MATAMORAS, PA — The Tri-State Chamber of Commerce will hold the 24th annual spring banquet on Saturday, May 17 at the Best Western Inn at Hunt’s Landing from 5:30 to 10 p.m. The chamber invites everyone to join it for this celebration of businesses and volunteers in the tri-state area. Dinner, dancing, silent auction, awards and honors will be part of this evening.
This year for the first time the BIZZY Awards will be presented to local businesses. The top three finalists in 12 categories were selected by the chamber membership and the winners will be selected by public voting.
The Tri-State Chamber will induct into its hall of fame the following businesses during the banquet: The Erie Hotel & Restaurant, Frontier Communications, Bavoso & Plotsky, Zitone Construction, The River Reporter, William F. Carroll Agency, Best Western Inn at Hunt’s Landing and Laurel Grove Florists & Greenhouses. These outstanding businesses exemplify excellence in business, community service and serve as role models for our business communities in the tri-state area.
A special part of the event will be the recognition of the Citizen Group of the Year. This year the award will be given to the Port Jervis Soap Box Derby team for its commitment and dedication to a world-class annual event held in Port Jervis. The Director’s Spirit Award will be presented to Jon McCarey for his leadership to the chamber and his outreach to businesses.
Event tickets cost $70/person and can be purchased at www.tristatechamber.org  or by calling 845/856-6694. For sponsorship information or donations to the silent auction featuring local businesses, contact Charlene Trotter, executive director of the Tri-State Chamber of Commerce.