• Vote Now for the 2019 Award Nominees

    The Chamber of Southern Saratoga County is pleased to announce this year’s Award nominations.  We are proud to recognize these members and individuals who have endured, inspired and innovated with their many contributions to the quality of life with Southern Saratoga County.

  • Endurance Award Nominees

    These members have been nominated for exhibiting the dedication to excellence necessary to achieve long term success as well as tenacity and perseverance. The nominees are members in good standing with the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County and have been in operation for more than five years.   And the nominees are…

    The Quest for Grace Foundation | Member since 2012

    Quest for Grace provides clothing and essentials for children in foster care throughout the Capital District. The Foundation operates solely on donations and goodwill. “Every Child is a gift” is their motto and they seek to make a positive difference in the lives of foster children.

    West End Bagels | Member since 2013

    West End Bagels has just celebrated 5 years in business and has established themselves as a cornerstone small business in Clifton Park. Chris and Donna work tirelessly to produce excellent breakfast and lunch service 7 days a week, and also give back to their community by donating product to help the hungry.

    The Saratoga County Fair | Member since 2011

    The Fair has been in existence for nearly 180 years. They have been through many Presidents, Wars, natural disasters, etc. They are also a significant impact on the local economy with all events hosted here during the year.

    Mother Teresa Academy | Member since 2005

    I nominate Joyce Maddalone, Founder of Mother Teresa Academy. In 2006, when Catholic schools found themselves closing, she brought to our community a school which through many trials, thrives today due to her dedication to her mission of providing a place for children to learn, grow and develop all the while fighting a serious chronic illness

    Inspiration Award Nominees

    These nominated members have been in business for at least three years, are a source of inspiration and exhibit a culture of excellence in small business ownership. And the nominees are…

    Veterans & Community Housing Coalition | Member since 2018

    Provides housing and support services to homeless Veterans. Transitional Housing or permanent housing is provided to Veterans and families in our housing facilities. Temporary financial assistance is provided to Veterans living in our community. Guardian House is the only program in New York State for female Veterans.

    Hedley & Co., PLLC Certified Public Accountants | Member since 2016

    Hedley & Co is a well established local business that inspires passion for their community. Employee Belinda Kucharski is an inspiration to others as she works tirelessly to help others through her work with CAPTAIN Community Human Services and through her own philanthropy. Kevin and Dave are extremely supportive of her work.

    Brand-News-Team | Member since 2017

    Roger Rosenbaum is a leader in visual communication, branding & journalistic storytelling. Roger Rosenbaum is a statewide leader as an FAA-certification to fly drones. He has won 2 awards & followed federal law to protect clients & maximize visibility. He was the first pilot to legally fly over the NYS Capitol and has federal permission to fly at night within 5 miles of Albany, 

    Entrepreneurial Success Nominees

    These small business members have exhibited a talent and passion that has resulted in outstanding success. Their characteristics include innovation, risk-taking and exceptional creativity in business.  And the nominees are…

    Iron Roost | Member since 2014

    Wow!!! Talk about success. This business has set and continues to set the bar in the restaurant business. They source most of their food supply right here locally.

    Priority One Payroll | Member since 2009

    Jeannine Dubiac began her now thriving payroll company in her home a little over 10 years ago. Now located in Malta, the staff of 6 at the Priority One Payroll office helps provide quick, accurate information and education and is an amazing group of people to have working for your company! They are known connectors and truly care about the success of each of the businesses that they touch. Whether helping a new business just starting out, or servicing a large company looking for accuracy and dependability, the team at Priority One Payroll remains steadfast and committed to offering an innovative, reliable approach to managing local payroll solutions. 

    Clark’s Steakhouse | Member since 2014

    Jason Young is a throwback to the old days of entrepreneurs. Gritty, determined, never letting up, and never satisfied. After returning from duty in the United States Air Force, he opened Clark’s Steakhouse in Schuylerville, achieving success in such a short period of time he purchased the Schuyler Yacht Basin, moving Clark’s onto the premises. It’s been the perfect marriage, and both businesses have thrived, so he added Olde Saratoga Wine and Spirits. Jason continues to impress, and continues to make an impact on his home village as a Trustee and dedicated citizen.

    Strong Community Award Nominees

    These members actively contribute to the strength and wellness of our community, are involved in our local community on a regular basis while supporting and engaging with local businesses and organizations.  And the nominees are…

    Saratoga National Bank | Member since 2013

    Saratoga National Bank is truly a community bank in every sense of the word. They are true partners with their customers and are dedicated to the region's growth. Giving back to the community is an important part of the company culture which makes them stand out among other banks.

    Orangetheory Fitness Clifton Park | Member since 2017

    Orange Theory epitomizes the Strong Community Award both literally and figuratively. Management, staff, and members participate in the Chamber Angels appeal, hold events that donate to over a half dozen charities (AHA, Amer. Cancer Soc., Special Olympics, Chamber Angels) and promoted over 10 local businesses through on-site promotions.

    Hudson Crossing Park | Member since 2016

    Hudson Crossing Park has grown into a regional destination adding to the quality of life in the Schuylerville / Greenwich area for over 15 years. A proven track record for educational and recreational events together with exceptional facilities draws literally thousands of visitors to the community.

    Town of Clifton Park | Member since 1992

    Under the strong and sure leadership of Town Supervisor Phil Barrett and a capable Town Board, The Town of Clifton Park has become not only the largest town in Saratoga County but the most affluent in the region. Clifton Park has developed into a multifaceted community where mall shoppers, corporate parks, canal travelers, farmers, historians, open space lovers and suburban residents all have a home. Clifton Park’s balanced approach to growth has meant a strong tax base, ample shopping and services, and quality of life second to none in the Region.  

    Stewarts | Member since 1979

    Need we say more?  A family and employee-owned company, known for its active role in the community, employer of hundreds in our county, with the best milk and ice cream around. The Stewart’s Holiday Match program raised over $2 million for local children’s organizations in 2018, and some $28 million since 1986. If you live anywhere in this part of the state, you are never far from a Stewarts!

    Ballston Spa National Bank | Member since 1989

    BSNB, led by CEO/President Chris Dowd, has helped serve the community in a tremendous way in 2018. BSNB participated in "Giving Tuesday" November program with over a dozen not for profit organizations receiving monetary donations. Also, The community volunteering of Malta Community Center, Clifton Park Senior Dinner.

    Southern Saratoga YMCA | Member since 1988

    The Southern Saratoga YMCA celebrated 25 years of serving the Southern Saratoga County community. Each year they collect over 300 jackets to support Coats for CAPTAIN, they lead food drives to support Shenendehowa's Bountiful Backpack program and supported Cap COM’s food drive to help government employees during the shutdown. Each year they support the Southern Saratoga Chamber Angels, & local Veterans.

    Saratoga County Historical Society at Brookside Museum | Member since 2013

    SCHS/BM is a longstanding education resource, research room, and leader in exhibitions in the county. SCHS partners with schools, businesses and other non-profits to engage members of our community with exhibitions, a genealogy library, and field trips like Sheep to Shawl, now in its 40th year. They provide free genealogy and historical research.

    Innovation Award Nominees

    These members in good standing have demonstrated how innovation will improve the business climate and/or quality of life in our region. These nominees have either communicated or provided training for a new idea, method or device and have facilitated change in the Tech Valley region.  And the nominees are…

    West Mountain Ski Resort | Member since 2014

    West Mountain continues to update and renovate the mountain to make it better every year. In the off-season, West will be offering aerial adventure tours, scenic chairlift tours, obstacle races, a 10K Bicycle Run and 5K Runs. 

    Death Wish Coffee | Member since 2014

    Death Wish Coffee is a truly innovative company that has brought global attention to our area with Super Bowl ads, sponsorship of New York Comic Con and NASCAR, and sending their coffee to the international space station to fuel the crew of NASA Expedition 56. Their philanthropy also knows no bounds.

    Superior Co-op HVAC | Member since 2016

    Gerald Davis, founder of Superior Coop HVAC has taken energy efficiency to a new level. With unmatched passion and excitement for innovations in technology, Gerald and his team educate and work with residents and business owners in our local area to help find unique ways to convert existing heating and cooling solutions for greater efficiency, to lower their carbon footprint, and also to save on energy bills.  


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