Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Awards Banquet, recognizing two individuals for their contributions to the Greater Mount Olive area, on Thursday, June 13.
Tom Schiano, co-owner of Mama’s & Café Baci in Hackettstown, has been chosen the Business Person of the Year. Joan Westpy, president of the Hackettstown Rotary, has been named Humanitarian of the Year. They will be honored at the annual event, which will be held at Audio Visual Dynamics in Budd Lake starting at 6:30 p.m.
Schiano and his family have been catering to the area’s need for Italian cuisine for nearly 50 years. Mama’s & Café Baci began as a small pizza place in the Hackettstown Mall, but has grown into a destination restaurant for any occasion. Voted the best Italian Restaurant in Warren County by NJ.com and known for adapting to food trends and dietary sensitivities, offering gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan menus, Mama’s & Café Baci offers its customers exactly what they want. Further, Schiano uses his role as caterer to give back to the community, as he and his family donates meals to volunteer groups and those in need, putting the “comfort” back in comfort food.
Westpy, owner of Westpy Marketing Services, Inc., has volunteered tirelessly to help better the Mount Olive and
Hackettstown areas. She is a longtime member, and now President, of the Hackettstown Rotary, which brings together professional leaders to provide humanitarian service and advance goodwill through local projects. She has also dedicated endless time and energy to the Hackettstown Medical Center and many other local non-profits. Westpy Marketing Services, Inc., specializes in providing promotional products and gift incentives to Public Broadcasting, non-profits, and small local businesses, as well and multi-national corporate clients as far as the Pacific Rim.
The Mount Olive Area Chamber of Commerce has members throughout Northwest New Jersey. To learn more about the Chamber, or ticket or sponsorship information for this event, go to www.mountolivechambernj.com.