LAKE GEORGE — The Lake George Regional Chamber of Commerce & CVB recently honored two businesses and its office manager with STAR Awards this year.

Each year, the chamber honors organizations or individuals that help grow the tourism economy. STAR stands for “Supporting Tourism Around the Region.”

The Sagamore resort in Bolton Landing was given an award for its Glacier Ice Bar & Lounge, which pioneered the ice bar trend in the region. Sagamore General Manager Tom Guay accepted the award. The ice bar will return for the last two weekends of January.

The Lake George Steamboat Co. was awarded a STAR Award as it celebrates its bicentennial. Owner Bill Dow accepted the award.

Chamber Office Manager Christine Molella was surprised with a STAR Award at the 65th Anniversary Sapphire Gala in November at The Sagamore. This year marks 40 years since Molella first started working at the chamber — a summer job that grew into a career, according to a chamber news release.

The chamber also honored local veteran Denny Galloway with the special Sapphire Award to thank him for his work and dedication on behalf of the Lake George Rotary Club to improve the landscaping and the entrance to the Lake George region just off Northway Exit 21. Galloway is also one of the three charter members of the Lake George Veterans Memorial Group that had the memorial placed at that location.

All awards were given at the 65th Anniversary Sapphire Gala, which was attended by about 150 people.

Michael Consuelo, who retired from the executive director position in September, was also honored at the gala. State Sen. Elizabeth Little, R-Queensbury, presented him with a Senate proclamation that commemorated his work on tourism in the region during his career.

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