Caz Chamber presents Award for Service to Borsellino

The Greater Cazenovia Area Chamber of Commerce presented former GCACC office manager Richard Borsellino with their Award for Service at the annual dinner meeting held Thursday Nov. 4 in the Morgan Room at Cazenovia College.

"Rich put in many, many hours above and beyond his time card," said Chamber Chairman Gene Gissin.

Gissin introduced (and roasted) Borsellino.

"Everything we've accomplished and every we messed up on were his fault," Gissin joked.

Borsellino took a few shots back in his acceptance speech.

"The three years that I spent at the Chamber were probably the best three years of the past three years," he said. In all seriousness, he continued, "I enjoyed every minute I spent working there."

Borsellino's family and friends attended the event as well as Chamber members.

The award is given to an individual who is "devoted to moving the Chamber forward to fulfill its mission and is dedicated to contributing their time and talents toward achieving Chamber goals," said Chamber officials.

"Borsellino, a familiar face of the Chamber, is the perfect honoree because of his unparalleled sense of humor, genuine wit and overall enthusiasm for our organization's prosperity," said nomination committee members.

The annual dinner also featured a presentation of local history by Barb Bartlett of Lorenzo, and a presentation by Gissin honoring the past 200 years of commerce in Cazenovia.

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