Riverhead Chamber unveils its ‘2011 People of the Year’

CHAMBER COURTESY PHOTO | Front row, from left: Bob Kern, Janine Nebons, Matthew Mulvaney, Ashlyn Whyard, Michael Kujawski, Kim Moreno and Amanda Gallo, Gail Kar and Matt Kar. Back row, from left: Dennis McDermott, Lt. Col. Peter McCarthy, Jacob Phillips, Francis Basile, Patrick Kruszon-Oeffner, James McEntee, Brian Weinhardt, Ron Goerler, Steve Bate.

The Riverhead Chamber of Commerce announced its annual People of the Year winners Monday, with The Riverhead Project owner Dennis McDermott topping the list as “Person of the Year.”

The organization will host a celebration for this year’s winners on Friday, Dec. 9 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at The SeaStar Ballroom at The Hyatt Hotel on East Main Street.

The following is the complete list of winners for this year:

Dennis McDermott of The Riverhead Project as 2011 Person of The Year

Matt and Gail Kar of Jamesport Country Kitchen, Jamesport Manor Inn, and Christopher Michael Catering as 2011 Businesspersons of The Year

Long Island Wine Council will receive 2011 Agritourism Award

Riverhead Business Improvement District will receive 2011 Gold Key Award

Riverhead High School NJROTC will receive 2011 Spirit of Riverhead Award

Vincent Golembeski, 50+ year volunteer member of Riverhead Fire Department will be honored with 2011 Lifetime Service Award

Robert Kern, member of the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors will be recognized as its 2011 Director of the Year

Tickets for the awards celebration are $60 per person or $100 per couple.  Tickets and further information can be obtained by calling Mary Hughes at 631-727-7600 or emailing [email protected].