Person of the Year and Beautification Awards honorees announced

Dec 30, 2015

The Irondequoit Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Donald E. Wood has been selected as our Person of the Year. Mr. Wood has spent much of his adult life serving the Irondequoit community in many ways, from being a beloved school bus driver to volunteering with school children. He has served Irondequoit Police Chief Tantalo, and his predecessor Chief Boyan. Don has been a dedicated volunteer with Irondequoit Crime Prevention Coalition, the Advanced Citizens Police Academy, as well as being Captain of the Parkside Neighborhood Watch for over 20 years.

The Beautification Awards honorees for Best New Building, Best Renovation, Best Re-purposed Building, and Best Landscaping in Irondequoit are:

Best New Building – I-Square, Michael and Wendy Nolan, 420 Bakers Park.

Best Renovation – Whispering Pines Miniature Golf, 4353 Culver Road, Jim and Greg Papas.

Best Re-Purposed Building – Chipotle/Starbucks, 1495 East Ridge Road.

Best Landscaping – Genrich's Garden Center, Florist and Greenhouse, 375 Cooper Road, Deborah Genrich.

The awards will be presented at the Chamber's Annual Awards dinner on January 22, at the Rochester Yacht Club. Formal invitations will be sent to Chamber members via US Mail.

Event is open to the public! For how to buy a ticket to attend, click here to visit the event page.

Congratulate our winners! Advertising sponsor space is available in our event program! Sponsorships help support award plaques, and complimentary dinner for winners. Sponsors receive advertising space in our event program and in our evening slide show. Click here to sponsor.