The Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) will host their Annual Community Appreciation Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 6:00 PM. The free dinner and awards ceremony will be held at the Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn & Suites, located at 260 Burgoyne Road in Ticonderoga.
The dinner and awards ceremony will be used as an opportunity to recognize all area businesses, organizations, and volunteers as well as the 2017 “Business of the Year,” “Organization/Non-Profit of the Year,” “Chamber Volunteer of the Year,” “Community Volunteer of the Year,” and give out TACC Appreciation Awards.
In 2016, awards were given to certain individuals, businesses, organizations, and committees who not only support the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce, but give themselves for the betterment of the Ticonderoga Area and the community as a whole.
Nominations for the 2017 Business of the Year, Organization/Non-Profit of the Year, Chamber Volunteer of the Year, and Community Volunteer of the Year, as well as TACC Appreciation Awards are now being accepted. Nomination forms are available at the Chamber office located at 94 Montcalm Street in downtown Ticonderoga or at www.ticonderogany.com. Forms can also be requested via email. Nominations must be received by October 6, 2017 by 4:00 PM.
“This community appreciation event is to honor those individuals, businesses, organizations and committees who work so diligently to provide an array opportunities and growth for the Ticonderoga area throughout the year. Without the dedication, drive, and true spirit of volunteerism and the commitment of the businesses and organizations within the area so many initiatives, events, and projects would not be possible. A big thank you to Theresa Abare who volunteers each year to help coordinate this event, the Best Western for being our host, and all of the sponsors,” stated Matthew Courtright – Executive Director of the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce.
At last year’s event, the recipient of the Business of the Year award was Libby’s Bakery Cafe, Organization of the Year was awarded to Ticonderoga Festival Guild, Chamber Volunteer of the Year was awarded to Jodi Gibbs, and the Community Volunteer of the Year award was given to Eric & Jess Stoddard.
Special recognition awards were given to Scarlette Merfeld, Joe Hoell, & Darlene Treadway. TACC Appreciation Awards were given to the Sentinel Grille, Ti’ Coustics, Anne Dolback, Tonya Thompson, Ticonderoga Historical Society, Lake George Land Conservancy, Chilson Volunteer Fire Department, Adirondack Trail Riders, and the Essex County Industrial Development Agency.
All menu items for this event, which is a casual buffet dinner, are donated by area businesses and organizations to thank and honor area volunteers. If you are interested in making a menu item donation for the 2017 Community Appreciation Dinner & Awards Ceremony, contact the Chamber office.