Organization – Islettes’ Elite

  The Islettes’ Elite Majorettes is a faith based dance twirl team, celebrating 30 years of excellence in artistic sport performance.  Members age 2 years and up learn Christian sportsmanship, [Read More...]

Lifetime Service – Joanne Kud

A native of the Western New York area, Joanne and her husband, Tim, moved to Grand Island 39 years ago. They have two sons, Derek and Kevin.  As her children attended elementary, middle school and [Read More...]

Educator of the Year – Maggie Kennedy

Magdalene (Maggie) Miller Kennedy began her career as an English teacher at Grand Island High School in September 1972.  She graduated from Canisius College in 1972 with a degree in English Education [Read More...]

Environmental Steward – LDC Construction

L.D.C. Construction Co., Inc. was stared on February 15, 1973. It is family owned and operated by7 the Lyle Dinsmore family. It originally operated out to the family home on Whitehaven Rd. In 1981 [Read More...]

Community Leadership – Fahim Mojawalla

Fahim Mojawalla was born in Mumbai, India and moved with his family to New York City when he was three years old.  He went to school in Long Island and graduated from the State University of New York [Read More...]

Business Development – Corey McGowan

Born on St. Patrick's Day 1989 to John and Patricia, Corey McGowan has lived his entire life on Grand Island. A graduate of Huth Road Elementary, Veronica E. Connor Middle, Grand Island High School [Read More...]

Business of the Year – Mallwitz Island Lanes

The Mallwitz family got their start in the bowling business in 1971, when Art’s parents, Bill and Theo purchased Schiller Park Lanes on Genesee Street in Buffalo. When Island Lanes became available in [Read More...]

Looking for 2016-2017 Youth Ambassadors

The Youth Ambassador program exists to promote interaction and goodwill between the business community and students, and to bring them to an awareness of the economic development of Grand Island.  The [Read More...]

Citizen of the Year Winners Are….

We are proud to announce the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce 50th Annual Citizen of the Year Awards recipients!  The awards ceremony and dinner will be held on April 28, 2016 at the Byblos Niagara [Read More...]

Citizen of the Year Gold Sponsor

The Grand Island Chamber of Commerce is celebrating our 50th Annual Citizen of the Year Awards dinner. This event honors Islanders who have made this town a better place to live, work and play. We are [Read More...]