Chamber Award Winners

"2021" Genesee County Chamber Award Winners

The Genesee County Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 50th Annual Awards Ceremony & the 2021 Award Recipients. This year’s ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 12, 2022, at Batavia Downs Gaming, 8315 Park Rd., Batavia. This is the county’s premier event that honors businesses and individuals for their achievements in business, community service and volunteerism.

The evening begins at 5:00pm with hor d’oeuvres, entrée tables & cash bar. The Awards Program starts at 7:00pm.

Tickets are $50.00 per person or a table of 8 for $360.00 and are available for purchase at the Genesee County Chamber (8276 Park Rd, Batavia), or by calling 585-343-7440.


Valle Jewelers

For 70 years, Valle Jewelers has been a fixture in Downtown Batavia providing customers from all over Western New York with a high quality shopping experience. Family owned and operated for three generations, Valle Jeweler’s is a true staple of the local business community in Genesee County NY. They are incredibly active within the Batavia Improvement District and with their support of numerous non-profit agencies in the area. We are proud to honor them as our 2021 Business Of The Year.


Alleghany Farm Services

Since 1983, Alleghany Farm Services has been providing the agricultural community of Genesee County NY with the construction and farm drainage services they required. They have been continually expanding and although headquartered in Basom NY, they do business in six states beyond New York. The Klotzbach’s are active members in the agricultural community and constantly show their support of local farmers and local farming initiatives. We are proud to honor them as our 2021 Agricultural Business Of The Year.


Batavia Muckdogs Baseball

Professional baseball has been a staple of summer life in Batavia for over 80 years. In 2019, after a relatively successful season, the MLB decided to jettison 42 minor league teams, including Batavia. Enter Robbie Nichols, who in 2021 announced he had negotiated a lease with the City of Batavia to bring The Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League to Dwyer Stadium. Robbie and his wife Nellie, along with their son-in law Marc Witt, threw themselves into this community and actively promoted the new team and league to the people of Genesee County. After an incredibly successful first year and many new community events created, we are honored to present them as our 2021 Entrepreneurial Business Of The Year.


Jay Lazarony

Jay has dedicated his life to serving Genesee County, NY. In ’97 he joined the Genesee County Job Development Bureau, where in the time since he has become the GLOW Workforce Development Executive Director.

While his career achievements alone warrant recognition, what truly makes Jay an admirable person is his infectious enthusiasm as a mentor to local youth.

He has served as the president of The Genesee County Youth Bureau and co-founded the annual “GLOW Work With Your Hands” event held for local students at the County Fairgrounds since 2019.

Jay is not only an exemplary professional and volunteer, but embodies what is great about Genesee County. He is selfless and kind and motivates others to achieve more.

We are honored to present Jay Lazarony as our 2021 Geneseean of The Year.