JAMESTOWN – The Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce honored several businesses and organizations on Monday night during its annual Salute to the Finest award dinner.
The New Business of the Year Award was presented to Fringe Hair Salon, Andrea Latona, owner of Full Moon Rising Bakery, was presented with the Young Businessperson of the Year Award, the Service to Humanity Award went to the Chautauqua Blind Association, the Pride of Jamestown Award was given to the Winifred Crawford Dibert Boys & Girls Club of Jamestown, JRSC Digital was named Business of the Year and a special award was presented this year to Geer-Dunn Company, Inc. – the Hometown Legacy Award – in recognition of their more than 100 years serving the Jamestown community.
Anthony Raffa, founder of JRSC Digital, formerly Jamestown Rubber Stamp Company, noted the importance of family in the company’s longevity.
“My grandsons are now in the business, and it means so much,” said Raffa.
Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce Board President Vicki McGraw, owner of Elegant Edibles Catering, says it is important to patronizing local business.
“Local small businesses are a vital part of our economy,” said McGraw. “We should all be supporting local business, and we are proud to recognize some of the businesses and organizations that make our community special.”
The Salute to the Finest was held at the Landmark Restaurant in Jamestown.