I was honored to be among the 375 guests at The Chamber of Southern Saratoga County’s Annual Awards Dinner held last night at the Holiday Inn in Saratoga Springs, NY. For the fifth consecutive year, this business anniversary event was a sell-out occasion with record-breaking attendance.

Serving as master of ceremonies, President Pete Bardunias announced that the Chamber (www.southernsaratoga.org) had reached yet another milestone: a 10% growth in membership with a record 1,024 member businesses.

Contributing to the event’s success was the branding theme that Bartel Communications created for the organization’s 45th business anniversary:

“Your Chamber: Celebrating 45 Years as Your Destination for Success”

The Chamber has long been the business destination for members in the upstate New York region. Members who have taken advantage of The Chamber’s many business-development services have found success, most especially the member businesses that were honored with achievement awards at last night’s dinner. And the winners are…

  • Pasta Pane Rustic Italian Bistro (www.pastapane.com), which received the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award for exhibiting a talent and passion that results in outstanding potential success. The restaurant is marking its 2nd business anniversary.
  • Ballston Spa Veterinary Clinic (www.ballstonspavet.com), which received the Inspiration Award for inspiring and encouraging excellence in small business ownership. The clinic is marking its 80th business anniversary.
  • Momentive Performance Materials (www.momentiveperformancematerials.com), which received the Endurance Award for exhibiting the dedication to excellence necessary to achieve long-term success. The company is marking its 65th business anniversary.
  • Ballston Spa National Bank (www.bsnb.com), which received the Education and Business Partnership Award for working in partnership with a public or private Chamber-member K-12 school to achieve a shared mission of educational excellence. The bank is marking its 174th business anniversary.

Congratulations to all the award nominees and to the award winners! Congratulations, as well, to The Chamber of Southern Saratoga County during its 45th business anniversary year!

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