Canton chamber names Boyden Brook Body Works ‘member of year;’ E.J. Noble Guild also recognized
Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 5:41 pm

CANTON -- The Canton Chamber of Commerce honors the E.J. Noble Hospital Guild with its second annual Chamber Recognition Award, and Boyden Brook Body Works as the chamber Member of the Year at its annual dinner Feb. 10.

A silent auction will be held during the dinner, at St. Lawrence University’s Eben Holden. The evening starts with cocktails at 6 p.m., and proceeds to a buffet dinner at 7 and presentations at 7:30.

The Hospital Guild’s record of largesse is hard to surpass. With regular fundraisers like its Holly Berry Bazaar, golf tournament and many others, the guild manages to raise thousands every year to help meet the needs of the E.J. Noble Building and the medical community at large, with funds for equipment and supplies and for scholarships for nursing students at SUNY Canton. Since its inception in 1951, 60 years ago this year, the guild has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Boyden Brook Body Works and owners James and Pamela Rose have grown the business from a simple body shop on Meade Road at the start in 1985 to a business with a complete array of automotive services including towing now, provided by a staff of 10. Aside from their reputation for good work at the shop, they also have earned a well deserved reputation for good work in the community. Among their recent projects have been freshening up the costume for Canton Central School’s mascot, the Golden Bear, and freshening up the paint on the Zamboni used at the Canton Pavilion. Their dedication to the community extends to memberships in organizations like Kiwanis and the St. Lawrence County Snowmobile Club, and contributions to a number of sports organizations and civic organizations.

For the dinner, a cash bar and auction will be available on the main dining floor. The silent auction will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. If you would like to donate an item for the auction, call Kathy Flanagan at 386-8680 or the chamber office at 386-8255.

Cost of dinner is $35 per person. Reservations for dinner are required by Feb. 4; call 386-8255.