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Ticonderoga chamber presents awards

Sugar & Spice 2012 Business of the Year

Sugar & Spice Country Shoppe is the 2012 Ticonderoga Business of the Year. Owner Robin McGrath, center,  is joined by Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward and Matthew Courtright, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce executive director.

Sugar & Spice Country Shoppe is the 2012 Ticonderoga Business of the Year. Owner Robin McGrath, center, is joined by Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward and Matthew Courtright, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce executive director.

— Sugar & Spice Country Shoppe is the 2012 Ticonderoga Business of the Year.

Owner Robin McGrath was honored during the annual Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce volunteer appreciation dinner recently held at the Best Western Plus Ticonderoga Inn & Suites.

“The 2012 Business of the Year award goes to a business that is a wonderful supporter of not only the chamber, but of the community as a whole,” said Matthew Courtright, chamber

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The 2012 Chamber Volunteer of the Year is Allison Kaupelis, center. She’s joined by Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward and Matthew Courtright, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce executive director.

executive director. “They donate and participate consistently with monetary donations, time and talent to chamber events, community events, fund raisers and charities. They have also hosted events for the chamber.”

Susan Rathbun, a chamber vice president, presented the award.

“The recipient of this year’s award is consistently their when needed with continued dedication to the chamber and the community,” she said. “For your support of the community, the area and the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce we are pleased to present this award to Sugar & Spice Country Shoppe.”

The Business of the Year recipient will also receive a half-page. color ad in the Times of Ti.

Awards were also given to the Chamber Volunteer of the Year and the Community Volunteer of the Year.

The 2012 Chamber Volunteer of the Year is Allison Kaupelis.

“Chamber Volunteer of the Year is an individual that has been actively involved with the chamber, participates in and assists with functions and events, and shows spirit, enthusiasm and energy,” said Scarlette Merfeld, a chamber vice president. “The award recipient is always there when needed specifically for chamber events, projects, day-to-day needs, and never asks, wants or looks for recognition which is a sign of a true volunteer.

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The 2012 Community Volunteer of the Year is Bob Dedrick, center. He is joined by Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward and Matthew Courtright, Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce executive director.

“This person is often behind the scenes making sure things are running smoothly and is there for the chamber when needed,” Merfeld added. “For her dedication to the chamber and the growth of the area we are honored to present this award to Allison Kaupelis of the Best Western.”

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