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Submitted by Brynn Primavera, Programs & Events

Over 450 people flooded the Hyatt Regency last Thursday evening to honor eleven of the region’s finest businesses at the 25th Annual Excellence Awards celebration.  As guests enjoyed the breathtaking view across the Delaware, winners shared their stories of hard work, success and ingenuity. QVC accepted the Chamber’s inaugural Visionary Award, a new award created in celebration of the event’s Silver Anniversary.  This new award honors a small business that has grown to national recognition, but continues to support the regional small business community.  The winners included new members and familiar faces including former YPN President, and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Steve Grandizio who attributed 40% of all his business to referrals he’s received through his involvement with the Chamber.  The evening was filled with great networking, inspirational stories…and the highlight of the night… dessert served by Retailer of the Year Capogiro Gelato Artisans!

Click here to see photos of the event!