August 28, 2012 (Kingston New York) …The Ulster County Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Ulster County Development Corporation have announced the recipients of their 8th Annual Business Recognition Awards. The awards recognize Ulster County entrepreneurs and businesses that are leaders in their sectors, have achieved outstanding results, or shown dedication and commitment to furthering business and the quality of life in Ulster County and in the Hudson Valley Region.
The 2012 Ulster County Business Recognition Award recipients are:
Entrepreneur of the Year                  ROBERT TONNER
                                                            TONNER DOLL COMPANY
Business of the Year                          OPTIMUM WINDOW MANUFCTURING CORP.
Small Business of the Year                SCHNEIDER’S JEWELERS
Building Project of the Year              DIAMOND MILLS HOTEL & TAVERN
Adaptive Re-Use Building                  BROOKS AND BROOKS LAND SURVEYORS
Project of the Year                            
Tourism Business of the Year            ROCKING HORSE RANCH RESORT
Heart of Ulster County Award          ROBERT J. RYAN, JR.
The awards will be presented at the Annual Business Recognition Awards Dinner on
October 18, 2012 at Wiltwyck Golf Club.
To reserve a place at this very special event contact 845-338-8840 or online at  Seating is limited.
The Chamber is a not-for-profit membership corporation that provides services and advocacy on behalf of its membership and the community at large to advance the economic health and vitality of Ulster County. With a membership of 1,200 businesses, the Chamber is the largest business-advocacy organization in Ulster County.
Additional information about the Chamber can be found at  The Chamber may also be contacted at 845-338-5100 or
UCDC is a private, non-profit organization that acts as a catalyst for creating wealth, improving the quality of life and fostering economic opportunity for Ulster County and its citizens.  Every year UCDC helps hundreds of companies with start-up, relocation, or expansion by providing access to a range of services from site selection, financing incentives and benefits, revolving loan fund programs, workforce programs, and business support resources.  UCDC is also a lead agency in advancing the Ulster Tomorrow economic development plan.
Additional information on how UCDC programs are working with Ulster County’s communities and businesses can be accessed via  UCDC may also be contacted at 845-338-8840 or