The Chamber of Commerce Board is seeking nominations for Snow and Seager Awards to be presented during the annual event

The Yates County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner returns to the local social calendar June 2 with an upscale barbecue in the pavilion at Climbing Bines Hop Farm and Brewery overlooking Seneca Lake south of Dresden.

Chamber of Commerce CEO Jessica Bacher says plans for the evening are coming together, with a full bar and wine in addition to the popular brewery’s craft beers. Dinner will be a barbecue catered by the Keuka Restaurant and will feature brisket, pork, and chicken.

The evening will include the traditional silent auction and a wine pull featuring selections donated by area wineries, followed by dinner, awards, and dancing.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m.

The Climbing Bines pavilion is an event space that can accomodate large groups in a comfortable, upscale, rustic setting. Located next door to the Climbing Bines brewery with views of the hop farm and Seneca Lake, the pavilion has become a popular spot for wedding receptions, reunions, and other gatherings.

The Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its awards program that will occur during the evening’s activities. The Chamber will present the Snow and Seager Awards during the event, which is sponsored by Lyons National Bank.

The Snow Award is given annually to an organization or individual in Yates County that demonstrates tremendous community spirit. The award was established years ago as a tribute to Norman Snow Jr. who served as a Chamber Director and Chair of the Chamber’s Tourism Committee at the time of his death. Norm exemplified community spirit in his service to the Chamber and in his day-to-day contributions to the community and his family business.

The Seager Award is given annually to an individual who demonstrates great community pride. The award is named in honor of Emily Seager, who was a Chamber staffer and ultimately held the position of Executive Director. Emily adopted Penn Yan as her home and in all of her activities, church, chamber and family, she demonstrated a level of pride not often found.

Please contact Jessica Bacher at the Chamber with your nomination, 315-536-3111 or jessica@yatesny.com. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, May 11.

Bacher says the Chamber’s annual report will also be presented at the dinner.

To reserve seats at the dinner, RSVP at 315-536-3111 by May 18.