Annual Award Winners
The Madison Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Awards Dinner Tuesday, June 9, at The Madison Hotel, One Convent Rd., Morristown.
Approximately 80 guests attended this years awards dinner and the night was filled with good cheer and lots of laughs. The evening included a buffet style dinner, cash bar, door prizes and an awards ceremony that was held in the ballroom.
"The Chamber's Annual Award Dinner is the place to celebrate our members' accomplishments in business and in service to the community." said John Morris, President of the Madison Chamber Commerce. "It's a celebration of both recent and longtime achievement by individuals and organizations as determined by the Chamber Board of Directors. The dinner is always a fun time as the Chamber closes it's books on the fiscal year."
The Chamber announced the winners of the Jack Morris Memorial Scholarship, various Business Improvement Awards, Community Service Awards, the community choice Extra Mile Award and the very special Hall of Fame award.
This years scholarship committee which included Dr. Allison Adams of Adams Dental, One Kings Rd., Georgeanne Limbach of Limbach Landscaping, One Kings Rd., and Michael Odell of Odell & Critchley, 333 Main St. announced this year’s scholarship winners. Quinn Heyrich and Gabriella Conmy were presented with individual checks for $1500 each to help assist with their college goals. Heyrich will be attending Vanderbilt University in the fall and Conmy will attend Rutgers.
The Community Service award went to the Rosemary and Michael Riccone. "Rosemary and Michael have shown how very important the community is to them. Their voluntary donation of time, money and resources are effortlessly given for the good of all those asking." said Giambra.
The recipient of the Distinguished Service Award honored Frank Iannarone, owner of the Madison Pharmacy, 66 Main St. for his continued support and service to the Chamber and Madison as a whole.
"As a pharmacist, business owner and a dedicated community volunteer, Frank has no equal anywhere. All his professional efforts are consistently focused on improving people's well being and the vitality of Madison's business district. It was an honor for the Board of Directors to present the 2015 Distinguished Service Award to Frank." John Morris, President of the Chamber.
"The Chamber's Extra Mile Award recognizes Madison employees who provide outstanding customer service and go that extra step to make certain that when doing business, Madison is the only place to be." explained Giambra.
The winner of this years community chosen award went to David Smith of Wireless Zone, 11 Park Ave. and Joy Pilkins of Madison PhotoPlus, 40 Main St.
“This evening allowed for some reflection and a lot of celebration and congratulations. There were a lot of people and businesses here to be recognized,” said Chamber President Morris, in his closing remarks. "We look forward to this event each year so we can honor those who make Madison a great place to live and work.
HALL OF FAME AWARD
Peter Daniele- 2013
Carmine Toto Jr. - 2012
Best New Sign
DDC for Alley Signs- 2014
Cambridge Street Papers- 2013
Crowley Cupcakes- 2011
Plaza Lanes- 2010
K9 Resorts- 2014
T & J Service Center- 2013
Adams Dental - 2012
Doodlebugz - 2012
Coccia Realty- 2011
Three Rivers Veterinary- 2010
Best New Facade
54 Main- 2009
Rob's Bistro- 2010
Best Complete Renovation
Stop & Shop- 2009
Best New Building
Jensen Construction- 2009
Lincoln Place Project- 2013
Taste of Madison Committee- 2014
Rocco Iossa- 2013
Tivoli Creative Design Studio - 2012
Romanelli’s Pizza & Italian Eatery - 2011
Best Comeback Award
Chef Loryn’s - 2011
The Rocking Horse- 2014
Starting Line Sports- 2014
San Francisco Mercantile - 2012
Distinguished Service Award
Dr. Allison Adams- 2014
Judy Mullins- 2013
Arleen J. Gaetani -2012
Jim Burnet, Borough of Madison- 2011
Friends of Madison Shade Tree- 2010
Ernie Nash- 2009
Community Service Award
The Christmas Committee- 2014
Investors Bank- 2013
Coviello Brothers - 2012
May Day Committee- Mara Johnson- 2011
Friends of Madison Train Station- 2010
Kate Lavino- 2009
Extra Mile Award Winners
Gina Striffler of The Bar Method- 2014
Carol Osbourne of Salvatore Minardi- 2013
Dr. Sam Romano of Sam Romano D.M.D. - 2012
Johnny Thomas of Upholstery Plus - 2012
Andrea Ceresa of Adams Dental - 2011
Fran Giannattasio- Downtown Salon - 2011
Chris Brinkofski- Tons on Toys - 2011