Schenectady chamber selects annual award winners
SCHENECTADY The Chamber of Schenectady County announced Wednesday the honorees that will be recognized at its 25th annual Business Awards in the fall.
The awards range from small businesses and startups to established organizations, corporations and local businesspeople.
• The Bier Abbey in downtown Schenectady will receive the Rising Star Award, given to a business in operation for two years or less that is committed to the community and exhibiting potential for long-term success.
• For their recent renovation creating an “outstanding appearance that has contributed to the revitalization of Schenectady County,” the Niskayuna Co-op will receive the Renaissance Award.
• The City Mission of Schenectady will receive the Community Partner Award, given to an individual or organization with a significant commitment to other public or private entities to further develop Schenectady County.
• Country Wine and Spirits in Rotterdam will be given the Enterprise of the Year Award, given to a business with 100 employees or fewer that has shown achievements in growth and management.
• For demonstrating extraordinary technical innovation, Automated Dynamics will be honored with the Tech Valley Innovation Award.
• Michael and Edward Capovani of Glenville will receive the Entrepreneurs of the Year Award for their “natural-born leadership skills and charismatic personalities” in buying and selling equipment used in the manufacturing of semiconductor, optoelectronic, microelectromechanical and nanotechnology products.
• The Corporation of the Year Award will go to Ellis Medicine as a business with 100 employees or more that has shown achievements in growth and management.
• Walter Borisenok of Fortitech will receive the Executive of the Year Award for being a natural-born leader and charismatic go-getter representing a large corporation.
The eight honorees will receive their awards at an Oct. 22 ceremony.