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Madison Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner Set for June 10


MADISON, NJ - The Madison Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Awards Dinner on Tuesday, June 10, 6 at the Wyndham/Hamilton Park Hotel & Conference Center, 175 Park Ave., Florham Park.

The evening  will run from 6 to 10:30 p.m. and will include a buffet-style dinner, cash bar, door prizes and an awards ceremony to be held in the Ambassador Ballroom. Weather permitting, the cocktail hour will be held in the courtyard garden.

Awards to be given will include the Jack Morris Memorial Scholarship Award, various Business Improvement Awards, Community Service Awards, the Historic Business Award and the Extra-Mile Award.  

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The Jack Morris Memorial Scholarship award was designed for graduating student(s) who plan to continue their higher education in the field of commerce. Recipients were chosen based on their personal achievement, letters of reference and academic performance. The winners are John D'Addario, Abigail Raymaker and Frank Iannarone, Jr.

The business improvement awards will honor the Downtown Development Commission for Best Signage, K9 Resorts Daycare & Luxury Hotel, 22 Prospect St. for Best Renovation, The Rocking Horse, 10 Waverly Pl. and Starting Line Sports, 40 Main St. for Best ReLaunch.  The Appreciation award will honor The Taste of Madison Committee and Doodlebugz, 55 Main St. 

The Community Service award will honor Madison's Christmas Committee and the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award will honor Dr. Allison Adams of Adams Dental, One Kings Road. 

The Historic Business Award will recognize the Madison Car Wash & Detail Center, 267 Main St.; Madison Auto Body, 14 Kings Rd.; Madison PhotoPlus, 40 Main St.; Romanelli's Pizza & Italian Eatery, 42 Lincoln Place.

To help celebrate the 125th anniversary of Madison, the Chamber is recognizing families that have been in business in Madison for at least 50 years through to 2014. So far, the Chamber has identified almost 22 families. 
At the Awards Dinner the roll call of the 50-year families will be read and brief history the families’ businesses will be shared with the attendees.
“The 50-year families are a foundation of our business community and continue to make Madison a great place to work and live,” said Carmine Toto, Jr. of C. Toto & Sons, Inc., 74 Keep St.  “The Chamber as a group thinks that Madison’s 125th anniversary is the fitting time to give these Madison families a little recognition,” said Toto, a past president of the Chamber. 

This year will also honor those individuals who are chosen by the community to receive the Extra Mile Award.  The Extra-Mile Award rewards Madison employees and business owners who provide outstanding customer service.  

“These individuals are recognized for that extra-special friendly and knowledgeable service, which truly makes a difference in the customer’s shopping experience”,  said Chamber Executive Director, Karen Meyer, also a co-owner of Sprouts Consignment, 250 Main St.

“These businesses and individuals are being honored for their dedication and support of Madison businesses and the community as a whole.” said Ken Toumey, president of the Madison Chamber of Commerce. “This fun event allows us to say Thank you and give recognition to those who make a difference."

This event is open to the public. Tickets are available at $50 per person and can be purchased by cash or check.  Checks can be made payable to The Madison Chamber of Commerce and sent to P.O. Box 152, Madison, NJ 07940. RSVP by June 6.

Contact Karen Meyer at the Chamber office at 973-377-7830 or by email at for more information.

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