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Chamber Names 9 Businesses That Support Community

Awards will be given at the Madison Chamber of Commerce's annual dinner Tuesday, June 11.

The owners of a Park Avenue salon, a Waverly Place bar and restaurant, and a Main Street auto body shop are among the Madison business owners who will be recognized for their contributions to the community at the Madison Chamber of Commerce's annual awards dinner Tuesday, June 11.

The dinner is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center, 175 Park Ave., Florham Park.

“These businesses and individuals are being honored for their dedication and support of Madison businesses and the community as a whole,” Chamber President Ken Toumey said in a news release.  “This fun event allows us to say Thank you and give recognition to those who make a difference.”

According to an announcement for the event, the business improvement awards will honor

  • Cambridge Street Papers, 7 Waverly Place
  • TJ Service Center, 31 Kings Road
  • Walgreens, 122 Main Street
  • Nicky’s Firehouse Family Restaurant, 15 Central Ave.
  • and the Lincoln Place Project organization

The chamber’s Appreciation Award will go to Rocco Iossa, Rocco’s Tuscany Grill, 30 Cook Ave.

The community service awards will honor Investors Bank, 16 Waverly Place, and Salvatore Minardi, owner of Salvatore Minardi Salon, 8 Park Ave.

The Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Judy Mullins, owner of Poor Herbie’s, 13 Waverly Place, and the chamber's Hall of Fame Award this year will be awarded to Peter Daniele, the owner of Rose City Collision, 291 Main Street, the announcement said. 

Additionally, the Madison business owners or employees who were chosen to receive the Extra Mile Award for outstanding customer service will be recognized.

 “These individuals are recognized for that extra-special friendly and knowledgeable service, which truly makes a difference in the customer’s shopping experience,” Chamber executive director and Sprouts Consignment co-owner Karen Meyer said of the Extra Mile Award recipients.

The Jack Morris Memorial Scholarship Award, designed for graduating students who plan to continue their higher education in the field of commerce, also will be presented at the event.

The evening includes a buffet style dinner, cash bar, door prizes and the awards ceremony in the Ambassador Ballroom. Weather permitting, the cocktail hour will be held in the courtyard garden.

The event is open to the public. Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased by cash or check. Checks can be made payable to The Madison Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 152, Madison, NJ 07940. RSVP by Friday, June 7.

For more information call Karen Meyer at 973-377-7830 or email info@MadisonNJChamber.org.

Mikey D June 03, 2013 at 09:44 PM
WALGREENS???????? Is the paint even dry on that place? Their inclusion cheapens the other great businesses who actually have been part of our town, as opposed to a "branch location." Weak sauce.
Mrs. Clean June 04, 2013 at 12:41 PM
Walgreen's contributions to Madison include increased competition for local pharmacies and a traffic hazard at the intersection of Greenwood and Main. I can't think of any reason to give them an award.
Robert The Bruce June 07, 2013 at 01:34 AM
To the Wells-Bruce Mutual Admiration Society: 1 John 2:9 Galatians 6:3

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