GOACC’s L.O.U.I.E. Award, which stands for ‘Love of Olean United in Enterprise’ is bestowed upon an individual who symbolizes the enterprising spirit for the greater Olean community, qualities which were embodied in the life of Louis Marra.  The criteria for nomination is as follows: the nominee must be in, or have been in, a leadership capacity of a business, industry or organization; the nominee’s management or leadership style must foster a positive work environment, the nominee’s career and civic involvement must exemplify an admiration for the greater Olean area; the nominee may not be a sitting GOACC board officer or an elected public official who is currently holding office; and the nominee must be employed by a GOACC member business or organization.

1990 - Erick Laine
1991 - Patrick Carroll
1992 - James Kirkpatrick
1993 - Louis Magnano
1994 - Robert Potter
1995 - Nancy Walsh
1996 - Francis J. Mahar
1997 - The Honorable John J. Ash
1998 - Joseph Higgins
1999 - Terrance Grant
2000 - John M. Hart, Jr.
2001 - Carroll Anstaett
2002 - James Stitt
2003 - John Bartimole
2004 - Louis Proto
2005 - Jim Kelly, Pat McGee
2006 - James J. Snyder
2007 - Carol Mahoney
2008 - Sr. Margaret Carney 
2009 - Vic Vena
2010 - Barbara Chew
2011 - Tom Buffamante
2012 - Nicholas A. Dicerbo
2013 - Mel Duggan
2014 - Jim McAfee
2015 - Timothy J. Finan
2016 - Walt Reisner
2017 - Brian Snyder

GOACC’s Enterprising Business Award is presented to a business or a non-profit organization.  The criteria for nomination is as follows:  the nominee exemplifies the unique “hometown” charm of the greater Olean area in  manners of administration/operation, customer service, or display of inventory, the nominee must be a member of Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce; the nominee demonstrates a well-planned, thorough and serious approach to its development; the nominee subscribes to a consistent understanding of market factors.

1990 - Carpet Town
1991 - Poppy’s Video Music Books
1992 - Studio 4 East
1993 - Beef ‘n Barrel
1994 - Ried’s Food Barn
1995 - Worth W. Smith
1996 - Marra Family Businesses
1997 - The Paper Factory, Rick Bokman
1998 - Sports Locker, Pleasant Valley Greenhouses
1999 - John Ash Cleaners, Country Christmas Shoppe
2000 - Owl Homes Group, Caya’s Canopies & Rentals
2001 - Alcas, Duggan & Duggan General Contractors
2002 - Advanced Monolythic Ceramics, Databranch
2003 - West Penn Hardwoods, Park Centre Development
2004 - Community Bank, Trans Am Ambulance
2005 - Dresser-Rand, Sprague's Maple Farms
2006 - Mazza Sheet Metal, Besecker & Coss
2007 - ReHabilitation Center, Jamestown Comm College
2008 - St. Bonaventure University
2009 - Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro
2010 - Napoli Pizza of Olean, Olean General Hospital
2011 - Napoleon Engineering Services, Paul Brown Motors
2012 - Cecchi Family Businesses, Universal Primary Care
2013 - OSM Corporation
2014 - Olean Class Cars
2015 - Olean Area Federal Credit Union
2016 - A Jason Clemons Salon, Premo Limousine Service of Western New York
2017 - Good Times of Olean 
2017 - M J Painting Contractor Corp.

 

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