MAHOPAC, N.Y. - “We noticed,” said Thomas O’Leary of Mahopac during his introduction of William and Donna Pope as the 2017 Business Person of the Year honorees at The Greater Mahopac-Carmel Chamber of Commerce awards dinner held on Tuesday, Jan. 30, and Putnam County Golf Course in Mahopac. “We saw all of your efforts through the years and thank you.”

The Popes, who were both raised in Mahopac, but now live in LaGrangeville, own Spotless Cleaning Systems in Carmel and were recognized by the Chamber for their reputable business practices and positive impact on the community.

Susan Nunziata of Mahopac was awarded the 2017 Business Person Meritorious award from Grace Vinciguerra, also of Mahopac, who is a former president of the Chamber.

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“Unlike so many of us, Susan does not own a business.” Vinciguerra pointed out. “She has been as committed to the Chamber and the community because she wanted to make a difference.”

Nunziata is a senior customer service representative for the Mahopac branch of Tompkins Mahopac Bank. She joined the Chamber in 2002 while she worked at Sound Federal Savings Bank. In 2007, she left Sound Federal for Mahopac Bank and continued serving the chamber.

Stephen Apap of Brewster, who works for George Apap Painting of Patterson, was honored with the Emerging Professional Award for his continued support in decorating Mahopac Chamber Park for the Holiday season. For the past two years, he has donated the lights and labor of decorating the gazebo and tree before the Holiday in the Park festivities.