Chamber Awards

Congratulations to the winners!


Terri Bridenbecker Young Professional Award – Courtney Rae Kasper, Equal Rights Heritage.

– Recognizes an individual who is pursuing excellence in their career. A young professional is a
goal-oriented person under the age of 40.

Business Leader Award – HR One, Inc.

– Honors businesses that continually invest in Cayuga County & have shown leadership by taking an active role in our community.

Small Business of the Year Awards
These awards celebrate both a newly emerged and a more established small business:

In Business Less Than 5 Years – Melody Johnson, Melody’s

Demonstrates entrepreneurship evidenced by diversification, creativity & imagination.

In Business 5 Years or More – Sam Chindamo, Jr., Sam’s Shoe Service

Demonstrates the ability to overcome adversities in the ever-changing business environment and staying power with a commitment to community involvement.

Non-Profit of the Year Award – Drew Scharoun, Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Recognizes a non-profit organization that contributes to the success of our community by enhancing the quality of life or contributing to the economic base of Cayuga County.

Phyllis Goldman Encouragement Award for Women – Erica Manners, Essentially Erica

This award recognizes women in our community who have demonstrated noteworthy entrepreneurial and professional pursuits, who are committed to community and have served as a role model for other women and girls pursuing their career dreams. 

Community Leadership Award – Sue MacDavitt, Class 2005

This award is open to Leadership Cayuga Alumni. Leadership Cayuga is a chamber program geared towards empowering diverse individuals with the knowledge, skills, and inspiration to successfully achieve leadership roles while developing a collective resource and problem-solving network to address present and future community needs and challenges.

The 2023 Chamber Awards Luncheon is an being held at the Springside Inn on May 11th, 2023 to Celebrate Our Winners! Keynote speaker: Erica Manners, Essentially Erica.

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The Chamber would like to extend our sincerest thanks to our award sponsors!

  • Headline Sponsor

  • Diamond Sponsors

  • Bronze Sponsor