The Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce recently held its 47th Annual Dinner, celebrating a year of success in business and community throughout the region. Highlights included the award presentations to the businesses and community organizations who distinguished themselves in 2017.

Canon Capital Management Group was awarded the 2017 Cornerstone Award for small business of the year. In 2017 Canon Capital celebrated 30 years of providing integrated business services: Accounting and CPA services, Payroll services, Wealth Management, and IT and Computer Solutions. In those 30 years Canon Capital has grown to prepare tax returns for clients in 28 states and five countries and has over $180 million in assets under management. They believe in giving back to the community as a company and individuals is essential, with their employees volunteering with non-profits, coaching youth sports, coordinating and supporting missions’ trips and serving various community development initiatives.

A&T Chevrolet-Subaru received the 2017 Pillar Award for large business of the year. A family business dedicated to community, A&T Chevrolet-Subaru supports the efforts of first responders, non-profits, youth sports and the arts. Through Subaru’s Share the Love program alone they have raised a total of $26,000 for Keystone Opportunity Center. A&T Chevrolet-Subaru believes that their support of these community efforts is only possible due to their valued relationship with their customers.

The criteria for the Cornerstone and Pillar awards is that the winner must be a leader in its field, an active member of Indian Valley Chamber of Commerce, a contributor to the economic growth of the community, and demonstrate a significant commitment to the community through civic and volunteer activities.

Souderton Area High School (SAHS) was presented with the Charles H. Allebach, Jr. Community Service Award for their ongoing support of the Indian Valley Chamber and its business community and specifically for being the first school in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to be recognized by Special Olympics as a National Banner Unified Champion School. To become a Unified Champion School, SAHS met the three-prong criteria necessary to gain national recognition: to offer Unified programs (Souderton’s sports programs won championships in both bocce and track and field at the state and county levels), provide youth leadership, and have “whole school engagement.”