The Greater Pascack Valley Chamber of Commerce “Citizen of the Year Award” recognition spotlights individuals and organizations who have given back to our community and help make the Pascack Valley a better place to live and work.
The Chamber’s honorees this year are the Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative of Hackensack and Keith and Libby Durie of Hillsdale. Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI) is a nonprofit, licensed ambulatory healthcare center located in Hackensack, which provides free primary care to low-income, working Bergen County residents who don’t have insurance. Keith and Libby Durie are residents of Hillsdale who have demonstrated a long-time commitment to serving others within their town and broader region. They will be honored during the Chamber’s “Citizen of the Year” (COTY) Award Dinner at Seasons Catering in Washington Township on Tuesday evening October 18th. A portion of the proceeds of the event will be donated to charities chosen by the honorees.
The evening commences with a Networking Social Hour sponsored by long-time Chamber member Kearny Bank. The cocktail hour is an opportunity for like-minded businesses and individuals to share insights on charitable endeavors with each other. The evening will then continue with a three-course dinner with speeches in between. Complimentary beer, wine, champagne, and other non-alcoholic drinks will be provided during the Networking Social Hour and throughout the dinner.
Ticket Cost: $75 Chamber Members, $85 Community/Non-Members
Tickets can be purchased by contacting Robin Malley at 201-666-0777 or RiverVale@FriedbergProperties.com.
About the GPVCOC
The Greater Pascack Valley Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving their community, specifically in the greater Pascack Valley. The GPVCOC functions as a regional entity, covering the following ten towns: Emerson, Hillsdale, Montvale, Old Tappan, Oradell, Park Ridge, River Vale, Washington Township, Westwood, and Woodcliff Lake.
According to the GPVCOC, the group works in tandem with local Chamber of Commerce organizations and sponsors many events such as the Pascack Valley “Citizen of the Year” dinner, job fairs, collegiate scholarships, business expos, and donations and philanthropic events for community groups. The mission of the organization can be summarized as “Supporting and promoting the business and community interests of the greater Pascack Valley.” For more information about the Chamber including its activities, the benefits of membership, and how to join, visit www.PascackChamber.org