Chamber honors members at holiday event

Tom Haynes, Haynes Group; Mark and Bill DaSilva, BAD SONS Beer Co.; and Rob Lesko, The DiMatteo Group/chamber board chairman.

More than 170 Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce members and guests gathered at Oronoque Country Club earlier this month for the organization’s holiday breakfast and awards celebration.

The annual event is held to celebrate the achievements of chamber members

Gary and Fran Scarpa of Center Stage Theatre with Bill Purcell of the Greater Valley Chamber.

Silver Hammer Award winners were Bad Sons Beer Co., BTX Global Logistics, Connecticut Basement Systems and CPV Towantic Energy Center. This year’s Milestone Awards were presented to Shady Knoll Health Center, Wesley Village and New Haven Symphony Orchestra. These institutions marked 25, 50 and 125 years of continuous operation, respectively, in 2018.
The chamber’s Innovation Award was presented to EAO Corp., a global leader in human/machine interface products.
The chamber also recognized Center Stage Theatre’s Fran and Gary Scarpa, who announced only weeks ago that they were retiring.

David Lawlor, Wesley Village/United Methodist Homes, and Rob Lesko, The DiMatteo Group/chamber board chairman.
Ross Bacarella of BTX and Rob Lesko, The DiMatteo Group/chamber board chairman.
Kevin Foley, Cushman & Wakefield of Connecticut; Deborah Torrey, Shady Knoll Health Center; and Rob Lesko, The DiMatteo Group/chamber board chairman.