HISTORICAL SOCIETY HONORED BY GREENDALE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Greendale Historical Society Receives 2013 Business Member of the Year Award
The Greendale Historical Society has been named the recipient of the 2013 Greendale Chamber of Commerce Business Member of the Year award. The award will be presented at the Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet on February 12, 2013 at Joey Gerard’s Greendale.
The Historical Society is an active presence in Greendale. The group also sponsors the Halloween Walk in the Woods, participates in Village Days events, Dickens Night, Open Market Days, and conducts guided walking tours of the historic Village. The Society is leading the effort to adapt the Historic Greendale Grounds Building and Hose Tower in the Village center for re-use as a community gathering space. The Society has raised over $200,000 for the project. The next phase of construction will begin early in 2013.
The Society championed the process that resulted in Greendale being listed as a National Historic Landmark. The prestigious designation was approved by the National Park Service and awarded by the U.S. Department of the Interior in October. The official award presentation will be part of the kickoff for the 75th Anniversary celebration May 1, 2013.
"The Greendale Historical Society is very proud to be named the Greendale Chamber of Commerce Business Member of the Year," said Ted Mainella, Society president. "This honor by our fellow Chamber members recognizes the work of our 300 members during this past year. Our goal as members of the Greendale business community is to play an active role in promoting and supporting Village businesses. The renovation of the Hose Tower as a Community Center will be a way to encourage people to visit Greendale and its local businesses. We look forward to the successful completion of the Hose Tower project in 2013 and to our continued cooperation with our Chamber members."