On March 19, the community came together and celebrated with the Southtowns Regional Chamber of Commerce to honor 14 high school students and multiple business for their influential contributions to our region. Of which, the winners in 4 categories were announced at the event.

Special guest host Chelsea Lovell, Daytime Buffalo / WIVB-News 4, announced all Southtowns honors and winners.

Nominees included: Dan Chiacchia – Injury Attorneys, Village Yoga, Joseph Wenzel, Sharen Trembath, Erie County Agricultural Society, FeedMore WNY, Butera’s Craft Beer & Craft Pizza, Southtowns Audio Video, West Herr

Community Impact (Business) WINNER –  Everhaunt, Angola NY
Community Involvement (Individual)  WINNER –Tricia Miller, Hamburg NY
Non-profit of the Year WINNER – WNY Foster Closet, WNY
Business of the Year WINNER – Pitch Hamburg. Hamburg NY
Teacher of the Year – Laura Errington, Frontier Middle School, Hamburg NY

High School Student Stars
– Students recognized based on their character and development:
Hamburg High School: Emma Kusmierz, Abigail Couzens, Reese Chudoba
Frontier High School: Isabella Deeb, Nathan Hohl, Isabel Prinzi
Big Picture Academy: Jonara Dean
Lackawanna High School: Johnathan Hendrix, Kyan Gray, Marcelo Garcia
Lake Shore High School: Reillly Green
Randolph Academy: Nathan Bardotz
St Francis High School: Tyler Matte, Jack Batchev

A huge congratulations to all honorees and the event was made possible by our sponsors: Southtown Audio Video, Weed Ross, Buffalo Boat Tours, Michelle Sperazz Studio, Barks N’ Meows, Picture Your Walls, Dan Chiacchia Injury Attorneys, Everhaunt, Trinity Episcopal Church, Town of Hamburg Youth, Recreation & Senior Services, Joe Gunning – Davis Financial, Jeff Leyonmark – Wolf Agency, St. Francis FBLA , Frontier  CSD.

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