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Honoring Meet in the Center Merchant's Association as recipient of the 2019 Organization of the Year Award by the Clarence Chamber o...

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Senate Resolution No. 275

BY: Senator RANZENHOFER

HONORING Meet in the Center Merchant's Association
upon the occasion of its designation as recipient of
the 2019 Organization of the Year Award by the
Clarence Chamber of Commerce on March 7, 2019

WHEREAS, The State of New York takes great pride in acknowledging
outstanding organizations which distinguish themselves in serving the
community and its residents, and which warrant special recognition; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to honor Meet in the
Center Merchant's Association upon the occasion of its designation as
recipient of the 2019 Organization of the Year Award by the Clarence
Chamber of Commerce, to be celebrated at its 47th Annual Awards Dinner
on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at Samuel's Grande Manor in Clarence, New
York; and

WHEREAS, Meet in the Center Merchant's Association is receiving this
prestigious award for its steadfast and unremitting commitment to its
beloved community of Clarence; and

WHEREAS, For many years, Meet in the Center Merchant's Association
has strived to promote local economic activity, increase visitors to the
area, and improve the aesthetic appeal of Clarence Center, while
preserving its historic character; this valuable organization is
comprised of a small group of merchants who diligently work to showcase
the quaint and welcoming atmosphere of this small Western New York
hamlet; and

WHEREAS, Meet in the Center Merchant's Association also provides
many events for the community to enjoy and for the promotion of
businesses; it also works to create opportunities for the business and
residential communities to come together to eat, shop, stroll, celebrate
and enjoy Clarence Center; and

WHEREAS, Some of Meet in the Center Merchant's Association's popular
events include: Bikes in Bloom, consisting of decorating and displaying
bikes in various themes during the summer months; Fall Fest which is a
community festival event featuring 30 business vendors and merchants,
live music, children's games, restaurant specials, food trucks, a
petting zoo, hayrides, basket raffles and more; Merchant Stroll which is
in participation with the Small Business Saturday shop local initiative;
Christmas in the Center offers a celebration for the community complete
with live music, caroling, free horse drawn sleigh rides, and holiday
cheer including a visit from Santa; and Beautifying the Center, where
members buy and maintain flowers at the "Four Corners" with seasonal
displays and hang street banners from poles promoting business, life and
leisure with their founding theme "Enjoying Clarence Center!"; and

WHEREAS, The hamlet of Clarence Center is rich in history as an
economic hub dating back to 1849, with several historic building
landmarks such as the Metz Store of 1849, and the Eshelman Building of
1872; today, the active business members of the Meet in the Center
Merchant's Association are The Perfect Gift, Clarence Center Child Care

& Preschool, Clarence Center Coffee Co., Bank of Akron, Gertie's
Restaurant, Yours Truly, Hen House II, The Pink Hair Salon, Mardee's
Diner, Del Monte Hair Systems, Peanut & Squeak Children's Clothing
Boutique, Allstate - Kris Oviatt Agency, and Cadence Music; and

WHEREAS, The success of Meet in the Center Merchant's Association is
in direct correlation to the efforts of its members, whose involvement
is, and always has been, characterized by an impressive commitment, an
unbridled enthusiasm, and an uncompromising standard of excellence in
all endeavors on behalf of the organization and the community it serves;
and

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when
individuals and organizations of such noble aims and accomplishments are
brought to our attention, they should be recognized and applauded by all
the citizens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
honor Meet in the Center Merchant's Association upon the occasion of its
designation as recipient of the 2019 Organization of the Year Award by
the Clarence Chamber of Commerce; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to Meet in the Center Merchant's Association.

actions

  • 16 / Jan / 2019
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 23 / Jan / 2019
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 23 / Jan / 2019
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

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Resolutions, Legislative

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