"When someone comes to me that is in need of help for an organization in the community," said Theresa Rogers owner of Horseneck Wine and Liquors. "I live here, I work here and my answer is yes."
Eight local heroes were honored at the annual Greenwich Chamber of Commerce awards luncheon at the Milbrook Club in Greenwich on Thursday.
The Greenwich Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business organization, fostering nearly 4,000 of the town's businesses. Organizers say they've hosted the awards luncheon for over 20 years.
Last year's winners presented awards to this year's honorees, ranging from members of various non-profits, business, clubs, the Greenwich Hospital, and fire and police departments.
"I myself have a great deal of security in knowing that we have a first rate hospital right here in the town of Greenwich," said first selectman Peter Tesei.
"Greenwich Hospital is still offering patients some of the finest healthcare available anywhere," said President and CEO of Greenwich Hospital Frank Corvino. "Our affiliation with the Yale-New Haven Health System has strengthened our position so that we can provide expanded expertise and more specialty services than ever."
The town's chief of police says he's grateful department has been able to work effectively with fire officials and EMS crews.
"This last year has been one of those times where we had to work very hard to make great successes in keeping you safe."
President of Friends of Autistic People, says the non-profit is continuing to raise funds for a learning community farm for autistic adults.
"Children who have autism become adults with autism and autism does not stop when school ends," said Brita Darany von Regensburg.