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Darien Chamber Toasts Businesses With Annual Awards At Holiday Cheer Event

The Darien Chamber of Commerce held its annual Holiday Cheer and attendees included  (left to right) Gwynne Campbell, Corrie Belardinelli, Erica Jensen, Kate Roland, Mark Rosenbloom, Susan Cator and Rick Tymon.
The Darien Chamber of Commerce held its annual Holiday Cheer and attendees included (left to right) Gwynne Campbell, Corrie Belardinelli, Erica Jensen, Kate Roland, Mark Rosenbloom, Susan Cator and Rick Tymon. Photo Credit: Contributed

DARIEN, Conn. -- The Darien Chamber of Commerce gave out awards at its annual Holiday Cheer event.

The annual event is a special night where the Chamber celebrates not only its volunteers of the year but also, employees of local businesses who are recognized by their employers.

This year the DCC Awards Committee selected: Mark Rosenbloom, DCC Chairman of the Board of Directors (AVP, First County Bank) as Volunteer of the Year andWinePort of Darien (accepted by Tim Smith, Manager) as Business of the Year for the annual Wine Tasting and Auction Benefit involvement.

The “Employee of the Year” award was created last year to commemorate Stephen Zangrillo, founder of the Darien Sport Shop, who built his business on excellent customer service, loyalty, and trust. Chamber members are invited to nominate employees who represent these qualities and are devoted to the mission of the business they serve.

This year's recipients are Kate Roland, manager of Everything is Rosey, and Rick Tymon, a driver for At Home in Darien.

Erica Jensen and Corrie Belardinelli-Helen Ainson Boutique received an Award of Appreciation for their years of volunteering on the SideWalk Sales Committee. Sylvan Learning Center and Gwynne Campbell received an Award of Appreciation for the 30 years of commitment to the education of Darien’s youth.

The Darien Chamber of Commerce is sponsored by Elite Sponsor Darien Rowayton Bank throughout the year.

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