As part of its mission to promote good business practices, the Chamber presents an annual award to the member who consistently demonstrates business excellence, vision, innovation, leadership and community spirit. The process involves the entire business community and the winner is honored at a reception in April.
To begin the selection process, all Pleasantville businesses are invited to submit one nomination for their choice of Pleasantville Business Person of the Year. In the second step of the process, Chamber members have the opportunity to select the winner from among the top contenders.
Pictured below, Chamber president, Bill Flooks, and Mayor of Pleasantville, Peter Scherer, congratulate Annette Colasuonna, owner of the Lil' Chocolate Shopp, 15 Washington Avenue, at the reception for 2015 Business Person of the Year held at Trattoria 160.
BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR AWARDS
2015 Annette Colasuonno, Lil' Chocolate Shopp
2014 Michael Marchica, I Fetish Optique
2013 Matt Jaros, Glass Onion Originals
2012 Karen Cammann, Tompkins Mahopac Bank
2011 Bill Flooks, Beecher Flooks Funeral Home, Inc
2010 Mal Costello and Robert Spitalieri, Frank & Joe’s Deli
2009 Lucio Rocca, Lucio’s Pizza and Shane McGaffey, Pleasantville Community Television (PCTV)
2008 Yvonne Van Cort and Roy Solomon, The Village Bookstore
2007 Phil McGrath, Iron Horse Grill
2006 Rino Letizia, Mediterraneo Ristorante & Caffe
2005 Ed Elliott, Elliott Architects & John Krysko, Nancy Rosanoff, Marmaduke House
2004 Doug Crossett, McArthur’s American Grill and Michael’s Tavern
2003 Chris Cornell, Cornell Gallery and Barry and Linda Schwartz, Try & Buy Toy Stores
2002 Ted Buerger, Pleasantville NY.com
2001 Steve Apkon, Jacob Burns Film Center
2000 Jerry Spano and Frank Tancredi, Tancredi & Spano Architects
CITIZEN OF THE YEAR AWARD
1999 Toni Emerson
Photo: Chamber President, Bill Flooks, congratulates Karen Cammann, Branch Manager, Tompkins Mahopac Bank, at the reception for 2012 Business Person of the Year held at McArthurs American Grill. Click here to view event photos.