Innovation Connected: Chamber Annual Dinner 2017

The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber held its annual dinner at Mohegan Sun Pocono – who was also the sponsor of this years dinner – on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. The dinner was held to celebrate an incredible year and honor companies and individuals around our area with an awards ceremony at the end of the night. The theme of this years dinner was “Innovation Connected.” The Chamber team took action through this theme to spread the word about Wilkes-Barre Connect and it’s five pillar programs that are at the core of Wilkes-Barre Connect. At the main entrance of the ballroom, there were five Connect tables – Intern, 101, Pitch, Spotlight, and Honor – set up where the guest of the dinner can learn more about each program.


There were eight awards given out during the awards ceremony part of the night. Those awards and winners are:

Large Business of the Year: Metz Culinary Management

Sponsored by Community Bank


Emerging Business of the Year: MCR Productions

Sponsored by PNC Bank


Charitable Organization of the Year: Candy’s Place

Sponsored by Sordoni Construction


Pride of Place Awards: Wilkes University, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, and Marriott Fairfield Inn and Suites Wilkes-Barre Scranton

Sponsored by Geisinger Health Plan and Geisinger Health System


Healthy Workplace Award: InterMetro Industries

Sponsored by Geisinger Health Plan and Geisinger Health Systems


Lifetime Achievement Award: Greg Collins

Sponsored by Tambur Family Foundation


The Times Leader featured an article about the night. If you would like to read more about each winner and the night click here.

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