Chamber Awards

CONGRATULATIONS to our 2022 Chamber Award Winners! These awards recognize business leaders for their outstanding contributions to the economy and overall development of Cayuga County. Come help us celebrate our winners on May 4th 2022 at the Springside Inn for our 2022 Chamber Awards Luncheon.


Terri Bridenbecker Young Professional Award

– Recognizes an individual who is pursuing excellence in their career. A young professional is a goal-oriented person under the age of 40. This year’s recipient is Ally Colvin, Associate Attorney at Hancock Estabrook, LLP.

  • Business Leader Award
    – Honors businesses that continually invest in Cayuga County & have shown leadership by taking an active role in our community. This year’s recipient is MEDENT.
  • 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: Cafe 108 
    -In Business 5 Years or More: Yawger Brook Banquets and Catering
  • Nonprofit of the Year Award
    -Recognizes a nonprofit organization that contributes to the success of our community by
    enhancing the quality of life or contributing to the economic base of Cayuga County. This year’s recipient is Owasco Watershed Lake Association(OWLA) 


Phyllis Goldman Encouragement Award for Women

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. This year’s recipient is Sandra Shutter, owner of Artistic Impressions Studio & Gallery.

Community Leadership Award

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. This year’s recipient is Monika Salvage, Project Manager at HEALing Communities Study.


The 2022 Chamber Awards Luncheon is was an in-person event held at the Springside Inn on May 4th, 2022 to celebrate our winners! Keynote speaker: Sandra Shutter, owner of Artistic Impressions.


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

  • Headline Sponsor

  • Diamond Sponsors

  • Community Leadership Award Sponsor