February 28, 2019
The Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce has announced recipients of the
34th Annual Business and Community Awards.

The award for Business of the Year will be presented to TACS Auto Body Service. This award recognizes a business for the positive impact it has on the economic, cultural, civic, and humanitarian advancement of the community. The family owned businesses is in its 40th year of operation and recently completed a state of the art building project. The testimonials they receive from their customers, and their motto “Doin’ nice things for people… and the cars they drive...” are reasons they are held in esteem by the community. 
 
Gregg Biche will be presented the Citizen of the Year Award. The award recognizes an individual for the contributions they have made to the quality of life in the Bethlehem community. Mr. Biche serves on the board of advisors for YMCA Camp Chingachogook, has coached Tomboys softball league and volunteered for the Delaware Avenue Improvement District. In addition, he donated labor and materials to Eagle Elementary School to expand their playground. He has also sponsored the Tri-Village Little League, BC Hockey, BC Community Foundation, Best Buddies Friendship Walk, Play It Forward 518, Catholic Charities, BC School Supply Drive, IFOPA, Schenectady Ring of Hope, Lake George Association, BPW Cheer, The Cue Theatre, and First Night Bethlehem. 

McCarroll’s The Village Butcher will be presented the Lifetime Achievement Award. In business since 1921, McCarroll’s is a fixture in the community. The business has evolved over the years but customer and community service remain an important part of the business. McCarroll’s was founded by James A. McCarroll, Sr. James A. McCarroll Jr. joined the business after serving in the military. James III learned to cut meat at an early age while standing at a stool at the counter using a butter knife. The business now represents five generations. 

Brianna Price, a senior at Bethlehem High School, will receive the Youth Award . Brianna volunteers with Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Upstate Northeastern NY Chapter and has served as a panelist at their IBD education sem inar. She has served as a team captain for the Crohn’s and Colitis walk. She was also an Honored Hero at the Crohn’s and Colitis Gala. Briana is a member of National Honor Society, a YMCA Camp Chingacgook overnight camp counselor, Bethlehem Soccer Club Referee Coordinator and Referee, American Red Cross certified life guard, Bethlehem Varsity Girls Soccer Team Captain and second leading scorer on a team that made it to NYS Section II Finals. She was Suburban Council Honorable mention for Girls Soccer.

The awards will be presented at the Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce’s 34th Annual Awards Dinner on April 11 at Normanside. The dinner begins at 5:00pm.

Honorary Committee tickets are available for $250. Dinner tickets available for $75. Corporate tables are available for $800 and include signage and preferential seating. 

For additional information call the Bethlehem Chamber at 518-439-0512.
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