By Jennifer Pauly
Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce President
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce will honor businesses and individuals at its annual Chamber Awards Gala, from 6-11 p.m. Friday, April 28, at The Conference & Event Center Niagara Falls.
The evening is one of the highlights of the year, held to celebrate the business community and the citizens who help contribute to its success.
Tickets are available through the Chamber of Commerce office (895 Center St., Lewiston) at $100 per person (valet parking included).
Ransomville Business of the Year:
O’Connor Family Greenhouses & Garden Center
The Niagara River Region Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce O’Connor Family Greenhouses & Garden Center as the recipient of the Ransomville Business of the Year Award. The Ransomville Business and Professional Association assists the chamber in providing a business nomination that has shown dedication and service to the Ransomville community.
O’Connor Family Greenhouses & Garden Center has brought beautiful flowers to the Niagara community and beyond since 1980. We are fortunate to have this family-owned and -operated business in our region.
In 1981, Tom and Wendy O’Connor yielded their first crop, and also had their first greenhouse built on the farmland that Tom grew up on at 2234 Lake Road in the Town of Porter. Tom has a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from Cornell. He and Wendy and their family have grown the business over the past 37 years to host 10 greenhouses on the property.
Each greenhouse is named after a Disney character and is equipped with heat and water to grow the plants. The hot air furnace system is climate-controlled with different temperatures set for whatever the greenhouses are growing.