She also spent the summer of 2016 working in the Richard and Ronay Menschel Memorial Library at the George Eastman Museum assisting with archival and cataloging work.
Rahal also serves as president of the IMRRC Governing Council. The awards and the honorees: The Community Spirit Award: Presented to a member of the Chamber (a business or an individual) that has demonstrated leadership and excellence in philanthropy.
The Community Spirit Award winner also encourages civic initiatives, facilitates humanitarianism, and positively impacts the community.
24 at the International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen. 5, 2016, and their daughter Stacy Bradley will present "Looking at the World Through a Windshield" as part of the IMRRC's monthly Center Conversations series. The highly anticipated talk will be live-streamed at or via the Center's website at
5, 2018 -- Brock Yates was racing's storyteller, but all the stories will be about him on Feb. A $5 donation for admission is requested to help defray costs.
--Tony Fraboni, of Community Bank, NA, received the Max Neal Award for consistent dedication to the Chamber.
--Bill Sitzman, longtime Chamber volunteer and patron, received the Ambassador of the Year Award.It takes a special person to do that job, and she was the best.We will miss her love for the sport and those within it," Rahal said. Navy (Ret.), led the initial campaign to raise funds to build the Racing Research Center, which opened in Watkins Glen in June 1999. Rogers served on the IMRRC's Governing Council starting in 2001, with a bylaws-required one-year absence in 2011. 5, 2018 -- The Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce will host its Winter Gala presented by Visions Federal Credit Union on Saturday, Jan. The evening, which will feature a Great Gatsby theme, includes champagne on arrival, hot and cold hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hour, a silent auction, a live auction, a Stock Your Cellar Wine Pull (and a chance to win a cash prize), a Casino Speakeasy, live music by the Rochester Rat Pack, dinner, and -- a signature feature -- the program honoring this year’s award winners. "We can tell stories about the good Brock Yates and about the bad-boy Brock Yates," Pamela Yates said. The Saturday talk, sponsored in part by the Watkins Glen Area Chamber of Commerce, will begin at 1 p.m. The talk also will be archived on the Center's You Tube channel.Left: Former Chamber chief Max Neal and Ken Wilson. “The Board of Trustees of the Watkins Glen Public Library is delighted to have Beth join us as Library Director," said Board President Judy Phillips.