Businesses across Montgomery County were recognized on Wednesday night for doing their part to ensure the county's economy remains strong.
Nine honorees were recognized by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Montgomery County at its annual Black and White Gala and Awards celebration.
"This year, the chamber celebrates its 105th anniversary, and I have to believe that those who have come before us, would be proud of where we are today," said Chamber CEO Pam Kelly.
The chamber and its members "rode through some tough economic times, both nationally and internally, but this evening is a testimonial to the continued strength and resilience of this business community," she said.
Recognized with the Chamber's Business of the Year award was the Valley Forge Tourism and Convention Board, and award presenter Gaetan Giannini of the Chamber's Executive Committee said the board is a key part of driving over $1 billion in annual economic impact from tourism to the county each year.
"This is an organization of people who truly care about prosperity in this community, and an organization that is truly well managed," Giannini said.
Mark Bowman, the Valley Forge board's CEO, thanked his staff for helping promote dozens of hotels, thousands of restaurants, and other unique attractions around the county.
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