Apr 16, 2018

The Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism is pleased to announce the 2018 award winners for Large, Small, Tourism, and Most Promising businesses of the year. The awards will be presented at the Chamber’s Annual Award reception to be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth State Park, and catered by the Glen Iris Inn. The awards reception runs from 5:30 PM until 8:00 PM, awards will begin at 7:00 PM.

This year’s award winners are:

Cole Building Solutions in Portageville as 2018 Large Business of the Year

Harding Plumbing and Heating in Perry as 2018 Small Business of the Year

Balloons Over Letchworth in Genesee Falls as the 2018 Tourism Business of the Year

Silver Lake Brewing Project in Perry as the 2018 Most Promising Business of the Year

“These businesses represent some of the very best that Wyoming County’s business community has to offer,” said Scott Gardner, president and CEO of the Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism office. “What better way acknowledge the upcoming National Small Business Week (April 29-May 5), than to announce these outstanding local businesses as our award winners and recognize their contributions to our community.”

For reservations, please contact the Chamber at 585-786-0307 or email kelly@wycochamber.org. Tickets to the reception are $25.00 per person.     

Awardee background information:

Cole Building Solutions has been committed to providing customers with lasting quality at affordable prices since 2012, as a locally-focused construction company serving Western New York. In April 2017, they took over Finger Lakes Construction, and are an authorized dealer for EPS Buildings. They offer pre-engineered structures custom designed to fit each of their customer’s requests. They also build from the ground up, including curtains, free stalls, headlocks, ventilation, gates, and more.

Harding Plumbing and Heating was started by Ed Harding in 1978, and later purchased by Shane & Tara Harding in 1998 and has sustained steady growth over past 19 years. They serve a large region in New York and beyond, and have recently expanded in Perry allowing for more inventory, larger showroom space and better organization of daily tasks.

For 30 years, Sean Quigley has been a balloon pilot and has been operating Balloons Over Letchworth since 1993, as the exclusive hot air balloon company to launch from within the south end of Letchworth State Park. Balloons Over Letchworth offers unique and spectacular views of the waterfalls, gorge, and scenery of the “Grand Canyon of the East.”

Silver Lake Brewing Project started as a conversation over beer in 2012. Three founders came together to start a microbrewery in Perry, New York to celebrate beer in a rural community.  As Perry was growing into a center of arts, culture, and business, the founders recognized that there was demand for a craft brewery. The brewery and taproom, located at 14 Borden Avenue, Perry, opened in March 2017. SLBP specializes in Belgian-style and classic American craft beer. The taproom sells pints, flights, growlers, crowlers, snacks, and merchandise.

The annual 2018 Agri-Business of the Year award was previously given to the Perry Veterinary Clinic at the Pride of Agriculture Dinner on March 3, 2018.

The Wyoming County Chamber & Tourism is the leading membership organization for local and regional growth, advocacy, and connection for Wyoming County’s business community. The Chamber & Tourism’s mission is to serve the members and community; promote and grow the area’s economic and tourism assets; and work collaboratively to create an environment that leads to the success and economic prosperity of Wyoming County. The key programs and services of the organization are educational seminars; leadership development; business assistance and guidance; cost-saving opportunities; advocacy; recognition, networking, exposure and promotional opportunities. For more information or to become a member please call 585-786-0307 or visit the website at www.wycochamber.org


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Contact: Scott Gardner

Email: sgardner@wycochamber.org

Phone: 585-786-0307