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West Orange Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner

The West Orange Chamber of Commerce proudly recognized outstanding members of the West Orange community at their 20th annual awards dinner on May 9th at The Wilshire Grand Hotel.

View some of the evening’s highlights below:

The Wilshire Grand Hotel in West Orange served as the perfect backdrop for a truly beautiful evening!


Essex County Chief of Staff Philip B. Alagia served as the night’s keynote speaker.


Ed Reagoso accepts the West Orange Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year award on behalf of The Wilshire Grand Hotel.


West Orange Fire Chief Anthony A. Vecchio joins his men who heroically saved a 17-year-old West Orange High School student from cardiac arrest- Captain George Hesse, Acting Captain Matthew Keenan, Firefighters Patrick McGovern, Craig Vanderhoof and Nicholas Manzella.


West Orange Chamber of Commerce Event Chair Susan McCartney and West Orange Police Chief James P. Abbott with the Police Officers of the Year – Officer Jeffery James and Detective Sebastian deLeon.


Standing ovations all around!

The Wilshire Grand Hotel

The Wilshire Grand Hotel Honored As Business of the Year!

The Wilshire Grand Hotel is among the honorees being celebrated at the West Orange Chamber of Commerce 20th Anniversary annual awards dinner on May 9th!

#HipNJ will be at The Wilshire Grand Hotel to honor exceptional community members from the business community, Fire Department, Police Department and Board of Education. Philip Alagia, chief of staff to Joe DiVincenzo, Essex County executive, will be the evening’s Keynote speaker.

The honorees include:

Business of the Year
The Wilshire Grand Hotel

Educator of the Year
Gerard Frank

Police Officer of the Year
Officer Jeffrey James
Officer Sebastian deLeon

Firefighter of the Year
Captain George Hesse
Firefighter Patrick McGovern
Firefighter Craig Vanderhoof
Acting Captain Matthew Keenan
Firefighter Nicholas Manzella

For more information, visit WestOrangeChamber.com.