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Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber Event Spotlight: 2022 Annual Dinner

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The Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber Celebrated Seven Community Organizations, One Community Leader, and Seven Businesses Celebrating Historic Anniversaries

The Chamber Annual Dinner, presented by Mohegan Pennsylvania, is the premier Chamber event of the year, which features highlights of what’s new at the Chamber and in our area, outstanding networking and marketing opportunities, and is an occasion for the Chamber to recognize the amazing businesses and individuals that strive every day to move our region forward and create impactful change.

This year, the Annual Dinner was held on Tuesday, November 15th at Mohegan Pennsylvania with the theme of “Charting the Course: Celebrating Community & Catalytic Change.”

 

Meet the 2022 Award Recipients!

 

 

Lifetime Achievement Award, sponsored by Community Bank, and presented to Lissa Bryan-Smith

This award recognizes an individual who has made a lasting contribution to our region through their years of leadership, inspiration, and positive influence in the business community and to our community at large.

 

 

Legacy Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Erwine Home Health and Hospice, Inc., and presented to Tobyhanna Army Depot

This annual award for excellence in business is given to an organization with a history of successful business, leadership, marketing, customer satisfaction, and community involvement and is a legacy business in the Greater Wyoming Valley.

 

 

Charitable Organization of the Year, sponsored by Sordoni Construction Services, Inc., and presented to Brighter Journeys

This award recognizes and honors local nonprofits that have improved the welfare of the Greater Wyoming Valley community.

 

 

Emerging Business of the Year Award, sponsored by PNC Bank, and presented to Coal Creative 

This annual award for excellence in business is given to an organization with a history of successful business, leadership, marketing, customer satisfaction, and community involvement, and is a growing business in the Greater Wyoming Valley.

 

 

Diversity Champion Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, and presented to Benco Dental

This award is presented to an honoree that demonstrates support for diversity within their workforce through company goals and efforts to recruit, retain, and nurture a culturally diverse workforce or community.

 

 

Pride of Place Awards, sponsored by Geisinger, and presented to McCarthy Tire Service and Community Bank

The 2022 Pride of Place Awards recognize and honor businesses, industries, and organizations that have improved the physical environment of the Greater Wyoming Valley Area.

 

 

Healthy Workplace of the Year Award, sponsored by Geisinger, and presented to Borton-Lawson

This award is presented to a business that has promoted health and wellness in the workplace.

 

 

Local Businesses Celebrating Historic Anniversaries

We also did a special anniversary recognition for the following local businesses who are celebrating historic anniversaries, including Commonwealth Health Wilkes-Barre General Hospital (celebrating 150 years), Power Engineering Corporation (celebrating 100 years), Chacko’s Family Bowling Center (celebrating 50 years), Gallery Of Sound (celebrating 50 years), Luzerne County Transportation Authority (celebrating 50 years), Penn’s Northeast (celebrating 20 years), and Susquehanna Brewing Company (celebrating 10 years).

The Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber team would like to thank everyone who joined them for the event, including their sponsors, attendees, award recipients, and community members. Their team is thankful and excited to build the future of their Chamber with this community.

 

 

And, don’t forget to check back here at DiscoverNEPA every month for The Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber’s Member Meet & Greet blog series. We’ll be sharing unique stories and introducing NEPA to the Chamber’s many amazing small business and nonprofit members.

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