Attleboro City Councilor Richard Conti and Attleboro volunteers Heather and Eddie Porreca were awarded and recognized for their contributions to their community at the United Regional Chamber of Commerce's 95th Person of the Year ceremony Thursday night.
The trio were presented with awards by Chamber President Jack Lank during a ceremony held at the Lake View Pavilion in Foxborough for their efforts in revitalizing the Attleboro Farmers Market.
The Chamber's Business of the Year award went to an Attleboro company, E.A. Dion Company. The company is a full-service jewelry manufacturing company started in Attleboro 43 years ago by Edward Dion. The business is run by his three sons Ted, Dennis and Roland.
In addition to providing employment to more than 90 employees and many local suppliers throughout the area, the Dion brothers are very active and are huge supporters of the community, according to Lank. They each hold leadership roles in the Boy Scouts of America, the Attleboro YMCA, Sturdy Hospital, Bristol County Savings Bank, the United Way and many others.