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Announcing... the 2021 Gallery of Achievers Inductees

- Chad Greene

- Dr. Leon McDougle

- Dennis Murray, Jr.

- Clarence Seavers

Every May since 2001 the Chamber of Commerce has paused to recognize and honor some of Erie County’s most extraordinary sons and daughters. Individuals who have left their mark on the world. During those two decades one-hundred and thirty-one (131) persons from all walks of life – business executives, attorneys, artists, physicians, scientists, community volunteers, educators, journalists, athletes, engineers, government leaders, researchers, entertainers, philanthropists, military personnel and others – have been honored. Each one having a unique story as well as a corresponding set of accomplishments.

We held the 2021 Gallery Of Achievers Induction Ceremony at Kalahari Resorts on December 9, 2021 for its four newest members – Chad Greene, Dr. Leon McDougle, Dennis Murray, Jr., and Clarence Seaver.

If you are unaware of this Chamber program, let me give you some background. The program is called the Gallery of Achievers and it was started in 2001. Its purpose is: to honor the contributions Erie Countians have made to society; to provide positive role models for current and future generations; and to promote our region by showcasing the contributions recipients have made to our area, region, state, nation and the world. It has become a popular Chamber program annually attracting approximately one-hundred and fifty (150) guests who attend to applaud the recipients’ ‘life’s work’ and take pride in his/her accomplishments.

It is a selective group, but if you know someone who might be deserving of this honor please take some time to secure a nomination form, complete the requested information and then return it to the Chamber’s Office.

Joe Hayberger accepted for inductee Chad Greene, his nephew
Joe Hayberger accepted for inductee Chad Greene, his nephew
Inductee Dr. Leon McDougle
Inductee Dr. Leon McDougle
Inductee Dennis Murray, Jr.
Inductee Dennis Murray, Jr.
Thom Seavers accepted for Clarence Seavers, his uncle
Thom Seavers accepted for Clarence Seavers, his uncle