Five WNY firms chosen for Galanis Awards

October 14, 2010 Updated Oct 14, 2010 at 7:51 AM EDT

By Business First of Buffalo

October 14, 2010 Updated Oct 14, 2010 at 7:51 AM EDT

Alfred University has announced the five winners of its 11th annual Galanis Awards for Excellence in Family Business.

This year's winners are:

• Calamar, a Wheatfield real-estate development and contracting firm

• Finger Lakes Technologies Group, a Victor provider of voice, data and video services

• Irish Cos., a Buffalo supplier of industrial gases and welding supplies

• Manitoba Corp., a Lancaster metal recycler

• Schmitt's Audi Volkswagen, a Bowmansville vehicle dealership

The winners will be honored at a luncheon next Wednesday at the Adam's Mark Hotel in Buffalo.

Galanis Awards are presented to family-owned businesses that have demonstrated commitment to their employees and the local community; innovation and foresight; and growth and stability.

Nearly 60 family firms have received Galanis Awards since 2000.

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