Since 1960, as part of the Canandaigua Chamber’s commitment to recognizing talent in the community, the Mr. Mrs. Ms. Canandaigua Award has honored an individual who has demonstrated service to the community and its citizens over and above what can normally be expected of one person and has done this with little or no compensation. Their contributions to Canandaigua are varied and through their efforts, our community is better. Each year’s recipient is selected by a confidential committee of previous recipients, community members, and members of the Chamber’s board.

The Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce has announced that their 2019 Mr. Canandaigua Award will go to Richard McGavern! The traditional silver bowl will be presented to McGavern at the Chamber’s 109th Annual Dinner and Membership Meeting on Friday, February 1, 2019 at Finger Lakes Community College. 

This is the first time that the Chamber has announced the award before the Annual Dinner event. “It’s such a celebratory moment, and we want to make sure that everyone who wants to be there in support of the recipient won’t miss it,” says Elisha Everson, manager of communications and events at the Chamber.

All are welcome to attend to enjoy dinner, cocktails, the highly anticipated 2019 Mr. Canandaigua Award presentation, power networking, complimentary valet parking, large silent auction, year in review and a look at what’s ahead for the Chamber.

Date: Friday, February 1, 2019

Location: Finger Lakes Community College

Time: 6:00 p.m. cocktails, 7:15 p.m. dinner & program

Cost: $70 per person. Buy before January 12th and save $10/person

RSVP: You must register by January 18th or until sold out. Open seating (Gold and Platinum Sponsors enjoy premium reserved seating).

Make your reservation with Elisha Everson, 585.394.4400, ext. 203 or Cancellations after January 18th are invoiced. Business professional attire. For more information visit




Thank you to our event sponsors

as of Jan. 4th 

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