Laurel Touby, Others Win Manhattan Chamber of Commerce Awards


The Manhattan Chamber of Commerce honored this morning with the award for Small Business of the Year for 2007. The awards breakfast took place at the Con Edison Conference Center at 14th and Irving, and was sponsored by OPEN for American Express.

Michelle Thompson-Dolberry, the director of advocacy marketing for OPEN from American Express, presented the award to Laurel Touby.

Other recipients included:

Stark Carpet, Mid-Size Business of the Year, Boston Properties, Large Business of the Year, Telsey Advisory Group, Women-Owned Business of the Year, Palladium Equity Partners, Minority-Owned Business of the Year, and Four Seasons Hotel NY, Foreign-Based Business of the Year.

Retailer of the Year was presented to Sherry-Lehman, and the Restaurant of the Year award was given to David Burke & Donatella.

A Lifetime Achievement Award was given to James Lebenthal, and Philippe de Montebello was honored with the Cultural Achievement Award.

—Tracy Bratten