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12/2/2012 Chamber News
Len Faulk to be Recognized at Chamber Annual Meeting

The first ever Pam Lydic Coalition Builders Award will be presented to Dr. Len Faulk during the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce 2012 Annual Meeting.  Dr. Faulk was a professor of political science at SUNY Fredonia for many years and currently serves on the Jamestown Board of Public Utilities, the Jamestown Strategic Planning and Partnership Commission, and the Jamestown Renaissance Corporation.  He developed the Center for Rural-Regional Governance at Fredonia and was instrumental in the development of the SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator.  He has worked throughout the County and region encouraging collaboration, regionalization and shared services.  In addition, he has worked with neighborhoods on revitalization efforts and coalition building in both the Dunkirk and Jamestown areas.  He has led efforts to collect data and pull together studies regarding the competitiveness of our region compared to others.

The award is being presented in memory of Pam Lydic, the first Executive Director of the Chautauqua County Chamber of Commerce. 

Of the award in memory of his late wife, Brian Lydic said, “Based on his track record of bringing groups and communities together around common goals, and continually hammering the drum of consolidating and sharing services, Len is a great selection for this award.  I am confident Pam would approve of this selection.”

In addition, the Annual meeting will include guest speaker Mary Hajdu, a local attorney, who will discuss Opportunities in the Marcellus/Utica Shale.  The Chamber will also announce the top three winners in our Facebook Photo Contest.

The Chamber Annual Meeting will be held Friday, December 7 at Shorewood Country Club in Dunkirk.  The lunch meeting will begin at 12:15pm and the cost is $18 for Chamber members and $21 for non-members, with registration open online and via phone.  Invitations were mailed and include a proxy vote form for Chamber members who are not able to attend.  The Chamber Annual Meeting is being sponsored by the OBSERVER, The Post-Journal, and WJTN/WWSE/WKSN/WHUG/WQFX. 

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