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Legislator Hardwick recognizes Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas 2018 award recipients


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Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick issued proclamations congratulating the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas’ 2018 award recipients for their contributions to the community. This year, Jeanette Harmon was awarded Citizen of the Year and Key Bank received the Business of the Year award.

Jeanette, a lifelong resident of the City of Tonawanda, has served on many community boards and received numerous awards and honors. She was named Amherst Business and Professional Women’s Association ‘Woman of the Year’ in 1991 and received the YWCA of the Tonawandas ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award in 1999. Additionally, Jeanette served as Vice President at William G. Harting Plumbing and Heating and was Executive Secretary and Administrative Assistant to several mayors throughout the City of Tonawanda, as well as Legislative Aide to Erie County Legislator Michele Iannello. She is a current member of the board of directors of the Community Science Resources Committee and City of Tonawanda Housing Authority. She also serves on the Board of Managers of the Ken-Ton YMCA and is a member of the Tonawanda Main Street Historical Preservation and Design Committee.

“Jeanette’s longstanding service and commitment to improving the City of Tonawanda is worthy of this recognition,” said Legislator Hardwick. “We appreciate everything she has done to better the community and congratulate her on receiving this well-deserved honor.”

KeyBank, the chamber’s Business of the Year recipient, has served the Tonawandas for 25 years.

“KeyBank supports various charitable causes, organizations and events throughout the Tonawandas and is a proud sponsor of the chamber of commerce,” said Legislator Hardwick. “As a community, we are grateful for their continued support and commitment to our region’s economic growth.”