WBID To Honor Frantoni’s, ALBEA, Gibson’s, Dave’s

Frantoni Fashions for Men, a staple in Downtown Washington for nearly 40 years, will be honored as the WBID’s Outstanding Business at the organization’s annual Business Recognition Meeting on Thursday Feb. 8.

In addition to Frantoni Fashions for Men, three other businesses will be recognized for their efforts over the years in giving back to the community: Dave’s Friendly Service, Gibsons Fitness Center, and ALBEA.

The Recognition Reception which will be held at the Draught House on Rt. 31, Washington, is being presented by Hamburger Holdings, with support from Fliegauf’ Jewelers and Rossi Chevrolet, Buick, GMC.

Tony Strillacci, owner of Frantoni Fashions for Men, has continually offered outstanding service to the Northwest New Jersey community, as one of the only family-owned such businesses in the state. ALBEA has been a supporter of Washington area activities for years, in particular with their efforts in helping out the town’s Green Team on several projects, as well as a company-wide green initiative. Doug Jerman will accept the honor for the manufacturing company.

Kevin Hopkins and his partner at Gibson’s, Mike Politano, support numerous non-profit organizations throughout the year. Gibson’s has also been the top depository for items collected in the WBID’s Operation Jersey Cares troop program the past two years, and this past year celebrated its 40th anniversary (in photo, Politano on left, with Hopkins; photo courtesy of Cathy Miller) with a festival at its downtown location.

Dave’s Friendly Service, owned by Dave Read, has been collecting toys for needy children at Christmas time consistently for many years.

The Recognition Reception starts at 6 p.m. and runs til 8 p.m. Tickets are $35 in advance, $45 at the door. The evening also includes assorted appetizers and live music.  There will be a cash bar.

For ticket and reservation information about this event, visit www.washingtonbid.org or call 908-689-4800.

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