Altadonna to receive Chamber honor

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Mark Altadonna

Saturday night, the Waterloo Chamber of Commerce will honor its latest Community Service Award recipient: Mark Altadonna.

Altadonna is well known in Monroe County for a variety of roles. He worked at State Bank of Waterloo for more than 20 years, retiring as its president at the end of 2013.

He has been heavily involved with the Waterloo Chamber of Commerce and Waterloo Rotary Club over the years, and has served and coordinated the Rotary Tree of Lights campaign.

Currently, he serves on the finance committee for Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Columbia and on Monroe County’s Board of Review.

Altadonna also volunteers to help senior citizens of the county prepare their tax returns.

Waterloo Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jenny Bullock said that because of Altadonna’s efforts and involvement, Waterloo is a better community.

“Mark is truly committed to Waterloo, and his character is outstanding,” Bullock said. “He is committed to ‘service above self.’”

Altadonna said it is an honor to be chosen for the award by the peers he has worked with for so many years.

“So many others are deserving of awards for the work they do advocating for local businesses and the community,” he said. “I accept the honor on their behalf.”

The chamber will present Altadonna with his award during its annual social, a “Black and White Ball,” this Saturday night at LM Bries, located inside Mystic Oak Golf Course.

Doors will open at 6 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. The evening will include an auction, a 50/50 raffle and a ticket drop game.

For more information, call 939-5300 or email chamber@htc.net.

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