The Cold Spring Chamber of Commerce honored local businesses and organizations at its annual dinner on Wednesday, April 25, at Dutchess Manor on Route 9D. The Garrison Institute was named Nonprofit of the Year.
Katie Liberman, Managing Director of the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, serves as the Chamber of Commerce president, and she presented the award for Nonprofit of the Year to Marc Weiss, our Executive Director.
“We’re thrilled to honor the Garrison Institute this year,” said Liberman. “Since its founding in 2003, the Institute has brought so many inspiring teachers and thought leaders to our community. The Institute continues to serve as a place of reflection and retreat for thousands of people from all over the world and works to cultivate personal and social transformation.”
“We’re so pleased to be recognized and honored by members of the Cold Spring business community,” Weiss said. “We encourage all of you to visit even if it’s just for a cup of tea. We’re all connected, and being a part of the Cold Spring community is important to everyone who works at the Institute.”
Other award recipients included Jennifer Zwarich, who won the James Lovell award for her contributions to beautifying Main Street and her work with the Cold Spring Film Society, and the owners of Scanga Woodworking, who won the Sustainable Business Award.