NEW YORK, May 31, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- On May 15, 2016, The Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 25th Anniversary of the Sullivan County Pride Awards. The event was held at the clubhouse at the Villa Roma in Callicoon, New York and presided by President Cathy Paty.
The following recipients received an award:
25th Silver Anniversary Award -- Les Kristt, President, Kristt Kelly Office Systems. Kristt Kelly Office Systems have been in business for over 70 years. They sell everything from paper clips to integrated Microsoft networks and Kyocera multifunction color equipment. The Monticello and Honesdale branches service Sullivan, Orange, and Ulster Counties in New York and Wayne and Pike Counties in Pennsylvania. With over 3500 copiers in the field, they are the largest copier dealer in the area. Since 1975, Kristt has been a member, then President of the Monticello Rotary Club. He is the former Vice President of the Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce and on the executive committee of the Boys and Girls Club Celebrity Dinner. He enjoys working and communicating with everyone in the community and is very active with the schools and all of the other local organizations.
Business Person of the Year -- Frankin Trapp, Owner, Forestburgh Playhouse. Since Franklin took over the playhouse, he created the brand in order to keep it growing. He overhauled the website, created a huge social media presence and he replaced all of the seats in the theater, thanks to the support of the community. Mr. Trapp has been engaging more with the community, creating the Forestburgh Gives Back Program, which donates tickets to shows, enabling more people from the community to attend.
Distinguished Achievement Award -- Dr. Gerard Galarneau, Chied Medical Officer, Catskill Regional Medical Center (CRMC). Dr. Galarneau is responsible for the Hospitalist Program, Case Management and Medical Staff office at CRMC. He serves as the liaison to all medical staff and community physicians. Dr. Galarneau has proven success as a health care administrator and his strong leadership qualities are valuable assets to have at CRMC.
Distinguished Service Award -- Jeff Siegel, Spencer Daniel's Agency. Spencer Daniel's Agency is one of the largest entertainment and production companies in New York and nationwide. They have the ability to fully service New York as a result making them the leader in event services along with decades of experience. Born and raised in Monticello, Siegel has a strong connection to all of the local events and fundraisers which he plans throughout the year.
Young Emerging Leader -- Evan & Brynn Allees, Pickled Owl Gastropub -- Pickled Owl opened its doors on August 3, 2015. Pickled Owl Gastropub is a trendy eating and drinking establishment. They pride themselves in using locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible. Produce is from The Center for Discovery's Thanksgiving Farm, desserts are from local baker Tara Brust. Chicken is provided locally by Snow Dance Farms in Livingston Manor, and organic, pure maple syrup by Catskill Mountain Sugar House. In addition to local food ingredients, they also use Java Love coffee, located in White Lake and selections of tap beer from the Catskill Brewery, a local brewery in Livingston Manor.
Senator Bonacic gave a speech on the event saying that there will be $27.1 billion for State Department of Transportation and Thruway Program in Upstate New York. It will create numerous jobs and be a huge benefit to the local businesses and economy.
Sherry Li, CEO, China City of America, "I am proud to be surrounded by these local residents who work so hard and play a vital role in our community." "Their contributions and support is an integral part of a successful future for Sullivan County."
Media Contact: Sherry Li, China City of America, 5166416780, CCOASherry@yahoo.com
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