Central Catskills Chamber honors top businesses and entrepreneurs


The Central Catskills Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Dinner on May 21 at Hanah Resort and bestowed honors on the top businesses this year. Here's a lineup of the winners:

Susan and Jim Kelly, proprietors of Susan’s Pleasant Pheasant Farm in Halcottsville, were honored with the Tourism Property of the Year. From left are: Carol O’Beirne, Chamber executive director; Susan and Jim, and Glen Pedersen of WIOX Radio in Roxbury, president of the chamber’s board of directors. — Photos by Dick Sanford

Mel Bellar, proprietor of Zone 4 Landscapes, was honored as the Business of the Year. From left are Chamber Executive Director Carol O’Beirne, Zone 4 employee Gus Torres, Mel Bellar and Chamber President Glen Pedersen.

Michael Cioffi, owner of the Phoenicia Diner (holding award), was honored as the Entrepreneur of the Year. At right is Phoenicia Diner Chef Mel Rosas. Carol O’Beirne and Glen Pedersen at pictured at left.

Rick Roberts, right, president of the board of the Catskill Mountain Club, was presented with a Legislative Proclamation by State Senator James Seward.