Edison Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Top Local Businesses at Annual Awards Reception
Award recipient Jaime Weiss of Colonial Village Associates honored for leadership expertise
"This evening is a great moment with the business community of Edison. Each honoree was chosen because of their commitment to going above and beyond in everything they do," said Coyle.
Award winners included:
• Entrepreneur of the Year: Jaime Weiss of Colonial Village Associates
• Restaurant of the Year: Loucas Sofocli of LouCas Italian Seafood Restaurant
• Citizen of the Year: Brian "Coach Cal" Calantoni of Edison Boys Baseball
• Young Entrepreneur of the Year: Chris Higgins of Limitless Entertainment LLC
Weiss Realty Co. Inc President Jaime Weiss's leadership of the Weiss Realty Co. Inc has earned the company a sterling reputation for expertise, integrity, and business excellence. As a real estate professional, Weiss has worked with a plethora of prominent companies and organizations including Sony, North Fork Bank, Hartz Mountain Industries, and The Mack Company, etc.
As manager of the Colonial Village Associates, Weiss has also worked with Restaurant of the Year recipient, Loucas Sofocli of LouCas Italian Seafood Restaurant. The marriage between Colonial Village Associates and LouCas began in 1992, after Sofocli signed on to open a restaurant in the Colonial Village Associates Plaza, convinced by Weiss of its prime location and value. Both honorees have enjoyed tremendous business success working together and look forward to doing so in the future.
Citizen of the Year, Brian "Coach Cal" Calantoni, expressed his philosophy in managing the Edison Boys Baseball League as well as the Edison Jets Athletic Association, explaining what his players learn from the league and can use on and off the field.
"The most important lessons are teamwork, dedication, respect, loyalty, pride, the thrill of victory and, even more importantly, the agony of defeat," said Calantoni. "I promise to continue to work with the youth of our township because I know they are worth it and it works. I am living proof."
The Edison Chamber of Commerce would like to extend their most grateful thanks to all those that helped organize and execute the event, including their staff, volunteer Julianna Taverney for all her help in registration, their Board of Directors, and the staff at the Pines Manor.
For more information, please visit: https://www.edisonchamber.com
Joe Coyle, President