PERU - The Champlain Valley Business and Professional Women's Club has named its honorees for Employer of the Year and Business Woman of the Year.
Eyecare for the Adirondacks and Theresa Guynup were given the recognition, respectively, during a ceremony at Cricket's Restaurant Oct. 26.
Eyecare for the Adirondacks - with offices in Plattsburgh, Lake Placid, Saranac Lake and Malone - was nominated by Betsy Morrow, Morrisonville, who is a business teacher at CV-Tec.
In her nomination, Morrow stated she has observed the growth of Eyecare for the Adirondacks facilities and staff "for years" and credited the business for promoting employees from within, several of which being Morrow's former students.
"They have always been very supportive of my student interns and have hired many of them," said Morrow. "They regularly cross-train their employees to learn all of the phases of the eye care industry."
Morrow further stated the team at Eyecare for the Adirondacks is regularly involved in the community, including Dr. Kjell Dahlen.
"Dr. Dahlen has been very involved with the Mayor's Cup sailing regatta as well as an auction for charity that the staff and patients do every fall," said Morrow.
Eyecare for the Adirondacks is a business Morrow believes will be here "for the long haul."
The number of providers has at least tripled since I have been placing students there," said Morrow. "With all of this growth, their employees have grown professionally with them ... I am not sure why Eyecare for the Adirondacks has not been recognized before, but they seem to be overdue."
Faye Martineau, administrator of Eye Care for the Adirondacks, accepted the award on behalf of the business, sharing she thought the timing was coincidental with a recent prediction she was given. "I was at lunch last Wednesday and happened to read my horoscope which stated that good things will happen in your business world today," she recalled. "When I get back from lunch, I had a phone call from Betsy Morrow informing me [Eye Care for the Adirondacks] had won this award."