Cold Spring Area Chamber to Host Awards Dinner April 23

Winner of people’s choice award to be announced

The Cold Spring Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual awards dinner on Thursday, April 23, to honor the achievements of local businesses.

The event will be held at Dutchess Manor, 263 Route 9D in Beacon, starting at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $65 per person or $600 for a table of 10.

This year the chamber has revived a People’s Choice Award, in which the community at large has voted for the Business of the Year from among five nominees: B&L Deli, Badey & Watson, Garrison Café, Hudson Hil’s and Hudson River Expeditions. Voting was conducted by an online poll which ended on April 15. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony.

Alison Anthoine, president of the chamber, said, “This year we are also honoring two unsung heroes, Harry Fadde and Sue Crofoot, who devote a substantial amount of time to working in the information booth at the foot of Main Street, where they help an ever-increasing number of visitors.”

In addition to the People’s Choice for Business of the Year, this year’s award winners include:

  • River Architects, Sustainable Business of the Year
  • Collaborative Concepts and Scenic Hudson, Not-for-Profit Organization of the Year (two winners)
  • Cold Spring General Store, Retailer of the Year
  • Philipstown Food Pantry, James G. Lovell Memorial Award
  • Harry Fadde and Sue Crofoot, Volunteer Service Awards

The chamber will honor the memory of Philip and Ester Baumgarten, longtime chamber supporters and past board members, at the awards dinner with the annual Baumgarten Scholarship awarded to a local high school senior.

Past chamber board members will also be recognized for their service to the organization and its membership including: James Farnarotto, Robert Lomino, David McCarthy, Debbi Milner and Samantha Lutzer.

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