Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner Meeting

Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner Meeting

Chamber of Commerce announces Small Business of the Year and Distinguished Citizen Award recipients to be presented at annual meeting on November 12, 2013
Allan M. Kluger of Hourigan, Kluger and will receive the Distinguished Citizen Award and Harrold’s Pharmacy will receive the Small Business of the Year Award at the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Dinner Meeting on November 12, 2011. The keynote speaker for the event, which is being presented by Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs, is Top Fuel Dragster Champion and local businessman Joe Amato.

The Chamber’s Distinguished Citizen Award (sponsored by Luzerne Bank) is given to individuals who have achieved the highest level of professional excellence and who, at the same time, have given their best for the betterment of the Greater Wilkes-Barre area. “The Board and Staff of Luzerne Bank are very proud to continue sponsorship of the Distinguished Citizen Award. This award represents recognition of special persons that have made our lives a little brighter and our area better, and Allan Kluger has most certainly done that.  He gives of his time and talent to countless organizations in our community, and has made a difference to so many people that call our region home,” said Robert Snyder, Special Advisor to the CEO of Luzerne Bank.

The Chamber will also be presenting the Small Business of the Year Award
(sponsored by PNC Bank) at the dinner to Harrold’s Pharmacy.  Commenting on the award, Chamber of Commerce Board Member David Payne of PNC Capital Markets, states, “Harrold’s has been a family-owned business for 65 years. Bruce Lefkowitz and the staff of Harrold’s go above and beyond for their patients and customers. From the large scale renovation work they have done to turn a vacant building into a vibrant new facility, to the signature smart cars that make the home deliveries the Pharmacy is noted for, Harrold’s has that combination of professional excellence and commitment to community that we look for in this award."

Reservations for the event, which will be held at Genetti’s in Downtown Wilkes-Barre from 5:30 pm through 8:30 pm, are $85 for Chamber members and their guests and $100 for non-members. Corporate Sponsors also include Sundance Vacations, M&T Bank, Sordoni Construction, Wells Fargo, Independent Graphics and WBRE/WYOU TV/PAHOMEPAGE.
Reservations are required.  To make a reservation, call 823-2101, ext.149 or email
The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber is a membership organization representing 1,000 area businesses.  For more information, visit

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