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    The 2021 Annual Awards were announced on Tuesday, November 30

    Congratulations to our 2021 honorees!

     

    Young Professional Leadership - Tess McKinley, Cornell Cooperative Extension Steuben County

    Evolving Business - Card Carrying Books & Gifts

    Lifetime Achievement - Nancy Williamson, ServU Credit Union

    Community Leadership - Corning Credit Union

    Above & Beyond - Darlene Smith & Jack Wheeler, Steuben County

     

    Thank you to all who joined us for the virtual event, and to Community Foundation and all our event sponsors!

     

    If you missed the event, visit our YouTube page for the video!

     


     

    We are pleased to announce the nominees for this year's awards!

    Community Leadership Nominees:
    Belinda Hoad, Institute for Human Services
    Jenna Letersky-Thayer, Nickel's Pit BBQ
    Dr. William Mullaney, SUNY Corning Community College
    Dr. Constance Sullivan-Blum, The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes
    Corning Credit Union

    Young Professional Leadership Nominees:
    Cameron Dye, Journey 333 Corning
    Katie McConville, Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning & the Finger Lakes
    Tess McKinley, Cornell Cooperative Extension Steuben
    MacKenzie Myers, K. Rae Salon & Spa

    Evolving Business Nominees:
    AgeLess SPA
    Card Carrying Books & Gifts

    Lifetime Achievement Nominee:
    Nancy Williamson, ServU Credit Union


    Special for this year:

    We will also be presenting a new Above & Beyond Award!


     


     

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    THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

    The highest and most distinguished honor given by the Chamber, the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD is presented to an individual who has made a lasting contribution to our community by exhibiting leadership, providing inspiration to, and positively influencing others in the business community and our community at large.  This award is meant to honor those who have a long-standing history of integrity and are respected both professionally and as a part of our community.  Nominees should be current or retired Members of the Corning Area Chamber of Commerce.

     

    EVOLVING BUSINESS AWARD

    The EVOLVING BUSINESS AWARD is presented to an individual or business, be it new, expanding, or reimagined, which best represents the spirit and values of good business which have led them to success.  These values include integrity, positivity, humility, generosity, and the advocacy of our business community.  Nominees should be a current Member of the Corning Area Chamber of Commerce.

     

    YOUNG PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD

    The YOUNG PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD is presented to an individual, 40 years of age or younger, who demonstrates growing excellence, creativity and initiative in their professional field, is engaged in the community, and shows a strong commitment to good business practices thereby serving as a role model for other young professionals both personally and professionally.  Nominees should be a current Member of the Corning Area Chamber of Commerce; current membership of the Corning Area Young Professionals is preferred, but not required.

     

    COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARD

    Introduced in 2020, the COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARD is presented to an individual or business, who demonstrates creativity, engagement, leadership and commitment in addressing critical needs caused by the pandemic.  This award is meant to honor their support of other businesses and recognize the positive impact on the community at large. Nominees should be a current Member of the Corning Area Chamber of Commerce.

     

    Nominations must be received by Friday, October 8

     


     

  • Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors:

     

     

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  • Thank you to our sponsors and everyone who joined us virtually to celebrate the 2020 Annual Awards on November 19th!  Congratulations to our honorees:

    Young Professional Leadership - Jeremy Purifoy, Journey 333 Corning

    Evolving Business - Nicholas Thayer, Nickel's Pit BBQ

    Lifetime Achievement - Jeffrey Eaton, Arbor Housing & Development

    Community Leadership - Teresa Smith, Corning Food Hub

    Community Leadership - The COVID-19 Unity Response Fund:  Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning & the Finger Lakes, Corning Foundation, The Triangle Fund and United Way of the Southern Tier

     

     

  • 2019 Award Recipients

    LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
    Michael Wayne, Chemung Canal Trust Company

      

    EVOLVING BUSINESS AWARD:
    Wineglass Race Series

     

    YOUNG PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD:
    Neil Folnsbee, Corning Credit Union

     

  • 2017 Recipients

    LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
    Jerry Sleve, Corning Natural Gas

    EVOLVING BUSINESS AWARD:
    Arbor Housing and Development

    YOUNG PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD:
    Chelsea Ambrose, CareFirst NY

  • 2018 Recipients

    LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
    Chris Sharkey, Corning Enterprises
     
    EVOLVING BUSINESS AWARD:
    BOSS Security & Automation, Owner Matthew Putt
     
    YOUNG PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD:
    Amanda Stuart, Nonnie Hood Parent Resource Center

     

  • 2016 Recipients

    LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
    Mary Ann Starbuck, CareFirst NY Inc.

    EVOLVING BUSINESS AWARD:
    The Cellar, Owners Ellen & Michael Lanahan

    YOUNG PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP AWARD:
    Zachary Knapp, Five Star Bank

    (special honor)
    COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP AWARD:
    Michael McDonald