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July 20, 2016

Operation Oswego County Presents Award to Atom and Falecia Avery

Atom and Falecia Avery, 2016 Dee Heckethorn Entrepreneur Award RecipientsAt its annual meeting in June, Operation Oswego County (OOC) presented its 2016 Dee Heckethorn Entrepreneur Award to Atom and Falecia Avery in recognition and appreciation of exceptional entrepreneurial spirit, creativity, and dedication to fostering economic, community and tourism growth in Oswego County through diverse real estate development activities; for transforming the former historic Knights of Columbus building in the City of Oswego into the Beacon Hotel, a 14 room boutique style hotel; for redeveloping the former Black Walnut Inn in the Town of Scriba into the All Seasons Inn; for partnering in the conversion of the former Loretto Health and Rehabilitation Center into The Gardens by Morningstar, a 106 bed assisted living complex in the City of Oswego; for operating, since 1999, Avery Rental Properties providing housing for students, families and business professionals; for being the recipient of the U.S. SBA's Small Business Excellence Award in 2014 for the Beacon Hotel; for being outstanding supporters of community events and programs such as Habitat for Humanity, Oswego Harborfest, Oswego Youth Hockey and the Oswego YMCA Skate Park; and for serving on the Board of Directors of Oswego County Federal Credit Union and Oswego Health. Pictured are, from left, Barbara Bateman, OOC board president, Atom and Falecia Avery, owners of the Beacon Hotel, and L. Michael Treadwell, OOC executive director.


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