For Immediate Release
September 6, 2017
SWEETWATER CEO ARUNAS CHESONIS WILL SERVE AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT 49TH ANNIVERSARY LUNCHEON AND RECOGNTION AWARDS ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017
Outstanding community leaders and AVANGRID/RG&E will be recognized at Ibero’s Anniversary Luncheon and Recognition Awards on Thursday, October 12th at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center. This annual event highlights the significant roles that individuals and businesses play in strengthening the Rochester community while supporting Ibero’s mission.
This year’s awardees are:
• Vendor of the Year: AVANGRID/RG&E
• Friend of the Year: Augustin and Linda Melendez
• Community Service: James Norman, CEO, Action for a Better Community
• Alicia Torres Award: Hector Aguinzoni
• Lo Mejor de lo Nuestro: Mercedes Vazquez Simmons, Founder, Pretty Girl Promotions
(The Best of Us)
“The accomplishments we are seeing among the individuals and families we serve are due in part to the partnerships we have with others in the community and the extraordinary volunteers who help us fulfill our mission,” says Ibero President and CEO Hilda Rosario Escher. “This extensive collaboration is leading to improved academic results among youth, greater family stability, and a high quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities.”
Sweetwater CEO Arunas Chesonis is scheduled to serve as the keynote speaker. Chesonis, who is the former CEO of PAETEC, will talk about the importance of Leadership and Collaboration.
Seats for the luncheon can be purchased at http://iaal.org/donate/how-to-donate/ or by calling 256-8900.
For all media inquiries, please contact Ibero’s Director of Development and Communications via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ibero is a dual-language human services agency that builds stronger families and greater self-sufficiency among people of all ethnic backgrounds. Established in 1968, Ibero prepares children for school, provides academic and social support to youth, and works with parents to strengthen their family unit and individuals with developmental disabilities.
Our Early Childhood Center serves as a national model because of its award-winning program that includes a parent engagement rate of 95 percent. Ibero continues to be recognized for its results-driven work with both children and parents; within five months, Ibero received five awards that include: Moving Families toward Self-Sufficiency, Facilitating Parent Volunteerism, and Enrolling Individuals in GED Programs. Ibero will celebrate its 50 year anniversary in 2018!