Webster Chamber of Commerce recently honored 15 of its long-term business members for their success and longevity.
Webster Chamber annually celebrates major anniversaries of member businesses and organizations, starting with 25 years in business and continuing in five-year increments. The honors this year went to businesses ages 30-185 years.
“We celebrate with business leaders who have met the challenges of growing and succeeding in their entrepreneurial efforts,” said Barry Howard, Webster Chamber president and CEO. “In today’s economic climate, we hear of businesses, large and small, that reorganize, downsize or simply go out of business. Once again, Webster Chamber of Commerce is pleased to recognize their member businesses and organizations for their success and longevity.”
Each honoree was presented with a wall plaque commemorating their years in business. A brief review of each business and organization was read during the presentation.
“My family moved our business to Webster because of the sense of community,” said Greg Chambery, of The Maplewood, which as been in business for 70 years. “Webster Chamber businesses have supported and helped us since we arrived, and we are grateful to them and to the community for our success and longevity.”
This year’s honored businesses were Independent Planning Group, 30 years; Bees and Bugs Be-Gone, 35 years; CDS Monarch and Webster Wine and Spirits, 40 years; DTN Security, Passero Associates and Bay View Family YMCA, 45 years; Burkwit Law Firm and Chamberlain Septic and Services, 55 years; Webster Kiwanis Club, 60 years; Anthony Funeral Chapels, 65 years; The Maplewood, 70 years; Kuhn and Pedulla Agency, 80 years; Boulter Industrial Contractors, 125 years; and United Methodist Church of Webster, 185 years.
“With a lot of work, some good decisions, great managers, great staff and valued customers, 40 years later the store is still here and as strong as ever,” said John Gonzalez, co-founder of Webster Wine and Spirits.
For information, visit websterchamber.com.