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Tonawandas Chamber Seeks Nominees for Citizen, Business of Year

Sept. 5, 2013

The Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas is seeking nominations for its annual Citizen of the Year and Business of the Year awards.

The Citizen of the Year award began in 1956 with the nomination of Farney Wurlitzer. Each year since then, an outstanding citizen who has made a major contribution to the Tonawandas, has received the award.

That contribution can be economic, humanitarian or social, so long as it represents a substantial impact to the betterment of the Tonawandas community. The nominee does not have to be a current resident of the Tonawandas to be nominated.

The Business of the Year award is presented to a business located in the Tonawandas that has had a major positive impact on the community. The business can be large or small and demonstrate its favorable impact on the Tonawandas economy and community.

If you would like to submit a name for the Citizen of the Year or Business of the Year, contact Joyce Santiago, executive director, at the chamber office, 692-5120 or email

Nominations should be written and should clearly state why an individual or business should be considered.

Nominations are due Sept. 18. Honorees will be selected at the Sept. 19 board of directors meeting and the awards will be presented at the chamber's annual dinner Nov. 13.

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