The Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards luncheon, Schuyler Tributes, at the Seneca Lake Events Center in Clute Park. The event welcomed over 100 local dignitaries, businesses, and individuals and honored Chamber members for what it says were “their invaluable contributions in 2022.”
Twenty businesses and individuals were chosen as part of community nominations that included the categories of Endurance in Business, Resiliency in Business, Best New Business, and Schuyler Samaritan. The community was then asked to vote for their favorites as part of the process. The Chamber is proud to announce that more than 3,600 votes were received.
The recipients were named and awarded a custom wine stave along with proclamations from Hon. Senator O’Mara, Hon. Assemblyman Palmesano, and the Hon. Congressman Langworthy during the Schuyler Tributes ceremony. The Schuyler Tributes award recipients are:
Endurance in Business – Seneca Lodge, award received by Brett Brubaker, owner of Seneca Lodge.
Resiliency in Business – The Humane Society of Schuyler County, award received by Georgie Taylor, president of The Human Society of Schuyler County.
Best New Business – Hop Notch Brewing Co., award received by Jeff Klossner, owner of Hop Notch Brewing Co.
Schuyler Samaritan – Charlie Haeffner, of the Odessa File. Charlie Haeffner, beloved operator and reporter for the Odessa File, received a standing ovation for his years of dedication to the region.