129th Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet was held at the Genetti Hotel & Suites on Tuesday, February 17th, 2015.
This year's honoree for the Emerging Business Award is The Brickyard Restaurant & Ale House. They opened in 2012. Visit for lunch, dinner or happy hour; you will get a true ale house experience with an amazing menu and line-up of craft brews.
Tim Keohane, Lock Haven University Small Business Development Center, stands to the left of Charles Imbro & Dave Hertwig of The Brickyard Restaurant & Ale House and Dr. Vincent J. Matteo, Presedent/CEO of the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce during the presentation of The Emerging Business Award.
In 1996, the Chamber began recognizing the significant contribution of small business to the Lycoming County economy through the Phillips/ Plankenhorn Small Business of the Year Award. M&T Bank sponsored this award. This year’s recipient is Lycoming Physical Therapy. Established in 1993, Lycoming Physical Therapy provides personal care for any age person suffering from pain, loss of motion/movement, fear of falling, weakness, or inability to perform their daily tasks and much more. They are also very active in our community and in the professional association attempting to guide the practice of physical therapy for the benefit of their clients.
Ron Frick, Vice President at M&T Bank, stands to the left of Patti Burger and Dr. Rob Burger of Lycoming Physical Therapy, who were awarded the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce 2014 Phillips/Plankenhorn Small Business Award. Dr. Vincent J. Matteo, Presedent/CEO of the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce stands to the right.
This year the Chamber announced two new awards - the President's Award and the Large Business Award.
The President’s Award will acknowledge the work of a Chamber volunteer who has, through his or her volunteer efforts, provided long time service to the Chamber and its affiliates. Chosen by the staff of the Chamber, the first ever recipient of the President’s Award is Bill Nichols, Jr. for his years of service as the Chairman of the Lycoming County Visitors Bureau and his efforts on behalf of tourism and the business traveler.
Dr. Vincent J. Matteo, Presedent/CEO of the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce and Bill Nichols, Jr, recipient of the President’s Award.
The first recipient of the Large Business Award was Kellogg’s Muncy Plant in recognition of the major contribution they make to our region’s local economy and their commitment to our community.
(L to R) Roger Jarrett, RDJ Enterprises and First Vice Chair of the Chamber Board of Directors, Craig Williams & Tim Bair, Kellogg's, and Dr. Vincent J. Matteo, Presedent/CEO of the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce during the presentation of the Large Business Award.