PLAINVILLE – Businesses and community members in town will be recognized next month by the Plainville Chamber of Commerce at the 110th awards event.
“There are so many distinguished community leaders in Plainville that are deserving of this award, and to think that I was the person selected from such a prominent group to receive it made me feel very special and honored,” said Shirley Osle, assistant town manager.
Osle will receive the Community Leader award for more than 30 years of service to Plainville during the event on Tuesday, April 24, starting at 6 p.m., at Nuchie’s Restaurant in Bristol.
Farmington Bank will receive the Business of the Year award and U-Haul Moving and Storage of Pinnacle Rock will receive the Beautification Award. The storage business moved to the 15-acre property in 2016 on New Britain Avenue, formerly vacant for seven years.
“Those are certainly people and businesses and entities that work very hard,” said Kathy Pugliese, chairwoman of the Town Council.
She said the Chamber changed the categories this year including the new beautification award.
“They’re very interesting,” Pugliese said.
The Women in Business award will go to Jane Carney of Painting and Decorating Inc., in town.
Former councilor Quinn Wazorko Christopher will receive the Family in Business award after taking over as CEO of M&T Transmission on South Canal Street following the death of her husband Ted Christopher, a business owner and NASCAR driver who died in a plane crash last year.
Tabitha Wazorko Manafort will also take home the family business award for her TWM Development business.
The Rotary Club of Plainville will also receive recognition at the event for Non-Profit of the Year.
“The Plainville Chamber is honored to award these Plainville businesses and individuals who exemplify community service, stewardship and economic growth in Plainville,” said Jeff DiCosimo, Plainville Chamber Chair. “The Chamber is also proud to celebrate being a member of the Plainville Community for 110 years.”
More information can be found at http://www.plainvillechamber.com/event/110th-awards-dinner-annual-meeting/