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Greater Utica Chamber names 15 finalists for 2017 Business of the Year Awards

By Eric Reinhardt

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UTICA, N.Y. — The Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce has announced the 15 finalists for its 2017 Business of the Year Awards.

The organization will name the winners at its annual Business of the Year Awards luncheon, which is set for Dec. 13 at 12:00 p.m. at Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro.

The event begins that day at 11:00 a.m. with networking and beverage tasting, featuring local beer and wine and holiday music from the Whitesboro High School jazz band.

The cost to attend the awards luncheon is $45 per person or $330 for a table of eight. The chamber says seating is “limited,” and the luncheon requires advanced registration by contacting the chamber at (315) 724-3151.

The finalists

The Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce will present awards to winners in five separate categories. They include For-Profit Business with Over 50 Employees; For-Profit Business with 50 Employees or Fewer; Not-For-Profit with Over 50 Employees; Not-For-Profit with 50 Employees or Fewer; and new this year, the Catalyst Rising Business Award.

 

For-Profit Business with 50 Employees or Fewer

Quanterion Solutions Incorporated

Site Seeker

Utica Sign & Graphics

 

For-Profit Business with Over 50 Employees

Black River Systems

Holland Farms Bakery & Deli

Observer-Dispatch

 

Not-For-Profit with 50 Employees or Fewer

Adirondack Scenic Railroad

Masonic Medical Research Library

SCORE

 

Not-For-Profit with Over 50 Employees

AmeriCU

First Source Federal Credit Union

The Neighborhood Center

 

Catalyst Rising Business Award

Hale Transportation

Kessler Promotions

Simon Eisenbach Productions

The chamber says it evaluated and selected the finalists based on criteria that included:

1) Staying power, response to challenges, product(s)/ services(s) innovation; growth within their industry

2) Commitment to the Mohawk Valley Region – longevity in region; community involvement; public service; business leadership and

3) Involvement in the Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce.

Contact Reinhardt at ereinhardt@cnybj.com