Join us for an EPIC night on May 24th to celebrate our Extraordinary People Inspiring Community Awards! This year's event, which is presented by Fidelity Bank, will take place at the F. M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts and will recognize eight incredible individuals and five community celebrations. Doors will open at 5:00 PM, with the program beginning promptly at 5:30 PM.
With your registration, enjoy a $25 voucher for one of our "Dine Local" after-parties at a downtown restaurant!
The 2022 EPIC Awards will be honoring the following individuals:
Sponsored by Riggs Asset Management
Zubeen Saeed, President & CEO of Building Blocks Learning Center
This honor is presented to someone who has personified the highest level of professional excellence in her business or profession, has devoted time and energy to the community in a meaningful way, and, most especially, has generously assisted other women in attaining their full potential.
Innovator of the Year Award
John Phillips, Josh Balz, Aaron Bruch, Kris Jones & Mat Giordano, Co-owners of Parlor Beverage
This award is presented to an individual or individuals with demonstrated ability to drive innovation within our region.
Volunteer of the Year Award
Sponsored by Community Bank ,N.A.
Amber Loomis, Director of Development & Community Relations, Osterhout Free Library
The award for Volunteer of the Year honors an individual whose voluntary support of community-based and nonprofit organizations in the Greater Wilkes-Barre region not only allows these entities to better meet their mission but also attract and retain other volunteers.
DEI Champion Award
Sponsored by PNC
Dan Kimbrough, Owner of Park Multimedia
This award recognizes an individual who strives to prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion in their business or profession, has devoted time and energy to the DEI community in a meaningful way, has given back to the community, and, most especially, has generously assisted other minority groups in attaining their full potential.
2022 Community Celebration Awards
Sponsored by Geisinger
Children's Service Center of Wyoming Valley | Celebrating 160 years
American Institute of Architects of Northeastern Pennsylvania | Celebrating 100 years
King’s College | Celebrating 75 years
Luzerne County Transportation Authority | Celebrating 50 years
Cori's Place | Celebrating 20 years
Community Celebrations honor nonprofit organizations that are being recognized for a milestone anniversary in the Greater Wyoming Valley region. The nonprofits chosen for the Community Celebrations will be honored at the Chamber's EPIC Awards Ceremony.