As Businessperson of the Year, Stephens M. Mundy, president and chief executive officer of CVPH Medical Center, was introduced by this year's chamber chairperson John M. VanNatten.
"When he arrived in 2002, he took a perfectly good business and made it even better," VanNatten said.
Mundy, who thanked the chamber for all they have done for CVPH, seemed positive about the future of the hospital and its staff.
"The chamber has a hot list, and they put us right at the top," Mundy said. "If they hadn't done that, we wouldn't be having the discussions that we're having; we'd be having discussions that other places are having about layoffs. And, we're not having those."
ETS Employment Agency was chosen as the chamber's Small Business of the Year. The business, which has eight in-house employees, donates to various organizations and charities in the community, including the United Way, Clinton County Christmas Bureau, and Rotary Centennial Park. The employees of ETS also belong to clubs such as Rotary, Kiwanis, and the Adirondack Young Professionals.
Hope L. Coryer, president of ETS, brought two employees on stage with her to accept the award, thanking them for all they do, then highlighted her other employees in the audience.
"We have a depth of knowledge and history and great work ethic with my team," said Coryer. "And, I depend on them every single day."