The Chamber of Schenectady County will honor six businesses and two individuals this fall at its 26th annual Business Awards.
The event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia. Cost is $80 per person or $750 for a table of 10. Reservations can be made online at www.schenectadychamber.org.
The winners are:
• The Zen Asian Fusion Lounge, an Asian restaurant and nightclub across from Proctors in Schenectady, will be honored with the Rising Star Award, given to a business in operation for fewer than two years that has demonstrated commitment to the community and shows potential for long-term success.
• The Capital District YMCA will be honored with the Renaissance Award for 845 Commons, the new home of its men’s housing program in Schenectady. The award is given to an organization that has an outstanding appearance that has contributed to the revitalization of Schenectady County. The renovated building on Broadway, built in 1915, was in complete disrepair a few years ago.
• Richmor Aviation of Glenville will be honored with the Community Partner Award, given to an individual or organization that has shown significant commitment to partnering with other public or private entities to further the development of Schenectady County.
• Hodorowski Homes/J. Luke Construction, of Rotterdam will be awarded Enterprise of the Year, which recognizes a business with 100 employees or less distinguishing itself through achievements in growth and management.
• Quriky, a New York City-based invention company that opened a Schenectady location earlier this year, will be honored with the Tech Valley Innovation Award, given to a business that demonstrates extraordinary technical innovation.
• JT Pollard, of Re4orm Architecture in Schenectady, will be awarded Entrepreneur of the Year for his natural-born leadership skills and charismatic personality.
• Marshall & Sterling Insurance in Glenville will be awarded Corporation of the Year, recognizing a company with more than 100 employees that has distinguished itself through achievements in growth and management.
• Philip Morris, CEO of Proctors, will be awarded Executive of the Year, reserved for a natural-born leader and charismatic go-getter who represents a large corporation.