2019 L.O.U.I.E., Enterprising Business, Presidential award winners named

Three businesses and one individual are receiving the highest recognition bestowed by Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Chamber is pleased to announce the winners of its L.O.U.I.E. and Enterprising Business awards, as well as our 2019 Presidential Award.

Brian O’Connell Jr., with The Brian O'Connell Jr. Law Firm, PLLC is receiving this 2019 L.O.U.I.E. Award. The L.O.U.I.E. is given to an individual who symbolizes the enterprising spirit for the greater Olean community, qualities which were embodied in the life of Louis Marra.  Last year’s recipient was Jack Whipple of Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro.

Both Henry H. Hill and Angee’s Restaurant are this year’s winners of the Enterprising Business Award. The honor is presented to a business or a non-profit organization which exemplifies the unique “hometown” charm of the greater Olean area in manners of administration/operation, customer service, or display of inventory. Fox Financial and Granger Family Businesses were last year’s recipients.

Taking home the Presidential Award is the Olean Family YMCA. The award is given to a business, organization or individual that are iconic and integral to the fabric of the business community in the greater Olean area.  Recipients are selected by the Chamber’s Board of Directors. Last year’s recipient was Red’s and Trudy’s.

“Brian O’Connell Jr., Henry H. Hill and Angee’s Restaurant, and Olean Family YMCA epitomize the best of the greater Olean area’s business community,” said Meme Krahe Yanetsko, the Chamber’s COO. “While we received many strong nominations for our awards this year, these recipients truly stood out as deserving. They all set the bar high.”

Full profiles of winners will be released in the coming weeks.

This year’s winners will be honored at the Chamber’s 114th Annual Dinner on Nov. 7 at Good Times of Olean’s Events Center.  For more information on the dinner or to purchase tickets, contact the Chamber at 716-372-4433.





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