Awards Banquet

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Congratulations to the 2022 Montville Township Chamber of Commerce Award Recipients!

The Montville Township Chamber of Commerce is proud to recognize the following individuals, businesses and organizations at our annual Awards Banquet on Thursday, March 23, 2023 at the Lake Valhalla Club, Vista Rd, Montville. 

Citizen of the Year: Ken Hanzl

Business of the Year: Seven Scoops & Sips

Organization of the Year: Montville Township PBA Local 140 

Public Safety Awards: Officer Robert Manieri

Public Service Award: James Marinello

Good Neighbor Award: Woodstack Pizza Kitchen

Gold Service Award: Ed Watters

Silver Service Award: Dick Vreeland


Banquet Details

When: Thursday, March 23, 2023, 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Where: Lake Valhalla Club, Vista Rd, Montville

Cost: $90 per person.  Includes Cocktail Hour, Dinner & Dessert

Advanced Reservations are required.  Please contact the Chamber office at for questions, or send payment to:  Montville Township Chamber of Commerce, 195 Changebridge Rd, Montville, NJ 07045.  Payments must be received by March 7, 2023.  Please include any seating requests or dietary restrictions.


Awards Categories and Criteria

CITIZEN OF THE YEARRecognition of an outstanding, well-rounded citizen who lives or works in Montville and has demonstrated exemplary service by way of volunteerism and community involvement. 

BUSINESS/BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEARRecognition of a business or business person who has operated a respected business in Montville for at least five (5) years. The business should be recognized for outstanding practices, products and/or services. Involvement in the community by way of contributions to local programs, events and other service to the township and township organizations beyond business practices will be consider a plus. 

ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR: Recognition of an organization that has consistently performed services within the township for at least five (5) years, and has achieved or carried out one or more outstanding events or projects during the previous year. 

PUBLIC SAFETY AWARDRecognition of any public safety officials, including Police, Fire and First Aid, who have a minimum of five (5) years of service to the township and have been involved in and contributed to an act (or acts) of exemplary service while providing for the safety of the community and its citizens. 

PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD: Recognition of any public employee of the Township or the Board of Education with at least five (5) years of service, who has made significant contributions to the township or school system above and beyond the activities and responsibilities of their present job. 

GOOD NEIGHBOR AWARDRecognition of a business, property owner, or organization which, through property improvements or the implementation of a plan, has enhanced the beauty of Montville Township. This can be for a property's aesthetic enhancement or for the thoughtful conservation of the Township's natural resources, resulting in a positive contribution to the overall life in Montville Township. 

SILVER SERVICE AWARDRecognition of a private citizen or public servant who has served at least 25 years in Montville Township in multiple volunteer organizations and/or on Township boards or committees. This person has demonstrated a long-time dedication and devotion to the community.