Wine Cellars as Wine Sponsors, The Moorings on Keuka, Stork Insurance, and Terry L. Button Farms as Hors D’oeuvres Sponsors, Keuka College, Laurentide Beer Company, Main Deck, Mountain Rose Farm, KG Graphics, and Water Street Wine & Spirits as Centerpiece Sponsors, and the following businesses as Table Sponsors: Penn Yan Plumbing & Heating, Bank of the Finger Lakes, Finger Lakes Community Health, Yates Community Center, Laurentide Inn & Laurentide Beer Company, Penn Yan Theatre Company, Water Street Pharmacy & Village Drug, and the Yates County Endowment.