HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The Boys and Girls Club of Hackensack/Lodi held their annual Staff and Member Awards Night on February 25. The club honored members who have been involved in different aspects of the club like STEM club and athlete of the year.

The Chamber was the proud recipient of the Community Partner Award for all the work on the annual toy drive and other projects throughout the year. Lauren Zisa Samulka, executive director, was also given the National Award of Merit from the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.

“Although the Chamber’s main mission is to help the business community, the best part of my job is when we can bring that same business community together to do something,” said Zisa Samulka.

The club honored Alex Marcano of Lodi as their Youth of the Year. Marcano has been involved with the club for years, currently servings at the Keystone club president. He is the first high school sophomore to hold this leadership position.