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Cortland Chamber of Commerce awards held last night. And the winners are:


The Cortland Area Chamber of Commerce held their annual Awards Dinner last night at Tinellis.

“The Best of us, inside and outside of a pandemic” – was the theme for the evening with less than half the crowd size for safety reasons.

The first award of the night was the Business of the Year. Two area businesses were honored this year.

First, was this business with the help of family, friends, and soon to be friends, they will keep serving and pleasing us. The Business of the Year went to Homer Hops. Owner Jason Kristof accepted the award.

The second business of the year is a “growing” business in our area. You now know that the winner of this award, a soon to be large business, is New York Hemp Oil. Co-founder and owner Allan Gandelman accepted the award.

Presented next was the Heritage Award, with over 100 years in business, was the Higgins Supply Company. Presidents Glenn Doran and Terri Maxson accepted their award.

The non-profit of the year was the Cortland County SPCA. Manager Emily Roberts accepted the award on behalf of the organization.

The Chamber’s Up and Coming Millennial Award went to Greg Richards. Greg just recently became the Executive Director of CAPCO.

And the Kathy Cotterill Community Service Award went to Jason McRae. Owner of Stupid Choppers and Townline Motors. He may be best known for his efforts in gathering truckloads of supplies for Relief for Texas after Hurricane Harvey in 2017, and again in 2018 for the victims of Hurricane Florence, his contributions of time and service to those in need and to his community are many, including to help raise funds for local cancer patients, volunteering his talents for fundraisers such as The Child’s Art Auction, the Corn Ducky Derby or the ALS

Congratulations to all winners of this year’s Cortland Area Chamber of Commerce Awards.

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