Camillus Chamber honors citizen, business person of the year

Don Laxton, right, is presented with the 'Citizen of the Year' award by George Mango at Gilfillan's West Hill Catering Club April 27. Laxton, a past Chamber President, is involved in Camillus Rotary, Radio Amateurs of Greater Syracuse and American Legion Knifetown Post #1540. He is also this year's Camillus Memorial Day Parade Committee Chairman. Pictured below, Don Hulchanski presents Jim Connell with the 'Businessperson of the Year' award. Connell is the founder of Connell Financial Services on West Genesee Street. "He is very integral to the community. He knows the community, and he loves it," said GCCC secretary Kathy Kitt. "These two really set an example for what it means to be a good citizen," she added.

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