2018 Community Service Award Recipients Announced

The Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce (GCCC) Foundation proudly announces the winners of the 14th Annual Community Service Awards. HFM Investment Advisors, LLC is the Presenting Sponsor of this event. The following recipients will be honored on Thursday, February 22nd at Auletto Caterers.


  • Business Person of the Year:  Daniel Sulpizio of Parke Bank
  • Small Business Person of the Year:  Shari Hulitt of SharpLink Staffing
  • Citizen of the Year:  Gregory Davis of Paulsboro Refining Company
  • Chamber Member of the Year:  Renee Garrison of Adams Technical Maintenance
  • Nonprofit Organization of the Year:  Kingsway Learning Center
  • Robert M. Bess Memorial Youth Scholarship: Natalia Berardelli from Delsea Regional High School and Thomas Copsetta from Washington Township High School

            Michael Pallozzi, Chair of the GCCC states, “It is amazing to see how many local business owners, employees, neighbors and local high school students, go above and beyond to give back to our community but are not ever recognized. I think the Community Service Awards are a necessity to ensure that these people who are selflessly giving of themselves, either monetary or through in-kind services, are acknowledged publicly for their philanthropic efforts.”  Winners of the 14th Annual Community Service Awards are chosen from an extensive list of nominees.  These individuals and organizations have made exceptional differences in the communities where they live and work throughout South Jersey.

           The Robert M. Bess Memorial Youth Scholarship recognizes Gloucester County high school senior students who have shown tremendous commitment to their academics and their community. These students will receive a $1000 scholarship as they choose to continue at any higher education institution that is a member of the Gloucester County Chamber of Commerce. This year, both scholarship recipients are planning to attend Rowan College at Gloucester County.

             Tickets and tables are still available for purchase online at CSA.gcccfoundation.com or by contacting the Chamber office at (856) 881-6560. The purchase of each ticket includes dinner, open wine, and networking opportunities. Tables are priced at $595 and seat eight attendees, with the savings of the price of one ticket. Sponsorship of this event is available, contact the chamber office for more sponsorship information.  All proceed of the 14th Annual Community Service Award benefit the GCCC Foundation.